October 19, 2017

Saturday Open Thread: African American Women Bandleaders

GOOD MORNING, P.O.U.!

We conclude our series on African American Women Bandleaders with….

 

EVELYN BUNDY TAYLOR

Evelyn Bundy Taylor with her son, Charles Taylor. c. 1935 (Photo Paul de Barros/Blackpast.org)

Evelyn Bundy Taylor with her son, Charles Taylor. c. 1935 (Photo Paul de Barros/Blackpast.org)

Formed in 1926, the Evelyn Bundy Band was one of the earliest and most influential local jazz ensembles to contribute to the Seattle, Washington jazz scene.

Evelyn Bundy, who played piano, drums, saxophone, banjo, and occasionally sang, was born in Seattle into a musical family.  Encouraged by her father, Bundy took up piano and studied with Frank Waldron.  Bundy began performing professionally at the age of 13, with her mother accompanying her to most of her early performances.  At Garfield High School, Bundy formed the band the Garfield Ramblers with classmate and drummer Leonard Gayton.  In addition to Bundy and Gayton, the ensemble included brothers Wayne and Jimmy Adams on saxophones and trumpet, Creon Thomas on piano, drums, violin, and banjo, and occasionally Kenny Pernell on alto saxophone.  Attending gigs in a band member’s employer’s hearse, the Ramblers performed at high school and club dances and local black society events.  After Bundy graduated from high school the Garfield Ramblers changed their name to the Evelyn Bundy Band.

Without recordings of the Bundy band it is difficult to gather what, exactly, they sounded like.  Oral histories suggest, however, that the music was distinctly not of the Dixieland idiom. The two-beat Dixieland feel was replaced by a contemporary four-beat swing.  Seattle jazz of the period was not particularly bluesy, favoring intricate arrangements and strong melody, characteristics likely shared by the Evelyn Bundy Band. Bundy’s son, Charles Taylor, Jr., who later emerged as a significant band leader in his own right, remembers his mother’s music as stylistically comparable to that of Duke Ellington’s orchestra.  He also recalls Evelyn Bundy as a modern, two-handed pianist possessing a sophisticated touch.

Performing in local nightclubs, the Evelyn Bundy Band contributed to the foundation of what would become a thriving and authentic black jazz scene centered at Jackson Street and Twelfth Avenue.  And in the 1930s, with husband Charles Taylor, Bundy hosted regular social gatherings and late night jam sessions in her home.  While offering social and economic support to local black musicians, Bundy also entertained such recognized visiting musicians as Lionel Hampton and Erskine Hawkins.

Band members Jimmy and Wayne Adams continued to perform music well into the 1930s.  Jimmy Adams led his own band from 1931, once billed as the “trumpet king” at a local summer ball.  Ultimately, he would commit suicide.  Wayne Adams joined Earl Whaley’s band in 1934 and left Seattle.  After graduating from high school in 1927, Leonard Gayton began leading his own bands, though with limited success.  Evelyn Bundy stopped performing with regularity in 1937.

(SOURCE: Blackpast.org)

  • Miranda

    I’d never watch Maher’s racist ass but I like this clip of this lady calling Bernie Sanders what he is.
    https://twitter.com/cmclymer/status/908881885648048129

    • jds09

      That “who leaves NYC at 18 and goes to Vermont:, just killed it.

    • Admiral_Komack

      I loved it.

    • rikyrah

      Bravo

  • Miranda

    Good Morning! Hope everyone has this nice autumn weather wherever you are.

    Cool enough for me to enjoy cocoa and snuggling up to watch the Sat shows. Love it.
    http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/drink/hot-chocolate-cocoa-smiley-emoticon.gif

    • rikyrah

      Morning Miranda

    • BoomerGal

      Good Morning, Miranda! Nah, low 80s here today and mostly sunny, so far. Leaves have barely started to turn.

      • Alma98

        Morning BG

        • BoomerGal

          Morning, Alma!

    • crazycanuck1503

      Its 90 degrees where you at isn’t it miranda?

      • BoomerGal

        LOL!!! That’s cool enough for cocoa?? LOL!!!

      • Alma98

        It’s hot here already too 🙁

    • It’s 80 degrees and humid here. I haz a sad.

  • Miranda
    • adept2u

      When she ended the segment she got in full Becky mode and said “That’s it cut the mics I’m cutting the mics” now the issue with that is she was dismissing the brother summarily as well. Didn’t even say bye. That’s the thing the manna of the Black person is unimportant when White woman tears start to flow and nothing would ever make her understand that.

  • jds09

    Good morning POU Fam!

    • rikyrah

      Morning jds

    • BoomerGal

      Good Morning, jds!

  • Miranda

    Another prosecutor joins Trump-Russia probe
    09/15/2017 11:47 PM EDT

    An attorney working on the Justice Department’s highest-profile money laundering case recently transferred off that assignment in order to join the staff of the special prosecutor investigating the Trump campaign’s potential ties to Russia, POLITICO has learned.

    Attorney Kyle Freeny was among the prosecutors on hand Friday as a spokesman for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, Jason Maloni, testified before a grand jury at federal court in Washington.

    more here: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/15/another-prosecutor-joins-trump-russia-investigation-242794

    • jds09

      Freeny must be dangerous if Politico is trying to slime her from the get go.

  • Miranda

    Kid ‘N Play’s Christopher Reid Apologizes For Bizarre Colin Kaepernick Impersonation
    September 15, 2017 – 9:28 pm

    Christopher Reid–also known as Kid, one half of the bygone party-rap duo Kid ‘n Play–has apologized for his impersonation of NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick in a planned sketch for Fox Sports 1’s Speak for Yourself that never actually aired.

    “Let me be clear-the skit and photo were not meant to disrespect Colin’s message or political stance,” he wrote in a statement posted to Facebook. “Rather, we wanted to spoof the media’s treatment of him and the circus that has been created…Anyone who knows me knows where I stand on Colin Kaepernick–exactly where he stands.”

    more here: https://www.vibe.com/2017/09/kid-of-kid-n-play-apologizes-for-colin-kaepernick-impersonation/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=colinkaepernick

    • adept2u

      Where was the apology?

    • Alma98

      Sure whatever Kid.

    • Kennymack1971

      I been done with Kid from his shucking and jiving for Bill Maher so…yeah he can keep his apology.

    • “We”??? Jason Whitlock has no love for Kaepernick, why would he think the skit would be sympathic towards Kaep? And if you were supposed to be making fun of the media, why dress like a caricature of Kaep?

      Leave the weed alone, Kid.

      • BoomerGal

        Weed don’t make you LIE!! People do that all on their own without any assistance.

  • Miranda
    • adept2u

      Wonder why the media doesn’t have a tail on that dude she’s supposedly creeping with? The tower security chief.

    • Alma98

      SMH

    • MonieTalks

      Of all the “otherized” claims and “he’s not quite like us” rantings about Obama….the same MSM will look the other way with this sad shit.

      • BoomerGal

        They like it, I love it!!

    • jds09

      This little exchange is going into Black Twitter’s receipt file to be used at the perfect moment.

    • lamh

      A handshake and basically pushed her off stage…lol

      • MonieTalks

        yes! He shook her hand then pushed her like carry yo ass….smh

    • Worldwatcher7

      I will not mock this. (Although it is hilarious.) That woman hates him with the fire of a thousand suns. At this point, she’s just fulfilling her contract. She ain’t trying to hug him.

      • Yeah she has the look and body language of “that’s all you git.”

  • qosine

    Dear POU Fam, Joe passed away yesterday. My beautiful man is gone. Thank you for
    your prayers and good wishes.

    • Miranda

      Sendng you my deepest sympathies qosine. Praying for you and your family.

      • qosine

        Thank you, Miranda

    • Tunisia

      My deepest sympathies qosine. I will be praying for you and your family.

      • qosine

        Thank you, Tunisia

    • Admiral_Komack

      Qosine:
      I am very sorry.
      Please accept my condolences.

      • qosine

        Thank you, Admiral_Komack

    • MonieTalks

      Qosine, I am so sorry. Praying for strength and comfort for you and all who loved Joe. May your beautiful memories sustain you.

      • qosine

        Thank you, Monie Talks

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Bless you Qosine. My condolences to you.

      • qosine

        Thank you, GovChris

    • adept2u

      Oh no I’m so sorry to hear of your loss.

      • qosine

        Thank you, adpt2u

    • morphus
      • qosine

        Thank you morphus

    • jds09

      I’m very sorry for your loss. Prayer are up.

      • qosine

        Thank you, jds

    • The Shy Lurker

      I’m so sorry qosine.

      I’m sending you my prayers.

      • qosine

        Thank you, Shy Lurker

    • BoomerGal

      May the Universal God sustain and strengthen you during this time and grant you peace.

      • qosine

        Thank you, BoomerGal

    • Alma98

      I’m so very sorry qosine, sending sympathies and blessings to you. (HUGS)

      • qosine

        Thank you, Alma

        • Alma98

          Take care of yourself ok.

          • qosine

            Yes, I will (though hard to right now without Joe)

          • Alma98

            It’s an old cliche but still is true, take it one day at a time qosine.

          • qosine

            Yes

          • qosine

            Yes

    • edp4bho

      My sincere condolences. Always keep his spirit fresh with you.

      • qosine

        Thank you edp4bho

        • edp4bho

          Hugs to you !!

    • crazycanuck1503

      So sorry to hear that qosine. You are in my thoughts.

      • qosine

        Thank you cc

    • sagittarius

      I am so sorry, qosine. My condolences to you. Keeping you lifted in prayer.

      • qosine

        Thank you sagittarius

    • Kennymack1971

      So sorry for your loss qosine. You have my condolences.

    • I am so sorry qosine for your loss, qosine. My condolences to you. I will keep you in my prayers.

    • Worldwatcher7

      I’m so sorry to hear this qosine. May God bless and strengthen you and yours as you work through this difficult transition.

      https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fdl.glitter-graphics.com%2Fpub%2F1648%2F1648110ogpj7w8z2i.gif&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.glitter-graphics.com%2Fgraphics%2F811773&docid=UtTj5nwfYKWsiM&tbnid=0xf6mEVj2GK1jM%3A&vet=10ahUKEwinsonqqarWAhXJq1QKHYimAkUQMwijAyhPME8..i&w=316&h=242&hl=en-us&client=safari&bih=460&biw=320&q=white%20rose%20gif&ved=0ahUKEwinsonqqarWAhXJq1QKHYimAkUQMwijAyhPME8&iact=mrc&uact=8

      • qosine

        Thank you, WorldWatcher – beautiful petal is Joe

    • Aquagranny911

      My heart to your heart Qosine. I’m sorry to read this. I will light the candle for you.

      • qosine

        Thank you, AG

    • lamh

      Sorry for your loss qosine! My condolences to you!

      • qosine

        Thank you, lamh

    • TyrenM

      So sorry for your loss qosine. May God keep you and him.

      • qosine

        Thank you, Tyren

  • Tunisia
  • BoomerGal

    Good Morning, rikyrah

    • rikyrah

      Morning BoomerG

  • Alma98

    Morning all

  • Miranda

    America first…..except for hiring purposes for low wage jobs.
    https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/909070133053636609

    • Alma98

      Grifting cheap jackass.

  • Miranda
    • adept2u

      I heard a cablenet weather bubblehead declare Jose was no longer a threat to America and I thought dafuq? Oh well America.

  • Miranda

    And we will keep letting them know…if you walk like a duck and quack like a duck, you’re a damn duck.

  • Kennymack1971

    Good morning POU Family!

    • rikyrah

      Morning KennyM

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Morntin; KIennymack1971.. :>)- – -**BIG HUG** :>)

      B BLESSED♥ :>) SLAYIN’ Tweets- –LooKin’ FORWARD – –> :>)

  • Kennymack1971

    What we’ve been saying around here for years. More white folks agree with the tiki torch crew than they let on. They just don’t like them being so overt with it.

    • nathkatun7

      You speak Truth!

  • Alma98

    Morning rikyrah

  • Kennymack1971

    What’s up Alma!

  • MonieTalks

    Since he walks like a racist and talks like a racist …

    …Really? Well, if Hill deserves firing for calling Trump a white supremacist, then what does he get for actually being one?

    But we already know the answer, don’t we? Donald John Trump is a man whose cognitive and moral deficits would, in a sane country, render him unfit to clean toilets at a reasonably respectable strip club. But he became president. And as Ta-Nehisi Coates argues in the new issue of The Atlantic, he was elected largely because of his racism — not despite it — having run on an implicit promise to restore white primacy after eight years of the black interloper Obama.

    And here, someone will protest that she voted for Trump, but doesn’t consider herself a white supremacist. Yet that hypothetical voter and 63 million others did vote — knowingly — for white supremacy even if they disavow the ideology for themselves. So what’s the material difference?

    There is none. That’s a bitter truth some of us would prefer not to face, indicting as it does cherished myths about ourselves and our country and how we overcame.

    For the record, the only “fireable offense” here is Trump’s impersonation of a president. But make no mistake: Even if he is held accountable in 2020, it won’t fix, or even address, that frightened, primitive thing inside them that led so many to reach out to him in the first place.

    Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/leonard-pitts-jr/article173628156.html#storylink=cpy

    • rikyrah

      On point

      • MonieTalks

        render him unfit to clean toilets at a reasonably respectable strip club ….I screamed AMEN!

    • adept2u

      He pardoned a sheriff that was running open air concentration camps, but we’re the one tripping calling him a NAZI Bastard.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ Monie Talks. :>) **BIG HUG** :>)

      Yaass— All Kindsa- -POINTS— –

      — -THIS:- – –For the record, the only “fireable offense” here is Trump’s impersonation of a president. – – –[WORD]-

      Good 2 C U♥– – -:>) B BLESSED♥ :>)

  • Alma98
    • BoomerGal

      HOWARD DEAN said this??? Wow!!!

    • adept2u

      Wonder why he didn’t believe it when we told him.

      • Alma98

        HA!

    • GreenLadyHere

      – – -☺https://media.giphy.com/media/brsEO1JayBVja/giphy.gif

      – – -Good MornTin’ alma- –*BIG HUG** :>)

      Umm- –Howard! Howard! Howard!- — U ’bout a DECADE L8 in tryin’ 2 Ease Your way into our Support.- – -WE ALWAYS Have Been NEEDED. —**smh**

      – – -Good 2 C U♥- –:>) B BLESSED♥ U♥/Mom♥/Family♥DAUGHTER♥ :>)

  • Miranda

    Boo-freaking-hoo
    ————————-
    Former Trump aide liquidated children’s college fund to pay for Russia defense: report
    09/16/17 10:36 AM EDT

    A former campaign adviser to President Trump said the ongoing federal probe into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia has taken such a financial toll on him that he’s had to liquidate his children’s college fund to pay for legal counsel.

    “It’s very expensive and nobody’s called me and offered to help,” Michael Caputo, who worked in the Trump campaign’s communications department, told The Washington Examiner.

    “The problem is, it’s very specialized representation, so it takes a certain type of attorney, and they’re quite competent. And you’ll pay for competency,” he continued. Caputo said he has hired a New York-based attorney.

    The former campaign adviser said the probe was politically motivated, and aimed at “destroying” the president’s allies.
    Caputo went on to tell the publication he has received death threats, which has also contributed to the financial strain.

    more here: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/350994-former-trump-aide-liquidated-childrens-college-fund-to-pay-for

  • Miranda

    SMDH…heads of state have to treat this idiot like a child.
    ———————–
    May Complained to Trump About His London Attack Tweets, Official Says
    September 15, 2017, 3:01 PM EDT

    Theresa May complained directly to Donald Trump after the U.S. president said on Twitter that the people behind a Friday bombing in London were known to British police, according to a U.K. government official familiar with the conversation.

    Trump called the British prime minister to offer his condolences over the attack on a subway train, which injured 22 people. May told the U.S. leader she was unhappy with his initial response, the official said on condition of anonymity.
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-15/u-k-s-may-is-said-to-complain-to-trump-about-his-terror-tweets

    • adept2u

      He’s a menace. This is what they wanted though.

  • Miranda

    In case you missed it – Yall remember PBO’s opening inauguration weekend concert back in 2009? Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Mary J Blige, every A list entertainer on the rolls involved…..and somehow THAT was a fifth of the costs of that trash for trump?
    ——————————–
    Perhaps nowhere did the spending mount as quickly as for Trump’s “Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration.”

    The opening concert featuring Toby Keith and Three Doors Down was broadly similar to concerts put on for Obama in 2009 and Bush in 2005 — except for the cost and size.

    Bush’s inaugural committee spent $2.5 million on its concert on the National Mall. Obama’s concert had 10,000 ticketed seats — twice the size of Trump’s — and cost less than $5 million, said Kerrigan, and was produced at a high enough level that HBO paid for the rights to telecast it.

    “I couldn’t tell you how we possibly could have spent $25 million on a concert,” said Kerrigan.
    https://apnews.com/0756ba7480444895b4fabc9a2f0909b3

    • adept2u

      Stealing is how you “lost” it. It’s in the new yacht ya got.

  • Miranda
    • Alma98

      ha! ha!

    • adept2u

      He call his truck the Gen. Maypop

  • GreenLadyHere

    — –Good Saturday MornTin’ Sepia♥/POU FAM♥- – -:>) **BIG HUG**- Honoring – Ms. EVELYN BUNDY TAYLOR♥- – -Very TALENTED♥- –Thank U Sepia♥ — -GR8 Series♥— –

    — – –☺http://dimg.dillards.com/is/image/DillardsZoom/zoom/august-hats-love-story-cloche-hat/05135143_zi_black.jpg

    —-HONORING- – -Ms. EVELYN- –Who WORE That HAT♥– –

    — – MULTI-Talented– —Evelyn Bundy, who played piano, drums, saxophone, banjo, and occasionally sang, was born in Seattle into a musical family.– – –

    – —HONORED— – –After Bundy graduated from high school the Garfield Ramblers changed their name to the Evelyn Bundy Band.– – -:>)

    – — – ENJOY♥- — https://image-assets.access.myfave.com/attachments/1e525258d98c0306ef58867e9730ea188a9a9924/store/fill/800/500/72b5b95ae2f457eaa8086daf7d1a34976c46818c889af62645aabbb3c3b5/activity_image.jpg

    — – B BLESSED♥- — SAFE♥[Disasters♥]- –PRAYERFUL♥– -RESISTANT♥ :>)

  • Miranda

    Oh I think we can all agree Sage Steele wrote the first one.
    https://twitter.com/Deadspin/status/909042687155802112

    • Kennymack1971

      Oh yes Sage definitely wrote that…

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥- – -Ohh- – SAGE!– -SAGE!- -SAGE!- –Sooo – -This hasn’t werked – — HUH?- –
      – – -☺https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CrUX0uAUAAEimUS.jpg

      **SIGH**– – Sooo – – -P-I-T-I-F-U-L!!- – -*smh*

    • Yes, because calling a white supremacist a white supremacist isn’t totally the same as calling an Chinese person “a chink”.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥— -WHOA!- – —RESISTANT♥- – -#TeamMueller♥- — Is Gettin’ A “NEW Member”- — Who Can “Follow The $$”- – :>)

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/NatashaBertrand/status/909075149022007296

    — -COMMENTS:- – –He’s looking at money laundering from years ago by Manafort.– – —

    Get everyone you can Mueller… times a wasting and everyday the perve hurts this nation more– –

    — –☻https://twitter.com/cheapbutnotfree/status/909076008728481793

    WATCHIN’- —

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – —RESISTANT♥- –JOY ANN♥- –Brangs The Guests♥- — Who Speak TRUTH. . :>)

    — -☺https://twitter.com/amjoyshow/status/909078482008678402

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – – –RESISTANTS♥- – –Continue- –Their ACTIONS– -Against the ConFed Monuments. .

    – —☺https://twitter.com/ABCPolitics/status/909062850223546368

    – –STAY — -STRONG- — :>)

  • MonieTalks

    No other politician, but an easily electable career politics from 2nd smallest in population, deferred Revolution-having slacker could get away with a minimally detailed single payer plan, which by the way, single payer did NOT even work in his own state. Which medical orgs, pharmaceutical companies has Sanders ever consulted with. Because if the thinks an abrupt government run policy that replaces every insurance company and plan out here will go down without a fight, he is even dumber than what I thought.

    Can you imagine any other politician getting away with this? Single payer FAILED in his own state (pop. 640K) due to double digit tax increase being a burden on citizens.

    • Kennymack1971

      Meanwhile they’re taking another run at the ACA. Bernie has got to go. He’s a cancer.

      • BoomerGal

        Tell that to whatshisname over at the DNC. He doesn’t seem to know it.

    • The fact Democrats are even considering it is an even bigger farce. This isn’t about single payer. It’s about dismantling PBO’s legacy. Trump from the left.

  • GreenLadyHere

    HEEY alma—:>)- -HOT?– –☺http://media.giphy.com/media/SX8IVSrOx02CQ/giphy.gif

    Thank U 4 your KIND Greeting/BLESSING♥– – :>) – -Always Appreciated./Needed♥ – -**HUGS** :>)

  • MonieTalks

    So basically all those Occupy Wall Streeters who did not get the $100k a year jobs as they thought they deserved during the downturn and protested for a while about it have moved the hell on like we EXPECTED them too. Shocked..not.

    As Millennials Get Older, Many Are Buying SUVs To Drive To Their Suburban Homes

    Just a few years ago, many car dealers and homebuilders were worried that millennials would forever want to be urban hipsters, uninterested in buying cars or homes.

    But now, as millennials get older — and richer — more of them are buying SUVs to drive to their suburban homes.

    The National Association of Realtors’ 2017 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study found that millennials were the largest group of homebuyers for the fourth consecutive year.

    Zillow’s chief economist, Svenja Gudell, says that for millennials, growing older is beginning to mean buying a house in the suburbs.

    http://www.npr.org/2017/09/15/551232392/as-millennials-get-older-many-are-buying-suvs-to-drive-to-their-suburban-homes

    • BoomerGal

      The SAME thing said about the baby boomers!! Life is cyclical.

    • Kennymack1971

      POU be calling it. Just like their hippie parents and grandparents…

      • Miranda

        THIS!

      • nathkatun7

        Go ahead and speak TRUTH, Kennymack!

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Yep, they’ll go from ARDENT Ron Paul/Bernie Sanders backers to Trump reelection voters. Heh.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- — RESISTANT♥- –#TeamMueller♥[aka Bobby 3 Sticks♥]- – —-DRIP!- – -DRIP!- – -DRIP!- – -Connectin’ ☻–☻–☻Facebook Probe – :>)

    – –☺https://twitter.com/NatashaBertrand/status/909082112514576384

    — – COMMENTS:- –Will be interesting to see if we find out how much of the online donations to the Trump camp came from anonymous/foreign entities.— –

    – —Sounds like Kushner has a lot of familiarity with micro targeting. I’m sure it’s a coincidence this is where the investigation is heading– —

    WATCHIN’. . . :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – -<b.From A RESISTANT♥ — -*CK*♥- – -Support♥ —– —

    — -☺https://twitter.com/ShadowLeagueTSL/status/908721297215119360

    • jds09

      My favorite part when Snoop says “hello…no way” in response to the ability of black folks ability to make money.

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL jds09- – — “SNOOP”- – -Iz- – -Da – –MAAAAAAAAN♥ :>)- – -Luvin’ him annd his humor :>)

  • Kennymack1971
    • BoomerGal

      At their convenience, as usual.

    • adept2u

      Please teach our White boy anchors cool things to say but shut the fuck up about all the racism you have to wade through.

    • Miranda

      SMDH….determined to keep fucking this whole situation up. Nobody at ESPN has a backbone but the black employees that had her back apparently.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – –HAPPY BIRTHDAY – -Wishes- – -R — – In- — ORDER♥— :>)

    – –☺https://twitter.com/sonsandbros/status/909039473421438976

    — –BLESSINGS♥ — –ENJOY – –Your- –“SPECIAL DAY”♥ :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- –HMPH- —“WEAK SAUCE”- — Trynta Counter- –
    -Mr. Ta-nehisi- Coates. .

    — ☺https://twitter.com/owillis/status/909094704805023744

    — – -COMMENTS:- —Coates’s essay didn’t “minimize sexism” A black women experiences even
    sexism through racist bigotry. She doesn’t escape racism bc sexism.
    – – –

    – – – –Coates’s essay didn’t “minimize sexism” A black women experiences even
    sexism through racist bigotry. She doesn’t escape racism bc sexism.
    — –

    Well, underlying the sexism & xenophobia is obviously the male white supremacy, but Packer avoids that.– —

    – —- —I tried to read it, I really did. As an old college educated white guy, I feel like I need to apologize for Packer’s essay.– —

    • Alma98

      I’m so tired of white thinking they get to tell me what is and what isn’t racism.

      • BoomerGal

        And tell you how to feel about it, too!!

      • rikyrah

        Preach it

      • GreenLadyHere

        alma—*Big fist bump**- – –WORD- -2-Da- –WORD!!

        From THIS DAY– -ON- – — WE KNEW!!- – –**smh*

        — – ☻https://twitter.com/HistoryHeroes/status/634345767113617408

        [Sorry 2 B L8.—Thought that I had REPLIED] :>)

      • nathkatun7

        Go ahead and speak TRUTH, Alma!

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥– –RESISTANT♥- – -JOY Ann- –Brangs – -RESISTANTS♥- -With- -the CALL OUT!!– — :>)

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/amjoyshow/status/909062324639502337

    — – “IT”- – –Iz!- – -A- – -Master– -RACIST!!– -[WORD!]- –

    • jds09

      A Strom blast! LOL

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good MornTin’ jds09.- – -:>) **BIG Cali- –HUG** :>)—- -LOL- – -I KNOW- -HUH? :>)- – –
        – -He was LONG-Winded- —In opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1957, he conducted the longest filibuster ever by a lone senator, at 24 hours and 18 minutes in length, nonstop. In the 1960s,. . :>)

        Good 2 C U♥ :>) B BLESSED♥ :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- —From- – -RESISTANT♥- – -FREDON♥- – – -WORD!!. . – -:>)

    – – ☺https://twitter.com/FMoniteau/status/909080903602900992

    • nathkatun7

      Indeed, GLH! President Donald J. Trump — a.k.a. Mr. Pussygrabber–has done wonders in debunking the “Myth of White Supremacy.”

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY nathkatun7. :>) **BIG HUG** :>)- – -LOL—WORD!– -:>)

        He’s 2 ARROGANT- — 2 CALL Himself- – -OUT!!–

        Good 2 C U♥ :>) – -B BLESSED♥ :>)

  • Kennymack1971

    Reason 1000 why the over the top praise police and firefighters get is something I am not on board with…
    https://twitter.com/HuffPost/status/908843713455108096

    • BoomerGal

      Cases like this with firefighters are far few and in between. He’s not even a REAL fire fighter, this punk is a wannabe reject volunteer.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Kennymack1971- – – -☺http://pa1.narvii.com/5764/a06156c200b02f389c958bf262e768fec06c7794_hq.gif

    • They hate us but are obsessed. How did we get into this conversation?

    • Miranda
  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – –PRAYERS♥- – — -PRAYERS♥/Thoughts♥- – – –— –

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/ABC/status/909105891386957824

    “IT” Hasn’t Given MONEY requested by Oregon GOV.- – -Aaarrrgg

    – —NOTED:- – -“IT” Won’t [Unless the RETHUGS let him]— -have enuff –F’Realz $ 2 make The Budget Proposals that he wants- – [CUT corporate taxes. .]- – –

    WATCHIN’. . .

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – —A- – – -RETRO♥/Black♥- – -HISTORICAL- –MOMENT♥- – – -A- –TV DEBUT♥ – – In MEMORIAM♥– – – -:>)

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/Motown_Museum/status/908753798432247808

    — – – -☻https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XRox2fgfM0

    COMMENDING♥- – –ALL♥ – – -With- -PROFOUND – -PRIDE♥ – – -BLESSINGS- -With- –GRATITUDE♥/LOVE♥– — :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – –RESISTANTS♥- – -Takin’- – -LEGAL- ACTION. . – — :>)

    – – -☺The Hill‏Verified
    California becomes first state to demand Congress censure Trump http://hill.cm/z3jpGev

    – – –The lower house of the California legislature on Friday night voted on a resolution urging Congress to formally censure President Trump overhis response to violence last month in Charlottesville, Va.

    “California sent a strong message to President Trump, and the rest of the nation, that we will no longer tolerate his behavior,” California Assemblymember Tony Thurmond said in a statement.

    The measure urges other state legislatures to join it in condemning Trump and calls on the president “to publicly apologize to all Americans for his racist and bigoted behavior.”— —

    – –COMMENT:- – —My question, how on earth did Donald Trump get a security clearance as POTUS? Did they not vet him? He should have never cleared yet he Gets high security briefings & we now know he told the Russians secrets. Why is he allowed to get away w/that. Bc he’s POTUS? Shouldn’t be.– — [WORD!]

    – – -WATCHIN’. . .

  • lamh

    Jay Z dedicates song to Kaepernick at concert http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/20719472

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – —From- -RESISTANT♥ – –ARI Berman♥- – -CALLIN’ – -“IT- – -OUT!!- – -On That – –SHAM- – Voting[DENIAL] Commission!– – –

    – –☺https://twitter.com/amjoyshow/status/909078429407993858

    — –WORD!!– – –

    • rikyrah

      He deserves a JFK Profile in Courage award for all he has done to keep the eye on voter suppression

      • GreenLadyHere

        rikyrah- – –He’s a – –TREASURE. :>)- –

      • nathkatun7

        Yes he does. Ari Berman has been sounding the alarm about voter suppression. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that the #1 agenda, for those determined to maintain white domination of government on the local, state, and national levels, is the suppression of non-white voters.

  • Miranda
  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥– –SICK!- — SICK!- – -SICK!- –Family!!- – – Sandusky

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/908903293950332928

    — COMMENTS:- —Victim becomes perpetrator, not surprised, but it is sad…– –

    — — Now charge and convict Paterno posthumously then we can talk, oh and the wives too. They all knew.

    That family is so gross, so wrong. Another example of very bad people in positions of power…

    • BoomerGal

      So, it’s hereditary!!

      • GreenLadyHere

        BoomerGal—In a sense—-Accordin’ 2 articles- -he was molested by his father.—*sigh*

        —Annd HEEY. :>)- –**BIG HUG** :>) B BLESSED♥- -:>)

        • BoomerGal

          Yeah, that’ll do it with any kind of abuse!!

          And HEEEY, **BIG HUG** and blessings always!! : )

  • lamh

    Re-watching #Luther on @netflix been meaning to do it for a while, now trying to make my sister pay attention…

    And of course live tweeting it

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/77e52213f0e2e5ed8a6fec2fbe1caf816dd04c05bbcf9a981221726a81c525fc.jpg

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥— –“KULTURAL- –KONNECTIONS”♥– –DAY #2—#NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH♥– – — :>)

    – – – -☺http://www.ywboston.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/hispanic-herita_15351097_07fd581d5cf3fa3ad338849c0aca95c0cce0731a.jpg

    — – -☻[HONORS- From Australia♥]— -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBmLLskFGpA

    — – -BLESSINGS♥- — :>)

    NOTE:- – -Since “IT” Didn’t- – Make a Proclamation– -Here Is OUR BELOVED PRESIDENT♥- –:>)

    — -☺https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZOAeixFiJA

    – –BLESS U 2♥♥— :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥—-SADLY- – -Dear MJ♥- – –YES- – – — -IT- – — DO. . .MATTA. .- —EVIDENCE: — –

    – – –☺https://twitter.com/Jason_Pollock/status/908399154841317376

    — – COMMENT:—From Poet – -Langston Hughes:♥-

    – – —☻https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REQM1q0aVvQ

    – – – –“America Was NEVER America to me;- – -There’s Never been Equality for me. . . “– – –

    Gotta “bounce”- — BH Community Event♥ – – – -C U Soon♥ —

  • qosine

    Thank you, rikyrah!

  • Miranda

    Afternoon thread is up