September 25, 2017

Saturday Open Thread: Race Riots in America

GOOD MORNING P.O.U.!

 

THE SLOCUM MASSACRE

Slocum, Texas

 

(Photo: Texas State Historical Association)

 

(From The Zinn Education Project)

 

July 29, 1910: Slocum Massacre in Texas

By E. R. Bills

The 1910 Slocum Massacre in East Texas officially saw between eight and 22 Blacks killed, and evidence suggests African American casualties were 10 times these amounts. Yet the massacre has become a dirty Lone Star secret, remarkable more for the inattention it has received than for its remembrance.

Unlike most Texas communities in the early 20th century, the unincorporated town of Slocum—like Rosewood, Florida—was largely African American, with several Black citizens considerably propertied and a few owning stores and other businesses. This alone, in parts of the South, might have been enough to foment violence. But in the area around Slocum, roughly 100 miles east of Waco, there were other issues, according to newspaper reports and other sometimes conflicting accounts of the massacre.

When a white man reportedly tried to collect a disputed debt from a well-regarded Black citizen, a confrontation occurred. Hard feelings lingered. When a regional road construction foreman put an African American in charge of rounding up help for local road improvements, a prominent white citizen named Jim Spurger was infuriated and became an agitator.

Rumors spread, warning of threats against Anglo citizens and plans for race riots. White malcontents manipulated the local Anglo population and, on July 29, white hysteria transmogrified into bloodshed.

Stoked and goaded by Spurger and others, a collection of white mobs made up of Slocum locals and heavily armed white residents from all over Anderson County roamed through the area in groups of six or seven or in mobs of 30 to 40 and, according to some reports, up to 200. Members of the mobs engaged in what authorities later termed a “potshot” occasion, firing on Black citizens at will. They moved from road to road and cabin to cabin, shooting down African Americans in their tracks. Survivors of the bloodshed spread the word, and African Americans began fleeing. The white mobs followed Blacks into the surrounding forests and marshes and shot many victims in the back as they fled. Several bodies were discovered with bundles of clothing and personal effects at their sides.

Every initial newspaper report on the transpiring bloodshed portrayed the African Americans as armed instigators, but these accounts were heinous mischaracterizations. Anderson County Sheriff William H. Black, of Palestine, Texas, and Special Deputy Godfrey Rees Fowler arrived in the Slocum area, and they discovered a terrified white populace, most of whom had slept overnight in churches and schoolhouses. But it was increasingly apparent that the alleged African American mob that had supposedly conspired to attack the local white community hadn’t materialized.

When reporters gathered on July 31, up to two dozen murders had been reported, but local authorities had only eight bodies. Sheriff Black said it would be “difficult to find out just how many were killed” because they were “scattered all over the woods,” and buzzards would find many of the victims first.

“Men were going about killing Negroes as fast as they could find them,” Sheriff Black told the New York Times. “These Negroes have done no wrong that I can discover,” Black continued. “I don’t know how many were in the mob, but there may have been 200 or 300. They hunted the Negroes down like sheep.”

The truth is, a harrowing number of African Americans were slaughtered in the counties of Anderson and Houston in the mid-summer of 1910. Yet today it’s almost never spoke of, much less widely acknowledged, sufficiently researched, or historically considered, including its omission in A Centennial History of Anderson County, Texas (1936) and History of Houston County, Texas, 1687–1979 (1979).

Context and National Response

In every month for the six months leading up to the Slocum Massacre, an African American in the East Texas region was executed by a white mob based on allegations alone. No trials, no juries—simply white verdicts. After the lynching of Allen Brooks, just four months prior to the Slocum Massacre, a photograph of his hanging body and a crowd of a hundred spectators was made into a postcard that was mailed to friends and family. And these injustices weren’t exceptions to the rule; rather, they were the rule under which African Americans lived and died in that part of the world.

On August 13, 1910, a group of more than 150 African American ministers from Washington, D.C., sent a letter to President Taft regarding the Slocum Massacre. In the letter, the committee implored President Taft to use the powers of his “great office to suppress lynchings, murder, and other forms of lawlessness” and to do something to “make human life more valuable and law more universally respected.”

The attorney general responded on August 24 with a succinct letter stating, “The protection of life and property is generally a duty devolving up the state authorities,” and continued “Your letter and petition deal with the subject of the treatment of colored persons generally and therefore furnish no facts which would warrant this Department in taking any steps to redress the wrongs complained of.”

Trial and Aftermath

At the initial grand jury hearing of the suspects charged in the Slocum atrocity, nearly every remaining resident was subpoenaed; some refused to testify and were arrested. By the time the grand jury findings were reported on August 17, several hundred witnesses had been examined. Though 11 men were initially arrested, seven were indicted. The grand jury judge moved the trial to Harris County, distrusting the potential jury of peers the defendants might receive in Anderson County. The indictments received no interest or justice in Harris County. Eventually, all those charged were released, and none of the indictments were ever prosecuted.

In the meanwhile, the personal holdings of many Slocum-area Anglo citizens fortuitously increased. The abandoned African American properties were absorbed or repurposed as the now-majority white population saw fit. The standard Southern Anglocentric world order was restored.

The community reflects effects of the event to this day. While most nearby towns have African American populations of 20 percent or more, Slocum’s is just under 7 percent.

Recent Acknowledgments

Jack Hollie, survivor of the Slocum Massacre (Photo: Texas State Historical Association)

On March 30, 2011, after a two-part February feature on the Slocum Massacre by Tim Madigan in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the 82nd Texas Legislature adopted House of Representatives Resolution 865, acknowledging the incident.

On January 16, 2016, a historical marker to the Slocum Massacre was unveiled. In a Washington Post article, Constance Hollie-Jawaid, who is a descendant of victims of the massacre and who applied for the historical marker, said, “This most definitely helps restore [the Slocum Massacre] to its proper place.” Hollie-Jawaid continued, “It was being ignored, and by ignoring it, you’re spitting in the face of those who died during that tragic event. You’re basically saying either it didn’t happen or it was not important, and it’s very, very important.”

Despite local opposition to the marker, Chris Florance, spokesperson for the Texas Historical Society, told the Washington Post, “There is difficult history in the state, and this shows there has been a lot of change.” Longtime State Judge Bascom Bentley also noted, “I’m glad the marker is there. It’s part of our history, an ugly part. But the purpose of history is to teach us how to do better in the present and future.”

The atrocities committed in the Slocum area in 1910 should give us all pause and spur commitments to definitively establish the truth, fully acknowledge it, and honestly and constructively address it.

  • edp4bho

    Good morning POU. Have a productive day !!

  • Kennymack1971

    Good morning POU Family.

    I knew it was coming…the minute Dolt 45’s fuckery was too obvious..the moment when he went too far…

    Operation “blame the coloreds” would jump off.

    Markos tried it. He really did.

    Just know “progressives” we’re holding entirely too many receipts for that shit to ever work.

    White folks own this farce. All of it.

    Fuck You Mayo Nation.

    • Miranda

      Markos deserves every bit of the dragging he’s getting.

    • What did Markos try?

    • adept2u

      That motherfucker banned me and placed my image and work under an image of death for being absolutely right. He accused me and many other Blacks of using racism as a tool in a rox sux fight. The only Black people writing there now are the ones who have little problem entertaining and educating low life white bastards.

      • Denise Oliver-Velez she does educated them but not in an entertaining way. She is on of the few writers black or white that is worth anything at that site

        • adept2u

          Dee is a good friend of mine. I’ll withhold comment.

    • Alma98

      Morning Kennymack

    • rikyrah

      Thanks for the daily affirmation.

    • rikyrah

      Muthaphucka tried it.

  • Miranda
    • rikyrah

      Morning Miranda

  • Miranda

    SMDH…they don’t even know how to fire right.
    ———————–
    Fired Aides Still at the White House
    August 26, 2017 at 8:00 am EDT

    Politico: “Priebus, these people said, told people he was staying around even after he publicly said he resigned and flew to Long Island on Air Force One, a strange move if one had already resigned… Regardless, he wandered around the halls of the Executive Office Building for days, taking occasional meetings, looking for other gigs and taking a vacation before his employment formally concludes at the end of August. Priebus declined to comment.”

    “No one is exactly sure what Spicer is doing these days at the White House; he quit five weeks ago but is still there while negotiating his next gig and meeting with TV networks, while staying on the payroll.”

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/25/quitting-trump-white-house-isnt-easy-242046

    • Alma98

      LOL, smh

  • Miranda

    These mofos really think they are the mafia.
    —————–
    Trump allies say he needs a GOP scalp
    BY NIALL STANAGE – 08/26/17 06:02 AM EDT

    Republicans on Capitol Hill lament President Trump’s aggressive behavior toward them, but some people in the president’s orbit are urging him to up the ante even further.

    They say that, far from making nice, Trump needs to instill fear so that lawmakers do not feel at liberty to thwart him.

    “Most members of Congress are arrogant, and until a scalp is actually taken they are going to continue to be defiant,” longtime Trump friend Roger Stone told The Hill. “All he needs to do is punish one incumbent and I think you’d see a sea-change.”

    more here: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/348048-the-memo-trump-allies-say-he-needs-a-gop-scalp

    • Miranda

      Well when you’re right…..

    • Alma98

      LOL!

  • Miranda

    “On Wednesday evening, Cohn complained loudly about Trump while dining with friends at a Long Island restaurant called the Frisky Oyster.”

    Translation: Cohn’s wife is pissed he took the job and she been letting him have it for weeks now so he’s trying to get to a point of walking away and trying to hold on to his dignity instead of looking like the coward he is.
    ———————————–
    Trump ‘Furious’ with Cohn After Public Rebuke
    August 26, 2017 at 7:49 am EDT

    President Trump was “furious” about Gary Cohn’s criticism of him in a Financial Times interview, a White House official tells the Washington Post.

    Meanwhile, Cohn’s critics celebrated the interview, hoping that it would undercut his stature with the president. Said one Trump ally outside the White House, who has been strategizing to undermine Cohn: “Cohn looks like he blew himself up, so we’re not going to have to blow him up.”

    Meanwhile, Cohn was overheard complaining loudly about Trump while dining with friends at a Long Island restaurant.

    “Cohn explained to his companions — in a loud voice overheard by others — that he had to be careful not to give Trump too much lead time about some new ideas because the president could disclose the information prematurely and upend the planning process, according to a person familiar with the dinner.”

    more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/trump-confronts-unprecedented-public-rebuke-by-gary-cohn-after-charlottsville/2017/08/25/d5ec8488-89b3-11e7-961d-2f373b3977ee_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-low_cohn-505pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.9a6c51405351

    • Cohn’s thing is so what? You want to fire me? Hey I’ll go somewhere else and get paid.

    • adept2u

      There were Jews who helped the NAZIs they were known as Judenrat. Cohn is such a person.

    • He created right before my eyes the 4th rail of American politics.

    • rikyrah

      WOW

  • Kennymack1971

    Post a GIF for your reaction to this tweet…
    https://twitter.com/BernieSanders/status/901280388445868032

  • I get Jared and Ivanka are not well-liked and with good reason. But a win is a win. Gorka and Bannon are out. Miller is hiding under his desk. Kelly is the front man but Jared and Ivanka’s fingerprints are all over this. Bannon and his maurauders were leaking like crazy in the hopes Kushner would go first. Kushner got Kelly and now the walking hangover had to crawl back to his old job. Credit where it’s due.

    • adept2u

      They represent loss. They get no credit fuck them now forever and every time.

      • Probably but I give them credit for this.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Eh…….they daddy still retarded though.

      • Even Jared and Ivanka know they can only do so much.

    • Miranda

      They just want more palpable racists instead of these from the trailer park.

      • Throw a rock and you can hit those anywhere. I’d be more impressed if they could rid us of Sessions but I’ll take it where I can get it.

    • aleth

      credit for what? human beings instead of their typical nature. they will get credit when all of them leave. Jared and ivanka did nothing and no different from their parents. the potus is still a white supremacist enacting horrible policies. there is no credit for nothing

      • crazycanuck1503

        They all need to end up in a bunker. Vile creatures

      • Read what I said before you ask me credit for what. They wanted Bannon out. He’s out. That’s all. A Trump makeover? Good luck with that but this battle was going on from day one. Bannon was leaking like a sieve to take Kushner down. He lost. The end.

    • Miranda

      Has digby apologized yet for the shrilling lies over PBO??

      • rikyrah

        Uh huh

    • Miranda

      So he and trump are truly soulmates.

      • The one good thing that might come out of this is he pisses the judiciary off so much that rulings will go against his regime

    • Alma98

      LOL

    • It depends on it every election cycle.

      • rikyrah

        Yep

  • Miranda
  • Tonight’s farce er I mean fight proves one thing. Merryweather is one of the most brilliant businessman sports has ever seen. I’d be surprised if he doesn’t come into the ring tonight with McGregor carrying him on his shoulders.

    • Miranda

      For all his numerous disgusting faults, you are right. Mayweather is a helluva marketing guru.

      • Yeah he’s a piece of work but it’s obvious why everyone wants to fight him. Number one it will be the biggest payday of your life and two it means instant, bankable sustained retirement.

    • Kennymack1971

      McGregor will never have to take another UFC fight again if he doesn’t want to.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Oh, ALL of this shit was set up. I didn’t even get mad at Connor McGregor with what he said. I KNOW that Mayweather and him worked this shit out behind the scenes.

      • Floyd told him, “Do exactly as I tell you and you’ll never have to work again.”

    • rikyrah

      I don’t even follow the sport, and this is what I think too

  • Miranda
    • The first question when they prance before the camera should be Why do you deserve aid when you voted against aid for the northeast

  • Miranda
    • Kennymack1971

      Tom Perez is at the crossroads. This cannot continue. Cozying up to Bernie Sanders was a mistake and a course correction needs to happen immediately. Kick these bums to the curb and we’ll live with the results. Call their bluff.

      • crazycanuck1503

        I think he is afraid to end it

      • And he is paying for that mistake with weak fundraising numbers for the DNC

      • That was a shotgun wedding. You could tell Perez was not here for that but somebody was twisting his arm. Now all bets have to be off. We don’t have time to waste on Uncle Disheveled and his band of berniebros.

      • GOVCHRIS1988

        Bingo, he should have let that shit go, and let the chips fall where they may.

      • adept2u

        This is like video game physics. This man has actually made me miss Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

    • 7thangel
      • Alma98

        Look at how Nina is posing, leg propped up, titties stuck out, preening and cheesing hahaha.

    • rikyrah

      Well DUH

  • crazycanuck1503

    Morning everyone. Ended up also watching a movie called “The Incredible Jessica James”. It was interesting….

    • BoomerGal

      Morning, cc!

    • rikyrah

      Please give me a review

    • Alma98

      Daughter loved it but my son hated it because a white dude made it. He said why is a white man making a show for a black woman with no black input. (Spoiler) Then he said of course he had her sleep with some random white guy lol.

  • jziglar

    I’m still pissed about that bullshit from Alex Jones on Michelle Obama. I really hate these right wing nut jobs with their crazy hate and lies. The day people like Trump, Jones, Arpaio, etc. die will be a day to celebrate.

  • adept2u

    Black America created Memorial Day to celebrate the true heroes of the Civil War. White America erected confederate statues to show their true allegiance. 250 years later they’re still traitorous racist bastards.

  • Miranda
    • adept2u

      Details? What they got film of a menage or something?

    • Kennymack1971

      What the….? Damn son.

    • Well since he is holding out he better get all the money he can and BTW you know they invented this product call condoms. Invest in them. They just might save your life and your money

    • Alma98

      This is possible I had friends this happened to. They and their husband’s side piece were pregnant at the same time. He had sex with one say maybe Thursday morning and the other Thursday night. Or on different days of the week or weeks apart. They had their babies in the same month, only days or weeks apart. Happens more than people know. lol

      • Town

        Don’t forget Diddy and his 3 daughters, all the same age, who are not triplets

        • Alma98

          LOL

    • rikyrah

      Dayum!!

  • Kennymack1971

    I think white progressives have really underestimated just how sick and tired of their asses Black people are.

    11/08/16 was the last straw.

    • adept2u

      We don’t have anyone or thing except good ole POU that will express our sentiments. White Supremacy will put its fingers in its ears and scream LA LA LA LA. You can’t tell White people anything you have to show them. We really have to figure out a way to hurt them. They can’t do anything else to us, they’ve reinstated American Apartheid.

      • BoomerGal

        The most powerful thing that will hurt them is $$$$.

    • Miranda

      We are sick and tired of being sick and tired.

    • rikyrah

      They snapped the last Black nerve

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Morn’tin’ Kennymmack1971. :>)—**BIG HUG** :>)

      —THIS:– 11/08/16 was the last straw.— —WORD!- – -2-Da- – -WORD! :>)

      – – –NERVE- — SNAPPED- — Jus’ Liike THIS- –http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-1bF6Qo0dPiU/UqrE1wXTfeI/AAAAAAAAABc/kQf1wQRUqgM/s1600/hands.gif

      B BLESSED♥- – -:>) — -SLAYIN’- – tweets.. . :>)

    • adept2u

      Any Black person in uniform right now is fighting for White Supremacy. That’s the line they’re drawing.

      • Alma98

        There was an article after drumpf was elected with interviews with soldiers of color. Many said they were not reenlisting because of him. My great nephew had enlisted after HS thinking Hillary would be president. He and his mama are scared now.

        • MsKitty

          My friend’s son is one of them. He’s done with the Navy in just a little over 10 months. He was crushed because this was his first stint and he was really looking forward to doing his 20 years and making a career of it. But as he told his parents I can’t serve for a CiC who only sees me was 3/5ths of a human being.

      • Town

        All people opposed to Trump and his war agenda should declare themselves to be transgender.

    • Miranda

      The GOP and this administration are a terrorist organization.

    • A coup is brewing if Congress does not act

    • rikyrah

      Uh huh

    • Alma98

      mmmph

  • GreenLadyHere

    – —Good Saturday MornTin’ Sepia♥/POU FAM♥- – – -*BIG – –Comforting- -HUG**- -:>)— For Trivial Reasons- – -OUR ANCESTORS- –SUFFERED annnd DIED♥- -*Sigh*- -Thank U 4 This SERIES That Gives Perspective On The History of RACISTS.

    — — ☺http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kstx/files/styles/medium/public/201501/Slocum_Papers.JPG
    – – –The Triviality of RACISTS.– –the unincorporated town of Slocum—like Rosewood, Florida—was largely
    African American, with several Black citizens considerably propertied
    and a few owning stores and other businesses. This alone, in parts of
    the South, might have been enough to foment violence.
    – –

    WE Continue “INDA -STRUGGLE”♥ The atrocities committed in the Slocum area in 1910 should give us all
    pause and spur commitments to definitively establish the truth, fully
    acknowledge it, and honestly and constructively address it.

    — – ENJOY♥- – -https://hotelmakar.hu/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/breakfast.jpg

    — -B BLESSED♥- – – SAFE♥[Especially, in “Hurricane Harvey” Territory]- -PRAYERFUL♥- – – -RESISTANT♥- –:>)

    • rikyrah

      Morning GLH

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good Morntin’ riyrah.- – -:>) *BIG HUG** :>)
        B BLESSED♥ :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥– –PRAYERS♥- — – PRAYERS♥- – — PRAYERS♥—AMEN♥– –

    – – –☺http://a.abcnews.com/images/US/hurricane-harvey-current-satellite-1-abc-jt-170825_4x3_992.jpg

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – –From -RESISTANT♥- – -DAN RATHER♥- – –WORD. – – -:>)

    — –☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/901447979030245377

  • crazycanuck1503

    I think im going to re-do my bathroom. Im bored with it

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ crazycanuck. :>) **BIG HUG** :>)–
      LOL- – -Have fun. :>)- – -B BLESSED♥ :>)

    • Alma98

      LOL Morning cc

    • rikyrah

      Morning cc
      What color?

      • crazycanuck1503

        Im thinking earth colours

        • Alma98

          Don’t make it to dark, pic something warm and soothing.

          • crazycanuck1503

            Yes that is exactly what i want!

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – –From RESISTANTS♥ — – — *CK*- -SUPPORT♥- — In An — -“ARTISTIC RENDERING”♥- – –— –

    – – –☺https://twitter.com/sonsandbros/status/901112407887675393

    – — BLESSINGS♥- –:>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    – -☺https://media.giphy.com/media/brsEO1JayBVja/giphy.gif
    **BIG HUG** :>)
    Thank U 4-Da- –411 on Slocum— -as Compared 2 “their “version. :>)

    How R U♥/weather?- – :>) Have a BLESSED Day♥U♥/Mom♥/Family♥/DAUGHTER♥– –

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – –From A RESISTANT♥- — On 1 of “IT’s”- – -RACIST –Actions—- –WORD— –

    — -☺https://twitter.com/AnneFrankCenter/status/901240543866474497

    — –COMMENTS:- – –45 is a Russian agent sent to destroy our country from within.
    We are trying to make sense of this foreign agent. FORGET IT!

    – – – –so incredibly corrupt … no rule of law … if you praise POTUS then you skate free.

    It’s not just anti-immigrant. It’s fully anti-Latino citizen or not. Let’s be clear for once.– –

  • adept2u

    Morning Fam!!! I’m just salty as fuck wanting to take some names kick some ass and note the names of the ass unkicked for future kicking. Now, Am I going to look for peace? Nope I’m going for justice and every human emotion in my arsenal to achieve it is eliglble for my use. Hate, Love, Whimsy, name one and here is my mood with it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=am9BqZ6eA5c

    • BoomerGal

      Heeey, Good Morning, Adept! I hear that!!

    • Alma98

      Morning Adept.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Saturday Morntin’ adept2u. :>) **BIG HUG** :>)–

      – –LOL- —. . and note the names of the ass unkicked for future kicking. U BAD!! :>)☺https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTWQxCoYgXI

      — – -Good 2 C U♥- – -:>) Have a BLESSED Day♥ :>)

    • rikyrah

      Morning adept

  • BoomerGal

    Good Morning, POU! Blessings to everybody and enjoy your weekend!!

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ BoomerGal. :>)- –**BIG HUG** :>)–
      How R U♥/weather?- — :>)– -Good 2 C U♥–:>)

      B BLESSED♥—:>)

      • BoomerGal

        Good Morning, GLH! : ) **BIG HUG** It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood high 75. Been out and about already to enjoy the sunshine while it lasts!! Be blessed and enjoy your day!

        • GreenLadyHere

          BoomerGal- – -:>) WHOA!. :>)—Good 4 U♥

          —☺https://media.giphy.com/media/upaD6NKY6O5j2/giphy.gif

          Thank U 4 your KIND BLESSINGS♥ :>)–Always appreciated. :>)

          – –**HUGS*** :>)

    • rikyrah

      Morning BoomerG

      • BoomerGal

        Morning, rikyrah

  • BoomerGal

    Morning, Alma!

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- –From- – -A RESISTANT♥ – — Former ETHICS Administrator♥- – — WORD!– – –

    – – –☺https://twitter.com/thehill/status/901469564294320129

    —-COMMENT:- — —History will judge all who stood by in silence watching this narcissistic megalomaniac destroy our democracy!

    – –[Especially **GLARES- -@- – -RETHUGS!!**]

  • 7thangel
    • adept2u

      I’ll just drop this right here

      • adept2u
      • Alma98

        I remember all this stuff coming out about him. He’s nothing but a self hating libertarian. When he saw the winds changing with GWB he switched gears and got his grift on on the left.

        • adept2u

          One of the first times I ever got into it with him it was over him saying something like he was situationally ethnic. Straight out saying he put on a Latino mask when it benefited him and checked the White box when police showed up. It’s this kind of grifting carpet bagging that is the true legacy of the GOP and the civil war and a libertarian is nothing but a racist republican that likes to smoke weed.

          • GreenLadyHere

            adept2u.- – – -Sooo remember THIS- –With a *Blank Stare**—. Straight out saying he put on a Latino mask when it benefited him and checked the White box when police showed up.

            As I EXITED- – – -http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view3/1151255/walking-away-o.gif

            Nothin’ else was creditable!- – –

          • Miranda

            Situationally ethnic?!?!?!?!?

    • Alma98

      LOLOLOLOL

    • GreenLadyHere

      7thangel– -LOL- — – WELL DESERVED. :>)

  • 7thangel
    • GreenLadyHere

      LOL– – Good MornTin’ 7thangel. :>)- – -**BIG HUG** :>)

      PRIORITIES!– – -Yes.! – -LOL
      Good 2 C U♥ :>) B BLESSED♥ :>)

    • Alma98

      LOL!!

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – –From a RESISTANT♥- – – –TRUTH!!– —

    – –☺The Hill‏

    ACLU: Trump’s pardon of Arpaio is “a presidential endorsement of racism”– – http://hill.cm/NuMw9YE

    – – — -COMMENTS:- – –And impeachment, lock his supporters up also, danger to society!– –

    – – –Congress needs to begin drafting legislation to strip him from his
    pardoning powers & Congressional approval for nuclear attacks.
    – —

    – – —-Correct. It’s also a signal ppl who might fear conviction if they don’t cooperate with Mueller that Trump has their back. –[DRIP!- –DRIP!- –DRIP!!]

  • GreenLadyHere

    HEEY alma—:>)–Soo Sorry On your Allergies.- – -I hear U- ☺https://www.kleenex.com/~/media/images/kleenex/boxdesigns/tissues-with-lotion/75-count-upright/sku_001_07.png
    PRAYERS 4 U♥ :>)

    BLESSINGS On DAUGHTER♥ annd her “New Job”.- Glad 4 her visit. :>)

    Thank U 4 your KIND BLESSINGS♥- – -Needed♥. :>)- –**HUGS** :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – – -From a RESISTANT♥ – — WORD.– —

    — –☺https://twitter.com/jlbarton618/status/901109540514672640

    WATCHIN’. . . .

    https://twitter.com/jlbarton618/status/901109540514672640

    — – GOTV!!. . .

    • BoomerGal

      They make me sick. All they do is TALK and like my momma used to say, your actions speak so loud, I can’t hear what you say.

      • GreenLadyHere

        BoomerGal- – -Wise Momma♥- – –your actions speak so loud, I can’t hear what you say.

        Their- – — -SILENCE = COMPLICITY!!

        -WE KNOW!—geesh!- —

      • Town

        The only thing the Democrats CAN do is talk. They have no power to do anything and everyone knows it.

        • BoomerGal

          Naw, I mean, republican congress people.

  • crazycanuck1503
  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – –A WELL DESERVED HONOR- – — 2 OUR Beloved Elders♥/Ancestors♥- —

    – –☻https://twitter.com/NBCBLK/status/901445665972211712https://twitter.com/NBCBLK/status/901445665972211712

    • BoomerGal

      Bout damn time!!

      • GreenLadyHere

        BoomerGal- —I KNOW-HUH?— -:>)– –

        Expectin’ MORE– -Like This- –OUR MONUMENTS♥- – – :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥— RESISTANTS♥- – –Take ACTION- – –AGAINST– -RACISTS!!– —

    — – ☺https://twitter.com/mefeater/status/901160337373896705

    – -WAYTA- – – Goooo. .

    • Alma98

      Bout time.

      • GreenLadyHere

        alma- – – -WORD!- – –Lookin’ 4 others. :>)

  • BoomerGal

    President of a National African American Gun Association chapter shoots from the hip

    What you see sometimes, the rap artists with the firearms, okay, but come look at us: other blacks who are doing safety education. We’re not gangster. We’re just like any Second Amendment enthusiasts.http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/president-of-a-national-african-american-gun-association-chapter-shoots-from-the-hip/ar-AAqDcyw?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=iehp

    • adept2u

      Now see, what the hell is wrong with rap artists having guns? I don’t want to look at you, you’re just another group of Blacks defining yourselves by how White people think about you.

      • BoomerGal

        He’s addressing that stereotype but other than that you are absolutely right! We always have to clarify and justify.

  • This morning, I received an email from an old friend – one of the country’s top trial lawyers: “I have underestimated Trump. He knows what is coming, including a variety of criminal charges and other impeachable offenses. He is not just arousing his base to anger but to arms, some of them. There is no other way to explain the transgender ban, the Arpaio pardon, his Charlottesville remarks…
    “I would think he will pardon himself, family members, Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort, among others, and if he is angry enough, Mrs. O’Leary, who, you must admit, got kind of a raw deal.” [Note: Myth has it that one Kate O’Leary’s cow kicked over a lantern in the barn and started the Great Chicago Fire of l871. She was widely blamed but never charged.]
    And the following came from the journalist and author Charles Kaiser. His books include Gay Metropolis, 1968 in America, and The Cost of Courage, a riveting account of one family that joined the French resistance against the Nazi occupation.
    — Bill Moyers
    http://billmoyers.com/story/arpaio-pardon-may-opening-act-constitutional-crisis/

    • Alma98

      The madness of drumpf is off the charts from one day to the next we don’t know what’s going to happen.

      • Miranda

        It seems like he’s been in office for years and it’s been 8 months.

        • Alma98

          It’s draining trying to keep up with the madness.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- — “IT”- — CALLED OUT — – -Even From “FAUX-Noise. .

    — – -☺https://twitter.com/adamcbest/status/901173673662590978

    — –DEPLORABLE–Heartless – — RACIST– –K’Mon KARMA!!

    — – –Gotta “bounce”– -Community BH Event♥- – -C Ya Soon♥. . :>)

  • BoomerGal

    Don’t start no schitt won’t be none! Confederalism/State’s Rights!!

    White House anti-drug office asks Mass. for medical marijuana data

    Source: Boston Globe

    An arm of the White House’s antidrug office has asked Massachusetts and several other states where medical marijuana is legal to turn over information about registered patients, triggering a debate over privacy rights and whether state officials should cooperate with a federal administration that appears hostile to the drug.

    Dale Quigley, deputy coordinator of the National Marijuana Initiative, or NMI, has asked Massachusetts health officials for data on the age, gender, and medical condition of the state’s approximately 40,000 registered medical marijuana patients. Quigley is a former police officer in Colorado with a long history of speaking out against legalization.

    The NMI is part of the federal High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area initiative, a law enforcement effort directed by the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy.

    In an interview, Quigley said the data are for a routine research project, in which he is looking for any correlation between how strictly states regulate medical cannabis and the rates of marijuana use among different age groups within the general public in those states.

    Read more: http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2017/08/25/white-house-anti-drug-office-asks-massachusetts-for-medical-marijuana-data/FIiAccGpbD7az3wfUyoMbK/story.html

  • 7thangel
    • Miranda

      The judge said GTFOHWTMFBS

  • Miranda
    • Alma98

      Everyone in the TL is saying he meant UF lol.

      • Miranda

        He betta had been!

  • BoomerGal

    So, by pardoning Arpaio, is Trump setting the ground work to pardon himself and all others involved in Russia gate who may be found guilty?

    • Town

      Yes.

      • BoomerGal

        A depressing thought. That will just further escalate the divisions.

  • Alma98

    Messy Jesse #2
    Jesse Williams responds to estranged wife Aryn Drake-Lee’s request for sole custody of their children

    https://www.yahoo.com/celebrity/jesse-williams-responds-estranged-wife-171510240.html

    • Miranda

      LOL @ Messy Jesse #2

      This looks like it’s going to get very very ugly.

      • Alma98

        Yep, and him hollering he was in pain after the break up is ummm…. sketchy considering he ran to the white woman soon after.

        • Miranda

          His wife hadn’t even told her Mama yet before he was over there in the arms of miss scarlett.

          • Alma98

            yep

  • Miranda

    A real special place in hell for her.
    https://twitter.com/yashar/status/901523141738082304

    • Alma98

      Wow, karma come get this bitch now.

    • adept2u

      They nasty.

    • MonieTalks

      That plastic, silicone chested, leathery skinned whore came for Nelba!!!!! Oh no bitch….delete your account.

    • The Shy Lurker

      Where Colleen at?

  • Alma98
    • Miranda

      Yup….when Black Twitter questioned where she got the real wrong idea she was equal to Rock and Chappelle she turned into a Temptation with that backstep.

      • Alma98

        hahahaha!!!

  • crazycanuck1503

    You know im really tired of seeing “this is grounds for impeachment”. If its so y don’t they impeach?

    • Two words. Just remember these two words and they will cover anything related to peepee boy. TAX CUTS

  • Contrast in Presidents. Peepee boy said good luck and went off on another vacation after coming back from a 17 day vacation.
    https://twitter.com/NerdyWonka/status/901504410630705152

  • Miranda

    Afternoon thread is up