October 23, 2017

Sunday Evening Thread: 50 Years Later, The Dream Today

Good Evening POU!

When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave the “I Have a Dream” 50 years ago, he had no idea Jim Crow would be replaced with another oppressive system: mass incarceration and the drug war. It’s our turn to dream.

And ICYMI-Here’s Attorney General Eric Holder’s speech on yesterday:

  • Miranda

    IRS Nonprofit Scrutiny Included Look for ACORN Successors

    The Internal Revenue Service told its employees to watch out for applications for tax-exempt status by successors to Acorn, the now-defunct Democratic-leaning community organizing group.

    Congressional Democrats, who released the recently unredacted information today, maintained that such scrutiny undermines the idea that the U.S. tax agency’s policing of political groups was limited to Tea Party organizations.

    Acorn, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, disbanded in 2010 after hidden videos showed workers offering advice on opening a prostitution business.

    “This new information should put a nail in the coffin of the Republican claims that the IRS’s actions were politically motivated or were targeted at only one side of the political spectrum,” Representative Elijah Cummings, a Maryland Democrat, said in a statement. “It is time forHouse Republicans to stop trying to score political points and start to focus on reforming the IRS.”

    more here: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-20/irs-nonprofit-scrutiny-included-look-for-acorn-successors.html

    • Aquagranny911

      ACORN is like the Repugnant’s Chupacabra.

  • Miranda

    This is……sad….and strange.

    Crack-addicted Lamar Odom missing for three days after Khloe Kardashian kicked him out: report
    Last Updated: 4:22 PM, August 25, 2013

    Lamar Odom has not been seen by anyone in three days and those close to him fear he’s off on a drug bender.

    TMZ reported Sunday that Odom is addicted to crack cocaine and has been for the last two years. This week, his wife Khloe Kardashian kicked him out of their California home after Odom rejected an attempt at an intervention. Now no one has been able to contact the NBA player for almost 72 hours – and his friends and family are worried.

    Odom, a Queens native who played last year for the Clippers, has had a drug problem for the last two years, TMZ wrote Saturday. Last August, Khloe insisted he go to rehab and Odom obliged begrudgingly, but left after just three weeks. Convinced he would bolt even sooner, Khloe had private investigators keep guard at the San Diego facility 24 hours a day.

    more here: http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/crack_addicted_lamar_kicked_missing_1LfXVKadzqNlSw0lwaUSAM?utm_source=SFnewyorkpost&utm_medium=SFnewyorkpost

    • Alma98

      SMH… There’s nothing you can do for someone hooked on drugs if they don’t want help. Just sad.

      • conlakappa

        If he has been missing for 3 days, this might well be rock bottom for him. I bet he soon will crawl out of whatever hell hole he is in. Or hope for his sake he does.

        • Alma98

          I hope so too.

        • Aquagranny911

          I hope he crawls out alive because I think the Kardshains could make the most stable person suicidal.

    • itgurl_29

      So they knew he was a crack addict yet they were still trying to push him to continue filming their reality shows. I feel sorry for the dude. They don’t give a crap about you, Lamar. Leave and take Kanye and baby Direction with you.

      • trose1

        There was an episode where KIM made Lamar go to the dentist because his breath stank so bad. KIM asked Khloe how do u kiss that man he breath STANK.
        I think in the end they took him to the dentist and he had all types of dental work. His teeth were rotton etc.
        He became a crack addict 2 years ago?????? not buying it and I bet it was not just him smoking that bs.

        • Alma98

          Drugs will wreak havoc on your teeth, he probably was doing drugs longer that 2yrs.

      • Worldwatcher7

        I’ve never watched that show, but the more I hear, the sadder it sounds. All three of them: Lamar, Kanye, and little Direction are like props used to promote the franchise.

        • isonprize

          All three of them: Lamar, Kanye, and little Direction are like props used to promote the franchise.

          … because fame whore grifters gotta grift.

          • rikyrah

            it’s not like they have any actual talent

        • gn

          I saw a clip of it and was appalled at how the younger brother in the family was treated (Kim had her then-husband physically assault the younger brother for calling her a whore). Just bad news. I knew something was wrong with Lamar Odom when I read news of his prenup which had terms which basically emasculated him. Hope that all get better in light of the children involved.

        • TyrenM

          Former husband Kris Humphries came into my place of employment before divorce was final. I congratulated him for escaping that nonsense. Told him now you can concentrate on basketball. We’ll see how that goes.

      • rikyrah

        I’m slow…
        I just got baby Direction

        • isonprize

          …cackling… LOLOL

        • GOVCHRIS1988

          It took my black ass a while too. I was going, “Baby direction……who….North We..Oh God.”

      • Aquagranny911

        LMAO at “baby direction” Poor little kiddo with a name like “North West” What were they thinking.

      • Miranda
      • Not “Baby Direction”!! LMBAO

      • EpiphanySweet

        I say let them keep them weak ass ninjas. Them brothas have been gone for a long time.

        • itgurl_29


    • lamh36

      dont know if i believe tmz about the crack cocaine bit, but sure I can believe a drug problem.

      But I can just as well believe the Kar-trash-ian family doing their best to smear anyone who leaves or tries to leave the trashi-ian media whoredom. So I wouldn’t put it past momma Kris (not Bruce, cause that dude is to busy coping with his gender transitioning, have you seen his before and after picks…I’m telling ya Kris has slowly been culling Bruce’s balls since they met and it shows in pics) or any of the other trashians to feed this story to TMZ.

      • Yeah, this has Kris Jenner written all over it.

        • conlakappa

          Yet more fodder for her talk show.

    • gn

      Exactly why I didn’t want Kanye associated with that family. I hope that Odom finds it in him to get better, for his kids’ sakes.

  • rikyrah

    Prince Jackson cavorts with royal girlfriend Remi while rebelling against family
    Last Updated: 10:38 AM, August 25, 2013
    Posted: 1:46 AM, August 25, 2013

    Prince Jackson is taking a page out of his dad’s book — relatives say he’s being bad.

    Some in the Jackson clan complain the King of Pop’s son is keeping late hours and ignoring the various requests of his grandma and guardian, Katherine.

    Prince, 16, is now telling friends and family he wants out of the family mansion in Calabasas, Calif., and is seeking to move into his own pad.

    He sounds like any teen — except he has his own money, a family insider says, an allowance of $66,000 a month.

    “He’s a renegade kid. No holds barred,” a family member told The Post. “He’s up and out at all times of the night, and I’m concerned, and I think everyone around the situation has to be worried what could happen to this kid.”

    Prince often exits the mansion without security and is regularly spotted by paparazzi with girlfriend and schoolmate Remi Alfalah, 17, a princess from a royal Kuwaiti family.

    Prince and the princess have been stopped for speeding by police, who once cited Prince for blazing around in his Ford pickup at more than 20 mph over the speed limit.

    “No one can be sure what to expect next. He claims that his dad would have allowed this,” a family insider said. “The fact is, let’s be real, Michael kept them very low-profile. Hell, they wore masks, for God’s sake.”

    Prince and siblings Paris and Blanket are heirs to Michael Jackson’s fortune, estimated at more than $1 billion. When the kids turn 30, they each receive one third of their share; by 40, they get it all.

    Meanwhile, Prince has even hinted at marrying Remi just to get away from his relatives.

    Remi is from the Kuwaiti family line of Sheik Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. The sheik provides most of his family members with a lifetime pension, and the family’s fortune is estimated to be in the high nine-figures.


    • GOVCHRIS1988

      SIXTY SIX THOUSAND A MONTH!? Give me that money just once a year, and I would be GOOD!!!

      • rikyrah

        tell me about it.
        this kind of money and under 18 – no fucking clue about what should be done with that money

    • Aquagranny911

      Teenage rebellion…this is not good. Somebody needs to step in & help this young man before it is too late.

      Some days I wished for a lot of $$$$$$$$$ for various reasons but things like this make me glad I don’t have it.

    • crazycanuck

      Exactly what Michael did not want to happen

  • Let’s see if MHP will roll her neck and call out George Will:

    George Will: Single Moms ‘Biggest Impediment’ to Black Progress
    by Evan McMurry | 5:30 pm, August 25th, 2013

    …“That to which you refer were foreshadowed by something eight months after the march,” Will said. “A young social scientist from Harvard working in the Labor Department published a report. His name was Daniel Patrick Moynahan. He said, ‘There is a crisis in the African American community, because 24% of African American children are born to unmarried women. Today it’s tripled to 72%. That, and not an absence of rights, is surely the biggest impediment.”

    MORE: http://www.mediaite.com/tv/george-will-single-moms-biggest-impediment-to-black-progress/

    • isonprize

      Let’s see if MHP will roll her neck and call out George Will:

      nope, for $400, Alex…

      • Miranda

        And its the Daily Double!!

    • gn

      I’m so sick and tired of seeing various black pathology memes at this point: single mothers, sagging jeans, sagging “mentalities,” when do people get the balls and ovaries to simply call out racism and oppression for what they are instead of blaming the victim?

      This pic though lmao:

      • Aquagranny911

        Blaming the victim is easy because there is a strong perception that the “victims” won’t fight back. Much past time that idea got kicked in the jaw & broke some teeth. Just saying…..

        • gn

          I couldn’t agree more. It’s just weak. It’s the easy way out. And anyone who thinks it pleases God to see some humans treated as a problem to be fixed rather than a gift from Him…they are mistaken.

      • Miranda

        OK, when I saw the pic I LMAO’d.

      • rikyrah

        this pic is the very definition of Side Eye Of Death

      • trose1

        Donna should have asked what did rolling back voting rights have to do with single moms. Donna can roll her eyes all she wants but she needs to call out Will and his racism.

  • rikyrah

    Michelle Obama Helps New York Gear Up for 2013 US Open; Endorses Tennis for Children

    August 25, 2013 by garadf

    The US Open draw is out and competition for the last major men’s and women’s trophies of the 2013 tennis season begins on Monday, August 26.

    “The most exciting Grand Slam,” called so due to the energy from its uniquely raucous environment, is held every year at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, NY and is the most attended annual sporting event in the world.

    To kick off the two-week – book ending the Labor Day holiday – tournament of “bring it or go home” professional tennis, a special address was made by First Lady Michelle Obama on Saturday during Arthur Ashe Kids Day, reinforcing her appreciation for the inclusion of the sport in her Let’s Move campaign. Also contributing to the excitement of the start of the prestigious event, popular rocker and actor (“The Butler”) Lenny Kravitz will entertain the crowds during the opening night ceremony at Arthur Ashe Stadium.


  • rikyrah

    Rashida Jones Creating New CW Dramedy With Sister Kidada as Producer

    August 25, 2013 by PJ

    According to the Hollywood Reporter, the CW network has given out a script order to “Ladyballs” an hour-long dramedy from Rashida Jones and her older sister, Kidada Jones.

    The project centers around two twenty-something estranged friends in search of love in New York, who are reunited after learning that they’ve been dating the same guy. They begin a plot to get even with the two-timer and endup going viral, which they take as a sign to turn helping those who have been wronged into a business.

    The project is from Warner Bros. and will be executive produced by Jones and Will McCormack. Kidada Jones will produce, marking a first for the model/actress/fashion designer. Jeff Grosvenor will also produce.

    The dramedy marks Rashida Jones and McCormack’s second sale so far this development season. The pair also are developing “Stuck,” a comedy with “Parks and Recreation” writer Alexandra Rushfield, that landed at Fox with a put-pilot commitment.


  • rikyrah

    Bobby Jindal Claims that GOP Obama Racism is Ok because Democrats Did It To Bush

    By: Jason EasleyAug. 25th, 2013

    On Meet The Press today, Bobby Jindal excused the race based Republican attempt to delegitimize Obama by with a bogus claim that Democrats did the same thing to Bush.

    David Gregory asked Gov. Jindal about Colin Powell’s opinion that there is a dark vein of intolerance within the Republican Party. Jindal answered by comparing the Republicans’ Obama racism to Democratic treatment of George W. Bush.

    Jindal said, “Well, I have a lot of respect for General Powell. I think our party at its best, its core principles looks at people and treats them as individuals, not as members of special interest groups. talk about specific examples, impeachment, for example. Look, I reject that kind of talk. The reality is I didn’t like it when the left spent eight years trying to delegitimize President Bush. I don’t think we should be doing that to President Obama. The reality is one of the great things about this country is we have a peaceful transfer of policy. I disagree this president’s policies, but instead of talking act impeachment, let’s have a legitimate debate, try to repeal his policies, repeal Obamacare, fight for school choice, fight against war and debt spending. entitlement spending. you see the disparity numbers, have the numbers from earlier about the African-American unemployment rate, the challenges in joining the middle class. It’s time for a new approach. Let’s not talk about impeachment. Let’s talk about the policies we disagree with.”

    On the surface it looked like Jindal was speaking out against the Republican desire to impeach President Obama, but what he was really doing was setting up a false equivalency.

    Can you image what the Republican reaction would have been if the Obama/McCain election came down to hanging chads and a recount in Florida? Picture the Republican riots in the streets if the Supreme Court would have handed the presidency to Barack Obama in 2008.

    Barack Obama is has been elected to the presidency twice by large majorities, but some Republicans spend every waking moment trying to delegitimize the Obama presidency. George W. Bush was twice elected to the presidency by the margin of what many would call two questionable outcomes in Florida in 2000 and Ohio in 2004.

    Bush lost the popular vote in 2000, and won the 2004 popular vote by 3 million in 2004. Obama won the popular vote by more than 5.5 million votes in 2008, and 5.5 million votes in 2012.

    Republicans have no grounds on which to question President Obama’s legitimacy, but they continue to do so.

    Bobby Jindal can’t admit that the Republican delegitimization of Obama is based on race, because they he would be forced to deal with reality that he is dreaming of running for the presidential nomination of racist party that will never nominate him.

    This is why Jindal had to hide behind the flawed and worn Republican talking point that Democrats did the same thing to Bush that they are doing to Obama.


  • rikyrah

    Jim DeMint’s Argument Against Federal Healthcare Takes Aim at Medicare and TRICARE

    By: Sarah Jones

    Former Republican Senator Jim DeMint (S.C.) announced on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday that national health care can’t provide good health care. This is his big argument against ObamaCare.

    A pause while this sinks in and fills all of the outrageous holes…

    I guess he’s right: Medicare, the Military Health System and TRICARE are a big fail. Will Republicans next winning strategy be publicly admitting that their raison d’être is defunding Medicare and taking health insurance away from our troops and their families?

    DeMint’s argument is that federal healthcare is bad, “I can speak for the millions of conservatives across the country that know that this is not going to help the uninsured in America, it’s going to diminish the quality of healthcare for all Americans, and we see that in every country around the world where national healthcare has been instituted.”

    Certainly the former Senator takes advantage of the federal healthcare plan he gets for the rest of his life, courtesy of the taxpayers he is trying to screw over. He doesn’t seem to think that’s too shabby, and he’s not yet suggesting that we take federal healthcare away from the military (is DeMint arguing that our troops are deserving of bad healthcare?). Just the other Americans…

    DeMint is pushing for a shut down of the government in order to defund healthcare for Americans, claiming Obamacare is “unfair”. Ah, so that’s why it’s okay to be against law and order. It’s unfair.

    The bottom line is that Jim DeMint and the GOP think that if your kid has cancer, you shouldn’t care that you don’t have the money to pay for treatment. It’s much more important for you to help them get Obama back for winning yet another election.


  • rikyrah
    • Alma98

      Sasha is getting so tall, she’s looking more and more like PBO.

  • Miranda

    David Plouffe ‏@davidplouffe2h
    Trump University – The Art of The Steal.

    • Alma98


      • isonprize

        Between Plouffe and Axe, they are charter membersof the NFTG club.

        • Alma98

          They tickle the hell out of me!

  • Miranda
    • lamh36

      Luv this gif…lol

      I’ve never really watched RHOA, but for some reason, I did like NeNe

  • lamh36

    Watching Evan Almighty. Never seen it before, so far so good

  • lamh36

    ok, has anyone else seen this Catfish show on MTV?

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      That is a crazy friggin show. ESPECIALLY THIS EPISODE!! LOL! RUN NEGRO!!!!!

      • Miranda

        I’ve watched this show twice and both times have been absolutely in awe at these fools!

      • lamh36

        This white dude is crazy

  • Miranda

    Live Chat is up for the VMAs! Per twitter, already shenanigans on the red carpet!

    • lamh36

      naw just the pre-show.

  • GreenLadyHere

    – –Gterday WAS A HITORICAL DAYOOD EVENING Miranda♥/POU FAM♥ :>) ***BIG HUG***–YES! – –YESTERDAY WAS Sooo HISTORICAL!! :>) ****tears/SMILES*** –ALL DAY. :>)

    – –Also –LOOKING FORWARD — -> :>)- – —-
    March on Washington —AUGUST 28 MARCH INFO

    – – —What Obama will say at the March on Washington– –
    — — –President Obama won’t be giving his version of the “I Have a Dream” speech next Wednesday at the anniversary of the March on Washington.

    Administration officials say the president is fully aware that Martin
    Luther King, Jr. delivered one of the most moving addresses in American history 50 years ago, and that Obama shouldn’t try to match that level of rhetoric. He is not expected to deliver an extended meditation on race in America or issue the kind of challenge that King did.
    – – -SNIP — –

    “Spoiler alert. It will be good, but it won’t be the ‘I Have a Dream’ speech,” top Obama adviser Dan Pfeiffer told the New York Times.

    Instead, the president is mostly focused on marking a major moment in American history, honoring King and other civil rights leaders, and acknowledging his role as a successor to the people who lead the movement in 1960s. He will be joined by two ex-presidents, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, as well as thousands of people from around the country at the Lincoln Memorial.

  • GreenLadyHere


    – – – –On the road with the Dream Defenders– :>)

    – – – — –From MSNBC:
    It was a little before midnight on Thursday when the 12-person van packed with 15 people pulled onto the campus of Florida A&M
    University in Tallahassee. The bleary-eyed, huddled masses inside yelled for the driver to turn up the stereo as they pumped their fists and cheered.

    After eight long hours on the road from Miami–with stops at a couple college campuses across the state–the core of the Dream Defenders, a group of mostly twenty-something activists, had made it that much closer to their final destination: Washington, DC.

    They were greeted by a charter bus and about 50 other college
    students from all over Florida. The scene was part-family reunion,
    part-field trip. There were hugs and smiles and a kind of giddy
    excitement as the group loaded bags into the belly of the bus under the moonlight.

    For the next 16 hours the group rumbled up I-95 and the eastern seaboard toward Washington and a date with history, pulling into the district late on Friday afternoon as a slew of rallies, receptions and commemorations for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington were set to begin.

  • Miranda

    I’m gonna have to agree with Roland on this…..

    rolandsmartin ‏@rolandsmartin5m
    Everyone, please tweet @emilymiller & thank her for being the inspiration behind my @TVOneTV #NewsOneNow #StuckOnStupid Person of the week.

    Yeah….she really is stuck on stupid……

    MILLER: Is this Martin Luther King’s legacy? National Mall covered in garbage

  • lamh36

    What the holy hell is Miley Cyrus wearing? And what’s the 411 on whether or not Miley twerks tonight? #WhiteGirlRatchet #MTVMA

  • lamh36

    As usual, Paula Patton looks gourgeous, sounds high!!! #VMApreshow

  • lamh36

    Ok, Lady Gaga and Too Short!!! This can either be EPIC or EPIC Fail!

    ‏@VibeMagazine 25s

    Oh really? @LadyGaga collaborating with @TooShort on new #ARTPop?

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥— -LUVIN’ THIS – –SLAM!! — –

    – – —Republicans Are Doing Their Best to Kill Dr. King’s Dream — -[BUT – –DEY –CAIN’T!!!]

    – – —It is counterintuitive to rational thought and a law of physics that anything remains static after 50 years of passing time. It is just as irrational that people living in the 21st century fail to evolve and a segment of the American population have not progressed beyond the 1950s. Fifty years ago Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of his dream that one day Americans would judge other Americans by the character of their heart and not the color of their skin, and his dream’s fulfillment depended on the passage of time and a shift in people’s values. Fifty years later a large segment of the population has a dream to return America to conditions the Civil Rights movement sought to change, and Republicans are fulfilling their vision of second-class status for African Americans because a majority of the population elected an African American man as President.

    – – – –SNIP —- –

    To say Republicans, teabaggers, and conservative talking-heads have incited bigots to new heights of hatred borne of their racial animus is an understatement, and throughout it all Republicans have been loath to quell their supporters’ racist angst. In fact, throughout the Republican primaries last year and inherent in the presidential campaign of Willard Romney, blatant and dog whistle racism was part and parcel of the Republican strategy to denigrate the President that exploded after George Zimmerman was acquitted for stalking and murdering Trayvon Martin. It is true there were calls for a race war that marked a new lowfor the conservative movement over the past two years, but instead of rushing to calm racial hatred, Republicans gave their tacit approval with their silence and fear of conservatives instigating racial hatred for African Americans.— — –
    THERE IS MORE – —-GOOD READ!! :>) —

    – – — http://s3.amazonaws.com/rapgenius/filepicker%2F3IcXGR4SEGGmTzEejgW5_NeNe-Leakes-Bam-Gif.gif

  • TyrenM

    So women of POU. Does Robin get to keep his “Black Card” since he not only blatanly steals from Marvin Gaye…on more than “Blurred Lines,” but is suing his children? Just curious.

    • Miranda

      Well since Paula was president of the black student union and told him she couldn’t take him to the prom and he sucked it up and still waited on her, I don’t think we can revoke it now. But we can treat him like how we treat cousins that we’re salty with at the moment.

      • GOVCHRIS1988

        He still in the family. We just gotta treat him like that cousin that keeps sayin “Let me hold somethin”

        • Miranda

          HAHAHAHAHAHA!! YEP!! THAT ONE! The one that always showing up at the family gatherings with nothing but taking half the shit home!

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY TyrenM. :>) ***BIG HUG*** :>) – –

      —IMHO -At THIS time – -HE’s — -http://images.45cat.com/marvin-gaye-got-to-give-it-up-part-1-1985.jpg – —:>)

      Good 2 C U TyrenM. – :>)– –

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU AM♥ —-THIS! – —SOOOO – –INSPIRING! :>) —-

    — – –Young black men energized by 50th anniversary march – – -:>)
    – — — –Chicago teenager Terrence Riley didn’t plan to attend the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington Saturday, but his grandmother insisted he come.
    “She’s pretty old and it meant a lot to her because she marched [back
    in 1963],” said Riley, 17. “She really wanted me to be a part of it and
    my [younger] brother, but we weren’t really exactly excited.”

    Riley’s indifference to the event changed quickly, however. He
    admitted he was inspired by the “passion” of several speakers and the overall atmosphere.

    Riley was among tens of thousands of people who gathered to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

    TheGrio.com asked several young African-American men to reflect on the day’s events and share how the anniversary is relevant to their lives in 2013. Responses ranged from stories of pride and appreciation to calls for more action and participation from young people in civil rights issues.
    THERE IS MORE — -:>)

    SUPPORT 4 MR. PRESIDENT’S ADVICE: – — – – –The nation should also think about ways to “bolster and reinforce our African American boys,” Obama said, saying there are too many kids out there who need help, but “are getting a lot of negative reinforcement.” – — -THIS MARCH was 1 way. :>) GOOD. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU AM♥– — -MISSED this: — -:>) —

    – — –OFA launches digital ad to support Obama college affordability push – – –
    ——-The political advocacy group born from President Obama’s reelection campaign is launching a new political ad touting his push on higher education.

    The 15-second, non-skippible digital advertisement will appear on websites nationally, and features the president at the first stop of his two-day, four-city bus tour. “The spot highlights the president’s commitment to making sure that higher education is affordable for the middle class and delivers a better value for students and families,” Organizing for Action announced in a statement.

    OFA did not disclose how much they are putting behind the campaign-style advertisement.
    THERE IS MORE – — -GOOD on THEM :>)–

  • TyrenM

    Alright. Tina (and those lovely thighs!)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — -Woo! Hoo! – – -Goin’ 2 the Post Office 2-morrow –:>)
    – —March On Washington Commemoration Stamp Unveiled
    — — Rep. John Lewis remembers the moment well: More
    than 250,000 people marching toward the Lincoln Memorial, rallying for jobs and justice, as he prepared to deliver a passionate speech at the March on Washington.

    Almost 50 years later, Lewis returned to that day as he gazed at an image of marchers carrying placards calling for jobs and equal rights, with the Washington Monument as a backdrop. The moment is captured on the newest postage stamp, unveiled Friday, to commemorate the civil rights movement.

    “I’m more than lucky. I am very blessed to come here and see the unveiling of this beautiful stamp,” Lewis said during a ceremony at the Newseum. Now 73, he is the last surviving organizer of the historic march.
    Artist Greg Manchess of New York, under the direction of Antonio Alcalá of Virginia, painted the image using oils and broad strokes on a gessoed illustration board.

    “It is a powerful image. When you look at it, you can’t help but
    think of the debt that America owes those marchers,” said Deputy
    Postmaster General Ronald Stroman.

    Joining Lewis to unveil the commemorative stamp at was actress Gabrielle Union, star of the movie “Bring It On” and the new BET series “Being Mary Jane.” Although the 40-year-old hadn’t been born at the time of the march, she said she felt compelled to join the ceremony because her parents had raised her to never be silent in the face of injustice.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ —Beside bein’ a POWERFUL post — he doesn’t like – -“CREEPY CRAWLEY” —***fist bump** — – -HAH! — –

    – — –Ted Cruz Is Psychotic —YES!!

    —- – Oh, the face of defeat really does have a pretty mouth sometimes.
    In an interview today on CNN‘s State Of The Union with slumlord/host Candy Crowley, Senator Ted Cruz(R-TX), Mr. Defund Obamacare Or Else Great Harm Will Come To You! told America that he intends to actually assist his misguided, healthcare-seeking constituents in signing up for the federal healthcare insurance exchange, set to begin open enrollment October 1st. So, by the state of Texas’s actions in publicly refusing expansion of Medicaid, as called for in the Affordable Care Act, on the grounds that the government has no business in their healthcare business– It appears that Texas, in particular, is secretly leaving pies on Sheriff Bart’s windowsill to help manage their twisted, states’ rights affairs.

    Fooling all of the people all of the time can become a grind, but
    this is the problem with only reading headlines. On paper, Ted Cruz
    sounds like he’s concerned and will do anything he can to help people, saying, – – –
    _ _ _SNIP – –

    Oh, sure. He’s a helper on paper, maybe in bipartisan headlines, maybe even a traitor in some parts, but if you go to the tape, all of that reliable GOP fake sincerity and concern trolling is bolstered by Ted Cruz’s visibly uncomfortable body language, bordering on polite hostility. And, with that polished sheen of Southern-transplant condescension enjoyed by millions of compassionate conservative sociopaths everywhere, Obamacare is saved!
    —-Sooo VERY ANALYTICAL!! – – – GR8 READ. :>) – –

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – –UPDATE: – – -Dear MADIBA♥ — –

    —-South Africa: Mandela Unstable at Times – –
    – – — – —Former South African leader Nelson Mandela remains in critical but stable condition in a hospital, though “medical interventions” are required because his health sometimes becomes unstable, the South African government said Saturday.

    Doctors are working hard for a “turnaround” in the condition of 95-year-old Mandela, who was admitted to a hospital in June with what officials said was a recurring lung infection, the office of South African President Jacob Zuma said in a statement.

    In the statement, Zuma’s office quoted doctors as saying the anti-apartheid leader has “demonstrated great resilience” and that his condition has tended to stabilize after medical treatments when his health deteriorates.

    “Doctors are still working hard to effect a turnaround and a further improvement in his health and to keep the former President comfortable,”the statement said.

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