September 25, 2017

Tuesday Open Thread: African American Women Bandleaders

GOOD MORNING, P.O.U.!

We continue our series on African American Women Bandleaders….

ANNA MAE WINBURN

Anna Mae Winburn

Anna Mae Winburn, née Darden (August 13, 1913 – September 30, 1999) was an African-American vocalist and jazz bandleader who flourished beginning in the mid-1930s. She is best known for having directed the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, an all-female big band that was perhaps one of the few — and one of the most — racially integrated dance-bands of the swing era.[1]

Family

Anna Mae Winburn was born to a musical family in Port Royal, Tennessee, and migrated to Kokomo, Indiana, at a young age.[2] Her mother’s maiden name was Canell.[3] She, with two of her sisters

Anna Mae had three sisters: Matilda, Judy, and Easter
  1. Julia Mae (Judy) Darden (b. December 20, 1920). Judy sang with groups around Minneapolis, and was once married to Frank Perkins, a competent pianist and son of “Red” Perkins.[4] Sometime around 1961 Judy married a saxophonist and bandleader Percy Caesar Hughes of Minneapolis.[5] Judy, then known as Julia Mae Hughes, died of lung cancer on January 1, 1975.
  2. Easter Darden; Easter married drummer and vibist William “Jeep” Stewart, and after divorcing him, later married James Overton.

Anna Mae’s marriage and children

Anna Mae married Eustace “Duke” Pilgrim (b. 1921 as Eustace Michael Pilgrim; d. 1970) around 1948.[6] Together, they had four children. They lived in Elmhurst, NY, among many Harlem transplants and jazz greats. Duke Pilgrim had a prior marriage to Alberta Adams.

Death

Winburn died in 1999 in Hempstead, New York.

Indiana

Studio portrait, USA, 1945. (Photo by Gilles Petard/Redferns)

Studio portrait, USA, 1945. (Photo by Gilles Petard/Redferns)

Her first known publicized performance was singing with the studio band of Radio WOWO, Fort Wayne. She worked at various clubs in Indiana, including the Chateau Lido[7] in Indianapolis (where she appeared under the pseudonym Anita Door).[8]

North Omaha

From there she moved to North Omaha, Nebraska, where she sang and played guitar for a variety of territory bands, or groups whose touring activities and popularity were geographically limited to several adjoining states, that were led by Red Perkins.[9] During that time Winburn was a collaborator of Lloyd Hunter, frequently singing for Lloyd Hunter’s “Serenaders”. She also led the Cotton Club Boys out of Omaha, a group that at one point included the amazing guitarist Charlie Christian.[10] When many of the musicians were lost to the World War II draft, Winburn joined the International Sweethearts of Rhythm.[11] Soon she went to Oklahoma City and led bands for a short while. It was there that she led Eddie Durham’s “All-Girl Orchestra”, which eventually earned her an invite to join the International Sweethearts of Rhythm.[12]

International Sweethearts of Rhythm

Anna Mae Winburn and The International Sweethearts of Rhythm

Anna Mae Winburn and The International Sweethearts of Rhythm

Eddie Durham had been the composer for the International Sweethearts of Rhythm for two years before leaving to join Count Basie’s band.[13] After being recommended by Jimmie Jewel, who owned North Omaha’s Dreamland Ballroom, Winburn became the leader of the band in 1941.[14] She was reportedly hired for her attractive figure, with the intention of doing little actual composing or singing.[15]

In a video interview from 1986, Winburn reported of her first meeting, “I said ‘What a bunch of cute little girls, but I don’t know whether I could get along with that many women or not.”[16] Despite rumors of Betty White being groomed to take her place after her marriage,[17] Winburn was the leader of the band until it folded in late 1949.

Winburn formed other incarnations of the International Sweethearts for the next 10 years, often billing her name before the band’s. However, those bands never regained the notoriety of the early years.[18]

 

“Jump Children”

“I Left My Man”

  • Tunisia

    Good morning, POU!

    • Farrod

      GM!!!!

      • Tunisia

        GM, Farrod.

      • rikyrah

        Morning Farrod

    • rikyrah

      Morning Tunisia

      • Tunisia

        GM, Rikyrah.

    • BoomerGal

      Good morning, Tunisia!

      • Tunisia

        GM, BoomerGal.

    • MsKitty

      Morning Tunisia

      • Tunisia

        GM, MsKitty.

  • Farrod

    GM Fam,

    I hope everyone is well and safe…

    Question:

    How would you address your 7th grade teacher 40yrs later? I am blessed to have one of my 1st crushes, my 7th grade teacher as a FB friend, and she often responds to my posts. I love her and am grateful that she is well and a part of my life again, but i don’t know how to address her: Teach, Ms. Peele, Hollace (1st name), LOL!!!! HELP!

    • Tunisia

      I still address my teachers/Professors as Mr/Ms/Dr etc. I can’t bring myself to use their first names.

    • Slick

      I’m friends with my 3rd grade teacher on FB, actually took my wife and kids to meet him a few years ago. He insisted that I call him Dennis, I just couldn’t, I call him Mr. Franks. It’s weird even over 30 years ago, hard to break that respect

      • JojoRaze

        I’m the exact same way. I met my favorite teacher ten years post high school and he insisted I call him Paul, and I was like, “Nope, you are Mr Court.” He wasn’t a formal teacher but he will always be Mr. Court to me.

    • rikyrah

      Would always be Ms. Peele.
      That’s how I grew up

    • BoomerGal

      Teachers/professors will always remain, Dr., Mr. or Ms./Mrs.

    • Miranda

      HAHAHA, reminds me of an episode of Wings when Miss Jenkins came back………..AND the episode of the Golden Girls when Dorothy’s teacher Mr. Gordon that she had a crush on came back.

      AAAAND the episode of Martin when Miss Trinidad almost caught that fade from Gina!!

      Obviously I love sitcoms. LOL

    • MsKitty

      I would address her as Ms. Peele unless she specifically asked you to call her by her first name.

    • Town

      I am often amazed at people who keep up with their teachers. Once I was finished with your class, I was pretty much finished with you. LOL

  • Farrod

    …and WTF!!! I’m heartbroken over this girl that died in Chicago, Kenneka Jenkins Martin…AAAARRRGH!!!! I wanna go fuck them dudes up!!!!!

    • rikyrah

      I hear you

    • rikyrah

      I want everyone charged

    • BoomerGal

      Fuck the girls up, too, while you’re at it.

    • aleth

      I keep saying something ain’t right. May her soul rip

    • MsKitty

      It’s absolutely sickening.

  • jds09

    Good morning rikyrah and the rest of the POU Fam!

    • rikyrah

      Morning jds

    • BoomerGal

      Good morning, jds!

  • BoomerGal

    Good Morning, POU! Hope everyone is safe and thriving. Blessings to all and have a good one!

    • MsKitty

      Morning BoomerGal

      • BoomerGal

        Morning, MsKitty

  • BoomerGal

    Good Morning, rikyrah

    • rikyrah

      Hey BoomerG

  • GOVCHRIS1988

    OF COURSE Ted Cruz is a nasty common freak!
    https://twitter.com/SexuallPosts/status/907475090866089984

  • Miranda

    Yeah the devastation of Harvey and Irma is still ongoing and two of the most populous states are heading for financial hardship and people are still fighting for their very lives in US territories…but this is what’s really important.
    —————————-
    Trump: Some people who write about me ‘know nothing about me & have zero access’
    09/12/2017 09:27 AM EDT

    President Donald Trump lashed out Tuesday morning at authors who write about him, posting on Twitter that their books and articles amount to “fake news” because “they know nothing about me.”
    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/12/trump-tweet-journalists-books-242586
    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/907588803161939968

    • Town

      But her emails…

    • jds09

      He is truly the White President. It all about present moment access, only what he tells you about himself is true. Patterns of behavior, a history of documented lies, a trail of busted businesses….doesn’t matter, 45 and only 45 gets to determine who he is.

    • BoomerGal

      You really don’t want them to gain access. Trust and believe.

    • aleth

      He ain’t running nothing — sold the country

  • Miranda

    In case you missed it:
    ———————–
    Exclusive: Russia Used Facebook Events to Organize Anti-Immigrant Rallies on U.S. Soil
    Pushing fake news was just one component of the Russian campaign to shape American minds. Part two: organizing anti-immigrant events echoing themes from the pro-Trump press.
    09.11.17 10:45 PM ET

    Russian operatives hiding behind false identities used Facebook’s event management tool to remotely organize and promote political protests in the U.S., including an August 2016 anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim rally in Idaho, The Daily Beast has learned.

    A Facebook spokesperson confirmed to the Daily Beast that the social-media giant “shut down several promoted events as part of the takedown we described last week.” The company declined to elaborate, except to confirm that the events were promoted with paid ads. (This is the first time the social media giant has publicly acknowledged the existence of such events.)

    more here: http://www.thedailybeast.com/exclusive-russia-used-facebook-events-to-organize-anti-immigrant-rallies-on-us-soil

    • aleth

      what are our spooks doing? A coup won through technology and entertainment industry. Gotta hand it to Putin and the oligarchs. Conquered RU now doing same to US with no effective pushback because people want money and they are being controlled with electronics. Our Achilles heel racism and homophobia doing us in.

      • Town

        Sitting back and letting it happen so they wouldn’t have to report to Hillary in 2017.

        • aleth

          Ain’t that something?

  • MsKitty

    Morning rikyrah

    • rikyrah

      Morning MsKitty

  • Miranda
    • Town

      All these Chris Hayes bike riding mofos crave the day where white men are back on top (as if they aren’t on top now). They are no better than those neo-Confederates in Charlottesville.

    • rikyrah

      Again…
      Phuck Outta Here

  • Miranda

    https://twitter.com/shane_bauer/status/907604478261526529
    In a social-media workshop with staff members on Friday, Sudeep Reddy, a managing editor at Politico, said that the organization discards “dozens” of job applications and referrals over inappropriate, partisan or puerile tweets. “We are deliberately nonpartisan in the kind of journalism that we pursue,” Reddy told the Erik Wemple Blog after the meeting. Politico vets “hundreds” of possible hires per week, said Reddy. “We have found on Twitter feeds revealing insight into how people write.”
    […]
    Staffers at Friday’s meeting asked whether it was okay to tweet their opinions about topics such as physical attacks on journalists and white supremacy — i.e., matters that receive and deserve widespread condemnation. “The editors’ message was very hesitant: Try to stay away from those things because some of them are partisan,” said a source in attendance. Reddy told this blog that the goal wasn’t necessarily to warn people off of those topics but rather to refrain from “loosely” opining on stuff “just for the sake of weighing in.” The goal at Politico, he continued, “is to convey fact rather than bringing opinions.”

    • MsKitty

      I liked that advice better in the original 1930’s German.

    • Alma98

      Politico had no problems attacking PBO every chance they got.

      • rikyrah

        Bring the truth

  • Joy
  • Miranda

    THANKS OBAMA
    —————————–
    Obamanomics: The poverty rate dropped in President Barack Obama’s final year of office as median household income rose last year.
    The Census Bureau reported Tuesday that the poverty rate fell 0.8% to 12.7% in 2016 — meaning 2.5 million people escaped poverty. This is the first time since the recession that the poverty rate isn’t statistically significant from the 2007 level of 12.5%.
    Median household income rose 3.2% when adjusted for inflation to $59,039, the second straight rise.
    The percentage of people without health insurance was 8.8%, a decline of 0.3%.
    https://twitter.com/MattMackowiak/status/907610692647354369

  • MsKitty

    And they’ve only managed to prove her point by their behavior in recent days when covering the book (looking at you Cilizza).

    https://twitter.com/brianstelter/status/907554698072346625

    • Miranda

      Cilizza’s ass needs to be slapped repeatedly. He embodies everything wrong with political journalism these days.

      • nathkatun7

        Cilizza is one dumb mfk*r!

    • Tunisia

      Hit dogs will holler.

    • Town

      I’m thinking political journalists saw this line in their advance copies and decided to go on the attack.

      • Miranda

        Yup.

    • Where is the lie?

    • rikyrah

      Truth

  • MsKitty
    • Miranda

      ____________________I remember this tweet!! Craig warned us all….over and over Craig warned everybody.

    • BoomerGal

      LOL!!!

    • Alma98

      hahahaha!!!!

    • nathkatun7

      Go ahead and spill the beans, Craig.

  • MsKitty

    I just love how Black Twitter is shutting this nonsense down with a 3-ton sledgehammer.

    https://twitter.com/CharlesMBlow/status/907494762697162752

    https://twitter.com/Newsweek/status/907494019101536256

    • crazycanuck1503

      A billion times

    • rikyrah

      Nope

      She.has.served.this.country.

    • Alma98

      No leave her alone.

    • Alma98

      It scared somebody, the bots came crawling out of the woodwork.

      • jziglar

        Yeah i saw that Alma. They crawl out from under their rocks with vile hateful comments. Clearly someone is bothered like you said or they wouldn’t be coming out of the woodwork.

      • rikyrah

        They are scared because they know that Hillary actually won.
        They are scared because Michelle would be an excellent candidate.
        They are scared because their vessel for White Supremacy is an international embarrassment, despite continuing to grade him on a curve.
        They scared because 7 months in… Dolt45 has done what was thought to be impossible…make Bush43 look like a competent President.

    • jziglar

      And I see two Trump trolls in the comments making jokes calling Michelle a tranny and a man with a picture of Melania and then a picture of Michelle with a photoshopped beard. And this is one out of many reasons why she isn’t interested and why many people don’t want her to run. It’s because of the disgusting racism and vile comments from the right wing idiots in this country.

      • BoomerGal

        THIS.

      • Alma98

        That’s why I say gtfooh with the msm saying not all are racist. They’d rather have a porn queen as flotus than a brilliant educated beautiful black woman. And they give them selves away with the man bullshit too. They’re scared of her and they’re obsessed with her body.

        • jziglar

          Like you said, they are racist. It seems like racist white men love to call black women men or man like. I’ve seen comments about high profile black women being called men or that they look like men in comment sections and on youtube videos. This obsession with the bodies of black women, and clearly they’re obsessed with Michelle’s body. They easily tell on themselves and it’s obvious to most people. I’ve seen even other white people call them out on this clear racism and obsession.

          • Alma98

            Goes back to slavery, hate what they love.

          • nathkatun7

            Yep! Thom Jefferson talked so bad about black people, but behind the scene he was busy making babies with his black slave woman.

  • Miranda

    And by “nobody paid attention” let’s make sure “nobody” is understood to be the beltway, both right AND left wing media, cable news pundits and the Sunday show politicos….they all ignored this because it didn’t fit the “whoa is the uneducated white man who can’t get a $60k a year job in the mines or the plant anymore in the rust belt and appalachia”.
    https://twitter.com/MikeGrunwald/status/907611661690920960

    • rikyrah

      Uh huh

    • Alma98

      But economic anxiety right. The media totally owns this right here. Their wiliness to do the TGOP’s dirty work and not report on anything good PBO did got us drumpf.

      • nathkatun7

        Exactly, Alma!

  • MsKitty

    Uh, about the wording of this tweet…

    https://twitter.com/edatpost/status/907617515165110272

    • Miranda

      Sure ted….suuuuuuure..a “staffing issue”….thanks for the new round of jokes!!

    • rikyrah

      Tee hee hee

    • We figured it was a “staffing issue”.

      • Alma98

        hee hee

    • Alma98

      LOL! nope

    • jziglar

      Yeah okay.

  • BoomerGal

    Yep!
    Clinton: Trump ‘Likes The Idea Of Unaccountable, Unchecked Power’

    Source: Talking Points Memo

    By ESME CRIBB Published SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 10:18 AM

    Hillary Clinton on Tuesday warned that if President Donald Trump were “left to his own devices,” he would take steps to emulate authoritarian leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Asked on the liberal podcast “Pod Save America” whether she thinks Trump might take steps to emulate Putin and his regime, Clinton said, “Yes.”

    “I think Trump, left to his own devices, unchecked, would become even more authoritarian than he has tried to be,” she said. “I’m not saying he’s going to start killing journalists, but I am saying that he likes the idea of unaccountable, unchecked power. And we’ve never had to face that in a serious way in our country.” She cited the Republican practice of gerrymandering “to control state legislatures, elect Republican governors and to call a constitutional convention.”

    “And if you really get deep into what they’re advocating — limits on the First Amendment, no limits on the Second Amendment, limits on criminal justice — I mean, there is a very insidious right-wing agenda,” Clinton said.

    Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/hillary-clinton-trump-likes-idea-of-unaccountable-unchecked-power

    • Town

      Trump tweeting about DOJ needing to investigate & lock up Hillary in 5…4…3…2…

    • Miranda

      Trump really thought he was elected king. He really did.

      • rikyrah

        His entire family too

  • Miranda

    OK POU…help me out here….all these bullshit “Listen to America” “listening tours” “what real america feels”…ALL THAT BULLSHIT. Am I wrong to be sick and tired of this crap? Who are they fooling with this “oh we need to listen to white america but let’s pretend by saying “america” mess??
    https://twitter.com/ryanjreilly/status/907613255908110336

    • Alma98

      Morning Miranda, nope you’re not wrong.

      • Miranda

        The media’s lily white asses stay showing with this mess.

    • Nope. I’m past tired.

    • MsKitty

      I’m over it. Just easier for the media to come out and say, the only opinion we’re interested in is from white people. The rest of you don’t count.

    • nathkatun7

      You are not wrong and you are not alone. I know I am sick of listening to stupid analyses that try to excuse white racism. Both the left and the right believe that America is synonymous with white people. But here is the reality: since LBJ, and the passage of Civil Rights laws, no Democratic candidate has won the majority of white voters. Hillary Clinton’s % of white votes was not that much different from the % of white voters who voted for Humphrey, McGovern, Carter, Mondale, Dukakis, Bill Clinton, Gore, Kerry and Obama. Moreover, the census report, which came out yesterday, debunked the myth that white economic distress accounts for Trump’s win of electoral vote. More importantly for me, is the fact that the majority of Americans who voted on Nov.8, 2016, voted against Trump. If the situation were reversed, and Clinton won the electoral vote, but not the popular vote, we would all be inundated with stories of why she is an illegitimate president.

  • adept2u

    Morning Fam!!!

    • BoomerGal

      Morning, adept!

    • rikyrah

      Morning adept

    • MsKitty

      Morning adept

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Tuesday MornTin’ adept2u. :>) **BIG HUG** :>)

      B BLESSED♥ :>)

  • BoomerGal

    Morning, Alma!

  • MsKitty

    Morning Alma

  • Miranda
    • Alma98

      hahahahaha!!!!

    • LOL

  • MsKitty

    Not the tweet to look at when lunch is still a couple of hours away.

    https://twitter.com/Rowaida_Abdel/status/907237508030894080

    • Miranda

      Looks delicious!

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’- — ☻http://www.cutecatgifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Cat-Stretching-and-Yawning.gif

      **BIG HUG** :>)- – –☺https://media.tenor.com/images/1930b48401227f94585b4f092a3036a9/tenor.gif

      2 the Syrians♥—-BLESSINGS- — 4 Your KINDNESS.- – –

      B BLESSED♥ :>)

  • Miranda

    I’m gonna buy this book so that 100 years from now, I’ll be one of the ancestors that my heirs look back and know I was one of the ones that knew better in 2016.
    https://twitter.com/daveweigel/status/907619431060209664

  • Miranda

    Russian politician says on live TV that Russia stole U.S. presidency
    September 11, 2017

    Russian politician Vyacheslav Nikonov, a member of the Duma, said U.S. “intelligence missed it when Russian intelligence stole the president of the United States.” He made the remarks on a Russian panel show, “Sunday Evening with Vladimir Solovyov.”

    The episode centered on the U.S.’ diminishing power on the world stage and the resulting chaos, The Hill reports. University of Virginia professor Allen Lynch told The Hill that Nikonov’s statement was directed at the idea that the U.S. must be losing power if it can’t uphold the integrity of its own electoral system.
    https://www.axios.com/russian-politician-says-russia-stole-u-s-presidency-on-live-tv-2484056561.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twsocialshare&utm_campaign=organic

    • He better be careful that he doesn’t have a ✌heart attack✌.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Good Tuesday MornTin’ Sepia♥/POU FAM♥– -:>) **BIG HUG** :>)—Continuin’ 2 ENJOY The Series- -:>) Director ANNA MAE WINBURN♥– Had “STYLE” In DRESS♥ annnd LEADERSHIP♥- – :>) Thank U Sepia♥— -:>)

    — – –☺http://www.thegirlsintheband.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/cue-80-ANNA-MAE-WINBURN-IN-LONG-WHITE-SPAGHETTI-STRAP-DRESS-HOLDING-BATON-THREE-TRUMPET-PLAYERS-ON-THE-LEFT-Wayne-Knight-updated-9-9-10.jpg

    – —-INNOVATIVE— —Winburn formed other incarnations of the International Sweethearts for the next 10 years, often billing her name before the band’s.– –:>)

    – — -ENJOY♥- – -http://del.h-cdn.co/assets/16/19/980×490/landscape-1462989593-delish-smoothies-index.jpg

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

    • rikyrah

      Morning GLH

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good Morntin’ rikyrah.- – -:>) **BIG HUG* :>)

        B BLESSED♥- -:>)

    • MsKitty

      Morning GLH

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY- – –☻https://media.giphy.com/media/BVhnLc9OTvyJq/giphy.gif

        — -B BLESSED♥ :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

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

    – — ☺https://twitter.com/latimes/status/907599725108625410

    • Miranda

      And trump has not made one statement about this. Not one.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good MornTin’ miranda♥- – -***BIG HUG** :>)

        WORD.– -He’s Deflectin’ —so that his NEGATIVE STATEMENT[NO FUNDING!!]- 2 GOV. KATE BROWN of Oregon – -Can B covered up.!!

        He’s an — EVIL/VILE- – -B**TURD!!- –

        – K’MON KARMA!!

        B BLESSED♥ :>)

  • 7thangel
  • Town

    Why wouldn’t Ted Cruz watch porn? He’s a repressed weirdo who has an ugly wife (wife looks like him with a blond wig). Of course he watches porn.

    Pretty sure Chris Christie watches porn too, since his wife looks like a thumb with a wig and you know Mike Pence watches gay porn when Mother is out of the house.

    • MsKitty

      Thing is how would Krispy Kreme even find his junk without getting a search party involved?

      • Town

        Sprinkle some nachos on it?

      • Miranda

        Dammit MsKitty!!!

      • rikyrah

        Kapow

    • Alma98

      LMBAO@ “his wife looks like a thumb with a wig” hahahaha!!!

  • Alma98
    • Miranda

      This is such an accurate and appropriate description.

    • adept2u

      You have to know the Russians looked at the huge portion of America so stupid as to actually believe that PBO was born in Kenya and knew they could piss in the entirety of America’s face and the White folk would think it was rain water.

      • jziglar

        Well when you have around 1/3 of the US population who have proven that they’re so dumb and gullible that they will believe almost anything then you know you can easily run game on them.

    • rikyrah

      What is the lie?

  • GreenLadyHere

    ☻https://media.giphy.com/media/brsEO1JayBVja/giphy.gif
    Good MornTin’ Alma- –:>) **BIG HUG** :>)–

    Thank U 4 your KIND BLESSINGS♥- – -:>)

    How R U/Weather? :>)

    — -B BLESSED♥U♥/Mom♥/Family♥/DAUGHTER♥ :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – –A- –BLACK♥- –HISTORICAL – –MOMENT– – – -STILL- – -Sooo — -RELEVANT. . — –

    – –☺https://twitter.com/NCRMuseum/status/907605076084248576

    — -WORD!- –:>) Thank U♥- -:>)

  • Miranda
  • Alma98

    John Cole at BJ posted this and said “this is real journalism”. All I could think of was how black folks addicted to crack or hell addicted to any substance were and are treated like criminals. No stories of how we should feel for black suffering & the pain of addiction. It maybe good journalism, you can’t help but see the double standard.

    Seven Days of Heroin

    This is what an epidemic looks like

    http://www.cincinnati.com/pages/interactives/seven-days-of-heroin-epidemic-cincinnati/

    • Miranda

      *lips pursed*

    • adept2u

      Smack Junky Elegy.

    • GreenLadyHere

      alma– -THIS:- – —It maybe good journalism, you can’t help but see the double standard.— – Thank U♥.– –

      Been pointed THIS out.– – hmph!!

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- — –PRAYERS♥- — -PRAYERS/Thoughts♥- – – -Some HUMANITARIAN- -RELIEF – – –– – –

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/ABC/status/907634842363457536

    BLESSINGS♥- – -[Lookin’ 4 U.S. –A]

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- — **Head Bow*—A- –TRIBUTE♥- – — In- – -MEMORIAM♥—— –

    — -☺https://twitter.com/nbcwashington/status/907593786947141635

    – – –James Howard “Jim” Vance III (January 10, 1942 – July 22, 2017) was an American television news anchor in Washington, D.C.

    RIHEP♥- – — CONDOLENCES♥—-AMEN♥- —

  • Miranda

    How many damn slices of freaking pizza did they think would be sold during a Category 4 Hurricane?!?!
    ————————-
    A Pizza Hut told Irma-fleeing employees they could be punished for skipping shifts
    September 11 at 2:23 PM

    A manager of one Pizza Hut in the path of Hurricane Irma threatened to discipline workers who evacuated for the storm outside of a designated time frame — and the brand has come under fire on social media for the “shameful” policy.

    A photo began circulating on Twitter of a memo posted for employees in one Jacksonville Pizza Hut location, with an explicit list of instructions for employees.

    “To all Team members,” the memo begins, before laying out a policy that dictates that employees cannot evacuate more than 24 hours before the storm and must return within 72 hours. “Failure to show for these shifts, regardless of reason, will be considered a no call/no show and documentation will be issued,” it reads. “After the storm, we need all TM’s available to get the store up and running and serve our communities as needed.”

    Pizza Hut responded with a statement posted on its website. It read, in part: “We absolutely do not have a policy that dictates when team members can leave or return from a disaster, and the manager who posted this letter did not follow company guidelines. We can also confirm that the local franchise operator has addressed this situation with the manager involved.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/food/wp/2017/09/11/a-pizza-hut-told-irma-fleeing-employees-they-could-be-punished-for-skipping-shifts/?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_irma-pizzahurt-922pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.33402f2ec4d5

    • 7thangel

      real life krusty krab pizza

  • MonieTalks

    Transcript: Hillary Clinton’s Full Interview With NPR’s Rachel Martin

    RM: But you could not put together the Obama coalition. You did lose five million people who voted for him who did not vote for you.

    HRC: I would say two things about that. First, there were certainly people who voted for him who felt like, for whatever combination of reasons — and there’s some good research about this — that, you know, they just weren’t happy with where things were and they didn’t know what they were going to do, and they did not vote for me. That’s absolutely the case. But you have to also look at the suppression of voters. The principal objects of voter suppression were African-American voters and young voters. There was a very extensive analysis about what happened in North Carolina recently in The New York Times and there’s been a lot written and much information collected about what happened in Wisconsin: 200,000 predominantly black voters being disenfranchised in the greater Milwaukee area. This was the first election, the first presidential election, where the Voting Rights Act that had been severely damaged by the Supreme Court decision in 2013, was fully in effect, and the Republicans wasted no time in doing everything they could to make it hard to vote.

    RM: But you won the African-American vote.

    HRC: But not in the numbers that I needed. And that goes back to your question. If you look at the AP work that was done in Milwaukee, it’s quite chilling. The 85 year old woman — she no longer has a photo I.D. She doesn’t drive. She comes to vote with her Medicare card, her utility bills, a lot of identification. She’s turned away. The Navy veteran who moved from Chicago to Wisconsin, goes to vote, but he still has his Illinois driver’s license even though he had registered in Wisconsin — turned away. And I think that’s an interesting comparison. The voter suppression in Wisconsin worked. Across the border into Illinois, where they had not done any of this suppression, where they in fact made it easier to vote with same-day voter registration, they were immune to the impact of suppression. And, of course, I won in Illinois, just like I won in neighboring Minnesota. But in Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania in particular, as well as North Carolina, there was a concerted effort to suppress the vote. Now, I want to throw this into the future because, you know, the reason I wrote this book was not only to tell people what I believe happened, to explain the best I could, but also to point out some things that we have to as a country take seriously in order to avoid what happened ever happening in the future. And voter suppression is one of those things. Sexism and misogyny — alive and well and working in our politics and our society. But then the Russian role that was played I think is something that everybody, I don’t care what political party you are, must take seriously, because they are not going to stop. They were successful, and they’re going to keep at everything they can to destabilize and undermine our democracy.

    read more: http://www.npr.org/2017/09/12/549430064/transcript-hillary-clinton-s-full-interview-with-npr-s-rachel-martin

    • adept2u

      Go Hills fuckers wouldn’t believe it when we said it.

    • nathkatun7

      My respect for Hillary Clinton has gone up 100%! The blatant suppression of Black voters in the so called battleground states enabled Trump to win electoral votes. Nevertheless, it’s, however, very important to repeatedly point out that Hillary Clinton won the majority of American voters by about 3 million votes. Trump represents a minority of Americans.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – –Continuin’- –PRAYERS♥– –PRAYERS♥/Thoughts♥- -2 the Caribbean Islands♥—Caribbean-POU FAM♥— –

    — – -☺https://twitter.com/ABC/status/907582794129444865

  • Miranda

    Gutter trash assholes.
    ————————-
    Trump Organization drops birther crusade from Trump’s corporate biography
    12:00 PM ET, Tue September 12, 2017

    (CNN)The Trump Organization this year removed from Donald Trump’s corporate biography a reference to his involvement in the birther movement that sought to prove then-President Barack Obama was not a natural-born citizen of the United States.

    The line, which had been included in Trump’s bio since as early as August 2015, read, “In 2011, after failed attempts by both Senator McCain and Hillary Clinton, Mr. Trump single handedly forced President Obama to release his birth certificate, which was lauded by large segments of the political community.”

    The line was removed at some point between January 13 and January 24 of this year, a review of the Internet Archive shows. Trump took office on January 20.
    Representatives for the Trump Organization and the White House did not respond to requests for comment about the change.
    http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/12/politics/kfile-trump-birther-biography/index.html

  • 7thangel

    in his next movie, nate parker should give kate winslet a call. i’m sure casey affleck already has a role written for her in his next

    anyways

    https://twitter.com/ira/status/907352274631921665

    • Miranda

      I don’t think I’ve ever watched a Woody Allen film in its entirety.

      I just don’t get it.

      • BoomerGal

        I never got it, either. I wrote it off as white folks humor.

  • MsKitty
    • adept2u

      Dang he shocked the monkey with dude right above him? That is a man with no discipline. I’d of told him to knock that shit off.

    • Miranda

      DAMN____________________________

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥– –Umm—U CAIN’T- –Legislate- –MORALITY- – -Especially Since- –“IT”- —Is- – –1!!

    — – ☺The Hill‏
    Senate unanimously passes resolution calling on Trump to condemn white supremacists: http://hill.cm/JpmqXwQ

    — – COMMENTS:- – –Why is the senate wasting time on something like this? Probably bc it requires zero work and solves nothing. A new trend with congress.– – -[They ONLY Have 8-9 Days B4 Their Next “Break!!”– -geesh!]

    — –The fact that it as to come to this shows how much of a fucking bigoted disaster #Trump is.— –

  • BoomerGal

    Welp, SOMEBODY posted the names, addresses and BDs of ALL the perpetrators in the Kennika Jenkins rape and murder.
    OOPS!!

    • MsKitty

      That would make sense in the context of this tweet thread.

      https://twitter.com/Karnythia/status/907546708174884864

      In particular:

      https://twitter.com/Karnythia/status/907552385458896896

      • adept2u

        Oh my. Mikki is the truth. I have a cousin that was on the CPD he’s about 8 years older than I and retired for 5. He will straight out and all the verses sing fuck the police and he was.

      • Street justice.

        • Miranda

          Many times, that is the only justice.

      • rikyrah

        That town was chosen for a reason. Thought that they would get away with it

    • crazycanuck1503

      Haven’t read this story, its too much for me

      • BoomerGal

        As Sepia so aptly said, some sick shit.

      • rikyrah

        Just read it. Do NOT watch

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Morntin’ BoomerGal–:>) *BIG HUG** :>)

      –Yaaaas!– NOW- – —EXPECTING- – -Some JUSTICE!- – –

      Continuin’ PRAYERS♥– -4 her Family♥ – – –

      How R U/Weather.?- — :>) B BLESSED♥ :>)

    • Is that the correct info?

    • rikyrah

      Hmmmm
      Live by the Facebook live….

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – – –RATS- — Jumpin’ SHIP- — –– –HAH!

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/907628071544430593

    – – –☻https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C__ApxFU0AA82g8.jpg

  • Miranda

    I really don’t think that hashtag #AskTiki, went the way they thought it would.
    Just a sample:
    Why did you leave your pregnant w twins wife of 11 years for a woman 14 years younger than you? #AskTiki
    Why do you only date white women? #AskTiki!
    Why is it that youre a tap dancing coon for these white men but hate Eli Manning to your core? #AskTiki
    https://twitter.com/TikiAndTierney/status/907431543651651584

    • MsKitty

      When are folks gonna learn?

      #AskRKelly
      #AskRobinThicke

    • Alma98

      hahahaha!!!

    • They didn’t think this through.

    • GreenLadyHere

      LOL– -miranda♥— -Ummm- —Hearin’ THIS 4 “AIR”- -Question- —

      — – -☺https://az616578.vo.msecnd.net/files/2016/12/04/636164094020449385452350611_giphy-1.gif
      LOL- – —- **SMH** :>)

  • Miranda
    • Alma98

      Amazon is supposed to verify you to show you actually bought the book. Obviously they didn’t with these folks. If they did by the book just to trash it, well then the joke is on them and Hillary gets paid. lol

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – –RESISTANTS♥- –Brangin’- – – -FACTS- – – On THIS- – -PIECE- – -of- — TRASH!!. . .

    —-☺https://twitter.com/mcspocky/status/907593412232261633

    – – –COMMENT:- —It’s he same bull shit as before. Cassidy-Graham should be put in the pile of crap that the GOP dishes out everyday. All lies all the time.

  • Miranda

    You weren’t alone.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – – –Some– -RESISTANTS♥– – -Have – – –NO- -CHILL. . —–LOL

    — -☺https://twitter.com/FMoniteau/status/907645746077421568

    – – — –NONE- – –Jus’ —NONE!- – –LOL– –

  • Alma98

    LOL

  • 7thangel

    she kills me with her rundown of the less than mediocre porn liked by cruz

    https://twitter.com/simonefiasco/status/907466051692011521

    • Miranda

      ________________________never leave Black Twitter…never leave us.

    • adept2u

      Oh shit he’s into incest step Mom and daughter do a stranger shit. EWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

    • LAWD!

    • GreenLadyHere

      7thangel- —-☺https://media.giphy.com/media/RHsBIar57KRNK/giphy.gif

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – —RESISTANTS♥- – -Stayin’- –On- –“GUN SAFETY”- –– – -:>)

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/MomsDemand/status/907636176118480898

    — – –COMMENT:- —Moms speak up to keep us safe from suppressed stealthy weapons. Moms rock!!! #SilenceTheNRA

    THANK U♥- – -STAY On “IT”/Em- –on ALL Fronts!!– -BLESSINGS♥

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥—*Sigh*—A- –FOND– -HISTORICAL- – -MOMENT♥—WEDDING♥— :>)

    — – -☺https://twitter.com/NBCNightlyNews/status/907641357421903873

    — – COMMENT:– –Beautiful couple. Jackie O always carried herself with dignity, grace. Such an elegant woman.— -:>)

  • Miranda

    Seems like undergrounding should be the way of the future but we know how the GOP wants us to stay in the past:
    “Undergrounding is the replacement of overhead cables providing electrical power or telecommunications, with underground cables. This is typically performed for aesthetic purposes, but also serves the additional significant purpose of making the power lines less susceptible to outages during high wind thunderstorms or heavy snow or ice storms.”
    ————————
    Restoring power to Florida will take ‘weeks, not days’ in some areas
    22 Hours Ago | 03:37

    Parts of Florida could be without electricity for more than a week, as damage from Hurricane Irma will require a complete rebuild of portions of the electricity grid, utility executives said on Monday.

    Irma has knocked out power to 6.5 million Florida electricity customers, or nearly two-thirds of the state, since making landfall this weekend. In major areas such as Miami-Dade, 74 percent of the county was without power, according to Florida’s division of emergency management.

    Getting that power back online may require the help of 50,000 to 60,000 workers from all over the United States and Canada, according to Southern Company CEO and Chairman Thomas Fanning. He is also co-chair of the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council, which coordinates the utility industry and government response to disasters and cyberthreats.

    While it is not uncommon for severe storms to down power lines and damage utility poles, Irma’s heavy winds and rain batted some of the state’s infrastructure to the ground, Fanning said.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/11/restoring-power-to-florida-will-takes-weeks-not-days-in-some-areas.html

    • Alma98

      If the GOP had their way we’d still be riding in buggies on dirt roads.

    • Town

      All of the lines in my neighborhood are underground and my neighborhood rarely looses power. If we do, it’s only for a day or two and it’s because the main power grid is out/massive region-wide power outages.

      • MonieTalks

        Mine too.

  • MsKitty

    I wonder what could have possibly prompted these tweets? Hmmm…

    https://twitter.com/jesseberney/status/907587248362852352

    • Miranda

      Gee….what’s happened today that would prompt this?

      *snicker*

    • Alma98

      LOL

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – —A – — BLACK♥- – – -HISTORICAL- – -MOMENT♥- –A–TRIBUTE♥– – 2- – -OUR Beloved- –G.O.A.T.♥- —— – :>)

    – – – -☺https://twitter.com/NMAAHC/status/907325513412304897

    — –FOND- – MEMORY♥- – –of — LONGEVITY♥- –“Onda COURT”♥- -Soo PROUD of U♥ – — -BLESSINGS♥ –:>)

  • Miranda
    • Alma98

      LOL@ the black dude in headphones behind him. He look like he really concerned hahaha.

    • AP’s eyes are very independent of each other.

    • rikyrah

      Uh huh
      Uh huh

    • GreenLadyHere

      LOL—Miranda♥—-#28- —Has NO FEAR. .:>)—

      But he said— – –WHAT He Said:- –:>)

      Let’s be clear…I said we need to run the ball up their Donkey. Nothing more. I’m passionate but respect my coach at the same time

      — Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) September 12, 2017

      OKaaay :>)

  • MsKitty

    Y’all know the rules…if I have to see it, so do you.

    https://twitter.com/Hermit_Hwarang/status/907480504043151361

    • MsKitty

      Loved it. I swear I had a deja vu reading it though and it was bugging me. Then I remembered…the Uber driver (?) that picked up her boyfriend’s sidepiece from the airport.

      Lots of men are sloppy out here in these streets LOL.

    • Alma98

      Those gifs had me dying hahahaha!!!

      • Miranda

        She did an EXCELLENT job with the visuals! LOL

      • The walking fast gif had me rolling!

    • Miranda

      Such good screenplays be posted for free on twitter. LOL

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – —From- – -RESISTANT♥- – -ARI Berman♥- — CALLIN’ OUT- –That FRADULENT- –“Voter Commission”. .– -THREAD.–

    — –☺https://twitter.com/AriBerman/status/907653831542099969

    – – – COMMENT:- —You mean the liar and fraud hired by the racist liar in the WH lied about voter fraud to keep nonwhites from voting? I’m shocked– —

    • rikyrah

      He has been on this. He is a national treasure

      • GreenLadyHere

        rikyah.- –Yes.- – – He is- –BOLDLY- – -TENACIOUS♥ – –:>)

  • JBL20010

    Russia Today news network must register as a foreign agent.

    Does that mean Ed Schultz has to also?

    lol

    http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/business-a-lobbying/350226-russian-network-rt-must-register-as-foreign-agent-in

    • adept2u

      And Thom Hartmann.

    • Miranda

      What took so long?!?!

      • JBL20010

        I know, right?

    • aleth

      I’ll go further- start looking at which media industry they have their claws in

  • 7thangel

    the immoral antisocial godking is almost here

    https://youtu.be/DUFBEamEF0Q

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- —RESISTANTS♥- – – -RESISTANTS♥- – –NO CHILL- —– –LOL

    – — ☺https://twitter.com/FMoniteau/status/907596816832757760

    — – –ABSOLUTELY- – – -NONE!!- – — LOL

  • aleth

    Watching the biggest robbery taking place before our eyes while they are distracting us in the process! Fuck the GOP for not heeding 44th warning on cyberwar. Instead they sold the country out in exchange of power not realizing it comes with stringed. Someone better check on aunty Oprah to make sure she didn’t get robbed just like the guy who sold his oil business to RU for nothing. I say this because aunty IG on her trip to Alaska, she looked scared and folk around her look phony. Something ain’t right. We are now ruled by the mafia who have intel officers; blackmail; pshyops; media and entertainers on their pocket. Hell Melania look and act like someone with a chip in their brain. Question is every element of our intel compromised? Who is going to stop it or do we all just learn to live in this new reality?

    • Town

      We just learn to live in this new reality. It’s over. It’s been over.

      White people wanted to play and now we’ve all got to pay.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ aleth. :>) **BIG – -Comfortin’- – HUG** :>)

      I Hear U♥- -:>)- – -THIS:—-Fuck the GOP for not heeding 44th warning on cyberwar. Instead they sold the country out in exchange of power not realizing it comes with stringed.— –

      – – —“WHYCOME”—THIS Song- — Comes 2 MIND?– –
      – –☻https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkhLzFB2k5M

      — – THIS- – -is WHAT- –They/Some Dems- – – Have DONE;– -annnd THEY Will- – – PAY!!

      —Good Question— http://straightfromthea.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/tumblr_mvprbubkoo1qg5o2oo3_400.gif

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

  • Miranda

    So basically Sweden like “fuck you two times you orange toad face baboon”…or at least that was my translation.
    https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/907663722365288448

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – –From- — -#TeamMueller♥- – —Onda Move.. . .— -:>)

    —-☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/907640006734315521

    —COMMENTS:—-Nothing created digitally is completely, deleted, destroyed or lost until the last disc drive or backup is destroyed.

    — –Remember when they were shredding stuff back in the Nunes days..— –

    – – – – – –In all likelihood Mueller already has copies of most documents.— –

    WATCHIN’. . . .

  • Miranda

    How Trump Is Trying to Rig the Vote for 2020

    Trump’s Voter-Fraud Commission Heads to New Hampshire
    September 12, 2017 at 12:55 pm EDT

    excerpt:
    The results of Trump’s voting commission are preordained. It will inevitably seek to impose measures that will have the effect of erecting barriers to voting for poor people, who generally vote Democratic. The commission will call for requiring more forms of identification to register, and the possession of photo identification to actually cast ballots. In addition, the commission will almost certainly pursue limitations on early voting and absentee balloting, all as part of a supposed effort to combat fraud.

    During the Obama Administration, the Justice Department, under Eric Holder and then Loretta Lynch, got courts to limit some of the worst voter-suppression efforts, especially those in Texas and North Carolina. But Attorney General Jeff Sessions has withdrawn from this undertaking, and, just as he did when he was a senator, he has embraced the vote-suppression agenda.

    If the President had the slightest inclination toward bipartisanship, as some appear to think he displayed last week, he would disband the fraud commission. It exists solely to help the Republican Party, with no residual benefits for anyone else in the country. Trump, of course, will not disband it, and his failure to do so will be the clearest evidence (if any is needed) that there was no pivot last week, but at most a very slight detour on the road to an electoral future of Republican dominance.
    https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/trumps-voter-fraud-commission-heads-to-new-hampshire?mbid=nl_170912_Daily&CNDID=21493341&spMailingID=11903554&spUserID=MTMzMTc5NzcyNzUwS0&spJobID=1241013203&spReportId=MTI0MTAxMzIwMwS2

  • 7thangel
    • Miranda

      Not a soul with any sense doubts Amber Tamblyn’s version of what happened.

  • 7thangel
    • Alma98

      Tell him Soledad! I hate Walsh’s mediocre ass.

  • Miranda

    methinks thou protests WAAAAAY TOO MUCH!
    https://twitter.com/mj_lee/status/907646356977848320

    • Alma98

      hahahaha!!! He is working wayyyy to hard to prove it’s not him.

    • adept2u

      Ted Cruz is a dirty bird….

    • rikyrah

      Snicker snicker

    • Admiral_Komack

      I’m sure the truth will come out.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- — RESISTANT♥- – -Rep. BARBARA Lee♥- – -Brangs—Some Positive LEGAL NEWZ. . .–:>)

    —-☺https://twitter.com/RepBarbaraLee/status/907667746418302976

    — –COMMENT:- — –Major step… that’s …appreciable…— –

  • Miranda

    Afternoon thread is up

  • nathkatun7

    What? The holier than thou Ted Cruz is into porn?