September 25, 2017

Tuesday Open Thread: Black Athletes and Social/Political Protest

We continue looking at athletes engaged in social and political protest. Today’s entry is long, but well worth the read.

The Black 14

When the University of Wyoming was slated to play Brigham Young University in 1969, 14 of Wyoming’s black football players wanted to protest the game: the church of Latter Day Saints had a rule that forbade African-Americans from entering the priesthood. (In 1978, the Mormon Church changed its rule.) When the players approached their coach, Lloyd Eaton, seeking permission to wear black armbands during the game, he refused. And when they later asked him to reconsider, he banned them from the team. These teammates became known as the “Black 14.”

(taken from The Black 14: Race, Politics, Religion and Wyoming Football. Article has been edited for length, read full article at link)

During the second period of the season-opening football game against Arizona on Sept. 20, 1969, a packed house at the University of Wyoming‘s War Memorial Stadium watched as Cowboys’ split end Ron Hill, a sophomore from Denver, caught a pass and took it 24 yards into the end zone. It was Wyoming’s first touchdown in the 100th anniversary year of college football.

In the third quarter, Jay Berry—then called Jerry Berry—a sophomore safety from Tulsa, Okla., intercepted an Arizona pass on his own 12-yard line and returned it 88 yards for another touchdown.

But these football triumphs faded quickly from public memory when a controversy that fall linking sports, race, religion and protest politics swung the nation’s news spotlights to Laramie, Wyoming at a time when Americans were already deeply divided over civil rights and the Vietnam War. Controversy erupted over the expulsion of 14 African-American football players from the Cowboys’ varsity. They came to be known as the Black 14.

The Cowboys opened the season by defeating Arizona, the Air Force Academy, Colorado State University and the University of Texas at El Paso, and were ranked 12th in the nation in the United Press International coaches poll as the players prepared for their next game against Brigham Young University. The UW team led the nation in rushing defense.

Under Head Coach Lloyd Eaton, Wyoming had won three consecutive Western Athletic Conference championships in the three previous years; had won 31 of the previous 36 games; defeated Florida State in the Sun Bowl and very nearly upset Louisiana State University in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 1968, after going undefeated during the 1967 regular season.

The 51-year-old Eaton, a native of Belle Fourche, S.D. was at the peak of his career. On Oct. 11, 1969, the Madison, Capital Times reported that Wisconsin Athletic Director Elroy Hirsch was considering Eaton as a candidate for the Big Ten team’s next coach.

But on Friday morning, Oct. 17, 1969, the day before the BYU game, Eaton summarily dismissed Hill, Berry and the 12 other African-American players on the UW team when they appeared at his office as a group wearing black armbands on their civilian clothes. BYU is owned and operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, better known as the Mormons. By wearing the armbands, the players were protesting the LDS policy then in force, which barred black men from the priesthood.

The coach’s action deeply affected the players’ lives, and soon caused the demise of his own coaching career. The university, too, was profoundly affected.
[…]
In the western United States, some college athletes learned of the Mormon Church’s policy of barring black men from the church’s lay priesthood and thus from leadership in the church. The students felt they could bring attention to what they saw as an injustice by protesting when their teams played Brigham Young University. BYU, located in Provo, Utah, is wholly owned and operated by the Mormon Church.

In November 1968, at San Jose State in California, black football players boycotted a home game against BYU, and only 2,800 fans “braved threats of disruption and demonstration” to come to the game, BYU’s football media guide noted the following year. In April, 1969, black track athletes at the University of Texas at El Paso were ejected from the team when they refused to participate in a meet at Provo.

photo from halftime of BYU-CSU game at Moby Arena in 1970.

On Oct. 6, an Associated Press story in Wyoming newspapers reported that an Arizona State black student group had asked black students to boycott the Sun Devils’ Western Athletic Conference game against BYU that week because of alleged discrimination against blacks at BYU.

About a week before the UW-BYU game, slated to be played on UW home turf in Laramie, Willie Black, a 32-year-old math doctoral student with a wife and four children living in student housing, had learned of the Mormon policy. Black was chancellor of UW’s Black Students Alliance.

Mathematics doctoral student Willie Black, left, was chancellor of the Black Student Alliance. American Heritage Center.

On the Monday before the game, he informed alliance members, including the black football players, of what he had discovered. On Wednesday, he delivered a statement entitled “Why We Must Protest” to the UW president and athletic director. The document announced plans for a demonstration at the stadium before the BYU game.
[…]
After practice on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 16, Coach Eaton warned Wyoming’s tri-captain Joe Williams about the coach’s rule prohibiting participation by athletes in demonstrations. Williams conveyed this information to his fellow black players that night, and they decided to meet with Eaton to discuss the issue.

About 9:15 a.m. on Friday, the 14 black players gathered at Washakie Center in the dormitory complex. They donned black armbands and walked to Memorial Fieldhouse where Eaton had his office, hoping to persuade the coach to allow them to show some solidarity with the BSA call for a protest.

Seeing them together, wearing armbands, Eaton led them into the upper seating area of the fieldhouse and, according to the players, immediately told them that they were all off the team. After that, according to the wife of a faculty member who was walking on the fieldhouse floor below, the coach insulted the players in an angry manner, which further polarized the situation.

“It was pretty belligerent talk,” Ann Marie Walthall recalled more than 20 years later in a documentary on the Black 14 produced by University of Wyoming Television. “I felt embarrassed for the young men hearing this tirade.”

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  • Oh, no, Rikyrah! I’m so sorry! Sending prayers up for your sister. Please take care of yourself.

  • TyrenM

    Sorry to hear this. May God keep you and yours.

  • MonieTalks

    So sorry to hear that rikyrah. Praying for healing and strength for you all.

  • morphus

    Rikyrah, Sending thoughts and prayers to you and family.

    • Miranda

      I’m old enough to remember when every person on Fox News and all the right wing nuts hollered and screamed about the same DHS report in 2009.

  • Miranda

    Prayers given.
    Will she start dialysis immediately?

    • rikyrah

      They did it last night

  • Miranda

    ICYMI.
    Perhaps some of the spokespeople for his company had a word.
    https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/897251935610445824

  • Miranda

    But remember…a Hillary DOJ would be the same as a Trump DOJ….we can lose an election…that’s what a blacademic told me.
    —————————
    The Department of Justice has requested information on visitors to a website used to organize protests against President Trump, the Los Angeles-based Dreamhost said in a blog post published on Monday.

    Dreamhost, a web hosting provider, said that it has been working with the Department of Justice for several months on the request, which believes goes too far under the Constitution.
    https://twitter.com/crampell/status/897239026616475648?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fdisqus.com%2Fembed%2Fcomments%2F%3Fbase%3Ddefault%26f%3Dpragmaticobots%26t_i%3D61515%2520http%253A%252F%252Fpragmaticobotsunite.com%252F%253Fp%253D61515%26t_u%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fpragmaticobotsunite.com%252Fmonday-afternoon-thread-total-week%252F%26t_e%3DMonday%2520Afternoon%2520Thread%253A%2520Total%2520Week%26t_d%3DMonday%2520Afternoon%2520Thread%253A%2520Total%2520Week%2520%25E2%2580%2594%2520Pragmatic%2520Obots%2520Unite%26t_t%3DMonday%2520Afternoon%2520Thread%253A%2520Total%2520Week%26s_o%3Ddefault%26l%3D%23version%3D4315e69db14a8dd4f22d203dd84d5a95

  • Miranda

    trump is a vile and repugnant parasite.
    https://twitter.com/brianklaas/status/897417100226154496

    • rikyrah

      Oh Well..

      I guess that ‘ Presidential Pivot’ didn’t last…

      Uh huh
      Uh huh

  • Miranda
    • Alma98

      Morning Miranda

    • LOL!!!

    • Miranda

      That’s how you do it!

  • Mark your calendars for Oct. 3rd because Finding Your Roots is back!!

    http://twitter.com/PBS/status/892897823951212544

    • Alma98

      How come it looks like they’re doing more white people now.
      And of course they had to have Bernie in it ughhh.

  • Miranda

    There is absolutely NO reason anyone should still be on this list at this hour.

    Joy Reid‏t @JoyAnnReid
    Would you want to be the last person left on this list?
    https://twitter.com/ddiamond/status/897292716018683905

    • Alma98

      The Trumka guy really pisses me off. He helped knock off TPP and now he’s begging for craps.

      • TyrenM

        Along them lines, who is Thea Lee and is she worth a damn?

        • Miranda

          Good question. Hadn’t heard her name before.

        • Alma98

          I don’t know either.

  • Hah!! What did we say yesterday?

    North Korea Backs Off Threat to Hit Guam

    North Korea pulled back its threat to attack a U.S. territory, after days of trading increasingly bellicose rhetoric with U.S. President Donald Trump, and hours after China took its toughest steps against Pyongyang to support U.N. sanctions.

    North Korean state media said Tuesday that Kim Jong Un had made his decision not to fire on Guam after visiting a military command post and examining a military plan presented to him by his senior officers. But it warned that he could change his mind “if the Yankees persist in their extremely dangerous reckless actions.”

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/north-korea-backs-off-threat-to-hit-guam/ar-AAq3obu?OCID=ansmsnnews11

    I managed to obtain a copy of that military plan.

    https://media.tenor.com/images/c4e52c2e6a20caf4291a33221cec45aa/tenor.gif

    Signed,
    Beijing.

    https://media.giphy.com/media/RfMrntAuGkOek/giphy.gif

    • Miranda

      Trump will crow about this all damn day when he did nothing.

      • I can live with it. It beats us being Dr StrangeGloved.

  • Sorry if this has been posted. But the days of Pitchfork Ben Tillman are over.

    https://twitter.com/XisNappyGod/status/897241639428771844

    • Miranda

      The commentary alone has me in pain (because I can’t laugh without my throat REALLY hurting).

      WRONG N*GGA TO FUCK WITH!

    • rikyrah

      thank you. I needed a laugh this morning.

      ” I’m not breaking up nothing”…LOL

    • MonieTalks

      When he pulled a handful of the brotha’s locs out and threw them…that hurt my scalp. But brotha proceeded to WHUP DAT ASS!!!

      There is a longer video out that..dude in the red shirt was puffing his chest all bad in the longer clip.

      • Uh-huh, And you saw the way he backed up with his hands up like he was in a silent movie western. He wanted no parts of it.

    • MsKitty

      I like how when they first tried to break up the fight Brotha was like “You want some of this too?”

      Folks gonna learn the hard way that it ain’t the ’50s and ’60s anymore. We will light your ass up.

      • I’ve seen on the comments people say this ain’t our grandparents. Well our grandparents fought back it’s just now they’re all portrayed as docile marchers singing We Shall Overcome.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      I was like, “GO NIGGUH!!!! GOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Alma98

      Beat that ass good!

    • Farrod

      He done Bruh!!!! ROFLMAO!!!!!!! Damn, i got such warm fuzzies from this!!!

    • Farrod

      ooh, ooh, ooh, LAWD, ROFTLMAOOOOOO!!!!!!!

    • Man, that was 400+ years of oppression in every punch!!!!

      • Alma98

        Yes lawd it was.

    • edp4bho

      Whooaaa! As a peace-loving Christian, I love divine retribution !!

  • Miranda

    *facepalm*…………seriously…..nobody in the production meeting said “ya know…this might be a bad idea”
    https://twitter.com/rjasonscales/status/897243556041170944

    • I’m not buying that this was an accident.

      • Miranda

        It can’t be. Not in 2017, not with as many production meetings as there are before they do a sketch like this.

        I guess they need some publicity (bad or not, who cares) so they can issue an apology. Undisputed on Fox Sports is killing them in the ratings.

        • I have been tired of ESPN for a long time.

          • MsKitty

            I used to watch Sportscenter during my 5 a.m. gym time. When it got to be too much like TMZ Sports Lite, I switched to Law & Order SVU reruns on USA and haven’t looked back.

    • Kennymack1971

      This is what happens when you don’t have real diversity in these production rooms. Damn it man.

  • Miranda

    seethe you puss filled mucus parasite trump…SEETHE
    https://twitter.com/USATODAY/status/897414408309272576

  • Miranda
    • YES!!!! That piece if crap is near me and I want it gone.

  • Town

    The Confederate is cancelling the Sept. 16 march in Richmond, but people can’t trust it.

    • Miranda

      If they don’t have the element of last minute surprise they ain’t doing it. They wants NO PART of prepared black folks.

      • Town

        Like I said, the hood is only a couple of miles away (in ALL directions) from where they wanted to march and VCU is right down the street so they could’ve marched but they would’ve been met pound for pound and they knew it. That’s why they cancelled the march.

        EDIT: And like I said yesterday, news of the march was flying up and down my FB timeline and people were getting prepared to go out there and resist these bums.

        • They may be dumb but they ain’t stupid. Right now they know the worm has turned.

  • The Shy Lurker

    Sending prayers for your sister, rikyrah.

  • rikyrah
  • Miranda

    @no_cut_card has not a bit of damn sense!_____________________ He could have made his point without this example! _____________
    ————————–
    https://twitter.com/no_cut_card/status/897457897575256068
    https://twitter.com/no_cut_card/status/897457359869677569

  • MsKitty

    Sending prayers to your sister and your family.

  • MonieTalks

    I haven’t seen this gif in a while..saved.

    https://twitter.com/CAYNYC/status/897297141256814592

    • rikyrah

      I love that video.

  • Kennymack1971

    Good morning POU Family.

    I’ll just cut to the chase. Y’all already hitting the fuckery below.

    Fuck You Mayo Nation.

  • Town

    Prayers to you and your family.

  • Miranda

    Who are these pansy ass CEO’s??? You have a fortune 500 company, and an incompetent administration. These aren’t Obama intellectuals that knew the rules and how to maximize the game to the people’s advantage. These nuts in the white house shouldn’t scare ANY of these companies! Scared of what he says on twitter? Are you freaking kidding me??
    ————————-
    https://twitter.com/davidshepardson/status/897167237639020545

    • Tunisia

      Cowards!!

    • Kennymack1971

      Seriously man Dolt 45 is a reality TV billionaire.

      Why are these CEOs cowering to him? It’s ridiculous.

    • adept2u

      Oh they chilled? Cowardly lowlife bastards.

    • Punk.

  • Kennymack1971

    Wait…WHAT? If you’re going to suspend this kid for six games for something as heinous as domestic violence wouldn’t you want the public…and not just Cowboy fans like me to understand the justification for it? I expected that if you’re dropping the hammer on him you needed to show everything that led you to this decision. Roger Goddell like Mitt Romney…STAYS f’n up.
    https://twitter.com/profootballtalk/status/897459635594067969

    • MsKitty

      I could never decide when Commissioner I hated the most, Goodell or Gary Bettman. Based on his actions/statements the last couple of weeks, Roger has won the title by a landslide.

      • Kennymack1971

        Goddell is David Stern at the end of his time as NBA Commissioner. Doing shit because he can. He could’ve just suspended Zeke two games for conduct detrimental or fined him and called it a day. He did this to prove a point but this is making him once again look stupid as hell. He’s got to go.

        • “Goddell is David Stern at the end of his time as NBA Commissioner. Doing shit because he can.”

          This here. I was like goodbye and good riddance when Stern left.

    • Miranda

      What is the NFLPA union director doing?

      • Kennymack1971

        Being wack as fuck as usual.

  • Town

    @YesYoureRacist is getting death threats:

    http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article167142317.html

    • Alma98

      Of course he is, the thing is he’s not the only one outing those cowards. I’m glad he’s not letting them deter him.

    • Miranda

      I’ll make sure to send him a positive tweet every day.

  • JBL20010

    Rock and Roll Hall of Famer David Crosby lays the smack down on non-inductee Ted Nugent:

    Rooster Jones @RoosterJones3

    @thedavidcrosby ted Nugent recently said political correctness is keeping him out of the Rock and Roll hall of fame..do you agree?

    David Crosby ✔ @thedavidcrosby
    No the asshole just isn’t good enough

    Burn!

  • GreenLadyHere

    – –Good MornTin'[ miranda♥/POU FAM♥ — –**BIG HUG** –:>)-— –

    Requesting PRAYERS♥. – -Must attend 2 a family emergency at this time.- -:>) Thank U..:>)

    Have a BLESSED Day♥. :>)

    • MsKitty

      Consider it done GLH

    • Kennymack1971

      Prayers up GLH.

    • The Shy Lurker

      Being sent right now.

    • TyrenM

      Sent.

    • Alma98

      Morning GLH, it’s just not a good week for POU peeps familly is it. Sending you blessings and love. (((HUGS)))

    • Miranda

      Prayers up!

    • Sending prayers!

    • sagittarius

      Sending prayers to you, GLH.

    • rikyrah

      Sending prayers to you, GLH

    • Worldwatcher7

      Prayers sent GLH.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good MornTin’ WorldWatcher7. :>) **BIG HUG** :>)

        Thank U So Very Much.:>) — -So KIND of U♥– –:>)- – -Have a BLESSED Day♥

  • GOVCHRIS1988
    • TyrenM

      1. She ain’t worth going to jail for.
      2. Too much Murdoch in your life bro.

      • GOVCHRIS1988

        It wasn’t the newspaper, it was the pictures and the headline. It trapped me.

    • Alma98

      Lordt

    • Miranda

      I think something similar was on Snapped last week.

    • The published the crime scene photos?? Damn.

  • Alma98

    Morning everyone.

    • The Shy Lurker

      Good morning Alma.

      Delpo v. Basic Berdych is on.

      • Alma98

        Morning TSL I see and I don’t know if I can watch. Delpo is breaking me down lol.

    • MsKitty

      Morning Alma

      • Alma98

        Morning MsKitty

  • Alma98

    Morning rikyrah

  • Alma98

    Sending your sister and you blessings and healing light.

  • MsKitty
  • MsKitty

    They don’t hear you, Shannon. Keep calling them out.

    https://twitter.com/ShadowLeagueTSL/status/897476588673146884

    • adept2u

      Shannon has been 100% forever. One of the few that make me proud.

    • I never knew there were so many mealy mouthed, house kneegrows in the NFL.

      BTW, I’m sensing a pattern….

      https://localtvwjw.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/promo324903135.jpg?quality=85&strip=all&w=1200

      • I’ve known Black Man with White Woman that were strong with it. Alan Page comes to mind. This kneegrow just happy to be working.

    • He didn’t even go with those names. Black athletes of the 60’s were all about protest and change.

    • Kennymack1971

      Shannon keeps bringing the heat. The only bright spot on that garbage ass network FS1.

    • I believe he’s referring to this part:

      And where is that band who so vauntingly swore,
      That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion
      A home and a Country should leave us no more?
      Their blood has wash’d out their foul footstep’s pollution.
      No refuge could save the hireling and slave
      From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,

      And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
      O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

    • rikyrah

      Shannon is a breath of fresh air.

  • Miranda

    I’ll just say again to the millions of black people that benefited from the ACA, Marc Lamont Hill said yall can afford to go back to no healthcare and struggling because of HIS moral conscious.
    ————————
    Trump’s HHS Shrugs Off Question On Future Of Obamacare Outreach; continues to sabotage ACA
    AUGUST 15, 2017 10:16 AM

    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) continues to be coy about whether it will uphold or undermine the Affordable Care Act, as the first full open enrollment period of the Trump administration approaches.

    In response to an investigation by TPM that revealed the administration has abandoned partnerships that were key to boosting enrollment in years past through outreach to women, young adults, Latinos and African Americans, a spokeswoman from HHS declined to commit to doing any outreach or promotion at all.

    Asked by CNBC whether the Trump administration would end the long-standing partnerships with corporations and non-profits across the country, HHS spokeswoman Alleigh Marrè would not give a direct answer.

    “As Obamacare continues to collapse, the administration is considering its options on how to address the challenges Americans are facing by cancelled plans, higher costs, and failing markets,” she said.

    Former HHS officials have warned that without the aggressive outreach undertaken since 2013, enrollment in the individual market will fall, leaving an older, sicker, and dramatically more costly and unstable insurance pool.

    more here: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/hhs-response-obamacare-outreach-sabotage?utm_content=buffer6dfd4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

  • Miranda
    • rikyrah

      they keep bringing the truth

  • Miranda

    U.S. cities step up removal of Confederate statues, despite Virginia violence
    U.S.AUGUST 15, 2017 / 6:09 AM

    (Reuters) – Undeterred by violence over the planned removal of a Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, municipal leaders in cities across the United States said this week they would step up efforts to pull such monuments from public spaces.

    The mayors of Baltimore and Lexington, Kentucky, said on Monday they would push ahead with plans to remove statues as a national debate flared anew over whether monuments to the Confederacy are symbols of hate or heritage.

    more here: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-virginia-protests-statues-idUSKCN1AV0XE

    • Alma98

      I’m sick of folks saying they should stay up because it’s history, looking at you Condi. What we can’t put pics in books and I know a lot of it is cataloged in NARA.

      • Miranda

        That’s what history museums are for. These statutes aren’t up for historical purposes, they are up for GLORIFYING purposes. We should not pay public homage to damn treasonous vile sadistic confederates the same way we don’t name FL highways after Ted Bundy or the new World Trade Center buildings after Bin Laden.

      • MonieTalks

        Condi lost childhood friends in the Sixteenth St baptist Church bombing in Birmingham.
        Does the street need to be renamed Robert Chambliss Dr, or how about Bobby Cherry Way, so that we don’t sanitize history? Personally I hope they are burnt ass toast in a hell somewhere. Confederates were treasonist murderers who made the life of Black people hell for a long time, and still are. A stain on history. Abominations.

        Confederates were Al Cracka before Al Qaeda or ISIS. Fuck their statues. Fuck their feelings. Fuck them all.

        • ‘Confederates were treasonist murders .”

          In the history of warfare when has anyone erected statues to the losing side?

      • Kennymack1971

        The Nazis are apart of history but unless I’m mistaken there aren’t any memorials to them in Germany so….shut up Condi.

  • Miranda

    Yall see this shit??
    —————————–
    Ragnarok Lobster‏ @eclecticbrotha 1h1 hour ago
    Facebook, Google and Youtube were actively helping Trump pull off his scam – and profiting from it – she calls it “white club treatment”.
    https://twitter.com/Castantine/status/897252711212748805

    • 7thangel

      i just came to post this

      there’s a longer video, but it’s region-locked

    • Alma98

      Yes read it yesterday and was like unfuckingbelievable.

    • adept2u

      Yeah I knew it. the motherfuckers.

    • Damn. I don’t know what to say.

    • I get it because honestly that’s the wave of the future when it comes to elections. Robby Mook was heavily into this. The platform was available so team Trump used it.

  • MonieTalks

    Trumka went the way of Bernie Sanders so I am not shocked that he is “reassessing” now…can’t be too quick and abandon that WWC base argument.

    https://twitter.com/samstein/status/897181199218749444

    • Alma98

      Fuck Trumka, he was bitching and moaning about TPP now look at him.

      • You know he had a chance to drag the unions into the 21st century and be the global leader with TPP. He did his constituents a grave disservice by rejecting it.

        Now look at him hemming and hawing.

    • adept2u

      And when all the “unionist” would come before me after I’d ask them about the police unions i’d ask them about this kind of shit. Just another bastion of White Supremacy.

    • rikyrah

      Lips pursed

  • MsKitty
    • Alma98

      Should have never joined in the first place. drumpf don’t give a damn about working people. He only wants their votes after that they’re on their own.

      • Miranda

        THIS.

    • Miranda

      What took so long?

  • Alexander2

    I’m very sorry to hear this. Sending thoughts and prayers.

  • Kennymack1971

    Mayo Nation is stupid as hell exhibit 55
    https://twitter.com/freeyourmindkid/status/897469434276794368

    • adept2u

      Tell me, what do they know about Wakanda?

      • Miranda

        ____________________________________

      • Kennymack1971

        Bruh…the closer we get to 2/16/18 the worse they’re going to get. I fully expect Dolt 45 to put Wakanda on the terrorist watch list soon.

    • Alma98

      LOL dumb asses for real.

    • Paranoid much? LOL

    • rikyrah

      They are terrified of this movie

  • 7thangel
    • rikyrah

      Simple.to the point.

  • sagittarius

    Sending prayers to you and your sister, rikyrah.

  • sagittarius

    Good morning Fam,

    I hope everyone is engaging in self-care. Thank you so much for your prayers, healing thoughts and keeping my family in the light.

    • Alma98

      Morning sagi, sending you light and love this morning. (HUGS)

      • sagittarius

        Morning Alma,

        Thank you so much.

    • Hey Sagi! How are you? We’re still lifting up you and your family in prayer.

      • sagittarius

        Hi Sepia,

        Thank you for your prayers. Today is tough. Reality has set in.

    • TyrenM

      Thinking of you.

      • sagittarius

        Thank you Tyren.

    • MsKitty

      Hey Sag!

      You and your family are in my thoughts. Just hang on, one moment at a time if you need to.

      • sagittarius

        Thank you MsKitty.

    • rikyrah

      Morning sag.
      Sending you positive thoughts, as always.

      • sagittarius

        Thank you rikyrah. Sending prayers and positive thoughts to you and your sister.

    • The Shy Lurker

      Continuing to send you and your loved ones prayers.

      • sagittarius

        Thank you TSL

    • qosine

      Sending up prayers for you and your dear family, sagittarius (Big hug)

      • sagittarius

        Thank you qosine

    • Worldwatcher7

      Peace, love and light Sag.

      • sagittarius

        Thank you WW7

  • So, Kim Whoredashian, who is married to a Black man and has Black children, thinks we should get over the racist bs her makeup artist said:

    http://twitter.com/balleralert/status/897430265588535296

    http://twitter.com/balleralert/status/897430416646385665

    • Alma98

      Man…..Fuck her.

    • Miranda

      She and Kanye deserve each other. Their children deserve better though.

    • rikyrah

      Sit your silly ass down and STFU

  • This is it. I think POU did a week on it. Someone send this to Hugh Jackson. Oh and look…I believe there are a couple of Cleveland Browns players present.

    http://fritzpollard.org/images/wooten_others.jpg

    • Miranda

      Oh you KNOW this one is coming this week!

    • MsKitty

      That’s right Ocean County and Monmouth County folks…the man you overwhelmingly voted for will let you drown and see your homes destroyed without even batting an eye.

    • Miranda

      Deplorable was too kind a word.

    • Kennymack1971

      This motherfucker is willing to risk the next Katrina because….Obama.

      Gotta say it again…

      FUCK YOU MAYO NATION

      • rikyrah

        Thanks for the daily affirmation.

    • rikyrah

      This is outrageous.

  • nellcote
    • Miranda

      If people don’t have enough sense to do it regardless then they get what they deserve.

    • rikyrah

      because the Black man did it?

    • Alma98

      You know how he is Sepia, smh.

    • Miranda

      *sigh*

    • Kennymack1971

      I’ma just say it. As a Black man it’s infuriating to see so many famous brothers be so mealy mouthed about this type of stuff and especially Dolt 45. Come on man.

    • rikyrah

      he can go to the Kennedy Center. He can skip the WhiteHouse reception.

  • nellcote

    petesouza”If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists – to protect them and to promote their common welfare – all else is lost.” – Barack Obama. P.S. The U.S. is really his home, too.
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BX0MBsEl54L/?taken-by=petesouza

    • rikyrah

      wow

    • Alma98

      smh Fucking coward.

  • Miranda

    Not one penny should go to support his ass. Not one. He’s probably just a republican plant anyway. You’re in fucked up KANSAS of all states hollering about Pelosi and you’re supposed to be a Dem? Fuck you.
    ————————–
    Democrat Runs with Pledge to Vote Against Pelosi
    August 15, 2017 at 12:37 pm EDT

    Paul Davis (D) announced his entrance into the race for the Kansas 2nd congressional district with a promise that if elected, “he does not plan to vote for Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the current House Democratic leader and former speaker of the U.S. House when Democrats last held the majority,” the Kansas City Star reports.

    Said Davis: “This is a broken Congress right now, and I think the leaders of both political parties bear responsibility for that. And I think that we need new leadership in both political parties.”

    more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article167276292.html#storylink=cpy

    • rikyrah

      Hell phucking no.

    • Kennymack1971

      Sam Brownback torpedoed the state’s budget and your target is Pelosi?

      Bye sir…..

    • qosine

      Look to your own state, loser.

  • Miranda

    Yall………..their evilness knows no bounds.
    —————————
    ‘Daily Stormer’ website sending Nazis to harass funeral of woman allegedly killed by white supremacist in Charlottesville
    15 AUG 2017 AT 10:27 ET

    The white supremacist website The Daily Stormer is taking a page out of the Westboro Baptist Church playbook by sending self-described Nazis to the funeral of a woman who was allegedly killed by a white nationalist brethren in Charlottesville, Virginia.

    Conservative journalist Laura Loomer revealed in a tweet on Tuesday that Daily Stormer system administrator Andrew Auernheimer, know as “Weev”, is recruiting like-minded people to protest the funeral of Heather Heyer, a counter-protester who police suspect was deliberately run down and killed by a member of a violent group opposing the removal of a Civil War-era statue in Charlottesville.
    https://twitter.com/LauraLoomer/status/897116115935133696

    • rikyrah

      uh huh
      uh huh
      I wish a muthaphucka would

    • Alma98

      I know it’s funeral but I hope they get the shit beat out them.

      • Miranda

        They wouldn’t even think up this mess if she was black because they know what time it would be.

    • Alma98

      Lawd how come some folks think PBO should attend, sighh.
      Saying he has SS protection and that would keep them away. Then somebody else suggested Clinton & GWB attend too.

      • Miranda

        *sigh*

  • MsKitty
    • Miranda

      Which does make him dangerous..because he’s an egomaniac that will lash out in every direction.

  • Miranda

    Now your “not racist” racist ass can be not racist in the unemployment line.
    —————————–
    Southwest Florida businessman fired after comedy show outburst

    ‘Not racist’ Trump supporter fired from job after sending comedian unhinged rant about ‘warefafe loving n*ggers’
    15 AUG 2017

    A fan of President Donald Trump was recently fired from his job after sending racist messages to comedian Gary Owen.

    The Trump supporter, Joseph Lanham, went to see Owen’s show Saturday night in North Naples, Florida. He apparently became upset when Owen started making fun of the president.

    Owen told local news outlet Fox 4 Now that the drunk white man started heckling him and loudly shouting racial slurs.

    “And at one point I was doing a Trump joke, and he said ‘Yeah, there’s more of us than there is of them.’ And he kept talking, so I kicked him out of my show,” Owen said in an Instagram video. “This is what he sent me on Facebook.”

    full story here: http://www.fox4now.com/news/local-news/local-business-man-gets-kicked-out-of-comedy-show-after-shouting-racial-slurs

    • Alma98

      I’m so glad a lot of these fools are getting the boot. Yeah yeah free speech but it also has consequences.

    • jziglar

      I’m so glad that these people are exposing themselves in front of the entire world. Now they can’t spew lies about how Trump supporters aren’t bigots when we see Trump supporters at Neo Nazi/KKK rallies and spewing racist rhetoric and committing acts of violence.

  • Miranda

    Get ALL THE WAY THE FUCK UP OUTTA HERE. Jared and Ivanka quite clearly are only Jewish when it suits them.
    https://twitter.com/HumanityCritic/status/897507497954729984

    • Alma98

      Just like Bernie.

    • nellcote

      that makes it even worse.

  • Miranda

    Every CEO should respond fuck you, but I know they won’t.
    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/897478270442143744

    • They should all bounce.

  • MsKitty

    They’re really reaching, Fam. And yes, the article is as insipid as it teases. Mad at myself for giving up those 2 minutes I’ll never get back.

    https://twitter.com/KarenDunak/status/897431126805028864

    • Miranda

      I……………wait………….is this satire?!?!?

    • qosine

      GTFOH

    • The Shy Lurker

      Not today Satan.

  • MsKitty
    • rikyrah

      Thanks for the link

  • Alma98

    Yes! I was so proud of him lol.

  • Alma98

    hahahaha! I watched the last few games of the third set. So I’mma have to rewatch it too.

    • The Shy Lurker

      I hope he does not qualify for the World Tour Finals anymore.

      Raonic withdrew. This is insane. lol

  • MsKitty
    • Miranda

      GOOD DAMN QUESTION! Who gonna punch their brother? Their aunt? Their grandparents?

  • MonieTalks
    • Alma98

      My eyes have rolled right out of my head.

    • rikyrah

      she was a side chick who thought he would divorce his wife once she got preggers.

    • Miranda

      Is this the floozy still mad that man didn’t leave his wife for her?

      • Alma98

        yep

  • Worldwatcher7

    Good morning everybody.

    • MsKitty

      Hey Worldwatcher7

    • rikyrah

      Afternoon WW7

    • Alma98

      Hi WW7

    • qosine

      Hi Worldwatcher

  • Admiral_Komack

    Done.

  • GreenLadyHere
  • Miranda
  • adept2u

    Katy Tur is friends with arch coon Pastor Darryl Scott. I just watched the most pitiful display of coonery I’ve ever seen. Darryl Scott is the High Coon holder of the coon horcrux. Wow!!!

    • Miranda

      Oh good Lord….he’s back?!?!?!?

      • adept2u

        And he went to the coon spa and got reincoonerated.

        • Farrod

          ROFL

    • Worldwatcher7

      So there’s a coon horcrux! That explains why these people never go away.

      • Miranda

        Damn, it must be like 7thangel said….all these busters coming back. Hell, I just saw a tweet of that titmammyformissbecky Star Parker talking about the rainbow flag is the same as the confederate flag.

  • nellcote
    • Miranda

      RIP

    • Farrod

      RIP

  • Miranda

    Afternoon thread is up

  • nellcote
  • Worldwatcher7

    Sorry to hear this rikyrah; hope she’s feeling better today.