May 23, 2017

Tuesday Open Thread: Black Health and Fitness Pros

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Jeanette Jenkins founder and President of The Hollywood Trainer is the author of The Hollywood Trainer Weight-Loss Plan: 21 Days to Make Healthy Living a Lifetime Habit and creator of the highly successful Bikini Bootcamp, Cardio Kickboxing & Sexy Abs with Kelly Rowland part of her internationally successful Hollywood Trainer DVD Collection, created to inspire and motivate men and women to live a healthy life.

As a 13 year Nike Athlete, Jeanette is a featured trainer on the Nike Training Club App downloaded by millions of fitness enthusiasts worldwide. As one of the country’s leading healthy lifestyle coaches, known best for her holistic approach, results-driven cross-training techniques, and supreme ability to motivate, Jeanette helps millions of men and women achieve their health and fitness goals through her products, social media platforms & international appearances.

Jenkins studied Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa and has earned over 18 international certifications covering nutrition and various methods of training.  She is a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition recognized by Columbia University Jeanette’s expert advice and products have been recognized by several media publications including USA Today, Fitness, Shape, Health, Self, O Magazine, Essence, Ebony, Women’s Health and Fitness, In Style, Glamour, Marie Claire, Prevention, People and Us Weekly.

Her positive spirit, knowledge, experience, motivation and ability to get results is what attracts an A-List client roster. It’s also what keeps her classes & special appearances jam-packed!

 Jeanette’s student and client roster has included Kelly Rowland, P!nk, Alicia Keys, Swizz Beats, TerrenceJ, Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry, Nia Long, Simone Smith & husband LL Cool J, Tracee Ellis Ross, BET’s CEO Debra Lee, Creator of Scandal & Grey’s Anatomy Shonda Rhimes,  Kimora Lee Simmons, Serena Williams, Queen Latifah, Anika Noni Rose and many more.

Growing up in public housing in Canada, Jenkins was one of three children raised by a single mother and fitness is what kept her focused. A natural athlete, Jeanette found a safe haven in sports, one that taught her the value of discipline, teamwork, and most importantly instilled self-confidence and a “can do” attitude.

Jeanette has benefited from social and community services as a child and dedicates her time and financial support to several non-profit organizations including the School on Wheels Organization, Somaly Mam Foundation, The Samburu Project, Women’s Sports Foundation, Right to Play, Keep A Child Alive, and the Los Angeles Downtown Women’s Shelter.

  • edp4bho

    Morning POU. Let’s all hope for a trial by the DOJ.

    • Mornin’ Edp and POU!

      • rikyrah

        Hey Sepia!

      • Alma98

        Mornin’ Sepia

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        – – -B BLESSED♥ :>)

    • rikyrah

      Hey edp!

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        B BLESSED♥ :>)

    • Alma98

      Morning edp.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good MornTin’ Alma98. – – -**BIG HUG** :>) –

        -B BLESSED♥ :>)

        • Alma98

          Morning GLH. Blessings to you and yours too.
          (((HUGS)))

          • GreenLadyHere

            Alma —Thank U. – – – -I’ll B ova 2 HONOR — -“MR. SUN” :>)

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ edp4bho♥ :>) **BIG – -Comforting – – -HUG** :>) – —
      -SEEKING/DEMANDING —JUSTICE♥ – –

      – – -B BLESSED♥ – –:>)

    • AxelFoley

      DOJ is still on it. Just like Rev. Al just said, it wasn’t over in Simi Valley when that miscarriage of justice occurred. The DOJ stepped in and got convictions. This shit ain’t over.

  • WELP!

    Ferguson Protestor Grabs, Breaks Fox News Camera Live On-Air http://www.mediaite.com/tv/ferguson-protestor-grabs-breaks-fox-news-camera-live-on-air/

    • Miranda

      I believe some of those protestors were paid provocateurs.

      • aleth

        No denying

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good MornTin’ Miranda♥ :>) **BIG HUG**

        — Ohhhh I’m sooo SURE that – -THAT is true. – SADLY! – – –

        B BLESSED♥ :>)

  • GOVCHRIS1988

    No matter how many tales are told about Count Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, Michael Myers, Freddy Kruger, the Boogeyman, and recently Dandy Mott and Twisty the Clown, know that these are works of fiction. The
    REAL American Horror Story we have always lived with. Black men and women never had to read Bram Stoker or Mary Shelley to be scared. We live one hell of a scary story.

    • rikyrah

      tell the truth

    • MsKitty

      Been hearing this song in my head for awhile now. Instead of the fruit hanging from the trees it now falls to the ground and is left to rot.

    • MsKitty

      Been hearing this song in my head for awhile now. Instead of the fruit hanging from the trees it now falls to the ground and is left to rot.

  • rikyrah

    I won’t say Good Morning, because there’s nothing good this morning. I just hope everyone is ok today.

  • rikyrah

    I went to sleep with the following pictures in my mind:

    https://twitter.com/kennedylryan/status/537079573679468544/photo/1

  • rikyrah

    sigh

    The Real Segun Idowu

    @RevrendDoctor

    Follow

    Over a cigarillo; over a toy gun; over a
    darkened hallway; over loud music; over skittles and iced tea; over a
    wallet, we can be killed.

    8:34 PM – 24 Nov 2014

  • rikyrah
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  • Miranda

    Virginia couple protests immigration reform with Nazi flag: ‘Obama usurped his oath of office’
    25 NOV 2014 AT 09:14 ET

    A Virginia man upset his neighbors by protesting the president’s speech on immigration reform by flying a Nazi flag outside his home.

    “I’m so proud of my 13-year-old son,” said Sherene Silverberg, who is Jewish. “The minute he saw the flag, he went marching up those stairs banged on the door, didn’t even bother with the doorbell and confronted the man.”

    The homeowner told WVEC-TV that the flag was set up to protest President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration reform.

    He declined to speak on camera without a written agreement to view the report before it aired, but the station said it does not accommodate such requests.

    Another neighbor, Beth Brooker, recorded a conversation she had with a woman who helped the Ghent man remove the Nazi flag.

    “You have every right to fly that flag, you do,” said Brooker in the video posted to Facebook. “But I also think you need to understand how offensive it is.”

    The woman insisted the flag was simply a political expression.

    “It’s offensive when one person tried to change the rule of law on his own and that’s what this states,” the woman said.

    The man spoke off-camera to WTKR-TV, saying he intended to shock and offend his neighbors with the Nazi flag the same way he is offended by bumper stickers supporting the president or his policies.

    more here: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/11/virginia-couple-protests-immigration-reform-with-nazi-flag-obama-usurped-his-oath-of-office/?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed

  • edp4bho

    Well, here at work and wouldn’t you know, had an argument, not with white folks, no…. a slave-catcher. Anybody got ideas of how to rid our communities of these idiots? LOL !

  • Joy

    Morning. I’ve been staying away from the news and just following the goings on via POU. Last night, I wished some ugliness on a race of people and I had to check myself. They’re not all bad…I had to pray
    for forgiveness. But I’m tired of this shit. Really tired. I think I’ll keep avoiding the news. Really looking forward to spending time with my family this holiday…I need it.

    Have a blessed day, everyone.

    And happy belated, rikyrah!

    • Alma98

      Morning Joy, I totally understand.

    • BoomerGal

      When we’ve had enough no one will have to ask, what are we going to do? Like my beloved mother used to say, enough is enough and too much stinks.

    • AxelFoley

      Don’t let ’em steal your joy, Joy. 😉

    • rikyrah

      Thanks Joy

    • rikyrah

      Thanks Joy

  • JB20005

    “A system cannot fail those it was never built to protect.”

    -W.E.B. Dubois

    Sadly, still as true as ever.

    • BoomerGal

      Damn! That’s the truest thing I’ve heard in days!

  • Alma98

    Morning all, I barely slept last night all I did was toss & turn.

    • MsKitty

      Morning Alma, that sun is so appropriate on a number of levels. My head is all over the place right now, so many emotions.

      • Alma98

        Morning MsKitty, I feel the same way my brain was going 1000 miles an hour. Hence no sleep.

    • Joy

      Morning, Alma! *big hug*

      • Alma98

        Hey Joy. (((Hugs))

    • goldenstar

      Alma, thanks so much for your sun and you! My sister drives to Mitchell to pick up my niece flying in for the holiday. No decently priced tix to Chgo!

      • Alma98

        Morning and you’re welcome goldenstar.
        We’ve done the same except in reverse, driven to Chicago and fly from there.

    • Mornin’ Alma!

      • Alma98

        Hey Sepia, I feel your energy through your comment. Just trying to pep myself up, maybe I’ll feel better after working out.

    • qosine

      Morning, Alma. Correct sun.

      • Alma98

        Morning qosine.

    • qosine

      Morning, Alma. Correct sun.

    • rikyrah

      Good Afternoon Alma.

      • Alma98

        Afternoon rikyrah.

    • rikyrah

      Good Afternoon Alma.

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY Alma98 —**BIG – -Comforting- – HUG*** — Just Couldn’t MISS —“MR. SUN” – – -RAISIN’ –HIS RAYS –In a -“BLAH POWER SALUTE.” :>) — YET — -SADDENED By the ACTIONS of The “GJ” annnd SOME of the –MESSED UP Protesters!!

      – – -Thank U 4 OUR DAILY JOY – -so RELEVANT♥– –

      B BLESSED♥ – -U♥/Mom♥/Family♥/Daughter♥**HUGS** – –

      Ifff it is “rainin’ — -LEMME know. LOL – – –

  • GOVCHRIS1988
    • AxelFoley

      This is what folks shoulda been doing in the first place. Right at the Supreme Court.

      • BoomerGal

        Nope, they too are part of the problem. This should go before the World Court of the U.N. This is no longer a race issue this is a human rights issue.

  • jds09

    Morning POU Fam. I have a son that looks 20 whose living in VA and a nephew pulled over in LA for a bogus traffic infraction with guns drawn. I’m gonna use the black woman superpower of compartmentalization today, just not think about this and check out of cyberspace. I just cannot today and keep anything together.

    • BoomerGal

      I understand completely.

    • Lisa M

      You got to do what you got to do!

    • Alma98

      Morning jds, like I told Joy I understand where you’re coming from. Pou is my safe haven, I haven’t watched the American news in ages. They wouldn’t know the truth if it bit them on the nose.

    • Admiral_Komack

      I’m trying to not watch the lamestream media today.

  • jziglar

    So are the emo negroes going on a tirade about President Obama being responsible for this situation ? A noun a verb and Obama. I don’t want to hear nothing from the do nothing keyboard warriors.

    • JB20005

      Worthless John Cole over at Balloon-Juice compared the POTUS to Bill Cosby last night.

      • Alma98

        WTF! Is he drinking gain?

      • jziglar

        Yeah I saw that. Once in a while I will go over there and read what they’re talking about, but a lot of people pushed back and called him out for the comparison and what he said. The President is in a no win situation where there is little that he can do or say. You can tell that he is sick of this nonsense.

        • Admiral_Komack

          The wishy-washy bastard will give a bullshit apology; it’s what he does.
          He’ll fold like a cheap suit.

        • Scopedog

          “You can tell that he is sick of this nonsense.”

          Yep.

      • AxelFoley

        We lit into his monkey ass for that bullshit.

        • lamh

          we sure did. John Cole is that white dude, ya gotta challenge him cause he can be an idiot

      • AxelFoley

        We lit into his monkey ass for that bullshit.

      • Scopedog

        That was such a bulls**t move by Cole–I mean, what the hell does he want the President to do? Nuke Ferguson?

    • Scopedog

      Agreed.

  • lamh

    It’s hard shopping for cars when you don’t have good credit.

    I make enough money but my credit is bad enough that that the offset of my income is such that I can’t even get credit to walk a dog.

    Anyway, I got financing with the same company my mom uses.

    My sister tells me I shouldnt do CarMax. I should just go to delearship and get financing thru them. Basically try my luck…my sister is the opposite if me. She has barely no income but great credit so of course when she goes shopping for things like this iit’s a great experience for her, but she doesn’t seem to understand that the experience for people with bad credit like me the experience is NOT fun and I have to be more practical than she.

    Anyway, I’m now not as jazzed as I was…leave it to family to kill a buzz

    • Alma98

      Have you tried credit unions lamh? Car dealers would probably give you a high interest rate.

      • lamh

        no I don’t. I used to but even then I was denied financing from the CU I used to bank to.

        I already have a “blank” check financing with my previous auto loan company though. I’m approved up to 28,000 depending on the year and mileage of the car.

        • Alma98

          I see, well be sure to get multiple quotes whatever you choose.

    • Town

      Do you belong to a credit union? You shouldn’t get financing from where you buy your car.

      • lamh

        no I don’t Town. I used to but even then I was denied financing from the CU I used to bank to.

        I already have a “blank” check financing with my previous auto loan company though. I’m approved up to 28,000 depending on the year and mileage of the car.

  • PBomb

    Man, this is going to be a trying day…

  • JB20005

    In the UK, the Daily Mail described the Cleveland shooting incident thusly:

    “US Police Shoot Dead Boy, 12, Holding Toy Gun”

    There are zero mainstream US media outlets that would ever publish a lede describing police violence so factually.

  • GOVCHRIS1988

  • GreenLadyHere

    GOOD MORNTIN’ ALEXANDER2♥/POU FAM♥ – – – -***BIG – – -COMFORTING –HUG** :>) – –THIS PIC —REPRESENTS — -“SUNSET” – as WE MOURN – – -annnd – – “SUNRISE” – – -as we LOOK FORWARD – –2 JUSTICE! — –

    – – – – – -☺THESE FACTS: – -http://images.dailykos.com/images/101888/large/Screen_Shot_2014-08-24_at_9.49.51.png?1408899026

    – – – –WE KNOW – – –THEY KNOW —-THEY IGNORE! – – –
    WE WILL —CONTINUE –2 —SEEK/DEMAND – – –JUSTICE!!

    – – –☺http://img.dolaza.com/4/condolences/condolences6.gif
    CONDOLENCES annnd STRENGTH 2 ALL FAMILIES♥ – –AMEN♥– –

    – — ☺OUR HEADS R BOWED – – -with U♥ – -AMEN♥ -☺http://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/stltoday.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/6/65/665703e1-4ae9-5630-9b6e-292bc67187c3/5414bb61f279f.preview-620.jpg

  • jziglar

    I feel bad for the business owners in the community who have taken losses due to the riots. I noticed that the police didn’t try to stop the people who committed these acts, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they paid people to stir up trouble.

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2♥/POU FAM♥ – – – – –THIS PIC – – –SPEAKS – –1000+ WORDS♥ – – –
    – – — –☺http://thegrio.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/ferguson-no-indictment.jpg?w=650

    —☺http://thegrio.com/2014/11/24/ferguson-grand-jury-decision-black-boys/
    — —Ferguson’s lesson to our black sons: Your lives don’t matter

    – –A St. Louis County, Missouri grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown. Honestly, I cannot say I am the least bit surprised by the decision, because I did not expect things to unfold in any other way. I wanted to be pleasantly surprised, but past experience convinced me otherwise. And it is unfortunate to have to think that way.

    But that does not mean that I — as a black father with a black son —
    am not troubled by the news and have nothing to say about it.

    Black lives do matter, to be sure, but the grand jury is telling us
    that we really don’t matter. And once again, as we face another case of an unarmed young black man gunned down by the law in cold blood without recourse, without justice, we have to decide what to make of this information, and what to take from it.

    — – —SNIP — –

    Ultimately, society empowered these killers, who were conditioned by a society that criminalized the badge of slavery hundreds of years earlier. Under slavery, all white men were deputized to uphold the social order, which meant keeping slaves in line, with a legal sanction to kill black folks if necessary. This mentality continued through Jim Crow up until the present day, which is why so many white men can murder black boys in the twenty-first century with reckless abandon, no punishment and perhaps even a reward.

    Meanwhile, as I teach my son about social injustice and the civil rights struggles — about Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther Kingand Rosa Parks, and the movement to turn bad laws into good laws — I must help him understand that this is not ancient history, and we are not yet in the promised land.

    Michael Brown was shot like a dog and his body was left out there for 4 ½ hours — not 100 years ago, not 50 years, but in August of this year. Ferguson is happening now, and we are living it.

    THANK U – – -4 this HISTORICAL perspective. – –
    – —-Which WE R tryin’ 2 PREVENT — –in the FUTURE.

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2♥/POU FAM♥ – – – – –THIS PIC – – –SPEAKS – –1000+ WORDS♥ – – –
    – – — –☺http://thegrio.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/ferguson-no-indictment.jpg?w=650

    —☺http://thegrio.com/2014/11/24/ferguson-grand-jury-decision-black-boys/
    — —Ferguson’s lesson to our black sons: Your lives don’t matter

    – –A St. Louis County, Missouri grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown. Honestly, I cannot say I am the least bit surprised by the decision, because I did not expect things to unfold in any other way. I wanted to be pleasantly surprised, but past experience convinced me otherwise. And it is unfortunate to have to think that way.

    But that does not mean that I — as a black father with a black son —
    am not troubled by the news and have nothing to say about it.

    Black lives do matter, to be sure, but the grand jury is telling us
    that we really don’t matter. And once again, as we face another case of an unarmed young black man gunned down by the law in cold blood without recourse, without justice, we have to decide what to make of this information, and what to take from it.

    — – —SNIP — –

    Ultimately, society empowered these killers, who were conditioned by a society that criminalized the badge of slavery hundreds of years earlier. Under slavery, all white men were deputized to uphold the social order, which meant keeping slaves in line, with a legal sanction to kill black folks if necessary. This mentality continued through Jim Crow up until the present day, which is why so many white men can murder black boys in the twenty-first century with reckless abandon, no punishment and perhaps even a reward.

    Meanwhile, as I teach my son about social injustice and the civil rights struggles — about Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther Kingand Rosa Parks, and the movement to turn bad laws into good laws — I must help him understand that this is not ancient history, and we are not yet in the promised land.

    Michael Brown was shot like a dog and his body was left out there for 4 ½ hours — not 100 years ago, not 50 years, but in August of this year. Ferguson is happening now, and we are living it.

    THANK U – – -4 this HISTORICAL perspective. – –
    – —-Which WE R tryin’ 2 PREVENT — –in the FUTURE.

  • AxelFoley

    Oh, I forgot to say earlier, Jeanette Jenkins is fine as hell.

  • AxelFoley

    Oh, I forgot to say earlier, Jeanette Jenkins is fine as hell.

    • GreenLadyHere

      LOL – — Good MornTin’ AxelFoley. :>) **BIG HUG** :>)
      – – -Seeee – –Right on CUE. – – -U do brang the LAFFS. – – – -Thank U. :>) – – – -B BLESSED♥ :>)

    • GreenLadyHere

      LOL – — Good MornTin’ AxelFoley. :>) **BIG HUG** :>)
      – – -Seeee – –Right on CUE. – – -U do brang the LAFFS. – – – -Thank U. :>) – – – -B BLESSED♥ :>)

    • Farrod

      Hell YES AXE, GOTDAMN!!!

    • edp4bho

      Mens !!

    • Scopedog

      Oohhhhh yeahhhhh….:)

    • Miranda

      I was waiting for you to say something bout that Last Night video of Stephanie Mills yesterday…I can only guess you didn’t watch it….LOL

      • Alma98

        LOL

  • Miranda
    • AxelFoley

      SMMFH

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2♥/POU FAM♥ – — — -ON SOON —
    — – –Brown family to speak at press conference Tuesday morning in Ferguson – –
    — –FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)- The family of Michael Brown is scheduled to hold a press conference on Tuesday morning in Ferguson.

    Both Leslie McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. are expected to speak. Members of the National Action Network will also be in attendance.

    The conference is set to take place at 11a.m. at the Greater St. Mark Family Church.

    Brown’s parents released a statement after the grand jury decision was announced.

    “We are profoundly disappointed that the killer of our child will not
    face the consequence of his actions. While we understand that many
    others share our pain, we ask that you channel your frustration in ways that will make a positive change. We need to work together to fix the system that allowed this to happen.

    – — -PRAYERS 4 Your – –STRENGTH♥ AMEN♥ – –

  • nellcote

    The New York Times @nytimes · 3h3 hours ago
    U.S. Economy Grew at 3.9 Percent Rate in 3rd Quarter http://nyti.ms/1yRFVf3

  • JB20005

    Actual grand jury testimony from the St. Louis County medical examiner:

    Q: Were you told when you initially arrived at the scene that there was some type of altercation involving an officer and the deceased?
    A: Yes, ma’am.
    Q: And that was described as an assault?
    A: Correct.
    Q: So when you began this investigation, you were characterizing this as an assault of a law enforcement officer, correct?
    A: Yes.
    Q: Is that in any way meant to be your opinion of what happened or who was a victim in this case?
    A: No, ma’am. Any time I’m involved in an officer involved shooting, be it a fatal one or non-fatal, it is always during my initial investigation listed as an assault on law enforcement.
    Q: And so on various evidence items that you package on these sheets, you list a victim name?
    A: Correct.
    Q: And when you began this investigation, who was your victim name on these packages?
    A: Officer Wilson.

    SOP in St. Louis County is to describe law enforcement as an assault victim, any time someone other than the cop has been shot dead.
    Michael Brown never had a chance.

    • qosine

      Q: So when you began this investigation, you were characterizing this as an assault of a law enforcement officer, correct?

      Q: And when you began this investigation, who was your victim name on these packages?
      A: Officer Wilson.

    • Alma98

      SMMFH!

  • AxelFoley

    Rev. Al breaking it down right now!

    • BoomerGal

      Did you hear him say, ECONOMIC BOYCOTTS???!!!

      • jziglar

        The best way to hit someone is through their pocketbook. That’s the best way to get a person’s attention.

        • BoomerGal

          YES!!! I’ve been promoting this for I don’t know how long!!! THIS is the ONLY thing that gets their attention and their respect!!!

          • Tafr

            Yes we really need to get on this. I’m tired of people talking about how inconvenient or difficult it will be. Look at the faces of Mike Brown’s parents then tell me about difficult.

          • BoomerGal

            Tafr, the money WE spend during Christmas time ALONE, is enough to feed a third world country!!

          • jziglar

            An economic study showed that the total purchasing power of African Americans are greater than a number of countries Gross Domestic Products. Total purchasing power by 2015 will be $1.1 Trillion dollars. There really is no excuse and this shows that black ownership should be a top priority.

          • BoomerGal

            YES!!! THIS!!!!

        • Scopedog

          Yep. Beats “occupying” a park.

      • AxelFoley

        You see him check that blogger who tried to start some shit?

        • nellcote

          I’m glad that they came back and explained what was going on.

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2♥/POU FAM♥ — ☺http://images52.fotki.com/v1566/photos/5/527912/1852589/preaching_behind_podium_lg_wht-vi.gif

    – – -SPEEEEEEEEAK –REV.AL♥ – – -WHEW LAWD!!

    – – – -☺http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-evKaOynXBlw/Uygl9OqNVuI/AAAAAAAAF1k/282qIIzwdc0/s1600/giphy+%281%29.gif

    DEY NEVA SHOULDA – -held that —So-Called – -“Grand Jury” — –

    —It Brought some – –TRUTH 2 LIGHT — -4 POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY!!- —

  • MsKitty

    Cornel West needs to have his ass beat. That is all.

    • nellcote

      I agree on general principle but did he do something else today?

    • AxelFoley

      What, may I ask, did this coon say or do now?

      • Town

        He said the age of Obama is over, and that even Obama’s bootlickers can see he ain’t shit. Or something like that.

        • BoomerGal

          WUT????

      • MsKitty

        (Fam, I apologize in advance because we’re all feeling raw. Let me know if you want me to take this down)

        https://twitter.com/CornelWest/status/537289159757418496

        https://twitter.com/CornelWest/status/537289409477890050

        • AxelFoley

          My tweet to him:

          @CornelWest You cooning ass clown. You couldn’t wait to push this bullshit on President Obama instead of Ferguson/MO officials.

          • BoomerGal

            THANK YOU AXEL!!

          • AxelFoley

            You’re welcome. Here’s my response to his second tweet:

            @CornelWest And yet, you went and got your face time in and took off on the next flight out of town. Hustling coward.

          • BoomerGal

            See? They don’t get it, either and he’s an “educator.”

          • Admiral_Komack

            Oh, please!
            This motherfucker doesn’t even know how to use a comb and brush!

          • BoomerGal

            I haven’t seen this is quite awhile.
            *DEAD*

          • BOOM! It’s very telling that he says nothing about McCulloch and nem. Don’t let the patchouli and funk fool you!

          • goldenstar

            Sepia!!!! “patchouli and funk” LOL!

        • Miranda

          *snicker*….naw mskitty, its not a problem to see this fool’s shit put on display. I actually laughed when I read it cuz its painfully clear he is miserable, I mean literally MISERABLE and sickened by his own jealousy of PBO.

          • I’ve never seem a man not getting an invite to the White House take it so badly. PBO doesn’t even know he exists and it’s eating West up something fierce.

        • jziglar

          This guy has an unhealthy obsession with President Obama. He turns something that has nothing or little to do with the president and makes it about the president. What does he expect the president of the United States to say ? That people should go out to the streets and start hunting down random cops.

          • You have to really be stretching to ignore the chief of police, the mayor, the governor and a grand jury to blame the President.

        • GreenLadyHere

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

          LOL – -Ohhh THIS LAFF is needed. —

          This PHOOL – –STILL MAD!! – – –LOL
          — -☺http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/oprah-yourealmad.gif

          That White House –INVITE — — STILL ELUDES U –HUH!!?? — –HAH! —

          Thanks MsKitty :>) – – -B BLESSED♥ :>)

          — – -☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jj0J9TpJsg

        • edp4bho

          Right handed or left. POU ?

        • A grand jury in Missouri decides to acquit a local police officer but somehow the President is at fault.

          I’m just amazed at all these people given the Mayor and Governor a free pass.

          • BoomerGal

            And those are Democrats, mind you.

    • Joy

      Then there’s this shit:

      Cornel West @CornelWest · Nov 12
      I’ll be in dialogue with my dear brother Bob Avakian Sat Nov 15 on Revolution & Religion, Emancipating Humanity NYC

      All he does is “dialogue”.

  • gc

    So I volunteer for the Headstart Program teaching a cute, little AA girl to read. And now I think, what’s the point? What the hell kind of world are we preparing her for?
    Thank you for accepting me here, POU. This is my only “media coverage” right now.
    I was so fucking naive when Obama was elected. I really thought, now we are “post racial.”

    • MsKitty

      Maybe, just maybe things will be different for that little girl. Even though I am the most cynical person you will ever meet I still have to believe that, if for no other reason every child deserves to have some innocence, even if its only for a short time.

    • nellcote

      And now I think, what’s the point?

      ===
      So maybe she can grow up to be President of the United States.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ GB.♥ – – -**BIG HUG*** :>)- —

      Please KEEP preparin’ her 4 the WORLD that we R creatin’- –STEP-By-STEP. :>) — –

      THANK U 4 your activities annnd 4 adding perspective 2 our discussion. – – -**HUG** :>)

      B BLESSED♥ :>)

      • gc

        “Step by Step” damn, you are wise!! GLH should be the new Hillary!

        • GreenLadyHere

          **HUGS** GC —:>) – – – -Your sentiments R KIND. :>) –[Jus’ NOT hilary. :>)]- –

          B BLESSED♥ :>)

          • gc

            I meant, having your name out there as possible POTUS. Can’t stand Hillary 🙂

          • GreenLadyHere

            :>) GC. —**HUGS** – – – -U R sooo KIND. :>) – — – – –A 2-Fer-HUH? :>)

            Actually I had that experience and when I moved on from a position — —-I took – -2 STATS with me -“BLAH -Female.” –:>)- —

            Anyhoo – – – -Again, – -Thank U♥ :>)

          • GreenLadyHere

            :>) GC. —**HUGS** – – – -U R sooo KIND. :>) – — – – –A 2-Fer-HUH? :>)

            Actually I had that experience and when I moved on from a position — —-I took – -2 STATS with me -“BLAH -Female.” –:>)- —

            Anyhoo – – – -Again, – -Thank U♥ :>)

    • Admiral_Komack

      The point is the child.
      What you do may not be important to the world at large, but IT IS important to the child.

      • gc

        I love that. Thanks, Admiral.

        • Admiral_Komack

          You’re welcome.

  • nellcote

    great storify from Lisa Bloom, going thru some of the gj testimony:

    https://storify.com/tessalaprofessa/story#publicize

  • BoomerGal

    Well, I’m thinking about how I’m going to do Christmas. So far, I’ve come up with money that can’t be spent until the boycott is over and baked goods……………. 🙂

    • nellcote

      presuming that black owned businesses aren’t included in the boycott, there’s all that lovely wine from the POU series last week 🙂

      • BoomerGal

        Yeah…….I forgot about that!!! Now, I’ve got to look up black owned stores that carry them. Thanks!

        • Unfortunately, they’re not carried in Black owned stores BUT you can order directly from the wineries.

          • Joy

            Danke! I’m big on wine. I think all I’ll be buying this year is a tree.

          • BoomerGal

            Thanks, I’m finding that out.

    • Aquagranny911

      Here’s an online resource for children’s toys

      http://madamenoire.com/109412/5-black-toy-companies-that-embrace-multicultural-identity-and-culture/

      Here’s a national directory of black owned books stores

      http://huria.org/bookstores/

      Hope that helps.

      • BoomerGal

        Books are always a great idea! Thanks Aquagranny.

  • BoomerGal

    Well, I’m thinking about how I’m going to do Christmas. So far, I’ve come up with money that can’t be spent until the boycott is over and baked goods……………. 🙂

  • jds09

    Okay, I’m trying to unhook but I keep checking twitter. I’ve go to say it….I am sick of the pictures of Wilson reddish welp and folks pointing out that this was not a beating. That is not the muther fucking point. The point is that a black boy does not raise his hand to a white man. This rule is hundreds of years old.

  • jds09

    Okay, I’m trying to unhook but I keep checking twitter. I’ve go to say it….I am sick of the pictures of Wilson reddish welp and folks pointing out that this was not a beating. That is not the muther fucking point. The point is that a black boy does not raise his hand to a white man. This rule is hundreds of years old.

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2♥/POU FAM♥ — – -THAT – – –GRAND Jury — Was NOT — –GRAND!!

    – – -☺NO CROSS EXAMINATION!! —

    — – – — – –Mainly – –LYIN’ testimony from the –RACIST MURDERER!!
    ——-♣http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXUa6VVqq4c

    — -☺CONTINUATION of HISTORICAL TRIALS of “SLAVES”:
    – – – — — -♣http://www.westernjournalism.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/slavery49248.gif

    — -☺NO JUSTICE! — –
    —- — – –♣http://www.westernjournalism.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/slavery49248.gif

    WHAT it DID do was 2 PROVIDE EVIDENCE—4 future LEGAL ACTIONS — -[As the REV. AL’s presser showed!]

    — -Continuin’ – – –SEEKING/DEMANDING – – – – -JUSTICE

    — – -☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPuBGcng6Tw

  • Lisa M

    So the KILLER COP is going to have his big media day and hired as contributor on FoxNOTREALLYNEWS!!

    • MsKitty

      I wonder how much he got paid by ABC for the interview? More money in the coffers. No doubt it’s up to 7 figures now.

      God Bless America.

      • Lisa M

        He may not have much of that “blood money” left after the civil and federal lawsuits against him and the FPD.

      • AxelFoley

        I would say what Jeremiah Wright said, but I try not to take the Lord’s name in vain.

  • gn
    • Alma98

      Haven’t we been saying this.
      It’s all about protecting white supremacy and the media is more than happy to help.

    • jds09

      In an ass backward way, this is one of the most hopeful things I’ve read all day.

    • Farrod

      I wish I could like this article A THOUSAND TIMES.

  • nellcote

    Sarah Kendzior
    ‏@sarahkendzior
    Darren Wilson says Mike Brown resembled a “demon”. The New York Times called him “no angel”. White supremacy in collaboration. #Ferguson

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  • Rep. Peter King says PBO should invite Darren Wilson to the WH.

    From Politico:

    “I think it would be very helpful if President Obama went and met with
    the police officer, or invited him to the White House and said, ‘You’ve
    gone through four months of smear and slander, and the least we can do
    is tell you that it’s unfortunate that it happened and thank you for
    doing your job,’” the New York Republican told Fox Business on Tuesday.

    • Joy

      I wish he could invite Michael Brown to the White House.

    • AxelFoley

      Peter King needs to die in a fire.

      • BoomerGal

        Omg!!!

      • edp4bho

        This is called fuckin with people. Yes, but the fire in hell must be so much hotter.

    • Miranda

      Man, the right wing is in some sort of competition to out-evil each other today. They really are…trying to see who can be most vile and repulsive by the end of the day. Peter King is a strong contender, but far from the only one.

      • edp4bho

        We are ALL getting a live lesson in the legacy of white America and it’s concordant fight to remain in power, complete with all the regalia of their utter insecurities. IOW, they scared!

        • BoomerGal

          As they should be. We’ve got to keep the fire burning!! Boycott!!

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      KISS MY ASS PETER KING.

  • edp4bho

    Good question in the twitter feed. Why so-called injuries on right side of face when driver side is on the left.

    Oh, and my question down below re West and left and right hand? Never mind- it was lewd on my part!!

    • AxelFoley

      Exactly.

  • nellcote

    Eric Boehlert @EricBoehlert · 2h2 hours ago
    wait, what??? @NBCFirstRead Obama “finds himself at the center of a racially-charged controversy” in Ferguson. srsly, he’s at CENTER of it??

    • AxelFoley

      WTF?

  • nellcote

    Obama, Race, And The Right-Wing Media’s Heckler’s Veto

    The lament has spread all across the media spectrum this week, as the crisis in Ferguson, Missouri unfolds and people search for answers to the police killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown.

    “Obama Should Go To Ferguson, Pronto,” urged a Businessweek headline, beseeching the president to fill a leadership vacuum on the ground in Missouri. “Obama, can’t you see black anger in Ferguson?” asked Marc Lamont Hill in a CNN essay. Writing at Daily Beast, Stuart Stevens lamented that Obama had “lost faith in his voice in Ferguson”; that he was “increasingly uncomfortable with the role of healer-in-chief,” while the Washington Post’s Joel Achenbach urged Obama to give another “national address” on race because that’s what the crisis demands.

    Maureen Dowd’s New York Times column today’s mocks Obama as a “the most ordinary of men” with a “bored-bird-in-a-gilded-cage attitude” who is unwilling to engage with the issue of racial strife.

    Most of the of the do-something commentary has adopted the same premise: Obama could help the Ferguson crisis by giving a speech about race or addressing the situation more forcefully, but he won’t. He won’t use his powers. (See: The Green Lantern theory that Obama could convince a recalcitrant GOP Congress to pass legislation if he only tried.)

    That premise though, and most of the commentary, completely ignores the corrosive role of the right-wing media in America, how it has spent years trying to silence and intimidate Obama on the topic of race, and how it’s used some of the most offensive, guttural rhetoric and personal attacks to do so.

    Through Obama’s two terms, most of the Beltway press has remained strangely silent about the astonishingly ugly race baiting that now passes for mainstream conservative media commentary. That same press corps is now turning a blind eye to the tangible damage that kind of rhetoric has done to public debate, or the chance of public debate, and how the right-wing media has tried to implement a heckler’s veto on Obama; to effectively shout him down…

    …I’m not suggesting right-wing media hate and the fevered, irrational Obama loathing it tries to generate should stop the president from advancing his agenda. But to pretend the dark force doesn’t exist today in American politics is to miss one of the hallmarks of the Obama presidency.

    http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/08/20/obama-race-and-the-right-wing-medias-hecklers-v/200483