September 2, 2014

Tuesday Open Thread: Little Known or Interesting Black History Facts

Continuing on with this week’s theme, here are  5 more black history facts.

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Harriet Jacobs

FACT 1: Abolitionist Harriet Ann Jacobs published Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent. The book chronicles the hardships and sexual abuse she experienced as a woman growing up in slavery. Jacobs fled slavery in 1835 by hiding in a crawlspace in her grandmother’s attic for seven years before traveling to Philadelphia by boat, and eventually to New York.

FACT 2: Heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis helped to end segregation in the U.S. armed forces while serving in the Army during World War II.

FACT 3:  In 1967, Robert H. Lawrence, Jr. became the first African-American to be trained as an astronaut. He unfortunately died in a plane crash during flight training before he could be sent on his first space mission. Sixteen years later, Guion “Guy” Bluford carried on Lawrence’s legacy by becoming the first black man in space.

FACT 4:  Athletes John Carlos and Tommie Smith made history — and headlines — when they raised their black-gloved fists on the awards stand at the 1968 Olympics. Both also wore black socks and no shoes on the podium, representing black poverty in America.

FACT 5: During the 1930′s, painter Charles Alston founded the 306 group, which convened in his studio space and provided support and apprenticeship for African-American artists, including Langston Hughes; sculptor Augusta Savage; and mixed-media visionary Romare Bearden.

 

***All information courtesy of Biography.com***

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  • rikyrah

    Good Morning Everyone

    • JojoRaze

      Good morning, Rikyrah and all!

      Rikyrah, how’s your co-worker whose son has cancer? I’v been praying about them both.

      • rikyrah

        He’s doing his treatments, and she and her husband are taking him to his appointments.

    • crazycanuck

      Morning rikyrah.

      • rikyrah

        cc,
        the freeze is back.
        I blame Canada

        • crazycanuck

          uh uh, don’t try that. We all know where that is coming from.

          • TyrenM

            That’s why our weather people call it an “Alberta Clipper.”

        • conlakappa

          We are colder but not frozen here. But the “light snow” that we were expecting? It has been snowing at a steady clip for about 2 hours now! It might just amount to the forecast “dusting” on the streets and sidewalks but it’s definitely sticking to the grass and building tops!

    • Alma98

      Morning rikyrah :)

  • rikyrah
    • crazycanuck

      Lovely pic. I must remember to go to that site. I’m always forgetting it exist, I’m to addicted to POU lol.

  • rikyrah
  • rikyrah

    Imani ABL @AngryBlackLady Follow

    Keep it up, GOP! | VA Republican Says A Pregnant Woman Is Just A ‘Host,’ Though ‘Some Refer To Them As Mothers’ http://huff.to/1cIpj0U #fem2

    1:07 PM – 24 Feb 2014

  • rikyrah

    Only4RM @Only4RM Follow

    Wow. Now GOP candidates are calling pregnant women “hosts”. #TheHandmaidsTale as POLICY is around the corner… IF we don’t vote down RWers.

    5:40 PM – 24 Feb 2014

  • rikyrah
  • rikyrah

    KSK(africa) @lawalazu Follow

    MEMO TO 2016 Dem candidates. You need to start mobilizing your supporters to vote in 2014. Losing the Senate means you are useless. CLUE!

    6:57 AM – 24 Feb 2014

  • crazycanuck

    ArtDaily ‏@artdaily 13h
    The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection. Michelangelo

  • crazycanuck

    Today is his birthday

    Pierre-Auguste Renoir…..Dance at Bougival.

    • rikyrah

      love it

    • qosine

      Another one of my favs!
      Always went right to the Renoir section
      at the National Gallery of Art. I always
      wanted to hang out with these people. lol

  • crazycanuck

    GoBrooklyn ‏@GoBrooklyn 1h
    Photos: Lupita Nyong’o stuns at ‘Non-Stop’ premiere http://shar.es/FlG64 pic.twitter.com/Puu1pTyhBP

  • GreenLadyHere

    GOOD TUESDAY MORNTIN/ PBOMB♥/POU FAM♥ — -***BIG HUG** -WHAT An EXCITING BLACK HISTORY TOUR :>) –

    — –THANK U PBOMB♥ — -Soooo many NEW FACTS. :>)

    – - – -THIS: – - -Jacobs fled slavery in 1835 by hiding in a crawlspace in her grandmother’s attic for seven years – before traveling to Philadelphia by boat, and eventually to New York.

    – - –SUCH DETERMINATION annnd COMMITMENT. – - -BLESS her♥

    – —-☻ENJOY♥ – –http://25.media.tumblr.com/32c7ce9ae96c1ae9fdb53a4edb1db1ad/tumblr_mq3qjtmxlE1rty7tyo1_500.jpg – - —B BLESSED/SAFE/WARM♥ – -:>)

    - — – -☻IN The NEWZ” – - – -

    – - — — – - -☺11:30 am
    The President meets with Speaker John Boehner

    – — – - — – –☺3:05 pm
    The President delivers remarks on manufacturing innovation institutes

    – - – - – - – - -☺7:10 pm
    The President delivers remarks and answers questions at an Organizing for Action dinner
    - – -BUSY! – —BUSY! – - -ALL DAY LONG. :>) THANK U SIR♥ - -

    • conlakappa

      The CBS Sunday Morning segment a couple of weeks back that was about making political statements at Olympics had a great interview with John Carlos. He hasn’t lost his spirit and, by his own admission, his swagger.

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        — – -THANK u 4 the reference: – –Here is one:
        — –☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhzlV568tzg

        ——-STILL – - –”IN Da STRUGGLE”. :>) — -BLESS HIM♥ – -

        –Good 2 C U conlakappa :>) B BLESSED/SAFE/WARM♥ –

  • Miranda

    Gay brother: Anti-LGBT lobbyist is trolling for business with NFL proposal
    By Tom Boggioni
    Tuesday, February 25, 2014 8:41 EST

    The gay brother of the GOP lobbyist preparing legislation that would ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL has accused his brother of announcing his pending bill as an “attention grab” to drum up business for his lobbying firm.

    more here: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/02/25/gay-brother-anti-lgbt-lobbyist-is-trolling-for-business-with-nfl-proposal/

    • conlakappa

      Mom obviously loved the gay brother best. And he’s a doctor now and everything! Next.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ — -Woo! Hoo! – - –”Kool –MOE- –VP JOE♥” :>)

    - — –☺@NerdyWonka
    Who’s going to be on @TheViewTV today? Only the coolest Vice-President America has ever had. —-> @VP Joe Biden! pic.twitter.com/3UJjGZZV0A

    — – -AS HE SAID :>) – - -☺http://rlv.zcache.com/joe_biden_its_a_big_f_ing_deal_mouse_pads-ra9bdf3f7753440689db35faf1251dddb_x74vk_8byvr_512.jpg

    – - -Good LUCK. :>) – - –Lookin’ FORWARD♥ – —>:>)

  • MsKitty
  • goldenstar

    And this is under Cory Booker’s careful watch. All the money that he raised for schools and the black youth have this to look toward. The prescription is Change.

    Newark Stop-and-Frisk Data Is Analyzed

    By JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN
    FEB. 25, 201

    A new study about police stop-and-frisk encounters in Newark found that one quarter of police stops ended in an arrest or a summons, about twice as often as they do in New York City.

    The study, by the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, is the first to examine the stop-and-frisk practices of the Newark Police Department, which only last year began publicly releasing data about street stops.

    The group’s executive director, Udi Ofer, said that new data could help to spur a public debate in Newark about stop-and-frisk police tactics similar to the one that led to a drastic curtailing of police stops in New York City.

    Mr. Ofer said that the data from Newark, although limited, nonetheless depicted “a troubling picture of stop and frisk in Newark.”

    “We have serious concerns regarding the high volume of stops, the racial disparity of who is getting stopped and the fact that 75 percent of stops targeted people who engaged in no wrongdoing,” Mr. Ofer said.

    The study, which is scheduled to be released Tuesday, comes amid a Justice Department civil rights investigation into the Newark Police Department.

    But the data pertaining to stop-and-frisk practices is incomplete and leaves many important questions unanswered. For example, it is not clear how many firearms or knives the police seized as a result of the stops, a crucial indicator that police watchdog and civil liberties groups look to in evaluating the constitutionality and effectiveness of the practice.

    Nor is it clear whether the data encompasses pedestrian and car stops, or just pedestrian stops, according to Mr. Ofer. (A spokesman for the department said that he was not sure if the data included vehicle stops.)

    According to the study, the department averaged 2,093 stops per month for the second half of 2013. The police force in Newark has about 1,000 officers, who police a city of just over 277,000 people.

    In New York City, by comparison, a 34,000-strong force was stopping on average nearly 68,000 pedestrians a month at the height of the New York Police Department’s use of stop-and-frisk tactics in early 2012.

    But comparisons between the stop-and-frisk tactics of the two cities are difficult, and not merely because the Newark data is incomplete. Newark has a far higher crime rate: Last year the city had 111 murders, the highest number in more than two decades, according to The Star-Ledger. New York City, with a population 30 times as large, had 335 murders last year, the police said.

    In Newark, according to the civil liberties report, black people were the subject of stops 75 percent of the time, although they make up 52 percent of the city’s population.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/25/nyregion/newark-stop-and-frisk-data-is-analyzed.html?hp

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

      No wonder Samuel Demaio, the Newark police chief, is retiring.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ — – -Heeeeeere’s “”RIDE or DIE VP Joe” —-:>)

    – - – –☺@VP
    PHOTO: The VP with @SethMeyers and Amy Poehler during his appearance on the premier episode of @LateNightSeth pic.twitter.com/QYqpLQURK1

    - — —☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtt2UXIA_Gc

    – - — -He is BEYOND -KOOL♥ :>)

    • jds09

      Amy Poehler loves her some Biden. lol

      • conlakappa

        Everybody has an uncle, twice-removed, sumfin, like Joe Biden. Or he’s that guy who owned the candy store who always had a kind smile, knowing when you’d had a bad day.

        • jds09

          I’m thinking the uncle that was hot well into his 70′s. lol

          • conlakappa

            I wasn’t think of the hotness/handsomeness so much as the charming personality and kindness! But now that you mention it, my uncle who died in the summer and was 77 thought he was still a player. He was convinced that the only reason the First Lady was still with the President is because she hadn’t met him yet! And once he learned how to bake… let’s just say that all the ladies were loving him.

          • MsKitty

            I definitely had one of those uncles. He was a playa to the very end. About 4 of his ladyfriends showed up at the funeral, which made things very interesting. People who were sitting behind me and my sisters thought we were hunched over wracked with sobs during the service when in reality we were cracking up laughing about the whole thing, especially when a couple of the ladies got up to say a few words.

          • conlakappa

            We had a family fight about ladyfriend names in the program. His daughters didn’t want it but the aunts overruled it, saying it’s what my uncle wanted. He had been a widower for over 20 years so it’s not like it was unseemly. Mind you, the outside daughter was noted in the program so what’s the big deal?

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY jds09 — –LOL —She cain’t stop laffin’. :>)
        – —A FUN show. :>) – -
        – “Mr. KOOL Joe D” —got it goin’ on. :>)

    • jds09

      Amy Poehler loves her some Biden. lol

    • jds09

      Amy Poehler loves her some Biden. lol

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ — –CONDOLENCES from MR. PRESIDENT♥: – - -AMEN♥

    — – –☺@NerdyWonka – - –[H/T with THANKS♥]
    Pres. Obama’s statement on the death of Harold Ramis. We should all be so lucky to receive such a wonderful tribute. pic.twitter.com/VkJH5R0LRk

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ — – -CONGRATULATIONS on a GR8 OPENING – –Ms Joy d’ANN[ihilator] :>)- – - -

    – - —☺ ‏@TheReidReport
    We’d like to thank @Smokey_Robinson for visiting @TheReidReport yesterday! More at 2 P ET @msnbc! #reiders pic.twitter.com/tlKcSBNzAA

    — — —☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmVMzOWUzko

    — – – -PROUD of U BOTH!♥

  • Miranda

    SMH….they found another one to trot out. She is so obvious in her hustle attempt.
    ————————–
    Black Tea Partier Takes on Obama—and Her Own Party

    Texan Katrina Pierson is vying to become the first black female Republican in Congress, and she’s got Sarah Palin’s endorsement. But can she win?
    BY: DAVID SWERDLICK
    Posted: Feb. 25 2014 1:00 AM

    Katrina Pierson isn’t who most people picture when they think of the Tea Party.

    The movement is, according to a recent poll, 83 percent white, and the 37-year-old political activist is a black woman who, given her multiracial background, might have been derisively described by fellow Texan Ted Nugent as a “mongrel”—just as he referred to President Barack Obama, also biracial, a month ago.

    But demography aside, Pierson is all Tea Party. She hails from a deep-red state, favors term limits, wants to “audit” the Federal Reserve and is “a normal person,” in her words, who “just wants the federal government to leave us alone.”

    Pierson was recently endorsed by Sarah Palin, who, in her uniquely alliterative style, called Pierson “a feisty fighter for freedom.” And if this were 2010, that alone might be enough to get Pierson to Washington. But she’s running against an established GOP incumbent, House Rules Committee Chair Pete Sessions, and as Slate’s Dave Weigel reports, Tea Party coattails aren’t as long as they used to be.

    more here: http://www.theroot.com/articles/politics/2014/02/katrina_pierson_challenges_gop_incumbent_pete_sessions.1.html

    • conlakappa

      I love how Bullwinking J. Moosekiller’s endorsement is supposed to count for something. “Hey, everybody, look at me: a quitter likes me!” [read in Dr. Nick's voice]

    • goldenstar

      Can’t wait for the serious journalists to report on her life story. Popcorn, please.

    • goldenstar

      Can’t wait for the serious journalists to report on her life story. Popcorn, please.

    • goldenstar

      Can’t wait for the serious journalists to report on her life story. Popcorn, please.

    • jds09

      I stopped reading the article when I got to “her shop lifting arrest.” I’m trying to be good today, trying to be…..it’s too early to be nasty jds09. Just stop it.

      • conlakappa

        Bwa! Wait, was she Googly-Eyed Ryan’s college sweetheart? I wasn’t the one who took a pledge to be nice.

    • Kennymack1971

      LMAO…Another RW token destined to crash and burn.

  • jziglar

    So Ralph Nader has crawled out of his hole to declare that President Obama is worse than Bush when it comes to fighting terrorism. Then we have another old POS named Dick Cheney saying that the President loves food stamps more than a strong military. Nothing racist about that at all, and we can look forward to the beltway whores playing these two up.

    • Kennymack1971

      For helping to give us two terms of George W. Bush Ralph Nader can now and forever go to hell. His opinion on anything is worthless.

  • Miranda

    Get ready for the caterwauling of the right wing!
    ————————-
    NewsBreaker ‏@NewsBreaker 1h
    NEW: @FLOTUS to unveil new federal guidelines aimed at banning junk food from being marketed in schools http://bit.ly/1cjBrBY
    ————————-
    New rules would ban junk food from being marketed in schools

    Posted byCNN White House Producer Kevin Liptak

    Washington (CNN) – New rules first lady Michelle Obama will propose on Tuesday would limit the types of foods and beverages that can be advertised in schools, officials say.

    Under the suggested federal regulations, companies would no longer be permitted to use logos of high calorie products on cups, vending machines or posters, a common sight in schools around the nation.

    Advertising isn’t going away completely – companies would still be allowed to advertise their low-calorie or healthy products to students. Schools will also be able to determine for themselves what types of marketing would be permissible in their facilities. But the days of Coca-Cola or Pepsi using their flagship logos on scoreboards or gymnasium walls may be coming to an end.

    Those products are already being phased out in schools, and officials characterized the announcement as a way to bring marketing in hallways and football fields in line with new regulations for healthier school meals.

    more here: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/02/25/new-rules-would-ban-junk-food-from-being-marketed-in-schools/

    • aleth

      What are the going to do? Call her bad names? Impeach her? LOL LOL

      Right wing already used up their outrage…Everyone expect the hate inc media has had enough. Team Obama gives no fucks.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ — – -FOCUS On OUR BELOVED FIRST LADY♥ – –:>)
    – — – -☺WH ups attack on sugary drinks, junk food- -
    – - – –First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday will unveil a new set of proposed rules that would scale back the marketing of sugary drinks and junk food at America’s schools during an event with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack at the White House.

    Under the proposed rules, companies would be limited in what products they could advertise on signs, vending machines, cups and menu boards on school grounds. According to the White House, the food industry spent nearly $150 million in 2009 on marketing in schools, with 93 percent of that money promoting the marketing of beverages.

    – - -“The idea here is simple—our classrooms should be healthy places where kids aren’t bombarded with ads for junk food,” the first lady said in a statement. “Because when parents are working hard to teach their kids healthy habits at home, their work shouldn’t be undone by unhealthy messages at school.”
    THERE IS MORE — —

    — –HERE is an earlier statement from OUR FIRST LADY♥ —
    - – - -☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30zGnm8NtNQ

    A little story: — -Last week I intervened in a “Heated Discussion” between students [during LUNCH] —The ITEM under discussion –CARROTS! —Each one was vying 4 the LAST carrot. :>) THEY said that carrots were their FAV!!. :>) The Cafeteria worker mad sure that she brought out MORE. — Both were happy. :>) – -A GOOD LUNCH was had by BOTH. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ — – -FOCUS On OUR BELOVED FIRST LADY♥ – –:>)
    – — – -☺WH ups attack on sugary drinks, junk food- -
    – - – –First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday will unveil a new set of proposed rules that would scale back the marketing of sugary drinks and junk food at America’s schools during an event with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack at the White House.

    Under the proposed rules, companies would be limited in what products they could advertise on signs, vending machines, cups and menu boards on school grounds. According to the White House, the food industry spent nearly $150 million in 2009 on marketing in schools, with 93 percent of that money promoting the marketing of beverages.

    – - -“The idea here is simple—our classrooms should be healthy places where kids aren’t bombarded with ads for junk food,” the first lady said in a statement. “Because when parents are working hard to teach their kids healthy habits at home, their work shouldn’t be undone by unhealthy messages at school.”
    THERE IS MORE — —

    — –HERE is an earlier statement from OUR FIRST LADY♥ —
    - – - -☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30zGnm8NtNQ

    A little story: — -Last week I intervened in a “Heated Discussion” between students [during LUNCH] —The ITEM under discussion –CARROTS! —Each one was vying 4 the LAST carrot. :>) THEY said that carrots were their FAV!!. :>) The Cafeteria worker mad sure that she brought out MORE. — Both were happy. :>) – -A GOOD LUNCH was had by BOTH. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ — – -FOCUS On OUR BELOVED FIRST LADY♥ – –:>)
    – — – -☺WH ups attack on sugary drinks, junk food- -
    – - – –First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday will unveil a new set of proposed rules that would scale back the marketing of sugary drinks and junk food at America’s schools during an event with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack at the White House.

    Under the proposed rules, companies would be limited in what products they could advertise on signs, vending machines, cups and menu boards on school grounds. According to the White House, the food industry spent nearly $150 million in 2009 on marketing in schools, with 93 percent of that money promoting the marketing of beverages.

    – - -“The idea here is simple—our classrooms should be healthy places where kids aren’t bombarded with ads for junk food,” the first lady said in a statement. “Because when parents are working hard to teach their kids healthy habits at home, their work shouldn’t be undone by unhealthy messages at school.”
    THERE IS MORE — —

    — –HERE is an earlier statement from OUR FIRST LADY♥ —
    - – - -☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30zGnm8NtNQ

    A little story: — -Last week I intervened in a “Heated Discussion” between students [during LUNCH] —The ITEM under discussion –CARROTS! —Each one was vying 4 the LAST carrot. :>) THEY said that carrots were their FAV!!. :>) The Cafeteria worker mad sure that she brought out MORE. — Both were happy. :>) – -A GOOD LUNCH was had by BOTH. :>)

  • jds09

    Good Morning POU Fam!

  • jds09

    Good Morning POU Fam!

  • jds09

    Good Morning POU Fam!

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Morntin’ jds09. :>) – - -***BIG – –Cali —HUG*** :>)
      — —Good 2 C U. :>) B BLESS/SAFE♥ – –[We may get RAIN.] :>)

    • Alma98

      Morning jds!

  • Alma98

    Good morning everyone!

    • goldenstar

      Good Morning, Alma!

      • Alma98

        Morning goldenstar!
        The cold is back and we have ice everywhere.

    • GreenLadyHere

      GOOD MORNTIN’ Alma98 :>) ***BIG HUG*** :>) – -THAT is UNIQUELY – ARTISTIC. :>)

      - — – THANK U. – –4 OUR –DAILY JOY. :>)
      We R Lookin’ forward 2 RAIN. – –So jus’ a little “sun” is peekin’ through. :>)

      – - -B BLESSED/SAFE/WARM♥ —U♥/ Family♥ — :>)

      • Alma98

        Good morning GLH! Glad you like it, it’s bright and sunny here but still freezing cold ):
        Blessings to you & the family. (((HUGS)))

        • GreenLadyHere

          Alma – - -Thank U 4 your BLESSINGS. — -Always needed. :>)

          —☺http://i.walmartimages.com/i/mp/MP/10/00/11/84/MP10001184488_P255045_500X500.jpg
          – - –4 U. :>)

    • rikyrah

      Good Morning, Alma.
      Colder than a mutha today.

      • Alma98

        Hey rikyrah, the temps are falling daily
        There’s a lot of ice buildup from the warm temps last week. We’ve been salting but it’s not helping much the ice is too thick.

        • conlakappa

          The little snow mountains created by the bobcats are maybe snow hillocks but I noticed that each of them had a skirt of ice from that melting-refreezing of which you speak. Still snowing here.

          • Alma98

            That’s how it looks here too, no new snow yet.

    • qosine

      Good Morning, Alma!!
      Tree of Life and Sun:)

      • Alma98

        Good morning qosine!

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ – - -SHE BETTA – –☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKHmos-tsU0
    Arizona Super Bowl Committee Urges Veto Of State’s ‘License To Discriminate’ Law-
    – — – As Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) considers whether to sign a law that would give businesses a “license to discriminate” against LGBT people, the state’s Super Bowl host committee is urging her to stamp a veto on the bill.

    University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona is scheduled to host Super Bowl XLIX next February.

    “We share the NFL’s core values which embrace tolerance, diversity, inclusiveness and prohibit discrimination,” the host committee said in statement released Monday. “In addition, a key part of the mission for the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee is to promote the economic vitality of Arizona. On that matter we have heard loud and clear from our various stakeholders that adoption of this legislation would not only run contrary to that goal but deal a significant blow to the state’s economic growth potential. We do not support this legislation. Instead, we look forward to continuing to promote the NFL’s values while focusing on the economic momentum apparent in Arizona and capturing the positive worldwide attention associated with hosting Super Bowl XLIX.”

    The NFL’s Arizona Cardinals also expressed opposition to the bill.
    THERE IS MORE — —WATCHIN’ — – -

    • qosine

      Oh, that bill’s DOA. I read yesterday some of the GOP
      are already backtracking.

      • GreenLadyHere

        –☺http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad102/thalatinoking1/SmileyBowDown.gif
        GOOD MORNTIN’ La Qosine. :>) –***BIG HUG*** :>)
        — -**BIG fist bump**** —LOL –YEAH dey “FALLIN’ BACK.” —$$$$$$$$$ – - –follow thi$. :>)

        – - -It ain’t about MORALITY! — -WE KNOW!! —annnnd THEY KNOW!! — – -:>)
        – –Good 2 C U La Qosine♥ —B BLESSED/SAFE/WARM♥

  • Miranda

    THE PROBLEM WITH LITTLE WHITE GIRLS (AND BOYS): WHY I STOPPED BEING A VOLUNTOURIST

    White people aren’t told that the color of their skin is a problem very often. We sail through police check points, don’t garner sideways glances in affluent neighborhoods, and are generally understood to be predispositioned for success based on a physical characteristic (the color of our skin) we have little control over beyond sunscreen and tanning oil.

    After six years of working in and traveling through a number of different countries where white people are in the numerical minority, I’ve come to realize that there is one place being white is not only a hindrance, but negative – most of the developing world.

    more here: http://pippabiddle.com/2014/02/18/the-problem-with-little-white-girls-and-boys/

    • conlakappa

      Biddle, eh? Mayflower Volunteer? Sounds like she’s on the right step. I never even thought of those kids who go overseas to help build schools, libraries, and wells. What would make them think they had the skills to do any of that? I do know a carpenter who went to one of those chichi-pupu schools but he’s more the exception.

      • jds09

        Kinda makes you re-think Habitat for Humanity.

        • conlakappa

          I think they get trained though. Or hope they do!

          • Aquagranny911

            They do. When Daughter & I volunteered with them we had several pros directing & doing the work, making sure it was done right. Besides, on building projects there are tons of skutt work that even the most unskilled can do. Anyone can haul supplies, run errands & fetch water for the workers.

      • TyrenM

        Ctfu at the Sydney reference.

        • conlakappa

          Ha! Hey, she put it out there–she could have just called herself Pippa B and we’d have been none the wiser. I went to school with a Barrows.

    • itgurl_29

      A lot of white folks are mad at her. LOL

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ —THIS is a SAD –situation —

    — -New York Knicks Player Arrested On Felony Gun Charges- -

    — –Police said a New York Knicks player was arrested early Tuesday on felony gun charges, ESPN New York reported.

    Knicks point guard Raymond Felton was charged on three counts of
    criminal possession of a weapon, according to a New York Police
    Department spokesman. The charges resulted from Felton possessing a gun he was not registered to have, according to the spokesman, not from Felton wielding the firearm in any menacing way.

    Felton turned himself in around 1 a.m. ET Tuesday after the Knicks’
    close loss to the Dallas Mavericks, according to the spokesman. He is
    expected to appear in criminal court in Manhattan later Tuesday morning.

    – –Wonder what is the – -BACK STORY? – - -WATCHIN’.>>

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

      Hey GLH!

      The latest local news report is that his wife, who filed for divorce, turned the gun in to the local precinct. She knew about the gun, but she became “uncomfortable” with in the house. She also claims that Felton waved the gun around their apartment four times since July 2013, the last time being on Valentine’s Day. She said he never pointed the gun at her, though.

      What I don’t understand is why was she still living with Felton when SHE was the one who filed for divorce? And why did she wait until ONE MONTH after the FOURTH time he waved the gun around their apartment to finally turn the gun in?

      It’s rumored that he cheated on her and had a kid on the side, so this sounds like pay back.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good Morntin’ Sepia♥ – –***BIG HUG*** :>) – –

        —Ooo-Kaaaay – - -☺http://www.prlog.org/11871245-spilled-tea.jpg THANK U. :>)

        - — –☺http://divadeesdiscussions.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/shaking-my-head-picture.gif – - – –WHEW LAWD. :>)
        – - — -☺He AGREES:>) – -http://forum.smartcanucks.ca/attachments/game-room/128543d1342629798-things-make-you-shake-your-head-smart_guy_shaking_head_no_md_clr.gif

        - – -P.S. — –And why did she wait until ONE MONTH after the FOURTH time he waved the gun around their apartment to finally turn the gun in?
        - — – -☺http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_NSAQjsCzwcE/TQ9dFmVXe9I/AAAAAAAABgE/1VDD5Th0-z0/s320/000Follow-the-money.gif
        Jus’ sayin’. . . . .
        — – -AGAIN – - -THANK U♥ – –B BLESSED/SAFE/WARM♥ –

      • MsKitty

        These ballers and their ladies stay messy. SMH.

  • rikyrah

    NJ Edwina @NJedwina Follow

    Patrick Foye: Port Authority Chairman David Samson unfit for role, “lacks the integrity to stay on as chairman” #amen
    http://nydn.us/1fPLQGC

    10:12 AM – 25 Feb 2014

  • Miranda

    These people are totally insane. You create a law based on what you perceive is an issue in another country and one that you cannot realistically enforce…ok then.
    ———————
    South Dakota GOPer Wants To Ban ‘Sex-Selective’ Abortions, Cites Asian Population
    CAITLIN MACNEAL – FEBRUARY 25, 2014, 11:46 AM EST

    A South Dakota state lawmaker and U.S. Senate candidate is pushing a bill that would ban “sex-selective” abortions, implying that the state needs the measure to keep Asian-American women from aborting female children, according to Mother Jones.

    “Many of you know I spent 18 years in Asia,” Rep. Stace Nelson (R) said last week when discussing the bill. “And sadly, I can tell you that the rest of the world does not value the lives of women as much as I value the lives of my daughters.”

    The South Dakota House passed the bill 60-10 on Wednesday, sending the legislation to the state Senate. The measure would require doctors to ask mothers if they were seeking abortion due to the sex of the fetus. Doctors would be banned from performing the procedure of a woman answers “yes.”

    more here: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/south-dakota-sex-selective-abortions

    • Alma98

      What an idiot! I can’t, I just can’t.

    • qosine

      Look in the mirror, dude!!!

      • conlakappa

        I have a feeling that he was up to some freaketry over there and it was about the come to light. This feels like a dodge.

        • qosine

          Good point, conlakappa.
          I want to know what part in Asia.

          • conlakappa

            Too many instances of the overreach having some connection to the reach-around with those types of people. And the vagueness of “Asia” makes my eyebrow arch even more skyward.

          • qosine

            Probably wrote this himself.
            As a Marine, Nelson was stationed in East Asia for a number of years, and he has some fondness for the culture. He’s defended tofu, and even met his wife Aiza while serving in Manila. But when that was done he came back to South Dakota and started farming in rural Hanson County.

            http://politicalsmokeout.tumblr.com/post/58184009459/10-things-to-know-about-stace-nelson

          • conlakappa

            Oh, it’s narrowed down to East Asia now, innit? A Marine with a filipina wife he took back to South Dakota and farming life. Central casting is on line one–dude is trying to make a national name for himself!

  • rikyrah
    • conlakappa

      Those cheeks, lawsy, those cheeks!

  • GreenLadyHere

    PNOMB♥ — –THIS is a SAD commentary on HIS GR8 LEGACY — —
    — —Daughter Of MLK Speaks Out Against The Sale Of Dad’s Historic Artifacts- -
    — – - -As reported earlier in the month, the estate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has demanded that daughter Bernice King return her father’s Nobel Peace Prize and personal bible. Martin Luther King III and Dexter King, who control the estate, wish to sell the items to a private buyer but Ms. King is staunchly against handing over the items although she is legally bound to do so.

    Last week, a Georgia judge ruled in favor of the estate that Ms. King
    deliver the historic items to a safety deposit box before handing them over to her brothers. Arriving in Los Angeles, TMZ exclusively interviewed Ms. King as she arrived from a trip and asked about her
    feelings regarding this ongoing legal battle.

    “I stated in my press conference [earlier in the month] why. I don’t think those items should be sold, “said Ms. King. “They’re very sacred, not just to me, but a lot of people. The Holy Bible is sacred to a whole host of people, and the Nobel Prize, the way in which my father received it, he received as a trustee, and it’s a very sacred
    possession.”

    TMZ pressed Ms. King on what she’ll do next regarding the items
    asking if she would rather the items either remain with the family, or
    go on display at the King Center institution in Atlanta. Naturally, Ms.
    King’s answers were vague since the matter is still being handled by her legal team but she was gracious and patient with the reporter.

    Watch TMZ’s exclusive report with Bernice King regarding the MLK estate battle below.
    THERE IS MORE – - – -
    —NOTE: —The GREEDY brothers have been very quiet. – -hmm. . .

    • Alma98

      I find this just so sad, maybe a black museum can buy them.
      I think they wasted money and misappropriated money from the King center. And this why it’s in trouble financially, they need to get it together. smh

      • GreenLadyHere

        Alma — -***BIG fistbump*** –
        Just went through all their WIKIS; –4 the mostpart —the brothers INVESTED MOST of their life[TRANSLATE --NO OUTSIDE JOB] –into the KING CENTER. Annnd THAT was NOT done WELL!! -
        –YEP–they wasted money and misappropriated money from the King center.
        —-Dr. Bernice — annnd the LATE Yolanda – -had OUTSIDE activities annnd JOBS! – –

        Wonder ifff any BLAH museum would wanna get into – –THIS MESS —at this time. geesh! –

        Thank U 4 your input. :>)

        • Alma98

          uh huh thanks GLH for this. Sorry it took awhile to get back to you, I was working out & cleaning lol.

          • GreenLadyHere

            Alma – - -***HUG** – –Not a problem. :>)

            - – — -☺http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd205/chic_shoppe/exercising.gif
            – –☺http://d.wapday.com/animation/ccontennt/8465-f/woman_working_out.gif?__sid=ggl&lang=en

            U DO! IT! :>)

  • TyrenM

    Am I the only one who watched “The Tanning of America” and felt like the whitewash was on? Pumped up Rick Rubin and the NYT writer like it wouldn’t have happened without them. No mention of Bambatta or Kool Herc. A brief photo of Sedgewick. I’ll watch again tonight to see where they go. So far (as y’all say here) major side eye.

    • qosine

      Doncha know, Tyren, nothing EVER happens without
      the NYT? (gag) I didn’t see it, but I’ll trust your side eye.

    • itgurl_29

      I didn’t watch it. Too many black men in hip-hop with influence are thirsty for white approval. From Russell Simmons to Diddy to Jay-Z, they’re all too damn concerned with winning over white folks. I have absolutely no interest in hearing what any of them have to say about race.

      And they named it the “tanning” of American cause they’re too scared to call it the “browning” of America, cause that’s what it is.

      • Alma98

        According to Diddy PBO won because of hip-hop. He said hip-hop put PBO in the white house, really dude.

        • qosine

          Well, if they’re going there, I’d say Dionne Warwick had more to do with it.

          • Alma98

            LOL

          • goldenstar

            And her horoscope readings.

        • itgurl_29

          Hip-hop didn’t put Barack Obama in the White House. They need to stop.

          • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

            Hip-hop wasn’t checking for him till he started winning.

            THIS.

    • Alma98

      I watched and felt the same way Tyren.
      I was like wth is this.
      I was particularly pissed at the one guy who kept saying MJ & Whitney had plastic surgery to get on MTV. So far it’s nothing but whitewashing hip-hop history and leaving others out. They made it seem like white journalists discovered hip-hop.

      • itgurl_29

        I saw people on twitter mad at Rick Rubin for saying that he only saw hip hop as “new music”, not black music. Yet these same people stan for Jay-Z who’s said “there’s no such thing as black music”. Rick Rubin feels comfortable saying mess like that in public because he’s surrounded by black men in the industry who want to run away from blackness so much to the point that they don’t even want their own music labeled as “black”.

        They can say what they want about Michael Jackson and his surgeries. That was a sad sight to see. But MJ ALWAYS talked about black music honestly. He straight up said Elvis was only popular cause he was a white man who could imitate a black man. He always called Little Richard the King of Rock and Roll. And later when everyone would always ask him about Justin Timberlake, he’d always be sure to bring Usher into the conversation. And not one of these rappers would dare make a video like Remember the Time, which is the ONLY true portrayal of what ancient Egyptians looked like. No way would they ever step on white folks’ feelings like that.

        So I didn’t watch and I’m glad I didn’t. They have some nerve trying to talk about MJ and Whitney Houston like that.

        • Alma98

          ICAM! I saw that Rick Ruben, crap after seeing where the show was going I turned on netflix.

      • Town

        He doesn’t know his history. SONY threatened to pull ALL of their artists from MTv (leaving them without videos) unless they put Michael Jackson on. It wasn’t a case of Michael cut himself to look white to get put on, and even if it was, that makes MTV look really, really bad.

        • Alma98

          Exactly! I remember I guess they counting on the younger folks to believe that b.s.

    • Alma98

      Another thing they call the show (The Tanning of America). But all they talked about was white folks reaction to rap music.

      • conlakappa

        Um, it encouraged them to tan and wear gold chains and porkpie hats? I recorded the show and planned to look at it. Maybe I’ll wait for you and Tyren’s review tomorrow to decide if it’s worth viewing!

        • Alma98

          I say watch it if you want to see for yourself the b.s. they’re peddling. And Russell Simmons would sell his grand-mama for a dollar.

          • conlakappa

            Ha! Have you seen shots of the toppled Ukrainian president’s house, tell me it doesn’t look like Russell and Kimora’s house in North NJ, even the gold-plated toilets. It was very “inspired by Cribs.”

          • Alma98

            LOL….Hilarious! That was one tacky ass house.

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

      Why am I not surprised? When I heard Steve Stoute was involved, I figured it would be some bs.

      • TyrenM

        Who is Steve Stoute?

        • Town

          Didn’t somebody go oops upside his head with a bottle?

          • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

            Yep…Diddy.

        • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

          He used to be a music executive, but now he runs an advertising agency with Jay-Z.

    • Miranda

      My gut instincts were right.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ — – -Luvin’ THIS — -Lookin’ BACK♥ — -[Thank U♥ Nerdywonka]
    — –☺Today In 2009: POTUS and FLOTUS hold hands while Martina McBride sings their wedding song; Stevie Wonder’s You and I. pic.twitter.com/fUk9NGnIZl

    – — –Awwwwww. . . :>) – –”TRUE BLAH LUV♥” – –:>)

    • itgurl_29

      FLOTUS looking like, “Eh… she tried” LOL

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL itgurl_29 ***BIG HUG** – -:>)

        Actually — -THEY ALL lookin’ — —-Errrr –SOMBER. :>)

        Jus’ NOT feelin’ da luv. :>) – -

        Good 2 C U itgurl_29. :>) B BLESSED/SAFE/WARM♥ –

      • Miranda

        HAHAHA! my interpretation of her facial expression is “oh bless her heart”

  • crazycanuck

    I am so pissed right now. I just came back from the allergist. What an arrogant bastard. The man had the audacity to tell me I’m making stuff up when I told him my symptoms. First he was a half an hour late, and didn’t even have the decency to apologize and then he wants to tell me I’m making shit up. Oh and he didn’t even give me the allergy test.

    • goldenstar

      Sorry to hear about this bad behavior. Time for another doc.

    • GreenLadyHere

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

      — —**KICK HIM 2 da CURB!!*** –☺http://4.bp.blogspot.com/__1OzjxCtHZI/S0eDlaQhuwI/AAAAAAAAEIA/DytAYd3b-FQ/s400/kick-ass2.gif

      — —-Get another one. Sooo sorry 4 your experience. —

      —-☺http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1IdacTxFaus/TxCScUDPb3I/AAAAAAAABTI/9_81zc4pafw/s320/Sending+Prayers.jpg
      - –BLESS U♥ – -AMEN♥ :>)

    • rikyrah

      can you report him?

      • crazycanuck

        More on this dickwad later. I’m off to my therapy session. I will definitely leave a message with my doctor.

    • MsKitty

      Wow, that’s ridiculous. Definitely look for another doctor.

    • Admiral_Komack

      Get another doctor.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ — – - -A BLACK HISTORY MOMENT♥- -

    – —☺@deluxvivens
    the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion was these ladies. pic.twitter.com/x6DtL0VDGC

    – –Through – –RAIN —HAIL –SLEET – -SNOW annnd STORM♥ —THANK/BLESS U LADIES♥- -

    — — – –☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2_0HZMv2dA

    – - –The eight hundred WACs of the Army’s Central Postal Directory Battalion, the ‘Six Triple Eight,’ were stationed overseas and in charge of redirecting all ‘V-Mail’ for Europe. Major Charity Adams was the battalion’s commanding officer.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ – –KUDOS — –Mr. Pete :>) –

    – - – -☺ ‏@petesouza
    Instagram from the White House colonnade pic.twitter.com/2L0HWgWkSM

    —–Ahhhhhh. . . :>) — -MR. PRESIDENT makes SNOW —-look endearing. :>)

    • conlakappa

      Yep, there’s our “light dusting” of snow.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good MornTin’ conlakappa:>) ***BIG HUG***:>)

        —Seee —:>) – there’s our “light dusting” of snow. —Awwww :>)

        Good 2 C U conlakappa. :>) – -B BLESSED/SAFE/WARM♥- -

  • rikyrah
  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

    Oh, to be a fly on the wall…

    Obama invites Boehner to White House meeting

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has reached out to House Speaker John Boehner (BAY’-nur) for a rare one-on-one meeting between the political rivals.

    The Democratic president and Republican speaker plan to meet privately in the Oval Office midday Tuesday. It will be their first meeting alone at
    the White House since December 2012, when they failed to reach agreement on tax reform and spending cuts during deficit-reduction talks.

    MORE: http://www.ajc.com/ap/ap/top-news/obama-invites-boehner-to-white-house-meeting/ndbfK/?ecmp=ajc_social_twitter_2014

    • conlakappa

      Political rivals? I guess that’s one way of describing it. Beltway ass-clowns are going to be ass-clowns.

      • jds09

        If a hammer and a nail are rivals. smh

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ – —<b<A BLACK HISTORY MOMENT/HONOR♥ – –
    — –Massachusetts Historical Figure Mum Bett Who Sued for Freedom Honored at Boston State House Today- –
    – - – - -One of Massachusetts’ most important historical figures, former slave Elizabeth Freeman, is being honored at the State House in Boston today. Freeman, formerly known as Mum Bett, was one of the first black slaves in Massachusetts to file a “freedom suit” and win in court under the 1780 state constitution.

    “In the Berkshires, Mum Bett is pretty well-known,” said state Rep.
    William “Smitty” Pignatelli. “Beyond our county, that’s not the case. I
    think Black History Month gives us a great opportunity for people
    outside the Berkshires to hear this amazing story.”

    Massachusetts Chief Justice Roderick Ireland will give the keynote speech. In addition, actress Tammy Denease will present a 15-minute reenactment of the story of Mum Bett.
    THERE IS MORE — —[POU FAM♥ presented THIS. Woo! Hoo! :>)]

    - – —☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSxFu984FAY

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ — – -”VP Joe —was Sooo the STAR:>) – -

    — -☺@VP
    ‏PHOTO: Vice President Biden gives @sethmeyers an @Amtrak conductor hat before the first episode of #LNSM pic.twitter.com/6Sl90LHkaK

    - – - —☺http://smileys.emoticonsonly.com/emoticons/y/you_are_the_man-969.gif ♥ — -:>)

  • Miranda

    Republicans seek political cover to accept Medicaid expansion money
    BY REID WILSON
    February 25 at 4:00 am

    In the bitterly partisan debate over the Affordable Care Act, few House members criticized the proposed legislation as harshly or as often as then-Rep. Mike Pence. But now, nearly four years after the measure passed on a party-line vote, Pence, now Indiana’s governor, is asking the federal government for ACA money to expand a program that provides coverage to low-income Hoosiers. But he wants to do it outside the confines of the health-care law.

    Pence is among a small but growing number of GOP governors and lawmakers looking for alternatives to expanding Medicaid. They don’t want to be seen embracing a law that is almost universally loathed in their party, but the hundreds of millions of dollars available to their states through the law’s provisions are too enticing to pass up.

    more here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/02/25/republicans-seek-political-cover-to-accept-medicaid-expansion-money/?hpid=z1

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ — -Here’s some info iff U wanna -CONTACT — – -”Da WICKED WANCH”. – –
    - – —☺http://azgovernor.gov/contact.asp

    Although I would B surprized ifff she wants 2 LOSE all that $$$, NFL Super Bowl, etc. . . – –WATCHIN’. . .

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ — –Ahhh. . Another VIEW – - -:>)
    - — – - -☺ ‏@WhiteHouse
    It’s a winter wonderland in the Rose Garden. pic.twitter.com/MaBTgWyrAB

    – - – -☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnsQmeeG4qs
    — – –[BUT I hope that IT GOES AWAY -- SOON! --ENUFF!] :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ – - -MEDIA ALERT — -Mohammed Ali’s DAUGHTER on -The REID REPORT♥

    —–☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8DR0P0PV5c

    - – -FOND MEMORY♥ – -

    CONGRATULATIONS. PROUD of U♥ – - -B BLESSED♥ –:>)

  • Miranda

    Afternoon thread is up!

  • crazycanuck

    I’m still pissed. This arrogant pisshead was trying to get me to use him when I got my next flu shot, and to get me to use some recommendation for an eye doctor, when I told him about they eye symptom.

  • crazycanuck

    KSDK NewsChannel 5
    Tim Hortons plans to expand stores to St. Louis
    ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – Within the next five years, Tim Hortons, a Canadian based restaurant, will expand to 800 new stores, including 40 in the St. Louis area. The company unveiled its five-year strategy…

  • crazycanuck

    @CityNews: Dutchie Timbit among 24 items cut from @TimHortons menu http://ow.ly/tSu3h “” .. But I love the gingerbread men!