April 18, 2014

Wednesday Afternoon Thread: The 8th Wonder of the World

Stevie+Wonder++18

All In Love Is Fair

Overjoyed

Ribbon In The Sky

Knocks Me Off My Feet

  • GreenLadyHere

    GOOD AFTERNOON –Miranda♥/POUFAM♥ — ***BIG HUG** :>)- -”MR. WONDERful” WERKS MAGIC With MUSIC. :>)

    – – -Miranda♥— Torally – -”OVERJOYED” –With Your MUSIC VAULT. :>) — -THANK U.–

    – - – -Phttp://pickyeaterblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/angelina-hot-chocolate-and-lunch.jpg”>POU FAM♥ – - -ENJOY the REST of your day. :>) — -

    – —☺http://m.abc17news.com/image/view/-/23353670/highRes/2/-/13b7ke5z/-/Mandela–Stevie-Wonder-jpg.jpg RIHEP.

  • rikyrah

    December 10, 2013 2:09 PM
    Republicans’ Devious New Plan to Kick the Poor
    Now they’re trying to make it harder for families on food stamps to save money.
    By Rachel Cohen

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/ten-miles-square/2013/12/republicans_devious_new_plan_t048139.php

    • Aquagranny911

      Repugnants are just evil!

  • GreenLadyHere

    POUFAM♥ –KUDOS — 2 The –”DREAM DEFENDERS”♥- -:>)

    — –Dream Defenders Release Video On Kendrick Johnson Death –:>)

    — —Florida-based youth advocacy group, Dream Defenders, released a video today regarding the death of 17-year-old Georgia teen Kendrick Johnson.Johnson was found dead in a rolled up wrestling mat in a gym inside theLowndes High School in Valdosta, sparking a series of unanswered questions from his parents and supporters. The Dream Defenders have compiled a video titled “#JusticeForKJ” which aims to reveal a new angle to the curious case.

    –Tomorrow, a rally will be held on the Georgia Capitol steps featuring a bevy of civil rights activists and speakers including Rev. Al Sharpton, Martin Luther King III, Dr. Joseph Lowery and many more. The Dream Defenders video serves a precursor for the “Who Killed KJ” rally, and features exclusive interviews with Johnson’s parents, Jacquelyn and Kenneth Johnson and others in the Valdosta community.
    THERE IS MORE — —
    —Such TALENTED annnnd COMMITTED —YOUNG/GIFTED–BLAH/POC –people. :>) BLESS THEM♥–

    – - — -JUSTICE 4 KENDRICK JOHNSON –AMEN

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — -A BLACK HISTORY MOMENT -A FIRST! :>)

    Ralph J. Bunche, 1st African American To Win Nobel Prize On This Day In 1950 [DEC. 10]

    – - –Dr. Ralph J. Bunche (pictured) achieved a few firsts as an African American, but none may be more more notable than the political scientist and academic winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1950.
    Becoming the first Black person to win the coveted award, Dr. Bunche maintained a dignified stance despite the rampant segregation he and others like him faced.

    THERE IS MORE — —CONGRATULATIONS♥ — -PROUD of U♥ –

    –☺http://www.nobelprize.org/mediaplayer/index.php?id=703

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

    *sigh*

    (h/t @GoBrooklyn)

    Jon Karl Asks White House Spokesman ‘Is There Anyone the President Wouldn’t Shake Hands With?’
    by Tommy Christopher | 2:46 pm, December 11th, 2013

    …Karl also asked Earnest for his reaction to Sen. McCain’s remarks,
    and other criticism. “People say that the President shouldn’t have
    given Castro the opportunity to have a handshake with the leader of the
    United States,” Karl said.

    Earnest noted, again, that the President shook hands with everyone
    who was on the stage, and said that it was a “dangerous and unwise thing to do in public” to attempt to “draw connections between recent
    political events and the terrible reign of Adolph Hitler,” adding that there used to be a principle that “partisan politics stop at the water’s edge, and it’s unfortunate that we did see a number of Republicans, yesterday, who criticized the President for a handshake at Nelson Mandela’s funeral.”

    “Is there anybody the President would not…is there any world leader
    the President would not shake hands with?” Karl began. “I mean, if Assad had been on that stage, if Kim Jong-Un had been on that stage?” he continued. “I mean I’m trying to gauge the principal, he shook hands with everybody on the stage. I mean, is there any… anybody he wouldn’t?”

    Earnest declined to entertain the “difficult hypothetical.”

    MORE: http://www.mediaite.com/tv/jon-karl-asks-white-house-spokesman-is-there-anyone-the-president-wouldnt-shake-hands-with/

    • Miranda
    • crazycanuck

      he should have said ‘yes you’

      • TresL

        I was thinking the exact same thing!

    • jds09

      LOL LOL, they’ve been reduced to the “people say” card! Hey Jake:

      People say….there wasn’t a moon landing.
      People say…dinosaurs didn’t walk the earth
      People say…PBO’s neckties send them special messages.

    • rikyrah

      I wish Jay would have said
      Yes…Your Mama

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY Sepia♥– — ***BIG HUG*** :>) —

      — –Hadta go — “STREET” on him – –geesh!

      — -‘Is There Anyone the President Wouldn’t Shake Hands With?’

      —-YEP! – –☺http://www.freemobilefun.net/wallp/128_128/uploads/yo-mama.gif
      — – — -YO MAMA —LOL
      – –☺http://www.freemobilefun.net/wallp/128_128/uploads/yo-mama.gif

      Good 2 C U Sepia♥ Have a good day. :>)

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

        Good to see you, too GLH!

    • TyrenM

      Dear Jay,

      Mr. Earnest needs more seasoning before you take your next vacation. Send him some videos on how to back hand the front row with a smile on his face. Thanks

      Tyren in Minneapolis.

    • Aquagranny911

      Earnest’s response should have been: “No. The President would even shake your hand, Mr Karl.

      • TresL

        Good come back!

    • jziglar

      This has to be one of the most stupid things to be concerned about. Every president has met with or shaken hands with leaders of communists countries and dictators in general. No one cares !

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

    WTF?? That dude doesn’t work for the WH!!!

    USA TODAY @USATODAY1h
    WH: No comment on Obama’s sign language interpreter http://usat.ly/J6Tkvt

    • gn

      The President’s speech was amazing, and he + FLO represented so WELL for the United States. Anything to distract from that…

      • nathkatun7

        GN, I’ve said it before, but I will say it again, the so called mainstream media are hell bent on denigrating the President and defecting on his legacy! Thankfully, because of the social media and blogs like POU, they are unable to successfully accomplish their goals.

        As you said: “The President’s speech was amazing.” Sadly, the so called MSM made sure that millions of “real” American

    • Scopedog

      Yeah, Sepia, but they just HAVE to pin something on him…I mean, it’s just been SOP since he was sworn in (and even before that…).

    • edp4bho

      Shows how stupid Americans are to even read anything from this rag.

  • rikyrah

    Read this post and see if you don’t tear up. Makes me proud to support our President. This is a wonderful testimony as to the character of our President.

    Validation

    http://allreilledup.com/2012/11/validation/#.Uqi2ubu9LCR

    • morphus

      I believe … This man, our President, is still THAT MAN

    • Aquagranny911

      One of my favorite, I think most endearing, pics of PBO from the first campaign was him on the phone, at a desk with his feet up & you can see the holes in the bottom of his shoes.

      When ever they show a pic of him now with his feet up I look to make sure that now at least he has no more holes in his shoes.

      Bless the man!

    • nathkatun7

      Totally agree, rikyrah!

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

    I’m far from a prude, but this is just too much. #ClickBaitFAIL

    Matt Yglesias Verified account @mattyglesias
    Here’s how Paul Ryan is like a girl doing oral and anal to keep her promise ring: (link deleted)

    • MsKitty

      I’m old enough to remember when media types handled their business with at least a thin veneer of decorum.

    • Miranda

      Good Lord, what an astounding level of attention whoring.

    • jds09

      That HAS to be a drunk tweet. There are so many levels of fail in this tweet.

    • AxelFoley

      Your modern day media, America.

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

      **going to the beauty supply sto’ to get some**

      • AxelFoley

        LOLOLOLOLOL

    • GreenLadyHere

      Sepia —-FOND MEMORY —My daddy USED THIS religiously. :>)
      Sometimes he would let us kids –”GREASE his HAIR.” :>)–
      Uhhhh — -THANK U. ?! LOL

    • lamh36

      is this real? If so, is it new or old…lol

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

    Dangit VP Biden! He must’ve read Mo’Kelly’s article about her donations to Dems…

    David Nakamura @DavidNakamura 2m
    Biden takes question in Skype chat from blogger called http://conservativeblackchick.com/ whose most recent post starts: “Obama is a terrible president”

    Elise Foley @elisefoley 4m
    Biden jokes to @GOPBlackChick: “You don’t sound so conservative to me, Crystal.”

    • MsKitty

      If he comments on her cooking then we’ll know for sure he trolls the internets LOL

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

        LOL!

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – - -Ohhh – - -HOW GENEROUS :>) – -

    – –Andre Johnson spends $17K on toys for kids
    — –Houston Texans receiver Andre Johnson spent over $17,000 on children at Toys R’ Us.

    The event marked the Andre Johnson Foundation’s seventh annual toy giveaway for foster children in Texas’ Child Protective Services.

    The kids are given 80 seconds to fill their shopping carts with as many items as possible.
    THERE IS MORE 000

    - — -BLESS U♥ – —annnd The CHILDREN.♥

  • lamh36

    So ok. I started my new job in January. Since then, there has been 5 people who have resigned or quit, 2 people who have either gone from day to night or from FT to PRN. Of the 5 people who resigned, 1 was mysteriously let go (I still don’t know why) 2 moved on to other jobs (1 completely out of the lab environment and another to another state) and 2 two latest ones are both getting jobs closer to home. All 5 of the people who left have all had issues and complaints about the current supervisory group in our lab.

    It’s got me feeling some kinda way, and it aint a good way.

    • TyrenM

      Did you apply for that job in NO?

      • lamh36

        yes sir I did. I did ask for the $2 more than I currently earn.

        Since I know that company are low-ballers. I suspect that they will keep the position open to see if they can get someone with the experience they want, and who will accept less.

        So I fully expect there is to a long wait for this one.

    • rikyrah

      that’s why you always keep your ear to the ground and look for other pastures, so you won’t get caught unaware.

    • rikyrah

      maybe you need to look for other jobs in not only in NOLA but Baton Rouge.

      • lamh36

        yeah. Baton Rouge is actually not a great place to look for my area of expertise. Unfortunately, my place of work the big cahuna of hospitals in Baton Rouge, so there really isn’t much here in BR. NOLA would be my best bet.

        Plus the issue with my mom is such that it would just be better to be in NOLA

  • gn
    • rikyrah

      talk about thinking outside the box

    • goldenstar

      Yea!!! She is so freakin’ beautiful!!!!

      • gn

        ICAM—what an inspired choice!

    • edp4bho

      About time!

    • crazycanuck

      Wow!

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

      YAAAS!

      She was also the face of Tom Ford a couple of years ago.

  • GreenLadyHere

    - -POU FAM♥ — -O.K. — –I’m TIRED —WEARY annnnd ANGRY @ these — RACIST HATAS!!

    — -THIS PIC!!- –☺http://thegrio.com/2013/12/11/michelle-obama-criticized-by-press-for-stern-face-at-mandela-memorial-accused-of-jealousy/

    —AIN’T NO YT woman GOT NUTHIN’ on —OUR BELOVED FIRST LADY♥!! — – -TA-RUST!!! —Annnd – –NUTHIN’ that MR. PRESIDENT would want!!!

    DEY COULDN’T get NUTHIN’ scandalous on him durin’ the wole FIRST ELECTION process!

    So —NOW dey trynta — –START Sumpthin!! —
    — — -["YT WOMAN-GATE!!"] – -humph!!!

    – – -☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg0AsWruz4k

    WE KNOW!! — -IT WON’T –WERK!! —
    —BTW — WHERE da –YT Feminist [Defenders] –AT???
    - -I THOUGHT SO!!! —humph!!
    - – -***HUGS/LOVE —FIRST LADY♥**** –:>)

  • aleth

    No media, Mitch, butch and report all bad polls, all GOP outrage….you still we got get more media access. He does not like you and the distain is mutual. Yell selfie all say..in the end you look like fools to the history books

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- – - -FOND MEMORY: –:>)

    – -☺@CharlesMBlow
    Who else remembers that Sondra and Elvin on the Cosby Show named their twins Nelson and Winnie? #Mandela

    —☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgS1kGLiXQo Awww —:>)
    HE INFLUENCED — –Sooo MUCH. :>) — -AMEN. :>)

    • AxelFoley

      I remember that!

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY AxelFoley. ***BIG HUG*** :>)
        –***BIG fist bump*** :>)

        Good 2 C U. :>) – - -OUT annnd ABOUT. :>) – -

    • rikyrah

      I remember that…and they were adorabe

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY rikyrah. ***BIG HUG***
        – - -***BIG fist bump*** :>)

        Good 2 C U. :>) –

    • http://www.pragmaticobotsunite.com/ sagenotsweet

      I remember that. We were loyal viewers of the Cosby Show.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY sagenotsweet. ***BIG HUG*** :>)
        –***BIG fist bump*** :>) — Me 2. :>)
        Good 2 C U sagenosweet. :>)

  • crazycanuck

    This must be laugh at CC week. So I almost lost my cell today. Went to do a bit of shopping had so much stuff in my hands put it down to get something in a bagel shop, where I bought a hot choco and left it there, realized about 15 min later I don’t have it. While I was in another store put down my hot choco and forgot all about it. Found my cell backtracking, but never got my hot choco back lol. SMH

  • lamh36

    So I’m finally reading the GRAMMY nominations and I’m just sayin, I’m not mad at Mackelmore and Lewis nominations, but I it’s intresting that they are nominated for “Same Song” mostly and NOT “Thrift Store” or “Can’t Hold Us”…

    Even before the noms I figures that they’d get nominated and I also predicted it was gonna be due to “Same Song”.and low and behold…”Same Song” it is.

    Just saying.

  • crazycanuck

    WTH, Satire right?

    Top Conservative Cat ‏@TeaPartyCat14m

    Prosecutors won’t press charges against George Zimmerman, as domestic violence isn’t illegal in Florida as long as there’s a gun involved.

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

    Jury finds David Warren not guilty in retrial
    By Travers Mackel 5:54 PM CST Dec 11, 2013

    NEW ORLEANS —After two days of deliberations, 12 jurors reached a verdict in the retrial of former New Orleans police officer David Warren.

    The jury found Warren not guilty on charges of violating Henry Glover’s civil rights and using a weapon in a violent crime.

    The jury had been initially at a standstill and Federal Judge Lance Africk ordered the jurors to return to deliberations and said they have
    obligation to go back.

    The jury had been deliberating for a second day. Deliberations began about 1 p.m. Tuesday.

    Warren, who was guarding a police substation from a second-floor balcony, testified Monday that he feared for his life when he shot Henry Glover because he thought he saw a gun in Glover’s hand. It was the second time Warren has tried to explain why he fired at 31-year-old Glover less than a week after Hurricane Katrina made landfall in 2005.

    Read more: http://www.wdsu.com/news/local-news/new-orleans/jury-to-resume-deliberations-wednesday-in-warren-retrial/-/9853400/23427444/-/6t0qlxz/-/index.html#ixzz2nDQeH5Ct

    • Miranda

      This is disgusting. He was on the second floor and feared for his life? And the jury bought that?

    • nathkatun7

      What a disgusting verdict! Once again the life of a black person isn’t worthy shit!

  • lamh36

    Alright, so let’s get into these R&B nominees.

    So there are like 5 big categories for R&B. Only maybe one of the five is actually televised. So I’m not sure which category (if any) will be televised so I’m just do em all. So this is the first time that I’m not really sure about the R&B categories. I know the artist, but I’ll admit, I just don’t think some of the R&B nomnees are as deserving as the other, but meh, I’m not a voter, so I’m just go with who I like and my gut.

    First: BEST R&B ALBUM:

    So I like R&B music, but I freely admit that I really have no skin in the game in this category. I love all the artist, but IMHO, for at least 3 of em, I would say it’s not even their BEST album. If I had to chose, I’d chose Chrisette Michele, one cause I love CM, two cause IMHO, Girl On Fire is Alicia Key’s WEAKEST album to date and the only saving grace is the Maxwell collabo “Fire We Make” (and actually he could have done it without her). Faith Evans and John Legend both have had BETTER albums. Let’s not even talk about TGT. R&B “Supergroups” should have ended with LSG, I’m just sayin’. My pick: Chrisette Michele. My sister Robin’s pick…same.

    What’s your pick POU?

    1. R&B Divas – Faith Evans
    2. Girl On Fire – Alicia Keys
    3. Love In The Future – John Legend
    4. Better – Chrisette Michele
    5. Three Kings- TGT

    • sagittarius

      Agreed

    • rikyrah

      Chrisette Michele

    • TyrenM

      Chrisette or Faith. Women’s vote will be split so John will win.

  • lamh36

    Ok, so I’ll be honest, 2 of the nominees I’ve never even heard of (sorry Salaam Remi and Mack Wilds ). So my money is on one of the 3 lady nominees. Of the 3 I’d put even money on Tamar or Fantasia. If I had my way, Fantasia all the way for “Lose to Win” alone, but “Without Me” is a banga, but Tamar’s “Love and War” has been everywhere. As for Rihanna’s “Unapologetic”, somebody tell me 1 song other than “Pour It Up” and “Stay” on that album that was even worth listening to (besides Ri-Ri should thank each and every producer on every album she’s ever released. She is def a case where the hits are what sells the album, not the singin). My personal pick: Fanny all the way…but I’d be okay with Tamar too. What’s your pick?

    BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM

    Love And War – Tamar Braxton

    Side Effects Of You – Fantasia

    One: In The Chamber – Salaam Remi

    Unapologetic – Rihanna

    New York: A Love Story – Mack Wilds

    • sagittarius

      ‘Tasia

    • TyrenM

      Fantasia.

  • sagittarius

    Evening, Fam!

    Hope it’s been a good day… returning to lurk mode.

    • rikyrah

      hey sag.

      how are you?

      I’m always sending positive thoughts your way.

      • sagittarius

        Hi, Rikyrah!

        I’m hanging in there… stepping out on faith. Thank you for your positive thoughts… I send the same to you!

        How is Peanut’s Mom… I say prayers for her…

        • rikyrah

          Peanut’s Mom is getting better. She’s basically had to start over from scratch, and it’s been hard for her…I appreciate the prayers.

    • GreenLadyHere

      GOOD EVENIN’ — Sagittarius♥ – - ***BIG HUG*** :>)- –

      – —Prayin’ 4 U♥/Family♥ :>) Sooo GOOD 2 C U. :>)

      • sagittarius

        Evening, GLH **BIG HUG**

        Blessings to you!

        • GreenLadyHere

          – -***smilin’ @-chu :>)*** :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — – -OMWORD! – - -Sooo SAD. –

    – - -Desmond Tutu’s house burgled while he was delivering a prayer at Mandela’s memorial service — -
    —–Anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu was burgled while he was paying tribute to Nelson Mandela at yesterday’s memorial service.

    The thieves apparently targeted his home in the suburbs of Cape Town in the knowledge that he was more than 800 miles away at the ceremony in Johannesburg.

    It is the second time in four months that the former Archbishop of Cape Town has been the victim of burglars.
    Scroll down for video

    – — – -PRAYING 4 U — -SIR♥ – -

    – —-2 THINGS: – –
    —- – - –☺ –C’MON –KARMA!! – -
    ——– – ☺http://seektress.com/nextv1.gif

  • lamh36

    Ok, final category in R&B is BEST R&B SONG. This one is a hard one. It’s another epic showdown between Fantasia and Tamar Braxton. Unlike other categories, I have actually heard every song in this category. Once again it comes down to the lady nominees. It’s gotta be Tamar or Fantasia. Now IMHO, “Lose To Win” is the better song, but “Without You” is a jam. So for that reason, I’d give Tamar Braxton the edge on this one. My pic: Fantasia, but I’m betting on Tamar Braxton’s “Love and War”.

    R&B BEST R&B SONG

    Best Of Me Anthony Hamilton & Jairus Mozee, songwriters (Anthony Hamilton)

    Love And War – Tamar Braxton, Darhyl Camper, Jr., LaShawn Daniels & Makeba Riddick, songwriters (Tamar Braxton)

    Only One – PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton Featuring Stevie Wonder)

    Pusher Love Girl – James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake)

    Without Me – Fantasia Barrino, Missy Elliott, Al Sherrod Lambert, Harmony Samuels & Kyle Stewart, songwriters (Fantasia Featuring Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliot)

    Love and War: http://youtu.be/_ITujo4gbNU

    • rikyrah

      Without Me

      • lamh36

        I do think Without Me is the better song Rikyrah, but I think “Lose To Win” is the better song from the album with up against “Love and War” that’s why I’m giving it to Tamar

    • TyrenM

      Without Me or Only One (I see Stevie/Grammy/Stevie/Grammy.)

      • lamh36

        so true…the GRAMMYS love Stevie

  • Miranda

    You gotta read it to believe it.

    Judge gives probation to teen who killed four in DWI crash citing ‘affluenza’
    http://www.khou.com/news/texas-news/Judge-gives-probation-to-teen-who-killed-four-in-crash-235313421.html

    • jds09

      This is how the so-called Master’s of the Universe are created. This budding sociopath will run a Fortune 500 country one day and won’t bat an eye on putting a dangerous life threatening product on the market.

      • isonprize

        Yup, just like Morning Murderer (Joe Scarb) making something obscene like $90,000 a week. You let you or I have a dead girl found in our offices and see what kind of money we can make.

        Like Rikyrah says… uh huh, uh huh….

    • rikyrah

      “affluenza”?

      W-T-F?
      W-T-F?

      Uh huh

      Uh huh

    • GreenLadyHere

      –Miranda – — -☺http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/5985/bigblank2.gif

      - — Uhhhh —–The WORD exists – - -BUT — -all I could think of: – -“YER HONOR — -Iff ida had my — “AFFLENZA SHOT” – - – -THIS NEVA woulda -happened.” – — LOL – - –
      – - -SIGNED: – - -”RAY-RAY” –from da HOOD. – -LOL

      — -P.S. —☺Affluenza, a portmanteau of affluence and influenza, is a term used by critics of consumerism. The book Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic defines it as “a painful, contagious, socially transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more”.[1]

      Proponents of the term consider that the prizing of endless increasesin material wealth may lead to feelings of worthlessness and dissatisfaction rather than experiences of a ‘better life’, and that these symptoms may be usefully captured with the metaphor of a disease.
      They claim some or even many of those who become wealthy will find the economic success leaving them unfulfilled and hungry only for more wealth, finding that they are unable to get pleasure from the things they buy and that increasingly material things may come to dominate their time and thoughts to the detriment of personal relationships and to feelings of happiness.[2]

      – –Oooo-Kaaay. – –LEMME go back —annnnd SIGN that statement. – - – -LOL

      – — ***http://download.installmob.com/animation/ccontennt/10048-f/dave_shaking_head_no.gif?__sid=IFR1WIM&lang=en&__mt=w ***

    • nathkatun7

      Amazing!

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ —- —***tears/SMILES*** – –UPDATE: – - -:>)

    – - -Emotional moment man who confessed to rape because ‘police tortured him’ walks free from jail after 30 YEARS

    —–A man who claims Chicago police tortured him until he confessed to a rape he didn’t commit walked out of jail smiling Wednesday, a free man for the first time in 30 years.

    Stanley Wrice, 59, gave a thumbs up as he was released from the Pontiac Correctional Center after Cook County Judge Richard Walsh overturned his conviction this week saying officers lied about how they treated him.

    The ruling was just the latest development in one of the darkest chapters of Chicago Police Department history, in which officers working under former Lt. Jon Burge were accused of torturing suspects into false confessions and torturing witnesses into falsely implicating people in crimes.

    THERE IS MORE – — -

    - — BLESS HIM with a PEACEFUL LIFE. – - -☺http://api.ning.com/files/LiMXav22FtmuOTBCj8SCda105V*4pOGEXrYXdzRW-v9cJk*7bAHRNJi9lqjxZ6sCJFzG-*jgvdtwaUSTy3FwMSc8ir9QW5WK/CandlesThoughtsPrayers.gif AMEN ♥

    • Miranda

      May every person that harmed this man rot in hell.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Miranda – — -☺http://theaccidentalextrovert.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/hell.gif
        — – NOT 2 worry. – - -Their SOULS R THERE; – -WAITIN’ 4 their BODIES. – - –

        Disgustin’ -EVIL/VILE — RACISTS – -B**TURDS!! – - -

      • goldenstar

        Chicagoans are paying through the nose for all of the lawsuits for the black men who were tortured by Burge and the rest of the creeped out cops at the Townhall station. So far, $84M.

  • rikyrah

    Was Naomi Campbell’s Skin Whitened for Her Vogue Thailand Cover? Photographer Marcin Tyszka Responds

    http://www.thefashionspot.com/buzz-news/latest-news/346109-cover-photographer-marcin-tyszka-responds-to-accusations-that-naomi-campbell/

  • rikyrah

    Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs have decided to split after being married for 10 years.

    In the mid-1990s, Idina and Taye met while working as part of the cast of the original production of the Broadway musical Rent. They share one son Walker together, who was born in 2009.

    http://www.justjared.com/2013/12/11/idina-menzel-taye-diggs-split-after-10-years-of-marriage/

    • lamh36

      great minds rikyrah

  • lamh36
    • rikyrah

      you…me…like this…LOL

      • aleth

        Spill now !!!!!!

        • rikyrah

          Guess she finally had enough. He was never considered faithful.
          If the rumors are right

  • lamh36

    @AJEnglish4m
    Mixed-race Miss France sparks racist backlash online http://aje.me/19DpRQL #MissFrance2014

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – –UPDATE: – — RALLY 4 Kendrick Johnson: — -RIHEP♥– – — Rally For Valdosta Teen Kendrick Johnson Draws Hundreds to Georgia State Capitol – - –
    - – -Jacquelyn and Kenneth Johnson say they have sat on the street corner of the Lowndes County Courthouse in Valdosta every day for months. They sit silently holding signs that ask passersby “Please Help Us Find Out Who Murdered Our Child.” On Wednesday at a rally on the front steps of the Georgia State Capitol, they were joined by a cadre of activists, preachers and politicians to demand an investigation.

    While Rev. Al Sharpton and the Rev. Joseph Lowery, who were slated to address the demonstrators, never spoke, cameras rolled as speakers including BET’s Jeff Johnson, MSNBC’s Goldie Taylor, Martin Luther King III and more than a dozen others called for a full investigation into the death of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson, who was found dead inside of a gym mat at Lowndes High School in Valdosta.

    “I got off the plane from Baltimore this morning because I’m a
    father,” said Jeff Johnson. “So often we have mothers that step up…and just like there are mothers, there are fathers who have had enough, fathers who have had enough of black-on-black crime, of black-on-black brutality. But they have had more than enough of seeing black boys in places where they have been brutalized by people who don’t look like them, who want to shove it under the rug.”

    Jeff Johnson also invoked the words of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. that “an injustice anywhere is an injustice everywhere.”

    When King’s son, Martin Luther King III, spoke he also alluded to the words of his father as well as the legacy of recently deceased South African President Nelson Mandela.
    THERE IS MORE – - – —
    – –JUSTICE — -4 KENDRICK JOHNSON♥ AMEN –

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – –A SAD BLACK HISTORY MOMENT

    – –Soul Music Pioneer Sam Cooke Shot To Death On This Day In 1964 -
    - –Pioneering soul singer Sam Cooke (pictured), also
    dubbed the “King Of Soul,” left an unmistakable mark on the music
    industry, and his contributions led to the opening of doors for other
    legendary vocalists of his time. Cooke was murdered under curious
    circumstances on this day in 1964 — a case which remains under heavy scrutiny to this day.

    THERE IS MORE. – - — RIHEP -With APPRECIATION♥

  • rikyrah

    Larry O has a segment on now about a Black Cub Scout Troop who spent all year working towards giving to his Africa charity

    • goldenstar

      OMG, it’s so beautiful. Just cannot measure how much this means for all concerned. From the 6th Ave. Baptist Church Troop and congregation to the Malawi students and workers this is a win.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – - – -GLOATIN’ Time! – –Good SLAM – - -

    – - –CNN is an Embarrassment – –
    – – –This is fairly self-explanatory.

    The other cable news networks didn’t necessarily do a much better
    job, but CNN spent an overwhelming amount of time covering the president shaking hands with Raul Castro.

    I suppose that was the only topic they could safely view through a prism of “both sides” and debate it ad nauseam. – -

    - – -RACISTS – - -GON —B – - –RACISTS – - -4-EVA!! -humph!!-

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    • isonprize

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      Yup! THAT one.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM☻ — “DING! – –DING! – –DING! – -Annd the WINNER –IS♥ – —-UPDATE: – — [2 SWEET :>)] —

    —-‘An inspiration’: Kid, usher dance into viewers’ hearts- –

    – — It looks like the viral dance-off may have found its real winner.
    When usher Shannon Sailes and 11-year-old Detroit Pistons fan Antwain Alexander appeared on TODAY to collect the Orange Room Award for best digital dance-off, it was Alexander who walked away with the only trophy.

    - — -“Your family did real good with you. You’re an inspiration to me, all the kids your age and adults. I admire you,” Sailes said to Alexander as he presented him with the award.

    “You make the city of Flint, your hometown, and Detroit look good. People around the world admire you, I know I do.”
    Click here to read more.

    – - –CONGRATULATIONS –:>) — -Sooo PROUD of U♥ —–

    • morphus

      Thanks for sharing. I truly laugh out loud each time I watch their dance off.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY morphus. ***BIG HUG*** :>)
        — -LOL My pleasure. :>) ***BIG fist bump** :>)

        Good 2 C U morphus. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – –ACA POSITIVITY♥ —-[Apologies iff a dup] -

    – - -Thanks To Obamacare, The Number Of Women Who Aren’t Charged For Birth Control Has Jumped 25 Percent- – -

    – - —Under Obamacare, privately insured women are increasingly accessing contraceptive services without paying an additional co-pay, according to a new study from the Guttmacher Institute. The study’s authors point out that theirdata proves there’s a real demand for affordable birth control among U.S. women.

    The researchers surveyed data from women between the ages of 18 and 39, comparing the co-pays they paid for their birth control method before and after Obamacare’s contraceptive coverage requirement took effect for most insurance plans. Between those two time periods, they saw a sharp increasein the number of women who had no out-of-pocket costs for their birth control pills, jumping from just 15 percent to 40 percent. There was a similar increase among women using the vaginal ring, from 23 percent to 52 percent:
    THERE IS MORE – - —

    – —***waves @ MR. PRESIDENT♥*** – - -

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – - -TWEETIN’ – — -TRUTH :>) – -:>)

    – - -☺@JeffersonObama
    @MsBayHaven
    I prefer the 5 years of Obama. Doubled the stock markets, record exports, 8 million new jobs, lowest Govt. spending in 50 years.-YES!♥ — -

    – -☺ ‏@JeffersonObama
    @MsBayHaven 8 Years of record Bush deficits, job losses, real wage stagnation, falling stock markets….yeah I miss the GOP miracle – - -LOL —EPIC FAIL! – - -

    • nathkatun7

      Hey GLH! Huggs and a big Fist Bump! This twitter, JeffersonObama, is real fearless TUTH teller! Thank you so much for sharing his tweets.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY nathkatun7. — **BIG HUG*** :>)
        – –LOL – - —***BIG fist bump*** :>) – –FEARLESS. :>)

        Thank U –KINDLY. :>)

        Good 2 C U. :>) Have a good night, :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- – - -FIRST: – - -☺http://www.jmcolberg.com/weblog/extended/archives/Story_TwoDots.jpg
    NOW: – –African-Americans Drew Strength from Mandela to Fight Racism in U.S. — -:>)
    – — – -With formal memorial ceremonies underway in South Africa this week, African-Americans from all walks of life continued to recall the monumental legacy of former President Nelson Mandela. In interviews, many credited him for their strength amidst U. S. racial struggles. – - -

    “The more I learned about Mr. Mandela, the more determined I became to fightlingering injustice here at home,” said attorney Janice Mathis of Atlanta. “As a young lawyer I became more active. I worked for the ERA, registered voters, was elected as a delegate to the DNC. It was during the anti-apartheid campaign that I learned the importance of corporate social responsibility. Today I am more conscious of the global implications of public policy because of the ANC liberation movement. Wemust be careful to heed Mr. Mandela’s edict that the liberation of South Africa came as the result of decades of struggle by thousands of committed people.” — –
    – - -SNIP – - -

    Kim Burrell, 50, a bank teller in New York, said Mandela’s 27-year imprisonment made her more conscious of inequities here at home.
    THERE IS MORE — -THANK U –Dear MADIBA♥ –AMEN♥ -