July 30, 2014

Wednesday Evening Thread: Disco Nights

Yep! We’re gonna boogie-oogie-oogie all night long!

A Taste of Honey – Boogie Oogie Oogie

Heatwave – Boogie Nights

Cheryl Lynn – Shake It Up Tonight

Cheryl Lynn – Got To Be Real

Diana Ross – Love Hangover

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

    Cheryl Lynn’s hair is swangin’ in the “Shake It Up Tonight” video!

    • isonprize

      Plus that was way before black artists videos were shown on MTV. I have PARTAYED to this song and this is the FIRST time I have ever seen this video.

      No story line, no video hoes, no expensive cars, no edgy camera angles… Folks just jammin’ having a good time!! It looks like somebody brought a camera up in the club, turned up the lights and told Cheryl Lynn to lip sync her song.

      Party over here!!!

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

    RIP Mr. Myers and thank you for your service…

    Rest In Peace! “A Different World’s” Lou Myers Dead At 76 (PHOTOS)
    Posted 33 min 26 sec ago by Christina Coleman for Global Grind Staff

    Different World star Lou Myers passed away last night in West Virginia at the Charleston Medical Center after complications from a heart-related illness.

    Myers, who was known for playing Mr. Vernon Gaines on the ’80s show, was 76 years old.

    Read more: http://globalgrind.com/news/lou-myers-dead-76-photos-a-different-worlds#ixzz2LUGxMrae

    • Alma98

      RIP Condolences to the family.

    • Miranda

      :( RIP Mr. Gaines

    • GreenLadyHere

      Sepia – — -Aww – — -RIHEP — – - -THANK U 4 your ENTERTAININ’ WIT. :>) – - — -:>) – –

      —- — -CONDOLENCES 2 —FAMILY/FRIENDS/FANS – — -***raises hand*** —AMEN.

      - —- —-Lou Myers – Message to the people of the world – AWwww. . . .SUPPORTIN’ — – -MR. PRESIDENT! :>) — —

    • rikyrah

      RIP, Mr. Gaines

    • AxelFoley

      Peaceful Journey, Mr. Meyers.

  • Alma98

    Oooh Taste of Honey, that base line was slamming and Cheryl Lynn could sang her but off. Heatwave what can I say and of course the boss Diana Ross.

  • Miranda

    *bangs head against wall*

    Single Mothers, Absentee Fathers, & the Black Community
    Madness And Reality Radio
    Wed, February 20, 2013 09:00 pm

    In this episode we discuss President Obama’s recent speech on gun violence in Chicago. Specifically, we explore Obama’s promotion of marriage as a solution to building better communities of color. We take a look at the current debate sparked by his proposal, as we attempt to answer the question: Can we honestly say that marriage, or the fact that children are being raised in single-parent homes are essentially the problem? What role does the perceived problem of absentee fathers play. And more importantly, why does this problem — if valid –manifests itself as such within communities of color, and in cities like Chicago? Surely the problem of gun violence in Urban America is far more complexed than bad parenting or the lack thereof, no? Most importantly, why was Obama’s proposed marriage promotion widely acceptable, whereas when suggested by Mitt Romney as an answer to gun violence, it was shunned by even folks in Black intellegentsia? Yes, why the double standard?
    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rippdemupradio/2013/02/21/madness-and-reality-radio

    • Alma98

      Thanks alot MHP.

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

      *sigh* RippedDemUp is so damn thirsty trying to get a seat at the “cool net kids” table.

  • GreenLadyHere

    —-Good Evenin’ miranda/POU FAM♥ –***BIG HUG** :>)–OF COURSE —- THIS! :>)- — -Woo! Hoo! – -

    – — Annd –THIS —Donna Summer – On The Radio 1983 – -[RIHEP♥]

    – - – —THIS is gon B a FUN EVENIN’. – - -THANK U –miranda. :>) —

  • Miranda

    They are still going strong with this hashtag LOL

    Afroanna Puffington ‏@BabylonSista
    Black History Survey: From the Birth of MLK Jr. to the Death of MLK Jr. #whitehistoryclasses

    ‏@desusnice Raisins, Apples & Pears, oh my! Critical Deconstruction of Potato Salad thru History #whitehistoryclasses

    OUCH…now this will leave a mark….DAMN

    @TaylerSometimes: Gimme Dat Becky: Black Freedom Fighters & White Women From Cornel West to Elon James White. #WhiteHistoryClasses”

    • Alma98

      I’m still reading too. LOL

      • Miranda

        And the poor despondent right wing nut trolls are trying desperately to take it over but when will they learn they just aren’t as witty or quick?

        • Alma98

          I see them, they are so sad lol.

    • Alma98

      HAHAHAHAHA! I am so done lol.

      collective-maverick. ‏@radicalhearts
      Anatomy 230: The Extra Tendon and Why White Men Can’t Jump #whitehistoryclasses

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

      Daaaaaaaaayum at the last one…

      ….but y’all know it true.

      • Alma98

        WOW!

    • MsKitty

      Get some Noxzema stat!

  • Alma98

    Damn!

    erykah. ‏@xoxolovejones

    Damn RT”@TaylerSometimes: Gimme Dat Becky: Black Freedom Fighters & White Women From Cornel West to Elon James White. #WhiteHistoryClasses”

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – — –FOCUS on OUR BELOVED FIRST LADY♥ — -MEDIA ALERT>♥ – -

    First Lady Michelle Obama to Embark on National Tour Celebrating Third Anniversary of Let’s Move!- –

    – — – On February 27, 2013, First Lady Michelle Obama will kick off a two day nation-wide tour celebrating the third anniversary of Let’s Move!, her initiative to ensure that all our children grow up healthy and reach their full potential. The tour will showcase progress and announce new ways the country is coming together around the health of our children. Mrs. Obama will also travel to New York City this week to talk about the third anniversary of Let’s Move! on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Good Morning America and The Dr. Oz Show.

    On Twitter, follow @FLOTUS and @LetsMove for live updates from the national tour and join the conversation using the hashtag #LetsMoveTour.

    Mrs. Obama launched Let’s Move! on February 9, 2010 to unite the country around our kids’ health and create real support for families to live healthier lives. Since then parents, business leaders, educators, elected officials, military leaders, chefs, physicians, athletes, childcare providers, community and faith leaders and kids themselves have stepped up to improve the health of our nation’s children.

    – -Thanks to these efforts, families now have access to more information to make healthier decisions for their children. Young people now have more opportunities for physical activity in their communities. Food in schools has been dramatically improved. More Americans now have access to healthy, affordable food closer to home. And the national childhood obesity rate has leveled off, and even declined in some cities and states.- – -

    - – - —CONGRATULATIONS- —And THANK U♥ – — -BELOVED FIRST LADY♥ — –

  • Alma98

    They ain’t playing lol.

    Monica Roberts ‏@TransGriot
    Selling Out The Black Community For Fun And Profit- Guest lecturer Tavis Smiley #whitehistoryclasses

    Dr. Goddess ‏@drgoddess
    My Family Did WHAT?!: How to Overcome the Shock of Learning How the Irish Became White in America #WhiteHistoryClasses

    radiyo star ‏@batgirlsclub
    Colorblindness 101: how to not care if someone is green, purple, or polka-dotted in a post-racial society #whitehistoryclasses

    Beneath the Underdog ‏@DayeTiggs
    @Viva_La_Vadge Rub Some Dirt On It: Bad European Remedies Offered While Spreading Disease to the New World #WhiteHistoryClasses

    J ‏@HeyWhiteGirl_
    How to be angry at people of color about Welfare, Affirmative Action and other programs that benefit mostly whites #whitehistoryclasses

    • Miranda

      Rub Some Dirt On It_________________________I’m SO DONE!!

      • Alma98

        LOL!

  • Miranda

    BURN!

    Monica Roberts ‏@TransGriot
    Selling Out The Black Community For Fun And Profit- Guest lecturer Tavis Smiley #whitehistoryclasses

    • QOakaJP

      If someone could compile all these #whitehistoryclasses tweets and put them in a book, I’d buy it. Some of them are that good.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – —-***DISCO DANCIN*** — –

    - —–The Trammps – Disco Inferno – — Woo! Hoo! – —

    – - — -The Hustle – Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony – -FUN TIMES!! :>)

  • sagittarius

    Evening, POU Fam!

    Hope the day was good. I’ve been late to threads the last couple of days, which has me reposting. Anyway, from the afternoon thread, my comment about disco:

    Disco was the music of society’s discarded and rejected… Blacks, Latins, gays and others. That’s one of the reasons it had to be destroyed.

    • Alma98

      Evening Sagittarius! Hope everything is good with you.

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY sagittarius. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

      – - -***BIG fist bump*** —-TRUTH!!—-

      –Additional EVIDENCE: – - – - -The GENESIS of this – - -STOOPID – –”new harlem shake”!! — – -arrrrggg! – — -

      “WHYCOME” those — NON-rhythmic – - SPASTIC –gyrations –hadta take — -THAT NAME!!???- —- “WHYCOME”??? —

      ’cause somebody — -wanted 2 WIPE OUT OUR ORIGINAL DANCE!! –

      WE KNOW!! – — Good 2 C U sagittarius. :>) — -

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

      “There Before The Grace of God” immediately comes to mind: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1SbEf1SneY

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – — –YEP! —- 2016 will B an IMPORTANT YEAR – —”AIR GABBY –2.0*** – —:>) -=

    — -theGrio’s 100: Gabby Douglas, gold medalist with an Olympic-sized smile - –

    - – — – Who is Gabby Douglas?
    For many, watching gymnast Gabby Douglas lead her team to gold and then earning an individual all-around gold medal was the highlight of the 2012 Olympics Games in London. Douglas, who turned 17 in December, trained in West Des Moines, Iowa by way of Virginia Beach. She is the undisputed star of gymnastics and nearly doubled Michael Phelps in popularity and hits online during the Olympics.

    — -Why is she on theGrio’s 100?
    Douglas’ star power is clear. Her passionate floor routines and high-flying aerial displays on the uneven bars proved she was the best in the world. Her accomplishments in London led to a presidential congrats, an interview with Oprah, several magazine covers and late night talk show appearances. She was inspiration to young athletes of all colors – something theGrio wrote about extensively last summer:

    What’s next for Douglas?
    Douglas told theGrio’s Todd Johnson in December she would begin training in late spring for the 2016 Games in Rio.

    - – -LOVE U♥ — annnnd PROUD of U♥ – –

  • Miranda

    Obama Rated at 3-Year High in Poll, Republicans at Bottom

    President Barack Obama enters the latest budget showdown with Congress with his highest job- approval rating in three years and public support for his economic message, while his Republican opponents’ popularity stands at a record low.

    Fifty-five percent of Americans approve of Obama’s performance in office, his strongest level of support since September 2009, according to a Bloomberg National poll conducted Feb. 15-18. Only 35 percent of the country has a favorable view of the Republican Party, the lowest rating in a survey that began in September 2009. The party’s brand slipped six percentage points in the last six months, the poll shows.

    more here:
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-21/obama-rated-at-3-year-high-in-poll-republicans-at-bottom.html

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – - – -LOL – - –GOT DISTRACTED – - – -again’ with that – — -INANE new “Harlem shake”. – - -geesh! – -

    Annnnd – - -so did some people from HARLEM – - -LOL

    – — -Harlem Folk Dismiss ‘New’ Harlem Shake Craze (Watch) – –LOL- – -

    —-NOW: – - -The – - -REAL DEAL: – - -How to Do the Harlem Shake – -
    WHEW LAWD. :>) – - -

  • crazycanuck

    that #whitehistoryclass hashtag is funny as hell and really throwing some truth out there.

  • QOakaJP

    Evening POU
    What a coincidence that you included the long version of “Love Hangover,” cause, for whatever reason, that song crawled into my ear a few days ago and has been stuck ever since.

    On a totally unrelated note, I’m totally conflicted about laughing at this image. Yeah, or nah?: http://twitpic.com/c5fn9z

    • Alma98

      I understand about the pic QOakaJP, I admit I laughed. lol

    • AxelFoley

      LOL, damn.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – - -Soo – - — -PEOPLE STILL gon GET SCREWED!! – — -

    —- – - -COMMENT: – - - midnight rambler
    The Miami Herald article explains what “privatization of Medicaid” means. tl;dr version: Medicaid money basically gets funnelled through insurance companies’ “managed care” programs. And of course we all know how well those work.
    For weeks, Scott has said the debate on expanding Medicaid was directly tied to the state’s application for the waivers it needs to allow private companies to run — the program.
    Scott and other GOP lawmakers have repeatedly warned that Medicaid’s roughly $21 billion annual costs were consuming Florida’s budget and proposed the managed care plan to save money and improve care.

    The privatization plan expands on a five-county pilot program that has been rife with problems. Critics worry for-profit providers are scrimping on patient care and denying medical services to increase profits. Some doctors have dropped out of the pilot program, complaining of red tape and that the insurers deny the tests and medicine they prescribe. Patients have complained they struggled to get doctor’s appointments.

    Several health plans also dropped out of the pilot program, saying they couldn’t make enough money. Patients complained they were bounced from plan to plan with lapses in care. Nearly half of the 200,000 patients enrolled in the pilot have been dropped from at least one plan, federal health officials noted at one point during negotiations.

    LIE!! – – -> Lawmakers say they have fixed the pilot program’s shortcomings, with provisions including increased oversight and more stringent penalties, including fining providers up to $500,000 if they drop out. The measures also increase doctors’ reimbursement rates and limits malpractice lawsuits for Medicaid patients in hopes of increasing doctor participation in the program..

    - – - –ARTICLE: – - -Report: Gov. Scott, Feds Reach Deal On Medicaid Expansion- –
    – — Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) on Wednesday called for a 5pm ET press conference on Wednesday to announce that the Sunshine State would be expanding Medicaid under Obamacare. Scott reportedly made the decision after receiving a waiver from the federal government allowing the state to privatize the program, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
    THIS SMELLS!! – - –

  • rikyrah

    I love disco

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – — -MORE — – -CALLIN’ OUT!! — geesh! —

    — – -Capital Gains Tax Cuts ‘By Far’ The Biggest Contributor To Growth In Income Inequality, Study Finds- –

    – – - -Changes in tax law that reduced the federal tax rate on capital gains income is “by far the largest contributor” to rising income inequality in the United States, according to a new paper from Thomas Hungerford, an economist at the Congressional Research Service.

    Capital gains and other investment income was taxed as regular wage income from 1986 until 1996, when the capital gains rate was reduced. It was further reduced as part of the Bush tax cuts, and over the last decade, it has reversed the equalizing effects of taxes and allowed for massive income gains for the wealthy that translated directly into increased income inequality:

    – - – –SNIP – - –

    Hungerford’s findings are similar to a study he produced for the Congressional Research Service in 2011, which found that while income grew 25 percent from 1996 to 2006 for all Americans, it grew 74 percent for the top 1 percent and 96 percent for the top 0.1 percent. That study also found that tax cuts on capital gains were the biggest driver of the disparity.
    THERE IS MORE. —

    - – - — -CALLED OUT – - -AGAIN!!. HAH! — -

  • GreenLadyHere

    – - – -BLACK HISTORY MONTH MOMENT —FEB. 20 — -

    — ————SELECTED — FACTS :>) — – - – -

    - – -☻1936 – Jazz singer Nancy Wilson born
    Jazz singer, actress, Nancy Wilson born in Chillicothe, Ohio

    — – -☻ 1927 – Sidney Poitier born
    2/20/1927: On this day Sidney Poitier, who will be the first AfricanAmerican to win an Academy Award in a starring role, is born in Miami, Fl. (Can you name the movie he received the Academy Award for?)
    - — -

    — – -☻ 1895 – Death of Frederick Douglass (78), Anacostia
    Death of Frederick Douglass (78), Anacostia Heights, District of Columbia. Douglass was the leading Black spokesman for almost fifty years. He was a major abolitionist and a lecturer and editor.
    – - –

    — – ☺Nancy Wilson – Teach Me Tonight – - – -[SUCH a STYLIST.♥ :>)]

    —–☺Miss Nancy Wilson: THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU – -:>)

    – — -☺NANCY WILSON LIVE – GUESS WHO I SAW TODAY – - -[LOL - - Sooo --MY FAV!!♥ -- -MY! FAV!! :>) -] – - -

    – – –☺Sidney Poitier.. scenes from “Lilies Of The Field” Won Academy Award (Oscar) for this film

    – - – ☺Sidney Poitier speaks civil rights on Feb 1, 2013 – -
    —- – —— -Sidney Poitier speaks about civil rights Feb 1, 2013, while presenting award – mentions Black American History and Native American, Indigenous People of America (Aboriginal)
    Harry Belafonte received the highest honor from the NAACP as the recipient of the 2013 Spingarn Medal
    —-***tears****- -annnd ***smiles***

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – - -ANOTHER COMMENCEMENT —ENGAGEMENT: – - —Woo! Hoo! — -

    - —–Obama to address Ohio State graduates- – —

    - —–President Obama is headed back to Ohio the spring to deliver the commencement address at Ohio State University, the White House said Wednesday.

    Obama hasn’t been back to the Buckeye State since before Election Day, but spent much of the 2012 campaign traversing the state.

    The commencement ceremony is set for Sunday, May 5, exactly a year after Obama held his first reelection rally at the Columbus campus for a smaller-than-2008 crowd.- —-Woo! Hoo! >)

    The Columbus Dispatch first reported the president’s trip. University president Gordon Gee — famous for his bowties and high pay — said in a statement to the paper that “Ohio State is honored to have President Obama address our graduates and their families at the largest commencement in school history.”
    —- -SNIP –
    Ohio State’s is the second commencement the White House has announced Obama plans to address. He will also speak at historically black Morehouse College in Atlanta, the White House announced over the weekend.

    — — CONGRATULATIONS — – -MR. PRESIDENT. :>) – –

    • nellcote

      should have know that was written by politico. snotty bitches.

      Anyway congrats to the schools. I didn’t know about Morehouse, very cool, hope PBO doesn’t mention marriage in his speech ;)

      • Miranda

        Wasn’t that a passive-aggressive writeup?? Damn they stupid.

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

          Politico’s mad because “The Ohio Plan” failed.

  • GreenLadyHere

    — — -miranda —MORE MUSIC —–THAT BASS!! :>) —-Oooooweee! — –

    —- — Earth, Wind & Fire (3/16) – Lets groove </a. – —-

    — – Earth, Wind & Fire – September — – -***DISCO DANCIN’*** –

    — Annnd this: – — ->
    Macho Duck — – -LOL — –

  • GreenLadyHere