September 25, 2017

Wednesday Open Thread: African American Women Bandleaders

HAPPY HUMP DAY, P.O.U.!

We continue our series on African American Women Bandleaders….

ERNESTINE “TINY” DAVIS

Queen of the Trumpet

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Ernestine “Tiny” Davis (1907-1994) grew up in Memphis, TN. At 13, after hearing the trumpets in the school band, she asked her mother for one. She got her only instruction in school and practiced “two or three hours a day.”

Later, Louis Armstrong became her biggest influence; she would listen to his records and play along with them. She moved to Kansas City, then a hotspot of jazz, played in nightclubs for “two dollars a night” and listened to other musicians around town.

During the mid-1930s, she toured with the Harlem Playgirls. In 1941 Jesse Stone recruited her for the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, then the best-known and most touted all-female big band. Nicknamed “Tiny” because of her large size, she became a feature attraction, singing and playing trumpet with them for almost 10 years.

In 1947 she left the band to form her own group, Tiny Davis and her Hell Divers. They played the Apollo and other New York clubs. After touring Puerto Rico, Jamaica and Trinidad, she settled in Chicago and kept on playing. “Never done nothin’ else but blow the trumpet,” she said.

She and her partner Ruby Lucas owned Tiny and Ruby’s Gay Spot in Chicago during the ’50s. Tiny & Ruby: Hell Divin’ Women, a 1988 film about them directed by Greta Schiller and Andrea Weiss won Best Documentary at the San Francisco Film & Video Festival.  She died in 1994.

(SOURCE: International Women’s Brass Conference)

 

Ms. Davis performing “How ‘Bout That Jive” with the International Sweethearts of Rhythm:

  • Tunisia

    GM, Rikyrah.

    • rikyrah

      Morning Tunisia

    • BoomerGal

      Morning, Tunisia!

  • aleth

    Morning fam …just thinking being famous ain’t easy must be like having 9-5 job and you gotta be on all the time for fans. I now get it. Can’t imagine life on display with judgment daily. I might have been harsh to them at one time so I am sorry. Enlightenment is good. I guess it applies to everyone as a whole. We are all trying to survive.

    • BoomerGal

      Morning, aleth

    • lamh

      Morning aleth

      i’ve never been one to just unilaterally hate celebrities. For just the reason you describe.

      But i do hate those celebs who started out with nothing and now that they have something chose to live in a bubble and say stupid shit loot they don’t remember what it was like when they had nothing…ya know.

      you can be a big celeb and have big money and still remember where you came from and the people you came from.

      Denzel comes to mind…

    • Alma98

      Morning aleth

    • MsKitty

      Morning aleth

  • aleth

    Morning

    • rikyrah

      Morning aleth

  • Tunisia
    • Miranda

      Some hope on the horizon. We need it.

    • rikyrah

      Uh huh

    • Let’s build on this foundation!

    • jds09

      Between this and some republicans considering retirement, there’s a ray of hope.

  • Miranda
    • rikyrah

      YES

  • Miranda

    Guess that’s why he’s refusing to talk to any committees in public. Don’t worry though, he’ll be singing soon enough.
    https://twitter.com/mkraju/status/907922837364756480

    • aleth

      Miranda you got optimism. Can you share?

      • Miranda

        If I didn’t have optimism, why would I get up in the morning?

      • rikyrah

        Because all these people who left 7 figure incomes to sign on with Bobby Three Sticks didn’t do it for fun.

    • rikyrah

      This is the first time that they have brought up that the LAW was broken with these jokers. Good start.

  • Miranda

    Good Morning POU!

    It’s a bright sunny day. I guess that bitch Irma is gone for good.

    • rikyrah

      Morning Miranda

    • BoomerGal

      Good Morning, Miranda!

  • Miranda

    I think Dems signed on to this with Bernie just to take it off the table for him as a talking point. Anybody with common sense knows this won’t fly.
    https://twitter.com/erikaheidewald/status/907818554568744960
    As he described his legislation, Sanders focused on its simplicity, suggesting that Americans would be happy to pay higher taxes if it meant the end of wrangling with health-care companies. The size of the tax increase, he said, would be determined in a separate bill.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/sanders-will-introduce-universal-health-care-backed-by-15-democrats/2017/09/12/d590ef26-97b7-11e7-87fc-c3f7ee4035c9_story.html?utm_term=.67b4c7a8b823

    • Kennymack1971

      This is ridiculous and a waste of time and energy. Bernie has got to go.

    • Bernie said they didn’t have votes for single payer when Dems had the majority, so what makes him think this bill will pass now???

      • Kennymack1971

        He knows it won’t. It’s an attention grab and Democrats are going along with it in hopes it goes away as a litmus test.

        • jds09

          In addition to being an attention grab (he wants that birdie on the podium moment again so bad he can taste it) it functions as a derailment, a commitment to reinstating the status quo of back bencher purists railing at the establishment, feeling good and halting incremental progress.

    • jds09

      Bernie, as my Mama would say, runs the same game as 45:

      Single payer = the wall
      No tax returns = no tax returns
      shady wife (bank fraud) = shady wife (immigration papers/process)
      Version of “only I can do it” Bernie’s people’s revolution = “only I can do it” white makes right

      Same game different costumes, same end result…the reassertion of white leadership

  • Miranda

    Because of devastating hurricanes we need to cut the federal budget?? Well..this is the GOP..which is a terrorist organization. Makes sense.
    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/907946177022369792

    • rikyrah

      Someone said last night on MSNBC that this was the perfect time for Dolt45 to bring up infrastructure. That he could put the ZEGK and the Turtle on the spot.

      But, that would be if he was actually serious about genuine infrastructure. …which he is NOT.

    • Kennymack1971

      This is just….ugh.

    • HTF is a tax cut going to benefit those who lost their homes and/or businesses???

      • Tunisia

        LOL…Come on now, Sepia. You know that those tax cuts are not for their benefit.

        • Exactly! He really thinks we’re stupid!

    • jds09

      Smash and grab.

  • Kennymack1971

    Good morning POU Family…. sports media does so much to get white folks to tell on themselves. It really does.

    • rikyrah

      Morning KennyM

      You tell the truth

      • Kennymack1971

        Morning Rikyrah.. I’m just collecting these receipts on how these white folks are reacting to Jemele Hill’s tweets about Dolt 45…and not just the deplorables but the so called “reasonable” ones too.

        • jds09

          Meanwhile Ana Marie Cox reports that the WH is still deciding if they are gonna sign the Senate’s repudiation of white supremacy.

          These people.

    • Joy

      Morning, Kmack!

      • Kennymack1971

        Hey Joy! How we feeling about the Broncos this week?

        • Joy

          I’m feeling pretty good, especially now that they got game 1 under their belts and the jitters are gone. That surprising defense has me all confident…LOL.

    • MsKitty

      Morning Kennymack

    • Alma98

      Mornng Kennymack

  • lamh

    Good morning!

    Awww!! Check out Serena Williams cute birth announcement video!!!

    https://youtu.be/CYoRmfI0LUc

    • lamh
      • Town

        How is she a Jr? Is his middle name Olympia, too?

        • BoomerGal

          Heh.

    • She named the baby after him? Meh.

      Cute video tho.

    • Alma98

      Congrats to Serena & her Fiance on their baby girl. Also happy to see her well enough to leave the hospital after 6 days. She said she had some complications and that’s obvious, she still has a iv in her hand. I hope she continues to heal, blessings to them all.

  • jziglar

    So I’ve been reading about the Jemele Hill comments and it’s funny to see the responses from some white folk. Like how can you really ask someone how is Trump a white supremacist? Like have you been in a coma? This man said last year that Judge Curiel shouldn’t be judging his case because he is a Mexican, he also said that Jeb Bush will never be tough on immigration because he is married to a Mexican. That’s just two instances of his bigotry from last year. I don’t even have to get into the discrimination lawsuits by the DOJ in the 70’s, the Central Park 5, Birtherism and questioning Obama’s acceptance into Columbia and Harvard because he’s black, or his racist statements about Native Americans. The list is endless. It’s like what will it take for you to finally admit that he is a bigot? Him putting on a white hood and announcing that he is a bigot. They want to get mad and pretend that Trump isn’t who he is because they are just like him. Dumb, below mediocre, and bigoted.

    • BoomerGal

      It’s funny, white people are more concerned about the label of being a racist than the actions that confirm the label.

    • Kennymack1971

      This is what gets me and is the question that Mayo Nation can’t answer: where is the lie that Jemele Hill told? Where is it? You just listed the receipts on Dolt 45’s racist bullshit so what did Jemele tweet that’s got em so mad?

      Y’all already know…..those tweets hurt Mayo Nation because they know that Dolt 45 is a white supremacist and that means that they, their friends and family had to be okay with him being a white supremacist because…they deep down inside have the same belief system that he does.

      P.S. And ESPN can go suck it for putting out a statement condemning Jemele…

    • MsKitty
      • Town

        Trump SHOULD NOT sign the resolution condemning white supremacists. How is he going to condemn himself?

    • Joy

      Desperately trying to absolve himself. STFU.

    • Kennymack1971

      Your tell that the truth bullets are hitting home.

    • MsKitty

      Hit dogs and all that.

      • Miranda

        Hit mangy dogs at that.

  • rikyrah
    • Alma98

  • BoomerGal

    Good Morning, POU!

    • Joy

      Morning, Boom Boom…morning, POU!

      • BoomerGal

        Morning, Joy Joy! Have a good day!

    • MsKitty

      Morning BoomerGal

      • BoomerGal

        Morning, MsKitty

  • lamh
  • Joy

    LOL…Charles’ clapback game is on point.

  • BoomerGal

    Good Morning, rikyrah

  • BoomerGal

    Morning, Alma!

    • Alma98

      Morning BG

    • BoomerGal

      So true.

    • Kennymack1971

      Shannon doesn’t belong on that garbage pail network FS1 but I appreciate him bringing the heat.

    • Miranda

      Shannon ain’t here for the fuckery.

    • Alma98

      Lawd the butt hurt folks in that TL, lol.

    • Joy

      What is it about NFTG activism that makes formerly unattractive men like Kap and Shannon make you throw panties at ’em?

      • Alma98

        hahahahahaha!!!!!

      • jds09

        It’s the power that radiates from truly free men.

        I remember years ago his brother Sterling was talking about their childhood and how Shannon still had his first NFL dollar. While his team mates where buying big houses he was living in a small condo.

        My guess is that Shannon is financially free and could walk from that job at any time and not miss a beat.

  • lamh
  • MsKitty

    Morning Alma

    • Alma98

      Morning MsKitty

  • lamh
    • BoomerGal

      **Face palm** and SMDH So, they’re getting to the point that if you’re not a corporation, you’re fucked.

    • lamh

      ‪naw this just couldn’t fly in Black NOLA hoods….shoot where you can darn near buy a damn hot plate or shrimp po boy from any corner store!‬

      • Joy

        There’s a mom and pop gas station in East Texas that serves the best chili dogs and another in Arkansas that makes a mean vanilla latte…I would buy them over some shit out of their gentrified frou frou snacks.

        • Man, them hole-in-the-wall, mom and pop stores have the best food!

          • MsKitty

            There was a mom-and-pop down the street from me that was owned by Mexicans. OMG. The menu was no joke…authentic old-school Mexican cuisine, not that Chipotle/Taco Bell crap. When they closed a couple of months ago I was absolutely crushed.

            https://media.giphy.com/media/14qOw2zLzdRFXa/giphy.gif

      • MsKitty

        That could apply to Black and Brown neighborhoods in general. And if they have bulletproof glass at the counter then you REALLY know it’s gonna be good eating LOL.

    • Miranda

      So its a vending machine?

      • lamh

        i guess…smh

        fuqn gentrifiers

    • lamh
    • Alma98

      More silly hipster shit just like the $400.00 juicer that went nowhere.

      • Miranda

        Exactly! It’s a freaking vending machine that’s already in every damn breakroom in corporate America as we speak. They give it a cute name and put some fancy smancy snacks and juices in it and it’s supposed to be a brand new idea??

        • Alma98

          Once again it’s whiteness on a curve.

        • MsKitty

          My hipster hate has been solidified for awhile, but the marketing and catering to them is out of control.

          At home I drink seltzer water instead of soda, and I usually buy Adirondack because it’s consistently the cheapest. About a month ago I noticed that they changed their labeling and now call it “sparkling water,” with “seltzer” in very teeny tiny letters on the label.

          My first thought was, dammit they’re trying to get the hipsters because a hipster would say “Seltzer water is something my grandmother would drink, so I’m leaving this on the shelf.” If it’s called sparkling water, then they can buy it because it doesn’t offend their hoity-toity foodie sensibilities.

          I know that’s a helluva rant but that change was unnecessary and pissed me off LOL.

          http://www.livingrichwithcoupons.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Screen-Shot-2012-10-08-at-7.20.38-AM.png

          https://d2lnr5mha7bycj.cloudfront.net/product-image/file/large_e9a72893-da4e-4739-aa8b-c3bac8a720ad.jpg

    • lamh

      Hell i luv me some good ole Southern cracklings…and i can’t get the good one on no market, by the corner store..hella yeah!

    • lamh
    • MsKitty
    • 7thangel
  • BoomerGal

    Can you blame them?

    Top Latino congressional group snubs Trump, breaking decades-long tradition

    Source: The Hill

    BY OLIVIA BEAVERS – 09/13/17 10:18 AM EDT

    A top congressional Latino group is snubbing President Trump by not inviting him to its annual convention, breaking a nearly 40-year-long tradition of inviting sitting presidents to the event.

    “The president was not invited this year based on his slanderous comments and strongly disagreeable actions for the Latino community in the United States,” Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas), chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, told the Associated Press on Tuesday.

    The group, which helps spur the development of young Latino leaders, is set to have its annual event this week just before Hispanic Heritage Month starts on Friday, AP reported.

    Jimmy Carter was the first sitting president to attend the event in 1979, and every president since then has followed suit by attending CHCI’s annual event at least once — with the exception of George H.W. Bush. CHCI, though nonpartisan, has just two Republican lawmakers out of a 25-member Advisory Council, according to the report.

    Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/350428-top-latino-group-snubs-president-for-first-time-in-nearly-40-years

    • Miranda

      And the NAACP and Urban League better do the same.

      • Town

        They won’t. They will be happy to have Mista Trump join them.

        • adept2u

          Say that, their principal job is to pimp our dignity down the street.

        • jds09

          And I hope there is a black twitter dragging to beat all draggings.

          • Town

            “We gots to have a seat at the table! How else will we know what’s on the menu?” — Steve Harvey, January 2017.

          • BoomerGal

            And if we’re not at the table, we’ re what’s on the menu.

  • Miranda

    People coming in to talk about DACA and this nut just rambling about Comey and Mueller. Reporter asks about the hurricane response and he mumbling about Comey and Mueller.
    ————————–
    Trump’s closed-door rants on Comey and Mueller
    3 hours ago

    Behind the scenes in the West Wing, President Trump continues to rant and brood about former FBI Director Jim Comey and the Russia investigation that got him fired. Trump tells aides and visitors that the probe now being run by special counsel Bob Mueller is a witch hunt, and that Comey was a leaker.”

    “The president’s friends are most worried about Mueller digging into past business deals, which is why his team keeps raising concerns in public and private about the ‘scope’ of the investigation.”
    https://www.axios.com/trumps-closed-door-rants-on-comey-and-mueller-2484719446.html?utm_medium=linkshare&utm_campaign=organic

    • BoomerGal

      A rambling senile idiot.

    • Town

      Trump is shook.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      He knows Mueller about to go medieval on that ass.

      • jds09

        I think Russia knows it too, because they’ve been taking credit for “stealing an election.” I bet them oligarchs are moving and trying to protect that money.

  • jds09

    Good morning POU Fam!

    • BoomerGal

      Good morning, jds!

    • MsKitty

      Morning jds

  • Alma98

    Hey rikyrah

  • Miranda

    This evil ass mediocre white pissant needs his ass kicked for harrassing this young lady like this. The school is doing nothing to stop it!
    ————————————–
    DACA student targeted by classmate says university has done nothing to help
    September 13, 2017, 7:42 AM

    A Kentucky college student is asking for help after she says she was targeted for deportation by a fellow classmate. She says the school is doing nothing to help.

    Paola Garcia was brought to the U.S. by her parents when she was only two years old. She is politically active on her college campus, publicly opposing some of the president’s policies, but with President Trump threatening to end the program for immigrant children Garcia is worried about eventual deportation, reports CBS News’ Vladimir Duthiers.

    Congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle are expected to meet in Washington Wednesday to begin discussions on a solution to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program – also known as DACA. The Obama-era initiative is in jeopardy of being dissolved after the Trump White House announced Congress has six months to pass legislation.

    In an emotional video posted to YouTube, 21-year-old Garcia is concerned about her future. Garcia says it was her undocumented status that prompted fellow Transylvania University classmate – Taylor Ragg – to target her on social media.

    Last month – Ragg appeared to post a Facebook message over Garcia’s profile – saying: “Everyone go report this illegal at my school bragging about breaking the law.”
    “He incited others to harass me and he took my personal information. It’s blatant discrimination,” Garcia said.

    Following Ragg’s social media post, Garcia says she received a number of hateful messages from strangers. She reached out to the school, but said her requests for action went unanswered.

    “I was told by them that his actions did not violate school policies because he only made a recommendation to his readers about how to respond to my undocumented status,” Garcia said.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/outed-daca-student-kentucky-pleads-help-transylvania-university/

    • BoomerGal

      Kentucky?? What did you expect?

    • A recommendation???? What he did is no different than if he told his readers to physically attack her!

      • MsKitty

        And if (God forbid) something happens to her the Chancellor/President will be the first one to say, “Our sympathies to the family. We are absolutely shocked that a tragedy of this kind happened on our campus. This is not what Transylvania University is about.”

    • Alma98

      Always go after women with their cowardly asses.

    • Town

      Pao? Transylvania University doesn’t want you there!

      Didn’t somebody black go to Transylvania University and spoke out about their racist experiences there within the last year?

  • Joy

    *licks monitor*

  • MsKitty

    Morning rikyrah

  • Miranda

    Lord forgive me for my thoughts after reading this part:

    “Geisenheyner, who uses an electrolarynx to speak, denied being racist and said he has mixed-race grandchildren, and he said the flag is just a political statement.”

    Sign advertising ‘Slaves 4 Sale’ rocks Liberty neighborhood
    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/09/slaves-4-sale-missouri-mans-plan-to-show-hes-not-racist-backfires-and-neighbors-are-furious/

    • MsKitty

      He hit 2 spots on the “I’m Not Racist!!!” bingo card I see.

    • Alma98

      Half your neck is gone but you have time to be a hateful racist dick huh.

    • The logic is just….*sips chamomile tea*

  • Joy

    Wait…what happened to the baby mama?

  • adept2u

    I’m 100% FU Katy she served the role of bouncy little NAZI whisperer the entire campaign translating the open NAZI into sound bites Trump couldn’t have paid for. She is responsible she knows what she did and like most White woman in America will never be forced to face what she’s done and will get paid for showing her ass and tits.

  • 7thangel
  • Joy

    Now I might have to watch that.

  • Alma98
  • Town

    I’ve been watching “Ball in the Family.” It’s actually a cute little show.

    Anyway, in the third episode, Lavar is helping his wife with physical therapy (she had a massive stroke last year), Lavar & his business partner are setting up a warehouse for their Big Baller Brand merchandise, Lonzo tried to rap and he put LaMelo (youngest brother) in his place, LiAngelo (middle brother) got a new car (don’t know if it was a Ferrari or Lambo) and LaMelo was being a typical bratty teen/younger brother, and embarassed LaVar at the car dealership by shouting BIG BOOTIE for no apparent reason (LaVar had to get in his ass).

    It’s actually a cute show.

  • lamh

    Oh shit…let me go get HRC book! I might just get it in paperback so i can carry it with me and hdd it up as i read it while at work…when i eat lunch and go on break!!!

    (my job is full of ole white people who are def Trump supporters & young Bernie-bros!!!)

    https://mobile.twitter.com/daveweigel/status/907619431060209664

  • lamh
  • adept2u

    I’m listening to a person from the US Virgin islands talking about how much Irma is Trump’s Katrina, and you know what? Their governor has been attached to Trump’s jock like a leech. This is what you get for doing the praise the Trump while shit is still fucked up. She is saying there is no federal response shit is turning into Lord of the Flies down there and our media is attached to Trump’s jock just as strongly as their governor.

    • MsKitty

      It’s funny that the media hasn’t said that this or Harvey are Trump’s “Katrina” yet.

      If there was as much as a blizzard on PBO’s watch a talking head would inevitably say breathlessly, “Will this be Obama’s ‘Katrina?'”

      • Miranda

        A heavy rainfall and they did it.

  • lamh

    folks are lighting her azz up without retweeting it!

    https://twitter.com/money5566/status/907929992499167238

  • Alma98
    • Miranda

      GOOD

    • BoomerGal

      THANK YOU!!

  • GreenLadyHere

    – –UH!—OH! Sepia♥/POU FAM♥- – – – -**BIG HUG** – -:>) GUESS -WHAT- -DAY- — IT- –IS??- – – -WOOT!– – WOOT!- – -A DAY 2 HONOR Director ERNESTINE “Tiny” DAVIS”♥– -Annd Her LADIES♥.—– -:>)

    – — ☻http://rs5.pbsrc.com/albums/y173/chutie/popcorn.gif?w=280&h=210&fit=crop

    —- –MADE 4 A MOVIE.— -:>)

    – –☺https://blackthen.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/TinyD_helldive2.jpg

    – – —“EARLY Beginnings”– — At 13, after hearing the trumpets in the school band, she asked her mother for one.– –

    —- — –. . she became a feature attraction, singing and playing trumpet with them for almost 10 years.– – -:>)

    —-B BLESSED♥– -SAFE♥[Disasters♥]- – -PRAYERFUL♥– –RESISTANT♥– -:>)

    – —-☻https://media.giphy.com/media/vfKUbxZts6FI4/giphy.gif

    – –[WE Got–Company♥ LOL]

    • MsKitty

      Hey GLH

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good “Hump Day”- -Morntin’- – —☺https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-59jB7F62nGc/WTKtf-UcovI/AAAAAAAAF9g/QxwpIXgLb5ESsBvCjTCDkc3npehgeJxrQCLcB/s1600/KITTEN%2BGIF%2B%25E2%2580%25A2%2BAdorable%2BKitten%2Byawning%2Band%2Bstretching%2Bafter%2Ba%2Bgood%2Bnap.gif

        – –*BIG HUG* :>)- –B BLESSED♥ :>)

    • Alma98

      Morning GLH, blessings to you and yours (((HUGS))).

      • GreenLadyHere

        — ☺https://media.giphy.com/media/brsEO1JayBVja/giphy.gif
        alma– –:>) **BIG HUG** :>)—Thank U 4 Your – – -KIND BLESSINGS♥- -:>)

        How R U♥/Weather?- — :>)—- Good 2 C U♥ -:>)

        B BLESSED♥– U♥/Mom♥/Family♥/DAUGHTER♥ :>)

  • lamh
    • MsKitty

      I’m sorry, but I think journalists not voting because of it takes away from their objectivity is nothing but a bunch of self-indulgent bullshit. You are a citizen before anything else, and eventually shit will run downhill and touch you too. So in this elusive chase for objectivity they played even more of a direct hand in what this country is facing now.

      Fuck them.

      • BoomerGal

        Tell it!!

      • nathkatun7

        Go ahead and speak TRUTH, MsKitty!

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥—SENATORS- –Want an Equifax Investigation—*WRITE ON*—— -:>)

    —-☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/907947015207661569

    — –WATCHIN’. . .. .

  • MsKitty

    I can only imagine what the replies are gonna look like, thus proving the point of the tweet.

    https://twitter.com/TheKingCenter/status/907994651218636800

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – —RESISTANT♥- – -CALLS – – “IT”- – – -OUT- – -On LIE #589,012,963+ — :>)

    – — -☺https://twitter.com/RawStory/status/907743223258349568

    There Will B MORE- — -HAH!

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- —RESISTANT♥- –ACLU- – — SUE!!- – -“IT”!!- —

    – — ☺The Hill‏

    JUST IN: ACLU sues Trump DHS over phone, laptop searches at border http://hill.cm/ci50nsZ

    GIT!- – -GIT!- — GIT!– -“IT”- –On ALL Fronts!!- –

  • A militant sista wouldn’t have married McCain’s son.

    • BoomerGal

      Bingo!!

  • Miranda

    And “Hmmmm” is all you better muthafreakin do…he bet not dare to say shit. If he dares to speak on it, so many in position just like this.
    http://4syringharbert2013.weebly.com/uploads/1/9/8/5/19852149/5859584_orig.jpg
    https://twitter.com/marclamonthill/status/907697044307017729

    • Alma98

      sighhh

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- —RESISTANT♥- –Secy Hilary♥- –CALLS OUT- –“Daddy’s Little Girl”!– –— –

    — – ☺https://twitter.com/yashar/status/907997116815085570

    – – –COMMENTS:- – —of course she should. She’s part of his administration just like Hope Hicks. They are part of this agenda

    – —Ivanka is just as guilty as her daddy. Yes she should be judged for being involved with Trump’s crooked administration.

    WATCHIN’. . .

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – — PRAYERS♥— -PRAYERS/Thoughts♥- – -R In ORDER– – —

    – — -☺https://twitter.com/ABC/status/907998594308952064

    — – CONDOLENCES♥- -2 Family♥- – -AMEN♥- –

  • Miranda

    But Symone………..HE SAID THAT SHIT! HE SAID IT. HE SAID IT WAS ABOUT THE WHITE WORKING CLASS! We didn’t make that shit up! No Dem made that up! BERNIE SAID IT HIS DAMN SELF!
    ———————–
    “Thus Democrats should be careful not to continue the false association of working class issues strictly with the white working class — a major fixation after last year’s election and an assumption of many criticisms of Sanders’s message.”

    I know Symone wanna cape for her former boss, but naw honey, HE SAID THAT SHIT.
    It’s time to end the myth that black voters don’t like Bernie Sanders
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2017/09/12/its-time-to-end-the-myth-that-black-voters-dont-like-bernie-sanders/?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.d987731aa5aa

    • 7thangel

      saw this yesterday via wapo tweet.

      folks straight up murdered the bs. folks weren’t having it

    • Alma98

      GTFOOH!

  • sagittarius

    Good morning Fam,

    I hope everyone is engaging in self-care.

    Just read the headline as I logged on re: 1st Week NFL picks. I am in esteemed company! Congrats Tunisia, Joy and MsKitty!

    To Aquagranny – belated happy birthday wishes (unsure if I previously said this)! My prayers continue for your daughter.

    To qosine – my prayers continue for you and Joe.

    To POU Fam – my prayers continue for you and your families.

    Have a wonderful day!

    • BoomerGal

      Good Morning, Sag! My prayers continue for you and yours, too!

      • sagittarius

        Morning BG!

        Thank you!

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good “HUMP DAY”- -Morntin’- — *BIG HUG*- –https://thumbs.gfycat.com/VapidShamefulAsianpiedstarling-max-1mb.gif

      —-“SELF CARE”- — –WORD!! :>) Thank U♥– – Annd U the Same. :>)

      Congratulations –Again.- –NFL- –RAWKIN’ :>)

      — -Good 1 C U♥- — :>) B BLESSED♥ U♥/Dad♥/Elders♥/Family♥– [Condolences- -ALWAYS♥]—-:>)

      • sagittarius

        Good morning GLH!

        Thank you!

        • GreenLadyHere

          Sagittarius♥- – -My Pleasure.– -:>)- -**HUGS** :>)

    • MsKitty

      Hey Sag!

      I won? And I thought my picks were trash this week.

      • sagittarius

        Hey MsKitty!

        Yep! It was Black Girl Magic this week!

    • Alma98

      Morning Sagi, blessings to you and the family.

      • sagittarius

        Morning Alma!

        Thank you!

    • Joy

      Sag!

      • sagittarius

        Joy!

  • 7thangel
    • Miranda

      It really is disturbing how a massacre is now relegated to being an afterthought in the news as opposed to being a front page headliner that should terrify us all.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- — Awww :>)- —From Momma- –G.O.A.T.—- -A Peak- – @ DAUGHTER♥[In Utero♥]- – – :>)

    — –☺https://twitter.com/mefeater/status/907967982952964096

    — -BLESSINGS♥ 2 ALL♥- PROUD Family♥–:>)

  • 7thangel
  • MsKitty

    James Woods just needs to take an L before a whole slew of women start coming with receipts.

    https://twitter.com/TeenVogue/status/908003929581080578

    • Miranda

      He wants his feelings to get hurt. He’s begging for it.

      • lamh

        He really is Miranda…

        dude gots a history of this and still trying to clapback..

        Rob Lowe the same way…BTW, just better looking than James

        • 7thangel

          another wing nut

    • 7thangel

      take the L and admit that the only reason he’s hating on the movie that sparked this, is because it’s about 2 gay dudes.

      but then, didn’t he sue a dead person?

    • Alma98

      I remember her from GH, she comes from a family of actors, old Hollywood I believe. Beat his ass Amber lol.

      • MsKitty

        Her Dad is Russ Tamblyn (Peyton Place, West Side Story, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers).

        • Alma98

          Yep, I loved me some Peyton Place lol. They used to show reruns back in day.

  • Miranda
  • Miranda

    Aaaaaannnnnd here comes this greasy silverback to stand tall for Mr. Whitefolks.
    https://twitter.com/FoxNews/status/907977789680140288

    • MsKitty

      When Massa calls, you don’t have a choice.

      ETA: I wonder if Bacon Neck and Shannon have passed each other in the hallway lately?

      • 7thangel

        i’m pretty sure he called them, begging to cape for them

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥- – – -4 THIS COON –>https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CrUX0uAUAAEimUS.jpg

      He’s DESPICABLE!!!- – -geesh!!– — 2 The FIELD- – –DUD(e)!!

    • lamh

      I dont’ ever us the term COON lightly, but in the case of Jason Whitlock…I’ll easily do so!

    • Worldwatcher7

      And here is Whitlock instigating for the firing of a Black colleague. Pure trash.

    • Kennymack1971

      Sad ass coon.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥– — From RESISTANT♥ — ARI Berman♥– -STAYS— On The GOTV- -Track. .— :>)

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/AriBerman/status/907997579274792960

    — — COMMENT: – —The same as wearing a hood.– –

    WATCHIN’- – —

  • Miranda

    First response is a “Noel” mad cuz the black Hall of Famer said things.
    https://twitter.com/ReggieMillerTNT/status/907852567950102528

  • 7thangel

    re: vending machine ‘bodega’

    it’s not even an original idea.

    in japan, they have a bunch of these type of vending machines (and i’m 100% sure they were ‘inspired’ by them), and they still don’t replace corner stores and mom & pop stores

    • Alma98

      Yep, my husband was eating hot McDonald fries from them when he was stationed in Okinawa in 1999. lol

    • Miranda

      They’re columbusing vending machines.
      https://media.giphy.com/media/kUmRzl0lGEKgE/giphy.gif

      • Town

        No, he just wants bodega snacks without having to interact with bodega people.

  • 7thangel
    • adept2u

      It’s a glorious day to be alive St. Crispin’s day for Black Americans. We have had enough of White people’s shit and we are beginning to speak out.

  • Alma98

    They and she just won’t own her shit and get on with it. She was taking this stuff since she was 16yrs old. It’s for a condition which she never had. That’s why her skin is fucked up. Petty ass bitches!

    Maria Sharapova’s compatriots have stood by her side for a reason

    http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2017/09/maria-sharapova-meldonium-suspension-performance-enhancing-drugs/69374/

    • Town

      Because they’re white and mediocre?

    • Miranda

      “This implication—that the ban was aimed at hampering Russian athletes—is reinforced by their view that there is no performance-enhancing benefit from meldonium.

      “No, no, for sure,” said Makarova.

      “No, no,” said Vesnina. “You can try it. You’re not going to win the Grand Slam.”
      ————————–
      https://media.giphy.com/media/8OlcKtWfwfzfG/200.gif

      • Alma98

        I can’t stand Makarova’s Alice the goon looking ass. Them caping for this shit tells you all you need to know. We know Russian athletes been big cheaters for years.
        Hell HBO did a documentary on the effects of illegal drugs on Russian female athletes years ago.

    • crazycanuck1503

      Makes me wonder how many of them are using

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥– —RESISTANT♥- – – — Gives — some–DACA♥- –Info.. .TIMELINES– –:>)

    – – –☺https://twitter.com/Freeyourmindkid/status/907838418964631553

    BLESSINGS♥- — 2 ALL♥- – –

  • MsKitty
    • Miranda

      And that’s how all these cretins needs to be treated!! Don’t say that shit for the cameras and then think you can speak to me afterwards! NOPE!

    • aleth

      Buying this book

    • Joy

      Bring the receipts, Hillary! I ain’t mad atcha!

    • jziglar

      Okay, I was only planning on buying Barack and Michelle’s books when they come out next year but I might have to buy Hillary’s. And she’s right. These same people do it to so many people not on their side but they don’t have the balls to say the hateful things they say to the person’s face.

  • 7thangel

    this, is insane.

    countries with single payer don’t cover all of this, because even with higher tax rates, there would be no way to pay for it

    this is some pie in the sky bs.

    https://twitter.com/daveweigel/status/907964625714630656

    • Miranda

      Dems only signed up for this to take it away from Bernie as his talking point in beating them up in every breath he takes. Nobody with a lick of damn sense even thinking this fairytale nonsense would stand a chance of passing anything.

      • jziglar

        Exactly! Why create a program from scratch when we already have the foundation. Just build off the work of the ACA, Medicare and Medicaid. He’s asking for a program that covers way more than Medicare covers. Most countries including our current program require supplemental plans offered by private insurers. Sanders really has no clue when it comes to the details of health care.

    • Alma98

      Under his plan you also need supplemental insurance. And Conyers proposed something similar years ago. He’s just stealing other folks ideas and putting his spin on it. Mediocre stale ass.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – –COMMENDATIONS♥/KUDOS♥- – -R In ORDER♥- – – 4 This — GENEROSITY♥– –:>)

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/907985246666203138

    BLESSINGS♥–2 The OWNER♥- – -2 All RECIPIENTS♥- – :>)

  • Worldwatcher7

    Hey POU, good morning! Today’s musical selection is fantastic.

    • MsKitty

      Hey WW7

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTiin’ Worldwatcher7. :>)—**BIG HUG** :>)- –
      -*Co-Sign* :>)

      Have a BLESSED Day♥ :>)

    • BoomerGal

      Hey, Ww7!

    • Alma98

      Hey WW7

    • rikyrah

      Afternoon WW7

  • lamh
    • Miranda

      What a beautiful family!

    • GreenLadyHere

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

      —-Such a Lovely Family♥ –:>) BLESSINGS– -On Their “Special Day” – -:>)

    • sagittarius

      Mama is sexy, Daddy is fine, kids are hella cute!

    • Alma98

      To me she looks like her dad.

      • lamh

        I see the eyes, cheek and smile from her mom for sure

      • Joy

        I see mama all in her judging by that first pic.

        • lamh

          yeah, that was the pic I was looking at most

    • Her mother is gorgeous! She’s also related to Nas..they’re cousins.

      • lamh

        Word!! I think I knew that, didn’t know it was her mom’s side

    • jziglar

      She looks so much like her mom. Beautiful family !

  • Miranda

    HA! Craig Carlton, a white-wing sports talk host for WFAN in New York got arrested for fraud and Geno Smith politely weighed in. Geno might play abysmally, but when has he been a “thug”?? They love throwing that word around so they can pretend its not the same as n*gger.
    https://twitter.com/GenoSmith3/status/907669818622582785
    https://twitter.com/GenoSmith3/status/907672659437211649

    • BoomerGal

      Heh. Some groups of people been doing that for years in this country.

  • lamh
    • Alma98

      bwa hahahaha!!!

    • GreenLadyHere

      lamh- — -LOL- —She is- –-AWESOMELY- –CLEVA♥- –:>)– -Luvvin’ Her♥—:>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – –More- -DRIP!– – DRIP!– -DRIP- –Connectin’–☻- -☻- –Like Father- –Like- – SON. .

    – — ☺https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/908009366086995968

    – –Sooo- — -WATCHIN’. . .HAH!

    • GreenLadyHere

      ETA:– -https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/908006985265815552https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/908006985265815552https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/908006985265815552
      — –Looks/Scowls– -Like him!—Eeeww. .

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- — From A- –RESISTANT♥- – –WORD!!— –

    — -☺Katy Stoll‏

    Why do people keep calling Bernie a Democrat? He isn’t. Also, why was everyone so shocked that the DNC supported Hillary – the Democrat?

    Betta– -WATCH- — Da Bern- — Trynta- –B—SLICK!!. . .

  • lamh
    • Alma98

      Trifling

      • lamh

        IKR…her friend said “no problem”…yeah, I call bull on that!

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Chris Rock was right.

      • Town

        That’s why I don’t take all this “sisterhood” rah rah BS seriously.

        • BoomerGal

          Oooooooh, we have so far to go!! But you must remember, we’ve been conditioned to turn on each other. All by design.

          • Town

            I think that women who are helping women go ahead and help women without drawing attention to the fact they are helping women.

            If you are screaming about sistahood etc. I know that you will be the first bitch to shank me to get whatever you want.

          • BoomerGal

            Yeah. The very mutha fuckas wearing dashikis and shit, on the ground for the black revolution!!

          • nathkatun7

            You absolutely spot-on, BoomerGal! As Stephen Biko, the great South African freedom fighter, said: “The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.”

    • Joy

      She catching hell…LOL. Might not have been wise to put that out there.

      • lamh

        smh…folks do some stupid shit to get likes and/or go viral…smh

  • MsKitty
    • Alma98

      Distractions, yeah sure dude.

    • Miranda

      Geezus……………….

    • BoomerGal

      Mobsters!! The Goodfellas crew!! LOL!!!

    • GreenLadyHere

      MsKitty- — HAH!- —This “SWAMP DWELLER”- – -Is NOT Even- – – Qualified– -4 Da- –SWAMP!- LOL

      – – -☺- -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWqKPWO5T4o

  • lamh
  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥-Some- –SUPPORT- — 4—Ms. Jemele♥- —– –
    – – -☺https://twitter.com/BSO/status/907994499917533184

    WATCHIN’. . ..:>)- –WELL DONE♥- –

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- —PRAYERS♥– -PRAYERS/Thoughts♥- –AMEN♥

    — -☺https://twitter.com/ABC/status/908009321644138496

  • lamh
    • 7thangel

      lol

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥—Aaaah- — -:>)-Soo SWEET♥- — “Mother♥ G.O.A.T.♥ annnd Daughter♥– – –[Was THIS Posted?-] —-

    – — -☺https://twitter.com/TheRoot/status/907994328429146112

    BLESSINGS♥– -2 the “FAMILY”♥♥♥ :>)

  • MsKitty
    • Miranda

      niiiiiiice

    • WHAT!!!! I love it!!!

  • lamh

    Shaun King embellishing the truth…anyone else not surprised.

    https://twitter.com/JFTN3/status/907807083491459072

    • 7thangel

      he’s an ass

      he went after her, claiming she was using that young woman’s murder in charlottesville as a way to sell her book…because she mentioned her. and of course said zilch when asked how he felt about our revolution using her name in a fundraising email

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥— From a RESIISTTANNT♥- – –DRIP!- — -DRIP!– -DRIP!- — Connectin’- -☻- -☻– –— -HAH!

    —☺https://twitter.com/owillis/status/908020780172283909

    – – –The FBI is investigating RT, the propaganda network created by Vladimir Putin.

    “The US government is investigating the Russian media outlets RT and Sputnik to discover whether they are breaking laws on foreign propaganda.

    RT runs a television station and website and is backed by the Kremlin. Sputnik is a news agency funded by Moscow which has offices in Washington, Cairo, Beijing, London and Edinburgh.The inquiries are part of a broader set of investigations into Russia’s alleged efforts to sculpt US public opinion.”– —

    HAH!- — Sooo— WATCHIN’– —

  • lamh
  • Miranda

    Afternoon thread is up