October 24, 2014

Wednesday Open Thread: Black/African Nationalists and Revolutionaries

Happy New Year POU! 

“Every year you are reminded of George Washington’s birthday… my kids learn about this at school, but nothing is said about black heroes. If white Americans can engage in what I call repetitious advertising, then I feel justified in advertising for black Americans.” – Wadsworth Jarrell, 1978

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Wadsworth Aikens Jarrell is an African-American painter, sculptor and printmaker. Born in Albany, Georgia, he moved to Chicago, Illinois, where he attended the Art Institute of Chicago. After graduation, he became heavily involved in the local art scene and through his early work he explored the working life of blacks in Chicago and found influence in the sights and sounds of jazz music. In the late 1960s he opened WJ Studio and Gallery, where he, along with his wife, Jae, hosted regional artists and musicians.

After military service, Jarrell moved to Chicago where his sister Nellie attended Northwestern University. It was in Chicago where Jarrell would have his first museum experiences. Growing in up Georgia, African Americans were not allowed to visit museums until the Civil Rights Act of 1964, therefore these early museum visits made a ermajor impression on him. 

In 1963, Jarrell met Elaine Annette Johnson, known as Jae, who ran a clothing boutique, became his second wife on June 2, 1967. In 1964 Chicago experienced two major race riots. Triggered by Civil Rights struggles and angst, more riots followed in subsequent years and the Black Power movement came into fruition. Artists began to explore ways to express black pride, self-determination and self-reliance leading in 1966 to the Organization of Black American Culture (OBAC). Artist Norman Parish asked Jarrell to attend a meeting for OBAC’s Artists’ Workshop. The meetings would consist of artists bringing their work to be critiqued and reflect on ideas of the black experience in art, leading to the concept behindWall of Respect. The mural consisted of African American heroes and personalities, each artist deciding who should be depicted in their section.   Jarrell focused on a favorite theme,rhythm and blues, and featured portrayals of James Brown, B.B. King, Billie Holiday, Muddy Waters, Aretha Franklin and Dinah Washington. The Wall was considered a success, triggering the creation of liberation themed murals in Chicago and beyond.

Jarrell became involved in the Organization of Black American Culture, a group that would serve as a launching pad for the era’s black art movement. In 1967, OBAC artists created the Wall of Respect, a mural in Chicago that depicted African American heroes and is credited with triggering the political mural movement in Chicago and beyond. In 1969, Jarrell co-founded AFRICOBRA: African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists. AFRICOBRA would become internationally acclaimed for their politically themed art and use of “coolaid colors” in their paintings.

n 1968, Jarrell and his wife opened WJ Studio and Gallery, below their home and studio. The space not only showcased the couple’s work and that of other artists but went on to display the talents of Chicago poets and musicians. The gallery also served as a gathering place for the likes of Jeff Donaldson, Barbara Jones-Hogu, Gerald Williams and others, who would come to discuss concepts of a relevant black art aesthetic. The group struggled: Jarrell described the search as an attempt to find “a collective concept that would say ‘black art’ at a glance.” Eventually, the group made a breakthrough while listing principles and ideas regarding the concept of black art; the word “coolade colors” was contributed by a fabric designer. The term covered the bright fashion of stylish African American men of the time, which Jarrell described as “loud lime, pimp yellows, hot pinks, high-key color clothing.” The final concept for their aesthetic search would be message oriented art, revolving around socially aware content. African design would be included and meaningfulness for black people would be a necessity. This group’s formation would be considered one of the best aligned and organized collectives in theBlack Arts Movement. This group went on to form COBRA

Like many African American grass roots organizations, Jarrell’s gallery group struggled to carry the torch after the deaths of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. Jarrell and his fellow Chicago artists took the path of non-violence by way of their artistic talents and a sense of ownership through their contributions at WJ Studio and Gallery. With these ideals backing them and their new aesthetic philosophy, the group took on the name COBRA – Coalition of Black Revolutionary Artists.   With the creation of COBRA, Jarrell completed his first work that conceptualized the concept behind the group, Black Family (1969), which utilized the color scheme of the coolade colors such as light blue and orange contrasting with white areas, which heightened the bright colors’ intensity. This technique allowed Jarrell to create what he described as an “intuitive space,” drawing the viewer’s attention towards the family on the canvas: a caring mother, protective father and two relaxed children. With a father depicting strength and honesty, and what Robert Douglas describes as a “heroic quality,” to the painting, Jarrell expresses important aspects of the COBRA ideal. Writing also appears on the canvas, with the word “blackness” represented by the letter B. The group decided to go from focusing on themed exhibitions to encouraging artworks that “portray the general problems of black people or attempt to visualize some solutions to them.”

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  • crazycanuck

    This goes for me also

    Van Gogh: The Life ‏@VanGoghTheLife8h
    “Happy #NewYear. May it be a good year for you in every way and, I add egoistically, for myself as well.” – #VanGogh to brother Theo, 1882

    • jds09

      Ditto this. Happy New Year cc and POU Fam!

      • Alma98

        Happy New Year jds!

    • Lisa M

      Loves it!!

    • conlakappa

      I know I mentioned it before but have you seen the film Vincent and Theo? A pre-association-with-Tarantino Tim Roth was Vincent.

      • crazycanuck

        no i haven’t

        • conlakappa

          As you would imagine, it is mostly dark but the relationship between the brothers has beauty to it. The scenery is nearly a character too.

          • crazycanuck

            If I ever see it on, I will definitely check it out. I really love the relationship between the brothers.

    • rikyrah

      Love your art selections. You expand my horizons

    • GreenLadyHere

      HAPPY annnd BLESSED NEW YEAR – 2014 crazycanuck :>) ***BIG HUG*** :>)

      – –Our –“RESIDENT ARTISTE” — -“brangs IT” – again. :>)
      Thank U 4 the ART annnd KNOWLEDGE. :>)

      —Have a BLESSED day. :>) [Your arm? "?)] —

  • trose1

    Happy New Year !

    • rikyrah

      Morning trose

    • GreenLadyHere

      – HAPPY annnd BLESSED NEW YEAR – 2014 –trose1♥. ***BIG HUG*** :>) – –Sooo Happy 2 C U :>) – –

      B BLESSED. :>)

    • Alma98

      Happy New Year trose1!

  • Lisa M

    Good morning and Happy New Year, POU fam!!

  • GreenLadyHere
    • conlakappa

      Happy 2014, one with endless energy and graphics!

      • GreenLadyHere

        –HAPPY NEW YEAR -2014 -conlakappa.♥ ***BIG HUG*** :>) – – – –
        – – -Thank U 4 your KIND wishes. :>) —
        — –B BLESSED 2-DAY. :>) –

      • GreenLadyHere

        –HAPPY NEW YEAR -2014 -conlakappa.♥ ***BIG HUG*** :>) – – – –
        – – -Thank U 4 your KIND wishes. :>) —
        — –B BLESSED 2-DAY. :>) –

  • GreenLadyHere
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  • Alexander2

    Happy New Year POU!

    Information the emoprogs don’t want us to know:
    Greg Lipper
    ‏@theglipper
    (Sotomayor denied Hobby Lobby’s stay request last year, so she may ultimately decide to deny this group’s request once she hears from govt.)

    “In rejecting Hobby Lobby’s request for an emergency injunction,
    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor stated that the Supreme Court may issue an injunction only when “necessary or appropriate in aid of [its] jurisdiction” and ”the legal rights at issue are indisputably clear.” Ultimately, she found that the rights at issue in Hobby Lobby’s contraception mandate lawsuit are not “indisputably clear” and sent Hobby Lobby packing.

    http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2013/01/09/are-hobby-lobbys-religious-rights-indisputably-clear-nope/

    • GreenLadyHere

      HAPPY annnd BLESSED NEW YEAR – – -2014 ALEXANDER2 :>) ***BIG HUG*** :>) —
      –Thank U 4 –This is a valuable reminder of the TRUTH of her “decision-making.” :>)

      Yesterday – –THIS was enlightening:
      — – -☺ ‏@NerdyWonka
      @muhajabah
      AP’s headline is a bit misleading. Justice Sotomayor gave the Obama Admin until Friday to respond then she’ll revisit the request – – — – —TRUTH. – –

      – – — Good 2 C U ALEXANDER2. :>) —-Have a good day. :>)

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

      Happy New Year, Alex and POU!

      There you go ruining the emoprogs’ fun again!

      • Alma98

        Happy New Year Sepia!

    • Alma98

      Happy New year Alexander! I miss seeing you at POU.

      • Alexander2

        Happy New Year Alma!

        I’m always lurking and learning. Love all the commentors and moderators. Perfect community.

        • Alma98

          Good to know. I hope the new year brings you health, happiness and whatever your heart desires. But I still miss your comments, lol.

  • GreenLadyHere
  • rikyrah

    On my way out to shovel snow. One storm down, one more to come

    • goldenstar

      I’m with you. Cleared and opened drive. My car is in middle so that saves some shoveling but it’s still snowing so I’ll go out later this afternoon.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥/POU FAM♥ – – – -CONGRATULATIONS R IN ORDER :>) – –
    – – -Bill de Blasio sworn in as city’s 109th mayor at Brooklyn home – –

    – – -Bill de Blasio was officially sworn in as the city’s 109th mayor just after midnight Wednesday in the same place where he launched his long-shot bid for City Hall a year ago — his modest Brooklyn rowhouse.

    State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman administered the oath, launching a new political era in New York after 20 years of rule by Republican and independent mayors.

    “To everyone, this is the beginning of a road we will travel together,” a smiling de Blasio said immediately after being sworn in during a sidewalk ceremony in front of his home on 11th Street in Park Slope.
    – – – – -SNIP – —

    — – –In his first act as mayor, de Blasio signed an executive order that keeps in place all other existing city orders, a formality that guarantees continuity during the handoff of power from the Bloomberg administration.
    THERE IS MORE – ——B BLESSED with SUCCESSes. :>)

    – —PROUD of U♥ :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ – –TWEETIN’ –A Variety of –TRUTH –:>)
    – – – -ACA POSITIVITY – -:>)

    – — -☺@NoShock
    Now, as the #Obamacare numbers begin to roll in, the silence in the MSM & from GOP is deafening h/t @lawalazu

    – –☺@NerdyWonka
    January 1st, 2014: The day millions of Americans breathe a sigh of relief because they now have health insurance thanks to #ObamaCare. — Woo! Hoo! :>)

    —☺@NerdyWonka
    #GetCovered means 6M people now have comprehensive health insurance, thanks to #ObamaCare. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/12/31/six-million-people-get-obamacare-on-wednesday-are-doctors-ready/?Post+generic=%3Ftid%3Dsm_twitter_washingtonposthttp://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/01/us/politics/millions-gaining-health-coverage-under-law.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytimes&_r=0
    View summary

    — – -THERE IS MORE – – —Woo! Hoo! :>)

    —☺http://gifrific.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Barack-Obama-Clapping-in-Front-of-American-Flags.gif

    CONGRATULATIONS -MR. PRESIDENT♥ :>)

    • conlakappa

      They are too busy saying 6M is less than projected, blah, blah, blah epic fail no hold music.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HAPPY annd BLESSED NEW YEAR – -2014 conlakappa – –***BIG HUG*** :>)- –
        – –***BIG fist bump** – —
        – – –USELESS – – -BEAN COUNTERS!!– HAH!

        Good 2 C U conlakappa. :>) B BLESSED. :>)

  • vulcan_girl

    Good morning and Happy New Year, POU!

    • GreenLadyHere

      - -HAPPY annnd BLESSED NEW YEAR –2014 Vulcan_girl. :>) ***BIG HUG***:>)

      B BLESSED2-day. :>) – -

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ — – -MAYOR DeBlasio/Family. :>)
    —☺http://news.yahoo.com/photos/bill-de-blasio-as-he-signs-the-oath-of-office-slideshow/
    — –CONGRATULATIONS. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    HAPPY annnd BLESSED NEW YEAR -2014 OBOMB♥ – – -***BIG HUG*** –HONORING This SERIES :>) — – – -☻ARTIST annnd ACTIVIST- —
    – – – — -☺Artists began to explore ways to express black pride, self-determination and self-reliance leading in 1966 to the Organization of Black American Culture (OBAC).

    – – – – – -☺Jarrell focused on a favorite theme,rhythm and blues, and featured portrayals of James Brown, B.B. King, Billie Holiday, Muddy Waters, Aretha Franklin and Dinah Washington.

    – – – – – – -☺In 1969, Jarrell co-founded AFRICOBRA: African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists. AFRICOBRA would become internationally acclaimed for their politically themed art and use of “coolaid colors” in their paintings. – – – –POWERFUL!! :>)
    — — – —☺FROM his AFRICOBRA COLLECTION – —
    ——— – – – – – – – -+http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/236x/f2/c4/70/f2c4706cd1eacc75945cc9ab2f361927.jpg

    –THANK U 4 this series. PBOMB♥ —Have LEARNED soo MUCH. :>) —HAPPY NEW YEAR –2014♥

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

    Live stream of Bill de Blasio’s inauguration: http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/live

    • GreenLadyHere

      HAPPY annnd BLESSED NEW YEAR Sepia♥ —***BIG HUG*** :>)
      APOLOGIES. —I did not C your post.]– –

      Have a good day. :>)

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

        Happy New Year to you, too GLH!

        No prob! It’s always good to have several links to a live stream just in case one acts up.

        • GreenLadyHere

          Sepia♥ —THANK U very much. :>)

    • goldenstar

      That poet, Ramya Ramana, was to the core! She called on the Gwendolyn Brooks’ We Be Black and brought it forward to the now. Wow!!!!

  • GreenLadyHere

    MEDIA ALERT: — -MAYOR DeBlasio —-SWEARING-In Ceremony -soon
    – – — ☺http://www.hulkusa.com/watch-msnbc-live-streaming/
    — — –☺http://www.showscorner.com/cnn-live-streaming/

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

    This is so…weird.

    Former PM Ariel Sharon’s medical condition significantly deteriorates

    By Barak Ravid |Jan. 1, 2014 | 6:58 PM

    The medical condition of Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has significantly deteriorated, sources said on Wednesday.

    Sharon, 85, is hospitalized in Tel Hashomer hospital in Tel Aviv, and has been comatose since January 4, 2006 when he suffered a brain hemorrhage.

    A source with knowledge of Sharon’s condition said that if his condition
    continues to deteriorate, it is “a matter of days.” The source said that
    Sharon’s family is currently by his bed and holding consultations with
    medical staff.

    http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/1.566544

    • Miranda

      I think this is a ruse covering some vast conspiracy. Or I should not watch all these government conspiracy films anymore.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ — – -WHITE HOUSE STAYEMENT 2 –JUSTICE Sotomayer:

    – – –☺http://www.heraldonline.com/2014/01/01/5543044/justice-delays-health-laws-birth.html

    – – –The White House on Wednesday issued a statement saying that the administration is confident that its rules “strike the balance of providing women with free contraceptive coverage while preventing non-profit religious organizations with religious objections to contraceptive coverage from having to contract, arrange, pay, or refer for such coverage.”
    WATCHIN’. . .:>) – –

  • Alma98

    Good morning & Happy New Year POU!

    • GreenLadyHere

      – -HAPPY annnd BLESSED NEW YEAR -2014 Alma98♥ :>) ***BIG HUG** :>) — Ohhh –Those UNIQUE RAYS. :>) – —

      — – -THANK U 4 our —DAILY –FUN SUN. :>) Annnd — —***looks outside*** — – -U “brang it here.” :>) – – –
      – — How is your weather? – –:>)

      — -B BLESSED –U♥/Family♥ :>)

      • Alma98

        Morning GLH! And may you and the family have a happy, healthy 2014 too. (((HUGS))) & blessing to you and yours.

        • GreenLadyHere

          Alma — -Thank U♥ – – -:>)

    • qosine

      Happy New Year, Alma!

      • Alma98

        Happy New Year qosine!

    • rikyrah

      Happy New Year, Alma!!

      Already shoveled once today

      • Alma98

        Happy New Year rikyrah!
        We’ll be shoveling (snowblower) again too. lol

  • Alma98

    Harry Belafonte be everywhere huh.

  • gn

    Never misses an opportunity to throw a little sour-mouthed remark, no matter the context:

    @andrewtwalk
    “We don’t want de Blasio going down that Obama lane, or we’ll be in trouble.” – Cornel West http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/01/nyregion/de-blasio-draws-all-liberal-eyes-to-new-york-city.html?pagewanted=2&bicmp=AD&bicmet=1388638800000&bicmst=1385874000000&bicmlukp=WT.mc_id&smid=fb-nytimes&fblinkge0

    • Alma98

      Eff West! He’s always jumping on the bandwagon of the newest person in town. He can stay bitter & butthurt.

    • Town

      TRANSLATION: deBlasio didn’t invite me to his inauguration either.

    • Town

      TRANSLATION: he ain’t invite me to his inauguration either.

      • Alma98

        LOL

    • GreenLadyHere

      -HAPPY annnd BLESSED NEW YEAR –2014 —GN. ***BIG HUG*** — – —
      —LOL — — -☺http://intellectualcurrency.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/cornel-west.jpg —
      — – —“WHYCOME??” – – –Another —SNUB!!? – –LOL – –

      Thanks 4 the –LAFF – -GN. :>) Good 2 C U. :>) – -

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

      Judging by these achievements, I hope de Blasio goes down “that Obama lane”

      A LONG List Of President Obama’s Accomplishments (With Citations) http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/02/15/a-long-list-of-president-obamas-accomplishments-with-citations/

    • conlakappa

      What does that even mean? Did he get the Urban Dictionary word-of-the-day calendar for Christmas?

    • rikyrah

      this mofo just won’t quit.

      • Miranda

        He really won’t. How many times he got to be blessed out by black folk before he gets that we’re really not stuttin his ass??

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Nigga, no one is inviting you to shit, so shut the fuck up. Gawddamn.

    • qosine

      Who’s “we?

      • gn

        lol indeed.

  • gn

    @GoogleEarthPics
    Happy New Year in Waikiki, Hawaii, USA #NYE 2014 #EarthPics pic.twitter.com/fqJDC0znz6

  • qosine

    Happy New Year POU!!

    • GreenLadyHere

      –HAPPY annnd BLESSED NEW YEAR — 2014 – -LA Qosine♥ :>)
      – — -***BIG HUG*** :>)
      – – – – -☺http://rs448.pbsrc.com/albums/qq209/Tejrinde/Emoticons/Bow/smiley_emoticons_kinggrin_anbeten.gif~c200

      – –Good 2 C U La Qosine. :>) B BLESSED 2-day. :>)

      • qosine

        Thank you, GreenLady!
        ***BIG HUG***
        I wish you a very Happy New Year:)
        La Qosine LOL

        • GreenLadyHere

          LOL —La Qosine. :>) Thank U♥ – -:>)

  • gn

    Maybe it’s just me, but I find her so f-ing annoying; give it a rest already:

    @chelseahandler
    I had twins!! I’m a mother. Finally. pic.twitter.com/S9qKM37tW3

    • GreenLadyHere

      GN — – -BEYOND — -DISGUSTING!! — –

      • gn

        She’s not funny to me at all.

        • GreenLadyHere

          GN — -***BIG fist bump*** – –I know.
          –She prolly doesn’t have a BLAH friend/acquaintance. arrrggg! —-
          Racism —is –Alive annnd Well! – -geesh!

          • TyrenM

            Not since hooking up with 50 cent for a minute.

          • GreenLadyHere

            Oooo-Kaaaay TyrenM :>) —–Sooooo – – –
            – – -☺http://www.prlog.org/11871245-spilled-tea.jpg LOL — —

            — -☺http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130525032206/adventuretimewithfinnandjake/images/f/f0/Dis_gon_b_gud.gif
            – –LOL

    • Alma98

      I don’t like her either gn, not funny at all.

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

      I’m not a violent person, but sometimes a punch in the nose is a valid solution to racism.

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL – –Sepia♥ – –SPEAK TRUTH. :>)
        – – -☺YA MEAN —LIKE THIS?? –http://media.giphy.com/media/qNtqBSTTwXyuI/giphy.gif
        – —Jus’ axin’. . . :>)

    • conlakappa

      I think she has a running joke about white celebs and their black kids so not too surprising she’d jump on the Mock Mittens bandwagon.

      • gn

        Is that what she’s doing? Glad you said something, because I didn’t get it at all. I find her so annoying.

        • conlakappa

          I think so. She also has a Mormon mother so maybe it felt like talking about family? She is of the same mind as we about black kids as frequent celebrity accessories. Yes, she can be annoying. She is playing the loud, nearly drunk white-girl role.

          • gn

            Got it—that makes me feel better. Thanks for the explanation.

    • Guest

      So are people going to jump on her the way they did MHP?

      • gn

        I won’t be holding my breath…

  • goldenstar

    It’s a beautiful thing to start off 2014 with POU, the de Blasio inauguration, and the documentary, Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic (a POU must-see). Shovel a bunch of snow, eat a bunch of food, what’s not to like?

    • Alma98

      Happy New Year goldenstar!

      • goldenstar

        Backatcha, Alma! Loving the quiet of the falling snow since I can stay home. LOL.

        • Alma98

          LOL

        • qosine

          That sounds so wonderful, goldenstar.

    • GreenLadyHere

      –☺http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-rqjLMArcsZY/UqRvcbhvyqI/AAAAAAAAE40/PZNQDA-XfKU/s1600/HappyNewYearStarGoldGlows.gif – –HAPPY annd BLESSED NEW YEAR – -2014 —-GOLDenstar.♥ – – –***BIG HUG*** :>)

      -Ahhhh —What Soothing words: :>)–☺http://www.netanimations.net/animated-snowfalling-on-christmas-tree.gif

      – –Good 2 C U. :>) Have a BLESSED day. :>)

      • goldenstar

        Happy to you, too, GLH!

  • Town

    Alfonso Ribeiro just tweeted that James Avery (Uncle Phil) passed away.

    • rikyrah

      Not Uncle Phil
      RIP

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

      I just saw his tweet. Wow! RIP “Uncle Phil”.

    • Alma98

      RIP Mr. Avery condolences to his family and friends.

    • gn

      RIP–now to think about it, he played that character to *absolute* perfection. Uncle Phil was neither Tom, caricature, nor buffoon. That was a really important image which he played. Deepest condolences to his loved ones.

      • rikyrah

        Uncle Phil was a successful Black man who loved his children and was definitely head of his house.

    • GreenLadyHere

      HAPPY annd BLESSED NEW YEAR — 2014. Town. ***BIG HUG** :>) – -Good 2 C U Town. :>)

      — -Sooo Sorry 2 hear this. –
      –SUCH -FOND REMEMBRANCES:- -A FAMILY -“MUST WATCH” – – – –
      – – — -☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nCqRmx3Dnw
      – – — -☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8flaMrPxQE
      — – – – ☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7sGdswjBiY

      – – -RIHEP – –With APPRECIATION♥ – –CONDOLENCES 2 ALL. AMEN♥

    • Miranda

      Uncle Phil and Aunt Viv were awesome. RIP

      • TyrenM

        The original Aunt Viv… but, yeah.

    • PBomb

      *Sad face*

      I loved the dynamic between Uncle Phil and Will on the show.

  • rikyrah
  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ – – –‘SCAUSE – – -msnbc!!! – — -lockdown trumps the Mayor’s — -SWEARING IN?? — -WHA’?????

    – — – -WE KNOW!! – – –Da R-Word –continues 2 emerge. —
    -Jus’ sayin’. . .

    P.S. —Hope THEY do the – -“Family –“SMACK DOWN”. — -:>)

  • gn

    lmao:

    @janieo
    People, next day lingering buzz ain’t cute…go home,you really are still drunk & making about as much sense as a zebra w/an etch a sketch

    • Alma98

      LOL!

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

    Y’all just KNEW Bitter Boyce was gonna join in on the pile-on on MHP. He’s still mad because she read him for filth on Rev. Al’s radio show.

    Boyce Watkins @drboycewatkins1 9m
    Dr. Boyce: 5 Reasons MSNBC’s Attack on Romney’s Black Grandchild was Repulsive

    http://naturallymoi.com/2014/01/celebrities/dr-boyce-5-reasons-msnbcs-attack-on-romneys-black-grandchild-was-repulsive/

    • Alma98

      Go back to your hole Boyce.

      • Miranda

        Exactly. Scurry back in that dank dark hole.

    • gn

      Ugh, he needs to have a seat. Conlakappa said it best; it was a tacky joke, but to me, that’s as far as it should go. What’s repulsive is the sole patrol co-signing the far right’s cynical use of race.

      • conlakappa

        Yeah, repulsive feels like an overreach that is nearly a reach around. But it gets him a start to the Twitter reel for his audition!

        • goldenstar

          Is he competing with Lemon Drop for that slot?

          • conlakappa

            He has been a guest on MSNBC before, right? Paints himself as an intellectual? It would be less of a reach than for Bonne Bello Lemon Gloss.

        • gn

          The far right just spent a week screaming and defending a retrograde who depicted black sharecroppers as singing out of happiness (classic “our nigras was happy until outsiders interfered” Confederate hagiography). The left needs to stop co-signing their civility complaints when they don’t have a leg to stand on IMO. Played for suckers every time.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      He’s just a simple coon. Just simple.

      • Alma98

        Hey GovChris! Long time no see, Happy New Year!

        • GOVCHRIS1988

          Happy New Year to you too.

  • gn

    @HonestToddler
    The closest thing adults have to fairy tales is Instagram

  • gn

    @TheToast2013
    How are black people saying black people with unusual names won’t go anywhere in life when the president of the US is Barack Obama?

  • JB20005

    As we start 2014, what has 5-years of Obama gotten us?

    Dow up 107%

    45 straight months of job growth

    Unemployment down from 7.8% to 7.0%

    9 million more people with health insurance (so far)

    DOMA ended

    DADT ended

    Iraq war ended

    Thanks Obama!

  • JB20005

    As predictable as the sun rising in the east, the Melissa Harris Perry nontroversy shows what useful idiots liberals can be for the right wing.

    The right can always count on a certain type of myopic liberal, to join them in holding liberal voices to a standard that they never demand from fellow wingers. Helping Sarah Palin collect scalps isn’t high-minded. It’s self-destructive.

    • gn

      ICAM. Perfectly stated.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ – — -Missed THIS.[ Annnd checked. .Apologies iff dup]

    – — ***tears/SMILES*** — AMEN♥

    – –Boy, 8, with cerebral palsy drafted by Memphis Grizzlies – —
    – — –TODAY
    Charvis Brewer, an 8-year-old super-fan of the Memphis Grizzlies, has bragging rights that most children can only dream about.
    —On Sunday, the basketball team drafted Charvis as its newest and youngest member.
    The ceremony, complete with a mock press conference, team photograph and visit to the locker room, was orchestrated by Make-A-Wish, a non-profit wish-granting organization for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

    THERE IS MORE – –

    –BLESS the GRIZZLIES♥ annnd Young TRAVIS BREWER.♥ –AMEN♥ – – -HAPPY annnd BLESSED NEW YEAR 2014. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ – – -UPDATE on Minneapolis fire: – – -Sooo SAD —

    — – -13 injured as residents are forced to jump from burning apartment block in Minneapolis after explosion – as officials fear people could still be inside- – –
    – – –Thirteen people have been injured following a massive explosion at a building in downtown Minneapolis that forced residents to jump from windows.

    Six people are in critical condition following the morning blaze. Some of the victims suffered burns, while others suffered trauma as they jumped to the ground from windows on the third floor.

    The three-story building, 516 Cedar Avenue, houses a grocery and several apartments – and authorities say they fear residents could still be stuck inside.

    Scroll down for video
    – — -PRAYING – – -4 ALL. AMEN♥ – –

    • Alma98

      Not a good way to start the new year, I hope everyone makes it out ok.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Alma – – -***BIG fist bump*** :>) —
        Sooo traumatic; especially for children/Elderly♥ – –

        — -***tears**

    • TyrenM

      Making matters worse is below 0 weather. That’s a mixed neighborhood but mostly Somali. Praying for all.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HAPPY annnd BLESSED NEW YEAR — -2014 – -TyrenM. :>) ***BIG HUG***
        — – –YES. – –Because of the temperature –water froze in the hoses –hampering fire-fighting activity. Just 2 sad. — — –

        — -U R safe? – – – -B BLESSED 2-day. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ — –More –ACA POSITIVITY :>)

    – – -☺@ACAstories
    UT: Frey Seagrove MT @freyseagrove Thx to #Obamacare I officially have medical cvg for 1st time in a VERY long time. Thank you

    – –☺ ‏@ACAstories
    TX:Samuel Lavon MT @SamuelLavon In 2014, we got insurance!! Thank you Obamacare & insurance cos. for lowering the costs of their premiums!!

    – – -☺@ACAstories
    UT: Earl Stein MT @MrearlEarl I was a victim of criminal insurance industry before. Now have more for less. Haters don’t need health care?- – – —[HAH! ---FIERCE! :>)]

    – – -☺@ACAstories
    VA: Jimmy Williams RT @Jimmyspolitics As of today, I have insurance. [And paying $400/mo LESS!] That’s the law of the land and I’m thankful. – –

    MORE L8R :>) – –Woo! Hoo! ——ACA – -DAY #1

    – – -☺http://gifrific.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Barack-Obama-Clapping-in-Front-of-American-Flags.gif

    THANK U – -MR. PRESIDENT♥

  • rikyrah

  • Miranda

    Afternoon thread is up!

    • GreenLadyHere

      Miranda♥ — -ON MY WAY :>)
      ☺http://download.installmob.com/animation/ccontennt/9743-f/retired_woman_running.gif?__sid=IFR1WIM&lang=en&__mt=w

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ – – – -UPDATE: —Miss JAHI♥ – — –
    – – -Last Hope for Brain-Dead Teen: Facility Dedicated to Terri Schiavo? – —

    — – - A brain-injury treatment center dedicated to Terri
    Schiavo is trying to help the family of Jahi McMath, the California teen left brain-dead after tonsil surgery. Allyson Scerri founded New Beginnings in Medford, New York, in 2011, and Schiavo’s mother and brother took part in the ribbon-cutting when it opened. That’s where McMath’s family wants to transfer the 13-year-old, and the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network said in a news release yesterday that it has been helping the family for weeks now,
    the San Jose Mercury News reports. “Jahi McMath has been labeled a ‘deceased’ person. Yet she retains all the functional attributes of a living person, despite her brain injury,” the statement reads. “Jahi is a living human being.”

    Scerri is willing to take McMath into her facility, currently an outpatient center, and ultimately move her into a planned inpatient center that is being constructed. But the teen still needs two surgeries before she can be safely moved, and the AP reports her family is still struggling on that front.
    THERE IS MORE —
    – – -☺http://blackwidow12.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/smiekeltje-sending-prayers.gif
    — – -Sending PRAYERS annnd THOUGHTS♥ –AMEN♥ –