Sunday Open Thread | Praise & Worship

Good Morning!

Lifting up Alfred Wright’s family along with Jordan Davis, Kendrick Johnson, Jonathan Ferrel, Renisha McBride and the Trayvon Martin families in prayer. 3ChicsPolitico stand in solidarity with them as they seek justice for their children. Please feel free to drop your words of inspiration, encouragement, music, poems and prayers for them.

Black Life Matters! We won’t stop protesting and crying out until these victims receives equal justice under the law!

Happy Sunday, everyone!

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    Chris Witherspoon ✔ @WitherspoonC
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    Lupita Nyongo just became the 7’th black woman to win and Oscar award. Exactly 75 Years after Hattie McDaniel became the first! #Oscars2014
    9:14 PM – 2 Mar 2014

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  9. Ametia says:

    “12 Years a Slave” wins the Oscar for best picture at the 2014 Academy Awards. Cate Blanchett takes home the Oscar for best actress for her role in “Blue Jasmine.” Best actor goes to Matthew McConaughey for “Dallas Buyers Club.” For complete coverage of breaking news, go to CNN TV, CNN.com and CNN Mobile.

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  14. Ametia says:

    Lupita Nyong’o wins Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

    Lupita Nyong’o wins the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Patsey in “12 Years a Slave.” This is her debut film role, first Oscar nomination and first win.

    Read more at:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog-live/oscars

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  15. Ametia says:

    BWA HA HA HA Ellen D. ordered pizza for the hungry in the audience. Gotta feed the preggers *looking#kerrrywashington*

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  16. Ametia says:

    LUPITA FOR THE WIN!!!!

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    john miller @deaconmill
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    So GOP is basically telling Putin not to worry, Obama is weak. They told Romney the same thing. And bin Laden. And Ghadaffi. Slow learners
    6:12 PM – 2 Mar 2014

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  23. rikyrah says:

    I could never ever look this beautiful while about to pop out a baby:

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  24. rikyrah says:

    Jeffrey Wright ✔ @jfreewright

    So apparently Lupita Nyong’o translates loosely from Luo into “Crush them! Crush them all with darkness and beauty!”

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    A short primer on Ukraine and what Putin hopes to achieve
    By Liberal Librarian 117 Comments

    Well, it’s been a stomach churning couple of days. All of a sudden, it seems as if the Cold War is back with fury. Russian troops are invading a former Soviet republic. The US is issuing dire warnings. NATO and the UNSC are in emergency meetings. For me, visions of the darkest days of the superpower face off have been filling my head.

    So, it’s time to step back, and take a more considered look.

    Russia in 2014 is not the Soviet Union in 1986. (And, in many ways, it is, but more on that later.)

    Russia has an economy which would make Saudi Arabia’s look diversified. Its industry is ossified. It depends almost exclusively on on exporting energy and raw materials to survive. Vladimir Putin, for all his protestations of his love for his country, has done nothing to make the Russian economy more sustainable. The New Republic has a major piece on how Europe can put the screws to Russia, without firing a shot. Russia is, as it always has been, a Potemkin village, a veneer of affluence masking a roiling pot of poverty. If Russia loses its European markets, it falls apart. If Europe freezes the bank accounts of a couple of dozen oligarchs, Putin, for all his bravado, would find himself in an FSB dungeon.

    So why this risk? Why this mad dash for a revanchist land grab?

    Remember, Putin has averred that the fall of the Soviet Union was the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the 20th century. His project for a Eurasian Union is nothing more than a blatant attempt to recreate the Empire of All the Russias, with himself as “elected” Tsar.

    But, a Eurasian Union is a non-starter without the participation of Ukraine. Ukraine is not only the breadbasket of Europe and Russia, but it is the spiritual home of the Russian nation. Kievan Rus’ gave birth to the idea of “Russia”. The Grand Princes of Muscovy always had as a policy aim bringing Ukraine under their rule, and then never letting go.

    However, policies which served a medieval state well may no longer work in an interconnected technological civilization. Land grabs in Europe usually don’t end well. And, as I said, Russia in 2014 is not the Soviet Union in 1986. (More like Russia in 1905, when it thought it could deal easily with upstart Japan.)

    Ukraine is not Georgia. It has the second largest military on the Continent, after Russia. It is a state of 48 million people. And Russia is barely able to mount enough force to squat Georgia or Chechnya. The prospects of it maintaining any campaign in Ukraine are dim.

    Again, the question is why. Why would a state with such glaring deficiencies—a quasi-failed, kleptocratic, near-mafia state—roll the dice on such a dangerous game?

    It all boils down to Putin’s sense of his own destiny as a redeemer of Russian greatness. Sochi was a step in that direction. Now bringing Ukraine back within the Russian orbit would seal himself, in his mind, as the savior of the Motherland.

    A megalomaniac with a nuclear arsenal is a dangerous man. We shouldn’t look at these times as anything less than perilous.

    http://theobamadiary.com/2014/03/02/a-short-primer-on-ukraine-and-what-putin-hopes-to-achieve/

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  27. Hey 3CP! Your thoughts on this?

    Very interesting stuff y'all.

    Very interesting stuff y’all.

    Mind Blowing!!!!!

    Have a history teacher explain this if they can.

    Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.

    John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.

    Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.

    John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.

    Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.

    Both wives lost a child while living in the White House.

    Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.

    Both Presidents were shot in the head.

    Now it gets really weird.

    Lincoln’s secretary was named Kennedy.

    Kennedy’s Secretary was named Lincoln.

    Both were assassinated by Southerners.

    Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.

    Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.

    Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.

    John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1839.

    Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.

    Both assassins were known by their three names.

    Both names are composed of fifteen letters.

    Now hang on to your seat.

    Lincoln was shot at the theater named “Ford.”

    Kennedy was shot in a car called “Lincoln” made by “Ford.”

    Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.

    And here’s the “kicker”:

    A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe, Maryland.

    A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.

    AND……………….:

    Lincoln was shot in a theater and the assassin ran to a warehouse…

    Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and the assassin ran to a theater…

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    you want to know how images have changed for Black people?

    You wanna know the commercial that chokes me up these days?

    The one of the Black mother giving her daughter pearls in the 60’s…and then fastforwarding to that mother now seeing those pearls being given to her granddaughter on her wedding day.

    The simple humanity in that commercial is something that you just wouldn’t have seen even 5 years ago.

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    Personal Essay: The ‘Invisible Man’ in the age of Trayvon and Jordan
    by Dexter Mullins @DexterMullins March 1, 2014 5:00AM ET
    On occasion of Ralph Ellison’s centennial celebration, Dexter Mullins reflects on how little has changed

    With his widely read novel “Invisible Man,” Ralph Ellison ignited a conversation and an awareness of racial alienation in America that had the potential to help bridge the gap between the nation’s races.

    But as we celebrate what would have been his 100th birthday on Saturday, it is almost staggering to see how little has changed since Ellison published the book in 1952.

    Black people — and black men in particular — are still viewed and judged as though we are all one person, with one mind, and that we are all either criminals or about to become criminals.

    We are still treated as if we are less than everyone else, no matter the degrees we may possess, how impressive our job titles or our contributions to society.

    Indeed, as we celebrate Ellison today, it is a shame to have to say that the black man as an individual is still “invisible” and that the country has a long way to go.

    I was painfully and frustratingly reminded of this just last week in Brooklyn.

    It was the middle of a snowstorm, mild by New York standards, and a bunch of friends were gathering for a game night in. Since my friend’s house was only a few blocks away, and the snow and wind were really more of an annoyance than anything else, I didn’t see any reason not to go. I grabbed a backpack, put on a hoodie to block the snow from my face and put on a coat over it to keep me warm.

    On the way, I stopped by a Duane Reade pharmacy in my neighborhood to pick up supplies. When I walked into the store I made several observations. The first was that the store was empty, with the exception of one other customer who I believe was Native American (I apologize if I got that wrong). It was near closing time. And the entire staff on duty — from security to manager — was black.

    I didn’t think much of it, and went about my business. It’s what happened next that took me off guard.

    After dusting off the excess snow from my jacket and wiping my feet, I found myself comparing two similar products in the middle of the store. I was in plain sight, right in front of the cashier. All of a sudden, the manager’s voice comes across the store PA system.

    “Guard, please walk the floor.”

    At this moment, as the only African-American customer in the store, I am immediately made aware of my blackness, my lack of individuality and the impossibility of being seen not as a thief but as a regular customer.

    http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/3/1/personal-essay-theinvisiblemanintheageoftrayvonandjordan.html

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  35. Call your Congressman, write a letter, blog, march, tweet, email, fax,or sign a petition to repeal SYG laws across America. United We Stand!

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  36. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

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  37. Heads up everyone!

    This is how we do it–>UNITED WE STAND. Rally Against ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws In Tallahassee. March 10th, 2014. Now Is The Time!

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  38. Ametia says:

    Ukrainian PM calls Russian action ‘declaration of war’

    Interim Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk urged Putin to pull back troops that spread out across the Crimean Peninsula on Sunday, taking control of military and civilian installations.

    Read more at:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/ukraines-leader-urges-putin-to-pull-back-military/2014/03/02/004ec166-a202-11e3-84d4-e59b1709222c_story.html

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    • Ametia says:

      WTF?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Has Angela Corey lost her fucking mind? YES

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      • Angela Corey is trying to make an example out of the black woman. Angela Corey can’t/won’t get a conviction on GZ or Michael Dunn who actually killed innocent people but wants to put Marissa Alexander away for 60 years for standing her ground. It’s an outrage!

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      • It’s the public lynching of a black woman for daring to use a law designed for white people.

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      • rikyrah says:

        She can’t get convictions for actually KILLING of Black children.

        So, she’s going to make an example of a woman who fired a shot that hurt NO ONE.

        I can’t even begin to tell you the level of rage I feel towards this racist bytch.

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  40. CarolMaeWY says:

    Good Morning. . .

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  41. There’s an army rising up to break every chain…

    👏👏👏👏

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