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A Native Texan who adores baby kittens, loves horses, rodeos, pomegranates, & collect Eagles. Enjoys politics, games shows, & dancing to all types of music. Loves discussing and learning about different cultures. A Phi Theta Kappa lifetime member with a passion for Social & Civil Justice.
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44 Responses to Sunday Open Thread | Praise & Worship

  1. President spoke Swahili to 12 Years A Slave star.

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/evanmcsan/obamas-met-with-lupita-nyongo-ahead-of-correspondents-dinner

    WASHINGTON – The president greeted a star of the Oscar-winning film 12 Years A Slave in her native tongue Saturday ahead of the White House Correspondents Association Dinner Saturday night.

    A source familiar with the meeting said the president and Mrs. Obama met with a group of A-listers Saturday ahead of the annual confab featuring journalists, politicians, and celebrities.

    Among the group were Robert DeNiro, cast members from the hit ABC sitcom Modern Family, and Lupita Nyong’o who won and Oscar for her performance in 12 Years.

    The source said President Obama spoke to Nyong’o in Swahili. All the celebrities were guests of media organizations who bought the roughly $2,000 each tables at the annual dinner.

    A White House spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the meeting.

  2. vitaminlover says:

    SouthernGirl2, how have you been improving healthwise?

    • Hi Vitamin,

      I still have some bruising on my arms from the needles but my feet aren’t swollen anymore. It went away. Dr says it was from all the IV fluids. I’m doing so much better. All the pain is gone. Thank you so much for asking. I appreciate your thoughtfulness.

  3. Food is ready! Baked chicken with gravy, corn on the cob, mashed potatoes, cabbage and cornbread. *waves at Liza*

    • Liza says:

      Hey, SG2. Mmmmm, that home cooked southern meal sounds so good (and healthy too with that baked chicken.) I hope you are not on your feet too much just yet.

  4. Yahtc says:

    Thanks for showing the diagram of the Native American flute, SG2!

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  5. Yahtc says:

    Frank H. Wilson was born on this day in 1886. From Wikipedia:

    “Frank H. Wilson (May 4, 1886- February 16, 1956), born Frank Henry Wilson, was an African-American Broadway actor who also appeared in films.

    “His father was Thomas M. Wilson and Frank started out in show business in vaudeville and minstrelsy. He appeared in a large number of plays, including the original 1927 version of Porgy with Rose McClendon and Evelyn Ellis. In 1922 he appeared in Eugene O’Neill’s play All God’s Chillun Got Wings and a revival of The Emperor Jones, also by O’Neill, in 1925.

    “He made his film debut in 1932 and later played in films that had stage origins: The Emperor Jones (1933) and Warner Brothers’ Green Pastures (1936) and Watch on the Rhine (1943). Wilson made his television debut in 1953 before dying in 1956.”

    He also appeared in Paradise ‘n Harlem:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradise_in_Harlem

  6. Ametia says:

    WHO YOU GONNA CALL?

  7. rikyrah says:

    Abdul-Jabbar: ‘More Whites Believe In Ghosts’ Than Think Racism Persists

    NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Sunday said that the release of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s racist comments points to just how much of an issue racism is today.

    “Well, this is a problem. I did a little bit of research, more whites believe in ghosts than believe in racism. That’s why we don’t have — that why we have shows like Ghostbusters and don’t have shows like Racistbuster,” Abdul-Jabbar said on ABC’s “This Week.” “You know, it’s something that’s still part of our culture and people hold on to some of these ideas and practices just out of habit and saying that well that’s the way it always was. But things have to change.”

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/kareem-abdul-jabbar-racism-ghosts

  8. rikyrah says:

    Three San Jose State students charged with hate crimes

    Students referred to their black roommate as “three-fifths,” put bike lock around his neck, wrote racial slurs on surfaces and flaunted the Confederate flag.
    By Matt Bradwell | May 3, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    SAN JOSE, Calif., May 3 (UPI) — Three white San Jose State students have been expelled after being charged with misdemeanor battery and hate crimes for racist treatment of their only black housemate. A fourth has been put on probation for the remainder of his time at the university.

    All four students pled not guilty to the charges, brought about after their roommate’s parents first noticed a Confederate flag in the living room and racial slurs scrawled on the walls. Campus officials were notified and an investigation was held.

    Among the findings in the investigation were numerous racially charged incidents directed at the victim, Donald Williams Jr. Among the offenses were nicknaming the victim “three-fifths,” a reference to the nineteenth century legislation that only counted a black votes as three-fifths the value of whites, and an incident where Williams was wrested to the ground while a bike lock was forced around his neck.

    Retired judge LaDoris Cordel, who chaired the university task force charged with investigating the incidents, described the defendants expulsion as a “no brainer.”

    http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2014/05/03/San-Jose-State-expels-three-students-charged-with-hate-crimes/9181399154466/#ixzz30kyEekyX

  9. rikyrah says:

    Donald Sterling Case Underscores Whiteness of Press

    The NBA owner’s brazen comments likely were not revealed sooner because so few journalists of color are represented at media outlets, some black commentators argue.
    BY: RICHARD PRINCE Posted: May 4 2014 9:39 AM

    Why Wasn’t Owner’s History Given Greater Play Earlier?

    The saga of Donald Sterling’s racist remarks, which could cost him ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, put black commentators in the spotlight in a way rarely seen recently. At least two related the NBA owner’s situation to the low numbers of journalists of color or of reporters covering the “minority affairs” beat.

    In one of several television appearances, the New York Times’ William Rhoden said on CNN’s “New Day” on Tuesday:

    “Whenever I walk into a press box and I see no black reporters, or when I walk into a newsroom or any corporate office, and I see no black people, essentially the owners are saying the same thing [as Sterling]. They’re just not getting caught. They’re saying ‘we don’t respect you, black people, we’re not gonna hire you.’ One thing I would suggest a lot of the NBA players do, and black NFL players — when you get a chance, walk through your respective team offices and find out how many people that look like you are in the marketing department, in the sales department … You will be stunned. So, let’s not get so carried away by this, what’s kind of like an easy fastball to hit, and really dig down into the systemic racism in your organizations – who, in fact, pay you a lot of money. I think this a great launching pad, but let’s not just stop here at the easy part.”

    http://www.theroot.com/blogs/journalisms/2014/05/la_clippers_owner_donald_sterling_his_case_underscores_whiteness_of_press.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Black+News

  10. rikyrah says:

    Obamas Met With Lupita Nyong’o Ahead Of Correspondents Dinner

    President spoke Swahili to 12 Years A Slave star.
    posted on May 4, 2014 at 12:34am EDT

    WASHINGTON – The president greeted a star of the Oscar-winning film 12 Years A Slave in her native tongue Saturday ahead of the White House Correspondents Association Dinner Saturday night.

    A source familiar with the meeting said the president and Mrs. Obama met with a group of A-listers Saturday ahead of the annual confab featuring journalists, politicians, and celebrities.

    Among the group were Robert DeNiro, cast members from the hit ABC sitcomModern Family, and Lupita Nyong’o who won and Oscar for her performance in 12 Years.

    The source said President Obama spoke to Nyong’o in Swahili. All the celebrities were guests of media organizations who bought the roughly $2,000 each tables at the annual dinner.

    A White House spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the meeting.

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/evanmcsan/obamas-met-with-lupita-nyongo-ahead-of-correspondents-dinner

  11. rikyrah says:

    Ladies,

    I put a new pic that I’d like to see in the sidebar.

    It’s the first one in the pics for sidebar post.

  12. rikyrah says:

    Good Afternoon, Everyone :)

  13. Ametia says:

    There’s an Army Rising Up to BREAK EVERY CHAIN…

  14. Ametia says:

    PBO slayed FOX last night.

    ““Let’s face it Fox, you’ll miss me when I’m gone,” he joked. “It’ll be harder to convince the American people that Hillary was born in Kenya.”

  15. Ametia says:

    WTF is THIS?

    Saturday Night Live |Weekend Update: Leslie Jones

  16. Yahtc says:

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

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