Justice for Sandra Bland | Open Thread

Sandra Bland jail photosTexas police have released video footage of Sandra Bland in custody, showing her movements before she was found dead in her cell.

The footage shows her arriving at the jail, filling out forms and making a phone call.

The BBC’s David Willis says police hope that the release of the images will quash conspiracy theories about her death.

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Thursday Open Thread | Music of the 1980’s

Continue to rock with the Top 10 Billboard Singles from the 1980’s.

Today – 1988

Position Artist Song Title
1 George Michael —- Faith
2 INXS —- Need You Tonight
3 George Harrison —- Got My Mind Set On You
4 Rick Astley —- Never Gonna Give You Up
5 Guns N’ Roses —- Sweet Child O’ Mine
6 Whitney Houston —- So Emotional
7 Belinda Carlisle —- Heaven Is A Place On Earth
8 Tiffany —- Could’ve Been
9 Breathe —- Hands To Heaven
10 Steve Winwood —- Roll With It

 

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Wednesday Open Thread | Music of the 1980’s

More with the Top 10 Billboard Singles from the 1980’s.

Today – 1987

Position Artist Song Title
1 Bangles —- Walk Like An Egyptian
2 Heart —- Alone
3 Gregory Abbott —- Shake You Down
4 Whitney Houston —- I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
5 Starship —- Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now
6 Robbie Nevil —- C’est La Vie
7 Whitesnake —- Here I Go Again
8 Bruce Hornsby and The Range —- The Way It Is
9 Bob Seger —- Shakedown
10 Bon Jovi —- Livin’ On A Prayer

 

 

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Tuesday Open Thread | Music of the 1980’s

Finishing up with the Top 10 Billboard Singles from the 1980’s.

Today – 1986

Position Artist Song Title
1 Dionne and Friends —-That’s What Friends Are For
2 Lionel Richie —- Say You, Say Me
3 Klymaxx—- I Miss You
4 Patti Labelle and Michael McDonald —- On My Own
5 Mr. Mister —- Broken Wings
6 Whitney Houston —- How Will I Know
7 Eddie Murphy —- Party All The Time
8 Survivor —- Burning Heart
9 Mr. Mister —- Kyrie
10 Robert Palmer —- Addicted To Love

 

 


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Monday Open Thread | Music of the 1980’s

We are back to finish up with the Top 10 Billboard Singles from the 1980’s.

Today – 1985

Position Artist Song Title

1 Wham! Careless Whisper
2 Madonna Like A Virgin
3 Wham! Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
4 Foreigner I Want To Know What Love Is
5 Chaka Khan I Feel For You
6 Daryl Hall and John Oates Out Of Touch
7 Tears For Fears Everybody Wants To Rule The World
8 Dire Straits Money For Nothing
9 Madonna Crazy For You
10 a-ha Take On Me

 

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Sunday Open Thread | Praise & Worship

Good Morning, everyone! Happy Sunday!

Prayers to the Sandra Bland Family

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Sandra Bland Funeral

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The funeral for Sandra Bland, the 28-year-old Chicago-area woman who died in a Texas jail cell almost two weeks ago, is being held in Lisle Saturday morning. Friends and family gathered for a wake at 9 a.m. and a funeral to follow at 11 a.m.

The services, held at DuPage African Methodist Episcopal Church, are private and cameras will not be allowed. Church officials say they expect about 1,000 people to attend.

Sandra Bland, the woman found dead in a Texas jail cell, was remembered Saturday as a courageous fighter for social justice.

Family and friends gathered at her wake and funeral in Lisle, Illinois, the Chicago suburb where she grew up. The service was held a day after an autopsy report was released, which found that Bland, 28, used a plastic bag to hang herself three days after her controversial traffic stop July 10.

Her family has raised questions about the findings, saying she was about to start a new job that she was excited about and that it is unlikely that she would have taken her own life.

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