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About SouthernGirl2

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.

In 2009: DHS warned white supremacy is the biggest threat for domestic terror

In 2009 Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano warned white supremacy is the biggest threat for domestic terrorism. Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment CBS News: The “Key Findings” section of the report opens with … Continue reading

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Sunday Open Thread | Praise & Worship

Happy Sunday, everyone! Mavis Staples performed “We Shall Overcome” at the Civil Rights Summit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act. In 1963, with their celebrity rising thanks to a nationwide folk and blues … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread | Native American Dance

The Ghost Dance (Natdia) is a spiritual movement that came about in the late 1880s when conditions were bad on Indian reservations and Native Americans needed something to give them hope. This movement found its origin in a Paiute Indian … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread | Native American Dance

Stomp Dance – Performed by various Eastern Woodland tribes including the Muscogee Creek, Yuchi, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Caddo, Delaware, Miami, Ottawa, Peoria, Shawnee, Seminole, Natchez, and Seneca-Cayuga, the Stomp Dance is a ceremony that contains both religious and social meaning. … Continue reading

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Civil Rights Summit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act.

Posted in Barack Obama, Black History, Civil Rights, Current Events, Democracy, discrimination, First Lady Michelle Obama, FLOTUS, Freedom, History, Jim Crow laws, Justice, Media, Michelle Obama, News, Open Thread, Photos, Politics, POTUS, President Obama, Racism, Tribute | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Thursday Open Thread | Native American Dance

War Dance – Many tribes practiced a War Dance on the evening before an attack to observe certain religious rites to ensure success. The warriors took part in a war dance while contemplating retaliation and the dance stirred emotions and … Continue reading

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Native Americans Celebrate 42nd Annual Dance for Mother Earth Pow wow

MLive.com: The Native American Student Association (NASA) at the University of Michigan and the Native American Student Organization of Eastern Michigan University came together Saturday and Sunday to put on the 42nd-annual Dance for Mother Earth Powwow. The Dance for … Continue reading

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President Obama Speaks at a Memorial Service for Victims of the Fort Hood Shooting

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President Obama Speaks at Bladensburg High School

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Wednesday Open Thread | Native American Dance

The Gourd Dance is a type of Native American celebration dance and ceremony. It is believed that the dance originated with the Kiowa tribe. Gourd dances are often held to coincide with a pow-wow, although the Gourd Dance has its … Continue reading

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