Category Archives: Current Events

2014 White House Easter Egg Roll

About 30,000 people, including a few celebrities, are expected to crowd onto the South Lawn of the White House Monday for the annual Easter Egg Roll. The egg roll, now in its 136th year, will feature Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin … Continue reading

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Serendipity SOUL | Friday Open Thread | Etta James Week

Happy Friday, Everyone, AT LAST… I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (to stop now)

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Serendipity SOUL | Thursday Open Thread | Etta James Week

Chess years: 1960–1978 Dueting with Harvey Fuqua, James recorded for the Chess label Argo (later Cadet) and her first hit singles with Fuqua were “If I Can’t Have You” and “Spoonful”. Her first solo hit was the doo-wop styled rhythm … Continue reading

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The Disturbing Reality of White Privilege

This image is so disturbing! It clearly shows the depth of white privilege in this country. No way a black man could aim a gun at federal agents and live to tell about it. Monroe Isadore, 107 years old, of … Continue reading

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Serendipity SOUL | Wednesday Open Thread | Etta James Week

Happy HUMP day, Everyone! More Etta… I’d Rather Go Blind LIVE

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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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Video | 100 % Chicago’s Urban Prep Academy Graduates Accepted to College for Fifth Years in a Row!

Hat tip- The Root CONGRATULATIONS, YOUNG MEN! I sense the makings of FUTURE Presidents of United States of AMERICA. The Urban Prep Academies’ graduating class-Facebook Chicago’s Urban Prep Does It Again: 100 Percent College Acceptance For the fifth year in … Continue reading

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Serendipity SOUL | Tuesday Open Thread | Etta James Week

Etta James Week continues with… Early life and career: 1938–1959 Jamesetta Hawkins was born on January 25, 1938, in Los Angeles, California, to Dorothy Hawkins, who was only 14 at the time. Her father has never been identified.James speculated that … Continue reading

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Serendipity SOUL | Monday Open Thread | Etta James Week

Happy Monday, Everyone! This week’s featured artist is Ms. Etta James Wiki: Early life and career: 1938–1959 Jamesetta Hawkins was born on January 25, 1938 in Los Angeles to Dorothy Hawkins, who was only fourteen at the time. Her father … 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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