Theodore Wafer Murder Trial |Renisha McBride| Day Two

Monica McBrideOpening statements were held Wednesday in the racially charged murder trial of Theodore Wafer, a white 55-year-old Detroit-area man who fired a shotgun through his screen door and into the face of 19-year-old Renisha McBride, who was banging on it.

“Boom, boom, boom!” resounded through Wafer’s home at least four times, causing Wafer to bolt awake and grab his gun, defense attorney Cheryl Carpenter told the Detroit court, shouting for effect. She described her client as being afraid for his life.

He had fallen asleep in his recliner and was terrified when he heard banging on his house. Unable to find his cell phone, the lawyer said, he grabbed his shotgun.

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Thursday Open Thread | Best of Motown

stevie_wonder UpTightStevland Hardaway Morris (born May 13, 1950, as Stevland Hardaway Judkins),[1] known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. A child prodigy, he has become one of the most creative and loved musical performers of the late 20th century.[2] Wonder signed with Motown‘s Tamla label at the age of eleven[2] and continues to perform and record for Motown as of the early 2010s. He has been blind since shortly after birth.

Among Wonder’s works are singles such as “Superstition“, “Sir Duke“, “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” and “I Just Called to Say I Love You“; and albums such as Talking Book, Innervisions and Songs in the Key of Life.[2] He has recorded more than thirty U.S. top ten hits and received twenty-two Grammy Awards, the most ever awarded to a male solo artist, and has sold over 100 million albums and singles, making him one of the top 60 best-selling music artists.

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Theodore Wafer Murder Trial -Renisha McBride| Day One

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So Yahoo’s article calls Theodore Wafer a “Porch shooter.” 

JUSTICE FOR RENISHA MCBRIDE!

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Wednesday Open Thread | Best of Motown

Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye (April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984), born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr.,[1] was an American singer-songwriter and musician.

Gaye helped to shape the sound of Motown Records in the 1960s with a string of hits, including “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” and “I Heard It Through the Grapevine“, and duet recordings with Mary Wells and Tammi Terrell, later earning the titles “Prince of Motown” and “Prince of Soul”. During the 1970s, he recorded the concept albums What’s Going On and Let’s Get It On and became one of the first artists in Motown to break away from the reins of its production company.

Gaye’s later recordings influenced several R&B subgenres, such as quiet storm and neo-soul.[2] Following a period in Europe as a tax exile in the early 1980s, Gaye released the 1982 Grammy Award-winning hit “Sexual Healing” and the Midnight Love album.

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Video Updated | Rula Jebreal Palestinian Journalist vs MSNBC’s Chris Hayes

ICYMI yesterday…

Rula Jebreal Scolds Network for Lack of Palestinian Views – ” Disgustingly Biased ” – MSNBC

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Rula was asked to come back on MSNBC and face their Soldier Nerd, Chris Hayes. Now watch how Maddow, Hayes, and the rest of these so-called HIPSTER talking heads go silent on Israel-Gaza, after tonight.

TELL.IT.ADRIANE.

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And Hayes fell on the sword. What else was Hayes going to say. Andrea Mitchell sucks?! He was the mouthpiece for the corporate-owned media. You can’t match social media, dude.

Hayes couldn’t separate the fact that Rula was a journalist and Palestinian. He tried to paint her as a sympathizer of Palestine-Gaza simply because of her being Palestinian.

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Rula Jebreal on Democracy Now-7-23-14

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Video | Zbigniew Brzezinski says “Netanyahu ‘Not Man Enough’ to Broker Peace Deal”

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TRUTH! In short: Netanyahu is an IDEALOUGE who does not want PEACE. PERIOD…

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Tuesday Open Thread | Best of Motown

The-four-topsThe Four Tops are an American vocal quartet from Detroit, Michigan who helped to define the city’s Motown sound of the 1960s. The group’s repertoire has included soul music, R&B, disco, adult contemporary, doo-wop, jazz, and showtunes.

Founded as The Four Aims, lead singer Levi Stubbs (born Levi Stubbles, a cousin of Jackie Wilson and brother of The Falcons‘ Joe Stubbs), and groupmates Abdul “Duke” Fakir, Renaldo “Obie” Benson and Lawrence Payton remained together for over four decades, having gone from 1953 until 1997 without a change in personnel.

The Four Tops were among a number of groups, including The Miracles, The Marvelettes, Martha and the Vandellas, The Temptations, and The Supremes, who established the Motown Sound around the world during the 1960s. They were notable for having Stubbs, a baritone, as their lead singer, whereas most male/mixed vocal groups of the time were fronted by a tenor.

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