Sunday Open Thread | Praise & Worship

Good Morning!

Lifting up Michael Brown’s family along with Vonderrick Myers family in prayer. 3ChicsPolitico stand in solidarity with them as they seek justice for their children. Please feel free to drop your words of inspiration, encouragement, music, poems and prayers for them.

Black Life Matters! We won’t stop protesting and crying out until these victims receives equal justice under the law!

Happy Sunday, everyone!

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Saturday Open Thread | Champaign

ChampaignChampaign was a 1980s American R&B band with adult contemporary leanings, best known for their 1981 hit, “How ‘Bout Us“.

The septet, who named themselves after their hometown of Champaign, Illinois, included Pauli Carman and Rena Jones (later Day) on vocals; Michael Day and Dana Walden on keyboards; Leon Reeder on guitar; Michael Reed on bass; and Rocky Maffit on percussion/drums. The title track from their 1981 album, “How ‘Bout Us“, was a hit single, reaching #5 in the UK Singles Chart,[1] and on the US Billboard R&B chart (also #12 US Billboard Hot 100). Their second album, Modern Heart, was released in 1983 and contained the Top 10 hit “Try Again” (also #23 US Pop). Another follow-up, 1984’s Woman in Flames, included the Top 10 song “Off and On Love”. Other songs include “Party People” and “Walkin'”.

Carman released his first solo album, Dial My Number in 1986, scoring an R&B hit with the title track. His second album, It’s Time was released the following year. In 1990, Champaign (including Carman) reconvened to record, and the Champaign IV album was released the following year. It did herald a brief return to the US R&B chart with the single, “Trials of the Heart”.

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Friday Open Thread | Michael Bolton

Michael Bolton25Michael Bolotin (born February 26, 1953), known professionally as Michael Bolton, is an American singer-songwriter. Bolton originally performed in the hard rock and heavy metal genres from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, both on his early solo albums and those he recorded as the frontman of the band Blackjack. He became better known for his series of pop rock ballads, recorded after a stylistic change in the late 1980s.

Bolton’s achievements including sold more than 75 million records, recording eight top 10 albums and two number one singles on the Billboard charts, as well as winning multiple American Music Awards and Grammy Awards.

Bolton was born Michael Bolotin in New Haven, Connecticut, the son of Helen (née Gubin) and George Bolotin. He has a brother, Orrin, and a sister, Sandra, both older. His family was Jewish, and all of his grandparents had been immigrants from Russia.[5] His parents were divorced when he was very young.

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Thursday Open Thread | George Michael

George MichaelGeorge Michael (sometimes stylised George Michæl; born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, 25 June 1963) is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer.[3] Michael rose to superstardom during the 1980s and 1990s with his style of post-disco dance-pop.[4] He has also been characterised as a blue-eyed soul singer, although his material draws more from middle-of-the-road pop than soul music.[5]

As one of the world’s best-selling music artists, Michael has sold more than 100 million records worldwide as of 2010.[6] His 1987 debut solo album, Faith, has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide and made several records and achievements in the United States.[7] Michael has garnered seven number one singles in the UK and eight number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US. In 2008, Billboard magazine ranked Michael the 40th most successful artist on the Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists list.

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EBOLA!!!! Meanwhile, Texas Govenor Rick Perry Flees to Europe|GOP Blocked President’s Surgeon General & Funding for CDC

THE TRUTH:

Ebola’s in Texas. Rick Perry’s in Europe.

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Governor Rick Perry’s on another continent, while the media jackals are screaming for President Obama to go to TEXAS?  GTFOH

Statement by Gov. Perry on Second Dallas Hospital Worker Diagnosed with Ebola

REPUBLICAN OBSTRUCTIONISM!

140318_POL_VivekMurthy.jpg.CROP.promo-mediumlargeSurgeon general nominee Vivek Murthy dared to support Barack Obama and the Affordable Care Act.

Meanwhile President Obama…

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Videos | Cory Nieves 10 Year Old Entrepenuer | Mr. Cory’s Cookies!

Thank you SG2 and Rikyrah for the video and the hat tip!

Check out mrcoryscookies.com for the 411 on Mr. Corys Cookies!

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This boy is too cute for words. SMART

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Meet Cory Nieves, the 10 year old entrepenuer and CEO of Mr. Cory’s Cookies.

Great feature article: Cory Nieves, 10, of Englewood: ‘Regular kid’ — who just happens be a CEO

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Cory Nieves started a cookie company so he could save up money to buy a car for his mom. Thanks to Ford and Ellen, Cory and his mom can now be seen driving around in style in their brand new 2015 Ford Escape!

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Wednesday Open Thread | TLC

TLC +TLC is an American girl group whose repertoire spans R&B, hip hop, soul, funk and new jack swing. TLC originally comprised singer Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, rapper Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes and singer Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas. The group was very successful in the 1990s and early 2000s in spite of numerous spats with the law, each other, and the group’s record label.

TLC’s debut album, Ooooooohhh… On the TLC Tip (1992), sold 6 million copies worldwide and spawned the hit singles “Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg“, “Baby-Baby-Baby” and “What About Your Friends“.[4] This success was surpassed by their second album, CrazySexyCool (1994), which was certified diamond by the RIAA — a first for a female group. Buoyed by the top 5 singles “Creep“, “Red Light Special“, “Diggin’ on You“, and ‘”Waterfalls“, it eventually sold 23 million copies worldwide.[4] Five years later, in 1999, the group released their third album FanMail which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart and sold more than 11 million copies worldwide with the hit singles “No Scrubs” and “Unpretty“.[4]

The subsequent tour became the highest grossing tour of all time by a female band. In April 2002, Lopes died in a car accident in Honduras. Seven months later, T-Boz and Chilli released the group’s fourth album 3D, which sold 2 million copies worldwide, scored the Top 10 hit “Girl Talk“, and earned two Grammy Awards nominations. It featured previously unreleased vocals from Left Eye.

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