Sunday Open Thread | Sandy Patty | Praise & Worship

Sandy PattySandra Faye “Sandi” Patty (born July 12, 1956) is an American Christian music singer. For many years she was known as Sandi Patti. She has been dubbed “The Voice” by critics because of her wide range and flexibility.

Patty was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, into a family of musicians; her father was a minister of music and her mother served as the church pianist. She first performed at the age of two when she sang “Jesus Loves Me” for her church, Phoenix First Church of God (Anderson, Indiana). First growing up in Phoenix, then San Diego, she and her brothers joined her parents in a performing group, known as “The Ron Patty Family,” and sang at churches across the nation during summer holidays. After high school graduation from Crawford High in San Diego, CA, she attended San Diego State University and Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana, where she studied voice and conducting. While studying at Anderson University, she worked as a studio musician for area recording studios, singing background vocals and recording commercial jingles, including one for Juicy Fruit gum. Her reputation as a performer and studio singer grew during the late 1970s, and it was during this time that she initiated contact with legendary Christian musician, Bill Gaither.

Isaiah 53:7

He was oppressed and treated harshly, yet he never said a word. He was led like a lamb to the slaughter. And as a sheep is silent before the shearers, he did not open his mouth.

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23 Responses to Sunday Open Thread | Sandy Patty | Praise & Worship

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  2. Ametia says:

    The US media and PBO’s trip to Israel?


  3. rikyrah says:

    The Trip to Bountiful on Broadway

    Cicely Tyson
    Cuba Gooding, Jr.
    Vanessa Williams

  4. rikyrah says:

    NYPD Tapes: The Truth About Stop and Frisk’s Race Problem?

    By: Jenée Desmond-Harris | Posted: March 22, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    a recording of a New York City police officer and his commander is getting attention for capturing a conversation that seems to go to the very heart of the plaintiffs’ contention in Floyd v. City of New York that the NYPD’s “stop and frisk” policy is racially biased.

    Read and judge for yourself, from the Village Voice:

    The commander, Deputy Inspector Christopher McCormack, makes the case that the 40th is a precinct beset by violent crime. As they talk, the NYPD’s obsession with quota numbers lingers in the background.

    “We’re still one of the most violent commands in the city, and to stop two people, you know, to see only two things going on, that’s almost like you’re purposefully not doing your job at all,” he says.

    The talk quickly turns to numbers: stop and frisks and quality of life summonses. “We need to do this,” McCormack says.

    The inspector then instructs Serrano to stop “the right people, at the right time, at the right location.”

    Serrano is puzzled. “Mott Haven is full of black and Hispanic people, so who are the right people?”

    The inspector seems to get annoyed. “This is not, this is not … ”

    “So what am I supposed to do? Is it stop every black and Hispanic?” Serrano says. “I’m not going to do that. You want to do that. I’m not going to do that.”

    “No, no, no, this is very important to understand,” the inspector says. “Because it’s the right people, the right time, the right location.”

    “Mott Haven is full of black people, so who are the right people?” Serrano asks.

    MacCormack: “The problem was male blacks, 14 to 20, 21.”

    Serrano: “So what am I supposed to do? Male blacks 14 to 20 wearing dark clothing? What do you want me to do specifically?”

    MacCormack: “Hold on, hold on, would you just do me a favor on take it down? Because this is becoming insubordination.”

    Serrano: “All right.”

    • Ametia says:

      SMGDH And you got Bloomberg roaming the tee vee circuits pushing for banning Big Gulp drinks and yammering on about gun safety laws. Better start with your own backyard, BLOOMIE!

  5. rikyrah says:

    CNN Forbids Roland Martin Bookings

    CNN producers have been told not to book the former correspondent.

    Producers Told Not to Book Pundit as Contract Winds Down

    “The TV world can be so cold. When you’re out, you’re out. And sometimes sooner than you might expect,” Betsy Rothstein wrote Thursday for FishbowlDC.

    “There are 17 days left on Roland Martin’s CNN contract. But the powers that be appear to be shutting it down early. With his contract ending April 6, some producers have been informed not to book him, FishbowlDC has learned. We knew something was awry when we noticed Martin hadn’t tweeted his usual #bringthefunk alert on Twitter that he’d be appearing on [Erin Burnett’s] ‘Out Front,’ which he hasn’t done in a month. On Wednesday he tweeted that he did Canadian TV. The Canadians can find time to bring Martin’s funk, but not CNN?

    “Let’s get this straight. That semi-usual appearance he had on Thursdays during Carol Costello’s slot? Gone. It’s been three weeks since he appeared on her program and months since he appeared on ‘The Situation Room.’ He was also [nonexistent] during CNN Inauguration coverage in January. A final appearance on his close friend, Soledad O’Brien’s program, which ends next week? That appears to be a dead end proposition, too. . . .”

    Martin told Journal-isms he had nothing to say about the report, and a CNN spokeswoman did not respond to an inquiry.

    Meanwhile, Martin disclosed that he actually learned in December that his contract was not being renewed. He left the impression until this week that no decision had been made.

    In an interview with Brooke Obie of Ebony, Martin said, “Well, I was actually told in December by Ken Jautz, the executive vice president [of CNN], that the contract wasn’t going to be renewed. [CNN President] Jeff Zucker has a vision for the network and wants to see different faces and I get that. I enjoyed working there, I have a lot of colleagues that I have grown to like and respect at CNN and so the bottom line is you work in places and then you move on. . . .”

    Obie also asked, “But with the loss of Soledad O’Brien and now you, and Jeff Zucker naming Jake Tapper the ‘face of the new CNN,’ do you think that the vision Zucker has for CNN may be a ‘White-out?’ ”

    Martin replied, “Look, I don’t know. We haven’t seen the full vision [of Zucker yet]. That determination will have to be made later; it’s very early in the game. That’s pretty much all I can say to that.

    “One of the things I always talk about is having multiple opportunities, multiple platforms and revenue streams to be able to lay out your message. At CNN, I just come in when they call, but I have had the advantage of having other platforms where I was able to talk to cabinet secretaries and the First Lady and the Vice President, the President and Senators. And I think that what’s most important is, I’ve always kept a foot in Black media. I’m absolutely committed to building up Black media and I think that is absolutely important in 2013 that we have strong Black cable networks, strong Black websites, magazines, and newspapers where we’re able to focus on our issues and our stories and highlight our people and not necessarily wait for somebody else to do it. . . .

    “I start every job with the premise, ‘You’re going to get fired anyway.’ I’ve lost jobs before, I’ve had contracts not renewed and it didn’t get me down. I didn’t get upset, I just keep it moving. .

  6. rikyrah says:

    Kimani Gray’s Mom Sobs Through Wake

    By: Hillary Crosley | Posted: March 23, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Carol Gray, the mother of slain teen Kimani Gray, was inconsolable at her son’s wake, held on Friday in Brooklyn, N.Y., reports the Daily News.

    Carol Gray was unable to contain her emotions as she saw her child lying motionless inside a coffin dressed in a black suit and bow tie, mourners said.

    She had arrived sobbing at the Caribe funeral home in Flatlands, Brooklyn, about 5 p.m. and was one of hundreds of people to file past Kimani Gray’s body in tears throughout the day.

    “He was a lovely kid, but who can speak when you want to cry,” a cousin, Will Crandall, 38, said.
    The program for the solemn event said the wake began with the hymn “His Eye Is On the Sparrow” and ended with “Hills and Valleys” by Buju Banton.

    Flowers decorated the room, and a screen near the casket rotated through photographs of the 16-year-old who was fatally shot by two plainclothes NYPD police officers March 9.

  7. rikyrah says:

    Survey: Nearly 85% of Black Women Don’t Want a White Woman on the Cover of Essence

    YBW Staff Writer

    There has been controversy as of late regarding whether or not Essence Magazine should consider putting black women on the cover. The magazine began as a publication designed to be the voice of African American women. But since the magazine was sold to Time Warner, there are those who feel that the magazine has lost much of its quality, and even it’s former owners disagree on whether or not the magazine should have been sold.

    Jada Pinkett Smith recently stated that, out of fairness, Essence should consider putting white women on its cover. But during an interview with Dr. Boyce Watkins, Asa Lovechild says that she’s not sure if the magazine should be allowed to deviate from it’s original intended purpose.

    A recent survey by Your Black World sheds light on the issue. According to the results of the survey, a vast majority of African American women feel that Essence Magazine should not consider using white women on the cover under any circumstances.

    When asked: “Recently Jada Pinkett Smith suggested that Essence Magazine consider having white women on some of its covers. How do you feel about this concept?”

    In response to this question, 84.9 percent of the respondents say that the magazine should not have white women on the cover under any circumstances. A total of 12.5 percent of respondents said that the magazine should consider using white women on the cover, and 2.6 percent of respondents said that they aren’t sure.

    • Ametia says:

      Here we are in the 21st centruy, debating & polling whether a white woman should be on the cover of a once prominent magazine that was devoted to the cultural intellect, beauty, and spirituality of Black women.

      i don’t subcribe to any of the magazines. I will however leaf through any that spark my interest. As to the covers of magazines and the content, I go with the material that most represents my vlaues and interests.

      Why wouldn’t a Black woman want to see herself being featured on the cover of Essecne? There are a plethora of prominent mags on the shelves that only feature white women, their thoughts, beliefs, values, their perceptions of beauty, etc.

      Most of these mags have a few articles, but the main intent is to ADVERTISE. In fact about 80-90% of the content consists of ADS.

  8. rikyrah says:

    To Have a Vote, or to Not Have a Vote

    by BooMan
    Sun Mar 24th, 2013 at 09:52:23 AM EST
    Nevada is the prototypical “Wild West,” so it doesn’t surprise me that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has a record hostile to legislation to combat gun violence. But I don’t think that’s why he decided to drop an assault weapon and large ammunition magazine bans from the Senate gun violence bill. He is trying to protect lawmakers in his own party from having to cast a difficult vote. He has said that a bill including those measures could not even get 40 votes, which means that as many as 16 members of the Democratic caucus would oppose it. There are lawmakers from the West, like Max Baucus of Montana, Tim Johnson of South Dakota, and Mark Begich of Alaska, who are up for reelection next year. There are others from the South, like Kay Hagan of North Carolina, Mark Pryor of Arkansas, and Mary Landrieu of Louisiana who are also up for reelection. Most or all of them have indicated to Reid that they wouldn’t vote for the assault weapon or ammunition ban. There must be at least ten more senators who have said the same. Nonetheless, the president has called for a vote. He wants people to go on the record.

    Under the assumption, which may be flawed, that voters in these conservative states heavily oppose a ban on assault weapons and large ammunition magazines, these Democratic lawmakers would prefer it if the party as a whole didn’t take a position in favor of those bans, and that includes the president. Voters who are angry with the Democratic Party may not forgive these senators even if they personally oppose the legislation. That’s Harry Reid’s reasoning, anyway, for dropping those provisions. It should be added that many Democrats will be less enthusiastic about working for these senators’ reelection if they vote ‘no.’ So, the idea is that it is best just not to have any vote at all. The provisions have no chance of passing in the House even if they did somehow miraculously pass the Senate, so what is the upside?

    For Reid, he’s trying to make his caucus happy and protect them. Yet, the president either doesn’t care or he doesn’t share this political calculus. Throughout his first term in office, the president earned quite a bit of enmity on the left for almost never picking a fight unless he knew he could win it. One of the lone exceptions was his insistence that the House of Representatives pass a Cap and Trade energy bill that most analysts correctly predicted would be dead on arrival in the Senate. It’s hard to prove, but many political observers believe that that House vote exacerbated the party’s losses in the 2010 midterms. Nobody rewarded a Democrat for supporting it because it didn’t become law, but many opposed them for voting for something that would have increased their energy bills. Perhaps that is not what actually happened, and perhaps the Democrats didn’t defend themselves rigorously enough, but there usually is no margin in taking controversial votes that don’t amount to anything.

  9. Happy Palm Sunday, everyone!

    Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!

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