Monday Open Thread | Midnight Soul

En VogueEn Vogue is an American female R&B[1] vocal group from Oakland, California assembled by music producers Denzil Foster and Thomas McElroy.

The group has won more MTV Video Music Awards than any other female group in MTV history, a total of seven, along with four Soul Train Awards, six American Music Awards, and seven Grammy nominations. According to Billboard Magazine they were the 18th most successful act of the 1990s, and one of the most popular and successful female groups of all time.[3] En Vogue have accumulated over 2,800 weeks on various Billboard charts.[4]

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104 Responses to Monday Open Thread | Midnight Soul

  1. Ametia says:

    New thread is up!

  2. sunshine616 says:

    And just like I imagined, nothing on the protests for days,now it’s been on nonstop for almost two hours! Only when the narrative fits the comfort level of white acceptance does it make non stop news. They are even acknowledging that it wasn’t newsworthy till now. They only want to see us down and dead.

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      The protestors throwing rocks are playing into the hands of the racists and haters. This is what they have wanted all along.

      I pray that the protesters will go home.

  3. sunshine616 says:

    I wonder if the cops will now act out in anger, and would that be ok and justified. I wonder??????

  4. sunshine616 says:

    Listen yall, they are warning you that throwing rocks at cops will not be tolerated, and they will take u down. They give no fucks about u just a blue life. Pay attention and be careful!

  5. sunshine616 says:

    They will say or do anything but be transparent about the murder of Freddie gray….please, though, continue to tell us about how you will do anything to find the ones that attacked your officers without provocation and get to the bottom of who harmed your officers. Primary concern for broken bones, but live bodies. Irony is a muthafukka!!!

  6. rikyrah says:

    Obama Presses Case for Asia Trade Deal, Warns Failure Would Benefit China
    President says anti-globalization sentiments from left and right ‘a big mistake’

    • Ametia says:

      This isn’t going to end well, and we know it.

      it’s WASH= KILL unarmed black men

      It’s RISNE= a. CONCOCT lies to cover up with assist of fake MEDIA@CNN
      b. outrage &anger from black community
      c. cops go unpunished

      It’s REPEAT= next city with racist killer cops KILL unarmed black men

      • yahtzeebutterfly says:


        It’s a dangerous situation…..get the kids home. Get organization. Slow down. PR is against the protestors who throw rocks…they’ll get hurt or worse.

        Stop the protest for today. This is not the way.

      • rikyrah says:

        tell the truth, Ametia.

        tell the truth.

  7. rikyrah says:

    CONCORD, N.H. — Hillary Clinton had a message to relay in private meetings with state and local Democrats during her highly-choreographed swings through Iowa and New Hampshire this month: let me help you.

    The implication? She’ll fix the party infrastructure that withered under President Barack Obama.

    uh huh

    uh huh

  8. rikyrah says:

    Baltimore Protestor Moons Cops, CNN Viewers
    by Tina Nguyen | 3:51 pm, April 27th, 2015

  9. Ametia says:


    • Liza says:

      The message that CNN seems to be plugging is, “See what the brave cops have to put up with? Their lives on the line, every day, every hour, all in service to the good (white) people of Baltimore.”

      • Ametia says:

        This is all a set up by the cops every time. They bait, harass, and terrorize the community after they kill one of their citizens, then citizens get justifiably angry, then cops say, look white folks, these niggas are ANGRY, and angry to these white folks EQUALS DANGEROUS.


    • Ametia says:


  10. sunshine616 says:

    Why can’t we be angry when they get to take their shit to the street when a team loses or wins. Does no one notice this shit. Everytime one of these fucking losers say you had my support until u looted. That’s like saying you won that game fair and square until people rioted now u lost that game. Fuck outta here!! I’m so angry right now.

    • Ametia says:

      These folks NEVER supported the families or their sons and daughters who were gunned down, put in chokeholds, severed spines.

      NEVER! Let’s get that straight, here & now.

      Support is acknowledging our right to be ANGRY and helping to everything in your power to take down this filthy, ugly system of RACIST law enforcement and murder.

      • sunshine616 says:

        Absolutely. And all of the ones saying you guys didn’t respect the families wishes to not protest today are the same ones that would bash the family and the record of the murdered.

  11. sunshine616 says:

    Now all of a sudden nonstop coverage on msnbc. All it takes is one blue life to get a rock to the head. Done!!!!!

  12. sunshine616 says:

    Damnit! We need answers or Baltimore is gonna lose it. They can’t keep protecting these cops!

  13. sunshine616 says:

    Ok so nerd prom, bruce Jenner becoming a woman, kim kardashian reaction to it, and hrc. Msnbc and msm in general is deplorable. Real shit is going down. Our lives don’t matter to them, but don’t forget to remind me about anything else other than important stuff. Baltimore is about to explode but please don’t forget to tell me about how hard the Kardashians have it. I guess it won’t matter to msm until they get a narrative that fits better into white people’s thought process about us. Oh yeah that’s right, gangs wanna kill us. Check!!!!

    • Ametia says:


      These MOFOs don’t want black people to FIGHT BACK.

      • sunshine616 says:

        And now an officer has been hurt! There is the narrative msm is looking for!! Run with it now. It will be e erywhere now. I’m sure there will now be a good reason to break this all up. No fighting back if your black. I’m sure the written reports on this incident will be written, clear, and quick. Only blue lives matter to them.

  14. Ametia says:

    <b<Cecily Strong: The Secret Service is the only law enforcement agency in the country that would get in trouble for a black man getting shot."


  15. sunshine616 says:

    Dontrell Stephens, florida. Another black man shot and paralyzed because he rode his bicycle suspiciously. Wtf???!!!!

  16. rikyrah says:

    from POU


    Interesting…where are the CNN stories on the 17 and 18 yr old black boys in prison over nickel bags?

    • Ametia says:

      CNN doing this piece because it will benefit white CAPITALI$M!

      Yeah, I said it.

      • sunshine616 says:

        Ya think. It’s only ok when white people say it is. Kind of like looting and rioting over sports is a ok, but acting out because of sadness and the inability to explain to our children why they are targeted, humiliated and despised. Anger is all we are being left with and they want to take that too.

      • Ametia says:

        Whew LORD, TELL.IT.

  17. rikyrah says:

    her husband is looking at her going ‘ that’s my Boo’

  18. rikyrah says:

    Eric Schultz @Schultz44 · 3h3 hours ago
    Obama’s “Anger Translator” at the WHCD has been viewed nearly 25 million times on Facebook, watch:

    • rikyrah says:

      I have a co-worker who doesn’t have a television. I told her abotu the WHCD, and explained who Luther is…she thought it was hilarious.

    • Ametia says:

      LMAO Between the young folks and All those angry white conservatives are playing catch up, It will reach 50 million before the week’s up.

  19. rikyrah says:

    from redstate about POTUS and the WHCA Dinner


    Byron York notes that much of President Obama’s speech to the White House Correspondents Dinner centered around “black anger.” In other words, President Obama let loose over the weekend that he has concluded all the opposition to him is because he is black.

    It must be comfortable and convenient for President Obama to assume the opposition to him is because of his race. He can negotiate a bad deal with Iran and conclude the public hates it because he is black. He can tell people they can keep their doctors then take their doctors away from them and console himself that the anger of the public is just racist. He can see a solid position in Iraq and Afghanistan squandered as ISIS overruns us and, when people point it out, conclude it’s just because of his skin color. People can drop out of the workforce because they can’t find jobs and when their stomachs rumble and their mouths grumble, President Obama can look himself in the mirror and think it’d all be different if he were not a black man.

    If only President Obama weren’t black, maybe he would realize that people don’t dislike him because he is black, they dislike him because he is a self-absorbed ass.

  20. rikyrah says:

    April 27, 2015, 11:59 am
    Uproar over woman ‘texting’ during national anthem at WHCD

    By Neetzan Zimmerman
    A D.C. journalist who was caught on camera using her smartphone during a performance of the national anthem at Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner has stoked outrage on social media.

    Helena Andrews, a Washington Post reporter and author of Bitch is the New Black, was seen fiddling with her phone as WHCD attendees around her stood at attention for the national anthem.

  21. Liza says:

    “Credible Threat”, latest from the Baltimore PD.

    • Ametia says:





      There FIXED

      • sunshine616 says:

        This is absolute BS!! Timed so perfectly. It’s a shame when the people who should be protecting our right to life insist on perpetuating a narrative that we deserve to die. Fuck all of this!

    • Liza says:

      It has that preemptive look and feel. The cops are up to something.

  22. Ametia says:

    AG Lynch, get moving on the Freddie Gray MURDER, STAT!

  23. Loretta Lynch sworn in as new U.S. attorney general

  24. Liza says:

    CNN was talking about Freddie Gray’s funeral this morning. They are there in Baltimore so I guess they are “covering” it. A CNN “reporter” said this, “Freddie Gray is the man who MYSTERIOUSLY DIED WHILE IN POLICE CUSTODY.” And they are f***ing serious, this is the propaganda they are spreading this morning.

    I keep thinking that sooner or later the medical examiner’s report will have to released and will put to rest this nonsense that Freddie Gray was fatally injured but the cops didn’t do it, at least not directly. It was that rough ride. How can CNN be part of this lie and call themselves anything but liars and propagandists?

    First there is the horrible and senseless murder of a 25 year old black by the sadistic, racist cops. Then there is the so-called “news” stations spreading and reinforcing cop lies, trying to help them out with “reasonable doubt” in case they actually do end up being charged.

    • Liza says:

      ** 25 year old black man **

      • Ametia says:

        We got you, Liza. They’re all in it together. $$& greed trumps TRUTH & HUMAN DESCENCY.

      • Liza says:

        My blood pressure spiked when I heard that. Since when are multiple broken vertebrae, an 80 percent severed spine, and a crushed voice box mysterious?

        Good Lord. I had to turn off CNN before some fool looked in the open casket and said something like, “He looks great, I wonder what he died from” and then I have a stroke.

    • Ametia says:

      Mysteriously died WHILE IN POLICE CUSTODY? WHAT THE FUCK?!

      This is why PBO took down these MOFOs.

      PBO: “Usually the only persons impersonating journalist on CNN are journalist on CNN.”

      Nothing but CORPORATE SHILLS…

      Where are you SG2 Please go chin check these MOFOS@CCN!

  25. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    A family member is comforted after paying respects at the open casket of 25-year old Freddie Gray, prior to his funeral services at New Shiloh Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland April 27, 2015.

  26. Ametia says:

    I’d love to see either John Oliver or Chris Rock entertain the JACKALS at the 2016 WHCAD, to close out PBO’s tenure in the WH.

  27. Ametia says:

    Aurora Shooting Trial Starts Monday


    There FIXED!

    The long-awaited trial for Aurora, Colorado, movie-theater shooting suspect James Holmes will start Monday, three years after an attack during The Dark Knight Rises left 12 dead and injured dozens of others. Lawyers for Holmes say he was “in the throes of a psychotic episode when he committed the acts,” and he has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Opening arguments are set to begin after 12 p.m. MT.

  28. rikyrah says:

    Front-runners Hillary Clinton and Kamala Harris face different hurdles

    Los Angeles Times

    Cathleen Decker 16 hrs ago

    It is one of the oddities of this campaign season: In races for two of the most sought-after political offices in the country, two Democratic women are running virtually unchallenged, their tasks both boosted and complicated by the veneer of inevitability.

    Nationally, of course, there is Hillary Rodham Clinton, opening her second try for the party’s presidential nomination with a “Hi, everybody!” tour of bakeries and coffee shops and workplaces where voters gather in key electoral states, the better to infuse her effort with the humanity she can have a hard time demonstrating on her own.

    And in California there is Kamala Harris, running for a U.S. Senate seat to be vacated by 22-year veteran Barbara Boxer, campaigning fiercely behind the scenes and in the fundraising salons but virtually invisible to the voters who will determine her fate.

    If there are similarities between the two – neither at this point has a popular or well-financed opponent, though that could change, particularly in California – there are vast differences as well.

    Clinton may be the best-known woman in the world – given her tortured tenure as first lady to the nation’s most popular politician, Bill Clinton; her two New York elections to the Senate; her term as secretary of state.

  29. rikyrah says:

    Take a walk along West Florissant Avenue, in Ferguson, Missouri. Head south of the burned-out Quik Trip and the famous McDonalds, south of the intersection with Chambers, south almost to the city limit, to the corner of Ferguson Avenue and West Florissant. There, last August, Emerson Electric announced third-quarter sales of $6.3 billion. Just over half a mile to the northeast, four days later, Officer Darren Wilson killed Michael Brown. The 12 shots fired by Officer Wilson were probably audible in the company lunchroom.

    Outwardly, at least, the City of Ferguson would appear to occupy an enviable position. It is home to a Fortune 500 firm. It has successfully revitalized a commercial corridor through its downtown. It hosts an office park filled with corporate tenants. Its coffers should be overflowing with tax dollars.

    Instead, the cash-starved municipality relies on its cops and its courts to extract millions in fines and fees from its poorest residents, issuing thousands of citations each year. Those tickets plug a financial hole created by the ways in which the city, the county, and the state have chosen to apportion the costs of public services. A century or more of public-policy choices protect the wallets of largely white business and property owners and pass the bills along to disproportionately black renters and local residents. It’s easy to see the drama of a fatal police shooting, but harder to understand the complexities of municipal finances that created many thousands of hostile encounters, one of which turned fatal.

    The familiar convention of the true-crime story turns out to be utterly inadequate for describing the social, economic, and legal subjection of black people in Ferguson, or anywhere in America. Understanding this requires looking beyond the 90-second drama to the 90 years of entrenched white supremacy and black disadvantage that preceded it.

    To get a sense of what life is like in St. Louis County’s primarily black neighborhoods, one need only look at the extraordinary climate of police harassment that culminated in the death of Michael Brown. Thanks to detailed research and reporting, much of it since the shooting, we now know that over the past two years, 85 percent of traffic stops there involved black motorists, even though the city is only 67 percent black, and that its roads are traveled by a large number of white commuters. After being stopped, black residents were twice as likely to be searched and twice as likely to be arrested as white residents—despite the fact that, in the event of a search, whites proved to be two-thirds more likely to be caught with some sort of contraband. Municipal violations for having an unmowed lawn, or putting out the trash in the wrong place at the wrong time, were issued overwhelmingly to black residents. Ninety-five percent of the citations for the “manner of walking in the roadway” and “failure to comply” were issued to African Americans.

  30. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

  31. Ametia says:

    he GOP’s DEMONIC Alliance: How The Religious Right & Big Business Are DUMBING DOWN AMERICA

    “…..The American writer, Issac Asimov, once said, “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’” Unfortunately, this thread has continued to this day, and individuals like Ted Cruz and Scott Walker are here to remind us that ignorance can be quite competitive with knowledge, as long as there’s money behind it……”

  32. Loretta Lynch will be sworn in as Attorney General by Vice President Joe Biden at 11 a.m.

  33. Good morning, Chics!

    Happy Monday!

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