Monday Open Thread | Janet Jackson Week

With the news that she has put a stop on her tour because of emergency surgery, we here at 3CHICS wish Janet Jackson a speedy and full recovery. Your fans will still be here when you are fully back on your feet, Ms. Jackson.


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speaks onstage at the amfAR New York Gala to kick off Fall 2013 Fashion Week at Cipriani Wall Street on February 6, 2013 in New York City.

speaks onstage at the amfAR New York Gala to kick off Fall 2013 Fashion Week at Cipriani Wall Street on February 6, 2013 in New York City.

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139 Responses to Monday Open Thread | Janet Jackson Week

  1. I don’t see Democrats stepping up & doing one damn thing about police violence against black people but yet want our votes. They don’t give a damn about black lives. Black people killed daily by police and Democrats tongues are glued to the roof of their fucking mouth.

    • Liza says:

      “Democrats tongues are glued to the roof of their fucking mouth.”

      I’ve yet to hear one of them say “murder by cop.” They are so damn scared of losing the white trash vote which is already in Trump’s stranglehold.

  2. Liza says:

    Ugly old man….

    The injustice towards black people has a name. Prosecutor McGinty. #TamirRice— New Jersey Black (@nj_blacknews) December 28, 2015


  3. rikyrah says:


    Charlamagne Tha God ✔ @cthagod

    Rahm Emanuel said police have to respond to mentally ill people better but how do we respond to mentally ill police??

  4. rikyrah says:

    skeptical brotha @skepticalbrotha
    Incredible. There is nothing the Chief of Police could say 2 justify that number of police killings of blackfolks.

    • Liza says:

      There is nothing anyone could add to this statement, a perfect summation of this state sanctioned murder of an innocent child.

  5. Ametia says:



  6. rikyrah says:

    Hat tip BJ


    Minorities exploited by Warren Buffett’s mobile-home empire

    Originally published December 26, 2015 at 8:00 am Updated December 28, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Times Watchdog: Clayton Homes has used a pattern of deception to help extract billions from poor customers around the country — particularly people of color, who make up a substantial and growing portion of its business. The company is controlled by Warren Buffett, one of the world’s richest men.

    By Mike Baker

    Daniel Wagner

    The Seattle Times / BuzzFeed News

    Third of a series

    GALLUP, N.M. — After a few years living with her sister, Rose Mary Zunie, 59, was ready to move into a place of her own.

    So, on an arid Saturday morning this past summer, the sisters piled into a friend’s pickup truck and headed for a mobile-home sales lot here just outside the impoverished Navajo reservation.

    The women — one in a long, colorful tribal skirt, another wearing turquoise jewelry, a traditional talisman against evil — were steered to a salesman who spoke Navajo, just like the voice on the store’s radio ads.

    He walked them through Clayton-built homes on the lot, then into the sales center, passing a banner and posters promoting one subprime lender: Vanderbilt Mortgage, a Clayton subsidiary. Inside, he handed them a Vanderbilt sales pamphlet.

    “Vanderbilt is the only one that finances on the reservation,” he told the women.

    His claim, which the women caught on tape, was a lie. And it was illegal.

    It is just one in a pattern of deceptions that Clayton has used to help extract billions from poor customers around the country — particularly people of color, who make up a substantial and growing portion of its business.

    The company is controlled by Warren Buffett, one of the world’s richest men, but its methods hardly match Buffett’s honest, folksy image: Clayton systematically pursues unwitting minority homebuyers and baits them into costly subprime loans, many of which are doomed to fail, an investigation by The Seattle Times and BuzzFeed News has found.

    Clayton’s predatory practices have damaged minority communities — from rural black enclaves in the Louisiana Delta, across Spanish-speaking swaths of Texas, to Native American reservations in the Southwest. Many customers end up losing their homes, thousands of dollars in down payments, or even land they’d owned outright.

  7. Ametia says:

    McGinty says that video shooting/KILLING is INDISPUTABLE for the cops actions.


  8. Ametia says:

    ‘Affluenza’ teen (YEARS OLD) Ethan Couch and his mom may be traveling in Ford pickup, authorities say

    The teen has been wanted since Dec. 11, after he missed his probation meeting, authorities said. Couch’s notorious “affluenza” defense in 2013 spared him jail time for killing four innocent bystanders in a drunk-driving crash. Another victim, a teenager, was left severely brain damaged and paralyzed.

  9. rikyrah says:

    Did her azz ask for this WHEN THE SHOOTING FIRST HAPPENED?


  10. Ametia says:

    For every UNARMED or INNOCENT BLACK teenage boy/girl or BLACK Man/woman killed by cops is a potential PRESIDENT OR FIRST LADY OF THE UNITED STATES.


    • Ametia says:

      Thiese shootings/killings/grand jury verdicts are becoming the norm and is DESENSITIZING us to the fact that we are being SLAUGHTERD like pigs.



  11. Liza says:

    They look like brothers. Close to the same age, the beautiful eyes, the smile. It is surreal.

    Past & present. We can't let this be our future. We are all responsible if we do. #EmettTill #TamirRice— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) December 28, 2015


  12. rikyrah says:

    Bakari Sellers @Bakari_Sellers
    Please leave he was big for his size out of your “analysis”. He was not some hyper-masculine Mandigo warrior. #TamirRice

  13. rikyrah says:

    Mhysa @E_SCRAAATCH
    “Tamir Rice was 12 years old. He was murdered outside for using his imagination.”- @KieseLaymon

  14. rikyrah says:

    Possibly Kym Whitley ✔ @JackeeHarry
    I’m sorry your self loathing & internalized racism won’t allow you to sympathize for the loss of an innocent child.

  15. rikyrah says:

    Zeddonymous @ZeddRebel
    No, if he’d been a white 45 yr old with an AR-15 and a ‘F*** Islam’ tee shirt there’d have been NRA/Foxnews outrage

  16. rikyrah says:

    Derick Waller WEWS @derickwallerTV
    #Breaking Family of #TamirRice releases statement slamming Prosecutor Tim McGinty’s handling of the case.

  17. rikyrah says:

    The Mountain Goats ✔ @mountain_goats
    Prosecutor McGinty is a repulsive human being the Rice family deserves justice for the murder of their son

  18. rikyrah says:

    Sarah Marian Seltzer @sarahmseltzer
    Don’t forget how the cops treated Tamir Rice’s mother and sister after his murder:

  19. rikyrah says:

    Dave @D_v_E
    At some point, we have to recognize that it’s not just prosecutors and grand juries, but us. We’re allowing this to happen.

    Dave @D_v_E
    I’m tired of politics, but a 12 year old boy was killed and no one was held accountable. Something has to change.

    Dave @D_v_E
    If the police thought Tamir was an adult, then why didn’t his Second Amendment rights protect him? Oh. Right.

    Dave @D_v_E
    Our legal system is adversarial in nature for a reason. Prosecutors are supposed to present the state’s case to a grand jury. Period.

    Dave @D_v_E
    It’s not a prosecutor’s job to present conflicting evidence to a grand jury. It’s not a prosecutor’s job to present the defendant’s case.

    Dave @D_v_E
    The sole function of the grand jury is to determine whether the state has evidence to go forward with a prosecution. That’s it.

  20. Ametia says:

    Let’s try and remember this for 2016

    Four Arguments for Eliminating Television
    By Jerry Mander – Former Advertising Executive1
    Synopsis and Comments by William H. Gross – Colorado Springs 2005

    • Liza says:

      It’s not “a few bad apples.” It is a systemic problem, America has a cop problem and that has been true for a very long time.

  21. rikyrah says:

    Angus Johnston @studentactivism
    Prosecutor now showing stills from videos to make Tamir look menacing. All from before officers arrived. All irrelevant to their actions.

  22. rikyrah says:

    Liam Hogan @Limerick1914
    He was left to bleed for 4 minutes before receiving any treatment.

    He was black.

    No indictments. His killing described as “reasonable”

    • rikyrah says:

      Liam Hogan @Limerick1914
      Tamir was 12. He was shot dead within 2 seconds (police car was still moving) He did not point the replica (perceived weapon) at police.

      Liam Hogan @Limerick1914
      So police should just shoot children on sight *in case* the gun is real, yeah? #TamirRice

      • Liza says:

        Timothy Loehmann had to have developed the intent to kill before he arrived at the park, IMO. Seriously, ask yourself what you can do in two seconds. He went there prepared to kill, not to assess the situation before taking action.

  23. rikyrah says:

    #FinnAwakens @pfunk1130
    I’m so sick of being constantly barraged with “Let’s honor the bravery of our police.” Why should I? Twelve y.o. boys have them shook.

  24. Ametia says:

    Grand juries need to GO. These juries are written into the law for this purpose, to GET NO INDICTMENTS for certain strain of Americans, WHITE AMERICANS, and especially white killer COPS!

  25. rikyrah says:

    Keith Rose @KWRose
    We live in a country where innocent Black children are killed on sight, while adult white mass-murderers are captured alive. #TamirRice

    • Ametia says:

      Ypper! Where is that little shit-drunk-driving killer of 4 people ETHAN COUCH & HIS MOTHER?


      Tamir Rice killed who?

      NO ONE!

  26. Cop kills a 12 year old & no one is held accountable. WTF is wrong with this country? A place in hell is reserved for Tim McGinty.

  27. America being the greatest country in the world is a LIE. Cops shoot little blk boys for playing w/ a toy gun in the park w/o rendering aid.

  28. rikyrah says:

    Monie @MonieTalks_1
    Tamir looked presumably old,yet Ofc. Liehmann was deemed unstable to be an officer in another locality.But CPD presumed he could do job well

    • rikyrah says:

      Monie @MonieTalks_1
      Tamar Rice was shot dead and his physical size is used as an excuse but Ofc. Loehmann was found UNFIT to be an officer yet still had a job.

  29. rikyrah says:


    a child was EXECUTED in less than 2 seconds.

    The pivotal question for me, since the beginning of this travesty is:

    HOW, did this obviously unqualified man, get a position on the Cleveland Police Department? For me, it was the key to why they have been so odious with this case. Blaming a CHILD for being MURDERED in less than 2 seconds. Nobody wanted to answer this obvious question, so they have been peddling hard at the coverup on this case, because the answer to that question would mean the loss of numerous jobs.

  30. rikyrah says:

    UH HUH

    UH HUH



    Webb Attacks Clinton With Eye on Independent Run

    When Jim Webb quit the Democratic presidential race on Oct. 20 amid low poll numbers and a minimal debate presence, the former Virginia senator left open the possibility he’d return for a White House run in a different political guise. Now he appears to be edging closer to making good on it.

    On Saturday morning, Webb used Twitter and his Facebook page to attack Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton for her handling of Libya during her time as secretary of state.

    The lengthy condemnation on Facebook, which said, among other things that “Clinton should be called to account for her inept leadership that brought about the chaos in Libya,” came just days before the end of the year, which his team had previously told CNN would be reasonable time for them to make a decision about an independent bid.

    Since dropping out of the race for the Democratic nomination, Webb has continued to maintain his Webb2016 website, which he has updated with posts about the possibilities of an independent run. On Twitter, he and his fans have been promoting a #WebbNation hashtag.

    A run by Webb, who often manages his own social media accounts and has also used them recently to promote a petition in favor of his run and to deliver kudosto Bernie Sanders in his battles with the Democratic National Committee (“nothing more than an arm for the Clinton campaign,” Webb tweeted), could further complicate the already unpredictable 2016 election.

    While observers typically have analyzed the prospect of a third-party or independent run by Republican front-runner Donald Trump — or even one from Sanders — Webb could still alter the dynamics of the race even with his smaller profile.

    A recent CNN poll, for instance, forecast tight races between Clinton and several Republican contenders in hypothetical match-ups for the general election. Webb’s campaign has told Bloomberg it would concentrate on mobilizing voters in the ideological middle, along with people who have become dissatisfied with politics.

    In a tight race, even a small base of support could make him a factor. Ralph Nader, for instance, famously won only small percentages of the vote in many states in the 2000 presidential election, yet that arguably helped tip the Electoral College vote to then-Texas Governor George W. Bush, denying Democratic Vice President Al Gore, the winner of the popular vote, the presidency.

    • Ametia says:

      This is a HOT MESS. and agian why DWS€ needs to BE GONE. We don’t have any FORWARD-THINKING Democratic candidates. Just more rehased, recycled FOOLISHNESS

    • Liza says:

      There is huge difference between Ralph Nader and Jim Webb. Ralph Nader has nationwide name recognition and he’s had that for a long time. Jim Webb is nobody and name recognition costs a lot of money that he can’t raise because he hasn’t got an ice cube’s chance in hell of winning. At the most, he can get a relatively small amount of financial support from a relatively small group of supporters who might wish to disrupt the election. But he won’t make a dent in this election, he is nobody.

  31. Liza says:

    “A perfect storm of human error…” Bullsh!t. It is MURDER.

    Officers involved in fatal shooting of #TamirRice will not face criminal charges. Here's the latest:— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) December 28, 2015


  32. Ametia says:

    A Cuyahoga County, Ohio, grand jury has declined to indict police officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback in the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice on November 22, 2014, according to prosecutor Tim McGinty.

    Loehmann shot the boy after being called to a Cleveland park where the boy was playing with a toy gun.

  33. Liza says:

    Anyone could have predicted this, but when it actually happens it is just another kick in the gut. Tamir Rice is a murdered child. Period.

    After announcing that no officer will be charged in the killing of #TamirRice, the prosecutor then continues to blame Tamir for his death.— deray mckesson (@deray) December 28, 2015


  34. rikyrah says:

    it was supposed to have stopped snowing here a couple of hours ago…why is it still falling?

    damn you, weatherman!!

  35. Ametia says:

    LeBron James, YA’LL

  36. TyrenM says:

    Good morning 3Chics,
    Happy holidays to you all. Yea Janet! Speedy recovery.

  37. Just another attempt to prop up their ___–> Texas Open Carry: Handgun Law Takes Effect in State on Jan 1.

    • Ametia says:


      The pharmacist who made the claims, Charles Sly, took back his words after discovering he had been covertly filmed and the Guyer Institute he used to work at has denied providing human growth hormone to Manning.

  38. Ametia says:



  39. Ametia says:

    Make NO MISTAKES about it; There is a WAR ON BLACK & BROWN PEOPLE in AMERICA.

  40. My Josh always looking out for his mother. He wanted me to have a better chair to sit at the computer. It feels so nice. I’m smiling.

  41. rikyrah says:

    uh huh

    uh huh

    let’s just see how the sports press treats this story.

    I’m just sayin’.

    • Liza says:

      Yeah, it will be interesting to see how this shakes out. My husband watches ESPN quite a lot, and a couple of weeks ago I happened to hear some gasbag say this, “Peyton Manning is so great that he is actually beyond great.” The sports gasbags worship him, I don’t think they will promote anything negative about him ever, no matter what.

    • Ametia says:

      Ari Fleischer?! For real? Same TOOL Tiger Woods pulled out of the box, when he got a beatdown from his wife.

      SMGDH good luck with this Manning. GREAT WHITE HOPE QB

  42. rikyrah says:

    I love stories like this


    First Book mixes market forces and philanthropy to help poor children

    By Lyndsey Layton December 27 at 6:36 PM

    In a small, two-bedroom apartment in Corona, Calif., Trinity Santos, 5, reads her hardcover copy of “Green Eggs and Ham” again and again. She never tires of the Dr. Seuss classic, sometimes reading it to her 3-year-old brother, Joshua, said their mother, Diane.

    Life is a struggle for the Santos family. Diane worked as a waitress before her children were born, and the family of four lives on the $35,000 that her husband earns as a phlebotomist. They don’t have much.

    But the children own the four dozen books in a small, homemade bookcase, courtesy of First Book, a nonprofit organization that combines market forces and philanthropy to get new books into the hands of poor children to encourage early reading.

  43. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

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