Thursday Open Thread | Janet Jackson Week

Hope you are enjoying this week with Janet.


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46 Responses to Thursday Open Thread | Janet Jackson Week

  1. rikyrah says:

    OWN Delivers Most-Watched Year in Network History, Giving BET & TV One Competition

    Photo of Tambay A. Obenson
    By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act
    December 30, 2015 at 7:16PM

    OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network closed out 2015 as its most-watched year in network history, achieving its 4th consecutive year of double-digit growth in total viewers in primetime (up 13% with 487,000 total viewers).

    2015 was also the network’s best year ever and fourth year of growth in the key W25-54 (Women 25-54) demo (up 10% vs. 2014).

    OWN’s W25-54 primetime average ranked #25 among ad-supported cable networks, up 4 spots vs. 2014.

    OWN is the fastest growing top 25 ad-supported cable network in primetime among W25-54, and is one of only two ad-supported cable networks to have achieved double-digit growth in total viewers in each of the past four years.

    Additionally, OWN was the #2 cable network in primetime among African American women.

    For 2015, OWN was the #1 cable network for women and the #1 network on all of TV among African American women and total viewers on Tuesday nights. Popular Tuesday night series “The Haves and the Have Nots” and “If Loving You is Wrong,” from Tyler Perry, both ranked among the top seven original scripted series on ad-supported cable for W25-54, and were primetime’s top two original cable series among African American women. Both series ranked among Tuesday night’s top three original cable series for W25-54 and W18+ and were Tuesday night’s top two original series on all of TV among African American women and total viewers.

  2. rikyrah says:

    ProPublica ✔ @ProPublica
    How the racial wealth gap creates a “cyclical effect” that makes discriminatory policing even more harmful

  3. rikyrah says:

    Creed’s Ryan Coogler Will Direct Black Panther
    By Nate Jones Follow @kn8

    That was fast: A week after Creed made him the hottest up-and-coming filmmaker in Hollywood, Variety reported that Ryan Coogler is in talks to direct Marvel’s Black Panther movie. Now it’s official: According to Polygon, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed to Empire that Coogler would helm the film featuring a “mostly black cast.” “This one is important,” Feige said. “Not only do you get an unbelievable lead character, but you also get all of Wakanda which is a whole new setting and culture to explore.” Before Coogler’s name was in the mix, Marvel was reportedly courting Selma’s Ava DuVernay for the job of bringing Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa to the screen, but she declined the offer because it “wasn’t going to be an Ava DuVernay film.” Coogler will be only the second Marvel director not to be a white guy, after Thor: Ragnarok’s Taika Waititi. Either way, it’s been an impressive rise for the 29-year-old director, whose previous film, Fruitvale Station, won him the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature in 2014.

  4. rikyrah says:

    I believe it. There have been several times that I thought about going to Chipotle and went..’nah’.


    *Let me tell you, standing across the street from the only Chipotle restaurant in my neighborhood yesterday, I could tell something was wrong.

    This particular location was always busy. Now there was only a sprinkling of people inside, here and there.

    This I saw with my own eyes…on my way to Baja Fresh.

    I would’ve chosen Chipotle over Baja Fresh any day before I heard about the first E. Coli outbreak a few months back. And apparently, I am not alone. Reports are saying that sales have plummeted at warp speed since the E. coli outbreak returned and spread…for the third time.


    • Ametia says:

      I’m wearing my TIN FOIL HAT on all these E.coli outbreaks at Chipoltles.

      Ever since Chipoltle worked their butts off to get GMO-FREE, out-of-the-blue, these outbreaks. COINCIDENCE? I.DON.T.THINK.SO.

      GMO industry will do whatever it takes to keep that freaky shit in our food chain.

      I sincerely believe there is a concerted effort to sabotage and DAMAGE the e Chipoltle brand. That will teach them to serve up good, clean, GMO-FREE FOOD!

      That’s my story & I’m sticking to it.

  5. rikyrah says:

    Chicago is 2nd-best city at handling snow: study

    CHICAGO – The weather outside is frightful, but not to Chicagoans, who may find a new study delightful.

    According to consumer service website Thumbtack, Chicagoans on average wait until there are 8.8 inches of snow on the ground before requesting private snow plows, a measure Thumbtack says reflects the city’s toughness in living with inclement weather. Chicago trailed only Buffalo, N.Y., in the study.

    Thumbtack, through which consumers can book a wide array of services, collected data for 2 1/2 years for its new report. In the study Buffalo led the way with a wait time of 9.7 inches. Chicago was second, trailed by Colorado Springs, Colo., at 7.37 inches. Springfield, Mass., came in last, with their residents waiting only .67 inches before requesting snow plow services.

  6. rikyrah says:

    Farrakhan: Trump Will Take America Into the Abyss of Hell! (WATCH)

    Dec 31, 15 by EurPublisher


  7. rikyrah says:

    Connie Schultz
    How Racists Talk About Tamir Rice
    December 31, 2015 6:00 am

    A little time has passed since a grand jury in Cleveland refused to indict two white police officers responsible for the November 2014 death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was black.

    One minute this child was playing in a city park with an air pellet gun. Seconds later, after a police squad car swooped up next to him, he was on the ground — alone and mortally wounded.

    After 13 months of waiting for any sign of justice, the reaction from too many white people to the grand jury decision has severed me from my will for diplomacy. I am a 58-year-old white woman, and I am sickened by how many people who look like me talk about race.


    White English casts Tamir Rice, for the first time in his short life, as an equal among men — rather than as a 12-year-old boy limited by the judgment of his years.

    He “should have known better.” He should have “listened to the police,” as if there’s no reason to doubt their claim that they yelled three warnings to this child in less than two seconds.

    White English repeats, over and over, that this child was “big for his age.”

    He’s not 12-year-old Tamir; he’s “Mr. Rice.” Even in his grave, he grows. He is no longer 5 feet 7 inches tall.

  8. rikyrah says:

    Nobody told me that Affluenza Boy is still in Mexico.

    Nobody has reported this..but it is my hunch, that everytime the Federales get a call on him, they are like…

    ” the paperwork got lost….oh well, we have to start from scratch..”

  9. rikyrah says:


    This #ThrowbackThursday, let’s take it way back and check out these rare historical photos, courtesy of social media accounts Historical Pics, History In Pictures, and ClassicPics, that will change the way you see Black history.

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  11. eliihass says:

    Have a wonderful New Year fam…Stay safe as you usher in the New Year 2016…

    May the New Year find us all and our loved ones, intact, healthy, happy, fulfilled, joy-filled, grace-filled, at peace with ourselves and others…

    And safely and joyously into the next year, and the next, and the next, and the next, and the next..

    May we have peace in our world…

    (P.S: I resolve to be more forgiving – even when I believe my anger is righteous…)

  12. rikyrah says:

    Mia McKenzie @miamckenzie
    Black people have been saying this since day one, but a white man is a genius for repeating it. Mkay.

    • rikyrah says:

      they’re trying to prevent HIM from being poisoned….

      uh uh

      • The epitome of white trash

        “He’s milking my tax fucking dollars”

        If this isn’t the most ignorant backwoods racist POS you ever seen in your life.

      • Liza says:

        He’s as dumb as a door handle. It actually frightens me that people who are this mean and this stupid are just out there, walking around, capable of God knows what. I would have been concerned that he was armed.

    • racerrodig says:

      Now he has time to join the protest…….ya know……what with all that free time he has.

      What a flaming dipshit that guy is.

  13. rikyrah says:

    Blair LM Kelley @profblmkelley
    Someone get me up to date: Why are we focused on LeBron James? Not the governor, mayor, prosecutor, or police leadership, but LeBron.

    • Ametia says:


      When are folks going to realize that none of these athletes and celebs are our saviors?

      Instead of voting in IDIOTS that collect salaries to rob, cheat, steal, lie, and yes, even KILL citizens, they yammer on about an over 6 foot Basketball player to cure what AILS America. SMGDH

    • rikyrah says:

      Yep. Do the hard work:

      Find a Candidate

      Get the signatures.

      Raise the money for a strong campaign.

      Go door-to-door to get out the vote.

      • Ametia says:

        This goes for the DNC, and especially the DNC Chairman.

        What a disgustingly disastrous disappointment DWS, but then she is a Clintonite through & through.

  14. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

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