Tuesday Open Thread | Historical Native American Photos

Apsaroke Chief and his Staff. Edward S. Curtis Collection.

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  1. rikyrah says:

    Joy Reid ‏@JoyAnnReid 8h8 hours ago

    #IowaCaucus turnout:
    GOP 180,000 (vs prev record of 121,000 in 2012);
    Dems 171,109 (vs prev record of 239,000 in 2008)

  2. rikyrah says:

    The Effort To Turn Out Latino Voters In Iowa Worked
    After a dismal 1,000 Hispanic voters came out in 2012, LULAC hoped to turn out 10,000 Latinos. While the bar was low, early indications are it led to record Hispanic turnout in the caucus.

    After dismal Latino turnout numbers in Iowa the past two presidential caucuses, early indications suggest that a $300,000 nonpartisan effort to get Hispanics to caucus succeeded in getting record turnout.

    The initiative by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) aimed to get 10,000 out of 50,000 registered Latino voters to caucus sites by repeatedly contacting them through phone calls and door knocks. NBC News exit poll shows that 4% of Democratic caucus-goers were Hispanic and 2% were on the Republican side. With both sides seeing huge turnout (171,000 for the Democrats and more than 180,000 for the GOP) that comes out to close to 10,500 Latinos.

    Only 1,000 Latinos caucused in 2012. In 2008, when the race was competitive for both Democrats and Republicans, that number was 3,500.


  3. rikyrah says:

    SATURDAY, JAN 30, 2016 02:30 PM CST
    Obama as folk hero: To be what he’s trying to be — black, idealistic and president — is nothing less than superhuman
    Obama’s had unprecedented importance for black people. We even forgive his blunders, because he’s one of the family

    Excerpted from “I Heart Obama”

    The unlikely heroism of Barack Obama began for me the first and only time I saw him, on a warm winter day in Los Angeles in 2007. He had just declared his candidacy for president and was holding a rally at Rancho Cienega Park in the Crenshaw district. Crenshaw is the last primarily black area left in the city; it is next to Dorsey High School, one of three majority black high schools left in the 700,000-student Los Angeles Unified School District, and for nearly twenty years it was the site of the African Marketplace and Cultural Faire, held in late summer. In other words, anybody holding an event at Rancho Cienega was trying to get a message out to black folks. The fact that lots of white folks lived pretty close by, some just across the street at Village Green, a leafy condominium community built as a prototype of utopian urban living in the 1940s, didn’t matter. Nor did it matter that whites live in considerable numbers in Ladera Heights, a few miles north of Rancho Cienega, and in much greater numbers in Culver City, a couple of miles southwest. The proximity of these places doesn’t connect them at all. Crenshaw is a black nation-state, so those whites who do live here don’t live outdoors, are never seen on the streets, and more than likely tell their white friends and potential visitors that they live not in Crenshaw but in adjacent places like Culver City or West Los Angeles. They will acknowledge black neighborhoods only when special events are held there such as the African Marketplace or the Martin Luther King Day parade, when the place itself is the point; on those occasions, Crenshaw lights up as local exotica, an in-house tourist destination. But for most of the year, as far as Los Angeles and Southern California and the rest of the country and the rest of the world are concerned, Crenshaw, like black hubs in big cities anyw

  4. rikyrah says:

    First Zika Virus Case Found Transmitted Through Sex
    FEB 2, 2016 3:15 PM

    The first case of a sexually-transmitted Zika virus, the infectious disease spreading quickly across the Americas, has been confirmed by the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) in Dallas County, Texas.
    Previously believed to only be transmitted through mosquito bites, Zika has already been labeled a “global emergency” by the World Health Organization (WHO) and has inspired governments to act quickly to direct funds toward eradicating the virus.
    The virus, which first entered the Americas in 2014 through Brazil, has been linked to underdeveloped brains in newborn babies, which prompted some Latin American countries to recommend women hold off getting pregnant for at least two years. However, all of these countries offer little access to birth control and have strict laws about obtaining an abortion. With the new knowledge that Zika can be transmitted through sex, there may be additional pressure on governments of all sizes to ramp up access to contraceptives and reproductive health information.


  5. rikyrah says:

    For the Second Consecutive Year The ‘ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards’ Will Air on OWN (Preview)

    By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act
    February 2, 2016 at 1:00PM

    Airing for the second consecutive year, OWN and ESSENCE announced today the star-studded primetime television event, the 2016 “ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards,” will air Saturday, February 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN, during the week leading up to the Academy Awards.


    Honors at the ninth annual ceremony include actress Tracee Ellis Ross (Fierce & Fearless Award); producer, director and actress Debbie Allen (Legend Award); and entertainment attorney Nina Shaw (Lincoln Power Award).


  6. rikyrah says:

    this looks so good.

    Watch the Electrifying First Trailer for Don Cheadle’s ‘Miles Ahead’

    By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act

    February 2, 2016 at 11:57AM


  7. Ametia says:
  8. Entering the badlands. 3 Lakota Sioux on horseback. Edward S Curtis Collection.

    Entering the badlands. 3 Lakota Sioux  on horseback

  9. rikyrah says:

    We’re on our THIRD GENERATION of young Black men as fodder for the Prison Industrial Complex…and Blow writes shyt like this…he should be ASHAMED OF HIMSELF.


    • Ametia says:

      WTF? Has Blow been BLOWN away by the Clinton GRAVY-SHRIMP COCKTAIL TRAIN?

    • Liza says:

      Bill Clinton’s black policies were “complicated?” Seriously? And the terrible consequences of those policies, still felt today, are balanced out by speeches he gave at HBCU commencements? And this is supposed to make sense?

      Geez, man, when you’ve got nothing to say, try saying nothing.

    • eliihass says:

      Told you fam..

      All these useful idiots flattered by the marginal Clinton attention and drunk on their sip of cheap Clinton cocktail, are cooning so hard, it’s embarrassing…

      This is why they’re all over social media, suddenly faux-outraged at, and slating Bernie Sanders for every ridiculous nonsense and transgression they can gin up, while giving the Clinton’s a pass on destroying black families…

      By their many misleading and head-scratching words on social media, you shall know them…

      Beware the deceitful who are being used to confuse and distract us..You know we now constitute that all-important and very necessary and ultimate ‘firewall’ …We is ‘powerful’ …but only to the extent we can be exploited to coronate madam…and them are pulling out all the stops to ‘woo’ the ‘blacks’…But as usual it’s in the most superficial and manipulative of ways…and very much insults the intelligence of ‘the blacks’…

      And as usual, instead of showing the black masses evidence of their good and tangible deeds over the past 40 years in public service – which essentially amount to nada and lots of destroyed black lives and families….they are using bought and paid for black mouth pieces to smear the opposition, and to try to gin up outrage, confuse and distract…

      So much talk of ‘track record’, ‘proven experience’, and ‘knowing how to get things done’ – and yet hardly anything positive or tangible to support any of that…

      All we remember from those faux-prosperity years was the mass destruction of black youth and families…

      I even saw Joy Ann Reid jigging for Hillary last night…It was embarrassing…Most of them are acting like Clinton campaign communications reps to the ‘blacks’ …

      But how exactly does enriching Vernon Jordan, or giving gigs to Cheryl Mills and Karen Finney and serving shrimps to members of the CBC help black people…?

  10. rikyrah says:

    Watch Sneak Peek: ‘Floyd Norman – An Animated Life’ (Doc on 1st Black Animator to Work for Disney)

    Shadow and Act
    By Sergio | Shadow and Act
    February 1, 2016 at 12:07PM

    Two years ago, I wrote a piece about Floyd Norman – the first black animator to work for Walt Disney.

    Born in 1935 in Santa Barbara, his love of animation first came when his mother took him to see Disney’s “Bambi” and “Dumbo.”

    By the time he was a high schooler, Norman knew his goal was to be an animator at Disney studios.

    After graduation, the brief version of his story goes like this… With the help of a friend Norman got an appointment at Disney and he walked into Disney studios, portfolio in hand, for an interview. But instead of getting a job, he was told to go to school, which Norman said later was the best advice anyone had ever given him. He entered the Art Center College of Design, and two years later, he got a call to go work for Disney. He dropped out of school and started working at the studio the following Monday. He worked on various features, including “Sleeping Beauty,” “The Sword in the Stone,” “The Jungle Book,” and several short subjects.


  11. rikyrah says:

    Watch: Tyler Perry Previews ‘The Passion’ 2-Hour Musical Event in New Orleans

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    By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act
    February 1, 2016 at 1:39PM

    Fox’s upcoming two-hour live musical event “The Passion,” about the final hours of Jesus Christ’s life on Earth, will be hosted by Tyler Perry, who will also narrate the production.

    Set in the present day, “The Passion” will follow the story of Jesus of Nazareth as he presides over the Last Supper, is betrayed by Judas, put on trial by Pontius Pilate, convicted, crucified and resurrected. The story will unfold live at some of New Orleans’ most famed locations.


  12. rikyrah says:

    Glynn Turman Books Guest Starring Role in OWN’s ‘Queen Sugar,’ From Ava DuVernay

    Photo of Tambay A. Obenson
    By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act
    February 1, 2016 at 5:45PM

    Glynn Turman has booked a guest-starring role in OWN’s upcoming original series “Queen Sugar,” from Ava DuVernay and produced by Warner Horizon Television.

    Turman will portray Ernest Bordelon, the patriarch and proud father of Nova (star Rutina Wesley), Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) and Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe). An intelligent and loving man, Ernest is a sugar cane farmer who has kept from his family the fact that the farm is failing, and he hasn’t brought in a successful crop in two years.


  13. rikyrah says:

    Antoine Fuqua’s ‘Training Day’ TV Project Gets a CBS Pilot Order (Race of Lead Roles Will Be Swapped)

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    By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act
    February 1, 2016 at 4:14PM

    This will be at least the 3rd cop movie with a black lead that CBS has considered turning into a weekly TV series – “Beverly Hills Cop” and “Rush Hour” are the other 2. Of course we know that the network would eventually pass on the “Beverly Hills Cop” TV series which was to star Brandon T. Jackson as Axel Foley’s son (although a pilot was produced); the “Rush Hour” series, on the other hand, was ordered to series and is set to debut this year, as a mid-season replacement.

    The network (maybe the *whitest* of the so-called Big Four – ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC) has now officially given a pilot order to a “Training Day” TV series adaptation, which, as was reported last summer, Antoine Fuqua had been shopping around to the broadcast networks, with producer Jerry Bruckheimer and writer Will Beall (“Gangster Squad”).

    No ETA yet, and it’s obviously too early for specifics, but what we do know is that the potential series will be set in the present day, and, instead of following the exploits of a black crooked veteran cop and a white idealistic rookie, Fuqua will switch the races of the pair, and have the rookie played by a black actor, and the rogue veteran cop played by a white actor.


    • Ametia says:

      Thank you Amma Asante.

      This is one of my favorite exhibits from The Colored Museum, as it relates to who DEFINES US.

      • Ametia says:

        “So honey don’t waste your time trying to label or define me. Because I’m not what I was 10 years ago or 10 minutes ago.

        I’M ALL OF THAT AND THEN SOME. And where as I can’t live inside yesterday’s pain, I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT IT.

        My power is in my MADNESS & my COLORED CONTRIDICTIONS.”

    • Liza says:

      Makes no difference. Everyone knows her heart is with Bernie. She didn’t arrive in DC on a freight train, she knows the Clinton legacy as well as anyone.

      • eliihass says:

        She knows the ‘feminists’ would destroy her if she comes out for Sanders…That’s how the Clintons and their flunkies roll…jump on the bandwagon or you risk their wrath…

        As it is, Warren is already in their line of fire because she dared to waver and didn’t immediately endorse and tout Hillary…she will pay for that too…

        Look what they’re doing to Nina Turner…She’s now the enemy…and I read where some women described Nina as ‘ungrateful’ and ‘obnoxious’ and assured her that her political career was now effectively ‘over’…For the grievous crime of endorsing Sanders over Hillary…

  14. rikyrah says:


    Good morning POU Family. A few thoughts…

    1. Donald Trump… LMAO. Serves your ass right.
    2. Ted Cruz… Still an asshole.
    3. MSM.. Stop trying to make Marco Rubio happen.
    4. Jeb.. Get out.
    5. I’m entertained watching the Hillary and Bernie stans go at it. I don’t give two shits about either of them so pffffft.
    6. You should’ve enbraced the Obama coalition Marty Mart.
    7. I understand the reality but damn I wish Ride or Die Joe would have run.

  15. rikyrah says:

    John Dardenne ‏@johndardenne 1h1 hour ago

    Congratulations to GOP voters for complaining for 8 years that Obama is not a natural-born citizen and then caucusing for a Cuban Canadian.

    • Liza says:

      Cruz is a one trick pony. I think it’s going to be Rubio for the same reason it was Romney. He is the most presentable, seems a little less crazy than the others. But, yeah, regarding Cruz being born in Canada, the right wing is never bothered by their own hypocrisy.

    • Liza says:

      Ha ha, POTUS could have easily won Iowa.

      • Ametia says:

        Hi Liza. I went to bed early last night. woke up at 2am and checked the blog. You, SG2 and elihaas were tearing it up about the caucus. I was lying in bed ROLLING WITH LAUGHTER.

      • Liza says:

        Hey, Ametia. Well, it certainly went better than I hoped for based on polls. But the frosting on the cake would have been Bernie winning outright. Realistically, it’s a tie, so we’ve still got a race.

  16. rikyrah says:

    The Democratic Candidates Virtually Tied Last Night. Here’s What Happens Next.

    by Tara Culp-Ressler Feb 2, 2016 9:02 am

    Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton essentially tied in the Iowa caucus on Monday night, in a tight race that both camps say will help jump start their bids for the Democratic nomination. Here’s what happened last night, and what happens next:

    This was the closest Democratic Iowa caucus in history.

    As of early Tuesday morning, with all but one precinct reporting, Clinton had a razor-thin margin over Sanders — 49.86 percent to 49.57 percent. According to the chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party, the results are the closest in Iowa Democratic caucus history.


  17. rikyrah says:

    So, did the Cruz people kneecap Unca Ben, telling Iowa Caucus goers that he was dropping out of the race, so they should vote for him?

  18. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    If you can find a DVD of the documentary Booker’s Place,it is well worth viewing. Here is discussion of the movie from a 2012Democracy Nowbroadcast:


    Published on Apr 30, 2012
    DemocracyNow.org – In 1965, Booker Wright, an African-American waiter in Greenwood, Mississippi, dared to be interviewed by NBC about racism in America, a decision that forever changed his and his family’s lives. He would later be beaten by police, and ultimately be murdered. Wright’s story is told in the new documentary film, “Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story,” a collaboration between our two guests: co-producer, Yvette Johnson, Wright’s grand-daughter; and director Raymond DeFelitta, whose father, Frank DeFelitta, originally filmed the interview with Wright and later said he regretted it.

    • eliihass says:

      Tommy Vietor…hmmmmm…

      Don’t forget fam, this is Reid Cherlin’s pal – him of the hit piece on FLOTUS fame…

      Working on a campaign and whipping out photographs from the campaign, working in the White House for the President…

      Obviously none of this proves a man decent, honorable, loyal …and none of it makes a man any less malicious, underhanded or racist in thought and deed…

      By their fruits you shall know them…

  19. rikyrah says:

    Ben Norton ‏@BenjaminNorton Jan 30

    100s of masked men rampage through Stockholm station beating up refugee children in attack claimed by neo-Nazi group

  20. rikyrah says:

    So, still no internet. THEY cancelled my appointment for yesterday, and I was pissed.


    We’ll try again tomorrow.

  21. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

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