Tuesday Open Thread | Colin Kaepernick to continue his protest of the National Anthem

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99 Responses to Tuesday Open Thread | Colin Kaepernick to continue his protest of the National Anthem

  1. Liza says:

    I just read that Lil’ Debbie Wasserman Schultz won the primary in her congressional district. That is a damn shame. Nothing but an endorsement for corruption. The majority of people really don’t care, apparently. Voting is all we have in a representative form of government. So why vote for corruption?

  2. BYE Angela Corey! As the old folks say in my neck of the woods…can I get a witness?! 🙌

  3. Thank you, God! Thank you so much! The sweetest news I read on Twitter tonight.


  4. rikyrah says:

    #JamarionRobinson @pinkpanorama
    My dad, an Afro-American Vietnam vet: the curtians were lowered when we passed through white towns.


  5. rikyrah says:

    Olivia @SimplyRisque
    Girl: Chris Brown pulled a gun on me
    Police: we need evidence, besides you were trespassing
    Girl: I’m white

  6. rikyrah says:

    hat tip- POU:

    Mike Luckovich is the cartoonist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He doesn’t allow comments on his pictures online and it drives the racists bananas. They can’t stand him. I know they are frothing at the mouth and if history is any indication, they will now proceed to ramble all over every other article and column’s comment section (doesn’t matter if its sports or business or editorials LOL) about today’s cartoon.


  7. rikyrah says:



  8. rikyrah says:

    DL Hughley destroys Kaepernick critics: Blacks don’t get a ‘Sunday off’ from racist reality
    30 AUG 2016 AT 09:34 ET

    D.L. Hughley has had enough of Americans who get more upset by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sitting during the national anthem than by police brutality against black Americans.

    While being interviewed by Chris Cuomo on CNN Tuesday, Hughley said that people are free to criticize Kaepernick, but he asked why they don’t speak up more when they see stories about police shooting unarmed black men.

    “You’ll see people come out and say… they are opposed to what Kaepernick is doing,” he said. “None of those people come out and say anything when people are being brutalized.”

    Hughley went on to say that many people are upset at Kaepernick because football is an escape from reality, and they don’t want to have that escape interrupted by serious political issues.

    “Football is an escape, and black people oftentimes don’t get an escape from reality,” he said. “Reality confronts us all the time, there’s no Sunday off.”

  9. rikyrah says:


    HE hits her…and then, KILLS HER?



    Ohio Man Fatally Shoots Black Woman With Assault Rifle After Hitting Her Car

    A 53-year-old Ohio woman was brutally murdered by a man who caused a car accident with her vehicle in the Cleveland area Saturday, according to multiple reports.

    Deborah Pearl, a mother and employee of a Cleveland Area Harley Davidson diner, was reportedly shot by Matthew Ryan Desha, a 29-year-old man toting a high-powered assault rifle, who police say killed her after hitting her with his jeep.

    Shortly after 7:20 a.m., Pearl was headed to work when Desha reportedly ran a red light at an intersection and hit her car, flipping his vehicle multiple times in the process. Afterward, Pearl is said to have stepped out of her car to assess the damage, at which time, he grabbed his rifle and shot at her at least 12 times, reports say.

    According to the New York Daily News, she could be heard screaming on 911 call tapes. Witness testimony revealed she had her hands up in the air as the man approached her before killing her.

  10. rikyrah says:

    How Michelle Obama got the job of being first lady so right
    Last updated 18:47, August 28 2016

    When Michelle Obama took to the stage at the recent Democratic National Convention, she reminded millions of people in America and around the world that when the Obamas leave the White House in January, we will not just be losing a respected leader in the president, but in the first lady as well.

    The 52-year-old’s speech was a genuine show-stopper – forceful, authentic, dignified and full of heart, just like her. “Our motto is, when they go low, we go high,” she said of her husband’s critics, staring down the camera.

    The speech came during a period of bitter partisan division in America. But instead of responding in kind to the ugly and juvenile rhetoric of Republican candidate Donald Trump, she elevated the tone by expressing an enduring optimism about the American dream – in a way that only a woman with her extraordinary life story could have.

  11. rikyrah says:

    KY Legislator: Voicemail shows Bevin threatened him
    12:30 p.m. EDT August 30, 2016

    A Democratic state legislator alleges Gov. Matt Bevin left a message threatening him and his district on his voicemail one day after he refused to change parties.

    In the message, a copy of which was obtained late Monday by the Courier-Journal, Bevin told state Rep. Russ Meyer that he disagreed with his “decisions” and said he needed to understand how they will impact “you, your seat, your district.”

    A month and a half after Bevin made the phone call, Meyer said he learned that the administration had canceled an $11.2 million transportation project that he said is crucial to his district – a move Meyer said is “absolutely” payback for his refusal to change parties.

  12. rikyrah says:

    Trump Ally: No Voting Rights For Women Using Free Birth Control & Welfare Recipients
    Tuesday, 8/30/2016 12:13 pm

    Wayne Allyn Root, a Donald Trump admirer who often claims to be in frequent contact with the GOP candidate and has led campaign rallies for him in Nevada, said yesterday that people who receive federal benefits such as Medicaid, welfare and food stamps should lose their right to vote, as should women who use “free contraception” under the Affordable Care Act.

    Root’s plan would cut a large swath of Americans from the voter rolls: Roughly one in five Americans benefit from means-tested benefit programs, while 67 percent of women with private health insurance use copay-free contraception through the Affordable Care Act (which, by the way, is paid for by insurance companies, not by the federal government).

    Root told Virginia radio host Rob Schilling yesterday that much of the energy behind Trump’s campaign, as he discusses in his new book “Angry White Male,” is that the country is “evenly divided between the makers and the takers,” so “the middle class is basically paying, paying, paying and the poor get everything free, and it’s a disaster.”

    Root said that he had recently seen a map on the internet showing that if only “taxpayers” had been allowed to vote, the 2012 election would have been “a Republican sweep.”

  13. rikyrah says:

    From sag at POU:

    sagittarius MsKitty
    Hey MsKitty!

    I hear you… some folks justified my ‘lukewarm, I ain’t zactly sure ’bout you, Imma keep my eye in you’ feelings (e.g. Brees, Rice). Stephen A. and Tiki got first class compartments on the Coon Train, so no surprises there. Very disappointed in Richard Sherman and Cam Newton.

    The upside of this and the lesson that Black Twitter is teaching: we GOT you! Stand on truth, live your truth and be proud of Black, and We GOT YOU!

    What’s really sad and pathetic is that everybody on the Coon Train better be on their knees praying 3 times daily that they don’t get that Negro wake-up call. Cause they blew. Nobody’s got them like that and nobody’s checking for them like that.

    To have that kind of estrangement from culture, family – although there are millions of Black folk in this country, somehow we always know the one, who knows the one, who is the friend to the aunt of the nephew who is the second cousin 4 times removed of the coon. And we will look at him/her, do a double-take and throw another glance. Then, we will whisper, and throw another glance. Won’t approach, won’t say a word, just whisper. And glance. To be thought a stranger, maybe even an enemy, to all that you’ve known and whom you’ve known has got to be one of the most miserable existences on this planet. And the coons bring it on themselves by portraying themselves as better/more than, but really deep down thinking they are less than white and blackness is inferior.

    I’ll end my rant on this note: too bad social media/Black Twitter wasn’t around when MJ was going through that BS – I think he would have lived longer.

  14. rikyrah says:

    Here is what RG3 had to say about Kaepernick.

    “My job isn’t to judge what another man feels about anything, so that’s where I stand with that,” Griffin said Tuesday before Browns practice.

    “I think you definitely have to bring a spotlight to issues that you feel are pertinent to society,” Griffin said. “Colin Kaepernick’s stance on the American flag, I can’t judge him for that. My stance is that for me, I’m a military brat. My parents both served. My dad did 21 [years]. My mom did 13. So that represents something totally different for me. So I can’t judge him on what his stance is or what his beliefs are. I can only just go about it the way I know how to.”

    “It’s not my place to judge what he wants to do or what he doesn’t want to do. So I’m focused on playing football, and if there’s any social issues that I feel like I need to address, then I’ll address them in my own way. But I’m not going to judge another man for addressing it how he wants to address it.”

  15. Ametia says:

    Has Jesse Williams weighed in on Colin? Just asking.

  16. Black Twitter is roasting Rodney Harrison ass.

  17. Whew lawd! Twitter lit up Jerry Rice and Rodney Harrison’s ass.

  18. Look who has the GALL to weigh in about Kaepernick? White privilege is a mofo!


    • Ametia says:

      Because Ben Roethislberger is sipping from that cup-o-white male privilege, he can disagree with Colin Kaepernick, while BEN’S groping and being charged with SEXUAL ASSAULT is GLOSSED OVER.


    • Ametia says:

      Sit your ass down Cumo, what exactly is the ‘right way’ Colin should have made his statement?

    • Ametia says:

      The ‘RIGHT WAY’ is the ‘WHITE WAY’ meaning, Colin needs their permission first, and they he needs to take directions on how to say it that doesn’t point to POLICE BRUATLITY, RACIAL PROFILING,

      Those PESKY LIL DETAILS, don’t cha know!

  19. Liza says:

    KING: Murder charge in Delaware student’s death raises questions
    Shaun King
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 12:19 PM

    Malcolm Evans had his whole life ahead of him. Having just finished his first year at Delaware State University, he dreamed of becoming a doctor.

    “He was my beautiful, sweet, loving, humble son,” said his mother, Terry Evans, at a recent press conference announcing a $40,000 reward for his killer. “I just can’t tell you the hole that we all have in our hearts.”

    On July 9, Malcolm, who was just 19, woke up dutifully at 3:30 a.m. to drive to the summer job he had at FedEx. In a month, he was due back at Delaware State, but wanted to earn some cash beforehand. At 4 a.m. he got in his car, in Bear, Delaware, and began making the early morning trek to his job.

    He never made it there.

    As he was driving out of the entrance of his neighborhood, a single shot was fired through his BMW and struck him directly in the chest. Incapacitated, he crashed the car. Witnesses saw several men flee the scene before emergency personnel arrived.

    The gunshot was fatal. Malcolm’s father, Kevin, said his son was an organ donor and was able to donate his heart, liver and both kidneys to people in need.

    Nearly 45 days later, police on Friday finally made an arrest. To say who they arrested was strange is an understatement.

    Charged with first-degree murder and two gun charges was 46-year-old Cheryl Jennings, a resident in Malcolm’s neighborhood. “This arrest by no means marks the end of our involvement or the end of this investigation,” said the local Chief of Police E.M. Setting. Many questions remain and police have given very few motives.


  20. The soul patrol is out, y’all. Go sit your ass down Rodney Harrison.


    • Liza says:

      Yeah, I was thinking that many of these young folks in their twenties are learning this history for the first time. Maybe some learn in high school or college, but I doubt it’s the majority, and whatever they’re taught would certainly not be comprehensive or in-depth. You have to go out of your way to really learn history in this country, you have to really want to know.

      I have no idea what that would be like, getting this all at once, and realizing that it is all connected to what happened before and what is happening now.

      Knowledge is power. Keep it flowing.

  21. rikyrah says:

    I and I Alone: Donald Trump’s Campaign and the Arrogance of White Privilege

    Trevor LaFauci
    August 28, 2016

    Campaigns are a reflection of their candidate.

    With the current 2016 presidential election cycle, we’ve seen this time and time again. Whether it was Bernie Sanders and his campaign’s increasing negativity once it became apparent he wouldn’t be the Democratic nominee or Ted Cruz and his campaign’s willingly getting down in the gutter against his Republican opponents, we’ve seen multiple campaigns take on the true personality of their candidate once those campaigns faced adversity. With both the Sanders and Cruz campaigns, this increased negativity came at a time where they were being beaten on the policy side by their opponents so they felt they had no choice but to lob baseless attacks as a last-ditch Hail Mary effort. Not only did these efforts fail, but the general public was left with a lasting impression of two bitter, defeated candidates who would go on to become a simple footnote in the annals of presidential campaign history.

    The current contrast between Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s campaigns can be simply explained by the candidates themselves. For Hillary Clinton, she has truly learned the lessons of 2008 and have applied those lessons to her 2016 campaign. She has surrounded herself with young, talented advisors and campaign staff. She has prioritized the swing states, fully staffing those states beginning in April with hundreds of field organizers and has already gone ahead with a full ad blitz nearly five months before the election. At the same time, she has not written off any states and has numerous staff in the suddenly competitive states such as Georgia, Arizona, Missouri, North Carolina, and Utah. All of these efforts in conjunction with a 50-state strategy has made the Clinton campaign a reflection of the candidate: a methodical, detailed, and driven enterprise geared at not only winning the White House but also flipping control of the Senate and making significant gains in the House as well.

    Compare all this to The Donald.

  22. Ametia says:

    off to a meeting for a few hours….

  23. Ametia says:

    Colin Kaepernick be like


    michelle-obama-who gone check me boo

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  26. Ametia says:

    Go Colin Kaep!!!!!!

  27. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning 😊, Everyone 😆

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