Thursday Open Thread

Introducing Effie T. Brown…

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65 Responses to Thursday Open Thread

  1. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    I am sickened by what has been witnessed today.

  2. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Unarmed Native Americans being confronted by armed power of those trying to remove them.

    America needs to disarm these “removers” and consider the needs of the Native Americans of Standing Rock. Time to be the kind peace talker and brother/sister. Using the weapons of war against the Native Americans is not the answer:

  3. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “MidSouth woman donates items to new African American history museum”


    She’s been keeping pictures, magazines, and pieces of black culture since she was a young girl.

    “I promised myself that there would never be a negro child, we were then colored children, that would grow up around me and not know that we had contributed to every bit of history in America.”

    Before she spent decades teaching and coaching students in Covington and surrounding counties, she worked at Camp Tyson outside Paris, Tennessee.

    It was the 1930s and that’s where she met many black soldiers and started her scrapbook.

    “I would see soldiers on troop trains, those who came to our churches in Paris, those who visited in our homes or wherever.”

    She listened to their stories and collected information, things like where they were from and where they served.

    For years, the scrapbook was hidden in Mrs. Yarbrough’s attic.

    Now, many of the pictures and articles in it are in Washington, D.C. at the National Museum of African-American History and Culture.

    (video at the link)

  4. Liza says:

    Hacked Emails Reveal Clinton Aides Worried About Foundation Activity

    In campaign news, hacked emails from the account of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair, John Podesta, show several of her top aides were privately concerned about how the actions of the Clinton Foundation could impact her campaign. Campaign manager Robby Mook sent one email with the subject line of “Foundation vulnerability points.” In the email, he listed three points: “Money from foreign governments,” “Overseas events with foreign leaders or government officials” and “Potential conflicts from overseas-owned organizations (UK and Sweeden [sic]).” The Clinton Foundation raised $26 million from the Swedish government at the same time the government was lobbying Hillary Clinton’s State Department not to sanction Swedish businesses from working with Iran. The Swedish telecommunications giant Ericsson had sold Iran equipment that could be used to track its citizens. Meanwhile, another hacked email written by one of Bill Clinton’s closest aides shows how former President Clinton has personally profited from work tied to the foundation. The aide, Doug Band, writes that he helped secure $50 million in speaking fees and other ventures that went directly to Bill Clinton. In the email, Band described the for-profit activity of President Clinton as “Bill Clinton, Inc.” Meanwhile, in another hacked email, Chelsea Clinton accused her father’s aides of taking “significant sums of money from my parents personally.”

  5. Ametia says:

    Protesters display an effigy of Sheriff Joe wearing prison clothes in front of the U.S. District Court House on Oct. 11. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)

  6. Ametia says:

    Top of the morning to Everyone! :))))

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