Daily Archives: December 5, 2016

President Obama | 2106 Kennedy Center Honors Reception

This is the President Obama’s last Kennedy Center Honors Reception. Al Pacino, Mavis Staples, Martha Argerich, James Taylor, and The Eagles THE 39TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 27 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television … Continue reading

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#DylannRoof Federal Death Penalty Trial: Jury qualifications Day 6

Accused Emanuel AME Church shooter Dylann Roof filed a motion Sunday asking a federal judge to let his defense team represent him again, but only through the guilt phase of his death penalty trial set to begin in three days. … Continue reading

Posted in Black Lives Matter, crime, Criminal Justice, Current Events, Department of Justice, Domestic violence, Gun Violence, Hate Crime, Institutional Racism, Jim Crow laws, JusticeForEmanuel 9, Murder, News, Open Thread, racial hate, racial terror, Racism, Violence, White Supremacy | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 34 Comments

Monday Open Thread | Christmas Jams

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree is a Christmas song written by Johnny Marks and recorded by Brenda Lee in 1958 on Decca9-30776. Although Decca released it in both 1958 and again in 1959, it did not sell well until Lee … Continue reading

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