Sunday Open Thread – HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

Good Morning. I hope that you are enjoying this weekend with family and friends.


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53 Responses to Sunday Open Thread – HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

  1. Liza says:

    I loved this song when it was on the radio. Everyone did.

  2. rikyrah says:

    I am back from the store. I am following one of the YouTube vloggers that I follow. She is a Black vegan. In one of her “what I eat in a day” videos, she was raving about the mixture of kale and sweet potatoes. So, that’s going to be lunch for this week. Here’s too hoping.😄😄

  3. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Michael Jordan, Will Smith & More: How Fatherhood Changed These Dads | The Oprah Winfrey Show

  4. Liza says:

    Today. I'm remembering my father Eric Garner. My heart goes out to all the families missing their fathers for ANY reason. #HappyFathersDay— officialERICA GARNER (@es_snipes) June 18, 2017


  5. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    So moving, so touching *tears*

  6. Ametia says:

    ‘Queen Sugar’ returns with two-night opener on OWN

    After last year’s highly successful debut, “Queen Sugar” returns to OWN with a two-night season premiere of the family drama on Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 p.m. The hour-long series will airs regularly at 10 p.m. Wednesdays.

    From Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay and executive producer Oprah Winfrey, the contemporary drama, based on the book by Natalie Baszile, chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings in Saint Josephine, La. After a family tragedy, the Bordelons must navigate the triumphs and struggles of their complicated lives in order to run an ailing sugarcane farm.

    The cast returns with Rutina Wesley as Nova, a journalist and activist; Dawn Lyen Gardner as Charley, the savvy wife and manager of a professional basketball star; and Kofi Siriboe as Ralph Angel, a former felon in search of redemption.

  7. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “Raising Bertie” is a longitudinal documentary feature following three young African American boys over the course of six years as they grow into adulthood in Bertie County, a rural African American-led community in Eastern North Carolina. Through the intimate portrayal of these boys, this powerful vérité film offers a rare in-depth look at the issues facing America’s rural youth and the complex relationships between generational poverty, educational equity, and race. The evocative result is an experience that encourages us to recognize the value and complexity in lives all too often ignored.
    – Written by Kartemquin Films

    Here is a video telling about the school called the Hive.
    “Vivian Saunders and One Economy: A Hive of Miracles”

  8. yahtzeebutterfly says:


    The Texas African American History Memorial:

  9. Ametia says:
  10. Ametia says:

    STONKETTE–go read the entire thread

    Is healthcare a right? Yes or no. Everything else is just details.

    If we all agree that healthcare is not a basic right of human existence, then we must acknowledge that healthcare is a privilege.

    And not everybody is privileged.

    That’s the whole definition of privilege. Some people have it, some don’t.
    If the answer is no, it’s not a right, then healthcare is a privilege and we are not obligated to guarantee every person will be able to get healthcare. The privileged get it. Those of lesser fortune don’t.  Simple as that. Oh sure, we might provide some charity, some help for the non-privileged, but we are by no means under any moral obligation to do so.  If we’ve got extra money, if we’re feeling generous, sure. What the hell. But otherwise, no.
    If you can afford it, you get it.

    If you can’t, you don’t.

    And you should at least be honest enough to admit that’s what you’re up to. I want to hear every politician, every candidate for office, go on the record, yes or no. And if it’s no, if you believe healthcare is a privilege of those who can afford it, then have the guts to look into the camera and say so. And if you’re voted out of office as a result, or stripped of your privilege by the mob, well, that’s just too goddamned bad.

    If healthcare isn’t a right, then it’s just another line item in the budget, next to bridges and warships and farm subsidies.

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      Excellent article!

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      Yes, it definitely is thought provoking…requiring honesty. No way should a person’s health status be dependent on privilege.

      A kind and compassionate community/country would push for the right of every individual to have health care. Our legislators have to declare just who they are and what is in their hearts. Health care should be a right.

    • rikyrah says:

      They are on point.
      Good article.

  11. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    6/18/1899: William H. Richardson patents baby buggy in US

  12. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Black History– The History behind Juneteenth:

  13. We having a Father’s Day celebration at my son-in-laws grandparents. I cooked last night. I’m warming up my broccoli and rice casserole. Jason’s grandmother is frying fish and Jason’s grandpa is BBQing a Brisket and chicken. LOL! I made Potato Salad, Broccoli & Rice, Pasta Salad. Jonne is making green beans and bringing drinks and watermelons. And who knows what else Jason’s grandma is cooking? I know she did cakes a couple of days ago…so there you go.

  14. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Juneteenth Celebrations going on this weekend in so many places. Here are two:

  15. rikyrah says:

    They have found all the missing sailors in Japan.
    May they RIP😥😥😥

  16. rikyrah says:

    Happy Father’s Day to all the men taking care of business.

  17. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning Everyone 😐😐 😐

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