Sunday Open Thread

Have a BLESSED Sunday, Everyone.

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  1. #GoldenGlobes  Jordan Peele was telling too much truth in #GetOut and some folks couldn’t handle it. FIx your damn selves!

  2. Ametia says:

    The Gospel, According to OPRAH 💁🏽

  3. Ametia says:

    Sterling K. Brown HEY

  4. I was coming into the house through the back door and the wind blew it back on my foot. It’s swollen and so sore. Ow! Ow!

  5. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    The Harlem Globetrotters played their first game on this day, January 7, in 1927.

  6. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄😄😄

  7. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Writer, anthropologist, and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston was born on this day, January 7, in 1891.
    This definitive film biography portrays Zora Neale Hurston in all her complexity: gifted, flamboyant, and controversial but always fiercely original.

  8. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “For Many Public Housing Residents, It’s Cold Inside, Too”

    The oven was on in Patricia Elcock’s apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan because the radiators were cold — and a window in her 10-year-old grandson’s room would not close all the way. They had taped clear plastic over it, hoping the room would feel less drafty.

    “It’s cold, it’s cold, it’s cold,” said Ms. Elcock, 59, a security guard who has lived in the building at 99-103 Avenue C. for about 13 years. Other residents echoed her complaints about the heat — off more than on lately, because the boilers seem to be in perpetual disrepair — and about the slow response from the New York City Housing Authority, which runs the building.

    In the bone-chilling wake of a wind-propelled snowstorm, the city said that heating systems had failed in dozens of buildings operated by the agency and that repair crews were scrambling. Some 15,000 people, about one of every 11 living in agency buildings, did not have heat at some point during the storm.

  9. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    This a good article which some of you who are reading here might wish to print out. I plan to have it on hand to give out any time I am educating an individual about his/her White privilege and educating about the changes that need to take place:

    “Erica Garner Died of a Heart Attack. But It’s Racism That’s Killing Black Women.”

    About the death of Erica Garner there is more than sadness—there is rage. Just below the sorrow for this 27-year-old daughter, mother, activist, and emerging voice of a generation, there is fury against a system that is implicated in her death.

    We are angry because Erica was unique, special, and wholly original, and because the burdens and vulnerabilities which likely contributed to her shockingly brief life expose deep and deadly inequalities facing black women as a group. The abrupt loss of Erica Garner is more than an individual tragedy; her death, like her father’s, is a public lesson in American inequality wrought on a fragile human body for all of us to see. For Erica, there is no video and no villain, but Erica Garner’s story matters all the same.

    The Stress of the System

    We are angry because Erica Garner was not born into a fair system. Even though she was born a full quarter-century after the victories of the Civil Rights movement and lived most of her adulthood during the administration of the first black president, Erica’s life opportunities were determined from the moment of her birth by her race, gender, and zip code.

  10. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    I missed this December 20, 2017 article when it was published. I did not know about the one-way bus ticket program. My heart aches for the homeless…I would be so scared to be homeless. Why can’t we do better for those in need? America needs to reconsider and reestablish its priorities.

    Bussed out -How America moves its homeless
    Each year, US cities give thousands of homeless people one-way bus tickets out of town. An 18-month nationwide investigation by the Guardian reveals, for the first time, what really happens at journey’s end

    Here is a link to a list of 4622 opportunities for volunteers to help the homeless:

  11. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Widow Of Kansas Hate Crime Victim Makes Touching Plea For The New Year “Take some time to understand and embrace diversity in race, culture and religion,” Sunayana Dumala wrote in a Facebook post.

    Dumala also addressed her husband directly in the post, telling him about how he continues to inspire her.

    “Srinu you are very dearly missed by everyone and nothing can replace your natural aura and charisma that made you special,” she wrote. “But it is your positive attitude that is driving us forward and it is with same positivity I welcome year 2018 with the hope that we spread the message of love and empathy.”

  12. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Good Morning 🙂 I’m wishing all of you a wonderful Sunday!

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