Monthly Archives: January 2018

Wednesday Open Thread | Biden: McConnell stopped Obama from calling out Russians

Former Vice President Joe Biden blamed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for refusing to sign a bipartisan statement condemning Russia’s interference in the run-up to the 2016 presidential elections. Biden, speaking at an event hosted by the Council of Foreign … Continue reading

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Hugh Masekela, Father Of South African Jazz, Dies At 78

#RIPHughMasekela  💔💔💔 Thank you for the music Hugh Masekela, the legendary South African jazz musician who recorded more than 40 solo albums and collaborated with artists ranging from Harry Belafonte to Paul Simon, has died at 78 after a protracted battle … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread

One of the MOST profoundly, powerful WOMEN in the world–our FLOTUS

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Monday Open Thread

ICYMI Does recognizing privilege influence your politics? News host Kerri Miller spoke with Ijeoma Oluo, the author of “So You Want to Talk About Race.” https://www.mprnews.org/listen?name=/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2018/01/15privilege_politics_20180115_64.mp3

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Sunday Open Thread

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

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Saturday Open Thread

Found this piece of history. Our history is so diverse. Mae Reeves started Mae’s Millinery Shop in 1940 with a $500 bank loan. It stayed open until 1997. See her ornate hats in our collection: https://t.co/pHyhoQAQ1c #HiddenHerstory #NationalHatDay pic.twitter.com/GuhPNVVq1g — … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread | The DREAMers Deserve More Than To Have Their Lives In This Kind of Flux….

Over three million people are in the shadows. Three million people whose lives are completely in flux. They deserve so much more than what the GOP has in store for them. It’s just one nightmare after another, and it’s NOT … Continue reading

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History professor predicts Mueller will reveal Trump crimes that will ‘shock the nation’ — and force GOP to impeach

Historian Allan Lichtman is known for making accurate predictions — and he’s more certain than ever that President Donald Trump will be impeached this spring. The American University history professor has correctly predicted the winner of every presidential election since … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | Doesn’t Take A Lot of Money to Become an Inspiration

Why Aesha Ash is Wandering Around Inner City Rochester In A Tutu Growing up in inner city Rochester, NY, Aesha Ash was just one of the neighborhood kids. She’d imagine people driving by, judging her by her black skin. “They’d … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | A Piece of History That All Should Know

I learn something new everyday. I had never heard of this American Hero. Meet The Fearless Cook Who Secretly Fed — And Funded — The Civil Rights Movement January 15, 20187:00 AM ET In December 1955, after Rosa Parks refused … Continue reading

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