Monday Open Thread

Happy Monday, everyone. I no longer sit and watch cable tv news or opinion shows. I surf the net and pick out what I want to watch on my own time.

Here are a few items to share with you, ICYMI:

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69 Responses to Monday Open Thread

  1. Ametia says:

    Kyrsten Sinema wins in Arizona as Democrats capture a longtime GOP Senate seat
    Rep. Sinema narrowly edged out Republican Rep. Martha McSally in the open-seat race, the Associated Press projected. Sinema will replace retiring Sen. Jeff Flake (R). Sinema’s win narrows the GOP majority in the Senate to 51-47.

    Two other races remain unresolved, the close contest in Florida between Gov. Rick Scott (R) and Sen. Bill Nelson (D) and a Nov. 27 runoff in Mississippi, pitting appointed Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith against Democrat Mike Espy.

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  2. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Today, let us remember the heroes of the WWII 761st Tank Battalion known as the “Black Panthers.”
    From Wikipedia:

    The 761st Tank Battalion was an independent tank battalion of the United States Army during World War II. The 761st was made up primarily of African-American soldiers, who by federal law were not permitted to serve alongside white troops; the military did not officially desegregate until after World War II. They were known as the “Black Panthers” after their unit’s distinctive insignia; their motto was “Come out fighting”. The battalion received a Presidential Unit Citation for its actions. In addition, a large number of individual members also received medals, including one Medal of Honor, 11 Silver Stars and about 300 Purple Hearts.[ They have been called “one of the most effective tank battalions in World War II”–american-soldiers-black-panthers.jpg

    Here is a “Destination Freedom” radio broadcast dramatization about the 761st Tank Battalion and an eighteen-year-old Lt. Mitchell who lost his legs in battle. He had held track records in college and had hoped to win more after the war. —->

  3. Ametia says:

    Word of the Day : November 12, 2018

    Admonish ; verb ad-MAH-nish

    1 a : to indicate duties or obligations to
    b : to express warning or disapproval to especially in a gentle, earnest, or solicitous manner
    2 : to give friendly earnest advice or encouragement to
    3 : to say (something) as advice or a warning

  4. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

    • Ametia says:

      Good Morning, Rikyrah & Everyone.

      • yahtzeebutterfly says:

        Good Morning, Ametia. Thank you for posting the two important videos today. I would would have missed them if not for your Monday posting.

        Yesterday, I discovered the 1948-1950 Chicago radio program “Destination Freedom” which were a series dramatizations of African American biography and history. I listened to the one on Frederick Douglas yesterday and then the one on Dorothy Maynor (concert singer) this morning.

        Here is a Google page where the “Destination Freedom” programs are available on Youtube:

        You can continuing clicking onto page 2, page 3 at the bottom to find more. These programs are absolutely amazing performances providing super educational opportunities!

        Here is the one on Frederick Douglas:

        “Published on Jun 27, 2014
        Richard Durham’s Destination Freedom premiered on June 27, 1948 on Chicago radio WMAQ. Durham’s vision was to reeducate the masses on the image of African American society, since it was tainted with stereotypes that threatened to tear its beautiful culture apart. The danger was so imminent, that many White Supremacy groups protested, such as the White Knights of Columbus. Week after week, Durham would generate all-out attacks on southern bias, the Ku Klux Klan, on the attitudes of rednecks and the mentality of the mob. For two straight years, Durham wrote script after script for Destination Freedom and asked for nothing in return. In 1950, Durham’s financial needs exceeded his push for equality, so he opted to accept an offer by Don Ameche to write a vehicle for him. After Durham left, the station quickly changed the shows premise to a white show, in order to rival Paul Revere Speaks, which was a popular show at the time. For about 50 years, the show was long forgotten until some transcripts were found, and the voices of freedom, played by Fred Pinkard, Oscar Brown Jr., Wezlyn Tilden, and Janice Kingslow, were heard once more.”

      • Ametia says:

        Hi yathzee. Thanks for your contributions.

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