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Weekend Open Thread

Good Morning. I hope that you are enjoying this weekend virtually with family and friends.   Wow😳😳😳 Frederick Douglass, the mighty abolitionist, was the single most photographed person in the United States during the nineteenth century. Here's how he might've … Continue reading

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Open Thread | The House Passes H. R. 1. This MUST Be Signed Into Law

The House just passed H.R. 1. This MUST BE PASSED BY THE SENATE AND SENT TO 46 TO SIGN INTO LAW!   H.R. 1, the "For the People Act': Overhauls government ethics and campaign finance laws Creates automatic voter registration … Continue reading

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Open Thread | More on Vaccinations

Update on Vaccinations. It makes such a difference to have a Federal Administration that actually wants to help you and not kill you. But, I am tired of folks trying to gaslight people about the J and J vaccine. Is … Continue reading

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Vernon Jordan, Civil Rights Leader and Power Broker, Dead at 85

I loved his deep booming voice. His sharp wit. Vernon Jordan, Civil Rights Leader and D.C. Power Broker, Dies at 85 Mr. Jordan, who was selected to head the National Urban League while still in his 30s, counseled presidents and … Continue reading

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Open Thread | As They Push to Re-Open Schools…..

Let’s take a look at a study about COVID and transmission in schools.   @Epi_D_Nique and I collaborated to provide a user-friendly review of the CDC’s study on #Covid_19 spread in elementary #schools in one Georgia district. This study is … Continue reading

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Weekend Open Thread

Good Morning. I hope that you are enjoying this weekend virtually with family and friends.   Gorgeous 😍💕 A time–lapse of the Milky Way Galaxy in Northern Scotland photobombed by the Aurora Borealis pic.twitter.com/TxNSANea8m — 𝖠𝗆𝖻𝖾𝗋🌊 (@AnIllicitWriter) February 23, 2021

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Open Thread | What A Waste Of Resources😠

I didn’t even know this was a situation. All the underserved communities out there, and they have the nerve to not have these doctors in the pipeline? This is absolutely ridiculous. ‘I Am Worth It’: Why Thousands of Doctors in … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Got My First Shot

Well, I took my first shot last Thursday. I admit that I was part of the folks that said ‘ wait and see’. I was willing to do that. I had been living with masking and all the precautions for … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Some Thoughts on Texas

So, I was waiting to see the whole picture of this Texas energy thing to see if I was missing something. Out fellow citizens in the great state of Texas have been going through an ordeal. An ordeal of the … Continue reading

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Weekend Open Thread

Good Morning. I hope that you are enjoying this weekend virtually with family and friends.   🤗🤗🤗 "Seek to share joy with others,or to make somebody else happy,and you will find your own soul radiant with the joy you wished … Continue reading

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