Author Archives: rikyrah

WHERE is the Military picture of Gavin Long?

I have a personal rule whenever I hear about a shooting. IF you don’t see the picture of the ‘Alleged’ Shooter within 6 hours of the story, 9 times out of 10, the shooter is White. When the guy – … Continue reading

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Sunday Open Thread

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

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Saturday Open Thread | 2016 Tony Award Winners: Paul Tazewell

Our last 2016 Tony Award Winner for this week is Paul Tazewell, who won the Tony for Best Costume Design for Hamilton.   Paul Tazewell is a Tony award winning costume designer for the theatre, dance, and opera. He received … Continue reading

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The Massacre of Dallas Police Officers- The NRA Built That

When I first heard about there being snipers attacking police, the image of my mind is what I grew up with in tv and movies – the sniper, perched alone, waiting for the opportunity to shoot. Then, I remembered that … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread | 2016 Tony Award Winners: Cynthia Erivo

Today’s Tony Winner is Cynthia Erivo, who won Best Actress in a Musical for the Color Purple, where she played Celie.  

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His name is Philando Castile. He was murdered by the police in Falcon Heights, Minnesota

Philando Castile was stopped for a “routine ” traffic stop. AND NOW IS DEAD!! Asked for his information,  he volunteered to his murderer that he had a weapon, because he had a  permit. And yet, somehow,  even after offering that … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | 2016 Tony Award Winners: Leslie Odom Jr.

Today is the winner of Best Actor in a Musical: Leslie Odom Jr., for Hamilton, where he played Aaron Burr.   He did a series on Broadway.com called Aaron Burr, Sir- Backstage with Leslie Odom Jr. They are up to … Continue reading

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