Author Archives: rikyrah

Open Thread | What Competent Leadership Can Do

The election of Joe Biden as President has literally been about saving lives.   As of today, every American is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. For yourself, your neighbors, and your family — please, get your vaccine. — … Continue reading

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Former Vice-President Walter Mondale Has Died. He was 93 years old.

RIP. A genuinely good and decent man. A good public servant. CONFIRMED: Former Vice President Walter Mondale, widely credited for elevating the role of vice president and known for his work on foreign affairs and the environment, died today at … Continue reading

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Open Thread | We Are Going Through Some Stuff In Chicago

We just are. And, the Mayor has been under fire because of the latest police shooting of that 13 year old child. And, while I have not been all around pleased with the Mayor’s response, I am not calling for … Continue reading

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Weekend Open Thread

Good Morning. I hope that you are enjoying this weekend virtually with family and friends.     This cover is one of the rare occasions where the cover just knocks it out of the park, and takes the song to … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Beginning the Weekend With Good News 😊

I can’t wait for this to be completed. Michelle and I are thrilled to be one step closer to bringing the Obama Presidential Center to the South Side of Chicago. We hope it will help lift up the South Side … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Funny Thing About Infrastructure

The President and the Democrats are proposing a two trillion infrastructure plan.     The Republicans think that someone is playing with them. They are trying to find a way to combat the Democrats’ proposal. Their old playbook doesn’t work. … Continue reading

Posted in Black History, Economics, Economy, Infrastructure, Institutional Racism, Jobs, Open Thread, Politics, President Joe Biden | Tagged , , , , , , | 33 Comments

Open Thread | Where Are We, With Respect To Vaccination?

Even though I am fully vaccinated and past the 14 day wait for antibodies, I will be fully double masked until September at the earliest. Waiting for the government to take these vaccines of “emergency” status, so that employers can … Continue reading

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Weekend Open Thread

Good Morning. I hope that you are enjoying this weekend virtually with family and friends.   The Official Portraits of 46 and MVP JOE AND KAMALA SNAPPED! — Madam Vice President Harris is GOAT! (@flywithkamala) April 8, 2021

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Open Thread | More of the New Jim Crow

Texas has decided that Georgia shouldn’t be alone.   The Texas Senate just voted to limit Texans' voting options. Senate Bill 7, a GOP priority, would limit early voting hours, prohibit drive-thru voting and bar local election officials from proactively … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Hardships of Black Farmers

In this past COVID Relief bill, $ 5 Billion went specifically to Black farmers. Something Senator PittyPat of South Carolina had the nerve to call reparations. AS IF. This is only part of the truth that Black farmers have always … Continue reading

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