Category Archives: Empowerment

Open Thread | Thank You, Madam Speaker…..for Everything…

For every bill that you fought for… For knowing how to count votes and drag legislation over the finish line… For every fight you won… For the healthcare that 20 million more Americans enjoy…. For being on the side of … Continue reading

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Open Thread | This Is A Positive Change

I do believe the larger conversation that we have on mental health today is positive. We must continue to remove the stigma. This isn’t true. First, you have to recognize the language older generations used to talk about MH. “The … Continue reading

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Weekend Open Thread – A Tribute to the G.O.A.T. – Serena Williams

I remember reading about the Williams Sisters in Sports Illustrated, when Richard Williams was being vilified for his stance about not letting his daughters play in all those Junior tournaments… Who did this Negro think he was? They made such … Continue reading

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Weekend Open Thread | RIP, Lamont Dozier

I thought that we would take this weekend to remember Lamont Dozier, who passed away this week at the age of 81. Lamont Dozier, who helped define the Motown sound, dies at 81 By Brian Murphy August 9, 2022 at … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Wakanda Forever

I am a movie fanatic. Have been ever since I was a kid. There are two things that I miss most because of this pandemic. Going to the movies is one of them. I have held strong, but I might … Continue reading

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Weekend Open Thread

The Vice-President spoke at the BOULE of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

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Open Thread | Day 2 – Ketanji Brown Jackson Hearings

The GOP showed their entire azz yesterday.😠 But, Judge Brown gave a Master Class in Black Professional Sensibilities.👊🏾👊🏾 Today, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is demonstrating the breadth and depth of her legal expertise from her experience working at ALL levels … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Dr. King!

You helped change the world. You certainly changed my world. I have so many opportunities because of your battles. Share this clip of my father. We must study him beyond the end of ‘I Have a Dream.’ (and that’s taken … Continue reading

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Open Thread | A Little Black Excellence Today

I am very psyched to see King Richard. From everything that I am reading, it is well done. Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Will Smith for Entertainment Weekly's cover shoot portraits. ❤❤❤ #KingRichard — Luis. (@serenapower_) November 2, 2021 Venus … Continue reading

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Open Thread | So, Manchin and Sinema Are THE Problem

Standing in the way of the Democrats passing sweeping legislation that will transform the lives of millions of Americans. 😠😠 This is the basis of the platform that Democrats should be able to run on in 2022.😠 1. Manchin always … Continue reading

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