Tag Archives: Al Green

Sunday Open Thread | #TakeAKnee ‘til change comes…..

1. #TakeAKnee is a movement started last year by NFL player Colin Kaepernick. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, 29, began kneeling during the national anthem last NFL season as a demonstration to protest (police brutally killing unarmed black men) the current treatment … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | Al Green

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Tuesday Open Thread | Music of the 1970’s

Enjoy the music of the 1970’s. Top 10, according to Billboard. 1971 1. Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin 2. Imagine – John Lennon 3. What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye 4. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green 5. Maggie … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | The Baby Makers Week: Al Green

Today’s romancer is Al Green.   Albert “Al” Greene (born April 13, 1946), often known as The Reverend Al Green, is an American singer best known for recording a series of soul hit singles in the early 1970s, including “Tired … Continue reading

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Video Highlights | 2014 Kennedy Center Honors

Tonight CBS airs the 2014 Kennedy Centers Honors at 9 p.m.ET/8 p.m. CT.  Watch it here.   This year’s honorees are: Lilly Tomlin Al Green Tom Hanks Sting Patricia McBride Mavis Staples and Sam Moore, took folks in the KC … Continue reading

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Video | Sybrina Fulton: “Please Use My Story, Please Use My Tragedy, Please Use My Broken Heart …

Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, holds up a card with a photo of her son as she speaks at the National Urban League’s annual conference, Friday, July 26, 2013, in Philadelphia. / AP Photo/Matt Rourke Watch her impassioned speech … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread

Let’s Stay Together Little did we know the President could sing Eloquent notes from the once gospel king There is much we let slip but should we be So blind we close our eyes that we might not see Since, … Continue reading

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