Category Archives: Politics

#BlackHistoryMonth Moment: #ConvictLeasing-Remembering the Blacks that REBUILT the South! [details]

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We are CLOSING OUT Black History Month 2019!  The MONTH just FLEW BY!  We will CONTINUE to champion and CELEBRATE the GREAT CONTRIBUTIONS to this COUNTRY and BEYOND by MY PEOPLE!

Before the MONTH is out we have to RECOGNIZE the HARDWORKING BLACKS that helped to REBUILD this COUNTRY–LITERALLY.

Let’s talk about CONVICT LEASING. Convict leasing was a system of penal labor practiced in the Southern United States. Convict leasing provided prisoner labor to private parties, such as plantation owners and corporations (e.g. Tennessee Coal and Iron Company). The lessee was responsible for feeding, clothing, and housing the prisoners. Continue reading #BlackHistoryMonth Moment: #ConvictLeasing-Remembering the Blacks that REBUILT the South! [details]

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Happy #PresidentsDay! Why do we CELEBRATE? [details]

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Washington’s Birthday is a United States federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States, who was born on February 22, 1732. Since the Uniform Federal Holidays Act of 1971, its observance can occur between February 15 and 21 inclusive.
Continue reading Happy #PresidentsDay! Why do we CELEBRATE? [details]

#SuperBowlLIII: #GladysKnight WOWS with the National Anthem! [vid]

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Gladys Knight kicked off Super Bowl LIII on Sunday with her rousing rendition of the national anthem.

The seven-time Grammy winner, 74, who was born and raised in Atlanta, wore a white dress and silver booties with an embellished headband for her performance — which was intercut with footage of armed service members.
Continue reading #SuperBowlLIII: #GladysKnight WOWS with the National Anthem! [vid]

#Trump ex-lawyer sentenced to 3 years in PRISON! [vid]

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“Mr. Cohen should have known better.” — Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen was sentenced to 36 months in prison. He is ordered to surrender on March 6.
Continue reading #Trump ex-lawyer sentenced to 3 years in PRISON! [vid]

#BobDole (95) STANDS from his wheelchair to SALUTE former President #GeorgeHWBush! [vid]

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In a FINAL show of RESPECT, Bob Dole at the age of 95 STOOD from his wheelchair to give a final SALUTE to former President George H.W. Bush at his funeral!
Continue reading #BobDole (95) STANDS from his wheelchair to SALUTE former President #GeorgeHWBush! [vid]

#GeorgeHWBush has died at 94! [details]

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Our 41st President, George H.W. Bush has passed away at the age of 94!

[via New York Times]
Bush, the 41st president of the United States and the father of the 43rd, who steered the nation through a tumultuous period in world affairs but was denied a second term after support for his presidency collapsed under the weight of an economic downturn and his seeming inattention to domestic affairs, died on Friday night at his home in Houston. He was 94.
Continue reading #GeorgeHWBush has died at 94! [details]

#CNN FIRES commentator #MarcLamontHill after U.N. speech advocating for Palestinian rights! [details]

 
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It appears that Marc Lamont Hill, a commentator for CNN has been FIRED after his speech at the U.N. calling for a “free Palestine from the river to the sea.”
Continue reading #CNN FIRES commentator #MarcLamontHill after U.N. speech advocating for Palestinian rights! [details]

Democrats NOMINATE #NancyPelosi for speaker of the House! [details]

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House Democrats voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to nominate Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to the Speakership in a 203-32 vote.
Continue reading Democrats NOMINATE #NancyPelosi for speaker of the House! [details]

#Nike backing #Kaepernick was a BUSINESS move along with social change! [details]

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Nike’s 30th anniversay ‘Just Do It’ roll-out according to them is rooted in sparking a conversation leading to SOCIAL CHANGE…and it WILL, but the BOTTOM LINE is the bottom line…the MONEY!
Continue reading #Nike backing #Kaepernick was a BUSINESS move along with social change! [details]

Senator #JohnMcCain has passed away at 81! [details]

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Sad news to report today.  Just a few days SHY of his 82nd birthday, Senator John McCain has passed away. Continue reading Senator #JohnMcCain has passed away at 81! [details]