Archive for June 18th, 2015

18
Jun
15

Early Bird Rise and Shine

Lisa Doctor joins a prayer circle early Thursday, June 18, 2015, down the street from the Emanuel AME Church following a shooting Wednesday night in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Today

2:15 PDT: The President delivers remarks at the Annual Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Hilton San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco, California

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Morning everyone.

18
Jun
15

Charleston

As I said on the Tweet Machine, I wasn’t going to post this ‘On This Day’ photo because of the horror of Charleston, but then…. it’s imagery like this, of our wonderful *black* First Couple, that drives the bigots insane.

So, **** them:

Our President.

Our First Lady.

Endless love for them.

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A rare honest voice:

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She’s since deleted her account.

We’ll wait to see if the ever ethical Miami Herald …. 🙄 …. deletes her as a contributor:

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18
Jun
15

This Is What Happens When White Supremacy Goes Unchecked

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All of this. This is not just for white people who pass down racism to their future generations. This is for white people who stay silent in the face of white supremacy. Racism and white supremacy is not for Black people to fix. It is on YOU. When that father, mother, aunt, uncle, nephew, niece, cousin, grandparents spew racist rhetoric, makes racist jokes, uses derogatory words to describe black people, promotes negative stereotypes of black people and laughs it off as just a joke and you stay silent, you condone it. This is serious. It is about people’s lives. Do not stay silent

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Proof once again that on some important issues, Justice Roberts is a fool

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Look at the smirk on his face. This is what the face of terrorism looks like

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Truth

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18
Jun
15

Pain

18
Jun
15

Once Again, Another Wake Up Call For America

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Continue reading ‘Once Again, Another Wake Up Call For America’

18
Jun
15

President Obama makes a statement on the Charleston Shooting

 

11:45 EDT: President Obama makes a statement on the Charleston Shooting

18
Jun
15

The Face Of Terrorism

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“Mother Emanuel” A.M.E. Church History

The history of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church reflects the development of religious institutions for African Americans in Charleston. Dating back to the fall of 1787 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Richard Allen founded the Free African Society, adhering to the Doctrines of Methodism established by John Wesley. In 1816, black members of Charleston’s Methodist Episcopal church withdrew over disputed burial ground, and under the leadership of Morris Brown. The Rev. Morris Brown organized a church of persons of color and sought to have it affiliated with Allen’s church. Three churches arose under the Free African Society and were named the “Bethel Circuit”. One of the Circuit churches was located in the suburbs of Ansonborough, Hampstead, and Cow Alley, now known as Philadelphia Alley in the French Quarters of Charleston. Emanuel’s congregation grew out of the Hampstead Church, located at Reid and Hanover Streets.

In 1822 the church was investigated for its involvement with a planned slave revolt. Denmark Vesey, one of the church’s founders, organized a major slave uprising in Charleston. Vesey was raised in slavery in the Virgin Islands among newly imported Africans. He was the personal servant of slavetrader Captain Joseph Vesey, who settled in Charleston in 1783. Beginning in December 1821, Vesey began to organize a slave rebellion, but authorities were informed of the plot before it could take place. The plot created mass hysteria throughout the Carolinas and the South. Brown, suspected but never convicted of knowledge of the plot, went north to Philadelphia where he eventually became the second bishop of the AME denomination.

During the Vesey controversy, the AME church was burned. Worship services continued after the church was rebuilt until 1834 when all black churches were outlawed. The congregation continued the tradition of the African church by worshipping underground until 1865 when it was formally reorganized, and the name Emanuel was adopted, meaning “God with us”. The wooden two-story church that was built on the present site in 1872 was destroyed by the devastating earthquake of August 31, 1886. The present edifice was completed in 1891 under the pastorate of the Rev. L. Ruffin Nichols. The magnificent brick structure with encircling marble panels was restored, redecorated and stuccoed during the years of 1949-51 under the leadership of the Rev. Frank R. Veal. The bodies of the Rev. Nichols and his wife were exhumed and entomed in the base of the steeple so that they may forever be with the Emanuel that they helped to nurture.

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This is why people are outraged, frustrated, and disgusted by what Rachel Dolezal did and continues to do. Blackness is not a goddamned costume. You can’t wash away Blackness when the day is over. Blackness is trying to navigate a world where you could be murdered at any time because of the color of your skin. If you aren’t disgusted or turned off by what she did, there is something fundamentally wrong with you

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Tell us more about how America has “overcome racism,” Bernie Sanders

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What domestic terrorism looks like

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Wearing apartheid era South African flag. This was a planned and deliberate massacre

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Continue reading ‘The Face Of Terrorism’

18
Jun
15

Morning

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Morning everyone, there just are no words.

18
Jun
15

#Charleston terrorism open thread

[tweet https://twitter.com/fordm/status/611382352812638209 align = ‘center’] [tweet https://twitter.com/brianstelter/status/611380886366502912 align = ‘center’]

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[tweet https://twitter.com/skeskali/status/611377423133773824 align = ‘center’]

[tweet https://twitter.com/HayesBrown/status/611374941661851650 align = ‘center’]

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