Black Renaissance

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  1. 1 whenpamelawandered
    February 5, 2021 at 10:28 am

    There wasn’t a dry eye in the house, the joy and relief, the Hope for a future was renewed immortally listening to this young woman speak, read, and teach us all to Remember.

    Thank you, NW, big hugs all around to all o’ y’all!


  2. February 5, 2021 at 10:58 am

    Congrats, Pamela. Co-sign your words. I might have to go buy a Time magazine which I dropped subscribing to when one of their opinion writers called President Obama a dick on national TV. I have forgotten that moron’s name.

  3. February 5, 2021 at 11:36 am

    Thanks NW. Looking fwd to Ms Gorman’s sound and light rays on Sunday!
    Busy getting snowed in here.

  4. February 5, 2021 at 11:40 am

    “Rep. Jahana Hayes, D-Conn.,
    is entering her second term in the U.S. House of Representatives. The 2016 National Teacher of the Year has served on the House education committee and has quickly become an influential voice on K-12 issues in Congress. We spoke with (her) on Jan. 28 about what educators and students need most during the coronavirus pandemic, what vaccinating teachers should and shouldn’t mean when it comes to resuming in-person classes, and what she thinks of President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 relief proposal.”
    —feeling safe at work is a baseline for everyone.

  5. 9 jer44
    February 5, 2021 at 11:42 am


    • 10 Hillary Darton
      February 5, 2021 at 8:48 pm

      Who’s going to play this Green bigot on Saturday Night Live?

      • 11 Hillary Darton
        February 5, 2021 at 8:52 pm

        I see Green’s mask says Trump won, okay I am a fan of the Dallas Cowboys. My mask says Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl. Beat Chief.!!!!

  6. February 5, 2021 at 11:51 am

    “For Amazon and Alabama, Warehouse Union Vote Would Shake Up History”
    “Some 5,800 workers of the Bessemer warehouse will begin voting by mail on Feb. 8 on whether to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union….”

    “Alabama and many states around it have right-to-work laws, which mean every worker can choose not to pay union dues.” ((Yet the union does and will represent them if needed – thus draining union coffers.))

  7. 13 jer44
    February 5, 2021 at 11:53 am

    SOON – Pres. Biden delivers remarks on state of economy – https://abcnews.go.com/live/video/special-live-2

  8. 14 jer44
    February 5, 2021 at 11:55 am

    • February 5, 2021 at 1:40 pm

      Hayes: “This point by @ewarren is really important:
      40% of people with student loan debt don’t have a college degree. They’ve basically got the worst of both worlds. Canceling a big chunk of debt would be *huge* for them.”

    • February 5, 2021 at 1:44 pm

      Senator Warren: “After the financial crisis, young people were shoved into a weak job market and plunged even deeper into student debt. Today, as they face layoffs and frozen wages in the wake of the pandemic, those barely staying afloat are now drowning. It’s time to #CancelStudentDebt.”

  9. February 5, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    President Joe Biden:
    Foreign Policy: “America is Back”

    “American alliances are our greatest asset.
    And leading with diplomacy means standing shoulder to shoulder with our allies and key partners once again. By leading with diplomacy, we must also mean engaging our adversaries and our competitors diplomatically, where it’s in our interest and advance the security of the American people. That’s why yesterday the United States and Russia agreed to extend the new START treaty for five years to preserve the only remaining treaty between our countries, safeguarding nuclear stability. At the same time, I made it clear to President Putin in a manner very different from my predecessor, that the days of the United States rolling over in the face of Russia’s’ aggressive actions, interfering with our elections, cyber attacks, poisoning its citizens are over…

    We shine the light of Liberty on oppressed people.
    We offered safe havens for those fleeing violence or persecution, and our example pushed other nations to open wide their doors as well. So today, I’m approving an executive order to begin the hard work of restoring our refugee admissions program to help meet the unprecedented global need. It’s going to take time to rebuild what has been so badly damaged, but that’s precisely what we’re going to do. This executive order will position us to be able to raise the refugee admissions back up to 125,000 persons for the first full fiscal year of the Biden Harris administration and I’m directing the state department to consult with Congress about making a down payment on that commitment as soon as possible…

    We believe free press isn’t an adversary, rather it’s essential, free press is essential to the health of a democracy. We’ve restored our commitment to science and to create policies grounded in facts and evidence. I suspect Ben Franklin would approve. We’ve taken steps to acknowledge and address systemic racism and the scourge of white supremacy in our own country. Racial equity will not just be an issue for one department in our administration, it has to be the business of the whole of government and all our federal policies and institutions. All this matters to foreign policy because when we host the summit of democracies early in my administration to rally the nations of the world to defend democracy globally, to push back the authoritarianism’s advance will be a much more credible partner because of these efforts to shore up our own foundations…

    There’s no longer a bright line between foreign and domestic policy.
    Every action we take and our conduct abroad you must take with American working families in mind. Advancing a foreign policy for the middle class demands urgent focus on our domestic economic renewal. And that’s why I immediately put forth the American rescue plan to pull us out of this economic crisis….”

    Full: (https://www.rev.com/blog/transcripts/joe-biden-speech-on-foreign-policy-transcript-february-4-america-is-back)

  10. 18 No Child Left Behind
    February 5, 2021 at 12:39 pm

    Good Afternoon TODVille,

    I see that old habits have returned. Toddlers in the WH Press Corps are back at shouting gotcha questions to our President Biden.

  11. 19 jer44
    February 5, 2021 at 12:42 pm

  12. February 5, 2021 at 12:50 pm

    President Biden canceled Keystone construction…thus Cloth Ears daines and rosendale:
    ”Republican Sen. Steve Daines and Republican Rep. Matt Rosendale introduced legislation in the U.S. House
    and Senate that would authorize construction of the pipeline.”

    From ACLU MT: (https://www.aclumontana.org/en/aclu-montana-position-keystone-xl-pipeline-construction)

    • February 5, 2021 at 12:55 pm

      so are you in favor of unions, affordable health care for all? How much do you take from corporations, dark money? What is your voting history, e.g. raising the minimum wage to a living wage?
      And now the same old argument for the Keystone Pipeline. These are still temporary jobs…most ranchers don’t want it…it crosses sacred Native American lands…people don’t realize how many oil leaks there are every day across America…even a navy seal wrote how the risk of regional drinking water pollution is a national security issue…hey we’re moving towards fossil free economy apace under President Biden.
      So promoting last ditch KOCH filthy tar sands oil again again – um no.
      (And beloved Senator Tester, you know this so..?)

    • 22 Dudette
      February 5, 2021 at 7:46 pm

      Haha! Let’s see how far that gets.

  13. 23 pkayden
    February 5, 2021 at 12:53 pm

  14. February 5, 2021 at 1:08 pm

    “Donald Trump Apparently Still Thinks He’s President”
    “Maddow considers the evidence that Donald Trump, in refusing to allow himself to be referred to as the “former” president, actually believes that he is still the president.”
    —-Doom still using the presidential seal.

  15. 25 No Child Left Behind
    February 5, 2021 at 1:47 pm


    Christopher Plummer, a legendary Canadian actor whose career on the stage & screen spanned more than 7 decades, passed away on Friday.

  16. February 5, 2021 at 1:54 pm

  17. February 5, 2021 at 2:17 pm

    Opinion: “Why Democrats called on Trump to testify at his trial”

    Lead Manager Congressman Raskin wrote to the Inciter-In-Chief:
    “Two days ago, you filed an Answer in which you denied many factual allegations set forth in the article of impeachment. You have thus attempted to put critical facts at issue notwithstanding the clear and overwhelming evidence of your constitutional offense. In light of your disputing these factual allegations, I write to invite you to provide testimony under oath, either before or during the Senate impeachment trial, concerning your conduct on January 6, 2021….
    If you decline this invitation, we reserve any and all rights, including the right to establish at trial that your refusal to testify supports a strong adverse inference regarding your actions (and inaction) on January 6, 2021.”

  18. February 5, 2021 at 2:42 pm

    “Native women land key leadership and policy roles in Biden administration”
    “A citizen of the Winnebago Tribe is taking on a key leadership position in President Joe Biden’s administration.

    ANN MARIE BLEDSOE DOWNES will serve as Deputy Solicitor for Indian Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Interior. In that role, she will lead the Indian Country legal team for the federal agency with the most trust and treaty responsibilities to tribes and their citizens.

    In recognition of the department’s importance, Biden has nominated REP. DEB HAALAND (D-New Mexico) to serve as Secretary of the Interior. If confirmed, the Pueblo of Laguna citizen will be the first Native person to lead Interior and the first Native person in a modern-day presidential cabinet.

    “The significance of her appointment to me personally and to all of Indian Country cannot be overstated,” Bledsoe Downes said of Haaland.”

  19. February 5, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    “When Cherokee leader Sequoyah introduced a written version of his language 200 years ago,
    his fellow Cherokees were skeptical. He eventually won them over and now the Cherokee Syllabary evolved to be included on typewriters, printing presses, and even mobile phone apps.
    This year the Cherokee Nation is celebrating the bicentennial of its written language.
    Native America Calling will get the history of Sequoyah’s 12-year process to develop the series of symbols and letters that represent the spoken language.
    Native America Calling will also talk about ways the syllabary is helping keep the language thriving.”

  20. February 5, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    Hi…can we stop using the word “Squad” to describe 4 congress women?
    imo the right wing is fond of the term.

    Some words pertain to the word SQUAW.
    “The English word squaw is an ethnic and sexual slur historically used for Indigenous North American women.Contemporary use of the term, especially by non-Natives, is considered offensive, derogatory, misogynist and racist.”

    “The continued use and acceptance of the word ‘Squaw’ only perpetuates the idea that indigenous women and culture can be deemed as impure, sexually perverse, barbaric and dirty … Please do eliminate the slur ‘Squaw’ from your community.”

    “Eastern Algonquian morphemes meaning “woman” which are found as components in longer words, and may have been transcribed into English, include the Massachusett language squa and a number of other variants. Some possibly related morphemes may include skwa, esqua, sqeh, skwe, que, kwa, ikwe, exkwew, xkwe.”

  21. February 5, 2021 at 2:48 pm

    Look into the mirror of your mind, the mysterious home of the dikini.
    Without compassion you will never find the guru.

  22. February 5, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    Fourteenth friday since Joe and Kamala were elected. America still breathing, many of us laden with snow.
    –thanks J and K !!!

  23. 36 pkayden
    February 5, 2021 at 3:04 pm

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  25. 39 jer44
    February 5, 2021 at 5:22 pm

    Soon – Pres. Biden departs Washington for Delaware – https://abcnews.go.com/live/video/special-live-3

  26. 43 No Child Left Behind
    February 5, 2021 at 5:36 pm

    What a statement!

    If Timothy McVeigh hadn’t been put to death, he’d be a member of the House GOP by now.

  27. 45 No Child Left Behind
    February 5, 2021 at 5:37 pm

    Per the AP, Richard Shelby is retiring. Will open up that seat for the first time in 40 year. Shelby was elected in 1986 when he defeated freshman Republican Senator Jeremiah Denton.

  28. 46 jer44
    February 5, 2021 at 6:45 pm

  29. February 5, 2021 at 6:48 pm

    OH Happy Day!

  30. 52 No Child Left Behind
    February 5, 2021 at 7:01 pm

    JUST IN: Biden says Trump shouldn’t get intel briefings.

    Biden to CBS on Trump: “What value is giving him an intelligence briefing? What impact does he have at all, other than the fact he might slip and say something?”

  31. 53 amk for obama
    February 5, 2021 at 7:10 pm

    norah can go fuck herself.

    • 54 amk for obama
      February 5, 2021 at 7:11 pm

  32. 55 amk for obama
    February 5, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    Daymn.. A kick in the collective nads of the 3rd rate 4th estate.

  33. 57 amk for obama
    February 5, 2021 at 7:30 pm


  34. 58 Dudette
    February 5, 2021 at 7:32 pm


  35. 59 amk for obama
    February 5, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    Biden ends deadlock over first African and first woman to lead WTO.

    The Biden administration has ended the deadlock over the next head of the World Trade Organization (WTO) by expressing its “strong support” for Nigeria’s ex-finance minister.

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was frontrunner for the role until the Trump administration last October said it wanted another woman, South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee.

    Ms Yoo has now withdrawn her candidacy.


    the traitorous thug’s corruption was at every level.

  36. 62 Dudette
    February 5, 2021 at 7:50 pm


  37. 63 Dudette
    February 5, 2021 at 7:52 pm

  38. 64 Dudette
    February 5, 2021 at 7:53 pm

  39. 65 amk for obama
    February 5, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    da vid

  40. 66 Dudette
    February 5, 2021 at 7:56 pm

  41. 68 Dudette
    February 5, 2021 at 7:57 pm

  42. 69 Dudette
    February 5, 2021 at 8:03 pm

  43. 70 amk for obama
    February 5, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    wasn’t this nutjob from floriduh? how the fuck did he end up as texas gopee chief?

    • 71 Dudette
      February 6, 2021 at 9:38 am

      Must’ve pissed off too many other Florida nut jobs, Idaho definitely wouldn’t take him and Texas was right there anyway.

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  45. 73 Dudette
    February 5, 2021 at 8:12 pm

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    • 75 Hillary Darton
      February 5, 2021 at 8:57 pm

      Imagine if from the start Trump had been doing everything he could to fight this virus. Instead from the start he lied to the people.

  47. 76 amk for obama
    February 5, 2021 at 8:14 pm

  48. 77 amk for obama
    February 5, 2021 at 8:16 pm

  49. 78 amk for obama
    February 5, 2021 at 8:17 pm

  50. 80 amk for obama
    February 5, 2021 at 8:19 pm

  51. 81 Dudette
    February 5, 2021 at 8:31 pm


  52. 82 jer44
    February 5, 2021 at 8:42 pm

  53. 83 jer44
    February 5, 2021 at 8:56 pm

  54. 84 amk for obama
    February 5, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    it was a stupid meme started by a traitorous, treasonous and seditious corrupt thug to start with.

  55. 85 jer44
    February 5, 2021 at 9:04 pm

  56. 86 Dudette
    February 5, 2021 at 9:05 pm


  57. 87 Dudette
    February 5, 2021 at 9:07 pm


  58. 88 amk for obama
    February 5, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    premonition or prediction? doesn’t matter, both were accurate.

  59. 89 jer44
    February 5, 2021 at 9:13 pm

  60. 91 amk for obama
    February 5, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    The smoking guns was played out in fucking live teevee in plain sight, ffs.

  61. 92 jer44
    February 5, 2021 at 9:15 pm

  62. 93 jer44
    February 5, 2021 at 9:19 pm

  63. 94 amk for obama
    February 5, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    two racists in a pod.

  64. 95 amk for obama
    February 5, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    How long did other presidential centers take to build?

    • February 6, 2021 at 9:55 am

      Besides the obstruction thqat the Obamas faced..they did not start fundraising for the center til he was out of office….

      But i am so Thrilled that it will be a reality….i hope that TOD can meet up at the center when it is finished

  65. 97 todjey
    February 6, 2021 at 12:18 am

    George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) Tweeted:
    🎶 You aboutta lose Lou Dobbs…
    🎶 You aboutta lose Lou Dobbs…

    I can’t hear it any other way now. https://twitter.com/GeorgeTakei/status/1357905770915000321?s=20

  66. 100 amk for obama
    February 6, 2021 at 1:25 am

    Amazing how not a single thug in both senate and house voted to help the murkans.

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  68. 102 Dudette
    February 6, 2021 at 8:36 am

    Good Morning! ☀️🍼❤️

  69. 106 Dudette
    February 6, 2021 at 9:11 am

    Have a good day! 😁😘

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  71. 108 Dudette
    February 6, 2021 at 10:31 am

  72. 109 Dudette
    February 6, 2021 at 10:31 am

  73. 110 Dudette
    February 6, 2021 at 10:34 am

    Excellent two weeks, wouldn’t you say?

  74. 111 Dudette
    February 6, 2021 at 10:35 am

  75. 112 Dudette
    February 6, 2021 at 10:53 am

    Smoke 🔥

  76. 113 Dudette
    February 6, 2021 at 10:54 am

    Happy Birthday Rick Astley!😁

  77. 114 Dudette
    February 6, 2021 at 11:01 am

    Respeck Mr. Marley

  78. 115 Dudette
    February 6, 2021 at 11:09 am

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    February 6, 2021 at 11:10 am

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    February 6, 2021 at 11:11 am

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    February 6, 2021 at 11:24 am

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    February 6, 2021 at 11:26 am

  84. 121 Dudette
    February 6, 2021 at 11:27 am

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    February 6, 2021 at 11:27 am

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    February 6, 2021 at 11:27 am

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    February 6, 2021 at 11:28 am


  88. 126 Dudette
    February 6, 2021 at 11:29 am

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    February 6, 2021 at 11:29 am

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    February 6, 2021 at 11:30 am


  91. 129 Dudette
    February 6, 2021 at 11:35 am

  92. 130 Dudette
    February 6, 2021 at 11:46 am

    Go Jane! [snaps!]

  93. 131 Dudette
    February 6, 2021 at 11:47 am

    Heheh! Marc Elias is the heat!

  94. 132 Dudette
    February 6, 2021 at 11:47 am

  95. 133 Dudette
    February 6, 2021 at 11:48 am

    Another look at this fierceness!

  96. February 6, 2021 at 11:52 am

    Hope all of you are enjoying a Saturday filled with President Biden visiting family.

    Just a couple items that I’m focusing until a National dialogue is underway.

  97. February 6, 2021 at 12:03 pm

    Key points from the podcast….

    We must understand the moment that we are in…

    The Biden Coalition represents an American Majority..consisting of Black folks and other folks of color along with progressive whites.

    The percentage of folks of color continues to grow…. the percentage of whites has remained steady

    There has always been forces that were anti democratic and against equailty and they have always been in the minority…

    We should know that they will continue to fight against us…they have let us know that if there is a choice between democracy and power ..they will choose power…

    We must Expand…Consolidate…and Strengthen our power

    Understand that we cannot compromise with people who seek to destroy us…

    We cannot find Common Ground with people who seek to destroy us…

    There is a path Forward to Consolidate and Build on our POWER

    WE MUST:

    1. Pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act

    2. Grant DC Statehood

    3. Immigration Reform

    4. Expand the Supreme Court

    We must be Clear…Power Building Efforts are ESSENTIAL…

    The Attacks on our Democracy and Equality will continue and are ongoing…(there have been 100s of bills introduced since the election to prevent and make it harder for black folks and others…democratic voters to vote)

    This is our Time to Consolidate and Build on our Power

    We may not get another chance

  98. 137 Dudette
    February 6, 2021 at 12:33 pm

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