Summer Reading List

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  1. 1 Dudette
    July 15, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    Hi Everyone! 😁

  2. 4 Dudette
    July 15, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    My Senator is doing the work! 👏🏾

  3. 5 Dudette
    July 15, 2021 at 5:57 pm

    Today’s Artsy Moment: You’ve gotta open the article and at least look at the photos! 🤓

    • 6 tnmtngirl1
      July 15, 2021 at 6:26 pm

      That is very very cool! 😍😘

    • 7 ggail44
      July 15, 2021 at 6:58 pm

      This makes me so PROUD 😎❤️👏🏽👏🏽
      Be inspired and get a little education on the sly. 👍🏾😘
      Damn! My people are so creative and talented. ❤️

      Thanks Dudette for showcasing this! 💗🙏🏽

  4. July 15, 2021 at 6:28 pm

    Hey, Dudette! Thanks for sharing all that good stuff above.

  5. 13 Dudette
    July 15, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    Love her!!!

  6. 14 pkayden
    July 15, 2021 at 6:38 pm

  7. 16 ggail44
    July 15, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    What is with these professional baseball and basketball players not getting vaccinated?


  8. 17 jer44
    July 15, 2021 at 6:58 pm

  9. 18 Dudette
    July 15, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    PBO on the child tax credit

  10. 19 Dudette
    July 15, 2021 at 7:40 pm

    They are doing full court press with the young celebs getting out the message about vaccination! Love to see it!

    • 20 Dudette
      July 15, 2021 at 7:41 pm

  11. 21 Dudette
    July 15, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    POTUS and The Chancellor

  12. 22 pkayden
    July 15, 2021 at 8:32 pm

  13. 23 amk for obama
    July 15, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    All the feckless media minions and pundtwits tweeting out the traitorous thug’s rabid nonsense makes the thug’s ban meaningless. Hopeless.

  14. 24 amk for obama
    July 15, 2021 at 9:10 pm

  15. 25 amk for obama
    July 15, 2021 at 9:27 pm

  16. 26 amk for obama
    July 15, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    Frankly, this was I expected to be both parties’ priorities. And both have failed, one most miserably by doubling down on the lies.

  17. 27 amk for obama
    July 15, 2021 at 9:43 pm

  18. 30 amk for obama
    July 15, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    The cat: I am in dogs’ hell.

  19. 33 Dudette
    July 15, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    Delta variant

  20. 34 Dudette
    July 16, 2021 at 12:40 am

    Yay Chloe and Halle!

  21. 35 Dudette
    July 16, 2021 at 7:56 am

    This is the reception peaceful protestors get. Domestic terrorists, on the other hand, roaming free after beating up cops, trashing the Capitol and trying to murder the Speaker and Vice President. I guess zip tirs were in short supply on Jan 6th.

  22. July 16, 2021 at 9:58 am

    Melanie Campbell.

    ‘Summer of direct action’ for voting rights heats up as Senate Democrats remain stymied
    “Melanie Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation,
    talks with Rachel Maddow about gearing up for direct action and civil disobedience in support of voting rights as Republicans continue their attacks on free and fair elections and Senate Democrats aren’t moving the federal protections that are the only way to protect the franchise.”

  23. July 16, 2021 at 10:28 am

    Congresswoman Beatty was in the Capitol on Jan 6th.
    Rep. Joyce Beatty Responds To Being Arrested In Senate Office Building

    “Seven minutes after walking into a Senate office building,
    Congresswoman Joyce Beatty and 8 others were arrested while peacefully demonstrating in support of voting rights – a stark contrast to the arrests that DIDN’T happen on January 6.”

    Congresswoman Beatty:
    “What we see is the disparity of treatment, we see the disparities when it comes to Black Americans and majority Americans….The rules of engagement change. The responses to the rules of engagement are different.”

    “Here’s what I know Lawrence, when we use our voices and we speak up and especially Black women,
    we have become powerhouses. We deliver presidents of the United States, we have a strong voting base. We have a strong working base and this is our time to make sure that we pass the Voting Rights Act.”

  24. July 16, 2021 at 10:34 am


    Black Voters Matter co-founder LaTosha Brown:
    Joins Jon Favreau to talk about how activists and organizers plan to win the fight against voter suppression.

    –WOW please don’t miss LaTosha Brown!!!!
    (starts 46mins 28 secs on the tape):

  25. July 16, 2021 at 10:38 am


    State Rep. Senfronia Thompson.

    “Longtime Texas Democratic Rep. Senfronia Thompson
    lays out the history of racist voter suppression in Texas
    and its link to today’s GOP voting bill in a detailed, emotional answer during an interview with Ari Melber.”

    “Thompson spoke during her trip to Washington, which Democrats took to deny Texas Republicans a quorum to hold a vote on the controversial bill, and after her meeting with Sen. Joe Manchin,
    a key vote in the U.S. Senate for any voting reforms.”

  26. 43 Dudette
    July 16, 2021 at 11:08 am

    Whoa! 🌋

  27. July 16, 2021 at 11:30 am

    Joy Reid gives an explainer:
    How America’s social construction of race impacts voting rights today

    “The GOP backlash against reviewing American history and promoting anti-racism education, which many Republicans wrongly call critical race theory, is a reaction to White Americans becoming more ‘woke’ on matters of race, Joy Reid says. The historic Plessy v. Ferguson case, America’s legacy of ‘Separate but Equal,’ and their impact on voting rights today are also explained by Joy Reid.”

    Joy Reid: “Racism is very much a white American invention.”

    • July 16, 2021 at 10:41 pm

      Well there’s the history of conquest…
      From 15th on into the 19th century many Europeans regarded all indigenous peoples as lesser humans, which ‘justified’ their enslavement.

  28. July 16, 2021 at 12:06 pm

    The delta variant is ravaging this Missouri city. Many residents are still wary of vaccines.

    ‘It’s two different worlds that people are in’
    “Doctors and nurses are fighting to overcome the perception that young adults do not need to worry about contracting the virus when they see evidence to the contrary every day.
    “I’m seeing some people in their 30s and 40s that don’t have underlying health conditions,
    and they are very ill with this,” said Howard Jarvis, the emergency room medical director at CoxHealth South.”

  29. July 16, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    “We are sending tax payer dollars right back to American families.” (Sen. Schumer)
    “We the Democrats are the party of tax cuts for the middle class.”

    Majority Leader Schumer Remarks At Press Conference
    On The First Day Of Child Tax Credit Payments Thanks To The American Rescue Plan:
    Democrats Are The Party Of Tax Cuts For The Middle Class

    Leader Schumer, Senators Brown, Bennet, Booker, Stabenow, Wyden, Warnock:
    Speak on Child Tax Credit Payments secured by the Democrats in the American Rescue Plan that began going out today to American families.

    Leader Schumer: ”To quote our dear friend, former senator, and current President Joe Biden: “This is a big f-ing deal.” One of the biggest f-ing deals that’s been passed, decades and decades. Today’s the day that we say to the parents of America: Help is on the way.”

    See: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA9py3wv4Eg)

  30. July 16, 2021 at 12:09 pm



    Biden Announces Massive Economic Plan | Pod Save America
    “Democratic leaders agree to a $3.5 trillion economic plan, President Biden delivers an impassioned speech on voting rights that still doesn’t mention the f-word, a new book reveals that the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs was actively planning to stop Trump’s attempted coup.”

  31. July 16, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    Remains of Native American youth return to tribal home
    The children had been separated from their families more than a century ago under US policies of forced assimilation.

    “A caravan carrying the bodies of nine disinterred Native American youths who died more than a century ago made its way across the continental United States on Thursday en route to the Rosebud Sioux tribal lands in South Dakota.
    The journey represents a long-delayed homecoming for the children, who, like hundreds of thousands of other Indigenous youth, were separated from their homeland as part of a US government effort of forced assimilation in the 19th and early 20th century, largely beginning with the Indian Civilization Act of 1819.

    The nine children died between 1880 and 1910 at the government-run Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, an institution that housed some 10,000 Indigenous students and forced them to cut their braids, dress in military-style uniforms and punished them for speaking their native language.

    Their bodies were disinterred in June along with the remains of an Alaskan Aleut girl, who has already been returned to her tribe.”


  32. July 16, 2021 at 12:12 pm

    ‘We are bringing them home’
    Lakota youth on long overdue journey from Indian boarding school
    by Acee Agoyo
    “After a long process driven by youth, nine Lakota children who died at one of the most infamous institutions
    of the Indian boarding school era are finally returning home.
    During a ceremony on Wednesday, the U.S. Army officially transferred the remains of nine children to the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. The event took place at the site of the former Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, over 1,400 miles from Lakota homelands in South Dakota and more than 140 years after being taken from their families.

    “Our relatives Ernest, Maud, Lucy, Friend, Warren, Alvan, Dora, Dennis, and Rose are leaving the Carlisle Barracks after 142 years,” the Sicangu Youth Council / Tokala Mentors said on social media as the solemn journey began.

    “President Rodney Bordeaux of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and President Kevin Killer of the Oglala Sioux Tribe were among a large delegation of Lakota citizens, including many youth, who traveled to Carlisle for the transfer. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, who has launched an investigation into the genocidal Indian boarding schools, also attended.

    “I am committed to elevating this tragic history so that we can build a better future for our children,” promised Haaland, a citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna whose own ancestor also was sent to Carlisle.

  33. July 16, 2021 at 12:14 pm

    From Zenmaster Dogen’s Genjokoan:

    “Further, there are people who attain realization upon realization
    and people who are deluded within delusion.”

  34. July 16, 2021 at 12:17 pm

    Fab Happy Friday to all !!
    Black women are rocking it and leading the way again, again, again…
    -passion, love.

  35. 53 ggail44
    July 16, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    Haven’t we done enough?! Preach! We deserve the same rights as every American 👏🏾💖

  36. July 16, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    Malcolm Kenjatta..running for the PA US Senate….

  37. 55 jer44
    July 16, 2021 at 9:15 pm

  38. 56 jer44
    July 16, 2021 at 9:26 pm

  39. 58 amk for obama
    July 16, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    Remember the fucking msm’s silly summer seasons during the O years? With the traitorous thug, now every fucking day is fucking silly summer season.

  40. 60 amk for obama
    July 16, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    avoid? they are fucking embracing the plague aka the totus thug.

  41. 61 amk for obama
    July 16, 2021 at 9:59 pm

  42. 62 amk for obama
    July 16, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    trumpturds wilful ignorance = their deaths. Good.

  43. 63 amk for obama
    July 16, 2021 at 10:50 pm

  44. July 16, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    “A word…with Jason Johnson”

    Cuba’s Color Revolution
    Many Afro-Cubans are leading calls for change. Who’s listening?

    Jason Johnson speaks with Afro-Cuban American scholar Amalia Dache

    Listen to podcast:

  45. 65 amk for obama
    July 16, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    fucking moron magats infecting the front-line workers.

  46. July 16, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    Fmr AG Eric Holder.
    “I think we need to be very worried about this court. They (SCOTUS) have demonstrated an ideological distaste for protecting the right to vote.”

    • July 17, 2021 at 9:35 am

      And this is not NEW…For most of the time that the Supreme Court has been in existence it has been used to maintain white supremacy…

      What has been shown to me…is that every institution…every facet …ever corner of American Life has been and continues to be impacted by white supremacy…and unless #WeThePeople have the will and the courage to deal with it…we will stay in the ebb and flow of progress followed by backlash…As black people and other folks of color gain power …the backlash has been to degrade and now get rid of democracy…because democracy will no longer guarantee and maintain white supremacy

      IT….IS… What… IT..IS!

  47. July 16, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    “If they want to arrest me, bring it on.”
    Texas Rep. Senfronia Thompson spoke at a news conference on voting rights and election law today in VA.

  48. 69 whenpamelawandered
    July 17, 2021 at 12:36 am


  49. 70 Dudette
    July 17, 2021 at 9:21 am

    John Robert Lewis went home to glory one year ago today. May we honor his memory by passing saving democracy this year. 🕊

  50. 73 Dudette
    July 17, 2021 at 9:41 am

  51. 75 Dudette
    July 17, 2021 at 9:46 am

  52. 76 Dudette
    July 17, 2021 at 9:47 am

  53. 78 ggail44
    July 17, 2021 at 12:38 pm

  54. 79 ggail44
    July 17, 2021 at 12:49 pm

    Not in our backyard!

  55. July 17, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    “Biden Tells Democrats To Use Reconciliation To Protect Dreamers After DACA Ruling”

    See statement provided to PoliticusUSA:

  56. July 17, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    Biden says Facebook, others, ‘killing people’ by carrying COVID misinformation

    “U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday said social media platforms like Facebook “are killing people” for allowing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines to be posted on its platform, as the administration continued criticizing the company.”

    “The Delta variant of the coronavirus is now the dominant strain worldwide,
    accompanied by a surge of deaths around the United States almost entirely among unvaccinated people, U.S. officials said on Friday. American cases of COVID-19 here are up 70% over the previous week and deaths are up 26%, with outbreaks occurring in parts of the country with low vaccination rates.”

    “On Thursday, she (Jen Psaki) said…the Biden administration was in regular contact with Facebook and was flagging problematic posts. Psaki said 12 people were responsible for almost 65% of anti-vaccine misinformation on social media platforms. The finding was reported in May by the Washington- and London-based nonprofit Center for Countering Digital Hate, but Facebook has disputed the methodology.”

    “U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy has also raised the alarm over the growing wave of misinformation about COVID-19 and related vaccines. On Thursday, he said it was making it harder to fight the pandemic
    and save lives.”

  57. 82 Dudette
    July 17, 2021 at 1:45 pm

  58. 83 Dudette
    July 17, 2021 at 1:47 pm


    • July 17, 2021 at 2:39 pm

      Bi partisan GA Congressional Delegation???…does that mean that any of those Republicans ( Scott, Carter, Loudermilk) are supportive of ending the filibuster so that the Senate can pass the John Lewis Voting rights act…I think NOT….this kind of Trite BS angers me so much…

  59. 85 jer44
    July 17, 2021 at 1:48 pm

  60. 86 Dudette
    July 17, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    In case, like me, you missed it.

  61. 87 Dudette
    July 17, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    • 88 Dudette
      July 17, 2021 at 1:53 pm

  62. 89 Dudette
    July 17, 2021 at 1:51 pm


  63. 90 Dudette
    July 17, 2021 at 1:53 pm

    From Mrs. O.

  64. 91 Dudette
    July 17, 2021 at 2:05 pm


  65. 92 Dudette
    July 17, 2021 at 2:14 pm

  66. July 17, 2021 at 2:42 pm

    Lets Listen Again

  67. July 17, 2021 at 3:20 pm

    Speaker Pelosi:
    Announces Members of Congressional Delegation to San Diego for Christening of USNS John Lewis
    “As House Speaker, it is my official and personal honor to lead this distinguished group of Members to pay tribute to our beloved colleague and dear friend, the late Congressman John Lewis,”
    said Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
    “John Lewis was a true warrior for freedom, who helped transform America with his unrivaled courage,
    patriotism and goodness. It is fitting that, one year after his passing, so many of John’s friends will gather this weekend to celebrate his saintly life and to christen a naval ship bearing his name,
    a beautiful testament to his legacy as one of the greatest heroes of American history.”
    Full: (https://www.speaker.gov/newsroom/71621)

  68. 95 jer44
    July 17, 2021 at 3:35 pm

  69. July 17, 2021 at 3:49 pm

    Forever thanks and love to Congressman John Lewis.

    Thinking ’bout his harmony, respect, purity, tranquility.

    (和 敬 清 寂 – rikyu)

  70. July 17, 2021 at 4:20 pm

    The High Priest (…)

    …remembering some John Lewis joyful dance moves.

  71. July 17, 2021 at 4:33 pm

    Have tea candle burning, have rung bells, small flowers…may we truly care for this world in John Lewis’ footsteps.

  72. 100 marleysperson
    July 17, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    • July 17, 2021 at 6:15 pm


      What can we do…when one man stands in the way of voting rights and that man claims to be a democrat but is reportedly on his way to Texas for a GOP fundraiser….

      What would John Lewis Do….

  73. July 17, 2021 at 6:15 pm

  74. 103 marleysperson
    July 17, 2021 at 6:20 pm

  75. 104 amk for obama
    July 17, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    As a hospital worker, don’t do you some basic science? Kick out the wilfully poignant pos.

  76. 105 amk for obama
    July 17, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    They have been for decades starting with fucking tricky dick.

  77. 106 amk for obama
    July 17, 2021 at 9:59 pm

  78. 107 jer44
    July 18, 2021 at 9:25 am

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