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Feb
22

The Black Mother


113 Responses to “The Black Mother”


  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    February 4, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    ‘That was the air we breathed’, and still breathe to this day.

  2. 4 jacquelineoboomer
    February 5, 2022 at 12:32 am

    Thank you for always being here for us, Nerdy darlin’. And aren’t we lucky to have had Michelle Obama as our First Lady! Having a couple computer glitches tonight, but tomorrow is another day! Sleep well, everybody.

    • 5 whenpamelawandered
      February 5, 2022 at 1:51 am

      Lucky, blessed, inspired

      Michelle Robinson Obama is a gift to all humankind

      Goodnight TOD, thank you NW/UTAL

      🕊🕯🪔💤🪔🕯🕊

  3. 6 marleysperson
    February 5, 2022 at 11:03 am

    Morning everyone. I miss hearing the wise words of this incredible woman…we used to hear them daily and I miss her truths. My heart was heavy listening to this…knowing that this is a reality for so many people, still.

  4. February 5, 2022 at 1:06 pm

    Please note:

    U.S. Exposes What It Says Is Russian Effort to Fabricate Pretext for Invasion
    Officials said Russia was planning a fake video showing an attack by Ukrainians on Russian territory or Russian speakers in eastern Ukraine.

    “The United States has acquired intelligence about a Russian plan to fabricate a pretext for an invasion of Ukraine using a faked video that would build on recent disinformation campaigns, according to senior administration officials and others briefed on the material.

    The plan — which the United States hopes to spoil by making public — involves staging and filming a fabricated attack by the Ukrainian military either on Russian territory or against Russian-speaking people in eastern Ukraine.

    Russia, the officials said, intended to use the video to accuse Ukraine of genocide against Russian-speaking people. It would then use the outrage over the video to justify an attack or have separatist leaders in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine invite a Russian intervention.”

    (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/03/us/politics/russia-ukraine-invasion-pretext.html)

    —–What U.S. officials want us to know in advance of this/any other attempt by Russia:
    Russia intended to use fake video of genocide as an excuse to begin the Russian invasion.

  5. February 5, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    Memo circulated among Trump allies advocated using NSA data in attempt to prove stolen election
    The proposal to seize and analyze ‘NSA unprocessed raw signals data’ raises legal and ethical concerns that set it apart from other attempts that have come to light

    “Proof of foreign interference would “support next steps to defend the Constitution in a manner superior to current civilian-only judicial remedies,” argued the Dec. 18, 2020, memo, which was circulated among Trump allies.”

    (https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/02/03/trump-nsa-election/)

  6. February 5, 2022 at 1:18 pm

    Brian Beutler (Crooked) said it well:
    “the Jan 6 committee, along with a small number of prosecutors in various jurisdictions,
    have quietly assembled smoking-gun evidence of a vast,
    nationwide plot to steal the 2020 election from the victors,
    and reinstall Donald Trump for a second term as an American dictator.”

  7. February 5, 2022 at 1:19 pm

    Biden Delivers Union Jobs With New Executive Order

    “President Biden signed an executive order requiring every federal project over $35 million have a labor agreement that will create union jobs.”

    (https://www.politicususa.com/2022/02/05/biden-delivers-union-jobs-with-new-executive-order.html)

  8. February 5, 2022 at 1:20 pm

    The Black woman sentenced to six years in prison over a voting error
    Pamela Moses was sentenced to six years in prison for trying to register despite a felony conviction but officials admitted making a series of mistakes

    (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/feb/03/fight-to-vote-tennessee-pamela-moses-convicted)

    • February 5, 2022 at 1:23 pm

      White guys signed ballots on behalf of dead relatives and got a little probation – one got 3 days.

      Ms. Moses was advised that she was ELIGIBLE to vote, and checked to clarify. But the advice was wrong.
      She was sentence to 6 years. This is GOP racist noise about fraud to further their suppression goals.
      —Ms. Moses is innocent, ps end her nightmare.

  9. February 5, 2022 at 1:24 pm

    Can’t wait to see figure skater Chen.

  10. 20 pkayden
    February 5, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    JUST IN: House Democrats are on track for a net gain of seats from redistricting nationwide.This is huge news!— Jack Cocchiarella (@JDCocchiarella) February 5, 2022

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  11. 23 pkayden
    February 5, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    "It is unclear how many records were lost or permanently destroyed through Trump’s ripping routine, as well as what consequences, if any, he might face. Hundreds of documents, if not more, were likely torn up, those familiar with the practice say." https://t.co/Mu57UxdIB8— (((I and Thou))) (@espiegler) February 5, 2022

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  12. 24 pkayden
    February 5, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    By destroying all of those White House documents, trump violated the Presidential Records Act.The penalty: he can't run again.Suck on THAT, maga.— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) February 6, 2022

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  13. 26 pkayden
    February 6, 2022 at 7:26 am

    Trump illegally ripped up 'hundreds' of documents despite warnings — with many destroyed in 'burn bags': report https://t.co/xImcKgE4cc— Republican Swine (@RepublicanSwine) February 6, 2022

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  14. February 6, 2022 at 10:18 am

  15. 28 jer44
    February 6, 2022 at 5:24 pm

  16. February 6, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    “Love & the Constitution”:
    Rep. Jamie Raskin on Son’s Death, Trump’s Coup Plot & Protecting the Vote

    “Raskin writes about the insurrection in a new memoir titled “Unthinkable: Trauma, Truth, and the Trials of American Democracy” and is featured in the new MSNBC documentary “Love & the Constitution,”
    which follows Raskin during Trump’s years in office
    leading up to the January 6 insurrection
    and the tragic death of Raskin’s son.

    “We knew that Trump was doing everything in his power to try to overturn the election,” says Raskin.
    “We had prepared for everything except for a violent insurrection overrunning the House and the Senate.”

    Congressman Raskin/Amy Goodwin interview:
    (https://www.democracynow.org/2022/2/4/love_the_constitution_documentary_insurrection)

    —–Tonight at 10 ET MSNBC Madeleine Carter’s film “Love & the Constitution’.

  17. February 6, 2022 at 8:28 pm

  18. 35 jacquelineoboomer
    February 6, 2022 at 11:59 pm

    Goodnight, TODville – and all the ships at sea! Thank you for everything, NW!

  19. 36 marleysperson
    February 7, 2022 at 8:20 am

    Morning everyone. It’s Monday again….hope everyone has a good day today.

    • 37 marleysperson
      February 7, 2022 at 8:56 am

  20. 38 Dudette
    February 7, 2022 at 12:42 pm

    Hi Everyone! Take a break from the awfulness that is the news and enjoy this amazing young musician’s talent! Yay Nandi! 👏🏾

  21. February 7, 2022 at 2:14 pm

    Kamila Valieva:
    поздравления !!!! красивая !!

    On your figure skating gold medal. And your lesson for us = always just get up, get up and finish beautifully.!
    –Thank you.

  22. February 7, 2022 at 2:17 pm

    Winter Olympics feature three Indigenous women

    Biggest rivalry in Beijing will be in the hockey rink
    by Miles Morrisseau

    “When the flame is lit on the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing, another round in one of the greatest rivalries in the history of sports will begin. There has never been a competition dominated by two countries in all of winter sports quite like women’s hockey.”

    (https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/winter-olympics-feature-three-indigenous-women)

  23. February 7, 2022 at 2:18 pm

    “The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe is taking steps to revitalize the critically endangered Ojibwe language and Mille Lacs dialect.

    The Band, whose members have resided in what is today East Central Minnesota for about 250 years,
    partnered with Rosetta Stone’s Endangered Languages Program to create a set of Rosetta Stone lessons in Ojibwe. The lessons are free for all Band members and descendants, effective Jan. 11, 2022.”

    (https://nativenewsonline.net/education/mille-lacs-band-of-ojibwe-partners-with-rosetta-stone-to-revitalize-the-ojibwe-language)

  24. February 7, 2022 at 2:36 pm

    Always Remember – Sonia

    —For my father, birthday, for all the songs you sang to me.

  25. 48 vcprezofan2
    February 7, 2022 at 3:23 pm

    Sending warm thoughts to everyone for a good, and ‘full’filling week!

    • February 7, 2022 at 6:10 pm

      VCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC…heyyyyyyy my Canadian Sista…how are you doing….how is your offspring doing….

      Huggs

      • 50 vcprezofan2
        February 8, 2022 at 6:27 pm

        Hi, Sis from that far-in land which continues to puzzle me! It’s always good to see you gals and, funny enough, each time I do I remember the promise we all made to visit you know whose Pres centre.
        Offspring has been at home for over two weeks now, nursing a badly sprained ankle. Luckily he’s now on the recovering end of his ordeal .

    • 52 sjterrid
      February 7, 2022 at 7:47 pm

      Thank you, VC! The same to you. {{Hugs}} ❤️

    • 54 mtmarilyn
      February 8, 2022 at 11:30 am

      Love that tweet!!! Love birds. We have a bird feeder we have in the winter, but the only birds we have are chickadees. I love them but would like to see more. I just have to wait for summer.

      How it your son. Tell him Hi for me.

      • 55 vcprezofan2
        February 8, 2022 at 6:20 pm

        Hi Marilyn, it feels real good to see familiar faces here from time to time! Personally I know nothing about birds (other than seeing a couple of ‘visiting’ cardinals in my backyard sometimes in the Spring), but I’ve happily stumbled into a twitter account which daily posts some lovely bird pics. So now I visit it each time I’m online.
        One Son is okay – sprained his ankle badly right after a big snowstorm recently but is recovering. He has 8 more days off work with a disability letter from doctor and is definitely showing improvement.

        • February 9, 2022 at 5:10 am

          Correction…astroturfed occupation in Ottawa, not Turonah.

        • 57 mtmarilyn
          February 9, 2022 at 10:14 am

          Tell him to make sure his ankle is healed. I sprained my ankle when I was young playing softball. Didn’t do all the right things and now I have arthritis in it. Only place I have it. They do come back to haunt you if we don’t make sure they are healed. I don’t know much about birds either. I just know I love them. It is so good to talk to old friends. Hope you have a great day.

  26. 58 jacquelineoboomer
    February 7, 2022 at 5:07 pm

    Hi, all! Off to take a late-afternoon siesta! Hope you’re enjoying your day!

  27. February 7, 2022 at 6:14 pm

  28. 60 Dudette
    February 7, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    Cool video (and thread of slides from the video) showing MVP Harris’ accomplishments

  29. February 7, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    Wow…Say it again….but despite it all…This is not 1954…We will NOT go Quietly into the Night…Question is …what will the white moderates do….

  30. February 7, 2022 at 11:25 pm

  31. 66 marleysperson
    February 8, 2022 at 8:40 am

    Morning everyone

  32. 68 marleysperson
    February 8, 2022 at 9:08 am

  33. February 8, 2022 at 9:18 am

  34. February 8, 2022 at 9:25 am

    AMENNN

  35. 71 jacquelineoboomer
    February 8, 2022 at 11:42 am

    “The White House begins reaching out to potential Supreme Court picks” … headline on CNN.

  36. February 8, 2022 at 1:05 pm

    Lawrence O’Donnell calls out the “fully vaccinated hosts” of Fox News
    for spreading the anti-vaccine lies that led to
    the death of Robert LaMay

    O’Donnell: “Because he believed the lies of rich anti-vaccination fanatics who have no science education, like Robert Kennedy Jr., and the constant disinformation campaign against vaccines run by the fully vaccinated billionaire, Rupert Murdoch, and the fully vaccinated hosts of the Fox prime time shows, all of whom also have no science education whatsoever, 50-year-old Robert LaMay died from COVID-19 on Friday.”

    Video: (https://www.mediamatters.org/msnbc/lawrence-odonnell-calls-out-fully-vaccinated-hosts-fox-news-spreading-anti-vaccine-lies-led)

  37. February 8, 2022 at 1:58 pm

    Winter Olympics 2022:
    Nathan Chen breaks short-program record, Eileen Gu wins gold, U.S. vs. Canada hockey and more updates

    (https://www.espn.com/olympics/story/_/id/33238789/winter-olympics-2022-nathan-chen-breaks-short-program-record-eileen-gu-wins-gold-us-vs-canada-hockey-more-updates)

    —-GOSH to the Chen power of quad!!
    —-(imo could the competitors be any more brilliantly adorable?)

    • February 8, 2022 at 1:59 pm

      Gu becomes the first Olympic champion in freeski big air

      “By landing two of the biggest tricks in women’s freeskiing, Eileen Gu captured the win in the sport’s Olympic debut in Beijing. In fact, only two women in the world, Gu and Tess Ledeux of France, have ever landed 1620 spins in a freeskiing contest, and both did so Tuesday to go 1-2 in big air finals. Gu had never landed the trick in competition. When she did so on her third jump, she screamed, skied to the bottom of the landing and dropped to her knees.”

      “I’m not crying,” Gu said into the television camera. “I’m definitely not crying.”

    • February 8, 2022 at 2:00 pm

      Men’s downhill is back on the podium
      Fifty years after his mother, Barbara Ann, won a slalom gold in the 1972 Sapporo Games, Ryan Cochran-Siegle won silver in the men’s Super-G after a 1:19:98 run. After charging to the finish, Cochran-Siegle said, “What’s up, Vermont? I hope it holds,” to the camera.

      —–Ah what a night for the ages.

  38. 79 Anna
    February 8, 2022 at 2:23 pm

    Last night watched program about President Obama’s speeches. I wish it would be on every day in February and frequently thereafter. How and why did the USA ever go to a Donald Trump after having President Obama, what an embarrassment. To me one word says it all, racism.

  39. 80 whenpamelawandered
    February 8, 2022 at 2:44 pm

    Glenn Albrecht

    Some fascinating and informative educational avenues to consider perusing:

    Solastalgia: the psychological stress caused by climate change 
    

    
    Albrecht G. 2016. “Exiting The Anthropocene and Entering The Symbiocene,” Minding Nature 9 (2).

    Albrecht G. 2017. “Solastalgia and the New Mourning,” in Mourning Nature: Hope at the Heart of Ecological Loss & Grief, Willox, A.C., & Landman, K. (eds). Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press. ISBN 9780773549357

    This work ties in with the work of Sankofa… my heartfelt prayer is these kids will continue to be inspired, and receive the resources and support they will need, as they find a way forward to bringing some kind of balance back to this world, before it’s too late for all life forms.

  40. February 8, 2022 at 3:09 pm

    U.S. Supreme Court lets Alabama use electoral map faulted for racial bias

    “Liberal Justice Elena Kagan called the decision “badly wrong” and, referring to the Voting Rights Act,
    said the high court’s action “forces Black Alabamians to suffer what under that law is clear vote dilution.”
    Her dissent was joined by fellow liberal Justices Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor.
    “Alabama is not entitled to keep violating Black Alabamians’ voting rights just because the court’s order came down in the first month of an election year,” Kagan added.
    I
    Andrew Chung: (https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-supreme-court-lets-alabama-use-electoral-map-faulted-racial-bias-2022-02-07/)

  41. February 8, 2022 at 3:12 pm

    Archivists retrieve 15 boxes (and counting) from Mar-a-Lago
    Trump didn’t just improperly take love letters from Kim Jung Un when he left the White House.
    He took 15 boxes that belonged in the National Archives.

    “It was problematic enough when we learned that Donald Trump spent his entire presidency ignoring federal law, blowing off his aides’ pleas, and habitually tearing up official White House documents. But the Mar-a-Lago angle added a fresh dimension to the larger mess.”

    “I sounded the alarm in December 2020 about the danger that the former president and senior Trump Administration officials were not properly transferring presidential records to the National Archives and unfortunately, we now know that was the case. I plan to fully investigate this incident to ensure the law is followed and records from the Trump Administration are with the National Archives where they belong, rather than stashed away in Trump’s golf resorts.” (Rep. Carolyn Maloney)

    Steve Benen: (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/maddowblog/archivists-retrieve-15-boxes-counting-mar-lago-rcna15304)

    ……what more and what’s in them?

  42. February 8, 2022 at 3:13 pm

    President Joe Biden said Monday ‘there will no longer be Nord Stream 2,’ a crucial European gas pipeline,
    if Russia further invades Ukraine with ‘tanks or troops.’”

    Labor news: “A Biden administration task force on organized labor on Monday issued a set of recommendations that could make it easier for federal workers and contractors to unionize.”

    Afghanistan: “The military investigation into the deadly attack during the Afghanistan evacuation has concluded that a suicide bomber, carrying 20 pounds of explosives packed with ball bearings, acted alone, and that the deaths of more than 170 Afghans and 13 U.S. service members were not preventable.”

    In the wake of the fatal shooting of Amir Locke:
    “Mayor Jacob Frey of Minneapolis on Friday announced a moratorium on no-knock warrants one day after the Police Department released body camera footage of its SWAT team fatally shooting a man who was lying on a couch under a blanket during an early-morning raid.”

    Benen: (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/maddowblog/mondays-mini-report-2722-rcna15271)

  43. February 8, 2022 at 3:15 pm

    Pence commits Republican heresy:

    “Ali Velshi points out that Mike Pence,
    in declaring that Donald Trump is wrong
    to say that Pence could have single-handedly rejected the outcome of the 2020 election,
    he is violating the single, core principle of the Republican Party today, that Donald Trump is never wrong.”

    Here: (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/pence-commits-republican-heresy-accuses-trump-of-being-wrong-on-negating-election-loss-132502085578)

    ……Pence said Jan 6 ‘a dark day’ in American history.

  44. February 8, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    Woah! 🥰 Introducing you to Helen Ibe! 🎸

  45. February 8, 2022 at 4:03 pm

    Black History Month: NASA Honors the Stars of Our Past

    NASA honors Black History Month with a tribute to the past and present African Americans who have helped shape America’s space program.

  46. February 8, 2022 at 4:04 pm

    #FreedomConvoy2022 and Canada’s descent into Trumpism

    The slide towards extremism is only going to get slipperier as the federal government grapples with making vaccines mandatory to contain the pandemic

    “Some of the convoy’s most vocal supporters – among them far-right social media influencers – were pushing protestors to carry out “our own January 6 event” and see “some of those truckers plow right through” the walls of Parliament Hill.

    Even Donald Trump Jr. got in on the act, taking to Facebook in the days before the event to encourage those heading to the capital to “lock down” Ottawa.”

    (https://nowtoronto.com/news/freedomconvoy2022-the-end-of-erin-otoole-and-canadas-descent-into-trumpism)

    • February 8, 2022 at 4:34 pm

      imho…must…read…tea…leaves…test run in Toronto. Not hard to perceive Big Money funding Maga Trumpism globally, with goal of spreading strategy of locking down cities while spreading racism and hatred. Thinking about Bannon. KOCH, Murdoch. Putin, O & G alliances…
      Pls may P.M Trudeau come down hard now and not be naive about who’s being shipped into his country to do the dirty. Imo inaction now opens the door to fascist copycats around the world in short order.

      Our brains perceive things (e.g mountains) as static and this is being used against us (Climate Change).
      But every second the move away from democracy is happening. Unless we act and respond in this moment, the consequences are already here.
      Pls be there for all of us P.M. Trudeau.

  47. 93 pkayden
    February 8, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    Raise your hand if you agree Jen Psaki is the best press secretary we have EVER had. ✋Have you told her yet? Add your name below!👇https://t.co/5cwgiskkwV— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) February 8, 2022

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  48. February 8, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    VACCCCCCCINE!! 😄

  49. February 8, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    • 96 jacquelineoboomer
      February 8, 2022 at 11:50 pm

      I just keep praying that somehow everything stops escalating. Think I heard this was supposed to be underage callers – but they are learning from the adults around the country who are evil haters. They have nothing good in their lives. Save us from them!

  50. February 8, 2022 at 11:39 pm

    Hey Santana, you’ve got amazing worldwide admirers!

  51. 99 jacquelineoboomer
    February 8, 2022 at 11:58 pm

  52. February 9, 2022 at 5:11 am

    The whole world should be worried by the ‘siege of Ottawa’. This is about much more than a few anti-vaxx truckers

    Arwa Mahdawi:
    (https://www.narcity.com/toronto/how-do-torontonians-pronounce-toronto-people-have-so-many-different-ideas)

  53. 104 marleysperson
    February 9, 2022 at 8:46 am

    Morning everyone.

  54. February 9, 2022 at 12:11 pm

    How a City Close to the Ukraine-Russia Border Has Been Shaped by War

    A tank of the 92nd separate mechanized brigade of Ukrainian Armed Forces at a base near Klugino-Bashkirivka village, in the Kharkiv region, on January 31, 2022.

    In Kharkiv, a Ukrainian national identity has been fortified by Russian incursions and threats.

    By Masha Gessen

    (https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/how-a-city-close-to-the-ukraine-russia-border-has-been-shaped-by-war)

  55. February 9, 2022 at 12:12 pm

    Protesters have brought Ottawa to a standstill for more than a week, with local authorities calling for federal support.

    (https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/2/8/justin-trudeau-wants-end-canada-truckers-protest)

  56. February 9, 2022 at 12:44 pm

    Speaking to Joy Reid:

    Joyce Vance:
    “It’s time to restore the Voting Rights Act.”

    Elie Mystal:
    “This is no longer like Jim Crow. This is Jim Crow.
    This is what the court did during the Jim Crow era…and it’s happening again. And I can’t seem to get people, including Democrats, to care.

    All the Supreme Court has to do is refuse to enforce the 15th Amendment and apply it against the states.
    We’ve had laws before. We had the Civil Rights Act of 1870 which made it illegal to discriminate on the basis of race and voting.
    Did it matter?
    No. Not with conservatives controlling the Court.
    We had the Civil Rights Act of 1875…did it matter? No.
    Not when you let conservatives control the Supreme Court.
    So as long as you let conservatives control the 3rd branch of Government, nothing stops.
    Nothing happens.

    Only the racism is allowed to continue.

    That’s what Brett Kavanagh did, that’s what Neil Gorsuch did. And the rest of the five of them.
    And don’t give any credit to your boy John Roberts. Because while he sided with the liberals on the procedural issue, he made it pretty clear that when it comes up on the merits,
    he is also going to allow the racist Alabama maps to go through.

    I can’t help you if you don’t —Black people can’t save this country from the Trumpers if you don’t let us.
    And the only way you can let us is by stopping conservative control of the Supreme Court.”

  57. February 9, 2022 at 12:57 pm

    About
    MoscowMitch, Christie, Pence suddenly more truthful comments about Jan 6th insurrection…
    Question:
    Isn’t it more about their concern that if they win an election (real or fake) the Vice President has no personal power to change it = they want to make certain that V.P. Harris cannot change an outcome they want to keep.

  58. 112 jer44
    February 9, 2022 at 2:59 pm


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