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Anybody tune into Roland Martin Unfiltered?


Love it.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Fri May 29, 2020, 04:04 AM (1 replies)

I thought they looked alike -Former NBA Player mourns his friend George Floyd

When I first saw Floyd's picture - I instantly thought he looked liked Stephen Jackson

Posted by tulipsandroses | Thu May 28, 2020, 01:00 AM (0 replies)

Trump calls on DOJ to investigate George Floyd's death. Did he forget he told cops to abuse people?

I see this as pandering for the black vote.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Wed May 27, 2020, 11:06 PM (2 replies)

"People sometimes forget that love is at the root of our resistance."

Posted by tulipsandroses | Wed May 27, 2020, 10:51 PM (2 replies)

PSA From a good cop

Posted by tulipsandroses | Wed May 27, 2020, 10:12 PM (14 replies)

Do you have an old graduation gown in your closet?Donate as PPE

I have my undergrad and graduate gown in the back of my closet. I will be sending them off for this effort.

This recent grad is upcycling thousands of graduation gowns to help hospitals in need of PPE

)Nathaniel Moore, a recent graduate of an MBA at the University of Vermont, is among thousands who participated in a virtual ceremony this year due to Covid-19.

Rather than letting his graduation gown go to waste, Moore, who is a physician assistant, decided to repurpose it as personal protective equipment for frontline health care workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
That decision inspired the 30-year-old to launch Gowns 4 Good, an initiative that gathers and repurposes graduation gowns as PPE.
"The gowns definitely signify a monumental time in their (graduates) lives," Moore told CNN, "but what good is your gown doing hanging in your in the closet for years collecting dust when it could be having an immediate impact in someone else's life?"
Posted by tulipsandroses | Wed May 27, 2020, 12:55 AM (0 replies)

Jaime Harrison and Charles Booker get in on fun with the My plans vs 2020 meme trend

Sorry I don't know how to post these. For those not familiar, the my plans vs 2020 meme trend makes fun of how bad 2020 has been. Had plans for one thing and then 2020 gave us something else.

Posted by tulipsandroses | Mon May 25, 2020, 11:03 PM (0 replies)

Woman Tried to Drown Son Before Succeeding in Killing Him: Police

This story just gets more horrific. This poor boy must have been so terrified and he could not speak about what his mother tried to do.

Police say they have video footage of Patricia Ripley leaving her 9-year-old son Alejandro to drown in a canal before a neighbor ran over to help
Witnesses told NBC 6 they were troubled by the scene that unfolded, and it remains unclear how the boy ended up back in his mother's care
According to officials, Patricia succeeded in killing her son at a second location, and she is now facing murder charges
The Miami-Dade woman who was charged for the murder of her 9-year-old son on Saturday allegedly tried to drown him behind an apartment complex before succeeding in killing him at another location, police say.

Posted by tulipsandroses | Sun May 24, 2020, 12:35 AM (7 replies)

Hopelessness, fear, uncertainty of Covid 19 and relapsing during quarantine

I relapsed in quarantine because I was afraid of what was going to happen to me, the people I love, and the rest of the world in the wake of an international pandemic. The world feels like a scarier place than it used to be. It felt like alcohol was helping me cope with my fear, but actually, it was making everything worse.


I just read an article about relapsing during the shutdown. It made me lose the anger I felt about a loved one recently relapsing. I thought back to that day my loved one voiced concern about whether they would ever get their life back on track due to the shutdown and economy collapsing. The plan before the pandemic was to stabilize on meds and start looking for a job.

It did not occur to me that my loved one could be feeling the things the writer posed for her relapse. After all, loved one recently started new meds for bipolar d/o that seemed to work better than any other med in the past. I was ecstatic, I had not seen this side of my loved one in many years. This was the person I knew before bipolar d/o and later substance abuse took over.

Then it was like in an instant everything turned to shit. The all too familiar behaviors of addiction were present. The family member I loved was gone again. Replaced by the person, that is almost unrecognizable that I have seen for the last 5 years.

The only thing I felt was anger. You were doing so well, why did you fuck this up? I go through stages of grief concerning their mental health and substance abuse. I've gone through the denial, bargaining, anger, depression, and acceptance multiple times over.
I also understand that addiction is a brain disease. Not a moral failing. My anger is dissipating and I'm now starting to feel some acceptance of this relapse.

Posted by tulipsandroses | Sat May 23, 2020, 05:50 PM (2 replies)

9-Year-Old Autistic Boy Found Dead in Miami Canal After Mother Reported Him Abducted

I'm smelling a Susan Smith here. Like Susan Smith, she said the scary black men did it. It does not say it in the article, but I was up late a few nights ago when the Amber Alert for this poor boy flashed across the screen. The description given in the Amber Alert of the " abductors" - 2 black men.

I was on the phone at the time, and said to my friend sometimes these Amber Alerts turn out to be custody cases gone wrong. But it is strange that 2 men would kidnap a child. Who gets their buddy to help them kidnap a kid? Now I see this mother's very odd story of how it happened. I don't think mom is telling the truth.

The boy’s mother told police that her son was abducted by a man in a mask demanding drugs, a claim investigators are reportedly still trying to verify.
A 9-year-old severely autistic boy was found dead in a canal in Miami on Friday morning, just hours after his mother told police two men had ambushed her while driving and snatched her son from her vehicle.
The body of Alejandro Ripley, who was non-verbal, was reportedly found just a few miles from where his mother reported the abduction.

Patricia Ripley told police late Thursday that two men in a vehicle had cut her off as she drove with Alejandro, and one in a mask approached her car and demanded she give him drugs. When she told him she had none, she said he snatched her cell phone and abducted Alejandro.

Posted by tulipsandroses | Fri May 22, 2020, 09:41 PM (17 replies)
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