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Judas and the Black Messiah - I hope we will be able to return to the movies next year to see this!

Very timely!
Ryan Coogler has done it again - though he's producing not directing this one


Fred Hampton (August 30, 1948 - December 4, 1969)
Fred Hampton was an active leader in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), leading their Youth Council of the organization’s West Suburban Branch. Hampton joined the Chicago chapter of the Black Panther Party (BPP) in November 1968. He quickly rose to a leadership position, becoming the deputy chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Party. He organized rallies, established a Free Breakfast program, and negotiated a peace pact among rival gangs. As a rising leader in the BPP, Hampton became the focus of an FBI investigation. On December 4, 1969, Hampton, along with fellow Black Panther Mark Clark, was murdered.

On the evening of December 3, 1969, William O’Neal, who was employed by the FBI to infiltrate the BPP, slipped a powerful sleeping drug into Hampton’s drink then left. Officers were dispatched to raid his apartment. They stormed in and opened fire, killing his security guard. Then they opened fire on Hampton’s bedroom where he laid unconscious from the drug with his sleeping, almost nine-month-pregnant fiancee. After the gunfire, he was found to only be wounded and not dead. Upon that discovery, an officer shot him twice in his head and killed him. The remaining seven Panthers who were not killed were all arrested and indicted by a grand jury on charges of attempted murder, armed violence, and a variety of weapons charges. These charges were eventually dropped when during a later investigation, it was discovered that Chicago Police fired ninety-nine shots while the Panthers only shot once.

Posted by tulipsandroses | Sun Aug 9, 2020, 12:05 PM (0 replies)

My son was admitted to the hospital - they think its Covid - He had 2 negative Covid tests

Backstory - My son is in his twenties, healthy, no underlying health conditions.

About 2 weeks ago he started coughing. No other symptoms. A few days later I noticed he was sleeping a lot more, I remember Mayor Bottoms saying that was what she first noticed about her husband, he was sleeping a lot. I bought a pulse ox- His O2 Sat was low-92-93. I told him you need to get tested. Recalling an article I read about silent Hypoxia- People with Covid having low O2 sat but no difficulty breathing. He wasn't having any difficulty breathing. He kept saying "I'm fine mom". Kept saying he did not want to go to the ER because it was a hot spot for Covid. Sigh. A few more days go by and his cough is getting worse, O2 sat is even lower 89-91. I put my foot down and said YOU ARE GOING!!! -
That was last Saturday. He went to the ER. They did a battery of tests including COVID which came back negative. They diagnosed with respiratory failure and said it was asthma. I thought ok weird, he never had asthma before. But anything is possible. One can get Asthma as an adult. Besides other family members have asthma. They sent him home with an inhaler, steroids and antibiotics and to follow up with an Asthma clinic and PCP.

He saw the PCP a few days ago, she said she did not think it was Asthma, more likely Bronchitis. Gave him more steroids.

Yesterday He just did not look well. I said we need to go back to the ER. Again he refused. He is so damn stubborn! O2 sat was still low in the morning 91. PCP had said it would be low until he recovered. Well by the evening it was 84-85 and he was feeling weak and HE wanted to go to the ER at that point so I know he was feeling really awful if he wanted to go.

Covid test was again negative yesterday. They admitted him

He sends me a text this morning and said they told him despite the negative tests, they think its Covid.

One of the most frustrating things in all of this. Having to leave him at the ER twice. Since they are not letting anyone in besides the person being treated. And now that he has been admitted, not being able to visit.

Wear the damn mask people and stay the fuck home!
Posted by tulipsandroses | Sat Aug 8, 2020, 08:35 AM (76 replies)

The Family Of A 14-Year-Old Called A Health Center To Help Her. Instead, Cops Came

The Family Of A 14-Year-Old Called A Health Center To Help Her. Instead, Cops Came And She's Now Sentenced To 11 Years In Juvenile Detention.

The parents of a 14-year-old girl in Oregon are fighting to get their daughter's case reopened after she was convicted of attempted murder and arson and sentenced to 11 years in a juvenile detention center.

According to KEZI, Saraya Rees was arrested last year after she poured a small amount of gasoline in front of her parents' bedroom door. But her family was hoping to get help for the 14-year-old instead of seeing her arrested.

Saraya's mother, Shannon Rees, said her daughter was taking anti-depressants after facing severe bullying in school. A local pediatrician then took the teenager off of the medication, according to the family. Rees said she contacted a local health center to get help for her daughter, but police arrived instead to arrest the 14-year-old, KEZI reported.

"She never attempted to light the gas, she was calling out for help in the way her mind told her was best,” Rees told KEZI.

With more than 3,000 likes on a Facebook page created for the teenager, the parents are motivated to keep fighting for justice.

"We created this page to gather support against the injustice Coos County, Oregon served to our daughter," the family stated on the Justice4Saraya page.

There is also a Change.org petition regarding the case, which has already passed its goal of 100,000 signatures.

"Just in case you didn’t know...WE DID IT!" the family said on Facebook. "Saraya’s petition blew right through our goal number of 100,000 signatures! This has literally happened since Saturday morning! Just a few days! We are overwhelmed, shocked, and so damn grateful to every single one of you that has helped with this, in any way!"
Posted by tulipsandroses | Wed Jul 29, 2020, 11:51 PM (7 replies)

Does this country have the stomach to do what must be done? Investigate this administration?

(No question in my mind ,bar their success at vote suppression that Trump will lose and we are highly likely to take the senate)

So the question is Will this country do what must be done"

Or will we just breathe a sigh or relief and try to go back to life as normal as we can? This administration is corrupt. They should be punished for their crimes. Trump is not the only one. But does this country - we the people - have the stomach to back up the next administration to do the necessary work? Or will we just go about our lives, just happy to be rid of them.
Are we going to say its just politics when the Republicans start their pushback against any investigations.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Wed Jul 29, 2020, 10:23 PM (29 replies)

Meet Trump's New Press Conference Advisor

Posted by tulipsandroses | Wed Jul 29, 2020, 12:53 AM (7 replies)

Civil War reenactment in Florida ends after 40 years

Civil War reenactment in Florida ends after 40 years
Each January, Hernando County scrambled to put out the welcome mat for what has been called the largest Civil War reenactment in Florida — the Brooksville Raid.

Hundreds of re-enactors clad in blue and gray would descend from across the state, bringing cast-iron skillets and muzzle-loading rifles, ready to warm breakfast over campfires. They’d drill and skirmish, fire cannons and tell onlookers what life was really like during the war.

Suttlers, the street vendors of the reenactment world, would come, too, selling historic wares. Women, with long dresses and bonnets, would attend the annual Ladies Tea. Students, bused in from throughout Florida, would be there to watch the proceedings, along with Boy Scouts — lots of Boy Scouts.

Now, that 40-year tradition has itself become history. Organizers have announced that there will be no Brooksville Raid in 2021, and unless a new site is found, perhaps none in the future.

The Tampa Bay Council of the Boy Scouts of America, owners of the 1,300-acre Sand Hill Scout Reservation, the event’s home since 1991, decided not to renew the agreement with event co-sponsors, the Hernando Historical Museum Association and the North Pinellas County Scout Sertoma Club.

“There were several issues that were discussed and contributed to the decision,” said Jim Rees, chief executive officer for the council. “Ultimately, the committee determined it was not in the best interest of the scout council to continue.” He provided no other specifics.

On their Facebook page, Brooksville Raid organizers cited the pandemic and declining profitability as factors.

Organizers and those who commented on the post also mentioned declining interest among young people in joining the reenactment community and the recent racial unrest across the country.

“Is this also due to fear of it being a racist event?” commented Peggy O’Connor. “I am truly saddened at the cancel culture that’s now encroached to our county.”

“The virus is just an excuse, to stop them. Tell the truth, it’s all about the racism tension,‘’ wrote Alton Jones.

Hernando County’s history is riddled with racial strife.

Its county seat, Brooksville, was named in 1856 for U.S. Rep. Preston Brooks of South Carolina, shortly after Brooks, a hardline supporter of slavery, beat abolitionist Massachusetts Sen. Charles Sumner nearly to death with a cane on the floor of the U.S. Senate.

A 2015 report by the Equal Justice Initiative noted that between 1880 and 1940, Hernando County had the third-highest rate for lynchings in the entire South.

In 2017, the county agreed to spend about $6,000 to erect a 6-foot-high fence around the Confederate statue at the Government Center to protect it from vandals.

Last month, a Black Lives Matter rally in Brooksville brought a flurry of social media support for keeping the statue and a fictional “hanging tree” site at the Government Center.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Sun Jul 26, 2020, 08:15 PM (11 replies)

About those black women covering up the BLM mural on 5th Ave

The republicans have found some more black women to prop up as idiots to further their cause: The Daily Reformer is calling Bevelyn Beatty a hero. She finally hit the jackpot to get the most media attention with this one.

Her recent forays into the spot light
Posted by tulipsandroses | Sun Jul 19, 2020, 10:16 AM (6 replies)

John Lewis Was an American Founder Without activists like Lewis and C. T. Vivian,

I've heard this a few times today - Second Founding Fathers - John Lewis, Rev CT Vivian, MLK, Rev Joseph Lowery, Andrew Young - - MAGATS are going to lose their shit talking about rewriting history - To channel Nikole Hannah Jones - yes we are trying to re-write history - The American History as its been told - has never been a complete story.

John Lewis Was an American Founder
Without activists like Lewis and C. T. Vivian, America would remain a white republic, not a nation for all its citizens.

This was only the beginning. Vivian and Lewis fought and bled for the cause at sit-ins, in the Freedom Rides of 1961, when police and the Ku Klux Klan worked hand in hand to brutalize protesters trying to desegregate public buses, through the March on Washington in 1963 and the Selma-to-Montgomery marches in 1965, where Lewis had his skull cracked open by Alabama state troopers. Without these men and their allies in the civil-rights movement, the maxim in the Declaration of Independence that all are created equal would be but words on paper written by slave masters. Absent their sacrifice, their bravery, and their brilliance, America would remain a herrenvolk republic, not a nation for all its citizens.

Posted by tulipsandroses | Sat Jul 18, 2020, 05:32 PM (2 replies)

One Love by Bob Marley 2020 style remade for UNICEF for COVID 19- We need this right now

Posted by tulipsandroses | Sat Jul 18, 2020, 12:27 PM (2 replies)

We lost two Great Giants Rev C.T Vivian and John Lewis.

Rest in power - you showed us the way. We got this!


Posted by tulipsandroses | Sat Jul 18, 2020, 01:16 AM (6 replies)
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