Race, lets make this serious! It is nearly 2013.

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Reminds me of the Dave Chapelle show where Dave, as Rick James, slugs Charlie Murphy in the forehead with his "Unity" ring and Charlie Murphy, aka "Darkness" from then on has "Unithy" imbedded into his forehead. There's probably an old video of it somewhere.

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neoplacebo wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:19 pm
Reminds me of the Dave Chapelle show where Dave, as Rick James, slugs Charlie Murphy in the forehead with his "Unity" ring and Charlie Murphy, aka "Darkness" from then on has "Unity" imbedded into his forehead. There's probably an old video of it somewhere.
More "Unity" :roll: :
A Louisiana cemetery told the family of a Black deputy he couldn't be buried there because it was only for White people

... Semien went to Oaklin Springs Cemetery in Oberlin earlier this week to inquire about laying her husband to rest there. But a woman at the cemetery turned her away because her husband was African American.

"I met with the lady out there and she said she could NOT sell me a plot because the cemetery is a WHITES ONLY cemetery," Semien wrote on Facebook. "She even had paperwork on a clipboard showing me that only white human beings can be buried there. She stood in front of me and all my kids. Wow what a slap in the face."

... Creig Vizena, president of the Oaklin Springs Cemetery Association, told CNN affiliate KATC that he was ashamed to learn about how the Semien family had been treated. The woman who turned them away was in her 80s and has since been "relieved of her duties," he told the Washington Post.
That's gonna mess with her resume. :D
... Vizena told KPLC that he hadn't been aware of the language contained in the cemetery's sales contracts, which date back to the 1950s and included the phrase "the right of burial of the remains of white human beings." The issue hadn't come up before, he said.

"I take full responsibility for that," Vizena told KPLC. "I've been the president of this board for several years now. I take full responsibility for not reading the by-laws."
How about taking full responsibility for zero effort marketing to non-Whites during those "several years"?
... Vizena apologized and said he offered the family one of the plots that he owns so that Darrell Semien could be buried there. But the damage had been done, and they declined.
Yeah :obscene-birdiered: .
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In 2016, the city of Waco, Texas, ordered the removal of a chain-link fence from a public cemetery that was used to separate the White section from the Black section. A similar fence at a cemetery in Mineola, Texas, came down last year....
Assholes.
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neoplacebo wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:19 pm
Reminds me of the Dave Chapelle show where Dave, as Rick James, slugs Charlie Murphy in the forehead with his "Unity" ring and Charlie Murphy, aka "Darkness" from then on has "Unithy" imbedded into his forehead. There's probably an old video of it somewhere.
Dave Chapelle is taking on your Navy, too.
Navy Task Force Calls for Changing Ship Names that Honor Confederacy

... "Our Navy must continue to remove barriers to service, and most importantly, be a shining example of a workforce centered on respect, inclusive of all," the CNO (Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday) said.
Unity. :clap:
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:thumbup: A fundamental concept; too bad it's one the nutjobs and wingnuts and lie worshipers will never grasp.

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St. Louis agrees to $5 million settlement with Black officer beaten by police at protest

... The city of St. Louis has agreed to a $5 million settlement with a Black police officer who was beaten by five white officers while working undercover at a protest.

Luther Hall was participating in a 2017 protest, working undercover following the acquittal of another St. Louis police officer, Jason Stockley, who had been charged in the 2011 murder of a Black man suspected of selling drugs.

According to his lawsuit, which was detailed by a local news outlet, Hall suffered a tailbone injury and a two-centimeter laceration above his lips, plus he had to undergo surgery to repair herniated discs in his neck and back.

Four officers involved in the attack — Christopher Myers, Dustin Boone, Randy Hays and Bailey Colleta — have been indicted on federal civil rights violations charges. Colleta was also charged with lying to a grand jury. A fifth officer, Steve Korte, was also charged with civil right violations and of lying to the FBI.

Hall remains a member of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, where he is a 22-year veteran. However, reports are unclear if he ever returned to duty after the incident.

Myers, Boone, Hays and Colletta all left the SLMPD; Korte is still employed by the department.

Colletta pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and a federal grand jury about the assault. Hays pleaded guilty to deprivation of constitutional rights. Both are awaiting sentencing. The remaining officers pleaded not guilty and will be tried next month.

In addition to the vicious beating, the officers also destroyed Hall’s cellphone and were charged with the destruction of evidence....
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Rep. Cori Bush brings Black Lives Matter passion to the halls of Congress

On Jan. 3, Bush took her oath of office and became the first Black congresswoman in Missouri’s 200-year history as a state....

Bush, 44, represents a new wave of progressive politicians in Congress, along with freshman congressman Jamaal Bowman and other more seasoned members of “the Squad,” who don’t shy away from the passionate rhetoric often heard at street marches in the communities they represent.

During the Brown protests in 2014, Bush was working as a registered nurse and pastor in St. Louis when she started demonstrating in Ferguson. With each successive day that she protested in the streets, she says, she hoped justice would be served.

“I felt like if I kept going back, I would see justice,” Bush said. “[I kept thinking,] I didn’t get it today, so let me go back tomorrow.”

... “She continues to show up over and over again, reminding everybody that not only is she a proud Black woman, but that she is from St. Louis and she represents the most marginalized people of St. Louis,” Cullors added....

Black Lives Matter isn’t slowing down, but neither are those who are opposed to it. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Georgia Republican who has expressed sympathy for the conspiracy theory group QAnon, was elected to Congress in the same cycle as Bush....
I can't tell if we're getting better or worse, but Cori gives me hope.
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Finally made it to the Memorial. I was impressed and informed at the Legacy Museum a few months back. The Memorial was more of a single emotional statement.

Go to both if you are ever near Montgomery with a few hours time.

https://museumandmemorial.eji.org/memorial
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:54 am
Finally made it to the Memorial. I was impressed and informed at the Legacy Museum a few months back. The Memorial was more of a single emotional statement.

Go to both if you are ever near Montgomery with a few hours time.

https://museumandmemorial.eji.org/memorial
:thumbup: Thanks for the report back. Someday . . .

CCSD, Foothill High School investigating George Floyd-related dance proposal sign

Clark County School District is investigating a student who reportedly used a reference to George Floyd to ask another student to a school dance.

The image, which is reportedly a Foothill High School student, shows a female student holding a poster board that reads, "If you went to Sadies with me it would take my breath away! George Floyd." The poster also shows a drawing of Floyd, who died last year after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck, cutting off his breath....
Henderson, NV:
All the pics that I find blur her face. Why? It's her sign and she shared it. Accountability is in order.
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