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23 Feb 19
bobbymgsk

G1: Dalals v. Drownses (CLE)(Paul, Maggie, Rose, Tracy & Alec) R1: Mickey & Minnie Mouse knew they were soulmates because they BOTH what? #1: #2: #3: Talk/squeaky voices (10)(Paul) #4: Have big ears (10)(Vrnda) #5: #6: (Challenger notes: Maggie’s a daughter who’s been a Cavaliers cheerleader, Rose’s also a daughter & Paul’s married to Tracy.)(VB) […]

23 Feb 19
Latest Entertainment News | Top Celebrity News, Hollywood Headlines

Spike Lee has won endless acclaim for his films, ranging from debut “She’s Gotta Have It” to the incendiary “Do the Right Thing” to his biopic “Malcolm X”, yet the celebrated director has yet to win an Oscar. Samuel L. Jackson thinks this could be Lee’s year, with his latest, “BlacKkKlansman”, seeing Lee nominated in […]

23 Feb 19
Phantomonium

Welcome to Phantomonium After the clusterfuck of a year that was 2018, I had low expectations in the beginning of the year because of it. At the end of the year, it started showing some improvement since artists like 6ix9ine and XXXTentacion were losing their chart success and the invasion of the returning Christmas songs. […]

23 Feb 19

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so i ended up driving this morning after all the f around. and I actually did really well.  🙂 we went on the road finally.  woooo hooo 🙂 yipeeee victory for me. did well was pretty stoked.  wasn’t too trafficked mind you but enough anyways; lots of construction I had to go around and enough […]

23 Feb 19
Encore Rehabilitation

MONTGOMERY – North-South all-star squads for the upcoming 60th AHSAA North-South All-Star Football Game have been selected. The two37-memeber teams comprised of 2019 graduating seniors were announced by Jamie Lee Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA) Tuesday. The AHSADCA, which operates under the auspices of the Alabama High School […]

23 Feb 19
PTSD Adventures in Releasing Buried Energy

I read the following books in the last few years and found them inspiring and/or riveting and/or healing. (I don’t make any money providing the following links.) PTSD and Trauma: The Body Keeps the Score (Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma) by Besser van der Kolk, MD. Explores innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and […]

23 Feb 19
Santa Cruz Sentinel
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” Martin Luther King Jr. wrote in his Letter From Birmingham Jail on April 16, 1963. King was arrested there for his role in organizing nonviolent protests against segregation, which were being led by the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth. “Birmingham is probably the most thoroughly segregated city in the United States,” King also wrote in that famous letter. Civil-rights campaigners were so frequently targeted with bombs by the Ku Klux Klan that the city was often called “Bombingham.” Five months after King’s letter, one of those bombs went off at Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church, killing four little girls. Today, across the street from that church sits the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI), which for more than a quarter century has educated and inspired millions of visitors. Last October, the BCRI announced it would bestow its 2018 Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award on Angela Y. Davis, the legendary civil-rights activist, prison abolition advocate and scholar. Angela Davis is a Birmingham native, and grew up amidst segregation. Her neighborhood suffered so many Klan bombings that it was nicknamed “Dynamite Hill.” The daughter of civil-rights activists, she went on to become a prominent member of the Communist Party USA and a leader in the Black Panther Party. As a result, like so many activists in that era (MLK included), she was targeted by the FBI. She was charged as a conspirator in the shooting death of a judge. She faced three death sentences in a trial that became an international cause celebre. She was ultimately acquitted of all the charges. The BCRI’s decision to honor Angela Davis made perfect sense. She has gained renown for her tireless work on behalf of prisoners and to abolish the U.S. prison-industrial complex. Integral to her life’s work, she has long expressed unflinching support for the rights of Palestinian people. In a recently published collection of essays and speeches titled “Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement,” she writes, reflecting on the life of Nelson Mandela and the successful campaign to eliminate South African apartheid, “We are now confronted with the task of assisting our sisters and brothers in Palestine as they battle against Israeli apartheid.” Two months after the BCRI board members announced that she had been granted the Shuttlesworth award, they received a letter from the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center asking them to reconsider the award in part because of Davis’ “outspoken support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel.” The BCRI board, in a 9-2 vote, rescinded the award. It canceled the award gala that had been scheduled for Feb. 16. The response in Birmingham was swift and angry. Birmingham’s school board and city council both voted unanimously to show their support for Davis. Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin publicly condemned the decision. A group formed to plan an event to honor Davis on the night of the original gala. Within days, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute board reversed its decision and asked Angela Davis to accept the award. Last Friday night, “Angela Solidarity Shabbats” were held in dozens of cities, organized by Jewish Voice for Peace. Jesse Schaffer hosted the celebration in Birmingham. “My Judaism is directly rooted in social justice,” he told us at the Shabbat. “For me, Angela Davis is a direct expression of those values, and she has always understood that our historic struggles are linked, whether it’s Palestinians, it’s black folks in the South, Jewish folks – really, any struggle for justice – that they’re all linked and that we’re stronger together.” On Saturday night, more than 3,000 people poured into Birmingham’s Boutwell Auditorium for an evening organized by the Birmingham Committee for Truth and Reconciliation. At the event, Davis reflected on how meaningful the Shabbats were to her: “‘Angela, sister, you are welcome in this Shabbat’ comes from a slogan that was used on many posters all over the country when I was underground fleeing the FBI. People put up these posters on their doors: ‘Angela, sister, you are welcome in this house.’” The city’s first elected African-American mayor, Richard Arrington, Jr., wrapped up the evening, saying, “I am especially proud that in this moment of challenge we ran not in different directions, not venting the anger and the frustration we felt; instead, we ran to one another, linked arms, embraced one another and lifted up a daughter who is celebrated in the world community for her stand on human rights.” Angela Davis says whether or not she returns to accept the Shuttlesworth Award will have to be a community decision. She offered as her final words Saturday night: “Let us use this moment to generate the strength and the enthusiasm and the vision to move forward to a better future for Birmingham, for the country and for the entire world.”
23 Feb 19
SS HACKERS

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta under fire for Epstein sex offense plea deal Wealthy financier Jeffery Epstein faced up to life in prison, but never went to trial, over allegations he sexually molested dozens of underage girls at his Palm Beach mansion; senior correspondent Rick Leventhal reports. via FOX NEWS https://ift.tt/2Vf38Jo

23 Feb 19
Sayeedahsparkles

Kylie Cosmetics is one of the fastest growing beauty brands. From lipstick to highlighters to eyeshadows, she’s got something for everyone!

23 Feb 19
Sugar on Snails

The R-3… (PSA: A MEGA Body Post 2nd Edition).

23 Feb 19
Jarbidge to the Oregon Trail

I spent today sorting through the Lions’ Club Pins, disassembling Dad’s displays to make better sense of what he collected, listening to his disapproving voice over my shoulder (you never really get away from that), dusting them off and discarding the filthy poster board, reassembling the pins in categories, and counting them. There are 126 […]

23 Feb 19
IndieWire
Hollywood history is made every Oscar night, but this year, the annual awards show could play home to a number of groundbreaking wins in major categories. One of the biggest potential upsets is a Best Director win for Spike Lee, only the sixth black filmmaker nominated in the category. If he wins on Sunday night for “BlackKklansman,” he’ll be the first. One person who remains inspired by Lee’s body of work over his Oscar nods: his “Do the Right Thing” star and frequent collaborator Samuel L. Jackson. In a recent interview with IndieWire, Jackson — who next appears in “Captain Marvel,” reprising his role of Nick Fury — spoke about the possibility that Lee might make history on Sunday night. “Oh, it would be great,” Jackson said. “I don’t think not having an Oscar would diminish his career at all. He is who he is, and there are a lot of people, me included, that have benefited from what he did. There is no doubt that, had I not done ‘Jungle Fever,’ I don’t know if I’d be here or not, sitting in this chair. It propelled me into this arena, and I’m forever grateful for it, and I hope he does win.” This year, the 61-year-old filmmaker has landed his first set of nominations since “4 Little Girls” was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 1998 Academy Awards. Before that, however, Lee was notoriously snubbed at the 1990 Oscars, and while he earned a nod for Best Original Screenplay, the film failed to earn nominations for Best Picture and Best Director. Read More: Spike Lee: Those Six ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Oscar Nods Are About ‘Timing’ Last summer, he reflected on the snubs to GQ, explaining that they made him believe that the Academy would only continue to overlook his work. Lee was awarded an Honorary Academy Award in 2016, but he has yet to ever win a competitive Oscar. “To be honest, after ‘Do the Right Thing,’ I said, ‘That’s it.’ You know?” Lee said. “That’s not to say I wasn’t happy to get the honorary award, but as far as Oscars, my thing has always been my body of work. What film won best film of 1989? ‘Driving Miss Daisy.’ Driving Miss motherfucking Daisy. Who’s watching that film now?” Jackson, who has worked with Lee since 1988’s “School Daze,” credits his “Old Boy” and “Chi-Raq” director with inspiring other young creators. [pmc-related-link href=”https://www.indiewire.com/2019/01/kim-basinger-called-out-academy-snubbing-spit-1990-oscars-1202037189/” type=”Read More:” target=”_self”]At 1990 Oscars, Kim Basinger Called Out the Academy for Snubbing Spike Lee and ‘Do the Right Thing’ — Watch[/pmc-related-link] “Spike opened the door for a lot of young directors,” Jackson said. “He made a lot of young filmmakers aware of the possibilities, that they could tell their own stories and be successful, that they could tell their own stories their way, that there was an interest in their stories and that all you need to do is hang in there and do what you do.” “BlacKkKlansman” is also nominated for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Editing, and Best Supporting Actor for Adam Driver. “Captain Marvel” opens in theaters on Friday, March 8.
23 Feb 19
Nightmare on Film Street

Welcome to the February edition of Silver Screams! Every month, I’ll guide you through a look at a classic old Hollywood horror film or hidden gem. We’ll explore its history and juicy behind-the-scenes secrets, as well as its legacy and influence on modern horror. To help you through the post-Valentine’s Day come down, we’ll take […]

22 Feb 19
Spiritual Processing

The past two nights I’ve typed up all the dreams recorded in my journal from November to February. (Had completely checked out in December, it seems!) Today I organized them into a text document where I identified and color-coded themes. I then went through the document and changed the color to the word or phrase […]

22 Feb 19
Hark : Listen; For The Culture

The model is talking about booking her latest gig, modeling WordPress underwear in the brand latest Perfectly Fit campaign, which was shot by Lachian Bailey. It was such a surreal moment cried she admitted. The main thing that you have to remember on this journey is just be nice to everyone and always smile. It’s […]