@FLOTUS: A behind-the-scenes look just before the First Lady & @SerenaWilliams kick off Kids’ Day at the #USOpen. #LetsMove
From left, Denis Kudla, Sloane Stephens, Serena Williams, Jack Sock, first lady Michelle Obama, center, Melanie Oudin, Donald Young, Christina McHale, Ryan Harrison, and Madison Keys
First Lady Michelle Obama speaks during Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, August 24
More in a bit, off for a Cheesy Puff sandwich
Oi Shipmate, have you been taking performance enhancing drugs??
Yup. Jack Daniels with Bacardi chaser. :-p
Look at them fyne wimmin folk. Eye candy for these tired old eyes. Yum!
Take it easy, Tex!
Tex? What the hell’s up with Tex? Cut me a bit-o-slack there matey. Chicago born and bread here.
Sorry about that, bro-ham.
Well alrighty. The Sailor is on FIYAH today!!! Learning new tweetin’ stuff & bustin’ out the TOD quick-draw!
Look out now! Got go, be back in a bit. Gotta make a run.
Chips, this is your greatest post yet!
Shameless Don! Straight to the mat. LOL!!!
Ahem. Ahem, indeed, Hf.
Now, now ladies…we have to let the menfolk have their naughty mats too…it’s only fair, since we get to see SO much of our handsome POTUS and VPOTUS
Don't miss @FLOTUS tonight at 8pm ET on Univision’s “Sábado Gigante” talking about #LetsMove! —> at.wh.gov/oev7Y— Let's Move! (@letsmove) August 24, 2013
Be still my heart.
I can’t page Mr. Yardarm for the naughty mats – he’s busy having a naughty mat moment himself!!
Look at Melanie Oudin holding hands with the FLOTUS. Pleased and surprised.
Dakota, I saw that and thought, ‘Look at how natural that is!’ FLOTUS just puts people at ease, particularly young people. She really does! There’s no arguing with the facts.
FLOTUS is an absolutely wonderful person, no doubt about it. I don’t think I’ve mentioned it lately, and I probably will mention it again, but I met the FLOTUS during the 2008 campaign. Love her!
How long did it take you to recover? Wait, forget I asked, Dakota. I can tell the process is ongoing.
Dakota, you met FLOTUS.
To know her is to love her – works every time.
I caught that right away and thought that was the sweetest thing!
Serena on Dave the other night
For all that you’ve done today, Chips, you’ve permission to have more than a cheesy puff sandwich – the very thought is enough to …ugh!
I shared this at the end of the last post because it fits the morning’s narrative (and it also reminds me of Isonprize).
Love this song! Have sung it on many occasions.
I’m not really a music person, can’t sing even for my supper, but whenever I remember this group I tend to play the particular song over and over. I really love this one.
We Who Believe in Freedom Shall Not Rest! #MOW50 #MarchOnWashington
TY @SHoney73 for Ella's Song: youtu.be/U6Uus–gFrc— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) August 24, 2013
For someone who can’t sing and has been told she’s tone deaf, I never ‘understand’ how I do hear and appreciate singing like this group produces. Then again, I tend to appreciate songs that actually have meaningful lyrics and don’t repeat the same 5 or 6 words ad infinitum, interspersed with yeah! yeah! yeah!
You have the gifts of discernment & appreciation [ not everyone does]. Revel in it!
TY, D. You have a kind heart.
Here’s another – a teaching one, because I’d never heard of Harry Moore before first hearing this.
I’ve seen them many times. They are THE BOMB. Are they still performing? If so, RUN, do not walk to see them wherever they are! They make your skin tingle with their incredible words and voices. BRAVA!
I haven’t a clue if they are still performing! Wonder where they perform? It’d be awesome if they are in LA tin the upcoming week. Maybe that’s what I’ll look up later.
Thanks VC for sharing this beautiful song! Ella Baker is, without a doubt, one of the most important voices of Black freedom struggle in history. She is certainly one of my heroes (or is it Sheroes). Thist song is a tribute to the words Ella Baker spoke, and the important role she played in, believing in, guiding, and inspiring, the young people who later organized the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Ella Baker was what we used to call “long distance runners” in the struggle for freedom. She started struggling in her 20′s when he joined the NAACP. During the Depression she wrote extensively about the plight of exploited black women. In the 1940′s, as a the Director of NAACP branches, she campaigned nationwide to bring young people to the organization. In the 1950′s she worked with Dr. King when he picked her to run SCLC. And in the 60s she guided students engaged in Sit-ins, Freedom Rides, Voter Registrations. By the time she passed away she had spent almost 70 years of her life fighting freedom and justice.
Yay! I missed her so much glad I get my Flotus and staff fix!
Just a little something I put together of today’s experience. My pics combined with some from the AP.
Awww, it’s blocked!! Arrrrgh!
Really??? I don’t know why unless you are not in the US???
It’s blocked for me too.
Somethings wrong. Let me check.
Yep its blocked boohooo!!!
dang…..this video is blocked!!
I must have used something that they didn’t like. So sorry everyone!!!
‘…content from Warner Chappell and iNgrooves, one or more of whom has blocked it yada yada on copyright grounds’ No need to be sorry, friend of mine, we who are far away were quite happy to have one of us on the march!
Thanks VC now its back to the drawing board. I’ve got to find another song to go with my video.
Hey, go with some Sweet Honey In The Rock.
Guess I’m lucky to be reading late – it’s all fixed – thank you Donna – your day looked amazing.
… Yikes, sorry, didn’t realize Donna’s video was blocked – HATE when that happens me on YouTube!
First-class delivery: @BillieJeanKing helped USPS unveil new Althea Gibson tribute stamp today @usopen. http://t.co/exAGsbeJI1— USTA (@usta) August 23, 2013
OT: Just heard on CNN that UPS is cutting family healthcare coverage for their employees and blaming it on “ObamaCare”. They are saying that it will cost them too much (a billion $ company) to cover them under the ACA. We need to tweet, email, write companies that we shop online with and who send us our items via UPS. Tell them we will no longer shop with them if they use UPS because of UPS willingness to hurt their employees by taking away healthcare from their employees. UPS is lying. Everything I’ve read says that healthcare cost will decrease under the ACA.
Hope this clarifies the issue
Always the media – find a way to attack the blah guy. When universal health care came to my world c. 1972 – my state was a big hold out – the state govt whinged and moaned. Took them about a year to realize their b.s. was going no-where. By your 2016 election – health care will be a big plus for the Dem nominee.
“Martin Luther King Jr. taught exactly one class his entire life. It was in 1962 in Atlanta — a year before he would give his “I Have a Dream” speech in the nation’s capital….
Eight students stayed with the class: six Morehouse men and two women from Spelman College. Among them were Julian Bond, who would go on to become a legislator, and Amos Brown, who would move out West to lead a major congregation….”
Students from MLK's 1962 Social Philosophy class at Morehouse College recall famous teacher.
edition.cnn.com/2013/08/24/us/… http://t.co/2CzvTMIlhF— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) August 24, 2013
IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE | Natalie Cole ~ I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free youtu.be/iyjf6rEnwcg— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) August 24, 2013
Nina doing the original version — tickling the ivories like a BOSS!!
Nina Simone ~(I Wish I Knew) How It Feels To Be Free: youtu.be/5dlrXCYrNYI— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) August 24, 2013
I’m typing with my mouth full of Cheesy Puff sandwich, which is very rude, but just to let you know, LP has a terrific post ready for after this one, will post it when this gets busy/I’m out of Cheesy Puffs. See ya then.
Thank you for your wonderful work today my little cheesy puff!
Aaaaaaw, thank you Dakota, a joy spending the day with you people!
She really is stunningly beautiful.
Worth a read: Attorney General Eric Holder in the @HuffingtonPost on the 50th anniversary of the #MarchOnWashington: huff.to/17aY37E— Jay Carney (EOP) (@PressSec) August 24, 2013
Keith Ellison makes me proud everytime I see him! We need more like him Congress!
My daughter Amirah and I marching in Observance of 50th Anniversary of March on Washington in Minneapolis http://t.co/sSpzGXKmtu— Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) August 24, 2013
50 yrs ago, thousands joined Dr. King to demand equal rights. Proud to #MarchOnWashington & stand for right to vote. http://t.co/lFihpU9Jqs— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) August 24, 2013
@AriBerman Lots of work to be done! @VoteRiders @Vote411 @NAACP @NCLR @LWV @OFA @AFSCME @SEIU @AFLCIO— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) August 24, 2013
Did FLOTUS lighten her hair?
I think she just did some spring and summer highlights.
@Sttbs73 @bromoore yeah where was DEMs favorite Christie…— Pretty Foot (@PrettyFootWoman) August 24, 2013
I have a hard time understanding HOW a Dem could support arrogant, pompous Christie who has enacted many policies against the Dem base
Must-see: 1963 Civil Rights discussion with Sidney Poitier, Marlon Brando, James Baldwin & others H/T @Mark_Stryker
liveleak.com/view?i=202_126…— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) August 24, 2013
Okay, now I DO have to go – back in a bit!
Thanks Chipsticks for sharing this. Harry Belafonte really captured the mood in the Black community in 1963. Since 1955, beginning with Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the nonviolent movement led by Dr. King had been greeted with massive white violence in the South. This would continue in 1964 and 1965. By 1966, many Black people, and especially the young, had had enough!
Floral pattern in FLOTUS’ blouse looks like tennis rackets (second photo – next to the microphone in Serena’s hand)
Fitting for this day forward !!!
Sorry…I meant to post THIS one:)
LP’s new post:
FLOTUS always looks spectacular in yellow!
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