Will add more when they appear
‘William Allison, 92, came to today’s march with the same sign he marched with in 1963′ (Washington Post)
Cory Booker was awesome. Thanks for this recap.
Oooooo! I made a first. Imagine that!
Yes you DID! You GO ‘head with ya bad self!!! :-D
Full steam ahead. All engines at flank speed! Yeehaw.
Pausing to wave at you all the way up THERE!
It’s about time, huh!
It looks good on you, or you look good on it – whichever makes the most sense. :grin:
It’s all good doncha know. :lol: :lol:
Congrats on first Yardarm!
Ahhh! Betsy, thank you.
A pleasure Shipmate, will add more to the post once they appear.
Don’t know how much more I can take. To tell the truth Chips, I’m real full of emotion right now. All I can think of is like watching a horror show in a maternity ward!
I can’t even begin to imagine how you feel Yardarm, truly, today must have brought back some extraordinary memories.
You don’t know the half of it…..If you were in uniform, you were forbidden from participating. If caught, especially in uniform, you were subject to courts martial.
Congrats Mr. Yardarm on #1 :)
Look out now. Be ready for a gigantic sink hole in Texas. :lol:
Look who’s First!!! Congrats yardarm :-)
It’s about time, eh?
You deserve it yardarm! :)
Thank you SO much for this!!!!
Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions ~ People Get Ready: youtu.be/NdKEbnS1eBE Thx for the reminder @Yardarm756DD— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) August 24, 2013
Just right, for the moment!!
Gracious me, Madam Chips…..You are faster than Usain Bolt :!:
Thank You…..Now, I am going to listen to Mayor Booker ;)
Congrats Yardarm…..Gold Looks Great on you, Sir :)
Yardarm, left something for you a couple of threads back. Give it a shot! :-)
Rev. Al was on fire!!
What a powerful day it has been. When you see those who fought and are still fighting for our rights refuse to give up, it gives one that extra juice to stare injustice in the face and do everything to knock it down no matter how long it may take.
UT – If you get any more “extra juice” in ya, in your own life, look out world! Thanks for all the coverage today.
Chips – Thank you (this is an old comedy line I’m borrowin’) for “all the news that wouldn’t be the news without the news”! Hell, we get the best news right here.
Please don’t miss Africa’s story at end of last thread.. SO wrong—what she and husband have gone through. Bless them..
"As we gather today, 50 years later, their march—now our march—goes on." —Sec. Eric Holder: at.wh.gov/oeuvx #MarchOnWashington— The White House (@whitehouse) August 24, 2013
Pelosi: King Would 'Want Us To Be Fighting For Voting Rights' huff.to/1dd4FGY via @HuffingtonPost— Garry (@1gdzl) August 24, 2013
That made me get all choked up again, seeing her words.
Chipsticks you are doing an awesome job! I don’t feel like I’m missing a thing!
@TheObamaDiary TY for OUTSTANDING aggregation of #MOW50 speeches, video, photos at theobamadiary.com— Alycee (@jazziz2) August 24, 2013
TY to all the Marchers in DC today! #MOW50 #MarchOnWashington
Sly and the Family Stone – Stand! youtu.be/F8ezFDRr2kM— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) August 24, 2013
Stand (Sound of Blackness)
Like that one too. :-)
Sooooo on point 9t9!
TY Chips, for the awesome wall-to-wall coverage! For those who are going……
Heavy crowds at Smithsonian Station. Please use other stations. Use attached map. #MarchonWashington #MOW50 #wmata http://t.co/q71gSY7CzX— Metrorail Info (@Metrorailinfo) August 24, 2013
Oooo, gonna need this for Wednesday. Thanks!
NP Dudette, anytime!
William Allison, 92, came to today's march with same sign he marched with in '63 http://t.co/qT3kL8VlEP via @HamilHarris #MarchonWashington— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) August 24, 2013
Ok, I just lost it!
WOW!! Now THAT is powerful. And a shame and the same time. God bless you Mr. Allison.
Wonderful, sad and hopeful all at the same time.
Did you help to unveil the 1963 #MarchOnWashington stamp? Pick up yours today! #MyMarch 1.usa.gov/19NAuVs— U.S. Postal Service (@USPS) August 24, 2013
@itsgabrielleu and @repjohnlewis cbsn.ws/1f8kpYn Unveil New stamp Commemorating the 1963 March on Washington http://t.co/avwNOqrQh0— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) August 24, 2013
Wow…wow…wow..so many unsung heroes in this world.
Wow! MT @CedricTurk: @goldietaylor William Allison, 92, came to today's march with same sign he marched with in '63 http://t.co/BiAlnlvE69— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 24, 2013
That’s so right. You don’t see them on cable TV hollering about PBO, or peddling books on Twitter. They are quietly marching, fighting, persisting, inspiring…
Many have said this in different ways, but it is amazing and sad that the message from 50 years ago is still on point today. Much has changed but much is the same.
This is what a hero looks like: @RepJohnLewis delivers a powerful speech at the #MarchOnWashington. #MOW50 #MLK youtube.com/watch?v=cYasqM…— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 24, 2013
Complaint of racial discrimination at restaurant taken to Facebook
Posted: Aug 22, 2013 10:13 PM CST
Updated: Aug 23, 2013 12:00 PM CST
By Sujata Jain
Michael Brown says he was celebrating his cousin’s last day in Charleston last month at Wild Wing Cafe in North Charleston. He says after his party of 25 waited two hours for a table, the shift manager told them there was a “situation.”
“She said there’s a situation where one of our customers feels threatened by your party, so she asked us not to seat you in our section, which totally alarmed all of us because we’re sitting there peaceably for two hours,” explains Brown. “Obviously, if we were causing any conflict, we would have been ejected out of the place hours before.”
Brown says while he was talking to the shift manager, someone in his group began videotaping the conversation. Brown says that’s when the manager became upset and refused to seat them.
“I asked her I want to be clear with you,” says Brown. “I said so you’re telling me I have to leave. She said I have a right to deny you service. I said so you’re asking me to leave because you’re upset because he was recording you, after we’ve waited for two hours, and after you’ve already pretty much discriminated on us, and she answered yes.”
Brown says several calls were made to the corporate office in Mt. Pleasant, but he says they did not receive a call back, so he took to Facebook with this post Thursday.
I will never go to Wild wings cafe in N. Chs again! We (Party of 25 family and friends) waited 2hrs, patiently and were refused service because another customer (White) felt threatened by us. This type of racial discrimination is unacceptable and we have to put a STOP TO IT. The manager looked me dead in the face and said she was refusing us service because she had a right to and simply she felt like it. DO NOT SUPPORT THIS ESTABLISHMENT… PLEASE SHARE THIS POST… We need your help
That caught the restaurant’s attention.
I so glad you posted this. It is a living testimony to the bigotry and fear of ‘those people’ that still exists today. Could it be conscientious or threat to an oppressive power structure?
Current view: http://t.co/SH0lUcUkHz— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) August 24, 2013
John Lewis: An Extraordinary Life http://t.co/ErXkRrhkGl— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) August 24, 2013
Magnificent!!!! TY Chips!
MLK: We've learned to ….. http://t.co/bLbgjolhHl— Randy Prine (@randyprine) August 24, 2013
O/T but still important to know , I think:
Greenwald living in Brazil? NYC's County Clerk has $126,000 in open judgments and liens against him nydailynews.com/news/national/…— Jeff Gauvin (@JeffersonObama) August 24, 2013
It sure is OT. This shyt is the main topic on faux news……Who cares about this creep?
He attacks the country and the President – no-one cares about him yardarm – but some serious Karma is needed in response to the hate he has peddled far and wide.
The emotion of hate is not in short supply these days. Let me add how sorry I am that your fellow countryman was killed in Oklahoma….Senseless!
That is a kind thought – thank you yardarm – but how many of your own have died in similar circumstances – and the media says ho hum & still supports the gun lobby.
To me such deaths are about guns and poverty – when all governments recognize they exist to serve ALL the people – and the reality that guns kill is accepted – there may be change.
Let us pray. Thanks for your understanding. Be blessed!
Someone should get “Dog the Bounty Hunter” on GG’s ass.
That came out wrong, I meant that someone should send “Dog” to look for GG and bring him to justice.
Has anyone heard an estimate of the numbers marching? I hope it’s as big as PBO’s Inaugurations! At least, or bigger.
More good marching music! Aretha Franklin ~ Respect: youtu.be/6FOUqQt3Kg0 #MOW50 #MarchOnWashington— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) August 24, 2013
Bob Dylan ~ Times They are a-Changin: youtu.be/vCWdCKPtnYE— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) August 24, 2013
A friend of mine complained about there being two different marches (24th & 28th). I see it as a strategic move. A weeks worth of events, preventing the likes of Glenn Beck from co-opting the anniversary as was done in 2010.
A friend, eh?
You are a MARVEL Chips! Thank you so much for putting this all together ~ it has been a lovely day :) thank you TOD family ~
Ah, thank you sherijr, a glorious day!
SOMEBODY in the Village is on a roll today! Thanks millions, Mayor Chips! Excellent, much appreciated, coverage!
This is what a true hero looks like. Thank you @RepJohnLewis. #MOW50 #MarchOnWashington #MLK #MLKDream50 http://t.co/R6LACo15JK— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) August 24, 2013
Hugs: The First Lady of America and The First Lady of Tennis (Arthur Ashe Kids' Day, NY) http://t.co/8wz8TCIlOD— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) August 24, 2013
First Lady Michelle Obama high fives tennis players, as Serena Williams looks on, at Arthur Ashe Kids' Day, NY: http://t.co/JLX7aqmtPs— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) August 24, 2013
I wish I could get one of FLOTUS famous hugs.
You will one day Anniebella, I’m certain of it!
Two amazing women! MT @FLOTUS The First Lady & @SerenaWilliams before kicking off Kids' Day at the #USOpen http://t.co/3dtHlqiEny— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) August 24, 2013
I wonder if they’ve ever had some fun together on the tennis court?!
The best on the tennis court Ms. Williams and the best First Lady Mrs. Obama. Love them both.
This has been such an emotional day. Chips getting the speeches up is so appreciated!!!!!
Dudette. Put this one on the bird.
Never mind I figured it out.
Maze ft. Frankie Beverly – In Time: youtu.be/0ZjweRLYUXA via @youtube— Nelson (@Yardarm756DD) August 24, 2013
I got you! :-)
TY @Yardarm756DD Maze ft. Frankie Beverly ~ In Time: youtu.be/0ZjweRLYUXA #MOW50 #MarchOnWashington— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) August 24, 2013
Damn I finally figured it out. Duh!
Tee-hee!!! Well done!! :-D
We just got home. Left a little early because we knew how packed Metro would be. Amazing day. I am worn out, but it’s a real good worn out. I loved seeing so many young people. I hope to go back on Wednesday. I really want to hear President Obama.
So glad you were able to go. Can’t wait to hear more of your experience!
I see faux and CNN are giving the march extensive coverage. NOT!
Fox just reported that a bunch of people in DC are doing a march, they think it's about Benghazi. #MarchOnWashington— John (@linnyitssn) August 24, 2013
Our Donna got a photo and a tweet with Governor O’Malley?!!! WOWIE!! We are going to have to buy her a round!!
Powerful front page of The Afro-American 50 years earlier on the March on Washington. http://t.co/EElrUYf4Al— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) August 24, 2013
Chips, I don’t know where we’d all be without you. A million hugs and cheesy puffs.
Icks nae on the cheesy puffs. They’re bad for her diet. :-D
But we have to spoil her.
A million cheesy puffs? And there was me I couldn’t like you any more!!! Thank you Meta!!!
Gotta go ashore for a bit to restock small stores. Will be back later.
"I have a dream that we shall overcome." Asean Johnson #Advancingthedream on #edshow at 5pET on @msnbc! http://t.co/c3bU0HG38D— Ed Schultz (@edshow) August 24, 2013
IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE | Joan Baez – "We Shall Overcome" | PBS: youtu.be/yId_ABmtw-w— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) August 24, 2013
Every rime I think of Sweet Honey in the Rocks I think of Isonprize because she was the one who introduced the group to me, right here in the village. Here is the group with
‘We who believe in freedom, cannot rest until ….”
Today's march suddenly reminded me of this – youtube.com/watch?v=U6Uus-…— Vick C. (@sonamie) August 24, 2013
Thank you so much Chips for your excellent coverage of this historic event. And thank you for sharing the speeches. Listening to Rep. John Lewis and Mrs. Myrlie Evers-Williams, and seeing William Allison, 92 years-old, carrying the same sign he carried 50 years ago, really inspired me. All three, and many others to speak later, symbolize the long history of African Americans’ struggle for freedom and justice. Imagine being in the struggle for more than 50 years and still never giving up hope or showing any sign of defeat and resignation.
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