11:0 – 4:0: The Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action Ceremony, The Lincoln Memorial
2:45 (moved from 3:05): President Obama delivers remarks
Live streaming starts at 11:0 on White House Live, C-Span and CBS
Great things going on.
Moooorning Alma, moooorning everyone!
You always dump my Herculean efforts by adding a new thread. I’m beginning to take it personal like.
Jovie reckons I do the same to him, Shipmate!! Innocent as charged!
My notification thingy isn’t working again.
Yikes. Anyone else here having the same problem??
Yes. I started having that problem yesterday morning.
Thanks swbluega, will look in to it later.
me too. It’s off and on.
Grrrr, thanks Amk.
It’s a fywp. Don’t fret.
Morning Chips. I am so excited about today. 50 years ago I was fearful. Today is a celebration even as everyone is aware of how much work is still to be done. thanks again for making this forum available to enjoy the speech.
Off to work! Love you all:) Let Freedom Ring!!!!
I have a dream…..
My memory is working overtime right now……so please excuse me in advance.
Your memories are very much appreciated, Yardarm. Thank you for sharing your reflections about the movement.
Moooooorning Chelsea Girl!
Morning Mrs. Rooney!!!!
"If you can ride at the front of the bus, but you cannot read, you are not free." – @arneduncan #mow50 #LIVEUNITED— Metro United Way (@MetroUnitedWay) August 27, 2013
c-span has Major Garrett on the phone complaining that PBO has not done enough for Black People.
But according to my RWNJ brother-in-law, all he’s done is pamper black people. Everything has been done for them. There were no food stamps or welfare before PBO, and it all does to black people.
Except his very-white daughter whose children are the fourth generation of her family who have lived exclusively on welfare. Certainly he doesn’t support her, her children.
But he’s white and ignorant, and that makes him superior to people of color.
Wow, that’s some serious cognitive dissonance going on right there. My heart goes out to you, 57andfemale.
He’s insane. And he’s my husband’s twin yet they look more dissimilar than anyone else in the family.
The last time he visited from AZ, he screamed through my United Nations neighborhood that he didn’t understand why his son, a Chicago cop, didn’t just shoot all Hispanics on sight. It was outrageous.
He moved to AZ about 25 years ago with no education, no skills. And yet he thinks he’s superior to the brown people who have lived in the Southwest for generations. It breaks my husband’s heart.
Glad you picked the right one. Isn’t gop base full of uneducated and unskilled peeps?
And the leadership (up to the last Bush President).
I got the good twin, that’s for sure! Scary, huh?
I’m watching C-Span now. It’s showing the march. How would MG know whether or not PBO has done enough for Black people?
He’s a white male on TV so he is an expert on any and everything. Funny how he can say this with no consequences, but the black reporter who said Mitt Romney appears more comfortable around white people got fired. Double standards are a trip, aren’t they?
Good morning all, what a wonderful day this will be! In the early 70′s I married an African man and bore a wonderful black son. I still remember the gasps and dirty looks I received from people who were outraged at the site on me and my beautiful son! I was asked sooo many times if I had adopted him and still see the look of horror when I told them no, God created him for me, through me! So today I will be watching the events with my son. BTW I remarried to a white man and had another son, white this time which made for interesting conversations as we plowed through life together in a united family! I wish you all a wonderful day and God bless my beautiful President!
Bless you, Layla. Your sons are lucky to have such a loving mother.
In terms of DNA, we are all one species with a minuscule difference between races that isn’t statistically real. And yet man has been killing over these perceived differences from the beginning.
Love and treasure your family, Layla. We are all the same and your family is manifestation of that.
Good Morning Layla and all who are rising to this beautiful new day. Layla, I too was married in the early 70′s. I married a wonderful Irishman. We did not have a child because I decided that I could not spend my life behind bars with my very spirited wonderful Irish hubby because we decided if anyone even looked at our beautiful child, there would be something to deal with, his/her mother and father.
I was young, and now I am older. To this day, I regret that we did not have our child, but looking back on my physical health, I can have a little peace. I was suffering from a very painful female condition and my doctor asked told me that if I wanted to have a child, I should do it immediately because I needed surgery and he would have to remove ovaries and the uterus. I wept and made the decision in the negative. I have beautiful memories of my husband supporting me and asking me to do whatever I wanted to do because he would be there for our child alongside of me.
Looking back on my attitude, and his temperament, one or both of us would have fought anyone for our child. Those days were very difficult to live in for me. I love your words, “God created him for me, through me.!” Those are the words that would have kept my tongue for my child as well. My decision was right for me because after the surgery, we had some very sad news about my body. But that lovely young lady, or brilliant son could be mine to show up and show off for his/her mother today.
So enjoy your beautiful children, Layla and if they have the spirit that I see in you here, they are beautiful and blessed loving children of this world. Thanks for being the beautiful vessel of God to bring them through you and your mate. Layla, you are such a beautiful soul.
Have a beautiful day today and if present, give them a hug from me. (((((((((((((((((( Beautiful spirit, Layla.)))))))))))))))))HZ
HZ I am crying as I read your beautiful words! I am so lucky to have found you on TOD!!!!! ‘they are beautiful and blessed loving children of this world’, yes they are, both of them! We have been through a lot together but in the spirit of God it has made us stronger! I love you sooo! Hugging them as we speak!
(((((((((((((((((( You are a beautiful mother and very dear TOD family member to me, Layla.))))))))))))))))))) I was crying as I was writing. So much will touch all of us today as we remember how far we have come and how far we must continue to travel for our young and loving aging ones in our nation and all over the world. We Can Help POB do some of it, but I pray others will continue to rise up and help us lift the ‘Beautiful Bricks to a More Perfect Foundation’ of this nation. He can’t do it all alone. We will move FORWARD with him by the grace of Almighty.HZ
you are a beautiful spirit…we are blessed to have you here…May the Creator continue to bless us and you…
That’s a lovely story, Layla. I am amazed we are in 21st century with wonderful scientific developments and many peeps are still stuck on skin color.
You are a beautiful family, Layla, and so lucky to have each other.
Just had to repeat myself. Hil Harper is just simply fine! That’s all.
There will be a lot of great memories made today with lots of beautiful moments, but there are going to be hateful, annoying and frustrating comments as the media tries to shift our attention away from the importance of this anniversary. As soon as PBO finishes his speech, somebody, somewhere is going to say it wasn’t fine enough, or equal to MLKs or even to Clintons. Please ignore it all. It comes from ignorance and intense jealousy and isn’t worth our time. Sorry to say I’m going to spend this wonderful afternoon at a spine clinic as I seemed to have fractured a darned vertebrae. Life can be very frustrating sometime.
Oh dear jackie, I will be praying for you today. Please take care.
Thank you, Layla. Means a lot.
Oh, jackie! Sending healing energy your way.
Loving thoughts from my heart and home to you, Jackie. You have prayers going forth from my heart and lips at this very moment and through out this day. (((((((((((( Stay as strong as you need to my dear beautiful soul.)))))))))))))HZ
You are the best and kindest person, HZ. Thanks.
Thanks, dear friend.
Here is to you getting well soon, jackie.
Stay strong and I pray you have a full and speedy recovery.
Wishing you the very best…Jackie
When Ronald Reagsn invaded #grenada did #congress support him did he use war powers act was he impeached did the media freak out???— Jovie (@mike_jovie) August 28, 2013
Lol! Typo much?
How glad am I that Dennis Kucinich and Weiner are out of Congress — they’d be in the front lines of Democrats demanding impeachment if we take any military action. At all. For anything.
Oh wait – Weiner is all for bombing Palestinians. I say that with the full disgust of an American Jew who cannot support anything and everything that Israel does, without question.
''Michele Bachmann says she won't rest until Obamacare is repealed. Or until she kidnaps all 101 Dalmatians.'' ~Jimmy Kimmel— The Fighting Liberal (@texyellowdogdem) August 28, 2013
Beautiful Wintley Phipps is singing now. I hope our beautiful Dudette hears Wintley. He is one of her favorites. Beautiful. HZ
I guess MSNBC is going to talk through the event.
off to c-span to watch
LOL! They know everything! Just ask them.
Especially the AA pundits… Melissa Harris Perry is a know it all.
Amen, Mr. Wintley Phipps. “I Believe”, he sang.HZ
He sang it so well, didn’t he? I used to attend his church when he pastored in Seabrook, MD.
Yes, he did, pkayden. You had to be so blessed to here him speak as well as sing. I have my devotions and meditation times with one of his beautiful CDs with nothing but some of the great hymns on it. So moving and wonderful during this time of meditations and quietness for me. HZ
Beautiful photo of the exact spot Dr. King delivered his "I Have a Dream speech" 50 years ago today. #MLKdream50 http://t.co/MHwWsY7Hwp— US Dept of Interior (@Interior) August 28, 2013
Wish I was home to see how Al Jazeera America is covering the event.
I wish my husband’s idea of providing for my old age wasn’t getting me a full time job with no benefits.
Syria: Would foreign intervention be legal? bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politi… Sums up the dilemma.— (@amk4obama) August 28, 2013
Is gassing your own citizens legal?
Live on YouTube:
Trayvon’s parents singing with Peter, Paul… Blowing in the Wind. Martin Luther King, Jr. — I’m Black and Beautiful
Correction: Trayvon’s parents singing with Peter, Paul… Blowing in the Wind. http://www.whitehouse.gov/live
Thank you for posting this, Chips!! <3
Trayvon Martin’s parents are singing.
This was the original piece when Mary was still with the group.
We anticipate that President Obama’s speech will be criticized, probably even before he utters his last syllable. But with the President’s speech and all others that are presented today, those who listen with an open heart, the right spirit, and the right frame of mind will be gifted with the message they are meant to receive. Don’t let the naysayers take away the gifts you receive today.
GM, TOD. Had to dash back to the hotel; Mom forgot something — lucky we are just blocks away from the Memorial. This is the one time that my being cheap has worked out for me. The court yard was $150 cheaper than the Marriott on PA Ave, so I’m only about four blocks from the Memorial rather than about 12…
Here is a pic of Mom and me:
Blessed to be in the house! #LetFreedomRing #MOW50 http://t.co/6I1hVnRJ58— Alycee (@jazziz2) August 28, 2013
Hello Alycee & Mom .. waving at ya!
Look at you and your mum!! BRAVA, ladies!! You do us proud. Celebrate the day!
Look at you two beautiful people!!!!! Have a blessed day.
Great “seeing” you and your mom. Blessed day! Enjoy and drink in every minute.
Alycee – great pic of you and your Mom
Simply Beautiful! Enjoy!
Hi Alycee and mom! So glad you were able to go to the March. I went to the March on Saturday.
What a wonderful picture!
WOW! Today we don’t have white sheets but we have judges in black robes……WOW!
Woot me loving this “junkanoo” rendering of Negro anthem “Lift Ev’ry Voice #mlk50 #mow50
Good morning/afternoon, TOD. I was about 20 mins. late in watching the coverage, but I’m catching up with a little help from my DVR. Just saw Trayvon Martin’s parents – could someone tell me if the one gentleman with them was a Newtown father? He looked so familiar.
Oh, my, what a day this is going to be. So glad to have y’all to share it with!
I thought that was Gov O’Malley……..?
I like Gov. O’Malley of Maryland. He is a beautiful spirit. I hope we will see more and more of him in the future. HZ
I like him too HZ, I think he’ll run for President- I love that he added “abolish the death penalty” in his speech- I really agree with his politics.
I noticed that, too, and really appreciated it! Let’s stop being barbarians!
No I’m wrong, heres the Gov right now.. but wow that man did look like him.
I also think this was the best speech I’ve heard Gov. O’Malley give!
Here it is Jacqueline:
Donna will be so proud, Chips!
I could not rest until I found the answer to this. The man is one of the Sandy Hook parents. I feel as though we are starting to forget and that scares me. I recognized him but couldn’t remember his name. He is Mark Barden, father of Daniel Barden. I felt like it was my duty to get you an answer and to remember him and Daniel.
Here a link to an interview with Mark Barden, Peter Yarrow & Noel Paul Stookey from earlier today, after the performance. http://www.wjla.com/articles/2013/08/peter-yarrow-noel-paul-stookey-speak-with-mike-conneen-93317.html
Thanks so very much. We shall remember him, together! Chips did show a photo on a later post with his name, earlier in the day, so I had my answer there, too. Appreciate your sharing the interview!
I’m glad about that JB. I am always late to the show which is why I mostly lurk. I do hope that the gun control issue will be raised again later and we will get some sensible action. Goodnight and sweet dreams.
Sweet dreams (of sensible gun control legislation, too) to both of us!
Can someone help me please. I am unable to continue posting anything on Twitter. started yesterday with mi Direct Messages when after 2 posts to someone I got “internal server error” msg. Now I am getting it just trying to post an ordinary tweet. I can’t get into my interactions either. Can’t find any answers online. Any suggestions?
Clean your cache and reboot.
Directions please, Thanks
Download Ccleaner & run it.
You might want to store your passwords for the sites you visit in a word file as a precaution before you run ccleaner.
I did it from firefox options menu. thanks
What kind of computer are you using?
twitter was attacked yesterday by the SEA, so it was acting strange throughout most of the afternoon and early evening. Clearing your cache may help your browser to start fresh.
Have we heard from Dudette & Donna yet from the march?
Natalie Grant has just wiped me out!…….Flood gates are open.
Gonna be a long day. Hang in there, Yardarm! We’re all with ya!
Every part of this commemoration is GREAT.
Oh, lovely young lady is bringing on the floodgates of tear. This was the song that was the theme of my precious mother’s going home celebration. I apologize. So many have hasten to the throne in prayers during Dr. King’s trials and even now with our beloved POTUS. I know that I have to hasten there many time. Lovely rendition by the lovely young lady. HZ
((((((((((((((((((( Yardarm, we are in the same space))))))))))))))))))))) I hear you. HZ
Good Morning TOD Family!
I’m so excited for today. I’m stuck at work, which is filled with it’s usual drama, but I’m upbeat and joyful! I’ve Tivo’d the festivities on CSpan. Knew the blabbermouths on MSNBC would ruin it for us. Great to see Alycee and her Mom and am hoping we get to see our Dudette as well.
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