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Night owl chat – Paul Robeson

True story: Every once in a while, I’ll break out into “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”. And invariably, it’s Paul Robeson who tries to come out. He doesn’t, but once you hear him singing that song, no other voice can fill it  in your head.

For our night owl chat, some of the inestimable Paul Robeson.

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Ol’ Man River

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Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child

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Going Home

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Let My People Go

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Danny Boy

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Land of my Fathers

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Chat on, night owls. Strive for justice.

 


108 Responses to “Night owl chat – Paul Robeson”


  1. August 18, 2014 at 11:04 pm

  2. August 18, 2014 at 11:05 pm

  3. 3 amk for obama
    August 18, 2014 at 11:06 pm

  4. August 18, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    As Expected, the AMBUSH is on in #Ferguson …

    ‘apc’ = Armored Personnel Carrier

  5. August 18, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    I’m waiting for some argler bargler to try and post “ROBESON WAZ A COMMINIST!!111!!!”

  6. 8 amk for obama
    August 18, 2014 at 11:08 pm

  7. August 18, 2014 at 11:09 pm

  8. 10 hopefruit2
    August 18, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    Is Tapper finally getting a clue..perhaps?

  9. August 18, 2014 at 11:09 pm

  10. August 18, 2014 at 11:11 pm

  11. August 18, 2014 at 11:12 pm

  12. 15 carolyn
    August 18, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    Thanks LL. Once you have heard Robeson sing these songs, no one else’s version will suffice.

  13. 17 amk for obama
    August 18, 2014 at 11:17 pm

  14. 18 amk for obama
    August 18, 2014 at 11:18 pm

  15. 19 amk for obama
    August 18, 2014 at 11:18 pm

  16. 20 amk for obama
    August 18, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    So where exactly are the national guards? Or is it them with the guns and rv’s?

  17. 21 taiping1
    August 18, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    http://thedailybanter.com/2014/08/ezra-klein-obama-afraid-rip-america-apart-ferguson-speech/

    Nice piece from the Daily Banter taking down the idiotic privilege Ezra Klein who has yet another article on Vox attacking the President, now because he is not blacker than thou or going to Ferguson. Worth a read.

  18. August 18, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    Just posted this on the last thread, only a few hiccups behind now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvJHfYEEpGE

  19. 23 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    August 18, 2014 at 11:20 pm

  20. August 18, 2014 at 11:21 pm

  21. 25 desertflower
    August 18, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    These community leaders should be commended for keeping the crowd safe…they are clapping and cheering now…police retreated and not advancing on the crowd….this is good.

    • 26 carolyn
      August 18, 2014 at 11:26 pm

      If police retreated, did they receive a call from Atty Gen’l Holder? I’m sure he’s monitoring the situation, and sending in those vehicles would infuriate him. He could let them know to cease and desist in no uncertain terms.

  22. 28 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    August 18, 2014 at 11:22 pm

  23. August 18, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    • 31 MadameSoph
      August 19, 2014 at 12:40 am

      That’s powerful! And what a shame this isn’t BREAKING NEWS because what a powerful positive message of a community’s strength and coming together this is. This should be a page one in-depth piece on the resiliency and power of the people of Ferguson through this siege by the PD.

      Just got home and was catching up – wasn’t going to post but this pic moved me. Thanks LL.

  24. August 18, 2014 at 11:28 pm

  25. August 18, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    I would hope to Buddha this is just some straight up misinformation

  26. 35 amk for obama
    August 18, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    here is your msm shilling for goopers.

  27. 36 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    August 18, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    LOL…

  28. August 18, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Much better picture to head the post. Thanks Chips and/or Nerdy.

  29. August 18, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    Jesus, had someone who a lot of my followers follow come into my mentions talking about Tapper and “the Jews”.

  30. 42 amk for obama
    August 18, 2014 at 11:35 pm

  31. 43 amk for obama
    August 18, 2014 at 11:35 pm

  32. 44 Dudette
    August 18, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    Par excellence, LL!

  33. 46 jacquelineoboomer
    August 18, 2014 at 11:37 pm

  34. August 18, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    If the folks in Ferguson aren’t fucked by white people at one end, they’re fucked at the other…

  35. August 18, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    Um, wow?

  36. 50 amk for obama
    August 18, 2014 at 11:47 pm

  37. 52 amk for obama
    August 18, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    • August 19, 2014 at 7:12 am

      it is much more than that
      it is about preventing the empowerment of a community…about returning to the status quo…of fear and degradation of a community….Hopefully….that will not happen….

  38. 54 Nerdy Wonka
    August 18, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    These cops are dangerous.

  39. 55 Nerdy Wonka
    August 18, 2014 at 11:50 pm

  40. 56 Dudette
    August 18, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    Just got in the house and turned on TV. So distressing watching what’s happening. But kinda feel like I must watch.

    • 57 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      August 19, 2014 at 12:01 am

      It’s called “Bearing Witness;” but, we have to do more than watch, we must force change across this country.

      • 58 Dudette
        August 19, 2014 at 12:04 am

        Agreed Alycee.

      • 59 Vicki
        August 19, 2014 at 12:06 am

        Exactly, Dudette and Alycee. That is what I said as I stood across the street at OWS when the NYPD attacked. The L-RAD didn’t work as well in 2011. I saw the guy trying to manage it when it misdirected and the noise threw the policeman to the ground.

  41. August 18, 2014 at 11:51 pm

  42. 68 Nerdy Wonka
    August 18, 2014 at 11:51 pm

  43. 69 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    August 18, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    Don’t know how to post facebook videos, however, please hit the link to be uplifted. There are no limits if you are determined to succeed!

  44. 70 amk for obama
    August 18, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    well what do you know. cnn has brought on a black conservative uncle tom to bring the balance into all this, dontchaknow?

  45. 71 Vicki
    August 18, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    “Gaza is the template or the RW” was something I wrote at TOD recently.
    Doesn’t sound as crazy now as it did then, does it?

  46. 73 amk for obama
    August 18, 2014 at 11:57 pm

  47. August 18, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    Jay Nixon. You’re the example of why Dems have so many problems. This is what he just tweeted:

  48. 79 jacquelineoboomer
    August 19, 2014 at 12:05 am

    Captain Ron Johnson and Antonio French are right there on the street, trying to ease the situation. Watching Rachel on MSNBC.

  49. 81 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    August 19, 2014 at 12:09 am

  50. 82 Dudette
    August 19, 2014 at 12:09 am

  51. 83 vcprezofan2
    August 19, 2014 at 12:12 am

    Heading ‘home’ for some sleep! G’Night

  52. 84 Dudette
    August 19, 2014 at 12:13 am

  53. 85 Nerdy Wonka
    August 19, 2014 at 12:20 am

  54. 86 Nerdy Wonka
    August 19, 2014 at 12:28 am

  55. August 19, 2014 at 12:30 am

    I hope this Pope has a long, healthy life ahead of him

    “Pope lifts beatification ban on Salvadoran Oscar Romero”

    And with that, good night all.

  56. 88 amk for obama
    August 19, 2014 at 12:35 am

  57. 89 jacquelineoboomer
    August 19, 2014 at 12:38 am

  58. 90 jacquelineoboomer
    August 19, 2014 at 12:44 am

    Amnesty Int’l Observers out in force. Saw a couple of them speaking with police, with their arms raised, and then they walked away.

  59. August 19, 2014 at 12:45 am

  60. 92 jacquelineoboomer
    August 19, 2014 at 12:46 am

    Police telling people in reporters’ staging area, “if you don’t have press credentials, move out” – per Chris Hayes on Maddow. Better than last night, when they told the press to move out.

  61. 93 MadameSoph
    August 19, 2014 at 12:46 am

    Got home not long ago and I’ve been catching up. Going to eat something, pray for the citizens of Ferguson, our PBO, this country and the world and go to bed.

    Thank you Nerdy Wonka for keeping us informed. Thank you to everyone else who posted tweets and info today.

  62. 94 amk for obama
    August 19, 2014 at 12:48 am

    The police are moving in. It’s about to get uglier?

  63. 97 amk for obama
    August 19, 2014 at 12:50 am

  64. 98 amk for obama
    August 19, 2014 at 12:54 am

  65. 99 amk for obama
    August 19, 2014 at 12:55 am

  66. 100 amk for obama
    August 19, 2014 at 12:56 am

  67. 101 amk for obama
    August 19, 2014 at 12:58 am

    So where exactly are the national guards?

    • 102 jacquelineoboomer
      August 19, 2014 at 1:01 am

      I heard earlier the MO National Guard was to “protect the Command Center” on the ground, so the police officers can “protect the people.”

      My prayers for the Nat’l Guard to be sent in were more so they’d protect the people from the police officers. Who knows what’s going on behind the scenes, so maybe their very presence is helping.

  68. 103 jacquelineoboomer
    August 19, 2014 at 12:58 am

  69. 105 amk for obama
    August 19, 2014 at 12:58 am

  70. 107 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    August 19, 2014 at 1:02 am

  71. 108 jacquelineoboomer
    August 19, 2014 at 1:05 am

    Gotta go rest my back and watch this from a horizontal position! Goodnight, TOD. Stay safe, Ferguson.


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