The March on Washington, IV



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35 Responses to “The March on Washington, IV”

  1. 1 Proud Former White House Intern
    August 24, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Congrats Donna!

  2. 4 Dudette
    August 24, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Trayvon’s Mom just spoke!

  3. 5 Dakota
    August 24, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Glad I saw the families of Emmett Till and Trayvon Martin. Now I gotta go. See everyone later! Love you. Have a great day.

  4. 7 LunarSea
    August 24, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    I was supposed to meet up with friends over an hour ago but cannot leave the coverage of this march. Great. Inspiring. Timely. Thanks to all here and especially to Ms Chipsticks,, for the wonderful coverage as usual.

    Rev Al threw down the gauntlet. Big Time!

  5. 8 utaustinliberal
    August 24, 2013 at 1:27 pm

  6. 9 Dudette
    August 24, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Rev. Bernice King walking in her father’s footsteps!

  7. August 24, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Congrats Donna! Love Gov.O’Malley!

  8. 11 africa
    August 24, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Oh, Donna!! 🙂 🙂

  9. August 24, 2013 at 1:30 pm

  10. 13 Linda
    August 24, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    I just saw Bill DeBlasio and his son…..

  11. 18 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    August 24, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Congrats, Donna!

  12. 19 Vicki
    August 24, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    DeBlasio family marching directly behind, one row back from Rev. Al .

    • 20 Nena20409
      August 24, 2013 at 1:43 pm

      Could that be who Rev Al is supporting for mayor in NYC? This event was organized by The Action Network…..Rev Al’s Organization.

      Had I lived in NYC, Bill de Blasio would have gotten my vote.

  13. 21 Linda
    August 24, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    On Wednesday, University of Texas student Bryan Davis, who is African American, was struck by a bleach-filled balloon while he was walking to visit a friend in a neighborhood populated by UT students.

    Moreover, this attack appears to be part of a chain of similar assaults targeting students of color on the Texas campus. Last October, Austin police launched an investigation into four similar attacks on UT students, all of which targeted Asian or African Americans.


  14. 23 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    August 24, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    The paparazzi… move the f* back!

  15. 25 africa
    August 24, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    This is off March topic.

    But I just had to share this. I don’t know if anyone remembers. But here is the story: My hubby was recruited to come down to Pensacola to work for the local paper. Prior to coming here, he was a darn good business reporter for a local Gannett paper in Gainesville, Ga., won all kinds of awards. He got sick after we accepted the job. When we got here, the editor that hired him got transferred. New executive editor and publisher came in. The new executive editor plus the managing editor were very hostile to him. Did everything to get him to quit. But being bread winner, he refused, even putting his own life in danger by skipping his dialysis just to cover his beat.

    They finally fired him because they said he had too many errors. OK. The paper archives stories, etc. So, I went to the archivist, who happened to be very fond of me and my hubby. He gave me errors made by everyone for a couple of months back. My husband had very few compared to a slew of people.

    When we tried to file for unemployment, those two people blocked it. We appealed and I wrote a long report detailing what they had tried to do to my husband. Day of the mediation, the HR person conflicted, did not even fight for the company. We won.

    Anyway, two days ago, this mean managing editor, who was also nasty to a lot of other people, was laid off. Of course I get calls, people telling me she did not handle it well. She apparently stormed out, later came back and was ranting outside the paper. KARMA! BOOM!

    The executive editor also, a nasty piece of work, resigned. Clueless publisher, resigned. Another way of saying Gannett fired them.

    I don’t mean to take away from the coverage, but I have never been so happy ever for anyone’s misfortune, except these people. They nearly indirectly killed my husband.

    Thanks, for reading if you made it this far.

    • 26 0388jojothecat
      August 24, 2013 at 2:07 pm

      Hope your husband is doing well. Your story resonates with so many that I have known including myself. I have been working for a state agency for almost nine years. About four years after I started the requirements changed. We get a new system in doing our job and more responsibility every year. I have doing this kind of work over 20 years and my boss one day said I can’t do my job. There was another guy who was with the same agency over 20 years. This same boss fired him for no reason. Fortunately he sued but it was a blow to his ego. He is only 55 years old. These people they put in management don’t have a clue. I hope I am around long enough to see the same thing happen to my boss and I won’t feel bad about it at all.

    • 27 jacquelineoboomer
      August 24, 2013 at 2:17 pm

      africa – This is the finest new story I’ll hear today. Congrats to you and your husband! Obviously, your husband earned the job in the first place, and deserved the unemployment compensation, in the second place, when he was forced into it. And don’t worry about those other nasty people, because they’ve already reaped what they sowed, and will reap more. Just have a big celebration dinner tonight with your husband!

    • 28 jacquelineoboomer
      August 24, 2013 at 2:23 pm

      P.S. Your husband is lucky to have you (and a whole bunch of others, looks like) in his life and on his side! All the best to him with his medical issues.

    • August 24, 2013 at 2:47 pm


      Karma seems to always come a knockin. I hope your husband is doing better healthwise

    • 30 sherijr
      August 24, 2013 at 2:48 pm

      oh Africa, I had no idea you and your husband were going through all that mess- I am so sorry. Seriously happy for you that he won.. and frankly I’m with Karma- those folks got what they gave out.

      my own quick little story: many years ago I accepted a new job- my two eldest sons were elementary age at the time- I did very well there for a few months and then boom suddenly got laid off- 2 weeks before Christmas… unbeknownst to me the head secretary(who always treated me very badly) got me out so that her daughter could have my job.. and the owner/boss lied about why I was being laid off. They had me work all day on a Friday and at 5pm told me – no more job. Two years later that company went bankrupt.. and the owner was indicted on embezzlement. I did not cry for them.

      Good things will happen for your husband- karma works both ways.

    • 31 globalcitizenlinda
      August 24, 2013 at 2:52 pm

      wow! hard to anticipate the cycle of life!

      Glad to know you and your hubby got some positive resolution of such important matters.

      people forget that if you are successful and in a position of power, treat others in a way that they can catch your fall if the rug is pulled from under you

    • August 24, 2013 at 2:58 pm

      Oh my God Africa, what a story, my blood was boiling as I read it. The treatment of your husband was astonishing, that they could do that to him, in this day and age, is utterly disgusting. I celebrate with you the ‘departure’ from the company of that pair, and I hope very little joy comes their way in life. I hope your husband is doing well?

    • August 24, 2013 at 3:01 pm

      Africa! I remember when you were making the move and the illness. Didn’t realizae the stress had continued. What horrid people and working condition. My thoughts and prayers are with you and I agree, sometimes knowing those who created your pain have had their own misfortune is so understandable. God bless!

    • 34 arkluvspbo
      August 25, 2013 at 5:28 pm

      Africa, so glad everything worked out for y’all. Mean people suck and karma WILL get them!

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