#BlackHistoryMonth: Honoring Trailblazers

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121 Responses to “#BlackHistoryMonth: Honoring Trailblazers”

  1. 2 jacquelineoboomer
    February 27, 2017 at 10:54 pm


  2. 5 jacquelineoboomer
    February 27, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    I saw a few of these earlier but not all, NW – they are fabulous. That sweet little girl looks more like the women than the women – Ha!

    My favorite is Shirley Chisholm. She captured her!

  3. 6 Gazelle
    February 27, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    [Sorry to repost this here, kinda important:]

    Read the whole thing. Ick!

    […..] Within Veles itself, the young entrepreneurs behind these websites became subjects of tantalizing intrigue. Between August and November, Boris earned nearly $16,000 off his two pro-Trump websites. The average monthly salary in Macedonia is $371. […..]



  4. February 27, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    • February 28, 2017 at 7:10 am

      I like the title. Think I will contact them to see how this will play out at the state level. Would very much like to be involved with this. Voter Impowerment. Will need to have coordinated efforts in light of Sessions as AG.

    • 9 57andfemale
      February 28, 2017 at 9:17 am

      I’m so effing sick of the Ellison/Berniebro crew saying Bernie & by extension Ellison are the only way to attract new Dems. Denigrating Perez’ lifelong history as an excellent, effective progressive who understands it all from policy to the courts. Seriously, can you see Ellison dealing effectively in the swing districts we need to win back seats? I am especially annoyed at the ignorance – stemming from Bernie’s “leadership” – that the DNC chair is like running for POTUS on ideology. It’s about massive, efficient organization, thankless grunt work.

      They said Dems “didn’t learn.” I would say, it’s the Berniebros who didn’t learn. Totally disregarding the historic step of electing a Latino DNC chair. What – only the white privileged whiny left matters? And they actually think they’re going to connect with the ignorant coal miners? Is there nothing “inspirational” about a Latino reaching out to that voting bloc? I’ve yet to see one of these whiners take responsibility for the nightmare they put us in. And if you can’t act like an adult about that, how the hell are you going to manage local Democratic offices to get people to the polls?

      And I REALLY don’t want to hear Ellison bashing Dems half the time he’d have the mic. This is not the time. This is the time to stand up for what is right and great about this country, and those values are Democratic values.

      • February 28, 2017 at 11:03 am

        57, I totally agree with your comments about Bernie, Ellison and the Berniebro’s unable and unwilling to take responsibility for the nightmare they put us in. Norm Ornstein made a similar statement about Susan Sarandon and Jill Stein. I added Nina Turner.

      • 11 mtmarilyn
        February 28, 2017 at 12:37 pm

        Wow 57 that was a truth rant that I so agree with. I have a friend who posts on Facebook about the way the DNC ramrodded Ellison. I don’t argue on Facebook but I will talk to him in private. Perez has the skills we need. And Bernie IS NOT a Dem. Let’s do the work we need to do. I believe Tom and Keith are trying hard to work together.

        • 12 57andfemale
          March 1, 2017 at 9:20 am

          The response by the Berniebots by NOT following Ellison’s gracious lead, is the reason I believe we should stop giving them air. They do NOT speak for all progressives; and Bernie doesn’t own the young people. We will grow the party with or without them, unless we waste precious energy on the whiny left who cost us the election in 2000, didn’t vote in 2010 and 2014, and opened the door to a fascist takeover. At what point do we stop letting them tell us that the Dems are worthless without them? THEY are worthless.

          • 13 mtmarilyn
            March 1, 2017 at 10:38 am

            If they feel their purity is the only way to go, start their own party and grow. Like you said we don’t have time to be fighting we must focus on the Republicans and all they are doing.

  5. February 27, 2017 at 11:09 pm

  6. 15 Judith Fardig
    February 27, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    This Black History month photo project should be released in book form for kids. I would donate a bunch to school libraries. Simply beautiful!

  7. February 27, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    NW, If you didn’t see on last thread: I’m getting a new email next week. How do I handle the change for signing in here?

  8. 23 sherijr
    February 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Wow Nerdy this is brilliant, thank you for sharing.

  9. 24 mtmarilyn
    February 28, 2017 at 12:05 am

    Hi so love this project. I have been following it since she started. Such creative talent. And helping all of us enjoy history.

  10. 25 susanne
    February 28, 2017 at 12:17 am

    Love these images, and the magnificent tribute to these women. How wonderful for this child and mom to experience these transformations together. Thanks NW! ❤

  11. 26 susanne
    February 28, 2017 at 3:30 am

    I like the perspective of this article about the new Dem leadership.
    “…there are some people who appear angry that the Democratic Party is not the ferry boat that will carry us across the poisonous River of Accommodation to the socialist utopia that awaits on the other side. Which is true. It’s a liberal party, not a radical leftist one. But it has also moved significantly to the left in the last few years, on a whole range of issues. ”


  12. 27 Bill R.
    February 28, 2017 at 3:50 am

    Jon Stewart steps up again on the Colbert Show.

  13. February 28, 2017 at 7:06 am

    I saw this extraordinary display earlier in the month. How wonderful is this. Beautiful. Thank you so much for highlighting it. How special must that little girl feel. And what a great memory this will be between them.

  14. 30 desertflower
    February 28, 2017 at 7:57 am

    Because why would we need them? Bomb threats DAILY…but, no worries. Domestic terrorism that he approves of.


    President Donald Trump reportedly is considering cutting a number of special envoy positions, including one dedicated to fighting anti-Semitism, as part of a forthcoming budget proposal.

    Trump will propose increasing defense spending by $54 billion and make cuts to federal agencies to accommodate the 10 percent defense increase in the new budget plan, Bloomberg reported Monday, citing unnamed administration officials.

    As part of these cuts, Trump is considering whether to nix some special envoy positions, including ones dealing with anti-Semitism, climate change and Muslim communities, according to Bloomberg.

  15. 32 desertflower
    February 28, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Watch and share

  16. February 28, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Good Morning, Nerdy…TOD Family!!!

    Nerdy, thanks for featuring this mother/daughter project.

    I’m sure that the project goes beyond the photo, and that this young lady also learned about these great, black women; their talents; their strengths. As she grows up, I hope that the intended lesson will be ingrained in her and that she will one day join these “greats” in the annals of Black History/American History/World History.

  17. 35 desertflower
    February 28, 2017 at 8:51 am

  18. 36 desertflower
    February 28, 2017 at 8:57 am


  19. 37 57andfemale
    February 28, 2017 at 9:07 am

    Nerdy, this compilation of tweets is absolutely stunning. Thanks. And thanks for everything you do.

  20. 39 carolyn
    February 28, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Nerdy, Love the set of pictures at the top! Educational and beautiful. Thank you.

  21. 40 desertflower
    February 28, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Of course he will. He knows better than the generals.

  22. February 28, 2017 at 9:17 am

    45 just doesn’t want to accept that we’re just not that into him. His WH staff is probably motivated by intimidation rather than loyalty.

  23. February 28, 2017 at 9:19 am

    “They” lost Ryan. The buck does not stop with him.

  24. 43 57andfemale
    February 28, 2017 at 9:34 am

    They film for those Chicago TV shows in my neighborhood. Almost impossible to get to work.

  25. February 28, 2017 at 9:39 am

    What’s with the *all day* “coverage” of 45’s speech before the joint session????

    I wouldn’t call it a State of the Union, because whatever he says will be coming from that alternate universe inside his head.

  26. February 28, 2017 at 9:42 am

  27. February 28, 2017 at 9:48 am

    What was that!?!?!?!?!

  28. 49 desertflower
    February 28, 2017 at 9:51 am

    What if no one came? His words ring hallow

  29. February 28, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Thanks so much for this post, NW. I keep thinking what a wonderful lesson this is for this young girl. Beautiful idea and execution.

  30. February 28, 2017 at 9:55 am

  31. 53 57andfemale
    February 28, 2017 at 9:58 am

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  34. 59 57andfemale
    February 28, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Explain to me why Perez isn’t sufficiently progressive, except PBO & HRC like him:

    “a Harvard-trained Latino attorney who rebuilt the Justice Department’s civil rights division, Perez has championed voting rights, labor unions, and the needs of consumers. Republicans have long hated him, twice trying (and failing) to derail his nominations, because they perceived him as a far-left crusader. Wall Street hated him even more, largely because he kept suing banks over discriminatory policies.”

    • 60 0388jojothecat
      February 28, 2017 at 11:10 am

      It’s simple, if the Bernie bros/bots/rots/hot-to-trots don’t get THEIR person they fall out and have a tantrum. They need to go build their own F’ing party if the Democrats are not radical enough for them.

  35. 61 ydavis00
    February 28, 2017 at 10:54 am

  36. 62 ydavis00
    February 28, 2017 at 10:58 am

    • February 28, 2017 at 1:14 pm

      Horse manure.
      GOP is not enjoying the protests and outrage at Town Halls. We know the Evil Ones rely on $hock, lies and control of the media and instability – but Bannon didn’t ‘foresee’ what is happening.
      As for the Tucker/Nye article that follows this one: Yes scientists are skeptical but we can recognize overwhelming evidence. Evolution and climate change are good examples. Saying you are “skeptical” for ideological reasons doesn’t change the validity of the evidence.
      Tucker hasn’t been to Mars, but due to the evidence he believes it is there.

  37. 64 ydavis00
    February 28, 2017 at 11:04 am

  38. 65 ydavis00
    February 28, 2017 at 11:06 am

  39. 66 ydavis00
    February 28, 2017 at 11:08 am

  40. 68 ydavis00
    February 28, 2017 at 11:11 am

  41. February 28, 2017 at 11:45 am

  42. 70 JER
    February 28, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    Watch the parade live from New Orleans!

  43. February 28, 2017 at 12:55 pm

  44. February 28, 2017 at 1:01 pm

  45. 75 arapaho415
    February 28, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    GM/GA TODville.

    Is it my imagination, or is NM’s junior Senator particularly active since Jan 20? From today:

    And it looks like he was on Chris Matthews’ show yesterday… #FlyingUnderMSMradar

  46. 77 arapaho415
    February 28, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    A couple more tweets (think WP quarantined my last comment, so will try again now [apologize if it’s a duplicate]):

    DJT playing the victim again, something he knows how to do (like the rest of you, not watching tonight, first SOTU [or SOTU-like] address I’ve missed for a long time).

  47. 78 Allison
    February 28, 2017 at 2:24 pm

  48. 79 jacquelineoboomer
    February 28, 2017 at 2:48 pm

  49. February 28, 2017 at 2:54 pm

  50. 83 ydavis00
    February 28, 2017 at 2:55 pm

  51. 84 jacquelineoboomer
    February 28, 2017 at 3:06 pm

  52. February 28, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    I think Awesomely Luvvie speaks for all of us. I particularly enjoyed the round up of all *45’s nicknames. Although I am now going with (45 or The Liar Trump.

    “Let me tell you something. The entire Trump administration must be made up of people who were raised by savages. Every week, they do some shit that is unbecoming of what people do when they are raised with sense as a core value and guiding principle.

    Latest is the picture that dropped yesterday, of a meeting in the Oval Office with the heads of HBCUs (Historical Black Colleges and Universities). First of all, everything about the picture tap dances on my very last nerves.”


  53. 86 donna dem 4 obama
    February 28, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    60Million BIG ONES!!!!

  54. 92 Nena20409
    February 28, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Hello TOD on a Tuesday Afternoon.
    Congrats to Gold ⭐ winner; COS.
    This Thread is Fantastic. Thanks, NW.
    Thank you all, TOD community.
    {{{{ ❤ Chips ❤ Dudette ❤ Danny ❤ }}}}
    The late Comedians are stepping up! It looks like John Stewart is regretting quitting too soon. Great that S. Colbert is allowing him a platform to air his views. Okay that was my attempt for a Joke for Stewart could easily get another Gig.

  55. 93 donna dem 4 obama
    February 28, 2017 at 3:59 pm

  56. 94 Nena20409
    February 28, 2017 at 4:03 pm

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  59. 98 Nena20409
    February 28, 2017 at 4:19 pm

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  61. 101 Nena20409
    February 28, 2017 at 4:21 pm

  62. 102 Allison
    February 28, 2017 at 4:25 pm

  63. 103 Nena20409
    February 28, 2017 at 4:25 pm

  64. 104 desertflower
    February 28, 2017 at 4:32 pm

  65. 105 Nena20409
    February 28, 2017 at 4:34 pm

  66. 106 desertflower
    February 28, 2017 at 4:38 pm


  67. 108 desertflower
    February 28, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    What the flying figs is WRONG with this man??? (Rhetorical question)

  68. 109 Nena20409
    February 28, 2017 at 4:47 pm

  69. 110 JER
    February 28, 2017 at 5:05 pm

  70. 112 Nena20409
    February 28, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    • February 28, 2017 at 5:46 pm

      I think I will watch this tonight. I sure have no interest in listening to Trump-Putin-Bannon speech tonight.

      • 114 carolyn
        February 28, 2017 at 7:39 pm

        Watched first part last night, very educational. Will watch tonight. We ALL need to watch this…..give PBS the clicks. They need the support and we will all learn something from it. Good choice.

  71. 115 desertflower
    February 28, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    I say keep this hero and throw 45 out.

  72. 116 whenpamelawandered
    February 28, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    I know I don’t have the nervous system to watch this charade tonight. My stomach just can’t take it. I’ll follow along here, peering out from the the safety here (hiding behind y’all stalwart types) 👊🏼🖖🏼

  73. 120 desertflower
    February 28, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    Just a reminder. Off to tutor

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