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‘I Want Freedom’


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  1. 1 misspat
    February 1, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    How is everybody?

  2. 2 Obama Grandmama
    February 1, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    Watching Rachel right now!

  3. 3 Obama Grandmama
    February 1, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    Seems like too much news! To me the timeline is almost indisputable about obstruction and collusion. It also seems like Trump knows Russia made it possible for him to win and wants them to intrude again to elect him next time around.

  4. 4 globalcitizenlinda
    February 1, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    We are living in interesting times!!!!

  5. 5 Dudette
    February 1, 2018 at 9:53 pm

  6. 8 Mtmarilyn2
    February 1, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    Thank you NW for showcasing this great poem. Am an and have always been an optimist, but theses times are testing me. I have great fear for this country. This poem touches me

    • 9 amk for obama
      February 1, 2018 at 10:41 pm

      While it may seem that the turd won’t be impeached, the scum can be checkmated if the dems regain the majority in both the houses. That’s my only hope.

      And yes, it’s a very good poem.

      • 10 Mtmarilyn2
        February 2, 2018 at 12:23 am

        I have hope for this fall but there is still going to be tapering from the Russians. Our only hope is to overwhelm with numbers. I have almost hope.

  7. February 1, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    Enjoy Michelle Obama today on the Ellen show.

  8. 12 Jey
    February 1, 2018 at 11:19 pm

    The more I watch the news the more I realize that America is owned by Russia. How are the Deplorables not realizing this???

  9. 13 Gazelle
    February 1, 2018 at 11:54 pm

    Tried to post this vid b4, not sure if WP is messing around. Trying again, oldie but goodie.

  10. 16 Dudette
    February 2, 2018 at 12:40 am

    🏎 https://twitter.com/ericasaidthat/status/959127552601227265

    • 17 CEB
      February 2, 2018 at 5:24 pm

      Thanks for this; I did not know this history. Black folk are amazing; we keep on keeping on, insisting, persisting and resisting with creativity, strength, skill and knowledge. We survive and thrive and are hated for doing so, but in the final chapter, America’s true glory will be in all that we accomplished with so much was against us.

  11. 18 globalcitizenlinda
    February 2, 2018 at 2:38 am

    So many criminally-compromised republicans who are determined to protect a proven traitor to the nation. Wouldn’t now be a great time for Special Counsel Mueller to indict some of these scumbags who are determined to promote a fake memo in order to protect a renowned criminal

  12. February 2, 2018 at 7:12 am

    Our FLOTUS will be with us this morning at 10:30am Eastern:

    2018 School Counselor of the Year Celebration
    Live from the Kennedy Center with Michelle Obama

    https://www.schoolcounselor.org/school-counselors-members/school-counselor-of-the-year-award

  13. February 2, 2018 at 7:17 am

  14. 21 pkayden
    February 2, 2018 at 8:02 am

    Harlem
    BY LANGSTON HUGHES
    What happens to a dream deferred?

    Does it dry up
    like a raisin in the sun?
    Or fester like a sore—
    And then run?
    Does it stink like rotten meat?
    Or crust and sugar over—
    like a syrupy sweet?

    Maybe it just sags
    like a heavy load.

    Or does it explode?

    https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/46548/harlem

    • 22 Don
      February 2, 2018 at 8:47 am

      “Negroes
      Sweet and docile,
      Meek, humble, and kind:
      Beware the day
      They change their minds!

      Wind
      In the cotton fields,
      Gentle breeze:
      Beware the hour
      It uproots trees!”

      ― Langston Hughes

      • February 2, 2018 at 9:14 am

        Langston Hughes, 1902 – 1967
        To fling my arms wide
        In some place of the sun,
        To whirl and to dance
        Till the white day is done.
        Then rest at cool evening
        Beneath a tall tree
        While night comes on gently,
        Dark like me—
        That is my dream!

        To fling my arms wide
        In the face of the sun,
        Dance! Whirl! Whirl!
        Till the quick day is done.
        Rest at pale evening . . .
        A tall, slim tree . . .
        Night coming tenderly
        Black like me.

  15. 26 desertflower
    February 2, 2018 at 8:03 am

    Morning everyone. We made it to Friday! Florida will soon have NEW VOTERS!

  16. 27 pkayden
    February 2, 2018 at 8:14 am

    While I love Eugene Robinson, I believe his opinion is too naive. So far the FBI has done nothing to push back against Trump including when he fired the FBI director. I don’t see the FBI as a force of good since it was FBI agents who pushed Comey to release that ridiculous letter about Secretary Clinton’s investigation being reopened. That letter played a part in her loss since it was released just before the election.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/messing-with-the-fbi-trump-doesnt-know-history/2018/02/01/53f94f62-0788-11e8-94e8-e8b8600ade23_story.html?tid=pm_pop

  17. 31 amk for obama
    February 2, 2018 at 8:40 am

    a sad and sweet story.

    RIP, nigel.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-42916451

  18. 33 desertflower
    February 2, 2018 at 9:46 am

    To commemorate Black History Month, I offer this….from then Senator Obama. I remember this like it was yesterday because it was given on the day of my daughter’s birth. President Obama’s speech on race. March 18, 2008

    https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=88478467

    • 34 jacquelineoboomer
      February 2, 2018 at 12:31 pm

      My sister volunteered in her local Dem office in NC at the time, and sent me a commemorative copy of his speech that day, which I count among my Obama Treasures!!

  19. 35 desertflower
    February 2, 2018 at 9:48 am

    The goal of Republicans. Even before now.

  20. 36 amk for obama
    February 2, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Researchers have found more than 60,000 hidden Mayan ruins in Guatemala in a major archaeological breakthrough.

    Laser technology was used to survey digitally beneath the forest canopy, revealing houses, palaces, elevated highways, and defensive fortifications.

    The landscape, near already-known Mayan cities, is thought to have been home to millions more Mayans than other research had previously suggested.

    The researchers mapped over 810 square miles (2,100 sq km) in northern Peten.

    Results from the research using “revolutionary” Lidar technology, which is short for “light detection and ranging”, suggest that Central America supported an advanced civilisation more akin to sophisticated cultures like ancient Greece or China, National Geographic reports.

    “The Lidar images make it clear that this entire region was a settlement system whose scale and population density had been grossly underestimated,” Thomas Garrison, an Ithaca College archaeologist, told the magazine.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-42916261

    • 37 Don
      February 2, 2018 at 11:05 am

      Amazing find, I remember reading books about ancient civilizations. What was so amazing about those books were the fact that those civilizations were built on top of even more ancient civilizations. Civilizations that were so old that they weren’t even known to have existed, not even our most advanced technology can calculate the origins of some civilizations. We know so little about the origins of mankind.

  21. 40 rikyrah
    February 2, 2018 at 10:01 am

    But…CRIMINALS….remember?

    ICE has arrested a U.S. army veteran who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan and has two U.S. citizen children. His name is Miguel Perez Jr. and he has lived in the U.S. since he was 8 years old

    • 41 0388jojothecat
      February 2, 2018 at 11:24 am

      “In July 2002 the manpower demands on the U.S. military of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan prompted President George Bush to sign an Executive Order making all non-citizens on Active Duty during the Global War on Terror eligible for immediate American citizenship. Previously, non-citizens were required to serve on active duty for three years before they could apply for citizenship. By September 2003, there were approximately 37,000 active duty soldiers (or about 3 percent) who were not U.S. citizens. In addition, there were another 13,000 non-citizen reservists”.

      If he was eligible to become an American citizen he should have applied immediately. I know so many adults who came here, married American’s, had children, and refused to become an American citizen. They pay taxes, have social security cards, good jobs, etc. I hope those that fought for this illegal war went ahead and applied. I understand it takes money to go through the process so maybe it was too expensive.

      So many Americans still don’t know what it takes and the process to become an American citizen. Many think just marrying an American automatically makes you a citizen. That stopped years ago due to abuses of fake marriages.

  22. 42 Dudette
    February 2, 2018 at 10:32 am

    Good Morning Family! 🌞

  23. February 2, 2018 at 10:39 am

    Program livestream open now:

    Our FLOTUS Michelle Obama presents the 2018 School Counselor of the Year Award

    https://www.schoolcounselor.org/school-counselors-members/school-counselor-of-the-year-award

  24. 46 Dudette
    February 2, 2018 at 10:43 am

    Wishing you a lovely day!

  25. 49 Dudette
    February 2, 2018 at 10:44 am

  26. 58 JER
    February 2, 2018 at 10:56 am

  27. 59 Dudette
    February 2, 2018 at 11:17 am

    My next governor

  28. 61 Dudette
    February 2, 2018 at 11:19 am

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  30. 63 0388jojothecat
    February 2, 2018 at 11:34 am

    The current lady in the WH is missing in action. What does the woman sitting in the WH care about America? American families? Her only claim to fame will be what she wears and so many of the deplorables that voted her husband into office can’t afford what she wears. At least FFL Michelle Obama was proud to wear clothes from unheard of designers that made them famous, Target, J.Crew., etc.

    Unlike the missing in action lady in the WH she knows she can’t speak as well as FFL and won’t shame herself unlike her husband who shames himself everyday.

  31. February 2, 2018 at 11:48 am

    As Ellen said yesterday on her show to Michelle Obama, “We Miss Her”. We Love Her too.

  32. February 2, 2018 at 11:59 am

  33. 67 jacquelineoboomer
    February 2, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Every day of 45’s dismal “reign” has seemed like Groundhog Day.

  34. 68 Dudette
    February 2, 2018 at 12:38 pm

  35. 70 Dudette
    February 2, 2018 at 12:41 pm

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  37. 74 jacquelineoboomer
    February 2, 2018 at 1:13 pm

  38. 78 JER
    February 2, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    Trustworthy then, trustworthy now.

    A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on

  39. 79 JER
    February 2, 2018 at 1:19 pm

  40. 80 JER
    February 2, 2018 at 1:31 pm

  41. 81 No Child Left Behind
    February 2, 2018 at 1:34 pm

  42. 82 No Child Left Behind
    February 2, 2018 at 1:38 pm

  43. 84 Nena20409
    February 2, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    Hello TODbots!
    TGIF, finally!
    Bone Cold in MN!
    We are in REAL time watching the Decline and Fall of USA. 😦 😦 😦

    The Culprits, Compliance Nyash Dirt bags and the Duplicity Wicked Politicians are the GOP in Congress and the #Dotard occupying the WH.

    Good Afternoon, Beloved TODable TODville Community.

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  45. 86 Nena20409
    February 2, 2018 at 2:19 pm

  46. 89 Nena20409
    February 2, 2018 at 2:28 pm

  47. 91 Nena20409
    February 2, 2018 at 2:35 pm

  48. 92 Nena20409
    February 2, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    For now. And by 3:00PM EDT, it will reverse back.

  49. February 2, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    • 95 Don
      February 2, 2018 at 3:11 pm

      At this point you can’t convince the Republicans that this is treason because they have put party first and country somewhere lower down the line.

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  51. 99 No Child Left Behind
    February 2, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    For your Friday afternoon pleasure.

  52. 100 Nena20409
    February 2, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    And Jesus, wept.
    Not!

  53. 101 Nena20409
    February 2, 2018 at 3:26 pm

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  55. 105 Nena20409
    February 2, 2018 at 3:38 pm

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  57. 107 Nena20409
    February 2, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    This was her 2nd re-nomination & now another back track.

  58. 108 No Child Left Behind
    February 2, 2018 at 4:00 pm

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  60. 110 Nena20409
    February 2, 2018 at 4:03 pm

  61. 113 JER
    February 2, 2018 at 4:08 pm

  62. 114 JER
    February 2, 2018 at 4:12 pm

  63. 115 JER
    February 2, 2018 at 4:15 pm

  64. 116 JER
    February 2, 2018 at 4:19 pm

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  68. 121 donna dem 4 obama
    February 2, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    I love John Dingell

  69. 122 Nena20409
    February 2, 2018 at 4:35 pm

  70. 123 Nena20409
    February 2, 2018 at 4:48 pm

  71. 124 Nena20409
    February 2, 2018 at 4:53 pm

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  74. 127 globalcitizenlinda
    February 2, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    Take heart because one day the homegrown demagogue & all members of the Team Treason will be rounded up & taken into custody by the same law enforcement officials that they are actively trying to destroy
    ….
    AND HOW SWEET THAT DAY WILL BE 😀😀😁😁😀😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😀

  75. February 2, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    • February 2, 2018 at 5:47 pm

      Trump supporters have more respect for Russia Putin then they have for the black American President, but yet they want us to believe that they love America.

  76. February 2, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    FLOTUS speaking TRUTH

  77. 132 Dudette
    February 2, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    Sad news.

  78. February 2, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    Let’s do this.

  79. February 2, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    OMG


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