Monday, October 31, 2016

Last week I posted a news story about R & B singer Sevyn Streeter not being allowed to sing the national anthem at a Philadelphia 76rs game because of this shirt.  The 76rs have issued the following apology:

“We are sorry that this happened. After receiving feedback from our players, basketball operations staff and ownership group, we believe that the wrong decision was made, and Sevyn should have been welcomed to sing,” the organization said in a statement.

The statement went on to say that Sevyn would be invited back to sing at the game of her choice.   

The fight continues!!!

Happy Halloween!

Me and Karen!!!

Samhain (pronounced /ˈsɑːwɪn/ SAH-win or /ˈs.ɪn/ SOW-in, Irish pronunciation: [sˠaunʲ]) is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the "darker half" of the year. Traditionally, it is celebrated from the very beginning of one Celtic day to its end, or in the modern calendar, from sunset on 31 October to sunset on 1 November, this places it about halfway between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice.  - Wikipedia

We made it back from Vegas in one piece. Our pockets are a little lighter, but we had a great time.  We saw Elton John on Friday.  He puts on a great show. 

Friday, October 28, 2016

In Philadelphia, you know the "City of Brotherly Love", the 76ers basketball team management stopped R&B singer "Sevyn Streeter" from singing the national anthem because of the shirt she is seen wearing above.

I love it!!  The big money owners of the 76rs couldn't handle a little criticism of them and so they pulled the plug on this young lady's performance.  You can silence the individual but you can't shut down the social upheaval for equal rights for all.  

Going to Vegas for the weekend to celebrate Karen's birthday.  Be back Monday.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Racism and sexism aren't a problem in the country any longer, just ask former presidential candidate Pat Buchanan who says America was a better place back in the 1950s.

“Back in the ‘50s everyone knew their place, whites over here, blacks over here, Mexicans over here and the women were at home raising the kids,” said Buchanan in an interview with the Conservative Chronicle. “Things functioned better when everyone understood where they needed to be.”

He goes on to slam homosexuals and abortions in this interview.

Anthem Singer Denasia Lawrence Kneels

Singer Denasia Lawrence kneels during her singing of the national anthem at a recent Sacramento Kings professional basketball game  She said afterward;

“When I took the opportunity to sing the national anthem at the Heat game, it was bigger than me. Right now, we’re seeing a war on Black & Brown bodies — we’re being unjustly killed and overly criminalized. I took the opportunity to sing AND kneel; to show that we belong in this country AND that we have the right to respectfully protest injustices against us. I took the opportunity to sing AND kneel to show that, I too, am America. As a social worker, I’ve worked with youth, families and veterans, and everyday they all teach me the value of fighting against injustice — that all are treated equally no matter their race, gender, sexual orientation, or physical abilities.

I didn’t get paid to sing the national anthem; nor was this moment about any sort of fame. Black Lives Matter is far larger than a hashtag, it’s a rallying cry. And until our cry is rightfully heard, protests will still happen and demands will still be made!” said Lawrence on her Facebook page.

She left the arena shortly after and did not respond to comment requests.