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books0977:

Howard University student reading, 1946. LIFE photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt.
Howard was proud to be “America’s center of Negro learning” (LIFE, November 18, 1946). However, it was not an exclusively “negro” establishment, and although these photographs display an attractive, positive and sincere representation of African-Americans engaged in academic life, they are still, for the time and readership of LIFE, “comfortably segregated.”

books0977:

Howard University student reading, 1946. LIFE photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt.

Howard was proud to be “America’s center of Negro learning” (LIFE, November 18, 1946). However, it was not an exclusively “negro” establishment, and although these photographs display an attractive, positive and sincere representation of African-Americans engaged in academic life, they are still, for the time and readership of LIFE, “comfortably segregated.”

historicaltimes:

Black flappers enjoying a football game at Howard University, 1920’s

historicaltimes:

Black flappers enjoying a football game at Howard University, 1920’s

This could only happen to me ...

twindalhollow:

sale-aholic:

fyeahkb:

primfreedomwriter:

fyeahkb:

So I love Young and the Restless (if you watch, join me here), and guess who just got hired there?

The great showkiller, Chuck Pratt.

No seriously, what did I do in a past life to deserve this shit? He’s going to fuck up EVERY black…

Guys how awful is his writing?

sale-aholic - He has no respect for the development of characters.  If he has an agenda, he is like a “bull in a china shop” with long established characters.  He also clearly has issues with black women… they should nickname him “The Eraser” or “The Villifier”…

He RUINED the show Twisted by castrating one of the female leads, the female lead of African descent.  It was horrifying.  The show, which was picked up for an extended season early on due to its popularity, was cancelled after Pratt joined and completely changed the personalities of the characters… it was shocking.

Also…

http://www.soapcentral.com/amc/news/2009/1123-pratt.php

Charles Pratt, Jr. fired as head writer of All My Children
Posted Friday, November 20, 2009 1:16:42 PM
Updated Friday, November 20, 2009 6:04:05 PM

As the cast and crew of All My Children get ready to pack up and head to Los Angeles, they’ll also have to get used to someone new penning the action in Pine Valley. Charles Pratt, Jr. has been relieved of his duties as head writer. Pratt joined the show in June 2008.

All My Children fans were up-ended earlier this year when ABC announced that it was transitioning production of the show to the West Coast. Now comes another surprising turn: the show will be moving on without its head writer. ABC is now confirming a report made earlier today by soapcentral.com: Charles Pratt, Jr. has been fired as head writer of All My Children.

Pratt’s first day at the helm of All My Children was June 23, 2008. Upon his hiring, Brian Frons, president, Daytime, Disney-ABC Television Group, referred to Pratt as “a master storyteller” and touted Pratt’s work experience as something that would “undoubtedly elevate All My Children stories in new and exciting directions.”

Fans, however, have felt otherwise. Over the past six months, viewers have inundated soapcentral.com’s mailboxes with complaints about the direction of the show. What was to have been a complex and mysterious murder mystery — the “Who Killed Stuart?” storyline — dragged on too long in the eyes of many fans, and most have expressed dissatisfaction with the plot’s resolution. Other viewers have threatened to tune out and a soap columnist even urged viewers to boycott the show until Pratt was fired.

In three years, All My Children has had three head writing regimes. In February 2007, the ABC soap dismissed Megan McTavish as its head writer amid complaints that the show had become too dark. Three months later, Barbara Esensten and James Harmon Brown were unveiled as co-head writers. A year later, Esensten and Brown were out and Pratt was in.

While the network has not announced a permanent replacement for Pratt, it has announced that a familiar name will be returning to help keep AMC on track post-Pratt.

"Lorraine Broderick is on as part of the writing team as an associate writer," the network said in a statement. "We have no announcements to make about the head writer position."

twindalhollow Thank you for telling me even more information. If he’s responsible for the cancellation of both shows including Twisted, why was he hired for Y&R? That’s just stupid.
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Man Calls Cops To Report Vandals At His Home, They Show Up And Kill Him

scandal-whipped:

And people wonder why some black people won’t call the cops.  SMH

It’s getting to the point that I’m wondering are there anymore good cops?

thinksquad:

The federal government wasted millions of dollars in building a housing project for Border Patrol agents in Arizona near the Mexican border, spending nearly $700,000 per house in a small town where the average home costs less than $90,000, a watchdog report found.

The analysis by the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general found that U.S. Customs and Border Protection overspent by about $4.6 million on new houses and mobile homes in the small town of Ajo southwest of Phoenix. The agency has spent about $17 million for land, 21 two- and three-bedroom houses and 20 mobile homes. Construction was completed in December 2012.

Customs and Border Protection paid about $680,000 per house and about $118,000 per mobile home, according to the report. The average home cost in Ajo is $86,500.

http://www.azfamily.com/home/Report-Border-Patrol-homes-cost-680000-each-274832421.html

How the Ray Rice scandal unfolded

danifran16:

marsofbrooklyn:

Again I apologize to Jim Harbaugh if this report is true. However, my dislike of the Ravens as a team and now organization is now intensified.

Wow…this is sickening if true

Wow.

#manufacturedmediaoutrage

scandalousbazinga:

salemgirl0625:

lynnandstuff:

marsofbrooklyn:

lynnandstuff:

lynnandstuff:

I guess enough people weren’t talking about the show. I guess there wasn’t enough buzz. Some of y’all didn’t seem that committed to showing up & showing support. So in another episode of manufactured media spin - the most stereotyped & offensive things to be said about black women was put into an…

…and so now she’s a trending topic…interesting…

It’s Friday though. Media dump day. Are enough people going to remember their outrage? I mean I’m already over it and it was only a few hours ago.

But now there’s a slew of articles written, rightfully so, in response. And my guess something from a more ‘weekly’ type publication will discuss this on Monday - therefore extending the conversation. KW has interviews on Tuesday where it could rightfully come up. And I don’t know what VD promo schedule is. Thus continuing to extend the conversation.

But overall among all of the BS that was written, this feels like publicity stunt 101, cleverly disguised as a TV critique.

Someone said to me on twitter that the writer was talking about all black women but SR’s comments were only about herself. Marginalizing Nicole is as problematic and troubling ad SR attempting to elevate Bellamy over Kerry. I will save my outrage on someone who deserves it.

lynnandstuff I agree with you that this is a publicity stunt, it’s clear as day and it’s not a coincidence this happened 1 week before all her shows premiered.

It was definitely one. And I stand by everything I said in earlier posts. Even more now.

Va beh, è l'ora di un altro post in italiano, perché quando sono così infuriata e disgustata, la mia lingua si presta meglio alle sottigliezze dell'inglese...

aliasvaughn:

lolita2804:

aliasvaughn :

All this vomit compassion and compliments him to a woman who is nothing more than a very mediocre writer elevated to great when it is not at all, and that was simply defined as what it is from the New York Times, makes me seriously reconsider the presence of …

Honestly i worry for you Alias, you spend so much time focused on one person you have and spread absolute negativity for. I mean do you not ever get tired at all, i know when i am this way about someone in my life that i feel really hurt me, it’s mentally draining so i rather just get on with positive things in my life, avoid this person if i can and do things to take my mind off their hurt/existence. Despite not being keen on the type of person you appear to be from many things i have read off you, i also do think you are intelligent and a fellow vulnerable human being like myself. I hope you have plenty positiveness in your life to atleast balance out all the negativity that spews out of you, because the strength of how volatile your words often are is scary.

Actually I worry for you, not being able to speak Italian and having to use google translate because you’re so thirsty to read what I write, while clearly spewing nothing but despise in my direction, that you get to that point. It took me all of 15 minutes to be done with this thing, and I understand that for others writing may be taxing and time consuming, but that’s not the case for me when I’m simply expressing my opinion.

Given the above, I absolutely don’t “spend so much time focused” on criticizing her at all. Minutes here and there, certainly not much time. It seems like you have an obsession with the person and only read comments that pertain her, and you clearly have an obsession with defending her while not having the eloquence to do so, so you resort to trying to insult me. The vast majority of my posts that include her (that by the way are a TINY minority on my overall number of posts) are about WRITING, which is not about the PERSONA but about the PROFESSION. That difference often goes undetected for those like you who are pressed to find any way to come for me and who try to defend her at all costs.

My life is just fine, I think yours has a problem given how pressed you are to read my stuff while despising me. You clearly choose to only select what you consider negative (which is not negative actually, but merely truth)  in order to find a way to say something to me like the above. Sorry to break it to you, anyone who looks at my blog can see what posts are about and she certainly isn’t a main subject. LOL. Again, writing vs persona, BIG difference. Many others have written the same things today but you are again SO damn pressed, you tried to single me out. Nice try, doesn’t work. And your argument is not only flawed but freaking ridiculous because not only my blog completely dismantles it, but you know nothing about me or my life. I spent MAYBE an hour and a half on Tumblr today… not even. I have other things to do. Posting an opinion is something I do very quickly,e specially in my own language. I am famous in my newsroom for how fast I type. There, a bit of information for you. LOL

Have a great life, I mean it. And don’t even try answering. I made sure never to see your passive aggressive attempts at coming for me by blocking you.

Va beh, è l'ora di un altro post in italiano, perché quando sono così infuriata e disgustata, la mia lingua si presta meglio alle sottigliezze dell'inglese...

aliasvaughn:

Tutto questo vomitare compassione e complimenti addosso ad una donna che è nient’altro che una assolutamente mediocre sceneggiatrice elevata a grande quando non lo è affatto, e che è stata semplicemente definita per quel che è dal New York Times, mi fa seriamente riconsiderare la presenza di…

#manufacturedmediaoutrage

scandalousbazinga:

salemgirl0625:

lynnandstuff:

marsofbrooklyn:

lynnandstuff:

lynnandstuff:

I guess enough people weren’t talking about the show. I guess there wasn’t enough buzz. Some of y’all didn’t seem that committed to showing up & showing support. So in another episode of manufactured media spin - the most stereotyped & offensive things to be said about black women was put into an…

…and so now she’s a trending topic…interesting…

It’s Friday though. Media dump day. Are enough people going to remember their outrage? I mean I’m already over it and it was only a few hours ago.

But now there’s a slew of articles written, rightfully so, in response. And my guess something from a more ‘weekly’ type publication will discuss this on Monday - therefore extending the conversation. KW has interviews on Tuesday where it could rightfully come up. And I don’t know what VD promo schedule is. Thus continuing to extend the conversation.

But overall among all of the BS that was written, this feels like publicity stunt 101, cleverly disguised as a TV critique.

Someone said to me on twitter that the writer was talking about all black women but SR’s comments were only about herself. Marginalizing Nicole is as problematic and troubling ad SR attempting to elevate Bellamy over Kerry. I will save my outrage on someone who deserves it.

lynnandstuff I agree with you that this is a publicity stunt, it’s clear as day and it’s not a coincidence this happened 1 week before all her shows premiered.

eaudrey35:

-imaginarythoughts-:

land-of-propaganda:

Shaun King exposes Ferguson PD lie about distance from SUV

Click here to watch the video

This needs to be brought to attention IMMEDIATELY!!!!!

The police department the mayor the Governor the so called special prosecutor McCullough the city council r not concerned with the truth. They don’t care abt all the evidence that pts at Darren Wilson guilt. They have proven that n the way the haven’t interview any eyewitnesses to this day. Letting Darren Wilson b the first to testify n front of the,grand jury. They way they have treated the AA community. These ppl r looking to get Darren Wilson off for Mike Brown murder at all cost whether it’s suppressing evidence hiding it not interviewing key witness. They r not interested at all abt arresting Darren Wilson for Mike Brown murder.

eaudrey35 You are right. Most of us here realized a while ago but some still think justice may happen. I’m not sure.

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The Most and Least Liked Fall TV Actors: Jim Parsons, Eric Stonestreet to Chris Pratt, Dylan McDermott - TheWrap

gladi8rs:

sale-aholic:

blackstaraura:

miltonsong:

scandalousbazinga:

miltonsong:

I was really surprised that Dylan McDermott had such a low Q score.  I was also surprised Scott Bakula and Chris Pratt’s was low too but I think Chris Pratt’s score will change this year. Tony and Scott are in the middle and Scott is ranked higher but only because more people recognize him.  They came in at a Q score of 18.

did you see the one with the actresses ??? Bellamy is ranked way higher than Kerry … this is bullshit … smh

I saw that one

Basically Bellamy ranks as a 17 known but had Q Score ranking that was  26 compared to Kerry’s 37 known but a Q score of 24.

That was kinda crazy actually.

Gross.

But She’s professional. 

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