STILL IN SOUTH CAROLINA STOP
It's been a while since I originally posted about this story and shared an update. Although additional paperwork has been filed in this case, no final decision has been made. The SC NAACP is now involved in the case, as is Northeastern University. It's likely to be some time before there is a final decision. A request…
Although, even as a newborn, you can still tell when you're hearing some nonsense.
Because when you're like a newborn, there's always hope.
A few weeks ago, I made the monumental decision (at least for me) to give up most of the cable channels I've adored for my whole life. As a result, I've found myself becoming aware of a lot of TV shows available online that I'd never heard of before and probably would never had heard of had I not made the jump.
Because today is one of my favorite days of the year. And because I love my Crosstalk/Clashtalk pals more than words can say. For reasons that are too numerous to count.
FROSTY IN SC STOP
As I go through my Community DVDs again, I'd like to remind you of that which we've forgotten. That which, in all honesty, should be remembered each and every day.
A couple of weeks ago, I shared my thoughts on a situation that involved the execution of a young Black child, racial discrimination, and the re-evaluation by a South Carolina court of a 1940's decision. It was the George Junius Stinney, Jr. case, and the motion for a new trial happened to coincide with the MLK Jr.…
In my beloved Southern state, pretty much everything is shut down in anticipation of 2 to 6 inches of glorious precipitation from the heavens. We have bought out the stores, we have brought out the heavy coats we rarely get to use, and we await the opportunity to make sad snowmen that will melt in less than a day.
In 1944, a young Black boy named George Junius Stinney, Jr. was convicted and executed for the murder of two white girls in South Carolina. Betty June Binnicker and Mary Emma Thames, the two white girls, were allegedly avenged through the electrocution via electric chair of Stinney shortly after 7:30pm on June 16,…
Because patience is a virtue.
Because, you know, we're gonna be okay.
Reading so many posts and learning about the other commenters here this weekend has just floored me with laughter and delighted me with joy. It's so amazing to learn a little bit of the "behind-the-scenes" info on those names that pop up so frequently.
The idea that you're supposed to kiss your love at midnight on New Year's to make sure that you have a successful relationship throughout the year (edit: or that a kiss at midnight will bring you love in the new year) is fairly well-known. Those of us from the South might also believe in adding some Hoppin' John and…
Work in the morning, plus a strange draw to watch 40-year-old TV shows, tell me its time to go to bed.
But then, Evan Dando always knows the right thing to say.
It's one day until Christmas, and I have to deal with feeling like my sister is my enemy.
So, my father died a year ago today. I remember lots of things about that early, early morning, like not believing that he was going to die even though the paramedics all looked really somber in a way I don't remember them looking when they had come to the house before. I can say that with some authority because after…
Just a short note to say that I am now on Twitter, so if anybody (really, anyone at all) wants to friend me (I AM SO LONELY. HELP ME!), then that would be cool.