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Loretta Lynch, the nation’s first black female attorney general, bids farewell to her post in a speech at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.

“When I was born, it would have been unimaginable to think that an African-American woman could even sit on a jury, much less serve as the nation’s chief law enforcement officer.,” Lynch, 57, said in her final address as attorney general from the sanctuary of the church.

In 1963, four reputed Klansmen bombed the church, killing four black girls — the act would later spur passage of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964. The church was targeted because Martin Luther King Jr. and others had used the 16th Street Baptist as an organizing hub during the civil rights movement.

“But because of what happened here in Birmingham, I stand before you today as attorney general of the United States, serving in the cabinet of the first African-American president of the United States,” Lynch said on Sunday, just ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 


With the lack of wide receiver production on their team, this Kansas City tight end was a tremendous red zone target with a breakout season! Travis Kelce!


Hump Day Eve Hunk

The Fly-Half In Rugby Is Not As Burly As The Front Row. Nor Is He As Tall As The Locks. And The Fly-Half Is Not As Brawny As The Back Row. Like His Fellow Backs, The Fly-Half Is Agile, Nimble, Dynamic, And Strong. He Is The Kev Player On The Pitch In Decisions For Offense And In Reacting In Defense.

And The Fly-Half Is Compact And Lean. In Short, He Is Just Damn Cute!

This Perfectly Describes Henry Slade Of The Chiefs And England. Slade Is So Very Woof-Worthy…

Double Woof-Worthy, Baby!
Trump just made a sweeping, unprecedented change to the National Security Council
Trump signed a presidential memorandum that removed the nation's top military and intelligence advisers as regular attendees of the National Security...
By Natasha Bertrand

This is truly frightening. Trump’s de facto national security adviser is none other than Steve Bannon, former head of Breitbart News, known white supremacist, anti-semite, and Islamophobe.

We are so screwed.
Read Harry Reid's Speech Calling on Donald Trump to Rescind Stephen Bannon's Appointment
Here's the full transcript of his remarks from the Senate floor

Sen. Harry Reid spoke out on Tuesday against Donald Trump’s early actions as president-elect, calling on him to “Rise to the dignity of the office…instead of hiding behind your Twitter account.”

Of concern to Reid and his allies (as well as many Republicans) is the appointment of Stephen Bannon as chief White House strategist and senior advisor. The former Breitbart chief executive is known to promote white nationalist, anti-Semitic, racist and misogynist viewpoints, and many see his presence in the White House as a dangerous proposition.

“If we fail to hold Trump accountable,” Reid said, “we all bear a measure of responsibility for normalizing his behavior.”


Hump Day Hunks 

Owen Farrell Squares Off Against Henry Slade.

Henry Slade Has Such A Ravishing Rump.

Woof, Baby!

Phil Fontaine is an Aboriginal Canadian leader, having held multiple seats in First Nations communities across Canada, the most notable being the 3 terms he served as the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations.

Fontaine was born at the Sagkeeng First Nation on the Fort Alexander Reserve in Manitoba. The first language he learned to speak was Ojibway. Fontaine attended residential schools for much of his youth. Fontaine’s mother was the first Aboriginal woman to be elected into band council in 1952; this event is what inspired Phil to get into politics. In 1973 Fontaine was elected the Chief of the Sagkeeng community, at the age of 29. Fontaine went on to serve two consecutive terms. This was only the beginning of his political career.

As Manitoba’s Vice-Chief for the Assembly of First Nations, Fontaine was among the Manitoba First Nation leaders who led the opposition of the Meech Lake Accord.

In 1990 Fontaine became one of the first residential school victims to speak openly about the verbal, physical, and sexual abuse he endured while attending these schools. This led to several other victims opening up about their experiences. The Aboriginal Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission credit Fontaine for getting the issue onto the national agenda. The following year he was elected the Grand Chief of the Assembly of Manitoba chiefs, a seat he held for 3 consecutive terms.

In 1997 Fontaine was elected the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations for the first time. After his term was up Fontaine was appointed the Chief Commissioner of the Indian Claims Commission, while serving the land claim of the Kahkewistahaw Fist Nation was resolved, $94.6 million was given to the Saskatchewan band as a part of the agreement.

Fontaine won the position of National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations once again in 2003 holding the position for two more terms. While serving, Fontaine successfully negotiated the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, a financial contribution of more then $5 billion dollars to the survivors of the residential school system and programs to help them. The conservative government ratified the agreement in 2006.

In his third term in 2006, Fontaine would attempt to bring the $5 billion Kelowna Accord back to the table that he had negotiated with previous Prime Minister Paul Martin. The accord was aimed at improving living conditions and education of aboriginal people. The succeeding Conservative government canceled the deal.

Fontaine was made an officer of the Order of Canada in 2012, an honour that “recognizes a lifetime of achievement and merit of a high degree, especially in service to Canada or to humanity at large”.

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Billboard Power 100 Party Draws The Weeknd & Zayn Malik, Industry Titans

The industry gathered at power eatery Cecconi’s on Thursday, Feb. 9 to kick off Grammy weekend.

In what’s become a new Grammy tradition, Billboard’s Power 100 party served as an unofficial kick-off to the music industry’s busiest week of the year.

Held at power eatery Cecconi’s on Thursday, Feb. 9, the event honored the year’s most important and influential executives, awarding the top spot to Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek. Immediately behind, Universal Music Group chairman Lucian Grainge and Live Nation chief Michael Rapino landed the No. 2 and No. 3 positions, respectively, with Apple’s Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine and Robert Kondrk sharing spot No. 4 and Columbia Records chairman and incoming Sony Music CEO Rob Stringer shooting up to No. 5.

The intimate, invite-only function featured a slew of artists on hand to support those who’ve helped build scores of careers. Among them: The Weeknd, Zayn Malik, Noah Cyrus, Jason Derulo, G-Eazy, Kelsea Ballerini, Dua Lipa, Skylar Grey and DJ Khaled.

The partying paused for several moments as key honorees were recognized. The Clive Davis Award, given out the past three years, went to Epic Records chairman Antonio “L.A.” Reid, who accepted the honor by cracking about his position on the list – No. 39 – but nevertheless expressing his gratitude to Sony Music chief creative officer Davis. “I don’t make the rules, I just break them,” Reid said from the stage.

Also offering remarks on the state of the industry – and Billboard’s place in supporting and covering the business – were John Amato, president of Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter, and Mike Bruno, editorial director of Billboard along with Recording Academy president Neil Portnow.

“For the first time since Napster, the recording industry is showing signs of growth,” said Amato.

Added Portnow: “The best and brightest are here tonight – that’s a fact, not an alternative.”

This year, Billboard also recognized a group of “power artists,” each of whom not only scored No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, but made an indelible impact on pop music in 2016. They were: The Weeknd, Blink-182, DJ Khaled, Zayn Malik and Desiigner​.

Read more at the source.

“I am poor and naked, but I am the chief of the nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.”

– Red Cloud, Maȟpíya Lúta

The Cherokee Word For Water (2013)
dir.  Tim Kelly & Charlie Soap

1. Does the story have an Indigenous / Aboriginal woman as a main character? YES.

2. Does this character fall in love with a white man? NO.

3. Does this character end up raped or murdered at any point during the story? NO / NO

Wilma Mankiller from The Cherokee Word For Water passes The Aila Test 

Submitted by  sofriel 

Me dressed in my traditional Navajo clothing in my ancestral homelands of Coppermine, Arizona, on the Navajo Reservation The great Navajo Chief Ch’il Haajiin (Manuelito) once said “My grandchild, education is the ladder. Tell our people to take it.” I hope to be able to accomplish this with my Yale degree