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Bill Clinton, Chicago, and cnn.com: Morehouse Flips Presidents' Day To 'Obama Day @17th thsoulj Another opportunity to shed light and love on former President BarackObama happened Monday (Feb. 19) when Morehouse College helped led a celebratory movement with the replacement of President’s Day for “Obama Day.”Presented by NewsOne, conversations on Obama’s legacy, as well as the influence of former first lady MichelleObama, were highlighted at the historic institution by author and academic Michael Eric Dyson, activist Michaela Angela Davis, New York Magazine’s Rembert Browne, Jamilah Lemieux of Interactive One and more. From panels on the Affordable Care Act to Obama’s connection to people of color, no topic went overlooked. The same happened online as those who supported the former POTUS praised his legacy online.Obama also saw another accomplishment when he was named the 12th best president among historians. For the first time, Obama was eligible for the CSPAN-headed survey which asks 91 historians to rate the previous 43 presidents across ten categories. The categories include, “Public Persuasion,” “Crisis Leadership,” “Economic Management,” “Moral Authority,” “International Relations,” “Administrative Skills,” “Relations with Congress,” “Vision-Setting An Agenda,” “Pursued Equal Justice for All,” and “Performance Within the Context of His Times.” Bill Clinton landed at 15, George Bush at 20, the late John F. Kennedy at 8 and Abraham Lincon at number 1. People also took to the streets for “Not My President’s Day,” a rally featuring those against President Donald Trump. CNN reports demonstrations took place in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles to continue the “momentum” of the historic Women’s March in January. 17thsoulja BlackIG17th presidentsday
Bill Clinton, Chicago, and cnn.com: Morehouse Flips Presidents'
 Day To 'Obama Day
 @17th thsoulj
Another opportunity to shed light and love on former President BarackObama happened Monday (Feb. 19) when Morehouse College helped led a celebratory movement with the replacement of President’s Day for “Obama Day.”Presented by NewsOne, conversations on Obama’s legacy, as well as the influence of former first lady MichelleObama, were highlighted at the historic institution by author and academic Michael Eric Dyson, activist Michaela Angela Davis, New York Magazine’s Rembert Browne, Jamilah Lemieux of Interactive One and more. From panels on the Affordable Care Act to Obama’s connection to people of color, no topic went overlooked. The same happened online as those who supported the former POTUS praised his legacy online.Obama also saw another accomplishment when he was named the 12th best president among historians. For the first time, Obama was eligible for the CSPAN-headed survey which asks 91 historians to rate the previous 43 presidents across ten categories. The categories include, “Public Persuasion,” “Crisis Leadership,” “Economic Management,” “Moral Authority,” “International Relations,” “Administrative Skills,” “Relations with Congress,” “Vision-Setting An Agenda,” “Pursued Equal Justice for All,” and “Performance Within the Context of His Times.” Bill Clinton landed at 15, George Bush at 20, the late John F. Kennedy at 8 and Abraham Lincon at number 1. People also took to the streets for “Not My President’s Day,” a rally featuring those against President Donald Trump. CNN reports demonstrations took place in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles to continue the “momentum” of the historic Women’s March in January. 17thsoulja BlackIG17th presidentsday

Another opportunity to shed light and love on former President BarackObama happened Monday (Feb. 19) when Morehouse College helped led a cel...

Alive, Future, and Memes: HH NEWS Jeep Is Bringing A Hellcat-Powered Grand Cherokee To The New York Auto Show Via @carthrottlenews - It looks like Jeep is joining sister company Dodge in raising the SUV power stakes this year. With the Challenger SRT Demon currently being teased to death with weekly titbits from Dodge HQ, news has emerged that Jeep has borrowed the Hellcat’s engine for its biggest SUV. - We’d imagine that the maximum 707bhp and 650lb ft would be adequate even for a car that weighs more than the whole of the British Isles put together, although it’s not yet known whether the unit will be detuned for Jeep. As for the name, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, which owns Jeep and Dodge, has trademarked ‘Trackhawk’. - Since Jeep already uses Trailhawk and Desert Hawk in its SUVs, Trackhawk would fit right alongside the range as it stands. - The previous hot Jeep Grand Cherokee that we’ve pictured here has gone with the SRT badge and a measly 461bhp, so using the Hellcat engine at all is a hell of a step up. Nonetheless, we expect a drop to around 650bhp to maintain the Challenger’s prestige. - Motor Authority is claiming to have been told about the project by a company insider, while Jeep’s official response was this: “We can’t comment or speculate on future product. Please stay tuned.” Which basically means it is future product but we’re going to have to wait until the New York Motor Show in April, or just before, to find out more. It does at least mean that the great American V8 dream is alive and kicking.
Alive, Future, and Memes: HH NEWS
 Jeep Is Bringing A Hellcat-Powered Grand
 Cherokee To The New York Auto Show
Via @carthrottlenews - It looks like Jeep is joining sister company Dodge in raising the SUV power stakes this year. With the Challenger SRT Demon currently being teased to death with weekly titbits from Dodge HQ, news has emerged that Jeep has borrowed the Hellcat’s engine for its biggest SUV. - We’d imagine that the maximum 707bhp and 650lb ft would be adequate even for a car that weighs more than the whole of the British Isles put together, although it’s not yet known whether the unit will be detuned for Jeep. As for the name, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, which owns Jeep and Dodge, has trademarked ‘Trackhawk’. - Since Jeep already uses Trailhawk and Desert Hawk in its SUVs, Trackhawk would fit right alongside the range as it stands. - The previous hot Jeep Grand Cherokee that we’ve pictured here has gone with the SRT badge and a measly 461bhp, so using the Hellcat engine at all is a hell of a step up. Nonetheless, we expect a drop to around 650bhp to maintain the Challenger’s prestige. - Motor Authority is claiming to have been told about the project by a company insider, while Jeep’s official response was this: “We can’t comment or speculate on future product. Please stay tuned.” Which basically means it is future product but we’re going to have to wait until the New York Motor Show in April, or just before, to find out more. It does at least mean that the great American V8 dream is alive and kicking.

Via @carthrottlenews - It looks like Jeep is joining sister company Dodge in raising the SUV power stakes this year. With the Challenger SRT...

Memes, New York, and American: Trump is the president of the United States and has NO IDEA who the congressional black caucus is. Let that be a lesson to you ANY black person that meets with him is a sellout and is looking for a hand out financially. C 17th soulja4 Trump is the MOST effective thing I've EVER witnessed at exposing white supremacists in black face 🌚 17thsoulja BlackIG17th The Congressional Black Caucus is an organization representing the black members of the United States Congress. While race is not an explicit prerequisite for membership, all of its members have been African-American. Its chair is Representative Cedric Richmond of Louisiana.A predecessor to the caucus was founded in January 1969 as a "Democratic Select Committee" by a group of black members of the House of Representatives, including Shirley Chisholm of New York, Louis Stokes of Ohio and William L. Clay of Missouri. Black representatives had begun to enter the House in increasing numbers during the 1960s, and they had a desire for a formal organization.The first chairman, Charles Diggs, served from 1969 to 1971. All the members of the caucus landed on the master list of Nixon political opponents. Nixon refused to meet with the newly formed group, and so the group chose to boycott his 1971 State of the Union, leading to their first joint political victory and press coverage.
Memes, New York, and American: Trump is the president of the United States
 and has NO IDEA who the congressional
 black caucus is. Let that be a lesson to you
 ANY black person that meets with him is a
 sellout and is looking for a hand out
 financially.
 C 17th soulja4
Trump is the MOST effective thing I've EVER witnessed at exposing white supremacists in black face 🌚 17thsoulja BlackIG17th The Congressional Black Caucus is an organization representing the black members of the United States Congress. While race is not an explicit prerequisite for membership, all of its members have been African-American. Its chair is Representative Cedric Richmond of Louisiana.A predecessor to the caucus was founded in January 1969 as a "Democratic Select Committee" by a group of black members of the House of Representatives, including Shirley Chisholm of New York, Louis Stokes of Ohio and William L. Clay of Missouri. Black representatives had begun to enter the House in increasing numbers during the 1960s, and they had a desire for a formal organization.The first chairman, Charles Diggs, served from 1969 to 1971. All the members of the caucus landed on the master list of Nixon political opponents. Nixon refused to meet with the newly formed group, and so the group chose to boycott his 1971 State of the Union, leading to their first joint political victory and press coverage.

Trump is the MOST effective thing I've EVER witnessed at exposing white supremacists in black face 🌚 17thsoulja BlackIG17th The Congressiona...

Apparently, Espn, and Family: Charles Oakley Ban Lifted, Oakley Wants Apology From Dolan @balleralert Charles Oakley Ban Lifted, Oakley Wants Apology From Dolan - blogged by: @eleven8 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just like that, CharlesOakley is once again allowed within the walls of MadisonSquareGarden. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ JamesDolan banned Oakley from MSG following an altercation during last Wednesday’s Knicks game. MichaelJordan and NBA commissioner AdamSilver met with Dolan Monday in an attempt to intervene in what Silver calls a “disheartening” situation. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “It is beyond disheartening to see situations involving members of the NBA family like the one that occurred at Madison Square Garden this past week,” Silver said in a statement. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to Silver, both parties appear to be apologetic and it appeared as if things could be ironed out in the near feature. Apparently, everything seems to be okay, because the Knicks legend is now allowed to return to the Garden as Dolan’s guest. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Oakley, though happy with the outcome, isn’t ready to return just yet. He tells The Dan Le Batard Show that right now he is “hurt,” and that he’s already told Silver he won’t return yet. In the meantime, Oakley is asking for an apology, not just for him, but for the fans of New York. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “It’s not about being at the Garden,” Oakley told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. “It’s about the fans. I want them to apologize to the fans. I told the commissioner I want them to apologize to the fans.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He tells the Dan Le Batard Show, “I have never asked for nothing. I love the fans in New York. They’ve been supportive. One of the things I told the commissioner, I want to have a press conference and I want him to apologize to me and the fans. They’ve had my back and they’ve felt the pain. I really appreciate the people all around who’ve had my back.”
Apparently, Espn, and Family: Charles Oakley Ban Lifted, Oakley
 Wants Apology From Dolan
 @balleralert
Charles Oakley Ban Lifted, Oakley Wants Apology From Dolan - blogged by: @eleven8 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just like that, CharlesOakley is once again allowed within the walls of MadisonSquareGarden. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ JamesDolan banned Oakley from MSG following an altercation during last Wednesday’s Knicks game. MichaelJordan and NBA commissioner AdamSilver met with Dolan Monday in an attempt to intervene in what Silver calls a “disheartening” situation. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “It is beyond disheartening to see situations involving members of the NBA family like the one that occurred at Madison Square Garden this past week,” Silver said in a statement. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to Silver, both parties appear to be apologetic and it appeared as if things could be ironed out in the near feature. Apparently, everything seems to be okay, because the Knicks legend is now allowed to return to the Garden as Dolan’s guest. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Oakley, though happy with the outcome, isn’t ready to return just yet. He tells The Dan Le Batard Show that right now he is “hurt,” and that he’s already told Silver he won’t return yet. In the meantime, Oakley is asking for an apology, not just for him, but for the fans of New York. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “It’s not about being at the Garden,” Oakley told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. “It’s about the fans. I want them to apologize to the fans. I told the commissioner I want them to apologize to the fans.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He tells the Dan Le Batard Show, “I have never asked for nothing. I love the fans in New York. They’ve been supportive. One of the things I told the commissioner, I want to have a press conference and I want him to apologize to me and the fans. They’ve had my back and they’ve felt the pain. I really appreciate the people all around who’ve had my back.”

Charles Oakley Ban Lifted, Oakley Wants Apology From Dolan - blogged by: @eleven8 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just like that, CharlesOakley is once ...

Being Alone, Children, and Crime: THE "CRIME" OF CELIA Celia was a slave who killed her master while resisting a sexual assault. Missouri state law deemed "any woman" in such circumstances to be acting in self- defense. But, the Court ruled that Celia was not a Woman. State of Missouri v. Celia, a Slave: 1855 Defendant: Celia, a Slave Charge: Murder Chief Defense Lawyers: Isaac M. Boulware, John Jameson, and Nathan Chapman Kouns Chief Prosecutor: Robert Prewitt Judge: William Hall Place: Calloway County, Missouri Dates of Trial: October 9-10, 1855 Verdict: Guilty Sentence: Hanging SIGNIFICANCE: This case graphically illustrates that enslaved women had no legal recourse when raped by their masters.Although the second article of Section 29 of the Missouri statutes of 1845 forbade anyone "to take any woman unlawfully against her will and by force, menace or duress, compel her to be defiled," Judge William Hall refused to instruct the jury that the enslaved Celia fell within the meaning of "any woman"—giving the jury no latitude to consider Celia's murder of her sexually abusive master a justifiable act of self-defense. In 1850, the recently widowed Robert Newsom purchased the 14-year-old Celia, ostensibly to help his daughters with the housework. En route from Audrain County, the site of the transaction, to his own home in neighboring Calloway County, Missouri, Newsom raped the young girl.Back at his farm, Newsom ensconced her in a small cabin 150 feet from his home. Between 1850 and 1855, Celia bore two of Newsom's children, both of whom became her master's property.She also began a relationship with a fellow slave named George.When she became pregnant in 1855, she was unsure which of the men was the father. At that point,George told Celia that "he would have nothing more to do with her if she did not quit the old man." Celia first asked Newsom's daughters to intercede.She told Mary (19 years old, as was Celia in 1855) and Virginia (36 and returned to her father's home with her own three children) that her pregnancy was making her feel unwell and that she wished Robert Newsom to respect her condition and leave her alone.That afternoon, Celia brought a heavy stick, "about as large as the upper part of a Windsor chair, but not so long," into her cabin.When Newsom arrived and refused to back off,she killed him with two blows to the head. Source:Brownmiller,Susan. Against Our Will.Men, women,& Rape.New York: Simon & Schuster,1975.
Being Alone, Children, and Crime: THE "CRIME" OF CELIA
 Celia was a slave who
 killed her master while
 resisting a sexual
 assault.
 Missouri state law
 deemed "any woman"
 in such circumstances
 to be acting in self-
 defense.
 But, the Court ruled
 that Celia was not a
 Woman.
State of Missouri v. Celia, a Slave: 1855 Defendant: Celia, a Slave Charge: Murder Chief Defense Lawyers: Isaac M. Boulware, John Jameson, and Nathan Chapman Kouns Chief Prosecutor: Robert Prewitt Judge: William Hall Place: Calloway County, Missouri Dates of Trial: October 9-10, 1855 Verdict: Guilty Sentence: Hanging SIGNIFICANCE: This case graphically illustrates that enslaved women had no legal recourse when raped by their masters.Although the second article of Section 29 of the Missouri statutes of 1845 forbade anyone "to take any woman unlawfully against her will and by force, menace or duress, compel her to be defiled," Judge William Hall refused to instruct the jury that the enslaved Celia fell within the meaning of "any woman"—giving the jury no latitude to consider Celia's murder of her sexually abusive master a justifiable act of self-defense. In 1850, the recently widowed Robert Newsom purchased the 14-year-old Celia, ostensibly to help his daughters with the housework. En route from Audrain County, the site of the transaction, to his own home in neighboring Calloway County, Missouri, Newsom raped the young girl.Back at his farm, Newsom ensconced her in a small cabin 150 feet from his home. Between 1850 and 1855, Celia bore two of Newsom's children, both of whom became her master's property.She also began a relationship with a fellow slave named George.When she became pregnant in 1855, she was unsure which of the men was the father. At that point,George told Celia that "he would have nothing more to do with her if she did not quit the old man." Celia first asked Newsom's daughters to intercede.She told Mary (19 years old, as was Celia in 1855) and Virginia (36 and returned to her father's home with her own three children) that her pregnancy was making her feel unwell and that she wished Robert Newsom to respect her condition and leave her alone.That afternoon, Celia brought a heavy stick, "about as large as the upper part of a Windsor chair, but not so long," into her cabin.When Newsom arrived and refused to back off,she killed him with two blows to the head. Source:Brownmiller,Susan. Against Our Will.Men, women,& Rape.New York: Simon & Schuster,1975.

State of Missouri v. Celia, a Slave: 1855 Defendant: Celia, a Slave Charge: Murder Chief Defense Lawyers: Isaac M. Boulware, John Jameson, a...