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I was born in North Carolina. I plan to die in North Carolina. But, I have traveled, a lot.

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American Reckoning - A PBS NewsHour Special Report

American Reckoning – A PBS NewsHour Special Report

https://www.pbs.org/video/american-reckoning-a-pbs-newshour-special-report-vbxybj/

Special | 56m 46s

Following the aftermath of the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, “American Reckoning – A PBS NewsHour Special Report” looks at the economic and racial history that led to a political divide between Americans, the impact of President Donald Trump’s rhetoric throughout his presidency and the next steps for the nation to heal from the recent attack on American democracy.

Aired: 01/15/21

Rating: NR



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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sun Jan 17, 2021, 05:57 AM (1 replies)

Recent Book, Wilmington's Lie

AUTHOR INTERVIEWS
'Wilmington's Lie' Author Traces The Rise Of White Supremacy In A Southern City
January 13, 20201:25 PM ET
Heard on Fresh Air
DAVE DAVIES



Pod Cast and transcript

https://www.npr.org/2020/01/13/795892582/wilmington-s-lie-author-traces-the-rise-of-white-supremacy-in-a-southern-city

Journalist David Zucchino says Wilmington, N.C., was once a mixed-race community with a thriving black middle class. Then, in 1898, white supremacists staged a murderous coup that changed everything.

Wilmington's Lie
The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy

by David Zucchino

Hardcover, 426 pages

From the transcript

This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. The American South in the post-Reconstruction era was a land of broken promises and brutal oppression for African Americans, as white leaders stripped former slaves of many of the civil and voting rights they'd won after the Civil War. But in the 1890s, the port city of Wilmington, N.C., was an exception. It had a thriving black middle class, a large black electorate and a local government that included black aldermen, police officers and magistrates.

That ended in 1898 with a bloody campaign of violence and intimidation by white supremacists, which our guest journalist David Zucchino calls America's first and only armed overthrow of a legally elected government. Zucchino chronicles the events in a new book called "Wilmington's Lie: The Murderous Coup Of 1898 And The Rise Of White Supremacy." David Zucchino is a contributing writer for The New York Times. He's covered war and civil conflicts in more than three dozen countries and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his reporting from apartheid South Africa. He spoke with FRESH AIR's Dave Davies.

DAVE DAVIES, BYLINE: Well, David Zucchino, welcome to FRESH AIR. This is an amazing story. And it's set in Wilmington, N.C., in the 1890s. It's a coastal city, then the largest city in North Carolina - right? - and remarkable for the status that African Americans held at that city at a, you know - which was a city in the Deep South. Give us a sense of where black citizens stood in Wilmington then.

DAVID ZUCCHINO: Wilmington was really an outlier. It was really a unique city in the South at that time. It was - first of all, it was a majority black city, and it was probably one of the very, very few major cities in the South that had a black majority. It was 56% black. There was a multiracial government at the time, where blacks served in positions of power, and that was extremely rare in the South at that time. There were three black aldermen. There were 10 black policemen. There were black magistrates. There was a daily black newspaper, which was very unusual in the South. There weren't that many because the white media really dominated.


More at the link.
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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sat Jan 16, 2021, 11:02 PM (1 replies)

The Inarguration Playlist

Joe Biden, Kamala Harris drop inauguration playlist with songs from Beyoncé, Dua Lipa, more
CHARLES TREPANY | USA TODAY | 5:23 pm EST January 15, 2021

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are ringing in their administration with some empowering music. Ahead of Inauguration Day on Jan. 20, the president-elect and vice president-elect have released a 46-song playlist in honor of their upcoming administration.

The collection features a wide-range of songs, including modern anthems like Beyoncé's "Find Your Way Back" and Dua Lipa's "Levitating," as well as classic tunes like The Doobie Brothers' "What a Fool Believes" and Led Zeppelin's "Fool in the Rain."

The playlist is available now on SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/theraedio/raedio-presents-biden-harris-2021-inauguration-playlist

Spotify
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2xvItYBGEkuvFTDASiAO5P

and Apple Music
https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/pl.7132431700f346008f1245b2d56a2cd3


According to a tweet on Friday from the Biden Inaugural Committee, the list of songs was curated by DJ D-Nice and Issa Rae's music company Raedio.

"As this wonderous transition of power ensues, we strongly hold the joy of these select songs to be self-evident," reads the playlist's description on Spotify.

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2xvItYBGEkuvFTDASiAO5P

More at the link.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/music/2021/01/15/joe-biden-kamala-harris-drop-46-song-inauguration-playlist/4180658001/

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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sat Jan 16, 2021, 07:28 PM (4 replies)

Bittersweet, Big Head Todd and the Monsters



Love the sweet solo that starts at about 3:25.



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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sat Jan 16, 2021, 03:18 AM (3 replies)

For reference and those who don't follow Twitter

https://twitter.com/ForwardCarolina/status/1349383001440997377

This is your regular reminder that the Republican majority running the #NCGA looks nothing like most of North Carolina. It's 86% old white guys. #ncpol https://t.co/OHBPUn3adC



The account:

https://twitter.com/ForwardCarolina?s=09

The Website:

The Long Leaf Pine Slate

The Long Leaf Pine Slate raised funds for strong Democratic candidates challenging vulnerable GOP-held seats in the North Carolina General Assembly.

Thank you for supporting the Long Leaf Pine Slate in 2020. Check back soon for updates.

http://longleafpineslate.org/

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Fri Jan 15, 2021, 05:22 PM (0 replies)

National Anthem, Lady Gaga

https://twitter.com/lavenderbIondes/status/1349678506599460864

...here’s to just remind people how powerful gaga singing the national anthem at joes inauguration is going to be! @ladygaga @JoeBiden

https://t.co/qYEPA8jthV



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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Fri Jan 15, 2021, 01:00 AM (1 replies)

Speaker Pelosi and Challenge Coins

Pelosi just went outside and thanked the troops protecting the Capitol, and game them all her challenge coin: https://t.co/VbOhyFxcVj

https://twitter.com/frankthorp/status/1349396857760444418

https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/coin-check/

Coin Check

The United States Military is not known for being touchy-
ely. There’s not much hugging or head-patting, and superiors don’t always have the authority to offer a serviceman a raise or promotion.

When a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard wants to show appreciation, love, sympathy, or professional connection, they can use challenge coins.

Challenge coins are not currency. Different branches of the military have different uses and customs for them, but when they’re being given or exchanged, the coins serve as literal tokens of gratitude. They can symbolize everything from a nod of appreciation to a deep personal connection.

Challenge coins don’t exactly look like regular coins. First of all, they’re usually pretty large– about two inches in diameter– and they can be in any shape and color imaginable. They can look like a ninja star, or a crown, or a ship, and be covered in glitter or glow-in-the-dark paint. Some have centers that can spin or have a built in bottle opener.

Within the military, coins are exchanged with a traditional handshake. The coin-giver places the coin in their palm and reached out to shake the hand of the coin-recipient. Then, hand grasped, they turn their handshake over so that the coin falls from one palm to the other.



President Obama gives Challenge Coin to fallen veteran’s sister:



Much more at the link...
https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/coin-check/

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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:01 PM (15 replies)

N.C. House Dems Survey

Friend,

The past week has been monumental. But while we have all continued to watch what is happening in DC and across our country, we are excited to share a bright spot here in NC. Today, legislators from across our state are being sworn in to continue the important work of moving our state forward.

Despite the recent events, our NC House Dems are more committed than ever to representing all North Carolinians. Which is why we are asking for your input as we look forward to our upcoming session.

We want to hear from you on the issues that are most important to you, your families, and communities.

We know the best way to move forward is together and are thankful to have you standing with us during these unprecedented times.

Join us in filling out our 2022 NC Priorities Survey.

In service,

NC House Dems

Google Docs Link:

https://act.myngp.com/el/IO4HNCgKoaig7WRbkSMwqYWHQcXWIV0bSN3ynHDn--Y=/K7ue06pWeluZXZ2q27PwM6rhsoNEvuLIJA_JLq7isNE=


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I hope everyone's safe and well. Stay encouraged.
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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Wed Jan 13, 2021, 09:16 PM (0 replies)

Nancy Pelosi, Finding Your Roots airs tonight, PBS


https://www.pbs.org/weta/finding-your-roots/


Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, news anchor Norah O’Donnell and fashion designer Zac Posen explore their immigrant roots, retracing the journeys of their ancestors who arrived in the United States with little more than a dream--and revealing why that dream is still so inspiring today.

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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Tue Jan 12, 2021, 07:36 PM (0 replies)

Nancy Pelosi, Finding Your Roots airs tonight, PBS

https://www.pbs.org/weta/finding-your-roots/

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, news anchor Norah O’Donnell and fashion designer Zac Posen explore their immigrant roots, retracing the journeys of their ancestors who arrived in the United States with little more than a dream--and revealing why that dream is still so inspiring today.

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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Tue Jan 12, 2021, 07:33 PM (0 replies)
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