2013-06-26 • HBCU's Need Contributions
Seventies: good afternoon alt.
alt: what's up Seventies ?
Seventies: Oh not much. Just sitting here eating lunch. I enjoyed your post on facebook about your father's family. Nice map
alt: what "we" having?
Seventies: Rotisserie chicken, green beans with potatoes and lemonade.
alt: thanks...I enjoyed sharing it lunch sounds good
daviss: hello alt and Seventies! How are the
alt: 'sup daviss?
daviss: I hope I am here lol
alt: you're here LOL
daviss: ah ha!
Seventies: hi daviss
daviss: How's it going you two?
Seventies: pretty fair..
alt: watching tennis on the patio and enjoying the breeze.
Seventies: nice... its great outside, hot as hades inside.. AC still broken.
alt: that's at work Seventies ?
Seventies: yes. On Monday it hit 95 inside the office.
daviss: wow but cool lol
alt: looks like 'we' have some tough times ahead with the recent decision by the Supreme Court.
Seventies: Maybe we can now get up and stop making excuses. We need lawyers who are working on our behalf and we need feet in the street and in the ballot boxes.
alt: its the turn of you young folks ..I did my thing in the 60's..... but I still remain vigilant.
daviss: They are right now organizing the march for the 14th Aug
Seventies: You never give the enemy your plans of attack..
daviss: plus there are numerous petitions out there now
Seventies: Again, never give the enemy your plan of attack. This is an outright war against our people.
alt: isn't that the anniversary of the '63 March on Washington?
daviss: listen Seventies they still have uncle co***ons in our ranks even when we met in secret yes alt it is
Seventies: Let me tell you, when you request permits you know the government takes your name gives you a ticket and makes you come to court. Its all legal. I've seen it happen here 3 times. Since when did protesting become a criminal offense.
alt: when they call it disturbing the peace..... civil disobedience was a crime
Seventies: exactly. criminalizing our rights to gather in public. But then again, they've been doing that to black people all along. We should expect it.
alt: and you do it anyway... giving up some of your 'comfort zone'.
daviss: thats right...
Seventies: What comfort? Most of us are working poor anyway.
alt: you just don't know Seventies
Seventies: alt, at least you have retirement and SSN I'm under FERS and they are just killing my paycheck! All of my taxes went up and my medical expenses as well, but my benefits went down. huh??
alt: I agree there Seventies, gov't employees had it stuck to them when the Retirement system was stopped Civil Service Retirement System
Seventies: Haven't had a COLA raise in 3 years, now we are being furloughed. There is no FY 2014 budget. The gov't is making colleges extremely expensive, the college loans are d@mn near impossible to get... Shoot, its hard as heck out here!
alt: been there done that Seventies ......
Seventies: I suspect I'll be furloughed again come October. Hi Selma.
alt: I hate to pull that 'worse than you' game, but.........
daviss: The more the reason to get out there seventies and fight for those things. Its hard as heck but it wont change unless we do that
Selma: Good Wednesday afternoon alt, daviss, and seventies
alt: hello Selma
daviss: hey Selma
Seventies: Remember when the people came out and protested the congress and the senior protestors spit on John Lewis?? So I expect to see you all out there too.
daviss: durn it Yes I remember Seventies,
Selma: The seniors I saw were screaming "get the government out of health care"..I was screaming you idiots..Medicare is the government
daviss: I also remember those who marched across the Pettis
alt: we all have to 'do' what we can, when and where we can.
daviss: right Selma Even if you cant get out there and march, pick up the phone and make those calls
AYWalton: Good afternoon, all.
Selma: Well, well, lookey who is here..Afternoon AY
daviss: hello AYWalton
AYWalton: Howdy alt, daviss, Mizz Selma, Soulchile! I hope everyone is doing well today.
Selma: Hot and humid here AY
AYWalton: same here. Sinuses really feeling it for sure!
alt: Hello AYWalton
daviss: well but ticked off from yesterdays ruling, happy to be on this side of the dirt
AYWalton: wassup daviss? I saw your Mariah moment on FB!
AYWalton: I know that is a true mess And sadly our Uncle T on the Supreme Court went and sold his folks down the river and made sure they were thrown under the bus first! Geesh!
alt: Selma... heck of a match between Sharapova & this other girl
Selma: You ain't kidding alt..Mom is watching and she is giving me updates They are both screamers alt..
alt: for sure LOL
daviss: Yes he did and then he put turned on the hose while they were under the bus AYWalton
alt: she got her!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Selma: Wow..Sharapova lost..
daviss: strike put
AYWalton: true, daviss! and that ruling was put in motion when Daddy Bush nominated him to the Bench! How horrible! most folks don't realize the long lasting effect when someone is elected---their nominations to the Supreme Court are the most important things that they do. And Daddy Bush did this! And baby bush did his own harm, too.
Selma: He felt demeaned by Affirmative Action..heck he is serving on a court with 3 woman who got into Law School with that..they obviously don't feel demeaned
AYWalton: I sure hope that Obama can turn the tide a bit more. Maybe there will be another opening in the next three years.
Seventies: Hi AYWalton. nice to see you!
daviss: from what I understand he used it also
AYWalton: I think so, daviss. likewise Seventies.
daviss: heck his A could have picked cotton and worked his way through school like my Uncle Prof did if he felt that demeaned
Selma: Can you imagine the hysteria if he gets to nominate another justice.. Folks are already foaming at the mouth
daviss: and while he was being demeaned he could have fell in love with a black woman instead of using her They will try their best to put whoever it would be through the wringer ok off my soapbox
Seventies: I thought I'd be able to chit chat with you all to day, but getting interrupted...
daviss: well seventies at least you are here
Selma: Got my AAHGS newsletter yesterday..with conference schedule. The are having sessions on Sunday morning
AYWalton: I saw that! but they did not tell the speakers! and folks have their tickets.
Selma: Oh, oh not a good idea
Seventies: Work is releasing us early because of this A/C situation.
AYWalton: to leave on Sunday! they will have to make adjustments to that!
Selma: Saw Drusilla's name on Sunday
AYWalton: plus even the audience will have to make adjustments.
Selma: Glad I hadn't done anything yet..
AYWalton: but most will probably ignore it and still leave on Sunday.
Selma: Gonna make hotel reservations today
AYWalton: they have to think about that one fast.
Seventies: Where is the AAGHS conference this year?
Selma: Tennessee Nashville..
alt: don't give Roberts, Scalia , Aliota (sp) & the others a free pass
Seventies: Nice. You will enjoy the shopping, theaters and such.
Selma: Where seventies?
AYWalton: Nashville is a good city.
Seventies: In Nashville, TN
Selma: I lived in Clarksville for 3 years..my husband was stationed at Fort Campbell He has family who still live in Nashville..plan to visit
alt: In my day I used to love me some Tenn State & Fisk in Nashville.
Seventies: Oh and don't forget Meharry medical :}
AYWalton: Meharry is right across the street from Fisk. Jubilee Hall still stands. And homes of so many writers from the Harlem Renaissance. Right there on the campus.
alt: I was checking out 'chicks' didn't do too much at Meharry.
Seventies: lol alt
daviss: lol alt
Selma: daviss..weren't you looking for somebody who went to Meharry?
AYWalton: you are a mess, alt! Greetings, vkn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
vkn: Howdy to each and all
daviss: My Great grandfather Selma, found him in the yearbook
Selma: Bet alt was a "smooth talker" in his day Afternoon vkn
vkn: back atcha AYW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
daviss: I would love to know if they had a picture
AYWalton: what year was that, daviss? I think some of the yearbooks are online somewhere! Fisk has such a rich history!
alt: I wasn't smooth Selma... too 'country' LOL
Selma: I remember who folks are researching..and not what I am suppose to do today
AYWalton: VKN aren't you a Fisk alumna?
daviss: Yes they are AYWalton, I posted link on the Forum here several yrs ago
alt: hello vkn
AYWalton: I thought so.
vkn: AYW Sadonya was here last night and was not aware of MAGGI
daviss: What!!! Hmmm
vkn: AYW old Gold and Blue here "ever on the altar" lol
Seventies: Hold on, I know alt was a pretty boy back in his younger days.. lol hi vkn
vkn: and 2 u seventies
alt: felt it too Seventies ......ouch LOL
AYWalton: VKN do you know if there are records from the days when they had the preparatory school? Most HBCUs had prep schools back in the day. I have always wondered if such school records have ever been researched. ever on the altar, huh vkn? I love it
Seventies: Would those records have been archived with the regular school records after a while, AYWalton?
vkn: All Fisk records are intact AYW
AYWalton: That is quite interesting, to know. Have they ever been researched? Seems like they could be an interesting resource for genealogists.
vkn: and at Talladega all records are intact including what classes were taken by each student
Seventies: Indeed AYWalton
AYWalton: Some of the HBCUs should consider having them once again. They would not have to be boarding schools, but simply competitive day schools. Many Jesuit universities have prep schools.
Seventies: If I'm not mistaken, TSU has a 'charter school' all the way up through high school.
AYWalton: Boston College still has BC High School. Georgetown has Georgetown Prep, and St. Louis University still have St. Louis Univ. High School. I think it is a good concept.
Selma: So many of these HBCU's are in financial straits.. Think St. Paul's here in Lawrenceville VA is closing
Seventies: Selma and the sad part is that there is no need for them to be.
vkn: soo many as in MOST Selma
AYWalton: sad, but true.
vkn: Seventies students do not pay loans and endowments are almost non existent
Seventies: Getting off early... gotta go! Love yous guys! See you later!
vkn: grads do not contribute
AYWalton: so sad about that. And places like Meharry should be rolling---I mean their alumni are doctors and dentists!! They HAVE money!! Nobody is asking them to turn in their salaries, but seriously most do not contribute. so sad.
alt: so true vkn... alumni contributions to HBCU's are drastically "low"
vkn: Well the point is that it is the numbers not the dollars that count %s and alumns are offended if you ask for donations
AYWalton: good point. Going to run, folks, I am prepping for MAAGI and working on syllabus materials. Have a great day!
vkn: good luck
alt: me too... I'm outa here
daviss: Is Sadonya going to sign up to go vkn To MAGGI not too late
vkn: she only heard of it last night daviss
daviss: I see
Selma: It has been posted on the Forum's vkn
daviss: lol thats what I was just going to say and more than once
vkn: and she sits the new grand and is unemployed
daviss: ok understood
Selma: Ok..well she has lots of distractions..called LIFE
daviss: I see they struck down DOMA today
vkn: deannie is ready to roll to maggi
daviss: yep deannie has it all down pat
vkn: deannie is ready to roll to maggi
Selma: She seems to be very Organized..unlike some of us.. LOL Well let me take my unorganized self and get a nap
vkn: me too
daviss: ok Selma have a good day U2 vkn
Selma: Have a great day folks..bye
vkn: okies u 2