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Dude, Fire, and Homeless: BBQ not n ORGY 61 Sth annual 4th of July B8Q June 30th from until?Why do 90% of u think this is an orgy? t's not it's open to all Is it because I'm on this app? I try to invite all types of people men women, gay, bi strB, trans doesnt matter to Height Weight Ethnicity Body Type Stcky Gender 6'0 240 lbs White Q not n ORGY 61 Man BBQ not n ORGY 7 miles away Sun, Jun 17 Hey 2:47 PM Today I'm having my annual BBQ June 30th from 1pm until? slow cook pig, chicken wings, hamburgers, fish and vegetarian meals. No cost just bring your own booze. Sodas, tea, water is provided. Please feel free to bring ur wife, partner or just a date. This party is open to men, women, families. Gay, str8, bi, and the unknown 3:48 PM Say something This is the most bizarre yet pure thing I've ever encountered on grindr Are you going? these guys went and said it was wholesome and fun and look what he said Bowman also seid he puts on the event because he's a recovering alcoholic, "and it's just kind of like my way of giving back As an alcoholic, I haven't spoken to or seen my kids since 2004. I havent talked to my mother since '99, he sald. There's things that go on in life that you make choices about, and I chose wrongy. I chose the drink 've been sober for 8 and a half years now, and I just kind of feel the need, instead of being the asshole that I was, to be a softer, kinder, gentier, let's-get-together kinda guy Bowman, who is bisexual, said his barbecue is "not just for the gays advertised for the LGBT across the board, and then instead of putting the plus, I put the unknown, which got a lot of people's attention, he said. They were saying, the unknown what a cool way to say if you havent decided yer Surprisingly, even though the event went viral, Bowman said this year's barbecue was the smallest he'd had in the five years he's put it on. Setzer and his friend were the only guests who he hadn't known in advance, he said. But everyone had a blast, and that was the goal said Bowman. And the fire department really enjoyed it because they got a free meal on Sunday, and the homeless shelter, they enjoyed it because they got meals too Tm a people-person, and I enjoy people, so what beter way than to have strangers over and invite people and just have fun?" he said. "t probably sounds really weird, but you can get away with it in North Carolina Setzer said Bowman was "an absolute sweetheart and a really genuine guy," and he's so glad he went to the barbecue. orgy?utm-term-.ur270Klpv#yfXpzGdkZ Source:identifica 255,781 notes <p>A 61-year old bi dude used Grindr to organize a &ldquo;BBQ not n orgy&rdquo; via /r/wholesomememes <a href="https://ift.tt/2LTjcAl">https://ift.tt/2LTjcAl</a></p>
Dude, Fire, and Homeless: BBQ not n ORGY 61
 Sth annual 4th of July B8Q June 30th from
 until?Why do 90% of u think this is an orgy?
 t's not it's open to all Is it because I'm on this
 app? I try to invite all types of people men
 women, gay, bi strB, trans doesnt matter to
 Height
 Weight
 Ethnicity
 Body Type Stcky
 Gender
 6'0
 240 lbs
 White
 Q not n ORGY 61
 Man
 BBQ not n ORGY
 7 miles away
 Sun, Jun 17
 Hey
 2:47 PM
 Today
 I'm having my annual BBQ June 30th
 from 1pm until? slow cook pig,
 chicken wings, hamburgers, fish and
 vegetarian meals. No cost just bring
 your own booze. Sodas, tea, water is
 provided. Please feel free to bring ur
 wife, partner or just a date. This
 party is open to men, women,
 families. Gay, str8, bi, and the
 unknown
 3:48 PM
 Say something
 This is the most bizarre yet pure thing I've ever encountered on grindr
 Are you going?
 these guys went and said it was wholesome and fun
 and look what he said
 Bowman also seid he puts on the event because he's a recovering alcoholic, "and it's just kind of
 like my way of giving back
 As an alcoholic, I haven't spoken to or seen my kids since 2004. I havent talked to my mother
 since '99, he sald. There's things that go on in life that you make choices about, and I chose
 wrongy. I chose the drink
 've been sober for 8 and a half years now, and I just kind of feel the need, instead of being the
 asshole that I was, to be a softer, kinder, gentier, let's-get-together kinda guy
 Bowman, who is bisexual, said his barbecue is "not just for the gays
 advertised for the LGBT across the board, and then instead of putting the plus, I put the
 unknown, which got a lot of people's attention, he said. They were saying, the unknown what a
 cool way to say if you havent decided yer
 Surprisingly, even though the event went viral, Bowman said this year's barbecue was the smallest
 he'd had in the five years he's put it on. Setzer and his friend were the only guests who he hadn't
 known in advance, he said.
 But everyone had a blast, and that was the goal said Bowman. And the fire department really
 enjoyed it because they got a free meal on Sunday, and the homeless shelter, they enjoyed it
 because they got meals too
 Tm a people-person, and I enjoy people, so what beter way than to have strangers over and invite
 people and just have fun?" he said. "t probably sounds really weird, but you can get away with it in
 North Carolina
 Setzer said Bowman was "an absolute sweetheart and a really
 genuine guy," and he's so glad he went to the barbecue.
 orgy?utm-term-.ur270Klpv#yfXpzGdkZ
 Source:identifica
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Children, Community, and Queen Latifah: Queen Latifah to Star in Forthcoming Drama Film 'Hope's Wish' @balleralert Queen Latifah to Star in Forthcoming Drama Film ‘Hope’s Wish’ - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ QueenLatifah is headed back to the big screen. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The 47-year-old is set to star in the upcoming inspirational film, ‘Hope’s Wish’, Deadline reports. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Based on a true story, the film centers 12-year-old Hope Stout and how she once turned her pain into purpose. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After being diagnosed with a bone cancer, Stout embarks on a mission to fund the wishes of nearly 155 other children. However, along the way, she gains the help of Make-A-Wish Foundation executive Toni Dubois (Latifah) and the Charlotte, North Carolina community. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Written by Diana Ossana (‘Brokeback Mountain’) and said to be directed by Laurie Collyer, ‘Hope’s Wish’ is adapted from Stuart and Shelby Stout’s acclaimed book, “Hope’s Wish: How One Girl’s Dream Made Others Come True.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Alcon Entertainment, Torridon-16:14, and Walden Media will serve as the film’s producers, which officially begins production on April 9th in Charlotte.
Children, Community, and Queen Latifah: Queen Latifah to Star in Forthcoming
 Drama Film 'Hope's Wish'
 @balleralert
Queen Latifah to Star in Forthcoming Drama Film ‘Hope’s Wish’ - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ QueenLatifah is headed back to the big screen. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The 47-year-old is set to star in the upcoming inspirational film, ‘Hope’s Wish’, Deadline reports. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Based on a true story, the film centers 12-year-old Hope Stout and how she once turned her pain into purpose. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After being diagnosed with a bone cancer, Stout embarks on a mission to fund the wishes of nearly 155 other children. However, along the way, she gains the help of Make-A-Wish Foundation executive Toni Dubois (Latifah) and the Charlotte, North Carolina community. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Written by Diana Ossana (‘Brokeback Mountain’) and said to be directed by Laurie Collyer, ‘Hope’s Wish’ is adapted from Stuart and Shelby Stout’s acclaimed book, “Hope’s Wish: How One Girl’s Dream Made Others Come True.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Alcon Entertainment, Torridon-16:14, and Walden Media will serve as the film’s producers, which officially begins production on April 9th in Charlotte.

Queen Latifah to Star in Forthcoming Drama Film ‘Hope’s Wish’ - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ QueenLatifah is headed back to the...

Fake, Family, and Life: Justice Is Served: White Man Gets Life Irn Prison Unarmed Black Man In Fake "Neighborhood Watch" Incident For Murdering @balleralert Justice Is Served: White Man Gets Life In Prison For Murdering Unarmed Black Man In Fake “Neighborhood Watch” Incident - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Back in 2016, a North Carolina man, claiming to be part of “neighborhood watch,” called 911 to warn the operators that he was going to kill the “hoodlums” in his neighborhood. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I’m on neighborhood watch. I am going to have the neighborhood meet these hoodlums out here racing up and down the street,” Chad Copley said to the emergency operator. “It’s 1 in the morning. There’s some devil in them. They have firearms and we’re going to secure our neighborhood. If I was you, I would send PD out here as quickly as possible,” later adding, “I’m going to kill them.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After his conversation with the 911, Copley fired his gun and struck 20-year-old KourenRodneyBernardThomas. He then redialed 911 to explain the incident, claiming one of the boys brandished a gun. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, upon arrival, officials found an unarmed Thomas with a gunshot wound. He was quickly taken to a local hospital, where he was then pronounced dead. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Shortly after the incident, Thomas’ friend explained that their actions were innocent and completely opposite of Copley’s claims. In fact, David Walker said he and Thomas tried to get into a party on Copley’s block, but when they couldn’t get immediate access, they decided to leave. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While Walker’s story was slightly different from Copley’s, the end result was the same-Thomas was shot. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ During the trial, Copley, who the family attorney named ‘George Zimmerman 2.0’, maintained he fired in self-defense against the group of armed men. However, after a cross-examination, Copley admitted that he saw no gun and that there wasn’t even a neighborhood watch. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As a result, Copley was found guilty on first-degree murder charges and sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Fake, Family, and Life: Justice Is Served: White Man Gets Life Irn
 Prison Unarmed Black Man
 In Fake "Neighborhood Watch" Incident
 For Murdering
 @balleralert
Justice Is Served: White Man Gets Life In Prison For Murdering Unarmed Black Man In Fake “Neighborhood Watch” Incident - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Back in 2016, a North Carolina man, claiming to be part of “neighborhood watch,” called 911 to warn the operators that he was going to kill the “hoodlums” in his neighborhood. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I’m on neighborhood watch. I am going to have the neighborhood meet these hoodlums out here racing up and down the street,” Chad Copley said to the emergency operator. “It’s 1 in the morning. There’s some devil in them. They have firearms and we’re going to secure our neighborhood. If I was you, I would send PD out here as quickly as possible,” later adding, “I’m going to kill them.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After his conversation with the 911, Copley fired his gun and struck 20-year-old KourenRodneyBernardThomas. He then redialed 911 to explain the incident, claiming one of the boys brandished a gun. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, upon arrival, officials found an unarmed Thomas with a gunshot wound. He was quickly taken to a local hospital, where he was then pronounced dead. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Shortly after the incident, Thomas’ friend explained that their actions were innocent and completely opposite of Copley’s claims. In fact, David Walker said he and Thomas tried to get into a party on Copley’s block, but when they couldn’t get immediate access, they decided to leave. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While Walker’s story was slightly different from Copley’s, the end result was the same-Thomas was shot. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ During the trial, Copley, who the family attorney named ‘George Zimmerman 2.0’, maintained he fired in self-defense against the group of armed men. However, after a cross-examination, Copley admitted that he saw no gun and that there wasn’t even a neighborhood watch. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As a result, Copley was found guilty on first-degree murder charges and sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Justice Is Served: White Man Gets Life In Prison For Murdering Unarmed Black Man In Fake “Neighborhood Watch” Incident - blogged by @MsJenny...

America, Black History Month, and Chicago: <p>Black history month day 11: Ragtime composer Scott Joplin.</p> <p>Stock Joplin was born just three years after the end of the Civil War in 1868, to a former slave man and freeborn black woman. His father worked as a laborer for the railroad and his mother was a maid. When not working, his father liked to play the violin for plantation parties in North Carolina while his mother sang and played the banjo. Joplin was given a rudimentary musical education by his family and from the age of seven he was allowed to play the piano while his mother cleaned.</p> <p>Joplin was ambitious about learning piano, often practicing after school. He was tutored for a while by German Jew who had emigrated to America. This teacher taught him folk, classical, and opera music, encouraging him to recognize music as an art form. Joplin never forgot the man’s kindness and sent the ill and aging man a gift of money once he had become successful.</p> <p>Jump and did some work as a real way labor but decided to abandon this in pursuit of a musical career. He soon realized that there were not a lot of opportunities for black musicians, churches and brothels being the primary places he could play piano. But he saw some minor success at the Chicago world‘s fair and went on to published several significantly popular ragtime pieces.</p> <p>He composed an opera and move to New York to get it published, unfortunately art music was a field largely closed off the African-Americans. He did not get to see the opera have any success in his lifetime, although it was successfully staged in the 1970s.</p>
America, Black History Month, and Chicago: <p>Black history month day 11: Ragtime composer Scott Joplin.</p>

<p>Stock Joplin was born just three years after the end of the Civil War in 1868, to a former slave man and freeborn black woman. His father worked as a laborer for the railroad and his mother was a maid. When not working, his father liked to play the violin for plantation parties in North Carolina while his mother sang and played the banjo. Joplin was given a rudimentary musical education by his family and from the age of seven he was allowed to play the piano while his mother cleaned.</p>

<p>Joplin was ambitious about learning piano, often practicing after school. He was tutored for a while by German Jew who had emigrated to America. This teacher taught him folk, classical, and opera music, encouraging him to recognize music as an art form. Joplin never forgot the man’s kindness and sent the ill and aging man a gift of money once he had become successful.</p>

<p>Jump and did some work as a real way labor but decided to abandon this in pursuit of a musical career. He soon realized that there were not a lot of opportunities for black musicians, churches and brothels being the primary places he could play piano. But he saw some minor success at the Chicago world‘s fair and went on to published several significantly popular ragtime pieces.</p>

<p>He composed an opera and move to New York to get it published, unfortunately art music was a field largely closed off the African-Americans. He did not get to see the opera have any success in his lifetime, although it was successfully staged in the 1970s.</p>

<p>Black history month day 11: Ragtime composer Scott Joplin.</p> <p>Stock Joplin was born just three years after the end of the Civil War ...

Black History Month, Church, and Period: EDOM FROM WANT FREEDOM FROM <p>Black history month day 7: Sculptor Selma Hortense Burke.</p> <p>Selma Burke was born in 1900 in Mooresville North Carolina. The 10th child of an AME church minister, she grew up attending a one room segregated schoolhouse and playing with the riverbed clay near her home. This was what first piqued her interest in sculpture. Her mother thought she should pursue a more financially stable career than one as an artist, but her grandmother was a painter and encouraged her interests.</p> <p>Burke attended Winston-Salem University and graduated from St. Agnes Training School for Nurses in Raleigh in 1924. She moved to Harlem to become a private nurse, and it was there that she began a tumultuous relationship with Jamaican poet Claude McKay and was first exposed to the Harlem Renaissance. </p> <p>Twice Burke traveled to Europe in the 1930s. Once on a Rosenwald fellowship to study sculpture in Vienna for a year, and once to study in Paris with Aristide Maillol. One of her most significant works from this period is &ldquo;Frau Keller&rdquo; (1937), a portrait of a German-Jewish woman in response to the rising Nazi threat which would convince Burke to leave Europe later that year.</p> <p>We she returned to the United States, Burke enrolled at Columbia University, where she earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in 1941.</p> <p>She is pictured here with two of her most famous pieces: A bust of Booker T. Washington, given to Frederick Douglass High School in Manhattan in 1936, and a relief sculpture of President Franklin D. Roosevelt that serves as the template for the American dime to this day.</p>
Black History Month, Church, and Period: EDOM FROM WANT FREEDOM FROM
<p>Black history month day 7: Sculptor Selma Hortense Burke.</p>

<p>Selma Burke was born in 1900 in Mooresville North Carolina. The 10th child of an AME church minister, she grew up attending a one room segregated schoolhouse and playing with the riverbed clay near her home. This was what first piqued her interest in sculpture. Her mother thought she should pursue a more financially stable career than one as an artist, but her grandmother was a painter and encouraged her interests.</p>

<p>Burke attended Winston-Salem University and graduated from St. Agnes Training School for Nurses in Raleigh in 1924. She moved to Harlem to become a private nurse, and it was there that she began a tumultuous relationship with Jamaican poet Claude McKay and was first exposed to the Harlem Renaissance. </p>

<p>Twice Burke traveled to Europe in the 1930s. Once on a Rosenwald fellowship to study sculpture in Vienna for a year, and once to study in Paris with Aristide Maillol. One of her most significant works from this period is &ldquo;Frau Keller&rdquo; (1937), a portrait of a German-Jewish woman in response to the rising Nazi threat which would convince Burke to leave Europe later that year.</p>

<p>We she returned to the United States, Burke enrolled at Columbia University, where she earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in 1941.</p>

<p>She is pictured here with two of her most famous pieces: A bust of Booker T. Washington, given to Frederick Douglass High School in Manhattan in 1936, and a relief sculpture of President Franklin D. Roosevelt that serves as the template for the American dime to this day.</p>

<p>Black history month day 7: Sculptor Selma Hortense Burke.</p> <p>Selma Burke was born in 1900 in Mooresville North Carolina. The 10th ch...

Black History Month, Church, and Girls: <p>Black history month artistic figures day five: Singer, pianist, and activist Nina Simone.</p> <p>Nina Simone was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in Tryon, North Carolina in 1933. She started playing piano when she was three years old and dreamed to one day become an a concert pianist. Her first official recital performance was it a classical recital when she was 12. Her parents, who had taken front row seats for the recital, were forced to move to the back due to segregation at the venue. When Simone found out about it, she refused to play until her parents were allowed to move back to the front. This event sparked her later activism.</p> <p>With the help of scholarship money, Simone was able to attend Allen High School for Girls in Asheville, North Carolina. After her graduation she spent the summer of 1950 at the Juilliard School, as a student of Carl Friedberg, preparing for her addition at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Despite a fantastic and well received audition, Simone was denied admission to the school. She suspected racial prejudice was to blame.</p> <p>In order to make ends meet, Simone ended up taking a job as a resident pianist and singer at a bar. This is when she changed her name from Eunice Waymon to Nina Simone, in order to disguise her identity from her minister parents who did not approve of her playing “the devil’s music“ in bars and clubs. Her mixture of genres, including jazz, blues, and classical music in her performances at the bar earned her a small but loyal fan base.</p> <p>Though she had always drawn on her African-American roots in her music, in the 60s and 70s Simone became very active in civil rights and anti-Vietnam causes. She wrote her now well known song “Mississippi Goddam” in response to racist attacks and murders, including the high profile Birmingham church bombing that killed for little black girls and partially blinded a fifth. She considered it her first civil rights anthem.</p> <p>Later in life Simone moved Barbados and then France, where she lived out her days until passing of breast cancer in 2003. Her ashes were scattered in several African countries and she is survived by one daughter, an actress and singer who uses the stage name Simone.</p>
Black History Month, Church, and Girls: <p>Black history month artistic figures day five: Singer, pianist, and activist Nina Simone.</p>

<p>Nina Simone was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in Tryon, North Carolina in 1933. She started playing piano when she was three years old and dreamed to one day become an a concert pianist. Her first official recital performance was it a classical recital when she was 12. Her parents, who had taken front row seats for the recital, were forced to move to the back due to segregation at the venue. When Simone found out about it, she refused to play until her parents were allowed to move back to the front. This event sparked her later activism.</p>

<p>With the help of scholarship money, Simone was able to attend Allen High School for Girls in Asheville, North Carolina. After her graduation she spent the summer of 1950 at the Juilliard School, as a student of Carl Friedberg, preparing for her addition at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Despite a fantastic and well received audition, Simone was denied admission to the school. She suspected racial prejudice was to blame.</p>

<p>In order to make ends meet, Simone ended up taking a job as a resident pianist and singer at a bar. This is when she changed her name from Eunice Waymon to Nina Simone, in order to disguise her identity from her minister parents who did not approve of her playing “the devil’s music“ in bars and clubs. Her mixture of genres, including jazz, blues, and classical music in her performances at the bar earned her a small but loyal fan base.</p>

<p>Though she had always drawn on her African-American roots in her music, in the 60s and 70s Simone became very active in civil rights and anti-Vietnam causes. She wrote her now well known song “Mississippi Goddam” in response to racist attacks and murders, including the high profile Birmingham church bombing that killed for little black girls and partially blinded a fifth. She considered it her first civil rights anthem.</p>

<p>Later in life Simone moved Barbados and then France, where she lived out her days until passing of breast cancer in 2003. Her ashes were scattered in several African countries and she is survived by one daughter, an actress and singer who uses the stage name Simone.</p>

<p>Black history month artistic figures day five: Singer, pianist, and activist Nina Simone.</p> <p>Nina Simone was born Eunice Kathleen Wa...