Season One Finale. Two friends come to regret their decision to visit a new black-owned restaurant. A mother and daughter go toe-to-toe in the latest episode of "Get the Belt". "Taskmaster," "Turnt" and "Insecurity" help Krystal through a surprise hot-air balloon ride. Carl and Lori's "special guest" has very specific boundaries. A judge, bailiff, court reporter and attorneys celebrate their first ever all-black lady courtroom. Tensions rise between Ashley, Gabrielle, Quinta and Robin as the reality of their situation sinks in.
Season 2 premiere. Dr. Haddassah Olayinka Ali-Youngman, Pre-PhD opines on the COVID-19 pandemic, national racial reckoning, and other social issues. Robin wakes up and realizes she is in a different apocalyptic scenario but this time with Ashley, Gabrielle, Skye, and Laci. Salina, informed by psychic Sabrina, goes to confront her old friend Ladonna, who ruined her life due to a 1996 game of MASH. An accidental joint bank robbery goes wrong. A woman's husband surprises her by taking her to her favorite restaurant, a male strip club. The all-Black lady courtroom is disrupted by a Black male lawyer.
In a dark alley, a woman fights against a series of "hair villains." Dr. Haddassah Olayinka Ali-Youngman Pre-Phd becomes President of the United States, and explains that she used mind-control on the four black women who thought they were the last survivors of the end of the world. A college student coming out as gay to her parents mistakenly thinks that her parents are upset with her, when in fact they are upset with the tarantulas on the wall behind her. At a bonfire on the beach, friends argue over how one of them always celebrates her birthday in a dramatic way. An uncle and his nephew get into an argument playing scrabble using racist words. A chipper camp guide can't get her students to enjoy camping. Trinity, the CIA's top agent foils a gang of gun thieves with the help of another woman distracting the men to exercise.
Tanya's an eccentric mess and a rich white lady, and she moves about the world with rich-white-lady blinders on. She latches onto Belinda like a barnacle, to the point where Belinda begins allowing herself to dream that Tanya is actually serious about helping her start her own business. Yet just as soon as the dream has been sold, Tanya becomes distracted by the affections of another hotel guest. By the end of the season, she's distanced herself from Belinda and the promises she'd made. "The last thing I need in my life is another transactional relationship," Tanya puts it bluntly.
We are a formalwear business located in Hudson, Massachusetts, USA. For your next black tie occasion or for celebrating major milestones in your life, we will have your fashion-forward look! First opened in November 2018, we are proud to serve our community both online and in our brick and mortar showroom location. We specialize in Prom dresses, Formal Dresses, Wedding Guest dresses, Pageant dresses, Informal Bridal and any other occasion worth celebrating!
After a few failed attempts to revert her back to normal self, Sailor Moon finally was able to reach Black Lady as Chibiusa's mother, Neo-Queen Serenity, reminding her that she was always loved and remembered by her true friends and family, which made Black Lady believe her, and the immeasurable, limitless power of the Silver Crystal turned her back into Chibiusa as the black moon on her forehead disappears before she hugs her mother, amorously.
Hiram Revels of Mississippi became the first African American senator in 1870. Born in North Carolina in 1827, Revels attended Knox College in Illinois and later served as minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Baltimore, Maryland. He raised two black regiments during the Civil War and fought at the Battle of Vicksburg in Mississippi. The Mississippi state legislature sent him to fill a vacancy in the U.S. Senate during Reconstruction, and he quickly became an outspoken opponent of racial segregation. Although Revels's term in the Senate lasted just a year, he broke new ground for African Americans in Congress.
What's a great way to end a season of A Black Lady Sketch Show? A Black lady courtroom! "Courtroom Kiki" brought together most of the cast, Rae, Bresha Webb, and Yvette Nicole Brown. A fitting celebration for a fantastic season of sketches by celebrating Black girl magic with this group of comedy powerhouses.
Wicked Lady looks like an adult version of Rini; however, her hair is much longer and similar to Sailor Moon's. She is also slightly shorter than Sailor Moon. She wears a long black dress with a slit on each side. The sleeves and chest portions are organdy.
The fabric of her skirt is also the same colour as the shawl that is often seen with. The collar and sleeves cuffs also have diamonds on them and her footwear consists of high heels. She also a pair of black crystal earrings that are actually the Evil Black Crystal.
President Joe Biden nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, a historic choice that could fundamentally change who helps to protect and interpret the Constitution and ensure equal justice under the law.\n\n\n\nIf confirmed, Jackson will be the first Black woman \u2014 and the first former federal public defender \u2014 on the nation\u2019s highest court in its 232-year history. While she would not shift the Supreme Court\u2019s ideological makeup, she brings a distinct life experience and professional background to the court that serves as the final arbiter of law. Of the 120 justices who have served in its history, 115 have been men, and 117 have been White.\n\n\n\nNow, with Justice Stephen Breyer set to retire at the end of the court\u2019s term in early summer, Jackson will have the opportunity to make history.\n\n\n\n\n\n\u201cI believe it's time that we have a court that reflects the full talents and greatness of our nation with a nominee of extraordinary qualifications and that we inspire all young people to believe that they can one day serve their country at the highest level,\u201d Biden said in his Friday announcement, flanked by Jackson and Vice President Kamala Harris, who also made history as the first Black and Asian American woman to hold that title. Jackson \u201csteps up to fill Justice Breyer\u2019s place on the court with a uniquely accomplished and wide-ranging background,\u201d he continued.\n\n\n\nSen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee that oversees judicial confirmation hearings, said the committee \u201cwill begin immediately to move forward on her nomination with the careful, fair, and professional approach she and America are entitled to.\u201d\n\n\n\nJackson, 51, who has been a federal appellate court judge since June of last year, would be the second justice with a criminal defense background appointed to the nation\u2019s highest court. Jackson has been a rumored favorite for a Supreme Court vacancy since Biden nominated her last year to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, a court that has been a stepping stone for several Supreme Court justices. In 2016, she was on then-President Barack Obama\u2019s shortlist to replace Justice Antonin Scalia after his death. \n\n\n\nAfter Biden announced her Supreme Court nomination, Jackson gave brief remarks, thanking Biden, Harris, Breyer, her family and God, stating that \u201cone can only come this far by faith.\u201d She also drew a line between herself and Constance Baker Motley, the first Black woman to become a federal judge, with whom Jackson shares a September 14 birthday.\n\n\n\n\u201cToday I proudly stand on Judge Motley's shoulders, sharing not only her birthday, but also her steadfast and courageous commitment to equal justice under law,\u201d Jackson said at the White House. \u201cJudge Motley's life and career has been a true inspiration to me. \"\n\n\n\nThe personal significance of that connection was evident as Jackson spoke. Legal scholars and supporters said they hope Jackson\u2019s nomination can open more doors for people from a range of backgrounds to fill seats on the nation\u2019s courts.\n\n\n\n\u201cWith Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's nomination to the court, what we see is a potential justice with the matching credentials of justices who are currently sitting on the court, but she also brings a background that is far more diverse than many judges currently on the court,\u201d said Michele Goodwin, a law professor with the University of California, Irvine, and an executive committee member of the ACLU. \u201cAmericans have yet to see a full and broad diverse representation of themselves by judges on the court.\u201d\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nJackson was born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Miami from the age of 3 by her parents, who were both public school teachers and graduates of historically Black colleges. In a 2017 speech at the University of Georgia School of Law, Jackson said her interest in the law started at an early age while watching her father study when he was attending law school.\n\n\n\nShe was a star debater at her public high school, an activity she said shaped her legal career. \u201cThat was an experience that I can say without hesitation, was the one activity that best prepared me for future success in law and in life,\u201d Jackson said then. \u201cI learned how to reason and how to write, and I gained the self-confidence that can sometimes be quite difficult for women and minorities to develop at an early age.\u201d\n\n\n\n\n\nJackson went on to receive her bachelor\u2019s and law degrees from Harvard University. After school in 1999, she obtained a clerkship with Breyer, a prestigious opportunity that has long been out of reach for many women of color. One 1998 report published in USA Today analyzed racial backgrounds of the 394 law clerks hired by the sitting justices during their entire tenures. It determined that, at that point, less than 2 percent of the justices\u2019 clerks had been Black, even fewer were Hispanic, about 5 percent were Asian and about 25 percent were women. An update written in 2018 found that since 2005 about 85 percent of all Supreme Court law clerks have been White.\n\n\n\nIn her remarks Friday, Jackson noted the impact of her clerkship with Breyer, who she said not only \"gave me the greatest job that any young lawyer could ever hope to have, but he also exemplified every day in every way that a Supreme Court justice can perform at the highest level of skill and integrity, while also being guided by civility, grace, pragmatism and generosity of spirit.\"\n\n\n\nJackson\u2019s career after the clerkship included a number of positions both in private practice and in government. She worked as the assistant special counsel on the U.S. Sentencing Commission under then-President George W. Bush from 2003 until 2005. She later returned in 2010 to serve as vice-chair for the commission under Obama. During her tenure, the commission amended its guidelines for offenses related to crack cocaine in a move meant to address disparities in punishment for crack and powder cocaine offenses, a difference that had meant disproportionately harsh sentences for Black offenders.\n\n\n\n\u201cThe Commission first identified the myriad problems with a mandatory minimum statute that penalizes crack cocaine offenders 100 times more severely than offenders who traffic in powder cocaine,\u201d Jackson said in a 2011 Sentencing Commission meeting. \u201cToday, there is no federal sentencing provision that is more closely identified with unwarranted disparity and perceived systemic unfairness than the 100-to-one crack-powder penalty distinction.\u201d\n\n\n\nThis work on the commission, in addition to her time as an assistant federal public defender from 2005 until 2007, helped Jackson gain support from civil rights advocates and progressive groups. One group, Demand Justice which was created in 2018, listed Jackson on its own Supreme Court shortlist in 2020. Academics and advocates note the uniqueness of her public defender background in a world where justices tend to be former prosecutors or corporate lawyers. \n\n\n\n\u201cIt\u2019s incredibly important to have lawyers who have experience sitting at the table with real-life people and understanding their needs and defending their rights,\u201d Christopher Kang, a co-founder of Demand Justice, previously told The 19th.\n\n\n\nJackson said in one of her confirmation hearings that she viewed the public defender role as an opportunity to help people in need and was struck by how little her clients understood the criminal legal process.\n\n\n\nIf Jackson is confirmed, she will not change the 6-3 conservative supermajority that currently exists. But the addition of her social and professional experiences can help inform the court\u2019s decision making, said Angela C. Robinson, a retired Connecticut state judge and visiting associate professor of law with Quinnipiac University.\n\n\n\n\u201cWhen you bring different life experiences, you can add to the dialogue you can bring to the dialogue as a group itself, which is homogeneous, may not know,\u201d Robinson said.\n\n\n\nThe only other Supreme Court justice in U.S. history with a criminal defense background was Thurgood Marshall, who became the nation\u2019s first Black justice in 1967. Biden worked briefly as a public defender early in his career and has made a point to nominate more former public defenders to federal courts. Adding Jackson to the highest court could give her an opportunity to elevate realities that few other justices can speak on, Goodwin said.\n\n\n\n\u201cThe United States leads the world in mass incarceration,\u201d she said. \u201cWe know that there is well-documented disparate surveillance, policing and incarceration in the United States that affects the lives of Black and brown people. Having a justice who is able to counsel and advise and speak to fellow justices about such experiences is critically important.\u201d\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nJackson has stated that her work in public defense prompted her later on to communicate more clearly with defendants who appeared before her bench in federal district court. \u201cI speak to them directly and not just to their lawyers,\u201d Jackson said. \u201cI use their names. I explain every stage of the proceeding because I want them to know what's going on.\u201d\n\n\n\nObama nominated Jackson for the district court position in D.C. in 2013, where she served for eight years before elevating to the D.C. appellate court last year. When answering a question during her last confirmation hearing about her judicial philosophy, Jackson said: \n\n\n\n\u201cI do not have a judicial philosophy per se, other than to apply the same method of thorough analysis to every case, regardless of the parties.\u201d \n\n\n\nShe added, \u201cGiven the very different functions of a trial court judge and a Supreme Court justice, I am not able to draw an analogy between any particular justice\u2019s judicial philosophy and the approach that I have employed.\u201d\n\n\n\nDuring her time as a district judge she ruled in several high-profile cases, including a number involving the Trump administration. \n\n\n\n\n\nIn 2015, Jackson ruled in favor of an incarcerated man named William Pierce, who is deaf and was serving a 51-day sentence for assault. She determined that prison employees and contractors in the District of Columbia had \u201cmerely assumed that lip-reading and exchanging written notes would suffice, and they largely ignored his repeated requests for an interpreter to assist him in interacting with other people.\u201d\n\n\n\nShe ruled against then-President Donald Trump in a 2019 case in which immigrant advocacy groups challenged his administration\u2019s rule that expanded categories of noncitizens subject to \u201cexpedited removal\u201d from the country. That same year, she also ruled against the Trump administration\u2019s attempts to stop then-White House counsel Don McGahn from testifying as part of Congress' impeachment inquiry, writing that \u201cpresidents are not kings.\u201d The Trump administration appealed the ruling, but McGahn made a deal to testify before the court made a decision.\n\n\n\nOn the federal circuit court, Jackson has had a much shorter tenure, but she sat on a three-judge panel that rejected Trump\u2019s request for the court to block the National Archives from turning over documents related to the January 6, 2021, breach of the U.S. Capitol over to a special House committee investigating the attack. That decision was upheld by the Supreme Court in January.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nOver the course of her legal career, Jackson has sat for three Senate confirmations and received minimal pushback from senators in that time. She was confirmed to her current position last summer with 53 votes in the Senate, including those of Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. It is unclear whether they or other Republicans will support Jackson\u2019s Supreme Court nomination.\n\n\n\n\u201cI would like to say that it shouldn't change,\u201d said Renee Knake Jefferson, a professor at the University of Houston Law Center. \u201cIf the senators are acting in good faith and found her qualified a year ago to join the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, then there's nothing that has changed that would make her any less qualified to be elevated to the Supreme Court. But, I'm realistic.\u201d\n\n\n\nGraham threw his support behind another Supreme Court contender, J. Michelle Childs, who has been a district court judge in South Carolina since 2010. After the news of Jackson's expected nomination, Graham tweeted that \"the radical Left has won President Biden over yet again. The attacks by the Left on Judge Childs from South Carolina apparently worked.\" He continued: \u201cI expect a respectful but interesting hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee.\" \n\n\n\nIn a January interview with Alaska Public Media, Murkowski responded to a question about her past support for Jackson and the possibility of Jackson being nominated for the Supreme Court.\n\n\n\n\u201cKeep in mind there is a pretty tangible difference between being on a district court, a circuit court and then this Supreme Court. These are lifetime appointments,\u201d Murkowski said, adding that she takes the Senate\u2019s authority to evaluate and confirm presidential nominees \u201cvery, very seriously.\u201d\n\n\n\nJackson\u2019s past confirmations give some insight into the types of questions she may face as a Supreme Court nominee. When Jackson was considered for the D.C. circuit court last year, Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina commented on the 118-page length of Jackson\u2019s ruling on the McGahn testimony case, as well as the timing of Jackson being added to Demand Justice\u2019s Supreme Court shortlist after that decision. In a written follow-up response, Jackson said the length of that opinion was determined by the legal questions she needed to address. \n\n\n\nLast year, Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas also asked, \u201cWhat role does race play, Judge Jackson, in the kind of judge you have been and the kind of judge you will be?\u201d\n\n\n\nShe replied, \u201cI would think that race would be the kind of thing that would be inappropriate to consider in my evaluation of a case,\u201d and added that her life experiences may be different from some other judges, which she hopes would be valuable to the court.\n\n\n\nThis line of questioning is not unusual for Black women considered for judge positions, said Taneisha N. Means, an assistant professor of political science at Vassar College who researches judiciary representation. These Black nominees tend to be viewed as more radical or biased than their White