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Film Review; Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

November 26, 2020 by  
Filed under Entertainment, Music, News, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Who’s the Mother of the Blues? Better say Ma Rainey! 1927. It’s a steamy Chicago summer, just like the rest. Hot. Humid. Even the streets are sweating. Ma (Viola Davis) comes up from Georgia to Chi-town to make an album. Her quartet arrives before she does, practicing in a cramped recording studio rehearsal room. […]

Americans, What More Can We Expect?

November 25, 2020 by  
Filed under Health, News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( As I write today, our nation has reached significant milestones, which in their differences are connected. We’ve experienced the loss of a QUARTER OF A MILLION Americans to COVID-19. We’ve moved toward a total infection rate of 12 million. This upswing in the disease has overburdened and threatens to break our healthcare system. Under […]

Politics; Exhale. Inhale. Roll Your Sleeves Up.

November 25, 2020 by  
Filed under News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( It took five days for the 2020 election to be called for former Vice President Joe Biden. Five days with me peeled to the television and the internet. Five days holding my breath. Five days, meditating and praying for strength. I could not imagine four more years of Trump. I actually started going […]

Americans; A Time to Heal?

November 9, 2020 by  
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Tweet ( Joe Biden spoke of it during his victory-claiming, Saturday night speech. Time Magazine has now made it their new front cover. It is, we are being told, “time to heal.” But will it be that easy? And can a party with strong, radical elements lead the way in healing? Of course, we still do not know the […]

Movie Review; The Life Ahead.

November 9, 2020 by  
Filed under Entertainment, News, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Upon hearing the premise of this film, involving an 86-year-old Jewish Holocaust survivor and a 12-year-old Senegalese immigrant, you might think you’re in for 94 minutes of sentimental drama. In some ways, maybe so. In others not. But out of an abundance of caution, keep a box of tissues handy. The origin of […]

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