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Black Woodstock circa 1969

Black Woodstock circa 1969

 “I left because I didn’t feel that Black people were going to get their due, and I still don’t.”  Nina Simone 1997

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LIVING LEGENDS AND FADING STARS AMIDST THE FUNK OF INJUSTICE

LIVING LEGENDS AND FADING STARS AMIDST THE FUNK OF INJUSTICE

Aretha Franklin celebrated her 70th birthday yesterday!  DAMN!!!  God bless her, she is truly anointed – YES!  Twas not long ago that she was very ill, and yet she’s still with us, as we continue to mourn the passing of her god-daughter Whitney Houston. Houston’s mom Cissy, sang back-up for Franklin, Mahalia Jackson and Elvis Presley, in addition to forging a solo career.  It’s sad and unfortunate when a parent has to bury a child, I sympathize with Ms. Houston for her loss.  As it’s too often it seems that our stars on earth continually fall from the sky, from grace or off the face of the planet…

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