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Reflections: The Black Panther Party’s 48th Anniversary

Reflections: The Black Panther Party’s 48th Anniversary

Fifteen days ago, October 15th, marked the 48th anniversary of the Black Panther Party (BPP).  This is the second installment of my reflections on the revolutionary black nationalist and socialist organization.  The BPP was able to flourish in urban cities like Baltimore, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Indianapolis and Winston-Salem.

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Cousin Stevie’s Memories – Wonder’s “Songs in the Key of Life” in Boston

Cousin Stevie’s Memories – Wonder’s “Songs in the Key of Life” in Boston

Stevie Wonder is taking “Songs in the Key of Life” on the road!  He initially announced the tour about a year ago, but dates for the road trip, hit the Internet just last month.  I got the news via http://insideplaya.wordpress.com about a week or so ago!  I didn’t recall having heard about it before –  then I spoke to a fellow Wonder lovers, and they too said they hadn’t heard yet either.  I am generally the one to hear about major music events among my immediate family and friends — then our cousin Stevie told us that he wanted to write something for The Museum of UnCut Funk.  His inspiration, to talk about his memories connected to the album, made me begin to think of mine…

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HOT P!NK FUNK!

HOT P!NK FUNK!

P!nk’s new single “True Love” parallels the theme of  her new movie “Thanks for Sharing.”  A story about recovering sex addicts, P!nk plays “Dede”, one of several participants in a twelve-step program for sex addiction.  In the process,”Dede” may actually find ‘true love’ for the first time.  The video for “True Love” has been getting a lot of attention, as it’s reflective of the entertainer’s actual life.

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For Whitney

For Whitney

My sister from another mother, you went to my grandfather’s church.  Today is your going home party and man it really hurts. To think you were just here, only a ‘moment in time’ ago, and now you’re gone to sing, your greatest ever solo.  You shared with millions ‘the greatest love of all’, so who else but you, would have to heed the call…

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