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Remain Silent - Keb' Mo'

John Henry Creach was born in 1917 and enjoyed a journeyman’s career as a jazz violinist, occasionally scoring a big gig with Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole or Fats Waller, but more often scratching around, taking work where he could get it, including a five-year stint on an ocean liner. 451 more words

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BET Founder Says He Was Racially Profiled For Keeping Sunglasses On

Bob Johnson was singled out because of his race at a luxurious Florida hotel, he said.

Bob Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television, recently said that an employee at a luxurious Florida hotel discriminated against him. 382 more words

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BET Founder Says He Was Racially Profiled For Keeping Sunglasses On

Bob Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television, recently said that an employee at a luxurious Florida hotel discriminated against him. The billionaire explained that he was racially profiled because he refused to take off his prescription sunglasses. 327 more words

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Robert Johnson

Born in Mississippi in 1911, Johnson knew little commercial or critical success during his lifetime, and yet is now considered a master of his art, his art being the Delta blues. 326 more words

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Brother Robert's Memphis

The memoir of growing up with bluesman Robert Johnson is a little closer to life thanks to your help. There’s a new reward to backers of the… 94 more words

TBASB Day Two, Part Two: Love In Vain

TBASB Day Two, Part One

The hunt for Robert Johnsons. How else can you describe it? Three different markers for the same man, because no one’s quite sure where he’s buried. 3,029 more words

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Brother Robert

Friends:

I am delighted to share news of a project I’m helping out with, a memoir about growing up with Robert Johnson, by the last living soul who knew him well. 169 more words