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As a black man, the recent deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling by police officers  as well as the countless other deaths of black children, women and men have been on my mind and very little has offered much comfort from the feelings of fury, bitterness, confusion, horror, profound sadness and numbness I’ve been feeling over the past few days. 50 more words

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Remembering Maurice White

There are plenty of reasons to be remember and celebrate musician Maurice White. As founder and (joint) lead singer of Earth, Wind & Fire, one of the greatest studio and live bands in popular music; as a great jazz drummer who played with the likes of Ramsey Lewis in the 1960s; as a champion and virtuoso player of that strange and beautiful African instrument, the kalimba (after which the band named their record label); and of course, for the sparkly outfits and great pop/disco hits of the 1970s. 494 more words

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Miss Tracy

In my estimation, Jeanie Tracy is nothing short of a national treasure. What the woman brings to a song is beyond compare. When she steps up to a mic, you hear the sum of her life, the totality of her experience and most of all, the joyful quality of her soul. 97 more words

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