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Snapshots & Whatnot: (lens-worthy) images

SNAPSHOTS: 

Today we’re taking a pictorial safari in Africa…

Pretty pink flamingos in Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Meandering elephant in Samburu National Reserve, Kenya

“Habari?” (How are things?) Ostrich in Kenya… 210 more words

Faith

Tony Bennett- Still Belting ‘Em Out at Almost 91

Just three weeks shy of his 91st birthday, legendary singer Tony Bennett graced the Hollywood Bowl for two nights of stylish entertainment. After talk show host Tavis Smiley warmed up the audience, Bennett, who practices scales every day to keep his voice limber, came onstage with a spring in his step. 427 more words

Entertainment

Streaming Sites Invade Paisley Park [OPINION]

Bear with me. This has been building up for quite some time now.

As you all know, on Jan. 30, Pitchfork announced that Prince’s entire backlog would become available on Apple Music, Amazon Music and iHeartRadio’s subscription services. 1,351 more words

Music

SNAPSHOTS & WHATNOTS: ...contemplative turtles...

Virginia the Blogger has been getting her grooves back, sort of. Hard to believe Roses in the Rubble turns SIX in July! Originally started to review books, movies, music and artsy endeavors, this blog has veered more toward advocacy… inspiration… and faith. 265 more words

Quotes

Must Watch Tavis Smiley Interview

Find some time to watch or listen to this discussion between Tavis Smiley and former Federal Election Commission (FEC) chair  Ann Ravel. While I disagree with her in regards to the topic of a constitutional amendment, she is incredibly informed and accurately points out many of the specific problems and how to fix them. Great interview!

News

JUST HAVE A DASH OF MERCY & A LITTLE BIT OF GRACE

I read Bryan Stevenson’s “Just Mercy” over the weekend after seeing the veteran civil rights attorney on a Tavis Smiley re-airing.  

The book describes some of the legal maneuvering that lands many folks on death row, irrespective of counsel.   134 more words

Publisher's Picks

To Save the Soul of America

Day 7 of our Lenten Journey with Dr. King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech.

For those who ask the question, “Aren’t you a civil rights leader?” and thereby mean to exclude me from the movement for peace, I have this further answer. 786 more words

Race