These three amazing voices from right now, what a troika of power and good in the world.
Zach Stafford, accomplished journalist and editor, including the first Black Editor-In-Chief at The Advocate, also Editor-In-Chief at Buzzfeed, and also an investigative journalist at The Guardian.
Poet in power, author, amazing voice, Saeed Jones. Thoughtful, provocative, insightful, so much good to share.
Sam Sanders, journalist and podcaster, NPR voice of It’s Been A Minute, as well as other great reporting, filled with humor and insight that will challenge and awaken you.
Zach: “A check will never hold you when you’re sad and a piece of clothing will never be the thing you call for words of encouragement in your darkest moments,”
Saeed: “I made myself a promise: Even if it meant becoming a stranger to my loved ones, even if it meant keeping secrets, I would have a life of my own.”
Sam: “I think that since this country’s founding, America has been a country built on racial hierarchy and exploitation and subjugation. And a lot of that history is still present, and we don’t want to talk about it or examine just how big of a factor race is in American life still in 2021. And flashpoints like the insurrection last week are just the latest chapter in a book that we’ve been writing for decades and centuries now.”
Mmm, mmm, what a lady what a lady. Seasame Street was the first time I recall Ms. Lena Horne.
She performed for decades, stole the hearts of countless, and shined bright for all to see.
Lena Horne: “Don’t be afraid to feel as angry or as loving as you can, because when you feel nothing, it’s just death.” “The best thing about living… is the chance to keep on doing it!” “Nobody, black or white, who really believes in democracy can stand aside now. Everybody’s got to stand up and be counted.”