Black History Month 2022: Code Switch – Can Therapy Solve Racism?

This show gives a lot of important insights on racism; I found this particular episode especially insightful. Take a listen; worth your time while you do the dishes or fold the laundry. one.npr.org/i/1080901973:1080980891 This podcast? Always worth it.

Black History Month 2022: Bill Russell

Before MJ, before LeBron, Koby, Larry, Steph, et. al., there was Bill Russell. University of San Francisco Dons. Boston Celtics. 2 National championships as a college player; 10 championships as a professional player. Hard worker, intelligent player, dominant player who came up when racism was overpowering the country. Thanks for showing us the way, Bill.

Black History Month 2022: Billie Holiday

A voice like no other, a lady who shined sublime on stage, overcame difficulties and demons, Billie Holiday. She played with the jazz greats, like Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, and others. She had many hit songs, including the controversial “Strange Fruit”. She has a unique place in the great history of jazz music, …

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Black History Month 2022: Clerow “Flip” Wilson

“The devil made me do it…!” And… “What you see is what you get…!” So said “Geraldine”, one of the several characters Clerow “Flip”Wilson created to deliver his comedy. One of the funniest people I ever heard. One of the best smiles, one of the brightest personalities…”Flip” Wilson. First African-American Host of a TV Variety …

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BlackHistoryMonth2022: Jesse Jackson

Another powerful force for African-Americans, for Civil Rights, for Equality. Because of his timing and work, he was the first leader I was aware of as a young person. Listen up: “"At the end of the day, we must go forward with hope and not backward by fear and division." ...” More? Here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_Jackson?wprov=sfti1

Black History Month 2022: Colin Kaepernick

A great athlete, a great student through college, a great example for us all. Colin Kaepernick. Do what you believe is right. Speak up. Stand your ground on the principles that guide you, that can help show the way for others. From the little I’ve listened to and read, this is the essence of Colin …

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Black History Month 2022: Sam Sanders, Zach Stafford, Saeed Jones

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 …

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Black History Month 2022: Sidney Poitier

Quite an air this man had about him. A certain class, a particular panache, set him apart. First African-American actor to win the Oscar Award for Best Actor. So many acclaims, so many accolades, one of the last actors of the Golden Age. Sidney Poitier: “I do know I’m responsible not for what happens but …

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Black History Month 2022: Lena Horne

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, …

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Black History Month 2022: Jim Brown

I recall hearing this man’s name for the first time from my dad. Jim Brown played for the American Football team the Cleveland Browns, in the 1960’s. Grinder in on the gridiron. Then a grinder for civil rights after he retired from football. This quote might capture a bit of his attitude: “ I'm not …

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