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Mixtape – SMDH

*****NOTE: THIS CONTAINS AN AVENGERS INFINITY WAR SPOILER – TO AVOID THIS GO DIRECTLY TO THE MIXTAPE****** The hubby created this mixtape  with Bill Cosby’s conviction heavily on his mind.  As I was pondering how to write about this (and considering if I actually wanted to), suddenly there was news about a campaign to #MuteRKelly.  Then, Kanye West decides to reveal that he and Donald Trump share dragon DNA and four […]

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Mixtape – April 21st

I am angry with Prince.  There, I said it.  It is a visceral feeling that has not passed in the two years since his death.  The disease that claimed Michael and Whitney also demanded his heart.  What arrogance to think that their results would or could not happen to him. Yes, I realize addiction is a disease.  Who knows what led him down the Fentanyl path.   Some people are aware […]

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Mixtape – April 4, 1968

    A few quotes from Dr. King to consider while listening to this week’s Mixtape… A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to […]

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Musings and a Mixtape…

Click here to go directly to the Mixtape… To paraphrase a wise man, you can have one million “atta-boys” but one “oh-shit” can make all the “atta-boys” a distant memory… I have been thinking a lot about the action of forgiveness.  Wikipedia provides an exceptional definition: Forgiveness is the intentional and voluntary process by which a victim undergoes a change in feelings and attitude regarding an offense, releases negative emotions […]

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We interrupt this Mixtape to bring you a few musings…

This week’s Mixtape continues with the final Women’s History Month podcast. Ironically, three men were on my mind this week… Stephon Clark: Nikolas Cruz killed seventeen people with an AR-15 and is still alive. Dylann Roof killed nine people in a church and is still alive. Stephon Clark’s alleged crime was breaking and entering, which is a misdemeanor. Stephon Clark had a cellphone in his hand. He was presumed armed […]

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Mixtape – Women’s History Month Edition (#1)

I am frustrated women (or any minority group) receive only 28 through 31 days of observance and acknowledgment.  However, until minority accomplishments become standard in the history curriculum, small crumbs will do. Initially, when I asked Matcha021 (aka Hubby) to create this mixtape, I asked for I AM WOMAN by Helen Reddy to be included.  I assumed he would understand what kind of musical vibe I wanted for this mixtape by […]

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Mixtape – Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee 2018 Edition

Today is the last day of the Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee, an event that memorializes the marches from Selma to Montgomery Alabama in 1965.  Historians state that the events of Bloody Sunday resulted in immediate action by President Lyndon Johnson to submit his voting rights bill, which signed into law five months later. Generation X was born into the civil rights movement.  Our generation benefited from Roe v. Wade (1973), […]

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Introducing Mixtape

I knew that I wanted to incorporate music somewhere on the site.  Music is a large part of my life, in fact, once I fancied myself to be a great singer.  Of course, after hearing myself, and looking at the pained faces of people who heard me I discovered I was delusional. While my girlfriends dated the athletes, I was into the band geeks and “wanna-be” D.J’s. The advantage to […]

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