Monthly Archives: February 2011

First Lady Michelle Obama & Dr. Jill Biden Adress National Governors Association

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Photos: 2011 White House Governors’ Ball

Updated with full speeches by VP Biden and President Obama Please school these folks on the states who are benefiting from the RECOVERY ACT!

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Monday Open Thread

Gladys Maria Knight  (born May 28, 1944), known as the “Empress of Soul”,[1][2] is an American R&B/soul singer-songwriter, actress, businesswoman, humanitarian, and author. She is best known for the hits she recorded during the 1960s and 1970s, for both the … Continue reading

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Sunday Open Thread

Sounds of Blackness is a Grammy Award-winning vocal and instrumental ensemble from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota who perform music from several genres music including gospel, R&B, soul, and jazz. The group scored several hits on the Billboard R&B chart and Billboard … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread

Johnny Gill (born May 22, 1966) is an American R&B singer-songwriter best known for his romantic ballads and as a member of New Edition. His signature song “My, My, My” has been included on numerous romantic compilations. Gill was born … Continue reading

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Serendipity SOUL-Friday Open Thread

Happy FRY-day, Everybody!  This song is dedicated to Haley Michelle Smith                                                           BLACK GIRLS ROCK  

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Serendipity SOUL-Thursday Open Thread

Finally the table are starting to turn…  Tell it Tracy! Wiki:  Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, best known for her singles “Fast Car“, “Talkin’ ’bout a Revolution“, “Baby Can I Hold You“, “Give Me One … Continue reading

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Toni Morrison Celebrates Eighty With Eloquence

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TONI MORRISON! Toni Morrison, Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, editor, and educator celebrated her 80th Birthday February 18, 2011.  My first-born and newly married daughter Renita had the distinct honor of attending Ms. Morrison’s 80th birthday celebration last Friday evening at Madison Hall-Library … Continue reading

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President Obama Speaks At Cleveland State University

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Serendipity SOUL-Wednesday Open Thread

Gil Scott-Heron (born April 1, 1949) is an American poet, musician, and author known primarily for his late 1970s and early 1980s work as a spoken word performer and his collaborative soul works with musician Brian Jackson. His collaborative efforts … Continue reading

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