Beloved Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon Dies

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For those of you old enough to remember the glory days of the Harlem Globetrotters, this image will bring a smile to your lips. It's a picture of the great George "Meadowlark" Lemon foiling yet another unsuspecting basketball player as he and the Globetrotters laugh their way to another winning game. That being said, it is with great regret that...

Yester-me, Yester-you, Yesterday

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Yes, I know I already posted a Stevie Wonder song or two on this site, but I just had to post this one. Do you remember you...and me...yesterday? It truly was a kinder and more innocent time, where you could walk barefoot through the grass and no one judged you. Where you had true friends; you know the kind, the...

Nina Sings Cotton-Eyed Joe!

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Hello everyone, Some songs haunt you but you still can’t stop listening. This is one of them. It’s called “Cotton-eyed Joe,” and the talented Ms. Nina Simone sings it with such mournful soul that it makes you want to smile and weep at the same time. There are several versions of lyrics to this song. Here are Ms. Simone’s: Where do you...

Rainy Night in Georgia!

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Benjamin Franklin Peay, aka “Brook Benton” was an African American singer and songwriter who was largely popular in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s when I was just making my entry into the world. By the time he made his 1970 comeback with the song “Rainy Night in Georgia,” I was alive and kicking and swaying to the music. What...

Bessie Smith Biopic

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In honor of the new movie called Bessie, starring Queen Latifah, here's a BIOPIC featuring vintage footage of Bessie at her best. Enjoy, Rita Lorraine This video originated at https:// youtu.be/CT4z847-hyc
The Black History Channel