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Bitter Tears by Johnny Cash

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Judy Schweitzer Bitter Tears by Johnny Cash In the 1970s, Johnny Cash’s interest and compassion for the stories of the American Indian (as they were called in that era) grew, as the public became more aware of an activist group known as AIM ( American Indian Movement). Johnny recorded an album […]

Things You Might Not Know About Frank Si...

  In The Beginning There Was Francis… Francis Albert Sinatra, born on December 12, 1915, in an upstairs tenement in Hoboken, New Jersey, would grow up to be a force to be reckoned with in America’s music industry. No one knew that yet and his birth certainly didn’t signify that kind of success. He weighed […]

The Secret of “Soylent Green?”

What’s The Secret of Soylent Green?  New York City, 2022 “Soylent Green ” is a science fiction movie about OUR world, New York City in particular, in the year 2022. There are 40,000,000 (that’s forty-million!) people living there, in stairways, sidewalks, anywhere they can find room to sit or lie down. In addition, the “greenhouse […]

Bessie Smith ~ Empress of the Blues

Photo Credit Bessie Smith ~ Empress of the Blues Bessie Smith would have been the first one to laugh at the title “Empress of the Blues.” Not because she didn’t think she deserved it, but because her childhood and upbringing had accustomed her not to expect much. She was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on a date […]

Why Do We Celebrate Independence Day?

Why Do We Celebrate Independence Day? Perhaps you’ve been asked what’s the reason for celebrating Independence Day or the 4th of July. I’m sure most of us say, “That’s the day we received our freedom from English rule,” or something along those lines. It’s true that our nation declared its freedom on July 4, 1776, […]

 
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