Writers such as James Baldwin, Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Zora Neale Hurston, Ray Bradbury, George Orwell, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Ibram X. Kendi, and Nikole Hannah-Jones are just a few of the names found on book ban lists. Why? Because they are good writers and ‘touch life often.’
Religion is the creation of those with power and wealth who play on the fears of the uneducated and superstitious, causing them to become subservient to them through their fear of suffering everlasting damnation if they fail to do what their rich and powerful overlords tell them to do.
Kanye lost his touchstone when his mother died of surgery complications, and losing her, shattered him. It appears he started slowly spiraling out of control. His wife Kim may have filled that gap and stemmed the downward spiral, but their divorce has placed him back on a path of self-destruction.
I think about all the times I didn’t vote because of my religious beliefs, and I get angry. How could I allow a religious construct to keep me from doing something so many Black people gave their lives for?
With the Democrats in The Senate just having passed landmark legislation on Climate Change, prescription drugs and taming inflation, there ain't no shame in winning ugly. So this weekend's music thread is about winning and celebrating, as the entire country should be doing with this victory for the majority of Americans.
It's the middle of Summer, a time for being outdoors, having fun and playing all kinds of games. So this weekend's music thread is about playing, enjoyment, travel and all kinds of fun that's had during Summer.
What's going on in this country is putting a lot of stress on people who care about this democracy and their fellow Americans. People may or may not be in good shape right now so this weekend's music thread is about shape. Lines, circles, round, flat, happy, sad, mad or loving, share songs about geometric shapes or feelings, it's all flat out good.
So much is going on every week, it's hard to count. So this weekend's music thread is one that counts, the theme is songs with numbers in them. Add your favorite songs that have numbers in them and multiply the fun!
We have a real fight on our hands again to keep our independence, freedom and democracy alive in this country so this July 4th weekend's music thread is for songs about America, good and bad, freedom, and conscience.
Americans will continue to protest and come together to reverse this atrocity and the theocratic dictates of this illegitimate court. This weekend's music thread is about standing against what's morally wrong and fighting for what's right. Share your favorite songs about protest, resistance or justice as we stand against the fringe who seek to dominate the many.