A Bad Storm | A Cartoon & Jogging Competition & Penguinz0

The finish line of the fun run section of the 2007 UAE Healthy Kidney 10K at Central Park, New York.

(Original description: While we were waiting for Jenn to finish, I figured I'd take photos of random runners.)
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Dream 1

All that I can remember of this dream, is that my family and I and maybe some others spent the night or something at The E House.

The next morning, there was a storm that almost knocked over the house.

I escaped out front to my vehicle that was by the boat port / garage, fortunately the house did not flip, and my family and I got into my automobile & we drove to my parent’s house.

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How Racism And Discrimination Plagued Black Americans Serving In WWII

What Is It?

The NPR Fresh Air history news article / news audio, How Racism And Discrimination Plagued Black Americans Serving In WWII, with Dave Davies and Matthew Delmont:


Here is an excerpt from this history news article / news audio:

Though more than a million Black Americans contributed to the war effort, historian Matthew Delmont says a uniform was no protection from racism at home or abroad.

His new book is Half American.


This is FRESH AIR. I’m Dave Davies, in for Terry Gross.

When you see movies about World War II and photos of Allied campaigns against the Axis powers, the American military personnel depicted are almost entirely white.

But more than a million Black men and women served in World War II, fighting at Normandy, Iwo Jima and the Battle of the Bulge, and serving in support roles that were critical to the Allies’ success.

Our guest, historian Matthew F. Delmont, has a new book about the African American experience in World War II.

And it isn’t limited to their contributions to the war effort.

Delmont describes the discrimination Black Americans faced in the military and in civilian defense industries, and the brutality many Black servicemen suffered when stationed near white communities that resented their presence.

Delmont writes that African Americans didn’t receive many of the benefits Congress bestowed on service members in the GI Bill, but many were energized and enlightened by their experiences in the war and later became active in the civil rights movement.

Matthew Delmont is the Sherman Fairchild distinguished professor of history at Dartmouth College.

He’s the author of four previous books and has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic and other publications.

His new book is “Half American: The Epic Story Of African-Americans Fighting World War II At Home And Abroad.”

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The Alt-Right Playbook: The Cost Of Doing Business

What Is It?

The YouTube video The Alt-Right Playbook: The Cost Of Doing Business by the YouTube channel Innuendo Studios:

The Alt-Right Playbook: The Cost Of Doing Business

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Patreon: https://patreon.com/InnuendoStudios

Tumblr: https://innuendostudios.tumblr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/InnuendoStudios

Nebula: https://nebula.tv/innuendostudios

Research: https://innuendostudios.tumblr.com/po…


British “not a lot of pots” voiced by Grace Lee YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/WhatsSoGrea…

Twitter: @whatssograce American “not a lot of pots” voiced by Maggie Mae Fish YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/MaggieMaeFish

Twitter: @MaggieMaeFish


Allyship resources:

John Raible’s checklist for white allies: https://johnraible.wordpress.com/chec…

Accomplices, not Allies: https://www.indigenousaction.org/acco…

List of resources from Dismantle Collective: https://www.dismantlecollective.org/r…

Interview with Ijeoma Oluo on how to be a better ally: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2…

The difference between decency and equity: https://www.forbes.com/sites/danabrow…

Better allyship in the workplace: https://hbr.org/2020/11/be-a-better-ally

Don’t just join a book club plz: https://www.washingtonpost.com/outloo…

White people often see themselves as better allies than they are: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/21/over-…

If you have wealth, put it where your mouth is: https://resourcegeneration.org/


Five books: Stamped from the Beginning, by Ibram X. Kendi: https://www.ibramxkendi.com/stamped

Sister Outsider, by Audre Lorde: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/bo…

The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander: https://newjimcrow.com/

James Baldwin: Collected Essays: https://www.loa.org/books/505-complet…

Killing Rage, by bell hooks: https://us.macmillan.com/books/978080…


Resources & citations: Trump supporters were wealthier than Clinton supporters: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/…

Harvard history of racism, part 1: https://assets.ctfassets.net/qnesrjod…

Harvard history of racism, part 2: https://www.washingtonpost.com/educat…

Harvard history of racism, part 3: https://www.thecrimson.com/article/20…

Harvard history of racism, part 4: https://www.insidehighered.com/admiss…

Racism & jury selection, part 1: https://www.vox.com/videos/2018/10/12…

Racism & jury selection, part 2: https://stories.avvo.com/crime/how-to…

Low-income policing: https://newyorkcityrevolution.wordpre…

Gutting the Voting Rights Act, part 1: https://www.brennancenter.org/our-wor…

Gutting the Voting Rights Act, part 2: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2…

Audio of Biden telling NAACP he won’t defund the police: https://theintercept.com/2020/12/10/b…

Biden responds to requests to defund police by doubling budget for police hiring program: https://stephensemler.substack.com/p/…

Manchin and Sinema block fair voting efforts: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2…

Wealth disparity by race in the US: https://www.federalreserve.gov/econre…

Overwhelming whiteness of the tech industry: https://www.vox.com/2018/4/25/1727501…

1688 polling places shut down after Shelby County v Holder: https://www.facebook.com/RepAdamSmith…

Delany quote: https://jacket2.org/interviews/delany…

Op Ed on courting racist conservatives: https://www.thenation.com/article/pol…

Asshole white guy says Left should ditch wokeness: https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinio…

58% of low-income families are non-white: https://www.urban.org/sites/default/f…

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Uncle Phil – Brotha Didn’t Realize He Was In The Infamous Sundown Town In Vidor Texas

Uncle Phil – Brotha Didn’t Realize He Was In The Infamous Sundown Town In Vidor Texas

What Is It?

The YouTube video Uncle Phil – Brotha Didn’t Realize He Was In The Infamous Sundown Town In Vidor Texas by the YouTube channel African Diaspora News Channel.

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Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKZG…

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Billie Holiday – Strange Fruit

Strange Fruit

What Is It?

The song Strange Fruit by the American Jazz & Swing singer Billie Holiday (Lady Day).

Strange Fruit

Here is how Wikipedia describes this song:

Strange Fruit” is a song written and composed by Lewis Allan and recorded by Billie Holiday in 1939. The lyrics were drawn from a poem by Meeropol published in 1937. The song protests the lynching of Black Americans with lyrics that compare the victims to the fruit of trees. Such lynchings had reached a peak in the Southern United States at the turn of the 20th century, and the great majority of victims were black.[2] The song has been called “a declaration” and “the beginning of the civil rights movement“.[3]

Meeropol set his lyrics to music with his wife and the singer Laura Duncan and performed it as a protest song in New York City venues in the late 1930s, including Madison Square Garden. Holiday’s version was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1978.[4] It was also included in the “Songs of the Century” list of the Recording Industry of America and the National Endowment for the Arts.[5]

In 2002, “Strange Fruit” was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress[6] as being “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant”.

“Strange Fruit” originated as a poem written by the Jewish-American writer, teacher and songwriter Abel Meeropol, under his pseudonym Lewis Allan, as a protest against lynchings.[8][9][10] In the poem, Meeropol expressed his horror at lynchings, inspired by Lawrence Beitler‘s photograph of the 1930 lynching of Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith in Marion, Indiana.[9]

Meeropol published the poem under the title “Bitter Fruit” in January 1937 in The New York Teacher, a union magazine of the Teachers Union.[11][12] Though Meeropol had asked others (notably Earl Robinson) to set his poems to music, he set “Strange Fruit” to music himself. First performed by Meeropol’s wife and their friends in social contexts,[12] his protest song gained a certain success in and around New York. Meeropol, his wife, and the Black vocalist Laura Duncan performed it at Madison Square Garden.[13]

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Strange Fruit · Billie Holiday

Lady Sings The Blues

℗ A Verve Label Group Release; ℗ 1956 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Released on: 1956-01-01

Producer, Associated Performer, Clarinet: Tony Scott
Associated Performer, Trumpet: Charlie Shavers
Associated Performer, Saxophone: Paul Quinichette
Associated Performer, Piano: Wynton Kelly
Associated Performer, Electric Guitar: Kenny Burrell
Associated Performer, Double Bass: Aaron Bell
Associated Performer, Drums: Lennie McBrowne
Orchestra: Tony Scott Orchestra
Composer Lyricist: Lewis Allan

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Strange Fruit · Billie Holliday · The Tony Scott Orchestra · Allan · Allan

Masters of Jazz: Billie Holiday & the Tony Scott Orchestra

℗ PCA Music

Released on: 2001-01-01

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