History books usually say more about the wielder of the pen than the past, so I’ve noticed. Those with a particular interest in cultural manipulation will do anything to make their preferred reality, the reality we all are forced to swallow as truth. Especially when it can be revealed that those who are viewed as weak or insignificant were actually the gods, the lions, the powerful ones. The powers that be will cut off the nose to spite the sphinx, so I’ve noticed.
— Myles E. Johnson
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If you know anything about me, you know I’m not just a “fan” of Nina Simone but believe in her like she was the second coming. That is complete with treating her word/music/life like it was Gospel. Franchesca “Chescaleigh” Ramsey tells it like it T. I. IS in this quote, complete with outraged expression to match!
The new documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?” is on Netflix now ~ everyone should see it…
Many are remembering the singer’s ‘Baltimore’ in light of this week’s events.
As thousands marched in Baltimore this week to protest the death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died in police custody after suffering a spinal injury, many were reminded of one Simone song in particular: “Baltimore.” Continue reading
as fragile as she was strong
as vulnerable as she was dynamic
most people are afraid to be as honest as she lived
hears Nina singing … it’s a new day, a new dawn, and I’m feeeeeeling goood