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July 2012

Josephine Baker, A Real Lady

Josephine Baker, the great singer and dancer, was born in 1906 in St. Louis, Missouri, as Frieda McDonald.  Raised in a poor black family, she dropped out of school at the age of twelve, and was performing on stage at age thirteen. At age nineteen, she went to Paris and, almost overnight, became a tremendous […]

The Current Civil War

America has always provoked a Civil War.  It is the nature of the our ideal – brotherhood, equality, compassion for our compatriots. Fifty-fifty in this country.  Past and future vying for supremacy.  Only with the deepest pain have we advanced. So it has always been. Gray and Blue, lying in the dust, lost legs and […]