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1 hour ago, Manohlive said:

Toni Morrison  1931-2019.   Huge loss. 

Yes, very sad news. At least with authors (and artists, musicians etc ), their work will live on to inspire and influence future generations.

And when I go back into the library on Thursday, I'll know what to put on display. That's always my little thing when an author dies - if we have any of their books in stock, they go on the display stands where we normally show off the newest books. My small tribute. 

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Quanita "Tay" Jackson.   She was not famous but a superstar in my city.  

Last Saturday, Quanita “Tay” Jackson was organizing a youth basketball tournament in Moody Park, Milwaukee. The purpose of the event was to promote peace; though only 20-years-old, Jackson had already made a name for herself as an anti-violence activist and organizer.

A day later, Jackson was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting, across the street from the park she had been dancing and laughing in less than 24 hours before.

Pardon me if this is not a proper place to post this-I wanted to put something somewhere besides just the Guns and the USA thread.  She was buried today.  

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3 hours ago, doctornickriviera said:

Ginger Baker 

the cream of drummers.

 

 

 

Agreed - one of the very best drummers ever.

I’m glad I got to see him play at MSG on Cream’s reunion tour about 13 years ago. He was more impressive than drummers half a century younger even then.

 

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Elijah Cummings   January 18, 1951-October 17, 2019.

This is a huge loss for my country.  He transcended politics.  I'm devestated.  It has nothing to do with current events.  This man was, and will alway be a hero.  imvho. 

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6 hours ago, Manohlive said:

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Elijah Cummings   January 18, 1951-October 17, 2019.

This is a huge loss for my country.  He transcended politics.  I'm devestated.  It has nothing to do with current events.  This man was, and will alway be a hero.  imvho. 

Fully agreed - and my opinion both does and doesn’t have to do with current events.

A true hero, indeed. Son of a sharecropper from South Carolina, his family made its way to Baltimore for the hope of a better life...to make a long story short, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Howard University. A true American success story.

I’m proud to say I donated money to him this year for all of his hard work. A true patriot.

R.I.P., Elijah.

 

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