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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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I just looked at the news headlines and saw Ric Ocasek died.  I'm in shock.  This one is already hitting me hard.  Thanks for posting, illumination70.  I'm glad someone already had done so.  Wow.  Sad.

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Diahann Carroll.  First black lady to lead a series and it was 1969..  Tony Award.  NAACP Image Award. Golden Globe Award. Many other awards as well and she was so much fun on Dynasty in the 80's 

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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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