James Corden …. “🇬🇧 ‘Two Brits: An Afternoon with Prince Harry 🇬🇧 … “!!

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~~Febraury 25, 2021~~

TWO BRITS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

There’s some part of Brit in me. I’ve always liked James Corden and, more than anything, Prince Harry. This is a treat. I missed James’ show last night and went looking for this segment.

It’s mood lifting ‘adventure’. Brought a smile to my face!!

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In a wide-ranging chat with friend James Corden, Harry opened up about his relationship with Meghan, their son Archie, the Queen – and even rapped the theme tune to The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air outside the mansion where it was filmed.

Prince Harry today insisted that he will “never walk away” from the royal family and he did “what any husband or father would do” by emigrating to America.

In an extraordinary interview, the Duke of Sussex said he had “stepped back not stepped away” because his mental health was being “destroyed” and maintained that his “life is public service”.

“It was a really difficult environment, which I think a lot of people saw. So I did what any father or husband would do and thought ‘how do I get my family out of here’.

Describing his and Meghan’s decision to leave the UK, he said:

“It was never walking away. It was stepping back rather than stepping down.

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~SOURCE~

http://www.standard.co.uk

~~Published February 26, 2021~~

Now that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are settled into Southern California, James Corden thought it was time to show his friend Prince Harry the sights.

From tea on an open top bus to visiting the “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” mansion, Prince Harry gets the tour he never dreamed of. Special thanks to Spartan for providing an incredible Spartan Race Obstacle Course to run.

Learn more: spartan.com

‘Strange Fruit’ …. “🌳 ‘The Story behind ‘The Song of the Century’ 🌳 …. “!!

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~~February 29,2021~~

THE SONG OF THE CENTURY

There’s a new movin coming out soon. It’s called ‘The United States vs Billie Holiday‘. I saw a TV show where the director, Lee Daniels, was talking about his project. Billie Holiday was very well known as an amazing, unique American jazz singer. There’s a side to her which this new movie addresses – she was a civil rights activist.

In view of the times that, as a nation,we are collectively living, this topic is in the forefront. I started looking for the ‘Strange Fruit‘ song and found this.

It was very educational for me.

Take a look!!

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The United States vs. Billie Holiday is an upcoming American biographical drama film directed by Lee Daniels, based on the book Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs by Johann HariAndra Day stars in the lead role of Billie Holiday, along with Trevante RhodesNatasha Lyonne, and Garrett Hedlund.

The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on February 26, 2021, on Hulu.

~Wikipedia~

In March 1939, a 23-year-old Billie Holiday walked up to the mic at West 4th’s Cafe Society in New York City to sing her final song of the night.

Per her request, the waiters stopped serving and the room went completely black, save for a spotlight on her face. And then she sang, softly in her raw and emotional voice:

“Southern trees bear a strange fruit, Blood on the leaves and blood at the root, Black body swinging in the Southern breeze, Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees …”

When Holiday finished, the spotlight turned off. When the lights came back on, the stage was empty. She was gone. And per her request, there was no encore. This was how Holiday performed “Strange Fruit,” which she would determinedly sing for the next 20 years until her untimely death at the age of 44.

Holiday may have popularized “Strange Fruit” and turned it into a work of art, but it was a Jewish communist teacher and civil rights activist from the Bronx, Abel Meeropol, who wrote it, first as a poem, then later as a song.

His inspiration? Meeropol came across a 1930 photo that captured the lynching of two Black men in Indiana. The visceral image haunted him for days and prompted him to put pen to paper.

While civil rights activists and Black America embraced “Strange Fruit“, the nightclub scene, which was primarily composed of white patrons, had mixed reactions. At witnessing Holiday’s performance, audience members would applaud until their hands hurt, while those less sympathetic would bitterly walk out the door.

When Harry Anslinger, Federal Bureau of Narcotics commissioner, forbid Holiday to perform “Strange Fruit,” she refused, causing him to devise a plan to destroy her. Knowing that Holiday was a drug user, he had some of his men frame her by selling her heroin. When she was caught using the drug, she was thrown into prison for the next year and a half.

Despite her tragic demise, Holiday has a lasting legacy in the world of jazz and pop music. She garnered 23 Grammys posthumously and was recently inducted into the National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://www.biography.com/news/billie-holiday-strange-fruit

~~Published February 7, 2015~~

Strange Fruit – the story behind “The Song of the Century”

The Salt Project and WFYI collaborated on a retrospective of the 75th anniversary of the classic Billie Holiday song “Strange Fruit“.

The video traces the dark inspiration for the song, and the redemptive power of art. The moving SALT video is followed by a powerful performance of the song by Marietta Simpson and Tyron Cooper.

#BillieHoliday #DtrangeFruit #TheSongOfTheCentury #CivilRightsActivist #AmericanIcon #MusicalLegend #JazzSinger #AfricanAmericanWoman #SaltProject #DarkInspiration #RedemptivePowerOfArt #MariettaSimpson #TyronCooper #StoryBehindTheSong

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Amanda Gorman – “💞 ‘Chorus of the Captains’ Quote – Super Bowl LV 💞 …. “!!

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~~February 12, 2021~~

AMANDA GORMAN

Activist and poet Amanda Gorman, who was the country’s first ever National Youth Poet Laureate, recited an original poem before Sunday’s Super Bowl game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

Gorman’s poem, “Chorus of the Captains“, celebrated and introduced the three honorary captains – Pittsburgh-based Marine veteran James Martin, who volunteers with the Wounded Warrior Project and works with at-risk kids, Los Angeles educator Trimaine Davis and Tampa ICU nurse manager Suzie Dorner – who were specially invited to the game by the NFL.

~SOURCE~

http://www.cbsnews.com

#AmandaGorman #ChorusOfTheCaptains #SuperBowlLV #SportingEvent #LANative #CelebratingPoem #ThreeHonoraryCaptains #Educator #TrimaineDavis #NurseManage #SuzieDorner #MarineCorpsVeteran #JamesMartin

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Tuesday Thoughts …. “✨ ‘BE THE LIGHT’ ✨ …. “!!

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~~February 9, 2021~~

BE THE LIGHT

I’ll leave this here.

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~Muses From A Mystic Facebook Page~

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#TuesdayThoughts #OnlyTakesOneLight #ToIlluminateTheDarkness #NeverUnderestimate #TheLightYouShine #IntoTheWorld #MusesFromAMystic #FacebookPage

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Six Little Stories of Wisdom

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WORD!! … ““GOOD FRIENDS ARE THE RARE JEWELS OF LIFE..DIFFICULT TO FIND AND IMPOSSIBLE TO REPLACE!”

My Good Time Stories

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels

 One of the things that I enjoy, is finding stories, anecdotes, and other little nuggets of wisdom and knowledge to share with others. A friend of mine sent me the following Six VERY short stories that demonstrate short examples of simple truths. I hope that you find them as enjoyable and helpful as I did!

Enjoy!

{1} 
Once all villagers decided to pray for rain.  On the day of prayer all the people gathered,  but only one boy came with an umbrella. 
That’s FAITH. 
 
{2} 
When you throw babies in the air,they laugh because they know you will catch them. 
That’s TRUST. 
 
{3} 
Every night we go to bed  without any assurance of being alive the next morning,  but still we set the alarms to wake up. 
That’s HOPE 
 
{4} 
We plan big things for tomorrow in spite of zero knowledge…

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