Today's topics include: We Remember Prince and His Legacy; The Music of Generation X; Obama's Statement on Prince; Harriet Tubman to Replace Andrew Jackson on the Twenty; Conservatives Respond and more.
She was an agitator. She was a subversive. She used the tools of social change to improve America. She fought for the little guy against the strong guy. And she was willing to put herself at great risk to ensure justice for others.
The implicit message was this: It's fine to honor women or minorities, but not if this means dethroning a white male President from a widely used denomination, or even engaging in a serious debate about the moral legacy of the nation's early leaders.
Funded from his own pocket, 34-year-old Mel Waters devised the project for himself and executed it on city walls (and one delivery truck) to pay tribute to famous African Americans during Black History Month.
Studying Harriet Tubman's life has made me a believer in praying for help. When I first began to follow her example, I had a difficult time discerning the guidance coming my way. Yet it's still possible for us to learn how to hear and carry out the internal guidance we receive.
While the other girls wrote about princesses and high school Queen Bees, Emily* wrote about Harriet Tubman. Her first piece in the week-long creative writing workshop began as an academic essay, but ended up being creative non-fiction.
Who'd have thought that words such as "hot" or "trending" would refer to Harriet Tubman? Yet, there they are. Hers may be the face that boots Hamilton from the ten dollar bill, and her words graced Viola Davis' historic Emmy speech.