Flashback Friday: That Time in 1997 Archie Comics Predicted Virtual Schooling in 2021.
Move over Simpsons, looks like another beloved cartoon series was able to predict the future.June 4, 2021
Lent 2021/ Flashback Friday: The Assassination of Martin Luther King’s Mother.
We’re flashing back this Lenten Friday to 1974 when MLK’s mom was shot down while playing the organ one summer Sunday morning.March 26, 2021
Flashback Friday: Bobby Driscoll, Disney’s First Tragic Child Star.
As someone who grew up watching, The E! True Hollywood Story, I know there’s a ridiculously long history of tragic child stars. Ever see what happened with the cute tots of The Little Rascals? I mean that messiness went down in the 1930s. But I can’t recall hearing about the sad tale of Bobby Driscoll until rather recently.September 18, 2020
Flashback Friday: Frida and Eva.
Flashback to that time when Mexican artist Frida Kahlo traveled to San Fran and painted a portrait of a Black woman… as a woman… not a caricature.May 8, 2020
Lent 2020, Day 27: Flashback Friday: Billy Sunday vs. the Spanish Flu.
There’s nothing new under the sun. Or behind the pulpit.March 27, 2020
Flashback Friday: That time Lincoln planned to free the slaves and send them south of the border.
Engraving by Thomas Nast in 1865. (Source) I recently binge-listened to “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” by David W. Blight on Audible. It clocks in at nearly 37 hours, and makes…December 28, 2018
Flashback Friday: Dr. Dre before NWA.
Dr. Dre in sparkly gear with a stethoscope before joining NWA. (Image Source) On Thanksgiving, I finally got around to watching the 2015 film “Straight Outta Compton”. I liked it, and…December 1, 2017
Flashback Friday: That way awkward dinner party at Bobby Kennedy’s in May ’63.
James Baldwin, left, and Bobby Kennedy. (Google Images) By the time Robert F. Kennedy was killed in 1968, he had come to be viewed by many as a politician who cared…November 17, 2017
Flashback Friday: That time Albert Einstein hosted Marian Anderson.
There’s a lot I’ve just found out about Albert Einstein. For example, who knew old Al was quite the ladies’ man, a master at science and charm? But another fact that I…September 15, 2017
Flashback Friday: The tragic last days of Lady Day.
Billie Holiday the d’Orly airport, Paris, photographed by Jean-Pierre Leloir, 1958. (Photo Image and Caption via Abongond) I was listening to “On The Media” a couple of weeks ago and the…September 8, 2017
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