You weren’t born knowing everything. People had to tell you what you needed to know, and that’s how you learn. You can guess sometimes, or figure other things out on […]
You’ve changed your mind.
That’s allowed, you know. You can go in a different direction, pick something else, try another thing, have do-overs, or have two. Pencils come with erasers, few things are forever, and in “Once A Cop” by Cory Pegues, change may be good.
Born the second-youngest with four much older sisters, Cory Pegues grew up in a middle-class, mostly-Black neighborhood in Queens, New York. Although his father was largely absent, Pegues basked in the affection of an extended family and he was secure, until his mother began moving her children from one run-down home to a more-run-down home.
You’ve changed your mind.
That’s allowed, you know. You can go in a different direction, pick something else, try another thing, have do-overs, or have two. Pencils come with erasers, few things are forever, and in “Once a Cop” by Cory Pegues, change may be good.
Your friends follow what you have to say.
Whether on social media or otherwise, they listen to you and understand, ask your opinion, seek your wisdom, and look to your lead. With them, you live a good life. Have followers like those, as you’ll see in “Madame President” by Helene Cooper, and you can change the world.
“This child will be great.”
The authors may have said it best near the end of the book: Malcolm X “died in the struggle for Black power.” It was not the “Black Power” so fiercely espoused by more radical civil rights leaders of the 1960s but, rather, Malcolm X’s death being the result of a vindictive struggle within the upper echelon of the Nation of Islam that found sports icon Muhammad Ali caught in the crosshairs.
Sometimes, you feel like a boiling pot.
That’s because you’ve been cooking a story up and it bubbles and rolls just below the
surface of your mind, waiting to burst forth into a bestseller for an eager audience. It’s
always been your dream to be a famous author – and that could happen, but there’s work
to do first. “Infinite Words” by Zane can get you started.
Mixing musical genres is such a given in contemporary entertainment that one is tempted to believe that this is a new phenomenon. In actuality, this co-mingling of “tropes” or stylistic embellishments associated with specific musical idioms to create new and different effects, has been around since the first immigrants to the New World intentionally put together sounds to amuse themselves.
Politics have arguably been a part of the music of the African Diaspora every since the first slave ship off loaded its cargo in the New World. The Africans fashioned musical idioms as a salve for their wretched existence in their new homeland.