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“Tremendous amounts of talent are lost to our society just because that talent wears a skirt.”

Shirley Chisholm had her priorities right, it wasn't about gender or color, it was about the best person for the job.

12. They broke barriers for little girls with presidential aspirations.

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Oil on canvas, Kadir Nelson, 2008

Before there was Hillary, there was Shirley. Shirley Chisholm, a fiery congresswoman from New York, was the first black woman to run for president n 1972. When she announced her historic candidacy, Chisolm cut right to the point.

"I am not the candidate of black America, although I am black and proud," she said. "I am not the candidate of the women's movement of this country, although I am a woman and I am equally proud of that. I am the candidate of the people, and my presence before you now symbolizes a new era in American political history."


His religion taught him that dark skinned people bear the mark and curse of Cain

His stupidity may be convenient, but he didn't come by it all on his own.

Muscle Shoals, about a place filled with magic and music, legend and folklore . . .

MUSCLE SHOALS is a documentary about a place filled with magic and music, legend and folklore, where the river is inhabited by a Native American spirit who has lured some of the greatest Rock and Roll and Soul legends of all time, and drawn from them some of the most uplifting, defiant, and important music ever created. In Muscle Shoals, Alabama, music runs through the hills, the river, and the spirit of the people. It is a place where, even before the Civil Rights Movement really took shape, the color of your skin didn't matter inside the studio.
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/muscle_shoals_2013/


Muscle Shoals (2013) Trailer


Muscle Shoals Movie CLIP - Artists


Muscle Shoals Movie CLIP - Aretha Franklin


Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man the Way I Love You


Jimmy Hughes - Steal Away


Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally


This documentary is filled with music, old photos and clips, woven into the magical history of Muscle Shoals. Great watching for a lazy Sunday.

The DOJ is investigating big money re violation of bribery laws involving Libya's investment fund

WSJ: Financial firms probed over possible bribery in Libya. The Department of Justice has joined an expanding probe of banks, private-equity firms and hedge funds over the possible violation of bribery laws involving Libya's state investment fund prior to the rebellion against Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, the WSJ reports. The investigation originally focused on Goldman Sachs (GS) but now includes Credit Suisse (CS), JP Morgan (JPM), Société Générale (OTC:SCGLF), Blackstone (BX) and hedge-fund operator Och-Ziff Capital Management Group (OZM).


I don't subscribe to the WSJ, but the blurb tells us quite a bit. Maybe murder, maybe suicide, big money, as we know, has many tentacles.

Sweet Vengeance 2013, this is a movie that lightened my load

Trailer:

In the late 1800s, a fanatical religious leader, a renegade Sheriff, and a former prostitute collide in a blood triangle on the rugged plains of the New Mexico Territory. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2224004/


This film is written and directed by Logan and Noah Miller (who also act in it) and shows a true representation of the early and extreme behavior of the Mormons and their mission to populate the West. Jason Isaacs plays the creepy, patriarchal prophet and Ed Harris is his nemesis and I know not everyone appreciates Ed Harris the way I do, but his crazy sheriff portrayal has such panache.

I say it lightened my load because I met men in Utah who still carry the crazy notions expressed by the male characters and even though it is set in the past, any exposure at all of the American Taliban is valuable to me. It might be called revenge porn, but like the movie Inglourious Basterds, it provides an inkling of much needed satisfaction.



I considered putting this in the Movie group, but it doesn't quite match their SOP and I wanted to be sure anyone concerned with patriarchal abuse would see it.
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