Jan. 24, 2020

66 This Weekend

It begins the weekend of my 66th Birthday Celebration 1/26/1954@12:14 AM ...... I came into this world before breaking the sound barrier, Sputnik, a trip and a walk on the moon, Thurgood’s work, Brown versus the Board of Education, the end of Jim Crow, Little Richard and Chuck Berry, Chubby Checker and the Twist, James Brown and his splits, The Primes and the Primettes who became the Temptations and the Supremes, Smokey Robinson and Hitsville, Emmitt Till and Rosa Parks, Sitting At The Back Of The Bus, no rights, Go-Go Music, Stokely, Civil Rights, Voting Rights, Black Power, Equal Education, Vietnam, Free Love, Hippies, Legal Blunts, Gay Rights, The Ballot or The Bullet, I Have a Dream, I woke up to a nightmare, assassins shots for Medgar, JFK, Malcolm, Martin and both Bobby’s, Hutton and Kennedy, Fred Hampton and Mark Clark, Ted Kennedy’s five and Mary Jo’s demise, the white flight from the cities, the drug flight into the cities, Marvin Gaye,What's Going On, Mercy Mercy Me, Sitting on the Dock of the Bay, Jim Croce, Iota Phi Theta, Morgan State "University", Johnny U’s 3 rings, Joe Montana’s 3 rings, Tom Brady’s 6 rings, Bill Russell’s 11 rings, Wilt’s 100, Kareem’s points, Kobe’s drive, Jordan’s brand, Shaq’’s power, Elgin’s grace, West’s shot, Lebron’s force, Soul Train, BET, Ali’s no, Ali’s worldwide glow,Obama’s birth, Lizzo’s girth, Jimi’s spiral, Jimi’s denial, black fists raised, Bob Gibson’s gaze, Jackie’s Hall of Fame induction, Frank’s triple, Sandy’s dominance, Willie’s prominence, Hammering Hank, Roberto’s Arm, Bullet Bob, Carl Lewis’s control, Bob Beamon’s leap, Usain Bolt’s jolt, all the PED’s, all the cheats, Nixon’s demise, Obama’s prize, 4 dead in O Hi O, 4 dead at Sunday schools, crazed whites(still crazy), no reparations, sorry John Conyers, Fannie Lou still a sharecropper who became a justice builder, crack cocaine, secretly made lo mein, my three wives, my sons births, Skyler Rose who came into my life in the Fall it immediately began my Spring,bank accounts, sold homes and bills to pay, a blog to build, a book to read, yet through it all I have survived hoping to see another 66 and the wonders that I will behold.Peace and Love my Friends Peace and Love