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Looking At A Popular Question for WJSS: Why Are You Attracted To Black People* And Black Culture*?

2 Oct

always MJ

In The Beginning..There Was…And Still Is:  MJ

My friend Keith Thompson suggested, as part of his birthday greeting to me in early September, that perhaps now would be a good time to write a post where I reflect back on this blog, and see where I’ve come from, what I’ve learned along the way.

My first post on February 14, 2012, started off as a so-called Valentine to black people. The last paragraph of my About page, states that I would be sharing about my attraction to black people and black culture.*

I hadn’t read my About page in some time, but when I saw those words they reminded me that was what I thought was the original purpose of the journey– […]

Remembering Richard Pryor

22 Oct

Comedian Richard Pryor was a part of my growing up.  And it wasn’t just because he was popular during my teen years, with movies like Silver Streak, Stir Crazy and  Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars, or  for his stand-up routine albums like Richard Pryor:  Live on Sunset Strip and Is It Something I Said?.

I owe a lot of my love of comedy to my Dad, who in another life would have been a stand-up comic himself.  My father, with the Jewfro he sported back then, held court at the dinner table with my Mother, my two sisters, and me.  There he’d […]