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March 4: Happy Birthday Paul W. S. Anderson and Len Wiseman

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On a day without a lot of really big names, our headliners are a pair of directors who have some things in common: 1) they are each responsible for a durable action-horror franchise, which 2) features a heroine who kicks loads of ass.  1.153 palabras más

Celebrity Birthdays

ON THIS DAY: March 4, 2017

March 4th is

Toy Soldier Day

Iditarod First Day

Pound Cake Day

National Grammar Day

Marching Band Day
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History

“Age is…wisdom, if one has lived one’s life properly.”

—Miriam Makeba.

Thought For Today

South African Anthem – Best In The World?

Generally national anthems are the most dreary and banal drones, not anything that anyone from another country would even consider to be music, let alone something that might move them in any way…  Think of Britain’s awful dreary pean of praise to the House of Windsor – not even about the country – and you will know what I mean. 647 palabras más

Music

"All we worry about is to fight and liberate ourselves. What will happen after that will depend, again, on the invaders."

I heard about Miriam Makeba, the incredible South African singer, at a “Black Girl Magic” event I attended a couple days ago. This is a powerful interview on apartheid, anti-black racism, and struggling as a black person/artist in a white dominated world. 42 palabras más

Queen

Celebrating Black Female Freedom Fighters: Zenzile Miriam Makeba

Zenzile Miriam Makeba (1932-2008) aka Miriam Makeba aka Mama Africa was born in a township near Johannesburg, South Africa. Born into the racist, segregationist system of apartheid, Ms. 764 palabras más

Non Fiction

African Love Anthem: 'Malaika'

Who has not heard of the famous African love song ‘Malaika?’ The best known version of this song is the one sung by Mama Africa, … 404 palabras más

Great People