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A Thousand Splendid Suns

This book is by Afghan author Khaled Hosseini. I read his first bestseller Kite Runner many years ago and enjoyed it very much. I had reservations about A Thousand Splendid Suns at first but the author is a storyteller and I had to finish it to know how the story ended. I did enjoy it…
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Martin Luther King Jr

What is there to say about this man that hasn't been said. I think his dream is alive. It just needs to become ours. His agenda is much needed today even though I think tactics have changed. Prayer and protests aren't as powerful as they used to be but votes and money are. Hit them…
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Seven Seconds

I finally finished binge watching this Netflix one season ten-episode drama. It’s set in New Jersey and follows the death of a young black man in a hit and run by a Policeman. He's encouraged to cover it up by his captain and two other officers. We then get to see the corrupt NJ judicial…
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I loved Black Panther but…

It was good. I enjoyed it. I loved the undertow of historical and political references which were subtle. It was beautifully filmed with wonderful ethnically influenced costumes, natural hair or even bald heads, as in the red warrior women. The musical score was effective and contributed well to the scenes. Special congratulations are in order…
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