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Joe BidenCongratulations to our presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden!

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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:06 PM

40. Oh, wow. Brenda Skyes, one of my role models.

 

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I didn't know "Ozzie's Girls" is one of her earliest works. I remember my mom saying "beautiful and talented girl" around '75 and I paid attention to her. One season, no wonder I missed it. Watched an episode and surprised by how natural and not unusual a black girl in the mix was portrayed. And the anti-misogynistic, though paternalistic, Ozzie trying to protect the girls is surprising. Interesting plug for Social Security in this episode, too. I don't have to imagine a lot of Moral Majority/racist heads exploding.



Besides her influence on me, I don't know anyone of my generation not knowing of her marriage to Gil Scott Heron and his timeless "The Revolution Will Not be Televised...the revolution will be live."

I forget how early television did try and failed to accentuates non-othering in a world that' resists natural diversity.

Thanks for posting this, Hortensis. No matter how old it is, the message of the right to exist without harm persists.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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