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My Grandfather, The Cotton Club, And Billy Eckstine



As The Sunsets On Another Sweltering Hot Day

In Manhattan, New York. My Grandfather, 24

Year Old Ira Davis Gets Off The Bus After A Long

Ride From Chattanooga, Tennessee.



His Destination The World Famous Cotton

Club In Harlem, The Black Mecca Of

Entertainment Back In Those Days, Where

Many African American Jazz Stars Performed

Along With The Jazz Swing Bands Of That Era.



It Was 1944 And… Continue

Added by SoleMannKing on December 23, 2009 at 12:32am — 2 Comments

Ghetto City Blues (Makes Me Wanna Holler)



This Is My First Poem In Nearly 3 Years, Inspired By Marvin Gaye's Inner City Blues

Hopefully This Will Be My Comeback Of Sorts. Can't Say That I Will Keep On Writing

Because Right Now I'm Just Not Feeling It Like I Use To, But When I Heard The Song And

Saw The Visuals In The Video, I Knew I Had To Do Something....LOL





GHETTO CITY BLUES (MAKES ME WANNA… Continue

Added by SoleMannKing on December 17, 2009 at 5:02pm — No Comments

The Soul Of Homeless Walter



Tears formed in my eyes as i looked out onto the vast landscape that was before my eyes....



All i see is Broken Dreams and Terrible Heartache......

Do you think i choose to be Homeless?

25 years i have been like this, the system failed me and so many others.....



But hey i'm Walter and i am a man with a voice of reason.....



Who am i? i could be your brother, your father, or your son. I am…
Continue

Added by SoleMannKing on November 20, 2009 at 11:29pm — 2 Comments

Black Panther Party Memories



One of the things i have always read and researched about is The Black Panther Party...The purpose of this forum post is post anything you can find about The Black Panther Party be it good or bad...I will always have respect for the good that they did for the Black Communities...Huey Newton and Bobby Seale started a good thing only to see The FBI and the Raciest Police destroy it all.



Now i won't sit here and say there were no bad… Continue

Added by SoleMannKing on November 20, 2009 at 12:07am — 5 Comments

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