Chicago is a sad place these days: continuing gun violence continues to cut short young lives. Thinking about one of those young people, Hadiya Pendleton, I wrote this piece.
Take good care.
Sunday, Beyonce joined Diana Ross, Madonna and Janet Jackson as a Super Bowl halftime star. Would she lip-sync, some joked. Not a chance: just as she did at President Obama’s inauguration, once she hit the stage she did her thing live and in living color.
While I listened and watched as Beyonce sang inauguration day, I got to thinking, and then I got to writing: She sings two anthems, but President Obama only listens to one.
Her personal anthem is: “Who Run the World (Girls).” Yes, I’ve written about this song before: I love the song and its message. Alas, we’re not running the world, at least judging by who sits in President Obama’s most important Cabinet seats (State, Defense and Treasury).
Women’s History Month will be on us in a blink-of-an-eye, and it’s already Black History Month: Let’s make some history and raise a little sand.