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Aug.20.2013
THE BUTLER  (by Lee Daniels) a film review    by Jeanne Powell  In this film by Lee Daniels, the characters of Cecil and Gloria Gaines are based loosely on the lives of Eugene and Helene  Allen.  According to Wil Haygood’s article in the Washington Post, Eugene...
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Jan.19.2013
Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) For those who ask the question, "Aren't you a civil rights leader?" and thereby mean to exclude me from the movement for peace, I have this further answer. In 1957 when a group of us formed the Southern Christian Leadership...
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Jun.22.2009
(c) Jeanne Powell 2009"Rev. Jackson's Tears"(All Rights Reserved )   So much to celebrate last November 5th, the day after America's 2008 national election. The Chicago audience was giddy with excitement as the incoming president spoke. No reason to notice an older man standing quietly in the...
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Apr.29.2009
"There is nothing new in the world except the history we do not know," said former President Harry S. Truman. Those words resonated with powerful significance April 3, 2009, when Mrs. Naomi King and Dr. Babs Onabanjo debuted in Savannah a preview of the film, A.D. King, Brother to the...
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Mar.11.2009
An odd point of irony from this particular writer’s life: I have boarded planes that touched down in places hundreds and thousands of miles from my home state of Georgia (USA), traveling to California, England, Germany, Scotland, and elsewhere. But somehow I never journeyed west, just next door, to...