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Feb 2nd 2011 11:18AM Chuck;
Because of either the generation or the cultural differences we have different experiences with the radio stations in Baltimore airing what at the time of the girl singing groups as R&B. During my time WCBM was a POP, Drama, and news station while WSID, WEBB (James Brown radio)and WITH (at late night with Chuck Thompson) were the R&B stations where one would hear the "Marvelettes". I would be interested in hearing more about some of your experience with WCBM. I evendently had long since left the "Marvelettes" and the "Chantels" by the time WCBM made the switch.This would be very interesting to me since I enjoy the history of music and this might be a void in my listening experience.
Jul 14th 2009 3:16PM How sad it is that this had to turn into a discussion about race. It is really about the achievements of a 15 year old girl who has applied herself to developing a skill that could be very useful to her having a sucessful life. She just happens to be a young American girl of Black African descent. The reason the cultural heritage is significant is simply because she is of a cultural heritage containing an identifiable and significant number of people who, for whatever reasons, have the dubious distinction of leading the world in almost every negative social and economic statistic. If this was not the case the "race" of the young lady would not be an issue. But since it is, every opportunity should be used to showcase such an achievement to other 15 year olds whose life, for whatever reasons, have been impacted social negativities.
Apr 14th 2007 11:34PM I spent three on Navy ships and during the last three years took three cruises. While the cruise ships offer considerable more comfort, safety is not their main concern. I am surprised more people are not lost as a result of falling over the railings that provide no cat walks or other safety measures. When the only thing separating you from open sea is a rail,buddy you are in danger, even if you are sober.