100 Years Ago, ‘Crazy Blues’ Sparked a Revolution for Black Women Fans

Mamie Smith recorded “Crazy Blues” — African-American women’s breakthrough into the mainstream recording industry — with the Jazz Hounds in the summer of 1920 100 Years Ago, ‘Crazy Blues’ Sparked a Revolution for Black Women Fans – The New York Times She was way ahead of her time.

She Explains ‘Mansplaining’ With Help From 17th-Century Art

“Men to Avoid in Art and Life,” Nicole Tersigni harnesses her skill with a Twitter meme to illuminate the experience of women harassed by concern trolls, “sexperts” and more. She Explains ‘Mansplaining’ With Help From 17th-Century Art – The New York Times All men have done it. Credits: Painting at the MET, NYC The Fortune-TellerContinue reading “She Explains ‘Mansplaining’ With Help From 17th-Century Art”

Puerto Rico’s primary goes off the rails (Que Verguenza)

Puerto Rico on Sunday was forced to partially suspend voting for primaries marred by a lack of ballots as officials called on the president of the U.S. territory’s elections commission to resign. Puerto Rico’s primary goes off the rails – POLITICO

In Stimulus Talks, McConnell Is Outside the Room and in a Tight Spot

So what did McConnell gain from waiting three months for a stimulus bill, hoping the virus would magically disappear? Read his response: “It allowed us to learn the coronavirus didn’t mysteriously disappear,” he said in an interview on Wednesday. “It is still here.” In Stimulus Talks, McConnell Is Outside the Room and in a TightContinue reading “In Stimulus Talks, McConnell Is Outside the Room and in a Tight Spot”

Can N.Y.C. Reopen Schools? The Whole Country Is Watching

Great problems when NYC buildings are like aging museums with windows that require a special person to open, elevators are the size of a broom closet, if there are elevators. Why give students and parents false hope. NYC DOE has ALWAYS operated a bare bones education relying on semi-athletic young teachers and elderly veterans. AllContinue reading “Can N.Y.C. Reopen Schools? The Whole Country Is Watching”