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Here are 15 pieces of people-focused good news you might have missed this year.

This year has been like none other in recent memory. I hope the next year brings more sunshine to dry the tears. We all need some good news even if it is mixed with some sadness. Here are 15 pieces … Continue reading

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Ma Rainey_Gertrude Pridgett, the start of it all. Grandmother of modern music.

Lady Day (Billie Holiday)  may had been the empress of the blues but Ma Rainey was the GrandMother of it all. “Ma” Rainey (born Gertrude Pridgett, September 1882 or April 26, 1886 – December 22, 1939. With home birth and … Continue reading

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