Thursday, April 21, 2011


At a time when when life in America was a harsh reality
do to gross poverty, racism, educational and work
opportunities were all but a small footnote in the life of the
average African American. Television was one of the
only escapes from the many social evils drugs, alcoholism,
prison and death...
Ironic in 50 years how times have changed and yet there is
still a deficit in education on the whole as the average
black American spends more than 7 hours in front of the
television, 2 hours over the national average rate of 5 hours
and 11 minutes, and just shy of four hours per day more
than the average Asian who clocks in at 3 hours 14 minutes
of TV viewing. What the math points to is 50 hours of TV
weekly and 200 hours a month.
A drain on the brain as content is for the most part dictated
by overwhelming commercial appeal, and not by the qualities
of ideas.Kids today seem to be heading toward a zombie illusion
zone where there is nothing worth learning.
Some would say this is by design as the media racks up dollars
in it's quest for advertising revenue. For sure much time and
money is directed towards the study of the social habits
and behaviors of the African American communities as well as
any other community but owing to the African American acute
attraction to trends and fads this can lead to an alarming
destruction within the social structure as a whole.
Yes many of us and very vocally point to the state of our
still separate and unequal public education system which
is in need of much improving, but there is much that we
can do in the home to balance out this deficit of learning.


Sunday, April 17, 2011


Well last night as I said decided to take in a movie. Was not sure
what was playing but with luck I stumbled upon a nice period piece
entitled Conspirator.
My report, this is an excellent movie and a must see if you are into
historical films.

The Conspirator is a historical drama film directed by
Robert Redford. It is the debut film of the American Film Company.
The film tells the story of Mary Surratt, the only female co-conspirator
charged in the Abraham Lincoln assassination and the first woman to
be executed by the United States federal government. The movie
stars Robin Wright, James McAvoy, Justin Long, Evan Rachel Wood, Jonathan Groff, Tom Wilkinson, Alexis Bledel, Kevin Kline and Toby Kebbell.

Against the ominous back-drop of post-Civil War Washington and the wake of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the President, Vice President, and Secretary of State. The lone woman charged, Mary Surratt (Wright) owns a boarding house where John Wilkes Booth (Toby Kebbell) and others met and planned the simultaneous attacks.

Frederick Aiken lawyer (McAvoy), a 28-year-old Union war-hero, reluctantly agrees to defend Surratt before a military tribunal. Aiken realizes his client may be innocent and that she is being used as bait and hostage in order to capture the only conspirator to have escaped a massive manhunt, her own son, John (Johnny Simmons).

As the nation turns against Mary she is forced to rely on Aiken for her defense as the drama which unfolds leads to her ultimate date with the hangman.

The official movie site/go to title link above....


Saturday, April 16, 2011


Lady Gaga
Saturday the 16th April........

Here chilling in Starbucks listening to Whitney Houston's "Call me Tonight" from the Album "I Look To You". What a great song! It's just what I needed to
get through this wet and dreary night in New York's big apple.

Yes I'm a big Whitney Houston fan, and must admit I'm in love with this woman's voice. Trust me when Whitney sings, she knows what she is singing about.

On another note as you know the Drifters are back in the charts after 35yrs.
The new lads in Europe are currently holding at #12 on the official UK chart and with a little luck they will move up a notch in the coming week.

Most of you know the group has gone through some personnel changes, like what's new with the Drifters! that's been part of of it style since it's inception.

Spoke to Reese Cannon the other day, he's doing well for you UK fans who miss
him in the groups lineup. What of the Legends? that is the Drifters Legends myself and the guys speak frequently with each other and currently planning on getting together in the coming weeks to discuss music matters...... For updates you can log in here at Corner Talk Report or jump over to the Legends page over on Facebook.

The Drifters official web site over all keeps things in perspective. The address there

Rolling Stones recent special collectors edition has named The Drifters in the 100 greatest artist of all times category.

In other news Actor Samuel L. Jackson is gearing up to play the role of Martin
Luther King here on Broadway.
He's played many memorable characters on screen, but now Samuel L. Jackson will portray a legend on stage.

It has been noted that Lady Gaga lately has been looking a little different but the pop superstar wants to let everyone know it's not because of any plastic surgery.

The Bieber has called it quits for a little while as far as Twitterverse goes.
The young star says he needs a little time to him self. It seems the social network has taken it's tole on him for the moment.....

Well that's it! need to get out of here and go and check out the movie scene. Will let you know what's looking promising in the coming weeks......



Thursday, April 14, 2011