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Cicely Tyson Dies At Age 96

Sad to hear of the death of the great actress Cicely Tyson

Emmy- and Tony-winning actress Cicely Tyson, who distinguished herself in theater, film and television, died on Thursday afternoon. She was 96.

Critical Race Theory and the Southern Baptist Church

Many Baptist ministers are considering leaving the Southern Baptist Convention. One of the friction points is the rejection of Critical Race Theory by the Southern Baptist Church. The Church believes CRT is incompatible with the Bible. Several Black ministers obviously disagree.

Several Black pastors within the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) are weighing leaving the convention due to a lack of racial sensitivity from the predominately white convention.

Josh Hawley Victim of the Woke and Cancel Culture

Poor Baby

Instead of taking to the public square to defend themselves or even attempt to reassure the electorate they are committed to the basic meaning and functions of democracy, Republicans are—like Hawley—scrambling to find find a new, shiny object to focus public attention on, complaining that they are the victims of “wokeness” and “cancel culture.”

Pinky and the Brain

PP seems upset by a blog about Black History Month

He posted a cartoon featuring Pinky and the Brain

AA follows with a comment about how the counters work

Yet in comments on another blog, they seem to suggest the increased level of "lurkers" and how old dagbloggers viewed the Black History Month post.

Just wondering why PP is so upset and took time out of his day to ridicule the post.

It’s All About the Tubmans

From the WaPo

The $20 bill is getting a new — but familiar — face.

The Biden administration will resume the process to replace President Andrew Jackson’s face on the note with famed abolitionist Harriet Tubman, White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters during her Monday news briefing. A Treasury Department spokesperson confirmed the change.

The Religious Left

President-elect Joe Biden is a Catholic and often infuses Biblical quotes in his speeches.Nancy Pelosi and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are also Catholics who note that their faith leads them to fight for social justice. Ilhan Omar cites her Muslim faith as the reason for her activism. Cory Booker's speeches often sound like they are coming from a pulpit. We remember how comfortable President Obama felt singing "Amazing Grace" from the pulpit of Mother Emmanuel. Raphael Warnock is the senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where Martin Luther King Jr. led the congregation.

COVID And The Celebrity Doctors

Several doctors known basically for appearing on television gave blockheaded advice to listeners regarding COVID.

Dr. Drew, an addiction specialist, told listeners that COVID was being overblown. He apologized after his son was infected. Dr Drew Pinsky recently announced that he is being treated for COVID.

Dr Mehmet Oz, a cardiothoracic surgeon, known mainly for a television show, gave his opinion on the benefits of hydroxychloroquine. Studies did not bear out his support for thr drug.

Arrested And Jailed Based on Faulty Facial Recognition Software

From NYT

In February 2019, Nijeer Parks was accused of shoplifting candy and trying to hit a police officer with a car at a Hampton Inn in Woodbridge, N.J. The police had identified him using facial recognition software, even though he was 30 miles away at the time of the incident.

Mr. Parks spent 10 days in jail and paid around $5,000 to defend himself. In November 2019, the case was dismissed for lack of evidence.

Alternatives To Police In Mental Crisis Cases

Pilot programs for mental health care crises 

Low Oxygen Levels May Be Missed in Black COVID Patients

Pulse oximeters, used to evaluate oxygen content in patients, may miss low oxygen levels in Black patients.

This possibility should be kept in mind by those treating patients, especially during the pandemic

Pulse oximeters

New England Journal of Medicine letter



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