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Tell me a little bit about “Supergirl” as the season winds down. In true finale form, the season ends with some pretty big cliffhangers. A lot is on the line for the couples on the show and the audience will see how … all the characters band together despite heartache, celebration and impending doom (ha ha).

Originally posted by cerseis-lannister

An interview with Chyler Leigh……I dont like this answer!!!

At 6:01 PM on April 4, 1968, just as Martin Luther King Jr. stepped out onto a balcony at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, James Earl Ray fired a single .30-caliber bullet from the Remington rifle he’d perched in the bathroom window of a boardinghouse across the street. King was dead. Within hours, more than one hundred American cities broke out in rioting.
The riots reinforced in white middle-class America the sense that American cities had become zones of lawlessness. And again, it was black people causing all the violence.
In fact, it came at a time when much of that same white, middle-class America began to sense that its values and traditions were under attack from all sides. In his drug war history ‘Smoke and Mirrors’, journalist Dan Baum points out that black homicide arrests doubled between 1960 and 1967. At the same time, heroin deaths and overdoses were also on the rise. The hippie, antiwar, and counterculture movements were all in full swing. All of this also coincided with the rise of the civil rights movement. Nixon’s Silent Majority began to see a link between drugs, crime, the counterculture, and race.
The movements had some common elements, but there was little evidence that drug use was causing the spike in violent crime. For example, while it was true that heroin junkies were more likely to commit crimes like burglary and theft to support their habit, it wasn’t true that drug use was causing the surge in violent crime. A 1971 study from the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs -the government’s antidrug enforcement arm itself- found that drug users were 35 percent less likely to be arrested and charged with homicide than non-drug users, and less than half as likely to be charged with aggravated assault. The rise in pot-smoking among the counterculture was even less threatening, and less of a contributor to the crime rate.
But candidate Nixon and his politically savvy advisers seized on the growing assumption in middle class America that all these things were connected. When Robert Kennedy was assassinated in June 1968, the party used his death to push its crime bill, even though his assassination would prove to have been politically motivated, and Kennedy himself had been opposed to the more controversial parts of the law.
—  Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces by Radley Balko
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Johnny Cash: With His Hot and Blue Guitar (1957)

Yes, I moved to Nashville recently, but I bought this LP in New York City; it’s Johnny’s very first long-player, recorded just down the road from here at Memphis’ famed Sun Studios and released almost 60 years ago!

Cash had failed to impress Sun boss Sam Phillips at his first audition, in which he sang some gospel songs, but he tried again with the spunkier, rockabilly country of “Hey Porter” and “Cry! Cry! Cry!,” and earned himself a record deal.

Touring stints with the Louisiana Hayride and label mate Elvis Presley followed in short order, as did Johnny’s first signature numbers, “Folsom Prison Blues” and “I Walk the Line” – all of it faithfully backed by guitarist Luther Perkins and upright bassist Marshall Grant, a.k.a. the Tennessee Two.

So the wily Sam Phillips eventually moved to capitalize on his budding star’s momentum by compiling all available studio sides onto what was then a premium, high-priced format: the 33 1/3 RPM 12” record.

Among the chosen cuts were other minor early classics (“Country Boy,” “So Doggone Lonesome”), train ballads (“The Rock Island Line,” “I Heard that Lonesome Whistle,” “The Wreck of Old ‘97”), and, yeah, some maudlin gospel too (“If the Good Lord’s Willing,” “I Was There When it Happened”).

In other words, this LP collected some of the very bedrock upon which much of Cash’s unrivaled country music career was built, with help from Johnny’s hot and blue geetar.

More Johnny Cash: At San QuentinMan in Black.

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I don’t know what to say… Her words are a part of history, the black history!

And our people miss her so much, not only her words! She did great things in her life! Her speeches, interviews, teachings make us better persons! She was a warrior for defending not just black people, but for every group.

This crazy world needs her! Don’t let the dream die!

#CorettaScottKing
#BlackHistoryMonth