Posted by: yechristian | April 23, 2016

Harriet Tubman To Be On The $20 Bill

Congratulations to Harriet Tubman for being picked to be the new face of the $20 bill. She was always a personal hero to me since I was a little girl. She was an American abolitionist, humanitarian, and an armed scout and spy for the United States Army during the American Civil War.

Andrew Jackson will be on the back of the $20 bill when the big change takes place. The prediction is to do it around the year 2020 when it’s the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment.

Read the whole story here at this link:

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/04/treasurys-lew-to-announce-hamilton-to-stay-on-10-bill-222204

Posted by: yechristian | March 31, 2016

Why I Have Been Quiet About The Presidential Election

It’s a crazy Presidential election race. The Republicans who are running for President don’t hold any interest to me. The guy leading the pack is a nutcase. Do I really have to mention his name on my blog? The other two guys that are still in the race don’t even get my attention.

On the Democratic side, I am not feeling any “Bern.” He’s too much of an idealist and hasn’t given a very clear picture on how he’s going to make those changes. Everyone who knows me well know that I am fan of Hillary. When this blog was part of a small newspaper called Boston Now back in 2008, I fully supported Hillary in many posts.

Guess what? I’m still with her.

Hope you get the nomination, Hillary!

Posted by: yechristian | February 12, 2016

A Freezing Cold Weekend In Boston Coming Up!

Valentines Weekend in Boston is going to be the coldest every, according to the news reports I’ve been hearing in the last few days. Saturday night, the temperature is going to end up in the negative numbers (-6 degrees).

On top of that cold temperature, it’s going to be windy tomorrow night as well. Best to bundle up if you want to go out. Sunday will be chilly as well. The highest temperature predicted for Sunday in Boston will be 12 degrees.

Look on the bright side, this coming Tuesday the weather will be close to 50 degrees! Love that New England Weather!

The 5 day weather report

Posted by: yechristian | January 27, 2016

My Thoughts on The #Oscarssowhite Controversy

I would like to say first is that I want actors/actresses to be nominated for an Academy Award based on their performance not their skin color. However, I find it odd that none of the Black actors or actresses out there in the world were not nominated for an Oscar for the second year in a row. This is the year 2016, which is more than 60 years after the Civil Rights movement started.

I haven’t had the chance to see every movie that came out this year, but I have heard a lot of feedback about Michael B. Jordan’s performance in Creed (a movie I haven’t seen yet). I am very glad that his co-star Sylvester Stallone got a supporting actor nomination. Also, I am very aware that there are very talented people of color out there, but why aren’t they getting any recognition when Oscar nomination time happened in the last two years?

Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee are boycotting the Oscars this year because there were no Black people nominated in any of the acting categories. Even Jada’s husband, Will Smith, is joining in the boycott. He was recently in a movie called Concussion. In previous years, he had been nominated for a Best Actor Oscar.

I think about the young Black children who will be watching the Oscars this year. They will be wondering why no Black people were nominated. It shows a negative message to them and it’s not fair that this is happening in the year 2016.

Posted by: yechristian | December 31, 2015

End of Year Post 2015: Once Again, Black Lives Still Matter!

America now seems to be the land of the tragic killings. Reckless policemen either abusing helpless Black people so badly that it leads to suicide or killing them because they think they are brandishing a gun without even making sure it is a real gun and not a toy gun. Then, there are the terrorists that are both foreign and domestic with their mass shootings of civilians.

What happened here? We need responsible people in charge at all levels of government and public service. People of color like myself seem to look dangerous to white police officers while the really dangerous people, the terrorists, are buying tons of ammo under everyone’s noses and go after unsuspecting victims.

There has been too death in 2015. Let’s hope for more life and living in 2016.

Posted by: yechristian | December 29, 2015

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,400 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 40 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Posted by: yechristian | December 9, 2015

Radio Newsman Doug Limerick to Retire

I used to listen to Doug Limerick on Q107 FM in Washington, DC, where he did the morning show, Dude & Doug, with DJ Dude Walker in the early 1980s. I was in high school at the time. I also saw Doug do the weekend weatherman news on Channel 7 in DC around the same time.

In 1982, Doug left Q107 FM for ABC News Radio. Next week, Doug is retiring. His final broadcast will be on December 18.

Good Luck, Doug!

The whole article is here on allaccess.com.

Q107 FM had this TV Promo during the early 1980s

Posted by: yechristian | November 12, 2015

Starbucks Christmas Cup Controversy: Totally Stupid!

Seriously, Folks who are upset with Starbucks over their new Christmas cup, are you all totally stupid? Who cares about how they choose to decorate their cups during the Christmas holiday season? The world is not going to end! It’s not an attack against religion. Why would anyone think Starbucks was being offensive towards religion?

There worse things out there that need more attention than Starbucks. Poverty, hunger, unemployment, and tons of other serious things are out there to focus on.

Grow up, People who are upset at Starbucks!

Posted by: yechristian | October 1, 2015

President Barack Obama Frustrated By Another Mass Shooting

I feel frustrated too. So many shootings have happened over the many years since Columbine that it’s too incredible to believe, but it’s true. We are killing each other with guns.

It seems almost every other week there’s a report about a shooting. The only reason I’ve haven’t written about all of them is that it’s depressing and frustrating to comment every time they happen.

When is it all going to stop? Will it be better gun control laws? Or better mental health care?

We still don’t know what possessed the 20 year old shooter to go on this rampage at a community college in Oregon. So far, we know the shooter demanded his victims to tell him what their religion is.

Once we get all the facts, we need to find a solution to this problem.

Posted by: yechristian | August 24, 2015

WZLX’s John Laurenti Now a PD at 2 NH Radio Stations

John Laurenti, a veteran DJ at Boston’s WZLX FM, is now working as a Program Director at two New Hampshire radio stations. He officially started last Monday, August 17. The 2 radio stations are iHeart radio stations: WGIR/Manchester and WHEB/Portsmouth.

John Laurenti Named PD at WGIR and WHEB

This is the second time Laurenti has left WZLX. Back in 2005, he left WZLX for WBOS FM in Boston to do the afternoon shift for a couple of years until WBOS has another format change firing most of their air staff including Laurenti. For several weeks in 2012, he was doing the morning show with Karen Blake at WODS-FM in Boston (Oldies 103) just before it changed it’s format to AMP 103 and fired all its air staff. That’s radio biz!

Good luck in NH, John!

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