James is now accepting
bookings for corporate functions.
Well! February is Black History Month. I don't have anything to
say about that, but Colbert King does. He is a Pulitzer
Prize-winning columnist for the Washington Post. He is the deputy
editor of the Post's editorial page. Colbert King is a black man,
he's a Democrat, he's a liberal and he's an avid supporter of Barack Obama. Here are his words as printed in the
"Here we are, another Black History Month: time to lionize great
black men and women of the past. Twenty-eight days to praise the
first African American to do this and the first African American
who did that. Another month of looking back with pride - as we
ignore the calamity in our midst."
A calamity because, according to some recent posts (Washington Post
Demonstrate to Victory), "In 1950, nearly 80 percent of black
families had two parents. Today, only 38 percent do, and the
majority of black children are growing up with struggling single
mothers. The result: an ongoing epidemic of dropouts, crime, child
abuse and relentless poverty. This should be no surprise. Children
need fathers. And it's well established that kids from broken
homes are far less likely to succeed in life. The boys turn to
crime and drugs and end up in jail. The girls turn to sex and wind
up pregnant, perpetuating the cycle of misery. How has society
responded? By making teen pregnancy easier with 'food stamps, cash
assistance, medical coverage and foster care.' Meanwhile,
good-for-nothing fathers hop from one baby mama to the next
without any consequences. We can blame society or racism if we
like for our messed up kids. But 'an intergenerational cycle of
dysfunction is unfolding before our eyes,' and only
African-Americans can stop it."
March is Irish-American History Month. April is Scottish-American
History Month. Jewish-American Heritage Month is in May followed
by Caribbean-American Heritage month in June. I'm reminded of the
song, "Doo-dah, doo-dah ... oh, de doo-dah day!"
Coming up in September is Hispanic Heritage Month and October is
Italian Heritage Month. It's all much ado about nothing really.
The late Rodney King said, "Can't we all just get along?"
We could if we all celebrated July. July should be for people like
me. I'm a non-hyphenated American. Besides, July is National Hot
Dog Month. Everyone could celebrate, everyone likes hot dogs.
They're non-offensive and politically correct in 49 of the 50
states. Be careful in New York if you include a hot dog in a Happy
Meal or wash one down with more than 16 ounces of soda. And stay
away from Styrofoam!
For the few who don't care for hot dogs, just hang on, August is
National Catfish Month. And except for those of you who don't eat
meat, enjoy yourself!
Mark Twain once said, "Part of the secret of success in life is to
eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside."
Until next time,
God bless everybody and God bless America!