Browsing: September 16

A Brief History On September 16, 1979, the Rap music trio The Sugarhill Gang was formed, and they released their hit, “Rapper’s Delight,” the first Rap song to land in the Billboard Top 40 as a mainstream hit song.  Today, we ask our music loving fans, “What is the greatest Rap Song of All Time?” Digging Deeper We list some to choose from, but feel free to name your own pick: “Rapper’s Delight,” Sugarhill Gang, 1979 “The Message,” Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, 1982 “Baby Got Back,” Sir Mix-a-Lot, 1992 “I Used to Love H.E.R.,” Common, 1994 “Criminal,” Eminem,…

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A Brief History On September 16, 1979, the Rap music trio The Sugarhill Gang was formed, and they released their groundbreaking hit, “Rapper’s Delight,” the first Rap song to land in the Billboard Top 40 as a mainstream hit song.  America was baptized into a new mainstream musical genre that has persisted over the years, a movement also called “Hip Hop.” Digging Deeper Finding its origins in New York City during the 1970’s, African American and to some extent Latino Americans developed the Rap style of talk music, which has evolved into the wider genre of Hip Hop which includes…

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A Brief History From approximately September 16 to October 30, the Sun transits the constellation of Virgo.  If you are a Virgo, you know you can be an insufferable perfectionist, often at the cost of sour relationships at home. Your ‘high standards’ drives people nuts and sometimes against you. Having said that, the quality of work is out there for everyone to see and there is good reason why your work might be recognized and lauded. The rationale behind this happening is because of your being analytical. Sometimes at the cost of your peace of mind. All this means that…

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A Brief History On September 16, 1961, Hurricane Esther became the target of the United States National Research Project to drop Silver Iodide into an active hurricane in an attempt to reduce the magnitude of the storm.  When 8 cylinders were dropped into the eyewall of the storm near Puerto Rico, a 10% drop in windspeed was noted, giving rise to Project Stormfury. (The dropping of Silver Iodide crystals was tried from 1962 to 1983 until ended because it really did not work.)  Today in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, we will tell you at least 10…

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A Brief History In previous articles we discussed the myth that police in America are somehow gunning down innocent black males for no apparent reason.  In Tulsa, Oklahoma on September 16, an unarmed black man, 40 year old Terrence Crutcher, was shot and killed by a white female police officer.  Crutcher would not obey police orders to stop and get on the ground, but instead walked with his hands up to his car, despite being told not to approach the car.  When he got to the car, his hands came down and it is unclear if he tried to reach…

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