Tag: burning

Talking Heads – Burning Down the House

There was a group of bands that all broke out of the New York underground scene at about the same time.  There was Blondie, B-52’s, the Ramones and the Talking Heads.  There were several others.  I’m not sure what was in the water at the CBGB but bands came out of there sounding different.  They were confident.  They were quirky and they dared you to laugh. Anyway, the Talking Heads were a difficult group to peg.  They weren’t punk or new wave.  They weren’t rock and they weren’t soul.  They were an odd combination of all of that.

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Mississippi still burning

This story points to the racial problem that still hangs over much of the South.  This is why that I have to smile every time some one mentions to me that affirmative action needs to be repealed.  The races are now on equal footing I’m told.  Really?  What America are you seeing?  The American that we are hoping for or the America that we are truly living in.  CNN is still doing a series on Race in America.  They are finding what I have said for years.  Yes, we have made progress but we still have a long way to go. 

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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