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Story by Chuck Tackett Que Descansa En Paz Singer/Actor Trini Lopez: Victim of Trump’s Pandemic “I knew Sinatra for 38 years. He was like my father. Frank Sinatra was my ‘dad.’ He treated me like his son. He gave me the best advice about singing, about this and that… He was a very sensitive man, […]

Story by Chuck Tackett Cheryl Lynn: Where Is She Now? On August 1, 1981, the channel MTV premiered. Soon most everybody heard their catchphrase of “I Want My MTV!” The very first music video shown was”Video Killed The Radio Star” by The Buggles. This song ended up being a prophecy. While MTV was fun and […]

Story by Chuck Tackett Famous 1865 Letter Still Relevant In 2020 Several years ago, a letter dated in the year 1865 was discovered. It was written by a former slave named Jourdan Anderson to his former slave owner Colonel P.H. Anderson. Jourdan Anderson was responding to a written request from Colonel Anderson to return to […]

Story by Chuck Tackett Why Can’t We Be Friends? Trick, I’ll Tell You Why “We still can disagree and still love each other unless your disagreement is rooted in my oppression and denial of my humanity and right to exist.” James Baldwin – LGBTQ Icon, 1960s era Civil Rights Activist When I hear a Trump-supporting […]

Story by Chuck Tackett William Dorsey Swann: 1st Drag Queen, LGBTQ Rights Activist “And I’m not sorry. It’s human nature. And I’m not sorry. I’m not your bitch, don’t hang your shit on me.” Madonna – “Human Nature.” Decades before the Stonewall Riots of 1969, a former slave fought for LGBTQ freedom. This person was […]

Story by Chick TackettREPUBLICANS ARE MERCHANTS OF NECROPOLITICS “We didn’t land on Plymouth Rock. The rock landed on us.” Malcolm X – 1960’s era Civil Rights activist “American lives will have to be sacrificed for the sake of the economy.” Mango-colored Demon residing in the White House Before I embark on this article, let me […]

Story by Chuck Tackett GOPs: Gaslighting Gangsters “Oh no, you don’t mean nothing at all to me. But you got what it takes to set me free.” Nelly Furtado, “Say It Right” For many decades and through different eras, it has been customary for different colloquialisms in modern popular culture to emerge. Usually, it originates […]

Story by Chuck Tackett John & Yoko Lennon Were So Right   “Instant karma gonna get you. Gonna knock you off your feet. Better recognize your brother, everyone that you meet. Why in the world are we here? Surely not to live in pain and fear.” -John Lennon “Instant Karma” “Walking on thin ice. I’m paying […]

Story by Chuck Tackett Pete Buttigieg: What A Difference A Gay Makes I am sure most of you are apprised of the fact that 2020 Democratic Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg ended his historic campaign for President on Sunday, March 1st, 2020. The million-dollar question of “Is the USA ready for an open LGBTQ+ individual to […]

Story by Chuck Tackett Want War? Fine. But Not Business As Usual, Boo. “Fight for this country? Trumplicans, you are always telling people of color to go back to our own country. (lol) #YouVolunteer Chuck Tackett FaceBook post I am writing this article on 1/7/20. Reports are coming in on MSNBC that Iran has fired […]


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