Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Farewell 2019 - S'up 2020

Love affair with Putin on one hand while saying offensive things (like "I like heroes who don't get caught") about US veterans who served this country with distinction and without regard for bone spurs. Hiding his taxes rather than being on up & up with Americans.

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And now for a quick review of 2019 happenings that I commented about on Twitter and/or wrote about here at A Line A Day. Imagine that you're hearing a drum roll before proceeding to peruse my Top Ten List.

1) We left Neverland and fought intensely over the personal legacy of Michael Jackson. His musical legacy remains the indisputable gold standard. 

2) I became a BOOKTUBER

3) We lost a literary legend. R.I.P. Toni Morrison

4) Jay-Z and the NFL joined forces

5) There was a killing and resulting trial with racial overtones. There was a verdict. It was followed by a hug. There were strong reactions to THE HUG.

6) Matters of Convenience received a review from a booktuber. That was cool!


8) Colin Kaepernick is STILL not playing NFL football but that did not prevent him from being a featured attraction of BREAKING SPORTS NEWS

9) Wattpad is still alive kicking so I did this...

10) Since it's not only the end of a year but the end of a decade, various "best of the decade" lists are being compiled. Among them, AP named the top male and top female athlete of the decade with honors bestowed upon LeBron James and Serena Williams. I have no argument with either selection, nor am I surprised that both athletes are African American. Earlier this year I reprinted an article originally written several years back - THE BLACK ATHLETE. 2020 is a Summer Olympics year so expect plenty more domination by athletes of color. This will not make up for the fact that presidential candidates of color have been dropping like flies. But I'm okay with pretty much anyone left in the Democratic field (okay, maybe not Tulsi) replacing Trump in the White House.

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