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Last blog (perhaps) for African American month of February

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susanfleet photograph by Lawrence Morgan

Last days for African-American month

Please take a look a the wonderful music this group makes it possible for blacks and minorities to create.

The talent is amazing.

http://www.sphinxmusic.org/

Is there a similar group in the Lawrence-Kansas City area? If not, it's time to start one.

On another subject but related in a broad sense, how much has really changed in this country in the year since Trayvon's death?

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/2013/0226/A-year-after-Trayvon-Martin-shooting-is-America-much-changed

And this article which appeared in today's New York Times points out how much and how little the culture has changed since slavery days.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/27/nyregion/new-york-uncovers-offending-mural-for-brief-public-views.html?hp

And in case you missed it, my first blog for the start of African-American month, the birthday of Langston Hughes:

http://www2.ljworld.com/weblogs/kansas-150th-birthday-is-almost-over/2013/feb/3/february-1st-langston-hughes-birthday/

His brilliant writing and dedication will survive for a long time in the future.

The Journal-World did not see fit to put this on the front page, so most people never knew who Langston Hughes was or the amazing things he has written.

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