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Interview with Bayo Omolola regarding the writer Chinua Achebe and Nigeria

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/mar/25/251958/ **Bayo Omolola is interviewed on Chinua Achebe, poet from Nigeria** Bayo Omolola is a Nigerian living in the United States. He has taught languages, communication, and literature for many years in the United States, Nigeria, and The Gambia. When I heard of Chinua Achebe’s death, I contacted Bayo regarding ...

Live video from Venezula following Chavez's death

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/mar/06/250767/ **Live video from Venezuela** Please view the live video from the Republic of Venezuela, in Caracas, following Chavez's death: http://www.telesurtv.net/el-canal/senal-en-vivo Here's the Guardian live coverage for Chavez's funeral: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog/2013/mar/08/hugo-ch-vez-funeral-live-coverage And here's more insight into what Chavez did and didn't do in modern Venezuela: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/07/world/americas/for-good-or-ill-chavez-altered-how-venezuela-views-itself.html?hp Also, if you don't understand ...

The Magic in San Francisco has happened - now, let's do it in Lawrence

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/mar/06/250755/ **The Bay Bridge (from San Francisco to Oakland) is now lit with 25,000 LED lights!** Here is the Bay Bridge live. The camera is turned on 24 hours a day. At 6:30 pm our time (Pacific Standard Time), the lights are turned on, and they continue until 2 am ...

Why doesn't Lawrence have a magical display?

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/feb/26/250280/ **Bay bridge has LED lights - why not Lawrence?** If there is one thing that would bring visitors to Lawrence, it would be a magical display of lights on the Lawrence bridge. It is not the Bay Bridge in San Francisco, but the right person and software, with even ...

Last blog (perhaps) for African American month of February

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/feb/26/250277/ **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 ...

An interview with a famous writer of the past - Katherine Anne Porter

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/feb/18/249727/ **Katherine Anne Porter** Occasionally I'll include an interview with a famous writer or artist from the past. This interview with Katherine Anne Porter has a lot to say about death - and the pain that writing sometimes entails. If you've never read one of her books, this would be ...

February 1st - Langston Hughes birthday

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/feb/03/248740/ **Has Lawrence forgotten that February 1st was Langston Hughes birthday?** The web site in kansapedia, the Kansas Historical Journal website, gives you a brief introduction. http://www.kshs.org/kansapedia/langston-hughes/15506 as well as the Kansas Historical Journal website for young people: http://www.kshs.org/p/langston-hughes/13339 He was a wonderful man, and a wonderful poet. Here are ...

Where did the money for Kansas schools go?

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/feb/03/248739/ **Money for schools when California became a state ... what about Kansas?** I just saw this article in the San Francisco Chronicle. http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Federal-gift-of-land-to-schools-went-awry-4245077.php This is fascinating. But I can't find any information on where the money for Kansas schools went when Kansas became a state. Can someone find out ...

4 amazing feats and an unusual event in Australia during the past few days

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/jan/30/248476/ **4 Amazing Feats and a very unusual event from Australia** If you have not already seen these, you must take a look at the articles and videos below. All of us have our strong points, but sometimes the combination of body strength and willpower is overwhelming. **Crossing a highway ...

World Cup Africa (Soccer) is now taking place in South Africa, January 19 to February 10, 2013

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/jan/26/248342/ **2013 African World Cup Now Taking Place in South Africa** The 2013 African World Cup is now taking place in South Africa - specifically in the stadiums of Johannesburg (FNB Stadium), Durban (Moses Mabhida Stadium), Port Elizabeth (Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium), Nelspruit (Mbombela Stadium) and Rustenberg (Royal Bafokeng Stadium). ...

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