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Remembering Aretha Franklin's Mini-Me Johanna Colon

Hundreds of singers from the divas that top the Billboard charts to cruise ship warblers have cited Aretha Franklin as their inspiration and motivation for becoming entertainers.

Clayton S. JeppsenCompassion Robs Justice - Justice Left Naked and Ashamed - I am bringing to light the compulsive obsession in our society of showing compassion for the bad guy. What about the victim?
W. C. HewittThe Right to Complain Ignored - Complaining has since the dawn of history been taken for granted and those that have excelled have always been labelled with rhetoric labels that personify their ability to grieve.
S. D.Nudity Shouldn't Be Taboo - It seems that our American society really has something against the naked human body. Sure, there are implications of
S. D.It`s Pretty Obvious That Our Culture is Sex-Obsessed - The creation of these rules is the only crime committed here. And the punishment for it?
Matthew VosslerWorld Peace Begins at Home - Our world currently works against the family. There are pervasive drugs, violence on television, real violence, porn on the Internet, a media machine that makes us feel bad if we don't have the perfect body or life, and corporations that ask, "what have you done for me lately.
Djelloul (Del) Marbrook (Editor/Mentor)The Downright Absurdity of Life Enchants Me - Every once in a while the downright absurdity of life enchants me. It was 105 degrees outside.
Rouben AlikianFear The Bird - Are you free? Do you even know what free means? I don`t, because there are so many of its interpretations.
Robert Paul ReyesAre Most Twitter Messages "Pointless Babble"? - Forty percent of the messages on Twitter are 'pointless babble' along the lines of 'I am eating a sandwich now,' according to a study conducted by a US market research firm.
Tony GraffWhy I Write; Or How to Be a God - Since I consider myself a writer, though still unpublished, I have been asked with increased frequency why I consider this a label I give myself with
Robert Paul ReyesMoms Stage Nurse-In At Fast Food Restaurant - Breastfeeding mothers had a 'nurse-in' Friday at a fast-food restaurant in Orlando, Fla.
Robert Paul ReyesAmerican Soldiers Are Dying In Vain In Afghanistan - Our soldiers in Afghanistan our dying in vain, and the policy of the Obama administration is to send more soldiers there to shed their blood in vain.
Tony GraffThe Hammock Conclusion: How To Be Happy - Why don`t we feel happy then? Is it like Will Smith said in his portrayal of Chris Gardner, that it is merely a pursuit, but something unattainable?
Devinder SharmaLearning to Live in the Here and Now - Enlightenment subsumes and confers on the enlightened person the ability to live in the here and now a prime condition for happiness and joy.
Richard TaylorUnified Field Objects (UFO's) - A plausable explanation of what they really are. What if we came to a period in our evolution that
Devinder SharmaAll Civilizations Promote Enlightenment - Old civilizations, like the current ones, had their own concepts of what the highest life on earth could be and advocated their own approaches, techniques and methods.
Robert Paul ReyesMan Accused Of Downloading Child Porn Blames His Cat - A man accused of downloading child pornography blamed the crime on his cat.
Richard TaylorThe theory of Everything - The Truth of Intelligent Design - A brief on who we are, where we came from, and what we're doing here.
Bruce H.G. CalderA Mom is worth $134,000? What a crock! - Salary.com has determined that the value of a stay-at-home mother's work around the house is $134,000 or so a year. But is it really?
Askin Ozcan (Mentor)One of The Best Articles I Have Read in All My Life - I congratulate you on your usage of English and intelligent, concise, direct, original and creative way of expressing yourself.
S. D.Why I Oppose Straight Marriage - A satirical twist on the silly arguments against gay marriage.
Nicholas JacovinoIf I were Satan - How Satan uses trickery
Tony GraffTake a Deep Breath Before You Write... Seriously - People are apt to put every unrefined thought in their mind on paper, resulting in the majority of prejudices.
Rouben AlikianIt's Gonna Change - Act as if your actions will live forever, but know that you will be forgotten.
Rouben AlikianThe Futility Of Revenge - Revenge is the bloody-eyed monster that roams the outlands of human minds.
Richard TaylorA New Epoch for Evolution - They say they are "the right" which makes anybody who doesn't think like them "the left". And if you are on the left, you are "the wrong".
Richard TaylorA Description of Love - What is Love? Many people say they can tell you what it is for they have experienced it. But can they really tell you what it is? No.
Matthew VosslerOne Family, One Income - Forget the mommy wars. How about Daddy Wars? The question remains...career first, or more time with the children?
Robert Paul ReyesThe Arrest Of Henry Louis Gates Jr.: Disturbing Example Of Racism - I`ll be the first one to admit that we`ve come a long way towards achieving racial equality, but racism is still firmly entrenched in our society.
Robert Paul ReyesGays Fight Mormon Intolerance With Kiss-In - The Jesus Christ of the Gospels, who never uttered a single word against homosexuality, would have joined the kiss-in.
Robert Paul ReyesMurdered Fla. Couple With 17 Kids: Many Questions, Few Answers - Police have arrested seven suspects, ages 16 to 56. Cops say that robbery was the main motive, but that it's a complicated case and that there are other motives at play.
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