What It Is… What It Was!
Meshach Taylor died of colorectal cancer at his home in Altadena, CA on June 28, 2014.
Bobby Womack died on June 27, 2014. He was 70 years old at the time of his death.
Ruby Dee died of natural causes at her home in New Rochelle, NY on June 11, 2014. She was 91 years old at the time of her death. Ruby Dee was a famous actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist and activist. She was born in Cleveland, OH on October 27, 1922. Her name at birth was Ruby Ann Wallace. Her parents’ names were Gladys Hightower (mother) and Marshall Edward Nathaniel Wallace (father). Ruby Dee married twice. Her first husband’s name was Frankie Dee Brown and her second husband was famous actor, director, poet, playwright, author and activist, Ossie Davis.
My old laptop died a couple of weeks ago, so I had to wait until I could afford to buy a new one. Two weeks without a working computer was like TORTURE. I thought I was gonna die. LOL! Maybe not, but it sure felt like it. My old laptop was an Asus K53E-BBR19. My new laptop is a Toshiba C55D-A5108. I got them both from Best Buy. My old laptop maxed out at 8GB of RAM, but the new one will allow up to 16GB of RAM. My old laptop had a 500GB hard drive. The new one has a 750GB hard drive in it (5400 rpm). Screen resolution is 1366×768. No Bluetooth. HDMI output. One USB 3.0 input and two USB 2.0 inputs. It has an AMD A6-5200 QUAD-CORE processor (2GHz with 2MB Cache). I had Windows 7 as my OS on the old laptop, but now I have Windows 8.1, which is a fucking mess. WTF is all this unnecessary crap on here??? I’m gonna have to do like I did on the old one: buy Windows 8 and reformat the hard drive with the OS and nothing else. So much bloatware came on this thing, it’s a trip. I’m still sorting through it all. I’m considering taking the old laptop to the shop and getting it repaired and keeping it as a backup. It’s good to have a backup, because you never know when your computer is gonna go on the fritz. My only complaint: The sound SUCKS. When I plugged my headphones into the headphone jack, it was like listening to a transistor radio from the ’70s. I don’t know if I can upgrade the sound card, but if I can, I’m going to. The processing speed is SUPER FAST, though. I’ve been flying around the Web all day. LOL! Yeah, so I’m back online now. Business as usual. See you later gators…
Maya Angelou died on May 28, 2014 in Winston-Salem, NC. She was 86 years old at the time of her death. Maya Angelou was a poet, civil rights activist, dancer, film producer, television producer, playwright, film director, author, actress and professor. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri on April 4, 1928. Her name at birth was Marguerite Annie Johnson.
Periodically, I browse the Internet Archive looking for free films to download and watch on my PC. Today, I found the following Black Films in the archives:
- Moon Over Harlem (1939)
- Hi De Ho (1947)
- Two Gun from Harlem (1937)
- The Bronze Buckaroo (1939)
- Rhythm and Blues Revue (1955)
- Paradise in Harlem (1939)
- The Guy from Harlem (1977)
- Murder on Lenox Avenue (1941)
- Miracle in Harlem (1948)
- Joshua, Black Boy Of Harlem (1969)
- Harlem Revue
- Basin Street Revue (1956)
- Dirty Gertie from Harlem U.S.A. (1946)
- Harlem Rides the Range (1939)