Liberty-and-justice frame – Used by whites to overthrow the British. It is expressed in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Gettysburg Address. Freedom, equality and justice for all – regardless of race. Most Americans hold this frame, but use it in different ways. Blacks, Native Americans and anti-racist whites take it seriously. Most whites only give it lip service: they will say that society should not give advantages to one race over another, but will not give up white privilege or support policies like busing, affirmative action, reparations or treaty rights. This is the main frame used by anti-racist whites, like abolitionists and civil rights reformers.
While Martin is clearly a super-talented young man, his mother, who home-schooled him as a child, admits that her son was not always so studious. “His early years, he tended to be a little lazy,” said Joan Martin. “He daydreamed a lot and then, about 12 or 13, he started getting really serious.”
It’s turning out to be a great year for Issa Rae. After years of building a loyal fanbase on YouTube with her hit Web series “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl”, Rae was tapped by ABC’s Shonda Grimes to work on a comedy series called “I Hate L.A. Dudes.” Then it was announced that Rae would play the role of Nina Simone in an upcoming Lorraine Hansbarry biopic. And now there’s news that Larry Wilmore and Rae will co-write a comedy series loosely based on Rae’s popular YouTube series. She will also star in the project.
“Duke expresses his love for his late wife on the tender, piano-driven ballad ‘Missing You,’ a romantic vocal duet with Rachelle Ferrell,” Gans wrote. “The album ends by turning the cowboy ballad ‘Happy Trails’ — Dale Evans’ closing theme to ‘The Roy Rogers Show’ — into a soulful, heartfelt farewell to his wife, made even more poignant by the sudden death of guitarist Jef Lee Johnson shortly after he recorded the fadeout guitar solo.”