American folk music legend Don McLean decided on a list of songs that he was going to perform at the annual Jeopardy! staff Christmas party, a once-in-a-lifetime experience with the musician at the request of the late Alex Trebek. The longtime Jeopardy host knew he didn’t have much time left as his cancer was terminal. Seeing McLean perform live was one of his final wishes.Continue reading Alex Trebek created his own set list for final wish performance
It turns out that happiness and well-being are linked to sustainability goals and Finland, being the happiest country in the world, wants to share their secrets. They are taking part in a global exposition in Dubai this year. Through the Finnish Pavilion the Finns are inviting people from around the world to participate in a competition to shape the world for future generations while giving them a chance to win a video chat with Santa Claus at the same time.Continue reading The real Santa Claus launches online competition for children to win a live video call from Lapland
I haven’t heard that phrase in decades but that’s what this student said in a surprise Zoom video call when she learned that she won a scholarship. Staff told her they had some follow-up questions to ask her as part of the application process as they were continuing to review the applications from students transitioning from high school to post-secondary education. Instead, they were actually planning to tell her that she was this year’s winner.Continue reading ‘You’re joshing me,’ student reacts to winning scholarship in surprise video call
This story will make you second-guess some of the reports you’ve heard recently about celebrities who endorse Donald Trump in the current election campaign against Joe Biden.Continue reading Press release falsely claims Black celebrities are endorsing Trump
Their music gives off a vibe of being listened to in the 23rd century while being played on electronic devices and instruments in the mid-20th century. Notes are bent, sounds are warped, voices are soft, the volume goes up and down, the speed of the music changes, crackle and grit get in the way of the smoothness of their sound and gives it a vintage vinyl feel.Continue reading Sports releases music video for new single ‘Baby Baby’
Conan O’Brien is so down-to-earth it’s hard to image anyone wanting to take his stuff. But Team Coco came to the set of Conan the other morning to find that several pieces of equipment they use to make the show had gone missing.Continue reading Who would rob the Conan show?
What if I told you that Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness, the Dalai Lama was dropping an album on his birthday next month? My initial reaction was “Fake news,” but then I thought what if it’s true?Continue reading Dalai Lama releasing album on his 85th birthday?
Reflections on how I learned from that experience and have applied diversity to my businesses ever since
Seeing the horrific George Floyd incident and the related protests, mayhem, and looting is bringing back a flood of emotions and memories.Continue reading In 1989 a police officer pressed a gun to my nose in a routine traffic stop
“And when I saw the murder of George Floyd, I hurt like a mother would hurt.”
In an impassioned speech, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, a former judge and city councillor, urged protesters to stop destroying property and the CNN building after hours of peaceful protests erupted into vandalism and looting on the streets of Atlanta on Friday night. She pleaded with agitators to stop burning down their community and to “go home,” because she couldn’t protect them.Continue reading Atlanta mayor speaks with protesters as a mother of four Black children