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R & B Church by Butch Ford

R & B Church by Butch Ford Does the name Howard Beverly ring a bell?  Probably not.  Well…he’s a multi-instrumentalist, singer, writer and producer from Philadelphia, PA.  He started do-wapping (harmonizing) on the tough streets with friends and composing songs in the early 60’s. Beverly later changed his name to Frankie after his favorite singer Frankie

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A Wicked World by Butch Ford

      A Wicked World by Butch Ford There have been several reports of some 64,000+ African American women currently missing in the United States.  Yet another problem that’s very troubling and disturbs me deeply.  I don’t even know where to begin. I started hearing about human trafficking a few years ago but didn’t exactly

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Genocide by Butch Ford

Genocide by Butch Ford Genocide is defined as “the deliberate killing of a large group of people.  Especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation.” As I travel the highways and byways of this journey called life, I’m looking at things through a not-so-rosy set of lenses.  Maybe it has something to do with

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The Sad Truth by Butch Ford

  The Sad Truth by Butch Ford One year after the release of the 2018 critically acclaimed docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly”, the Lifetime Network has released its follow-up.  If you’re unfamiliar with the story, it chronicles the alleged sexual assault allegations by dozens of women who claim to have suffered sexual and physical abuse at

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Twenty 20 by Butch Ford

Twenty 20 by Butch Ford As we kick off a New Year and New Decade, I’d like to get something off my chest that’s been weighing heavily on me for some time now.  With the rash of kidnappings, infestation of drugs, poverty and crime in our communities, I thought about how things were for generations

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Let’s Start Anew by Butch Ford

Let’s Start Anew by Butch Ford As we come to the close of another decade, there are some things I’d like to see change within our community.  As a people, we have really lowered our standards and expectations of one another.  And as a society we have come to be too accepting of mediocrity. Professional

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Something’s Got to Give by Butch Ford

  Something’s Got to Give by Butch Ford The Detroit Lions are about to complete yet another disappointing season with a losing record.  This has become the norm around these parts and the fans are outraged.  In fact, some are even calling for the sale of the team by The Fords (no relation).  Unfortunately, ineptitude has

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Better Days by Butch Ford

Better Days by Butch Ford As a life-long Detroit sports fan, it’s been extremely tough to root for our hometown teams lately.  But what seems to be the problem?  Why are they all so bad at the same time, you ask?  Let’s get into this. The Red Wings are the easiest to explain.  After 25

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Soulless Music by Butch Ford

Soulless Music by Butch Ford In the early 90’s, approximately 1993, the public school system began shaving numerous programs as a part of massive budget cuts Nationwide.  The biggest impact arguably was the loss of music education in our schools.  The cuts didn’t immediately affect the music industry, but it began to rear its ugly

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What the World Needs Now by Butch Ford

  What the World Needs Now by Butch Ford As I look at the state of the world today, I can’t help but think about how things used to be.  When we respected our elders, education was paramount and there was unity and structure among families.  The neighborhoods and communities policed themselves.  Peace and harmony

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