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Stu Scott by Butch Ford

  Stu Scott by Butch Ford In 1993 the sports world was turned upside down when a brother from Chicago, Illinois, by the name of Stuart Orlando Scott, arrived in Bristol, Connecticut for the SportsCenter programming on the ESPN Network. The Vice president for talent, Al Jaffe, was summoned by his superiors to find new

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“What Time Is It?” by Butch Ford

“What Time Is It?” by Butch Ford In 1981, Prince assembled an All-Star group of musicians…comprised of the baddest cats from the local Minneapolis music scene. Together they became arguably the funkiest band in the ’80s. But individually is where they made their historical mark as superstars of R&B. I’m talking about The Time. Morris

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“We Reminisce Over You” by Butch Ford

  “We Reminisce Over You” by Butch Ford The title of this entry was inspired by a 90’s hip hop classic from Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth.  The thought behind it are feelings of love, loss, gratitude and pride mixed with a little bit of selfishness and some sadness sprinkled in too.  We’ve all lost loved

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Two Headed Monsters by Butch Ford

Two Headed Monsters by Butch Ford As I sit here reminiscing about days long since passed (I’m just nostalgic that way). I began to hum a few classic oldies but goodies to myself, which brought about a debate I had with some friends a while ago.  The conversation was about…who we believed the greatest “One-Two Punch”

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Mamba…Out! by Butch Ford

Mamba…Out! by Butch Ford Sunday January 26, 2020…A day we’ll all remember; where we were, what we were doing and how we felt upon hearing the devastating news of the helicopter accident that claimed the lives of Los Angeles Lakers’ Great Kobe Bryant, his 13 year old daughter, Gianna, her friend Alyssa, her parents John

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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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