Saturday, September 01, 2007
Forbes has recently published it's list of the 100 most powerful women in the world. The list has some great people included(yea Oprah, of course!) and some interesting suprises in terms of listings. For instance, the most wonderful Ruth Bader Ginsberg(dear we will keep you on the Supreme Court if we have to have you on life support on the bench)is at number 20, followed by Oprah at number 21. Melinda Gates falls surprisingly behind at number 24, followed by Hillary Clinton at 25(another surprise: the woman who may be the next president of the United States is behind Melinda Gates and Ruth Bader Ginsberg),and Nancy Pelosi at number 26(I can understand why she doesnt rank higher--she needs to get her act together and get those bitches in Congress in line!) and Michele Bachelet of Chile--a progressive leftist leader is at 27. The new female president of Harvard, Drew Gilpin Faust, is at 47. There are three Afro-American women in the top fifty(Condie-heifer, Oprah, and Renatta McCann of Starcom MediaVest) and there are tons of Chinese women. Biggest surprise: Meredith Viera ala Today Show and The View is at number 55. I guess bye-bye Katie Couric! Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, the much hailed president of Liberia-comes in at number 100.Interesting list no doubt.
Posted by Brandon at 1:48 AM
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
I like to blog about my relatives from time to time, and have been meaning to post concerning my cousin James Pratt for a long time now. My cousin, James Pratt, is a figure cut from an old, and very fine cloth. One of those breeds of men, particularly Black men, who had their whole world under control, who walked as if always in a cool breeze, dignified,graceful, relaxed;poised. A military man with a bit of education, I personally have been the recipient of tons of his gracious wisdom. It was he who taught me how to drive and helped me get my liscence. James Pratt is a worldy man, one of the last few walking the earth, who understands the world and how it works, and how to live in it. He and my Uncle Lawrence were two of the same kind. He is a blessing. James Pratt is my late Cousin Lillian's nephew, a great-grandson of Daniel Pratt, the founder of Prattville. He took care of Cousin Lillian until she died at the age of 99. Cousin Lillian was a wealth of information about our family, about the town of Prattville, and many other things.They both are among my interesting and invaluable relations.