Lady Liberty is destined to be black in more ways than one

Peace.

Follow my new Instagram account for more frequent updates than this blog. I’m trying! The #DirtyHarvardSessions at Unplugdla last night was simply unforgettable and ineffable. You had to be there. Besides the American Voices look I’ve helped champion the band for, I am of the opinion it needs a booking agent and a domestic and world tour. Can I be y’all publicist/road manager/whatever? LOL.

Back to what’s in the headline about the U.S. Mint. I came across a Washington Post report earlier about the Black Lady Liberty that actually made news in the NYT also back on Jan. 13, so fresh news it ain’t – although the coin actually drops in April. In my opinion, the very idea of a black Lady Liberty represented on a $100 collectible coin is the equivalent of any of the futuristic concept car I’ve written about for Car Fanatics Blog. Peep the archive.

Generally speaking: It isn’t ready for production and mass consumption, but previews what’s to come and imagines the future. Plus, it’s going to generate some serious coin because it’s gold and collectors are suckers for unique items. This is definitely better than sneakers, right?

The bigger picture is that this U.S. Mint move is purely a marketing carrot stick with some serious effect social innovation (that’s a phrase I heard in today’s Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Center for Public Leadership info webinar).

Of course, Harriet Tubman is headed to the dub first.

Just like concept cars are meant to be ‘out there,’ creating a coin with an American-African woman is a gesture of powerful symbolism that hopefully trickles down at a time when its needed most.

Even under an executive branch as controversial and apparently, reckless, as President Donald Trump’s.

BBC tells it like it is about President-elect Donald Trump’s right-hand man

Gee wiz. Thank you BBC News for the simple insight excerpted below. Since Harvard University’s status in getting the upper hand on #Russia lies almost Cambridge-squarely within a 36-year-old’s domain, I am rather jazzed. I’m 35 and a little jealous, even. But, as far as leadership goes, Mr. Kushner seems to have abilities. On my end, having met one foreign minister (Bernard Membe of Tanzania), a USAMB (Mark Storella) and having had an African Politics class taught by a Harvard graduate (Ernest Wilson III of USC Annenberg), I am curious to see how this story unfolds from here on out.
 
Who is Jared Kushner?
Softly-spoken and usually camera-shy, Mr Kushner is a vastly wealthy property developer and publisher who played an influential role in Mr Trump’s presidential campaign and has been included in key meetings with foreign leaders during the transition period. An Orthodox Jew whose grandparents were Holocaust survivors, he was raised in Livingston, New Jersey, and went on to study sociology at #Harvard.