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The Extraordinary Life of Ella Mae Cheeks Johnson, age 106

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Above: a very moving video of Ella Mae Cheeks Johnson, the retired social worker who, at the age of 105, confined to a wheelchair, traveled from Cleveland to Washington, DC to witness Barack Obama take the oath of office on January 20, 2009. She died last week, March 24, at the age of 106.
Today is [...]

Call for Submissions: the Obama Millennium Award

Friday, February 20th, 2009

With the election of Barack Obama spawning a seemingly never-ending supply of thoughtful, quality writing all over the internet, our friends at New Millennium Writings have decided to have an Obama-themed writing contest to commemorate this historic time in our millennium.
In addition to nonfiction, NMW is also accepting fiction and poetry submissions on the subject [...]

Call for Submissions: Own Your Failure

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Maybe you were one of the 38 million watching and cheering for Barack Obama’s Mile High acceptance speech. If so, you were in good company: friend of SMITH and “Internet Rockstar” Ben Brown was doing the same last Thursday when a phrase caught his attention. Discussing the Republican administration and the mistakes of the past [...]

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