The Life You Give: Stevie Wonder *1950

Stevie Wonder, born Steveland Judkins or Steveland Morris, May 13, 1950, in Saginaw, Michigan, U.S.A., is the singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, a child prodigy who developed into one of the most creative musical figures of the late 20th century.Blind from birth and raised in inner-city Detroit, he was a skilled musician by age eight. Renamed… Continue reading The Life You Give: Stevie Wonder *1950

“Black Man”

First man to dieFor the flag we now hold high [Crispus Attucks]Was a black manThe ground were we standWith the flag held in our handWas first the red man'sGuide of a shipOn the first Columbus trip [Pedro Alonzo Nino]Was a brown manThe railroads for trainsCame on tracking that was laidBy the yellow manWe pledge allegianceAll… Continue reading “Black Man”

The Virtuous Black II — Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder is a beloved American icon and an indisputable genius not only with R&B but popular music in general. Blind virtually since birth, Wonder's heightened awareness of sound helped him create vibrant, colorful music teeming with life and ambition. Nearly everything he recorded bore the stamp of his sunny, joyous positivity; even when he… Continue reading The Virtuous Black II — Stevie Wonder