Published February 14th, 2017 by

Lots of kids know about Jackie Robinson and how in 1947 he became the first African American to play Major League Baseball. Not as many kids — or adults — know about Kenny Washington. But Kenny Washington was the Jackie Robinson of the National Football League (NFL).

Forgotten hero: Washington broke NFL’s color barrier in 1946

Read More Here: Kenny Washington


Sonya Buchanan/6:15am

Published February 12th, 2017 by

img_1943In the Kingdom perspective, there are only 2 races.

  1. In Adam
  2. In Christ

There are 7.5 billion people in the global world and there are only 2 types of people according to Christ body.

  1. In Adam
  2. In Christ

If we as a people would look at the human race in the perspective as our Lord does, as He has been established, who has authority over all flesh, part of our land would be at peace.

All races share 99.99+% of the same genetic …


How many human races in the world?

Most anthropologists recognize that there are four major race classifications in the world, which include Caucasian, mongoloid or Asian, negroid or black and Australoid. The race classification was created by Carleston S. Coon in 1962. The four major races can then be further subdivided into 30 subgroups.


Sonya Buchanan/10:30am

Published February 10th, 2017 by

13 Things To Know About The 1990 Best Picture Winner, ‘Dances With Wolves

Dances With Wolves dominated the Academy Awards in 1990, much to the chagrin of many who consider Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas to be a superior film. Nevertheless, Kevin Costner’s opus took home seven statues on Oscar night. Here are 13 things to know about the film…

 1. Kevin Costner’s spreading out of his arms while doing his suicide run at the start of the film was a completely spontaneous gesture that took his stunt coordinator by surprise.

2. To add realism to the movie, a language coach was brought in to teach Lakota to cast members who did not know how to speak it. Because of the difficulty in learning the language, the “gendered speech” aspects of the language were omitted from the lessons. When native speakers of Lakota saw the finished film, they found it amusing to hear Lakota warriors talking like women.

3. Because of budgetary overruns and general industry reluctance to invest in a Western, Kevin Costner was forced to dig deep into his own pockets to make up the film’s $18 million budget. As it then went on to gross over $100 million, he himself earned an estimated $40 million from his original investment.

4. Two Socks was played by two wolves. One was called Buck and the other was called Teddy, and both were kept on set at all times.

5. With the exception of the opening Civil War scenes (which were shot last), the film was shot in sequence because of the weather. They needed it to correspond with the time sequence in the film because of so much outdoor shooting. Most films are not shot in sequence.

6. In the skinned buffalo scene, Fake animals made of paper were used and looked very realistic. A passerby called the police during filming and they showed up with guns drawn ready to arrest the crew for poaching. After some explanations, the cops left laughing.

7. The buffalo herd comprised 3,500 animals, the largest herd in America, two of which were borrowed from the ranch of Neil Young.

8. The Logistics for the buffalo hunt comprised of a helicopter, 10 pick up trucks, 24 bareback Native American riders, 150 extras, 20 wranglers, 25 recreated buffalo and 7 cameras. It took 8 days to film.

9. During the scene where the buffalo is charging at the young Indian, the buffalo is actually charging at a pile of its favorite treat: Oreo cookies.

10. Tom Berenger was considered as a possibility for the role of Dunbar by the producers before Costner came on board.

11. Michael Blake initially intended the story to be a screenplay, but after working with Kevin Costner and producer Jim Wilson on an earlier film, he was convinced by them to write it as a novel first – both to ensure the story would be told completely without having to work within the bounds of a standard-length script, and also because they believed the story would be more easily sold as a novel than as a screenplay.

12. In order to best portray the middle-aged Kicking Bird with bad posture, Graham Greene put a slice of bologna in each of his shoes, feeling that the slimy sensation would bring about the awkward comportment he was trying to project.

13. Close to a million feet of film was shot in total.


Sonya Buchanan/8:30pm

Published February 10th, 2017 by

15 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Rocky

  1. Rocky was the first sports movie to ever win an Academy Award for Best Picture.
  2. Rocky’s dog Butkus was Sylvester Stallone’s dog in real life.
  3. In the meat locker scene, Stallone spent so long punching the animal carcasses that he permanently flattened out his knuckles.
  4. Stallone wrote the first draft of the script in just three days. Slightly spoiling this story, there were actually several rewrites to get to the version that was shot.
  5. When United Artists offered to buy Stallone’s script they were not interested in him playing the lead, preferring to cast an established star like Ryan O’Neal, Robert Redford, James Caan or Burt Reynolds. Stallone insisted that he wouldn’t sell the script unless he played the title role. UA relented but cut the proposed $2 million in half.
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  7. Rocky‘s production budget was $1,075,000. It would go on to earn over $225 million worldwide.
  8. Burgess Meredith got the role of Mickey because all the other actors that Stallone approached were insulted that he wanted them to audition rather than just take the role.
  9. Susan Sarandon auditioned for the role of Adrian but was considered too pretty. Cher was also considered for the role.
  10. Carl Weathers says that the budget on the film was so low that he and Burgess Meredith had to share a tiny dressing room.
  11. Stallone was inspired to write the movie after seeing unfancied boxer Chuck Wepner last fifteen rounds with Muhammad Ali at the Richfield Coliseum on March 24, 1975.
  12. The two scenes in which Rocky runs up the stairs of the stairs of the Philadelphia Museum – once when he can’t do it and once when he, after much training, triumphantly can – were filmed two hours apart.
  13. The budget didn’t allow for a sufficiently large crowd to fill the arena in the final fight scene, so stock footage of sporting crowd scenes had to be used to fill out the editing. However, you can still see in some shots that some of the seats are empty.
  14. Several members of Stallone’s family were involved in the making of the film. His father plays the man who rings the bell to start a round, his brother plays a street singer and his first wife, Sasha, was the productions stills photographer.
  15. Before directing the film, John G. Avildsen had never watched a boxing match or a boxing movie.

Read More Here: 15 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Rocky


Sonya Buchanan/11:00am
Published February 8th, 2017 by

Field of Dreams is a 30 year old movie and it is a classic. 

1. The shot of the line-drive knocking over the bag of baseballs next to Kevin Costner was sheer luck off the bat of Ray Liotta.

2. The studio built the baseball diamond on an actual farm in Dyersville, Iowa. After the filming was completed, the family owning the farm kept the field, and added a small hut where you could buy inexpensive souvenirs. As of 1990, visitors were free to come to the field and play baseball as they please.

3. Then unknown, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are among the thousands of extras in the Fenway Park scene, and are uncredited. Over a decade later, when director Phil Alden Robinson welcomed Affleck to the set of The Sum of All Fears, Affleck said, “Nice working with you again.” Robinson asked, “What do you mean ‘again’?” and Affleck explained the connection.

4. When Ray asks “Shoeless” Joe Jackson what he likes about about playing baseball, Shoeless Joe responds “the thrill of the grass,” the title of W.P. Kinsella’s 1985 book of short stories about baseball.

5. During filming, Iowa was in the middle of a drought, and the cornfields surrounding the diamond had to be given lots of extra water in order to grow tall enough for the actors to disappear into the stalks. As a result, the corn grew too fast for the Costner shots. In the one scene where corn is above his shoulders, he is walking on an elevated plank.

6. The voice in the cornfield is rumored to be that of Ed Harris.

7. Ray Liotta bats right-handed and throws left-handed. The real ‘Shoeless’ Joe Jackson batted left-handed and threw right-handed – exactly the opposite of the way he was portrayed.

8. Several deleted scenes include Ray getting his hearing checked; Ray buying baseball equipment; Ray getting lost on the way to Fenway with Terrence; and Ray and Terrence watching batting practice.

9. J.D. Salinger, on whom the character Terence Mann is based, was very offended by the fictional portrayal of himself in W.P. Kinsella’s novel “Shoeless Joe,” upon which the film is based. His lawyers said that they would be “unhappy if it the story were transferred to other media,” so the studio created the character of Terence Mann.

10. Archibald “Moonlight” Wright Graham was a real baseball player. On 29 June 1905, with the New York Giants, he played one Major League Baseball game. Following that one game, he continued playing professionally through the 1908 season, mostly in the New York State League, until retiring at the age of 30.

11. According to supplementary material on the DVD edition of this film, shortly before shooting began, the actor who played Ray Kinsella’s father, Dwier Brown, was notified that his father unfortunately pass away. Immediately after the funeral, he traveled directly to filming in Iowa for the scene. He stated that although the emotion was too fresh and painful, it had an effect on how he eventually played his scene with Kevin Costner.

Read More Here: Field of Dreams


Sonya Buchanan/7:00am

Published February 7th, 2017 by

Splash is 30 years old.

5 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT SPLASH:

1. In his review, Ebert also blasted Tom Hanks: “He is conventionally handsome and passably appealing, and he would do in a secondary role. He’d be great, for example, as the straight-arrow brother. Instead, they make him the mermaid’s lover.” Hank’s role had already been turned down by Michael Keaton and John Travolta. Hanks claims to this day that he was the 11th person offered the part.

2. The role of Madison fell to Hannah after it had been turned down by Tatum O’Neal, Michelle Pfeiffer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Melanie Griffith, Diane Lane, Kathleen Turner and Sharon Stone.

3. In the restaurant scene, where Madison eats the lobsters for dinner, that’s not real lobster. Hannah, a devout vegetarian, refused to eat lobster meat, so the crew had to dig out the meat and replace it with tofu. Hannah reported sobbed after each take because of all the lobster deaths required in the scene.

4. The fountain from the movie — the one Madison buys for Allen — now resides at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World. The mermaid fin Hannah wore is behind the bar at Planet Hollywood in Downtown Disney.

5. What does John Candy really say in Swedish to the scientists in the movie? “Hey Roring, jag har en tums penis.” Well, “roring” roughly translates as “agitation.” Candy probably meant to say “raring,” which is “honey.” The rest of it, you can probably figure out for yourself.

Read More Here: 5 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT SPLASH:


Sonya Buchanan/6:20am

Published February 2nd, 2017 by

1. The fall of the Berlin Wall happened by mistake.

2. The Berlin Wall was erected more than 15 years into the Cold War.

3. The Berlin Wall was actually two walls.

4. More than 100 people died trying to cross the Berlin Wall.

5. More than 5,000 escaped by going over and under the Berlin Wall.

6. John F. Kennedy expressed relief when the Berlin Wall was erected.

7. Kennedy did not tell Berliners he was a “jelly doughnut.”

8. East Germany called the wall the “Antifascist Bulwark.”

9. The Brandenburg Gate had once been part of an 18th-century wall.

10. A piece of the wall stands in the bathroom of a Las Vegas casino.

Read More Here : 10 Things You May Not Know About the Berlin Wall


CP/Sonya Buchanan/7:00am

Published September 6th, 2016 by

It is obvious the United States is shifting to a new era; but first the old out dated era must come to end.  It is time our United States had a funeral on a couple of things in order for our land to heal.  No one likes to be reminded of hurts and pains with symbolism boldly exemplifies its pain, which is basically pulling the scab from a womb in its process of being healed.  Although scars is evidence of a yesterday, then of a today into a no more in our future.

Here are the lyrics to The United States Star Spangled Banner – U.S. National Anthem

Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro’ the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watch’d, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof thro’ the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore dimly seen thro’ the mists of the deep,
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream:
‘Tis the star-spangled banner: O, long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wash’d out their foul footsteps’ pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

O, thus be it ever when freemen shall stand,
Between their lov’d homes and the war’s desolation;
Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the heav’n-rescued land
Praise the Pow’r that hath made and preserv’d us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

 

Comforting Promises/7:00pm

 

Published July 2nd, 2016 by

Here is a great website sharing 30 fun things to do on the 4th of July.

4th of July is such a fun holiday to craft and celebrate as a family! I look forward to these family gatherings every year!  So here are several red white and blue tutorials on how to decorate and fun things to do for a patriotic family gathering.  I’ve included  your porch, front door, mantel, bikes, parades, and floats.

Read More: http://www.tipjunkie.com/post/fun-things-to-do-on-the-4th-of-july/

 

Comforting Promises/ 1:40pm

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Published February 28th, 2016 by

21st century

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First African-American to win Broadway theater‘s Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play: Phylicia Rashād

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  • First African-American president of a major broadcast TV network: Channing Dungey

 

Comforting Promises/3:51pm

Published October 31st, 2015 by

Today is dress up as your favorite character day.

I love Wonder Woman as a kid. I saw her a couple of weeks ago and so kindly asked for a picture.  Here we are.

On a serious note.  Please be careful.  Today is a day that children are a target.  Pray over you children. Ask the Father to reveal to you any dangers before you send them out.  Be super blessed and keep the Holy Spirit near you every second.

Here is a website that gives Halloween Safety Tips.

http://www.safekids.org/tip/halloween-safety-tips

 

Best Regards ♥♥♥

cp/sb – 9:00am