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Though that marching band and twirling girls were all heated up, I was still really cold under my Anne Klein double lined trench coat!  Today, Saturday 14 Jan, is the opening to a week-long celebration starting next week in Eatonville Florida. The 10-block walk to reach the heart of Zora Neale Hurston’s hometown did not help me to warm up (actually, I’m still chilled). 
So, all of you Michiganders thinking of heading to Florida for fun in the sun, wait a week or so before coming to Orlando.  I hope it warms up before I leave!

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The Odu Ifa advises “When we arrive at a cool place, Let us rest fully.” 
So have I been doing in the shade of the palms and the warmth of the sun in Florida. 
While Wednesday was filled with
fun at Universal Studios (lunched at the Hard Rock Cafe), today was spent in pursuit of my African American culture.  Visited the Hannibal Square Heritage Center in Winter Park and went on to the ‘Wells Built Hotel Museum‘ in downtown Orlando whose hours were M-F until 5:00pm. But they were closed. We peered through the windows and their displays looked very interesting. But I suppose you should call before going.
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Tonight, I saw the 2006 feature ‘Diary of a Tired Black Man’ by then first-time filmmaker Tim Alexander.  Since its release, there have been lengthy, heated discussions, forums, soundboards, and blogs dedicated to the phenomena (I think coined by him) known as ‘Angry Black Woman Syndrome’. 

In 2010, this is still a hot topic as those of us who saw the film this evening (male and female, married and single, mature and young adults), stayed over an hour after the film to discuss it.

 I have two questions: 

1 – Are you an Angry Black Woman and if so, why?

2 – Are you a Tired Black Man and if so, why?

Oh, one more question:  Have you seen the film?  If so, what did you think about it?

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