Saturday, February 18, 2006

Chisholm and Royale Notes and more

A good friend of mine suggested I pick up this movie on Netflix. It is called Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed.

This is a documentary featuring Shirley Chisholm, the first woman and black to seriously run for President. I picked it up particularly to celebrate President's Day on Monday. I remember hearing about this in school although we never really studied the significance other than a footnote, I also remember reading in newspapers talking about her in past elections comparing them to the current election cycle. What she did was really fascinating, especially looking back into the past. She really encompassed social and civil change and took great risks for this forward change. Look at what had just been happening in the country and for a black person, and a woman to run for President. It was harsh. She is a brave woman.

So DJ Akita san is spinning at the Royale Saturday night. Be sure to step in for relaxed late night sip and listen to the tunes.

It was a very fun evening earlier. I had another great doorman. Winston "Buddy" Shaw. I actually was asking him about if he had any fighters that might be interested in doing door, and he told me he would love to do it. He is retired and his wife works nights. Winston is probably one of the best boxing coaches, if not the best in the midwest. He runs Gamble Gym over by the old Pruitt Igoe on the west side of Jefferson. He has been coaching since 1977. I was very honored that he would even want to work with me. He loved it. He worked great.

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