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<p>Black artist history day 26: Saxophonist John Coltrane.</p> <p>John Coltrane was born on September 23, 1926, in Hamlet, North Carolina. During the 1940s and &lsquo;50s, he continued to develop his craft as a saxophonist and composer, working with famed musicians/bandleaders Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington and Miles Davis. Coltrane turned the jazz world on its head with technically marvelous, innovative playing that was thrillingly dense and fluid in its understanding of the genre; his virtuosity and vision could be heard on the now revered albums Giant Steps, My Favorite Things and A Love Supreme, among others. He died from liver cancer at 40 years old on July 17, 1967, in Huntington, Long Island, New York. (Bio via biography.com)</p>: <p>Black artist history day 26: Saxophonist John Coltrane.</p> <p>John Coltrane was born on September 23, 1926, in Hamlet, North Carolina. During the 1940s and &lsquo;50s, he continued to develop his craft as a saxophonist and composer, working with famed musicians/bandleaders Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington and Miles Davis. Coltrane turned the jazz world on its head with technically marvelous, innovative playing that was thrillingly dense and fluid in its understanding of the genre; his virtuosity and vision could be heard on the now revered albums Giant Steps, My Favorite Things and A Love Supreme, among others. He died from liver cancer at 40 years old on July 17, 1967, in Huntington, Long Island, New York. (Bio via biography.com)</p>

<p>Black artist history day 26: Saxophonist John Coltrane.</p> <p>John Coltrane was born on September 23, 1926, in Hamlet, North Carolin...

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13 JUL: Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, who was China's most prominent human rights and democracy advocate, has died aged 61, officials say. The activist was being treated for terminal liver cancer in a hospital in north-eastern China. He had been transferred from prison last month, where he was serving an 11-year term for "subversion". A university professor turned rights campaigner, Mr Liu was branded a criminal by the authorities. He was repeatedly jailed throughout his life, and had also been subject to heavy restrictions when he was free, while his wife, Liu Xia, was placed under house arrest. PHOTO: REUTERS-Will Burgess @BBCNews LiuXiaobo RIP Nobel laureate China campaigner: Liu Xiaobo 1955 2017 13 JUL: Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, who was China's most prominent human rights and democracy advocate, has died aged 61, officials say. The activist was being treated for terminal liver cancer in a hospital in north-eastern China. He had been transferred from prison last month, where he was serving an 11-year term for "subversion". A university professor turned rights campaigner, Mr Liu was branded a criminal by the authorities. He was repeatedly jailed throughout his life, and had also been subject to heavy restrictions when he was free, while his wife, Liu Xia, was placed under house arrest. PHOTO: REUTERS-Will Burgess @BBCNews LiuXiaobo RIP Nobel laureate China campaigner

13 JUL: Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, who was China's most prominent human rights and democracy advocate, has died aged 61, officials say. T...

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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://www.staypositive.me/post/33139088957/wow-first-off-the-man-did-not-even-commit">staypozitive</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Wow. First off, the man did not even commit suicide (what?) He died of liver cancer in 2004. His name was John.</strong></p> <p>Second, this issue of bullying a “gay kid” was brought up immediately after Obama came out in support of gay marriage. Here is how the family of the alleged “victim” responded:</p> <p><span>“…The portrayal of John is factually incorrect and we are aggrieved that he would be used to further a political agenda. </span><span>If he were still alive today, he would be furious.</span><span>”</span></p> <p><span>A political attack is one thing, but to accuse someone of doing the above is absolutely disgraceful. I cannot believe Tumblr has allowed this graphic to go as viral as it has. I do not care if you’re an Obama fan or a Romney fan. This is shameful.</span></p> </blockquote>: caloriqe 2012-10-06 20:42 3 don't you think thats kind of rude? Anonymous To post on a tag called 'I blame Romney'? Um, no. You know what's rude? Beating up a guy so severely that he ends up in the hospital. You know what's even ruder? Bullying this man so much that he commits suicide. You know what the worst part about this is? Mitt Romney bullied a man in college because he suspected he was gay and when confronted about the fact that this man committed suicide, he claimed he 'was a kid who was just playing around'. But if we really want to talk about rude, we could also say that forcing rape victims to pay $1200 or a rape kit is rude, or forcing a rape victim to keep a fetus should they get pregnant, or forcing a rape victim into quarantine to make sure she does not harm the fetus and my personal favorite- forcing a rape victim to call the father rapist to inform him he has 'parental rights So, it is my opinion that Mitt Romney is a total douche. I have no respect for him as person or as the potential future president. He has done absolutely nothing worth respecting and I find it ridiculous that he can even run for president considering the fact that he made a man commit suicide uestion <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://www.staypositive.me/post/33139088957/wow-first-off-the-man-did-not-even-commit">staypozitive</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Wow. First off, the man did not even commit suicide (what?) He died of liver cancer in 2004. His name was John.</strong></p> <p>Second, this issue of bullying a “gay kid” was brought up immediately after Obama came out in support of gay marriage. Here is how the family of the alleged “victim” responded:</p> <p><span>“…The portrayal of John is factually incorrect and we are aggrieved that he would be used to further a political agenda. </span><span>If he were still alive today, he would be furious.</span><span>”</span></p> <p><span>A political attack is one thing, but to accuse someone of doing the above is absolutely disgraceful. I cannot believe Tumblr has allowed this graphic to go as viral as it has. I do not care if you’re an Obama fan or a Romney fan. This is shameful.</span></p> </blockquote>
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