Things Are Lookin' UP in the
REAL CARTOON World
Temptations - Don't Let the Joneses Get You Down
Staples Singers - This Old Town (People in this Town)
Pablo Moses - Blood Money
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - The Black & Crazy Blues
If you've been keeping tabs on the status of the black community in America, there's exciting news coming from the world of CARTOONS. Things are definitely looking up. Uncle Ben, the resident house boy of Mars Incorporated, was recently promoted to CHAIRMAN. After 60 years of slaving for the man (literally), Uncle Ben has made it from the back room to the boardroom. It just goes to show you, in the CARTOON world, there's always hope.
Don't believe me? Check out Uncle Ben's (virtual) office for yourself!
In other CARTOON news, there is new-found hope for young African-American girls....Frog Princess! After years of struggle for equal schooling, voting rights, and equal opportunity employment, things finally appear to be paying off: Disney is currently making a full-length CARTOON starring a black princess. Kathleen McCarther, a mother, captured the feeling perfectly: "I am so excited. There are lots of dolls of color and cartoons of color, but a Disney princess is a whole other level of acceptance."
Biochemical Slang wants to know: Can it get any better? What can our future possibly hold? Could Sprite's MILES THIRST be in line for a promotion? It would surely be a milestone. The world's first black, plastic, micro-dwarf CEO. We're all pulling for you, Miles.
Meanwhile in the REAL WORLD: