I was a saxophone performance major at Berklee College of Music at the time. My classmates and I rolled our eyes at Clinton-the-sunglass-wearing-saxophonist and laughed at how, despite his corny amateurism, the audaciousness of his effort lent him street cred. It seemed his "musicality" evidenced his capacity to relate to communities of color, earning him a tongue-only-partly-in-cheek designation, even by Toni Morrison, as our country's "first black president." "After all," Morrison once wrote, "Clinton displays almost every trope of blackness: single-parent household, born poor, working-class, saxophone-playing, McDonald's s-and-junk-food-loving boy from Arkansas." Clinton's supposed Blackness lost its currency when, by virtue of Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaWhen will Trump's supporters see him for who he is? The American military benefits from vote by mail What would bin Laden think, watching our self-destruction? MORE's African heritage and demonstrable musical hipness, the "real … [Read more...] about Does Kamala Harris’s music matter?
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9:08 a.m. Trump on tape says he deliberately played down the coronavirus: In startling taperecordings writer Bob Woodward made with President Trump about the coronavirus outbreak, the president said he “always wanted to play it down. I stil like playing it down, because I didn’t want to create a panic.” CNN obtained Woodward’s new book, “Rage” and some of the taperecordings and played them on air Wednesday. In the recordings, Trump revealed on Feb. 7 that he knew the coronavirus was “deadly stuff,” and was transmitted by breathing. His continued to maintain in public, however, that the virus was going to go away, and to this day holds rallies where people gather closely and don’t wear masks to impede transmission. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: Sept. 8-9