Please, no more "Happy" Memorial Day. It is not a happy day. It is a solemn day of remembrance. There are a lot of greetings you could make and I'm sure you meant no harm but Happy Memorial Day is an oxymoron and is below you. Memorial Day is a day to commemorate those who gave their lives in accomplishing their duty for their country. In the future, please Have a Meaningful Memorial Day.

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Thank you.

Here are two items I believe you will be glad of.

1. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2023/may/29/paul-boden-america-homelessness-crisis

2. The splendid Oakland man Justin Jones gave the commencement speech at my graduate school. He preaches like Bobby Seale used to. And I am so proud of my school to have invited him, and so proud of Oakland and grateful to his his family for giving him to us. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq34cjWu3FE&t=26s&ab_channel=GoldmanSchoolofPublicPolicy.

Tina Turner: we have been so lucky.

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Baratunde: I cannot think about Arnita without recalling how much she LOVED Tina Turner. David

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