R.I.P. Ruby Dee (October 27, 1922 – June 11, 2014)

They say death comes in threes, it was only a couple of weeks we lost the great Dr. Maya Angelou and now it saddens me to hear the news that the great actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee has passed away at the age of 91.  Ruby Dee had a long distinguished career in acting and civil rights, she will be remembered for ‘The Jackie Robinson Story’ (1950), ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ (1961) and many more.  I know I will always remember her in Spike Lee’s ‘Do The Right Thing’ (Mother Sister) and ‘Jungle Fever’.

“Racism destroys self-confidence, it stomps on daring… That’s what is does to our children, it shortens our reach because we begin to believe everything that’s said about us. We buy into it….”  – Ruby Dee

RIP Ruby Dee

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As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

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Author: Bobby Broadway

Born and raised in the Borough of Queens; with the backdrop of Manhattan only a stones throw away. I'm a college educated man with Independent thought, who is not afraid of an debate. It's very simple, you respect me and I will respect you...

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