José Feliciano to Sing ‘Star-Spangled Banner, Donate Guitar at Smithsonian Citizenship Ceremony

José Feliciano to Sing ‘Star-Spangled Banner, Donate Guitar at Smithsonian Citizenship
20 new citizens will take the oath at an event marking the 50th anniversary of Feliciano’s 1968 groundbreaking and controversial World Series performance

José Feliciano will sing the national anthem at a naturalization ceremony for 20 new U.S. citizens which will take place at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History on June 14, Flag Day.

At the ceremony, Feliciano will gift his bespoke Concerto Candelas guitar, that he played during the recording of his breakout hit “Light My Fire,” to the Smithsonian, along with other items from his personal archives. The artist is celebrating 50 years since the release of his Grammy-winning cover of the song by The Doors, which took him to No. 3 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. The track appeared on Feliciano!, the enduring album of Latin-tinged covers which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart upon its release.

That success resulted in an invitation for the Puerto-Rican singer-songwriter to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” during game five of the 1968 World Series at Detroit’s Tiger Stadium.


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Smithsonian Exhibit Of Vintage African Postcards Reveals Surprising History

Melody Schreiber (@m_scribe on Twitter) is a freelance journalist in Washington, D.C.

The images of women in these outfits “tell us about the history of photography in a seemingly faraway place, like the coast of Africa,” she says. “But they also tell us a story about women’s fashion” — and how women and others on the Swahili coast enjoyed and remixed other traditions.

The Surprising History Of Old-Timey Swahili Postcards
Melody Schreiber
June 10, 20187:00 AM ET

Postcards from World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean, a new exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art.
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The photos are mostly of women, decked in elaborate clothing and jewelry, wearing serious or playful or romantic expressions. Many of the images have been colorized — hand-painted to bring ruby lips, golden pendants, emerald chairs to life.

Those living along the Swahili coast were not merely passive consumers of Western culture. They made it their own, and in turn influenced Western culture, too.

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Hugging a child, Rep. John Lewis vows action to stop practice of family separation.

“Just tell me whatever you want me to do. I will go to the borders. I’d get arrested again. If necessary, I’m prepared to go to jail.”


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Pedophrasty, Bigoteering, and Other Modern Scams Clearing the discourse of abuses and abusers

READ HERE By Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Pedophrasty Definition: Argument involving children to prop up a rationalization and make the opponent look like an asshole, as people are defenseless and suspend all skepticism in front of suffering children: nobody has the heart to question the authenticity or source of the reporting. Often done with the aid of pictures.

Can also describe the exploitation of babies by professional beggars who rent them from their parents and use them as potent appendage in their trade(remember that children tend to grow and need to be replaced).

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Google Developer Discovers a Critical Bug in Modern Web Browsers

Google researcher has discovered a severe vulnerability in modern web browsers that could have allowed websites you visit to steal the sensitive content of your online accounts from other websites that you have logged-in the same browser.

Discovered by Jake Archibald, developer advocate for Google Chrome, the vulnerability resides in the way browsers handle cross-origin requests to video and audio files, which if exploited, could allow remote attackers to even read the content of your Gmail or private Facebook messages.

For security reasons, modern web browsers don’t allow websites to make cross-origin requests to a different domain unless any domain explicitly allows it.

That means, if you visit a website on your browser, it can only request data from the same origin the site was loaded from, preventing it from making any unauthorized request on your behalf in an attempt to steal your data from other sites.

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