Mammy in “Gone With the Wind”

Posted Feb 26 2016 in , , , , , ,

Did you know Hattie McDaniel was the first African-American to win an Academy Award? Hattie won the award in 1940 for her portrayal of Mammy in “Gone With the Wind.” Excepts from The Hollywood Reporter magazine. On a February afternoon in 1940, Hattie McDaniel — then one of the biggest African-American movie stars in the […]


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Posted Apr 25 2015 in , , , , , , ,

You know it’s important to write tight, but most people use redundancies in their written and spoken words every day. Can you find the twenty-five redundancies in the three paragraphs below? The blood in Dave’s veins turned to frozen ice.  He dropped down to his belly on blades of green colored grass. Screams completely engulfed […]


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