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My Mom is visiting this weekend from Peoria. Yesterday, we ate at The Bagel at Old Orchard Shopping Center. We watched Amelie on DVD. I fixed dinner: Chicken Mole, Spanish rice, black beans, and Mexican corn bread.
Today, Mom went with me while I rehearsed for my new show entitled Straight and Nappy.
After my rehearsal, we made our way to Evanston to see Hotel Rwanda starring Don Cheadle. This is one of the most important movies that I have seen in years. First, this is a story that was not told well or often enough in America. I remember hearing a news blurb about genocide and civil war in Rwanda but I knew nothing about what was going on there. Over a period of 100 days, almost one million Rwandans were murdered. As I sat in the movie theatre, I couldn't help but wonder how did this information slip by me? I tell you how. The western world didn't care because it was happening in Africa.
Please, please, please see this movie. A portion of the proceeds for this film will go to help Rwandan refugees that are still displaced from this awful human tragedy.