Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Top 10 African American Baby Boomers of 2007

BAM Enterprises, a Company catering primarily to baby boomer women, has announced its Top 10 African-American Baby Boomers of 2007. African-American Baby Boomer author and expert Beverly Mahone is CEO of the Company. She says the list was created because African-Americans baby boomers tend to get overlooked when it comes to their achievements. Mahone says, “Our contributions are no less than anyone else so I felt it was necessary to come up with a Top 10. I’ve seen other lists floating around that make no mention of the contributions of African-American Boomers.” Ms. Mahone says she received input from other African-American entrepreneurs in generating the list.

Politics: Barack Obama
Educational Scholar: Henry Louis Gates
Business Leader: George Fraser
Mover & Shaker: Rev. Al Sharpton
Inspirational: Sheryl Lee Ralph
Philanthropist: Russell Simmons
Actor: Denzel Washington
Actress: Angela Bassett
Radio Host: Tom Joyner
Who Made a Difference Overall: Oprah.

In addition to being CEO of BAM Enterprises, Beverly Mahone is also the Founder and Creator of the Baby Boomer Diva Web of Fame. The internet-based site recognizes women 40 and over whom Mahone says are “women on the move and making a difference.”

To view the complete list and read more on the Top 10 Boomers, go to: thebabyboomerdiva.com

Friday, December 21, 2007

Drew Peterson Gives Baby Boomer Men a BAD Name

For those of you who don't keep up with the news, Drew Peterson is a former cop who is now the number one suspect (and ONLY suspect) in the murder of his 23-year-old wife. He claims she ran off with another man. Given this man's personality and unattractiveness, I could buy that argument. However..........

In an interview with NBC's Dateline, the 53-year-old boomer was asked if his child bride had ever asked for a divorce. His response was, "She asked for a divorce every time she was PMSing!" Well since I happen to recall those days I would say that means she must've asked him at least two weeks out of every month. So why didn't he just comply with her wishes?

Boomer Drew also claims to have done everything for his wife. He paid for her "boob job" and "tummy tuck." He claims he gave her the world. That may be true but if Stacy was as sick of him as he claims she was, why doesn't she just come forward and say "Yes, I ran off with another man because my husband just got on my nerves!" She would've gone thru two more months of PMSing since she turned up missing on October 28 so now would be a prime time to show up and stop the madness.

I guess every generation has its number of sickos and baby boomers are no exception. Drew is undoubtedly having a midlife crisis, which includes memory loss and hormonal imbalance. He is blaming his hardship on PMS. If his wife were going through menopause, this story would probably have a totally different ending.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Baby Boomers and War

After spending 25 years in the politically incorrect arena of radio and television news, the last thing I want to do now is try to become a politically correct baby boomer.

I am opposed to the war but I wholeheartedly support our troops who are giving up their lives for President Bush's definition of "freedom."

A number of my fellow baby boomers have young sons and daughters who won't be home for Christmas this year because they are supporting an agenda. The least we can do is show our support for them by letting them know they haven't been forgotten. And what does it matter if you don't know anybody personally over in Iraq? Chances are you know someone who has someone connected to the war.

Xerox is giving all of us the opportunity to send a thank you card to our young men and women overseas. All you have to do is pick out the card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier who is currently serving in Iraq. You can't pick out who gets it, but it will go to some member of the armed services. Let's make sure there's no one without a thank you!

Remember Vietnam?

To send your card click here: Soldier

Monday, December 03, 2007

A Charlie Brown Christmas

This is the time of year when we can expect to see holiday specials on just about every channel. Most of them I don’t bother to watch anymore-----but I can never get enough of A Charlie Brown Christmas. What baby boomer hasn’t sat and watched it at least a half dozen times?

I was eight-years-old when the Charles Schutlz classic made its debut on television. Year after year, I have watched it. I’ve danced during the piano rehearsal scene and cried when Charlie and the Peanuts gang gather around the tree at the end and sing “Hark the Herald Angels Sing.” When my daughter was born, it became a tradition in my home to watch it together.

It came on again tonight. This time it was extra special because I got to watch it for the first time with my grandson. It's cool to be a baby boomer---to have grown up during a time when watching television was fun!