Stir It Up
A survivor's song
Shahida Nurullah a symbol of beating adversity with grace intact
Published: November 7, 2012
Nurullah is a survivor, although she swore she'd never sing Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" after a long run at a club in the 1980s, when she regularly received requests to sing the anthem. Now she has a new anthem, "I'll be there to always see you through ... to love and comfort you."
That's Shadihah Nurullah. She's always there with a smile and a song. And on a day like today, that goes a long way.
By the way: As we settle into our post-election calm (at least I hope that's what it is) I'm enjoying that my telephone is not ringing off its hooks with robo-calls from Presidents Obama and Clinton, Gov. Rick Snyder, the AFL-CIO and the minister from Delray who railed against Matty Moroun and Proposal 6. I also like the break from all the printed material folks left on my porch, hung from my doorknob and stuffed in my mailbox. And for folks who worked the phone banks and don't know what to do with yourselves right now: Hang in there, we have a mayoral election heating up so this will not be a long, lonely winter.
Larry Gabriel is a writer, musician and former editor of Metro Times. Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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