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A while back we asked people if they could have lived in any other decade which one would it be. Many of them agreed that the ’70s were the ideal decade. The ’70s certainly free of problems. There was Nixon’s Watergate, the uprising in Soweto and much of the world was suffering from a recession due to an oil crisis. (The more things change, the more they stay the same.) But all that to the side, the ’70s were an exceptionally great decade, especially when it came to black people- in the United States and abroad. I recently saw a screening of Thundersoul, a documentary about an all black stage band. The members of the band, who reached unprecedented success in the ’70s, described the decade in a sort of magical nostalgia that provoked a sense of disappointment at not having been born early enough to experience this wonder decade. Having just caught the tail end of the ’90s, I can only reflect on the awesomeness of the 1970s.