Donald J. Trump pulls the Hat Trick


Congratulations to Donald J. Trump for garnering the most electoral votes on November 8, 2016.  The feat makes him President-Elect and his inauguration is set for Friday, January 20, 2017.   Trump was able to defeat 19 candidates in the GOP primary, although it must be noted two dropped out before the official campaign started, so … Continue reading

The Vestiges of Racism, while blaming the victim – The Murders during the week of July 4, 2016


 an essay The week of July 4, 2016 started with great fanfare.  Many beamed with pride as the Nation celebrated its independence, although some African-Americans pondered the great Frederick Douglass’ comments admonishing those claiming freedom and independence for all, while at the same time the country was in the height of slavery!   Then, all … Continue reading

Selma 50th Recap – May 7, 2015


Congressman John Lewis Clip May 7, 2015 http://www.c-span.org/video/standalone/?c4530609   President Obama’s Remarks May 7, 2015 http://www.c-span.org/video/standalone/?c4530517   Historic service at Brown Chapel A.M.E. May 8, 2015

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – Selma to Montgomery March – March 21, 1965


Hear full 30 minute speech given by Rev., Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at conclusion of Selma march **please note this recording has copyright protection and may not be copied. The clip being used was purchased with a personal license for sharing but not copying.** Hundreds of thousands will be making the annual pilgrimage to … Continue reading

Jackie Robinson Day – 67th Anniversary – April 15, 2014


The nation and baseball fans all over the world celebrate the 67th Anniversary that Jackie Robinson made history and broke into Major League Baseball.  We too salute Mrs. Rachel Robinson, Sharon and David Robinson for keeping this important legacy alive.  As Dodger fans were are disappointed the Los Angeles Dodgers will not be celebrating this … Continue reading

Why the Selma Jubilee is important and iconic


For all those who remember that “Bloody Sunday” 49 years ago, or for those who weren’t around, or for those who simply are lacking American history, let alone African-American history……this footage from the iconic “Eyes on the Prize” series allows you to catch up and understand why Selma, AL was important.  One other footnote…..for those … Continue reading

George Zimmerman acquitted of charges – Jurors find him not guilty


Whether it was the State who didn’t get their message or evidence across, or the Defense who put up road blocks that verified doubt, the bottom line is the 6 women Jurors found George Zimmerman not guilty.  Or, could it be they just couldn’t find sufficient evidence to find him guilty? While the news is … Continue reading

George Zimmerman trial recap, ending June 13, 2013 – All awaiting Jury’s response


For those who support George Zimmerman, their claim is simple; the Prosecution has not proven their case, or they strongly believe Trayvon Martin was another African-American thug looking for trouble causing George Zimmerman to shoot him in self-defense.  Their contention is jurors should have concluded to case hours ago!   For those who support Trayvon … Continue reading

George Zimmerman Trial Recap week ending with both Mother’s testifying


[Sanford, FL]  After a full week of riveting testimony, the George Zimmerman trial ended with Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin and Gladys Zimmerman, mother of George Zimmerman.  The problem is somebody is lying because both can’t be accurate that it is their son who is heard hollering on the 911 tape. Obviously for those … Continue reading

Rosa Parks makes history again – Historic Statue in Statuary Hall


Affectionately known as “The Mother” of the modern Civil Rights era, Mrs. Rosa Parks now sits in a place reserved for famous public servants.  Her 9 foot statue is on display in the Capitol Rotunda; Statuary Hall.  Her act of courage is historic and even today, some continue to attempt to marginalize or block a … Continue reading

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