MOTHERHOOD

On Sunday, May 9, we will celebrate the 113th anniversary of Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day was started to celebrate mothers, maternal bonds, motherhood, and the influence of mothers in society. In the United States the practice began in the early 20th Century. The first celebration took place in 1908...
NO ROOM FOR HATE

NO ROOM FOR HATE

The verdict is in: Derek Chauvin, the former police officer who the world observed killing George Floyd, was convicted on all three counts levied at him. Because of this, it is certain that he will spend significant time behind bars. This is a relief to many, but on the...
Earth Day
On April 22, 2021, our planet, called Earth, also known as Gaia by the Greeks or Asase Yaa in the Akan tradition, celebrated the 51st anniversary of Earth Day. Earth Day was established in 1970 as a day of education about environmental issues. Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1962,...
These days the Derek Chauvin trial is dominating the airwaves along with several other high-profile issues connected with race relations in the United States. This trial recounts ad nauseam the incidents surrounding the murder of George Floyd, a Black man who lost his life due to a counterfeit $20...

NOW IS THE TIME

It is often said that it is darkest just before dawn. This is, indeed, one of the recognized truths of our life on Earth. Another undisputed truth is that we are experiencing dark times in America; very dark times. The bigotry that is evident is not confined to one...
One of the main hallmarks of the American experiment is called “democracy.” Democracy is defined as a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives. Basically, this translates as “government by the people.” American democracy has been a...
COVID, COVID-19, coronavirus

COVID-19’S HUMAN ARMY

COVID-19 has been ravaging the human family for over a year. December, 2019 was the time that it was officially known to be active, and the period since then has been fraught with all types of assaults. Worldwide to date, there have been 124 million cases with 2.72 million deaths....

THE POWER OF WOMEN

March is Women’s History Month. The commemoration of women began in 1978 as “Women’s History Week” in Sonoma County, California. It was championed by Gerda Lerner and the National Women’s History Alliance to be recognized as a national week (1980) and then month (1987) in the United States, spreading internationally after that (Wikipedia). This was...
Once again, a high profile male is in the spotlight due to allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been called upon to resign from office due to sexual harassment claims leveled by former employees. According to The Griot, former adviser Lindsey Boylan, 36, said Cuomo...
[March is Women’s History Month, and International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8. It is a time to celebrate the contributions that women have made to society. The National Women’s History Alliance (NWHA) has taken the lead in assigning themes to each year honoring women’s history. The NWHA selected...