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...
Black History Month 2021 has come to an end. The month was short, but a lot happened during the 28 days that it lasted. For one, the state of Texas experienced its greatest winter storm in its history. Families went without power for up to 55 hours and more. Texas’...

A TIME FOR SANKOFA

People all across America watched as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell gave a post-impeachment speech after Donald Trump was acquitted. The vote was 57 – 43, falling short of the 2/3 majority that was needed, which means that Donald Trump has, once again, escaped consequences for outrageous behavior. Most...
Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States, where it is also known as African-American History Month. It has received official recognition from governments in the United States and Canada, and more recently has been observed in Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. It started out as Negro History Week...

THE NEW REPUBLICAN PARTY

The Republican Party, sometimes also referred to as the GOP (“Grand Old Party”), is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with its main, historic rival, the Democratic Party. The GOP was founded in 1854 by opponents of the Kansas–Nebraska Act, which allowed for the potential expansion of chattel slavery into the western territories. The...