The Importance of Juneteenth- why it’s so vital that we know our history

As most of us know, when the Civil War came to a close in 1865, an extremely large number of folks remained enslaved, particularly in truly remote areas. The word of slavery’s ending traveled very slowly- too slowly- and for those who were largely isolated from the Union armies, life continued as if freedom did …

Why you should Vote

Here we are, at that time of the year when we have to start having the dialogue about why it's important that we all get out and take advantage of the right which many of our ancestors fought and died for... The Right to Vote. Of course I'm not suggesting that you go out and vote …

My Rant on Russia, China, North Korea and Trump- Be Aware!

I won't waste time venting about the fact that we have the worst excuse for a President in office right now. What I do want to talk about is the troubling fact that both China and Russia have deployed nuclear-capable missiles to the frozen tundra that lies along Russia’s far-eastern border with China. And no one …

What is the true definition of being “Culturally Diverse”?

When the issue of diversity has come up I've noticed that the concept has different meanings for people, depending on your ethnicity, your culture, your sexual orientation, your level of education, financial status, employment status, political affiliation, the community you live in, and how you've been raised among a myriad of other factors. Diversity: The quality or …

Time for a new version of Capitalism

"The function of government is to represent the middle income and working people rather than just the wealthy and the powerful. [We have come to] worship greed." ~Representative Bernie Sanders Capitalism is defined as an economic system characterized by private or corporate ownership of capital goods; by investments that are determined by private decision; and …