Few probably remain alive today who can remember initiation of the advent of television–in black and white and hardly distinguishable but for the dialects and sounds of voices. Among the great tragedies of life to date is that this revered nation can still be so emotionally divided politically, despite all legal and other progressive changes. Continue reading Living History – we are the world . . .
I’m a Mayflower descendant. My maternal grandmother was Delores Howland, some 16 or so generations removed from John Howland. His home still stands in Plymouth, and I have been there to sign the descendant’s book. Continue reading You might say religious liberty is in my blood
When addressing an all-White male organization on one occasion during Black History month, I was challenged to name any contribution of Blacks to society. I was more saddened than offended by the challenge to be so blatantly confronted with the generally assumed fact that American History has been so shamefully marked with omissions, distortions and blatant “lies agreed upon” (as journalist Tony Brown puts it). Such lack of understanding clearly denotes lack of knowledge–which generally denotes lack of interest. Continue reading Black History’s link to a Happy Valentine’s World
Bob Moawad said that the best day of our lives, the day our lives really begin, is the one on which we realize that our lives are our own. No apologies, no excuses, no one to lean on, rely on, or to blame. An amazing journey to freedom can unfold right then and we alone are responsible for traversing it. Continue reading The essential journey to freedom – a personal endeavor
With the 2016 presidential campaign accelerating into high gear, and spring primary elections not far off on the horizon, much of the public dialogue and attention is on the candidates themselves. However, there is relatively little national conversation about the current process of voting itself. This is troubling given that voters will go to the polls in November for the first presidential election in 50 years without key protections contained in the Voting Rights Act, which was significantly rolled back by a 2013 Supreme Court ruling. Continue reading We have a heart condition