Racism shouldn’t make people uncomfortable in Oklahoma?

For two days , May 31 and June 1, 1921, mobs of White residents, many of them deputized and given weapons by city officials, attacked Black residents and businesses of the Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  As many as 300 African Americans lost their lives and more than 9,000 were left homeless when the smallContinue reading “Racism shouldn’t make people uncomfortable in Oklahoma?”

THE MASK: 103 years between Pandemics

Historians tells us 103 years ago, during the flu pandemic, Americans wore masks. In most of the states mask wearing was not manditory. Many cities in the United States (particularly on the West Coast ) created ordinances requiring citizens to wear masks. Throughout the country most people complied, as schools, theaters, public places were closed.Continue reading “THE MASK: 103 years between Pandemics”

Wild myths I believed about white people: Notes on race, American ignorance and the Capitol riots

America will never cure its racial sickness because no one wants to begin with what they do not understand By: Darryl Robinson/Salon.com The Greyhound bus was quiet. The day was dreary. And I was madly uncomfortable. “What time is it?” I asked a guy sitting across the aisle.  “It’s 2 p.m.,” he said. After nearly fourContinue reading “Wild myths I believed about white people: Notes on race, American ignorance and the Capitol riots”

Evanston, Illinois to begin distribution of up to $25K in reparations to Black residents

The midwestern city is the first in the country to establish reparations with a commitment of $10M over the next decade. By. DeMicia Inman/TheGiro In Evanston, Illinois, eligible Black residents will receive reparations up to $25K as part of a commitment from the city. ABC News reported that the city, north of Chicago, will begin issuing paymentsContinue reading “Evanston, Illinois to begin distribution of up to $25K in reparations to Black residents”

RBG’s Fingerprints Are All Over Your Everyday Life

She expanded the possibilities of family life and work—for women and for men. By: Joe Pinsker\The Atlantic In her 87 and a half years, Ruth Bader Ginsburg left a significant mark on law, on feminism, and, late in her life, on pop culture. She also left a significant mark on everyday life in America, helpingContinue reading “RBG’s Fingerprints Are All Over Your Everyday Life”

Wayback Machine: Warner Brothers Cartoons

If you are of a certain age, you likey know one or all of these classic cartoon characters. While most of us were introduced to these cartoons on our televisons. The majority of the cartoons, apperared in theaters as animated shorts, often shown before the feature film. The time between 1928 and 1963 was consideredContinue reading “Wayback Machine: Warner Brothers Cartoons”

A man and his money (A look Back)

Past behavior is often the best predictor of future behavior, and the same is true of success.  Donald Trump has a secret, its behind curtain number three.  The public is not invited as it reveals everything he holds so dear. A image of sucess  Donald Trump 1990: a Percursor? Donald Trump appeared with Barbara WaltersContinue reading “A man and his money (A look Back)”

And…….. “The Covid-19 goes round and round, round and round, round and round”

History has a strange way of repeating itself.  Towns, City, Counties, States, and the Federal Government rely on taxes.  All over the world, more money is going out than coming in.   The new normal in the United States is the rising new cases of the CoronaVirus increases buy the tens of thousand’s each week. Death’sContinue reading “And…….. “The Covid-19 goes round and round, round and round, round and round””

The World is closed again: History Repeats itself?

102 years ago, the last great pandemic was the Spanish Flu.   It killed a quarter of the world’s population. No one is sure where the flu was originated, most assume it was Spain.  It could have originated in China, Britain, France or the United States. The first known case was reported at Camp Funston inContinue reading “The World is closed again: History Repeats itself?”

How Humans Sank New Orleans

Engineering put the Crescent City below sea level. Now, its future is at risk. Downtown New Orleans and the Mississippi River, with the French Quarter in the foreground and the West Bank in the distance. Lorenzo Serafini Boni / Emily Jan / The Atlantic.   By: Richard Campanella/The Atlantic Below sea level. It’s a universallyContinue reading “How Humans Sank New Orleans”