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Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay I must admit, that if I had not had a personal, direct experience with God, my faith would be based on faith and not knowing. I am not sure why God came to me, other than...
https://youtu.be/xyQvgOpYvQs Mari Hayes interviews Thomas Jackson, an historic reenactor and member of the Fort Mose the Historical Society, St. Augustine, Florida. This video interview is about the founding of the Fort Mose Historical Society. The Historical Society supports and promotes Fort Mose in...
Steve Evans / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)Photograph by: Mrskupe / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)Traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony / Roasted Ethiopian Coffee Beans Where did coffee originate?  If you said Colombia…WRONG!  Africa has had a strong influence on what we drink. Many coffee experts believe coffee originated...
Hall states today in America discrimination against black men manifests disproportionately in many extremes such as higher incarceration, unemployment, mortality, lower wages, lower education, racial profiling, stereotypes, service industry, and human rights abuse. Eliminate Figure of Colored Man speaks to the man...
Few people realize the strong influence of Africa on American cuisine. This is a connection that was intentionally buried because of the legacy of slavery.  We would like to share what we have learned about the history of black-eyed peas. Also, here is a Hoppin' John...
Image by David Marks Our world can be so complex and taxing…high stress. Heightened everyday stress has propelled me on an intense ongoing search for peace. I find myself reading articles from numerous psychological forums, looking for insights that could bring me closer...
In the USA, most of us have been social distancing for the last month.  We have, against our nature, stayed home, away from family and friends.  We have changed how we live to avoid getting sick and sickening others. Now, as States reopen with the Coronavirus still...
The news reports, talk shows, social media posts are all focused on the anger, stress, frustration, anxiety felt by a segment of the American population.   The news talks about Donald Trump’s strategy to capitalize on these negative emotions to win re-election in 2020.  It is clear it...
Many of you may have seen the movie “Glory” which featured Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman.  This award-winning film told the story of the Massachusetts 54th. If you saw the film, you know that Black soldiers fought on the Union side during the Civil War.  What you...
Return to Ghana in 2019 - 400 Years Ago the First Enslaved Africans Land in America What’s the deal with 1619? Why does that number keep coming up in the news, on social media, on Spike Lee’s clothing line? The year 1619...