Category Archives: Civil Rights

Benjamin Franklin: “Those who would give up essential Liberty…

Original. Benjamin Franklin once said: “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.   Modern context “Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not … Continue reading

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Is Time Travel Real?

I’m not one to keep up with celebrities for there are too many. I write about time travel  in several novels I takes it to be fictional. But the startling resemble between a celerity named Idris Elba and the unknown … Continue reading

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Old Folks Say Life Doesn’t Get Easier

  When I hear the elders talk about the past the picture above is what I envision. When I think about those who lived through the Great Depression, World II, Korean War, Poverty of 1960’s, The Civil Rights Movements, Vietnam … Continue reading

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DEVADASI -What was Devadasi system in South India?

This topic has been on my mind since learning although the practice was made illegal in 1988 it still exist. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08nvXZQf-cA [In my research for a book character I discovered some disturbing things.] The tradition of Devadasi culture can be … Continue reading

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When a close friend is among the protestors. Do you support or do you shun them?

A close friend is out among the protestors and is periodically updating me on what’s going on in the streets. I can’t say I’m not worried about her safety, because I’m worried about her especially after a female protestor in … Continue reading

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Black for a Day: White Fantasies of Race and Empathy by Alisha Gaines

The book is based upon real experiments conducted by journalists. In 1948, a journalist named Ray Sprigle traded his whiteness to live as a black man for four weeks. A little over a decade later, John Howard Griffin famously “became” … Continue reading

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Why the Protests in the U.S. Are an Awakening for Non-Black People Around the World

The rioting petitioning and protesting the death of George Floyd seemed to have offset emotions around the world. By no means is racism solely an American problem. It exist all over the world where diversity exist and nations having no … Continue reading

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#BookTour “The Black Cabinet” by Jill Watts

I haven’t read anything about this group outside of college history classes. This is a great book to read to understand how the Civil Right Movement was formed. The author highlights a very important part of the history of the … Continue reading

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