Excerpt from the first chapter of my book – You Came Here to Die, Didn’t You by Sherie Labedis Monday, June 14, 1965, Atlanta, Georgia “You came here to […]
Doonesbury Daily Strip from July 23 – 28, 2012. Subject: Jim Crow
No, there was not a session that discussed slavery and social media together. But these topics came in two separate sessions after Jackie Boor’s panel on The Presidents: Their Homes […]
I substituted at Woodcreek High School in Roseville on January 29. I read their school newspaper, the Wolf Pack Press, and learned some startling facts about sex trafficaking. For instance […]
There’s just something about outhouses that isn’t endearing. Afraid of the dark? Sick? Tired? Drunk? It doesn’t make a difference: inconvenience is a major trait of an outhouse.
Daffodils on the doorstep, that’s how my blog begins. There were six of them, three stems of two cuddled together, an impromptu nosegay. Picked earlier in the day they were […]
In June of 1965, while canvassing for black voters in Charleston, SC, Sherie met Happiness Dingle. The day she found Happiness she also met Mrs. Gadsden, who didn’t know the […]
How do we decide what is healthy for our babies or for ourselves? Scientists and doctors report their findings and the public dangles in space wondering what is the safest […]
What else happened in 1964? Cassius Clay beats Sonny Liston on February 25th for World Heavyweight championship.
Suggestion for a TV program on 2/24/14 west coast time: “Injustice Files: Sundown Towns.” Channel IDHD – 285 for DirecTV users. 8:00 PM (IDHD is investigative Discovery). All-white towns where […]
In 1964 the U.S. Surgeon General reported that smoking may lead to lung cancer.
What was life like in 1964? 1964 as the war in Vietnam and US Congress Authorizes war against N Vietnam more American servicemen were dying, and after three civil rights […]
Children at an Easter Sunday matinée in Chicago, 1941. Blacks who left the South hoped to escape from violence and humiliation. “What causes black people to burn out their own […]
Thomas Speaks … Blindly About Race FEB. 12, 2014 By Charles M. Blow Associate Justice Clarence Thomas doesn’t often speak during oral arguments before the Supreme Court. But often what […]
My history – and a civil rights timeline. I was a senior at Ponderosa High School in Shingle Springs, CA, when the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES passed a final […]