National American Indian Heritage Month

2021-11-01T16:09:39-04:00November 1st, 2021|Categories: Articles|Tags: |

We must recognize and honor our indigenous population, we must consider all they gave in an effort to assist those who landed on their land so many years ago, all they lost and the continued struggle that many in their communities experience.  November is National American Indian Heritage Month but in all reality we should celebrate our indigenous brothers and sisters everyday.  They faced genocide, were treated as less than, referred to as savages and [...]

The Public Policing of people of color

2020-12-28T11:58:00-05:00December 28th, 2020|Categories: Articles|Tags: |

Most have seen the latest in the many cases of a European America accusing an African American, who is minding their own business, of stealing something or doing something that is illegal. The most recent recorded incident happened the day after Christmas at the Arlo hotel in Soho where a European American woman accused a 14-year-old African American child of stealing her IPhone. The father of the young man taped the incident, and you can [...]

Native American Heritage Month

2020-11-02T17:21:05-05:00November 2nd, 2020|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

                    November is Native American Heritage Month “Kill the Indian, and Save the Man!”  Capt. Richard H. Pratt Imagine being told that your culture and customs are animalistic.  The indigenous population of what is now the Americas was treated like savages and called uncivilized, but the reality is that the population had customs and cultures.  There were many different tribes, and they inhabited this space that [...]

In Celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

2020-05-28T13:01:13-04:00May 28th, 2020|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |

  Have you ever been to a city that has a ChinaTown?  I remember visiting San Francisco for a business conference and walking through ChinaTown.  I was in awe of the architectural design of the buildings, the great smells of food and that the ethnic enclave was in the heart of the city.  Ethnic enclaves are composed of people typically of the same ethnicity, similar cultures and often languages living in close proximity to each [...]

The Centinel of the 19th Amendment: Celebrating Women’s History Month

2020-03-24T12:42:56-04:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |

This is the 100th year of women gaining their right to vote with the passage of the 19th amendment. Imagine being a girl or a woman before 1920 and not having the right to vote, partake in political commentary and have people make decisions for you without regard to your input? That is what it was like for American women until the passage of the 19th amendment, which took place on August 18, 1920. As we celebrate Women’s [...]

The Accidental Social Experiment

2020-03-06T14:40:59-05:00February 26th, 2020|Categories: Articles|Tags: |

Two weeks ago I shared an article on LinkedIn by  Real Talk: WOC & Allies for Racial Justice and Anti-Oppression.  The article is entitled “Ask Any Black Person, and They Can Tell you the First Time They were Called a Racial Slur,” which was written on October 24, 2017.  With the article I shared my first experience with racism, which was when I was walking to the bus stop in my hometown of Milwaukee, WI. [...]

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