Yes, I said it and I believe it. Even a superficial look at the history of the Civil Rights Movement would lead any thinking individual to say the same. Black people were oppressed, mistreated, deemed unteachable and inferior, abused, and horrifically murdered. These facts are indisputable. Yet, so were Jewish people. Japanese people endured horrific … Continue reading Another Call to Black People: Our Ancestors Would Be Ashamed!
Month: March 2018
Chicago: Thousands of Shootings, Yet Still Ignored
I'm not sure if it's common knowledge yet, but for years the city of Chicago has maintained more deaths per year than those serving in our military. More than 3,500 people were shot in Chicago in 2017, Sun-Times data shows. Over the last 3 months, since 2018 began, over 450 Chicagoans have been shot, with 100 … Continue reading Chicago: Thousands of Shootings, Yet Still Ignored
Illegal Immigration: 12 Million+ People Said “Screw You!”
If you told someone they couldn’t come in your house and they said “Screw You!” and came in while you were at work, would that be OK? What if 5 people did that? 10 people? Would you thank them for disregarding your wishes and simply decide they could stay after all? What if you had … Continue reading Illegal Immigration: 12 Million+ People Said “Screw You!”
Expand Your Mind – Learn a Language!
I’m learning American Sign Language or ASL! I’ve been using free online resources to learn how to speak with my hands. Truth be known, I already speak with my hands everyday - I’m part Italian. Granted, my hands don’t really say much. They are in constant motion whenever I’m talking, but that’s just for effect … Continue reading Expand Your Mind – Learn a Language!
Edumacation: Reading is Fundamental
"Do we have to read this whole page?" Pause for dramatic effect. "And there's two sides! Do we have to read BOTH sides?" I'm in a middle school Language Arts class. In case you didn't know, the name has been changed to English Language Arts or ELA. The number of students who are reading below … Continue reading Edumacation: Reading is Fundamental
No Tip, No Eat. Go Get Fast Food!
So, me and the fam went out to eat lunch at a middle of the road restaurant - not fast food, but not Chez Fancy Fancy either. When the host seated us, we noticed a payment booklet laying along the edge of the table. A white slip of paper was almost all the way out … Continue reading No Tip, No Eat. Go Get Fast Food!