Presidents’ Day – Holidays 

Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on February 22.

The International Vision of John Willis Menard, First African-American Elected to Congress

Although he was denied his seat in the House, John Willis Menard (1838-1893) continued his political activism with the goal of uniting people across the Western Hemisphere. via The International Vision of John Willis Menard, First African-American Elected to Congress — History | Smithsonian

Black History Month 2018

The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. The event grew out of "Negro History Week," the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. In the decades that followed, mayors of cities across the country began … Continue reading Black History Month 2018

Stevie Wonder  to denounce bigotry and racism in solidarity with NFL players

Legendary musician Stevie Wonder took a knee at a New York music festival,  showing solidarity with NFL players criticized by President Donald Trump hours earlier. via Stevie Wonder takes both knees 'for America' — CNN.com - RSS Channel - HP Hero

The Arctic Circle needs urgent attention 

As America is facing the worst flooding ever registered after hurricane Harvey hit its southern shores, businesses are seeking to exploit the huge mineral resources discovered under the ice sheets in the North Pole.  Watch and read about the disastrous environmental consequences of oil refineries being flooded in Houston, Texas on CNN.com: Nation's largest oil … Continue reading The Arctic Circle needs urgent attention