Review of ‘The Past That Would Not Die’

12 Mar

For those seeking real truths not “alternative truths.”

Charles Ray's Ramblings

In 1962, when Air Force veteran James Meredith entered the University of Mississippi at Oxford, over the strenuous objections of the state’s white power structure, led by Governor Ross Barnett, who stood against the weight of the United States government, it led to several days of rioting and bloodshed. This was not, however, an isolated incident in the turbulent Civil Rights era of the 1960s, but a continuation of a struggle that had plagued the nation’s poorest state since the Civil War and before, as whites in Mississippi fought to retain their ‘privileged’ status vis a vis black citizens of the state; a struggle that infected much of the rest of the country while it came to terms with how to deal with its minority populations.

The Past That Would Not Die by Walter Lord was written originally in 1965, and has been reissued in e-Book format. The result of…

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A BOUNTIFUL LIFE

12 Mar

A story of Gratitude and Thankfulness. Be Blessed.

SERENDIPITY

A short story of gratefulness from Rich Paschall, Sunday Night Blog

Max had to get an early start on Monday.  Three times a month it was the most important day of the week and he did not want to be late.  It was quite the walk to the Methodist church but he felt he was up to it.  Anyway, he did not want to ride part of the way on the bus as that seemed a waste of money.  If he had a good haul, however, he would definitely consider public transportation on the way back.  Even though Max was not a Methodist, he was headed to the Methodist church.

Next door to the church stood a small wooden building.  It was painted grey, like the church building, and it seemed too small for most uses.  No one recalls why the building was there originally, but now it served as the neighborhood…

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TECH: Five STEM Programs Geared Towards Girls

10 Mar

Education is under attack in the United States so programs like these are extremely important! They are Vital to American progress!!

GOOD BLACK NEWS

(photo via blackenterprise.com)

article by Samara Lynn via blackenterprise.com

In honor of International Women’s Day, let’s focus on tomorrow’s women—today’s girls. It’s no secret; future success requires well-balanced literacy in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Girls are in danger of being left behind in a technology-first world, and this disadvantage starts in the classroom.

Studies show that, after the age of six, girls think boys are naturally smarter.That has to change, and this change can start by giving girls a head start in science and mathematics at as young an age as possible. While grown women continue the fight to equalize opportunity and advancement on the career battlefield, here are some great programs you can get your girl involved with now to make her STEM-strong.

GOALS for Girls Summer Intensive

The GOALS (Greater Opportunities Advancing Leadership and Science) for Girls Summer Intensive is a free, six-week program for eighth…

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Watch “I Am Beautiful Featuring Shalom Blac | Cosmopolitan” on YouTube

8 Mar

Let’s All Celebrate this Beautiful Nigerian Sister! 

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Watch “Malala Yousafzai Nobel Peace Prize Speech” on YouTube

8 Mar

First she gives Thanks to God! 

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WOMEN OF THE WORLD

8 Mar

Happy International Women’s Day!!!

Mum C writes

Women
The glorious beings of this worldly den
The best hearts likened to hens
The most gifted of all of life’s pens

II
Women are the flowers so bright
They blossom for all but their thorns do fight
Against pests in hurried flight
Great agents who fear no problem of height

III
Women are wondrous plants
They can grow even on slants
And can take many rants
Their wisdom is like the biblical ants’

IV
Women do honour
As soldiers wear their saving armour
We are the best of earthly banners
And do shine no matter how small our corners

V
Women are magicians
Carrying natural homes and are great tacticians
They glow even in blows but are still beauticians
In this dog eat dog realm, they’re the best politicians

VI
Women are the waters of life
Just a sip and their love erases strife
Step hard on their hearts…

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Melanade – Beah Richards

7 Mar

Black HerStory Month!!

Rebirth of Lisa

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Melanade is a place for women of color, who are doing great things in the world, to be honored. I am quite aware that Beah Richards is deceased, however, I feel her voice and bodies of work are still making a great impact in this world.

beahrBeah Richards(1920 – 2000) was a poet, playwright and author, but she was best known as an actress of “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” fame, where she earned an Academy Award nomination.She was a at home on the stage, staring in James Baldwin’s “Amen Corner”.  She was also a staple on television throughout her career. In 1988 she received her first Emmy for her performance in ‘Frank’s Place’ and again in 2000 she was honored with the Emmy just days before her death for her role in ‘The Practice’.

She was a strong activist who fought for equality for blacks in America. She did…

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