Spring 2019, as Holy week for christians and Passover celebrated back to back, we hear grave news of yet another terrorist attack. This time, on churches in Sri Lanka as families gather to celebrate Easter. Will this fighting and suffering ever end? Is there a place where we can all come together as one?
‘Movin’ on up’….The American Dream, One family. Van Gilmer shares what it was like come from the segregated South, sit at a lunch counter in 1960, then move on up to Chicago Illinois.Read More
…..one guy at the hotel was like “BIGGIE” and he started singing Biggie lines to me, and so I was like….‘baby baby’…..
……there’s a lot that i don’t know…..and grown’ up in white suburban america in the school system there was a lot that I was told and there was a lot that was really left out…Read More
.....he didn't understand the word as derogatory.....without knowledge of the words historical reference.....referred to all blacks as niggers........Read More
"Where are YOU from?...I didn't know you could swim"Read More
..."Are you American or Booga Booga?"...Read More
Always Take the Long layover.....Read More
Beyond the Beach: addressing the stereotype "Black People don't swim"Read More
".....to my surprise in city of Salvador.....perhaps the most 'Afro-Brazilian' of all cities in Brasil... we were the ONLY blacks sitting at a table in an extremely crowded (LARGE) restaurant. The only other 'brown' people in the entire place were the servers......"Read More
...." I am happy to report, that not much later I did indeed finally make it to the end of our trail. And also happy to report, that tears aside, I would be happy to do this hike again"...Read More
“.....don't 'clown' on me, but sad to say much like the stereotype, my 'brown-ass' did not grow up hiking, I did not have extensive hiking experience let alone on back country hikes”Read More