Remembering and Honoring Jackie Robinson on the 100th anniversary of his birth (January 31, 1919)

In April 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball when he started for the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field. From the 1880s until 1947 African Americans only played professional baseball in what were called the “Negro Leagues”. In NYC at that time there were 3 major league baseball … Continue reading Remembering and Honoring Jackie Robinson on the 100th anniversary of his birth (January 31, 1919)

Guest Post: Memories from youth in Cognac, France under German occupation during World War II

Today I am sharing a guest post written by  Elyane R.   It is translated from the original French which appears after the English version. You can read about the occupation of France during World War II in Wikipedia or many other sources. Merci Elyane. ***** First reflections… It is very difficult to sum up 4 … Continue reading Guest Post: Memories from youth in Cognac, France under German occupation during World War II

The words of Martin Luther King Jr. on war are as important as ever

April 4, 2018 is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. The people of the world would do well to listen to his words on war and morality. Dr. King was an activist who developed and used the methods of nonviolent resistance in the struggle to end the oppression of Black people. He was … Continue reading The words of Martin Luther King Jr. on war are as important as ever