The more things change, the more they stay the same

Original members of the Black Panther Party

I’ve read from multiple media sources about the March On for Voting Rights that will take place on August 28, 2021, in Washington D.C., Phoenix, Houston, Miami, Atlanta, and other cities across the country.

The marchers will be demanding that Congress get serious and pass the necessary legislation to expand…

He wrote truth with the power of his emotions

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929–1968) certainly needs no introduction, but some facts are not as well known as others. For example, his birth name was Michael Luther; it wasn’t until he was twenty-eight years old that he officially changed his birth certificate to “Martin Luther, Jr.”

King, a civil rights…

She was not only a legend but a timeless treasure. Her work will inspire forever.

Toni Morrison (1931–2019) born on February 18, 1931, in Lorain, Ohio, and named Chole Anthony Wolford at birth.

Morrison was a highly acclaimed American novelist, book editor, essayist and college professor. Her writing focused on her perception of the black experience within black communities, specifically the black female experience.

In…

The year black World War I veterans fought for democracy — at home

Life after the Civil War brought new challenges for African Americans. The 40 acres and a mule promise never came to fruition. But I find the concept of it fascinating because, as with most history I learned, there is always more to it. Former enslaved black leaders initially attempted a…

The significance of eating healthy changes as you age. For elderly adults, it’s more crucial than ever to eat foods that provide the most nutritional value

You see it everywhere. Eating a healthy and balanced diet is good for us. Eating healthy means we eat foods that nutritionally include water, vitamins, minerals, fat, protein, and carbohydrates. A diet that’s rich in fruits, vegetables, and fiber may reduce the risk of heart disease, and type 2 diabetes…

It’s complicated…a holiday celebrating freedom when everyone wasn’t free

Fighting for our independence from Great Britain is one of the most significant accomplishments of our Nation. But there’s always the elephant in the room no one wanted to talk about or even acknowledge.

“…We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are…

The day represents the end of slavery and the beginning of freedom for African Americans

Juneteenth Freedom Day, also referred to as Black Independence Day, Juneteenth Independence Day, and just plain Juneteenth, is the celebration of the June 19, 1865 announcement by Union General Gordon Granger in Galveston, Texas conveying the Civil War ended and all enslaved people were now free.

Most people assume the…

Cheryl Brown

I’m a web copywriter who is an avid student of Black history, a political news junkie, and a wannabe chef that loves to cook.

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