A Poignant Photo

Slave of the Minor Family, Amherst, Virginia

Slave of the Minor Family, Amherst, Virginia

Yesterday on my personal Facebook page, I posted a number of photos to mark the first day of Black History month.  This one received the most comments from both of my white and black Facebook friends.  Everyone was affected by it.  It is quite moving and many people wondered what she was thinking as she sat and waited to be photographed. Continue reading →

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Born Michael King on January 15, 1929, his father changed his name to Martin Luther after the German monk and Reformist.  If his physical life had not been cut short on April 4, 1968, he would have just celebrated his 85th birthday.  Martin Luther King Jr. was only 39 years old when he left us. Continue reading →

The Golden Rule Is Now A Memory

Well, by now it is common knowledge that department store JC Penney is closing 33 stores throughout the United States, which will result in 2000 employees being laid off.  This decision was made by the people at the top at JC Penney claiming that the company is not doing well.  Management hopes to save $65 million annually by making this move. Continue reading →