Louis “Lou” Dale Sharp, the first African American state trooper

Eight years after the Brooklyn Dodgers had hired Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play on a team in the Major Baseball League, Louis “Lou” Dale Sharp became the first African American state trooper. He graduated from Ohio’s 44th Academy class in 1955 and joined the team of Ohio State Highway troopers. That team of …

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Homeschooling an “understanding moment” your Child

The first thing a parent must remember when they are homeschooling their children is that their child must pass Common Core State Standards test to progress in grade levels.  These tests measure a child’s comprehension of academic skills. Today, it is necessary for children to develop their reading, writing, and use of language skills. As …

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John Henrik Clarke: A Great and Mighty Walk

Historian John Henrik Clarke, who spends much of his on-camera time with his eyes closed, invites viewers to take their own inward-looking journey — to an ancient Africa forgotten by history. Through a montage of archival footage, artwork and Clarke’s own narration, he argues that the West did not bring civilization. On the contrary, Europe …

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Ideas to make sure our kids benefit from celebrating Juneteenth

Juneteenth is approaching, one of the biggest days of the year for the Black community in America. The day our people were told they were no longer legally enslaved in Texas (The last state to announce). Our ancestors started celebrating every year from then on, of course with unmeasurable obstacles, continuing discrimination, and repression. But …

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Why do we have obesity with no food in Black and Brown communities?

Imagine having food scarcity but being obese. Many young children in America are suffering from obesity and are living in neighborhood food deserts. Food deserts are described as “not having a supermarket or super center within a mile of their home” (Ghosh-Dastidar, Bonnie, et al)  in urban areas, making it hard to have access to …

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