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  • Arent We Better Together?

    As I have asserted in several posts, there are no human races on Planet Earth. ALL humans are one race regardless of skin color, religion, tribal origins, or country of birth.  Based on an examination of our DNA, any two human beings are 99.99 percent […] More

  • Human vs Universe

    Human: I’m so ready to give up, this year can end, it was such a waste, how could we have wanted this to be our year? What did we do to deserve this? Universe: The only reason you have these thoughts is because you don’t […] More

  • Skincolorism – A Better Word For Racism

    Yes. Absolutely without a doubt, black lives matter.  However, dark-skinned people are just homo sapiens with dark skin. Nothing more and nothing less. Dark-skinned people are not more intelligent or less intelligent than people with pale skin. Throughout human history, people have had a tendency […] More

  • Why We Need A Separation of Church & State

    “The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.” – John Adams, Treaty of Tripoli, 1796 In the United States, the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause prohibits the government from creating any laws “respecting an establishment of religion.” This […] More

  • Water, Water, Everywhere But Not For Everyone

    President Donald Trump has criticized water conservation efforts as not only a waste of time but unnecessary. Trump has blamed US water shortages on people flushing the toilet too often as he argued in his usual misinformed and ignorant way for the deregulation of water […] More

  • Hurricane Barry Reveals Climate Change in Louisiana Coastal Areas

    Hurricane Barry, churning around in the Gulf of Mexico, was the first hurricane of the 2019 hurricane season. Intercoastal City, Louisiana, first felt the storm as a Category 1 hurricane as it made landfall, but the storm rapidly declined into a tropical storm. Although Hurricane […] More

  • A Reason To Worry

    Insects are declining rapidly – here’s why that needs to change. What’s causing the sharp decline in Insects? Insect populations are declining dramatically in most parts of the world and recent studies show human behavior is to blame. Researchers say various factors including monoculture farming, […] More

  • Why Have Hundreds of Elephants Suddenly Died?

    Why have hundreds of elephants suddenly died in Botswana? I saw this tragic story on Digg from and wanted to share it with you here. Researchers in Botswana, where the world’s largest elephant population resides, are puzzled if the elephants are diseased or were […] More

  • Roots of and Solutions for Poverty

    The problems with poverty are multi-faceted, including both causes and effects that are systemic and … dare it be said … self-sustaining and dynamic in nature, often exacerbating the original causes and creating an ever-increasing detrimental impact for those under its grasp. There should be no […] More

  • If Dogs Don't See Color, Why Should We?

    A white person actually had the audacity to tell me at an animal clinic that some dogs just don’t like black people. As someone who works with animals for a living, you’d think she’d know that while dogs aren’t completely colorblind and can see in limited […] More

  • Confederate Memorials: Celebrating Racism, Erasing History

    “All those folks worried about erasing history when Confederate monuments come down will be thrilled to learn about the existence of books.” – Jamil Smith, August 16

     “All black Americans are born into a society which is determined—repeat, determined—that they shall never know the truth about themselves or their society.” – James Baldwin, “Black Power,” 1968 (in Baldwin, The Cross of Redemption: Uncollected Essays, Vintage Books, 2011, page 102)

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    The Good Samaritan Experiment

    Setting: Early 1970s, campus of Princeton University in New Jersey. Two behavioral scientists, John Darley and Daniel Batson, were interested in studying the psychology of pro-social behavior. Why do people do good things for others? To examine this question, they decided to study students at […] More

  • The Land of Unequal Opportunity

    Our country is divided. We pride ourselves in being a “melting pot” of people and offering equality to all who live within our borders. People travel to our country specifically to have the opportunities that were withheld from them in their own countries. But we […] More

  • The Politics of Decency?

    What is decency in a human being?   Ask twenty people on the street and you will get twenty different answers. The meaning of the word decency comprises a number of different values. The four most important in my view are the following. Ethics Honesty […] More

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    Ageism Is Discrimination Against Seniors

    Ageism is a real issue in today’s young oriented society. Some examples of ageism include:  Losing a job because of your age.  Being refused interest-free credit,  Being refused a new credit card,  Being denied auto insurance, or travel insurance  Receiving a lower quality of service […] More

  • Can I Live?

    Can I live? Yes, everyday black people breathe differently than others. Because breathing differently means knowing and acknowledging we don’t have the same experiences as others on a day to day basis. We walk around with 10 ears and 20 pairs of eyes. I as […] More

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