Category Archives: African American History for Dummies

An Open Letter to Rebecca Carroll of the Guardian.


Dear Ms. Carroll, The Guardian is one of my favorite publications and I’ve been following the story in Ferguson, Missouri.  I wanted to take this opportunity to answer some of the points in your post. Well I am considered “white.” … Continue reading

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What Made the United States Civil Rights Movement Possible?


I asked the question What made the United States Civil Rights Movement possible of my friend and author of African-American History for Dummies, Ronda Racha Penrice. She reminded me, (I am an old person, I sometimes forget things), that in … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Don Lemon of CNN


Dear Mr. Lemon, I was watching, when you became angry over the verdict in the “Loud Music”  trial.  When you told the story about the person questioning your right to be in your neighborhood,  you certainly had the right to … Continue reading

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I am African American, I Only Came Here to Shop.


In New York City, my hometown, Macys and Barney’s are in the proverbial kennel, I mean doghouse for profiling African-American shoppers. I thought of writing this, because I saw the story on Erin Burnett about Chris Brown being arrested again … Continue reading

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Philosophy and the Civil War.


Another thing I learned from David P. Goldman‘s book about Civilizations dying.  What makes the United States different? Well the United States is united by an idea.  The idea is buying into changing your life and self improvement. The Pilgrims … Continue reading

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Jew in a Box?


Jew in a Box?  If it were not so serious, you might think it a Dr. Seuss routine.  It is an exhibit in Berlin at the Jewish Museum.  It is serious, not funny. The first question I wanted to ask, … Continue reading

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Stories from the Road to Freedom on History Channel


Stories on the Road to Freedom; sounds like motorcycles on Route 66 doesn’t it?  If this is what you thought, you are wrong. Ronda Racha Penrice wrote African American History for Dummies.  That’s where I first heard of her and … Continue reading

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