Twelve months ago, I began my unexpected return to the US, after living in Germany for two and a half years. For my last nine days, I stayed with old friends in the Odenwald region. They wanted to make sure... Read More
On August 28, 2013, America will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, D.C. and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s landmark “I Have A Dream” speech. It was such a powerful piece of oratory that Jon Meachem, Pulitzer... Read More
On May 20, 2013, my uncle Rashia Lee Tatum, Sr. passed away at the age of 96. I was able to write something special about him at The Huffington Post. Here is an excerpt. “It was the summer of 2006, when... Read More
In case you missed my Getting to Know interview from January 11, 2013, at BestsellerBound Recommends. Once again, I’d like to thank both Darcia Helle and Maria Savva for the opportunity and honor. Getting To Know Lawrence D. Elliott Today we have... Read More
Diane Judith Nash was born on May 15, 1938, in Chicago, Illinois. She was a leader and strategist in the African-American civil rights movement in the 1960’s. Nash initially attended historically-black Howard University in Washington, D.C., then transferred to Fisk University, another... Read More
Charles B. Brooks was an African-American inventor, born in Virginia in 1865. He eventually moved to Newark, New Jersey, in the 1980’s. It 1896, he invented the street sweeper, a truck which had revolving brushes attached to the front fender. He... Read More
Bernice Albertine King, second daughter and youngest child of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., speaks with the BBC about President Obama, poverty, guns, and her father’s legacy. Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, America! Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to... Read More
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