Patriot Section Highlight- Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington was born April 5, 1856 to a slave woman named Jane. After emancipation, they moved to be with Booker’s father inWest Virginia. He soon enrolled in Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute and later the Wayland Seminary. Both places, he worked to pay for his schooling and left in 1878.  In 1881, he…

Women’s Appreciation Month 2016 Update

To celebrate Women’s History Month, I decided to do a special Women’s Appreciation Month to celebrate women in the United States of America are doing some amazing things.  From Patriot Section Highlights, to book reviews, reading recommendation, movies, music, news, and so much more. I want to especially thank the fine women who agreed to…

Patriot Section Highlight: Madam CJ Walker

March is Women’s Appreciation Month, and today we have a true American heroine! Sarah Breedlove, later known as Madam C.J. Walker, was (by today’s standards) the first self-made female millionaire.  Sarah was born December 23, 1867 in Louisiana as the first free African-American in her family under the Emancipation Proclamation. She was orphaned at the age…

Patriot Section Highlight: Hiram Rhodes Revels

Since it is Black History Month, this month’s patriot highlight goes to the first Black senator, Republican Hiram Rhodes Revels.  Revels was born free in South Carolina on September 27, 1827. Though he apprenticed as barber, he went to seminary where he studied theology. He began a career as a Methodist pastor and evangelist where he…

Happy Veteran’s Day 2015 #thankaveteran

To all of the Veterans of the United States Armed Forces, I just want to say THANK YOU. We know freedom is not free, but you all gave up so much so that you could pay that price for us. You are true patriots, every man and woman who put on the uniform. You deserve…

Why Does the 10th Amendment Matter?

Amendment X The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. The 10th Amendment is one that has been both ignored and abused since the founding of the United States of America. The Senate, the House…

Why Do the Sixth, Seventh, & Eighth Amendments Matter?

Amendment VI In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation;…

Why Does the 4th Amendment Matter?

Amendment IV The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be…

Happy Independence Day 2013

On July 3rd of 2013 my church came together to celebrate the birthday of our country. I watched happily as we all gathered together, ate together, had fun together, watched fireworks together, and I realized something very powerful: as long as Americans continue to come together, it’s going to be okay. Are things happening that…

Celebrate Flag Day!

What is Flag Day? Flag Day is the celebration of the adoption of the Stars & Stripes as the official banner of the United States of America. The President is suppose to declare on Sunday “Flag Week” to lead up to Friday. Every government building that does not ordinarily fly the flag are required to…

Why Does The Bill of Rights Matter?

WHY DOES THE BILL OF RIGHTS MATTER? Recently, there has been some discussion about the Constitution of the United States of America. There is a small portion of the Secular Left that sees the Constitution as an evolving document that is to be changed along with the times. While most of the Left simply argue…

My Top Favorite Walker, Texas Ranger Episodes

Walker, Texas Ranger was one of the best martial arts/western/cop drama series hybrid. It starred Chuck Norris, Clarence Gilyard, Sheree J. Wilson, Floyd Westerman (Season 1), Noble Willingham (Season 1 – 7), Nia Peeples (Seasons 7-8), and Judd Nelson (Seasons 7-8). Here is a list of my top favorite episodes! War Zone (Season 2)- The second season…

Patriot Section Highlight- Francis Lewis Cardozo

We have begun Black History Month and today I want to honor that with a special American patriot: Francis Lewis Cardozo, the first black man to hold an elected statewide office in the United States of America. Born on February 1, 1836 in Charleston, South Carolina to an free African-American woman named Lydia Weston and Isaac…