Category Archives: Race

Kate Smiths America

Kate Smith’s America

It was the 1930’s. While a rotund and darn proud of it Kate Smith was belting out “God Bless America” causing a lump to form in our throats, and  our antiseptic kitchens were tastefully adorned with ceramic mammy and pappy

Kate Smiths America

Kate Smith’s America

It was the 1930’s. While a rotund and darn proud of it Kate Smith was belting out “God Bless America” causing a lump to form in our throats, and  our antiseptic kitchens were tastefully adorned with ceramic mammy and pappy

Jim Crow sign entrance Movie poster To Have and Have Not

When Movies Were Black and White- Jim Crow

  What was black and white and divided by color? Some with a long memory might answer the movies. Today some might just answer Hollywood. Accusations that the movie business is a “white industry” had been  pretty much confirmed by

Jim Crow sign entrance Movie poster To Have and Have Not

When Movies Were Black and White- Jim Crow

  What was black and white and divided by color? Some with a long memory might answer the movies. Today some might just answer Hollywood. Accusations that the movie business is a “white industry” had been  pretty much confirmed by

WWI How Jewish Immigrants Helped the War Effort

As America entered the Great War in 1917, Uncle Sam encouraged all his hyphenated American nieces and nephews to join him in fighting this war to end all wars. “You came here seeking Freedom,” he told the masses of immigrants

WWI How Jewish Immigrants Helped the War Effort

As America entered the Great War in 1917, Uncle Sam encouraged all his hyphenated American nieces and nephews to join him in fighting this war to end all wars. “You came here seeking Freedom,” he told the masses of immigrants

Vintage ad Uncle Sam and Caravan migration

An All American Invasion

  It’s a miracle worthy of a Biblical story. Let us pray. Without even firing a gun, the dangerous invasion of millions from our southern border is no more. Upon learning our elections are over, thus no longer able to

Vintage ad Uncle Sam and Caravan migration

An All American Invasion

  It’s a miracle worthy of a Biblical story. Let us pray. Without even firing a gun, the dangerous invasion of millions from our southern border is no more. Upon learning our elections are over, thus no longer able to

This is What Democracy Looks Like

  This is what democracy looks like. This is what America looks like. Today there is a blue wave and I am tickled pink. Today we witnessed a pink wave and I am no longer blue. Color me happy. For

This is What Democracy Looks Like

  This is what democracy looks like. This is what America looks like. Today there is a blue wave and I am tickled pink. Today we witnessed a pink wave and I am no longer blue. Color me happy. For

Vintage Illustration Voters

Every Vote Counts

You cannot value too highly your right to vote. It is the American Way. In the midst of the cold war, Metropolitan  Life Insurance  ran an ad encouraging Americans to embrace their  God-given American right to vote, a privilege not

Vintage Illustration Voters

Every Vote Counts

You cannot value too highly your right to vote. It is the American Way. In the midst of the cold war, Metropolitan  Life Insurance  ran an ad encouraging Americans to embrace their  God-given American right to vote, a privilege not

Don’t Doodle With Our Constitution

Donald, there are more colors in your Crayola Box than the white crayon you insist on always coloring with. The Constitution was meant to be colored using all the colors in the box. And while you’re at it, Mr. Trump,

Don’t Doodle With Our Constitution

Donald, there are more colors in your Crayola Box than the white crayon you insist on always coloring with. The Constitution was meant to be colored using all the colors in the box. And while you’re at it, Mr. Trump,

jewish-star-of-david worn by German Jews

Haunted By The Ghosts of Anti-Semitism

Just in time for Halloween the frightening ghosts and goblins of anti-Semitism past have arisen from their slumber. This virulent strain of hate never really disappeared, merely reawakened. And it is deadly. I am scared. I am haunted. I am

jewish-star-of-david worn by German Jews

Haunted By The Ghosts of Anti-Semitism

Just in time for Halloween the frightening ghosts and goblins of anti-Semitism past have arisen from their slumber. This virulent strain of hate never really disappeared, merely reawakened. And it is deadly. I am scared. I am haunted. I am

Aretha – The Queen of Our Souls

The Queen of Soul was truly the Queen of our souls. A force of nature, Aretha Franklin was a gift from God who magically and seamlessly transcended generations and musical genres. She did what she did best, tell the story

Aretha – The Queen of Our Souls

The Queen of Soul was truly the Queen of our souls. A force of nature, Aretha Franklin was a gift from God who magically and seamlessly transcended generations and musical genres. She did what she did best, tell the story

Vintage Illustration Immigrants Coming to America

Who Says Trump Doesn’t Love Immigrants?

Donald trump loves immigrants. And he is generously willing to acknowledge the contributions immigrants have made to this great country, that is if they hew to the immigrants portrayal of his youth. Like his wives, Trump likes his immigrants to

Vintage Illustration Immigrants Coming to America

Who Says Trump Doesn’t Love Immigrants?

Donald trump loves immigrants. And he is generously willing to acknowledge the contributions immigrants have made to this great country, that is if they hew to the immigrants portrayal of his youth. Like his wives, Trump likes his immigrants to