50 years ago...
was captured in Vietnam.
- Minimum Wage was
National Transportation Safety Board
became the 1st Black Justice on SCOTUS.
- The first edition of
rolled off the press.
- The case of
Loving vs. Virgina
allowed for interracial marriages.
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
erupted in Riots.
-Israel fought the self-defense
that resulted in a territorial transformation of the tiny Jewish State. Prior to the war, there was a thin width in the middle of the country between her East and West coast. After the war, Israel gained Gaza from Egypt (who never wanted it back), Sinai from Egypt (exchanged for peace in later years), the West Bank and East Jerusalem (including The Wall) from Jordan and the (strategic) Golan Heights from Syria (never going back). Here is (the brilliant and articulate) David Harris' historic take on this transformative war: http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/50th-anniversary-of-the-1967-six-day-war-why-history-matters/?msource=DHBlog0601&tr=y&auid=17343248
And also 50 years ago..
-The Groundbreaking new album,
Stg. Pepper's Loney Hearts' Club Band
premiered on June 1 with bizarre and new sounds never recorded in the past. This legendary band only played together for 10 years from 1960-1970 but during those short years they created a culture of music that is timeless. This Saturday June 3 @ 8pm (Eastern Time),
Detroit Public TV
"Sgt. Pepper's Music Revolution"
We must keep the free access to quality programing of Public Television safe from the chopping block of DC. For many in our country, this is their only connection to culture, education and much much more.
This is the real Sargent Pepper depicted on the album cover.
His name was
James Melvin Babington.
Just this week...
Sadly, something else that is timeless is our brutality against each other. We began our week (following last week's Manchester attack) with the murder of 28
Coptic Christians on their way to a Monastery in Egypt. This adds to the long list of terrorist attacks against Egyptian Christians. Then came the
Baghdad Ice Cream Parlor bombing in Iraq which killed 31 innocent souls (targeting young families). By midweek, a truck bomb decimated 80+ people with 350 injuries near the
Afghan President's Palace. How many more generations need to pass till we evolve out of hatred?
Just this month...
The month-long Islamic holiday of
started last week. Since the religion of Islam follows a Lunar Calendar their holidays fall different times throughout the year. We, Jews, also follow a Lunar Calendar but we add an extra month to our calendar every 2 to 3 years to adjust it so our holidays fall in the correct season. Ramadan is when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset and during the spring and summer, this could last upwards of 15 hours. If you want to know the correct etiquette for how to discuss Ramadan with someone who is observing it, please check out these simple ten step rules.
Just what we need...
Do you know the common denominator to help prevent disease and combat jet lag. It's something we all need more of in our lives and
Today's Kids are getting much less than their ancestors. The answer is dirt, soil, earth, grass... Our cities need more soil and less asphalt.
First, kids need to get off the computer and play in the dirt more. This helps build their immune system. Second, it's been found that earthing ourselves after a long flight can help cure jet lag. What is "Earthing", well it's just as it sound. Barefeet touching local soil, grass, rocks or sand. According to author
earthing is a way of recharging our cellular batteries".
Just what we don't need...
According to the
CBO (the NONpartisan Congressional Budget Office), the current
Health Care Bill passed in the House last month will knock
14 million people off their insurance in the first year and over the next 10 years,
23 million will lose out. It will cut
$834 Billion from Medicaid, while older and poor people will suffer the worst from this insane legislation. And don't even get me started on POTUS' idiotic Budget Proposal. The Senate now has a crack at this Healthcare nut and most Americans want them to scrap the House "suggestions" and start over. Their plan is to provide something during the Summer, before the August recess. We'll see what they come up with...
Justice for our Climate
The Global community had pledge its support of the Paris Climate Agreement last year and now our asinine #45 has officially joined
Nicaragua as the only other counties to snub the
Paris Accord and ignore environmental pollution concerns.
Hard to believe she is only 12 year old.
Darci Lynne truly deserved the Golden Buzzer: