Happy Veterans Day!
North America: Veterans Day
World War one officially ended with the signing of The Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919. However, November 11, 1918 is known as the end of “the war to end all wars” because an armistice (temporary cessation of hostilities) between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
Book Review -Autumn’s Five Seasons: The Men
Alice V. Benton’s Autumn’s Five Seasons: The Men follows the ups and downs of its love starved title character. Taking place in Brooklyn, New York, the book is the first title in a three book series that chronicles Autumn Braxter’s search for love and acceptance.
A Foodie Review
Beyoncé Supports World Humanitarian Day
World Humanitarian Day is a day of remembrance set up for victims of the 2003 bombing of the Baghdad, Iraq United Nations Headquarters. The holiday serves as moment to promote global humanitarian efforts and to recognize those who have lost their lives in the pursuit of such efforts.
Music superstar Beyoncé promoted the August 19, 2012 observance by releasing a video for her hit single “I was Here.
Happy National Tequila Day!
Tequila is a little drink with a big multicultural history. The popular liquor has a lineage steeped in pre-Hispanic Mexican and European cultures. Like many foods, the origins of the beverage intertwine a little bit of myth and a little bit of history.
Ramadan - Fasting for the Mind, Body and Spirit
Ramadan is a holiday celebrated during the ninth month of the Islamic Lunar Calendar. A very holy event, it is a time for spiritual purification achieved through fasting, self-sacrifice and prayers. Lasting a whole month, the religious event is practiced by over one billion Muslims worldwide.
John Orozco - A Bronx Tale
John Orozco is a gymnast to watch. The elite athlete is the 2012 National Champion of Men’s Artistic Gymnastics and is a viable Olympic hopeful. Hailing from the New York melting pot known as the Bronx, John is an Afro-Puerto Rican gymnastics powerhouse.
Memorial Day is More than A Three Day Weekend
Remember Those Who Serve: Memorial Day
A traditionally solemn event, Memorial Day later became a holiday to remember all of the brave men and women who have fallen in service to the United States. Long-established celebratory events include Memorial Day parades, flag lowerings, and the donning of red poppies.
Check Out my Piece on African Liberation Day
African Liberation Day (ALD) is celebrated every year on May 25th. According to the official ALD website, the holiday celebrates “the onward progress of the liberation movement and symbolizes the determination of the people of Africa to free themselves from foreign domination and exploitation.” Many African communities celebrate and recognize the holiday including communities in Ghana, Kenya, Spain, Tanzania, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Check out My Interview with Denzel Whitaker
Denzel Whitaker is an actor on the move. You probably recognize the young star from The Great Debaters, All That, My Soul to Take, and the critically lauded, Warrior. Not only a rising actor, the talented Mr. Whitaker has also tried his hand at animation, directing, voiceover work, and producing. Denzel took some time out of his busy schedule to let our readers catch up: