Browsing: February 6

A Brief History On February 6, 2018, we stand with the United Nations in recognizing International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. While normally we endorse the right of people to do as they please, horribly mutilating children without the informed consent of that child is not something people should be doing. The archaic practice of female genital mutilation is sexist and a form of abuse/assault on female human beings, sadly, still practiced today in at least 30 countries (but actually many more). Digging Deeper In 2003 the United Nations determined that by insisting on immediate cessation of…

A Brief History On February 6, 1820, The Society for the Colonization of Free People of Color of America (better known as the American Colonization Society) sent the first 86 African Americans back to Africa to form a new country of freed slaves and free born African Americans, Liberia.  (Note: February is Black History Month!) Digging Deeper Obviously, not all White Americans were enamored of the “peculiar institution” that was human slavery, and some of these people actually did something about their strongly held moral convictions.  Robert Finley of New Jersey was such a man, and he founded the ACS…

A Brief History On February 6, 2014, one year ago today, Jay Leno ended his run as host of The Tonight Show host for the second time. The affable comedian who had made “Headlines” a treasured feature of the show first made headlines himself when he retired for the first time in 2009 after having hosted the show since 1992 upon Johnny Carson’s retirement. Digger Deeper When The Tonight Show’s rating began to suffer under Lenos’ successor Conan O’Brien, Leno asked to come back, and NBC shocked O’Brien and the public by granting Leno his wish.  Unfortunately, Leno’s reputation suffered terribly as a result of…

A Brief History On February 6, 1988, Michael Jordan soared into basketball history with his unique slam dunk, taking off from the free throw line! Digging Deeper Digging deeper, we find this stunning feat earning him the moniker “Air Jordan” and the genesis of the Jumpman logo. Although his incredible jumping ability commanded the attention of basketball fans, Jordan was much more than just a flashy slam dunk artist.  A fine ball handler and one of the best defensive players of all time, “MJ,” as he was frequently called, was a complete player with no deficiencies in his game and…