In 1938 Abel Meerpol, who was white and Jewish, wrote a poem entitled “Strange Fruit”. He added music in 1939. When Billie Holiday sang it at Cafe Society in Greenwich Village, which was the first integrated club in New York, it became a passionate and disturbing anthem for the Civil Rights movement.
The “Strange Fruit” referred to the lynchings of black men in the South. [More]
2016 will be a year remembered for dramatic exits and entrances, especially in issues related to ethics and equality. The field of professional counseling is no haven from various controversies as the preeminent national organization for professional counselors, the American Counseling Association (ACA), recently made headlines for their responses to legislation passed in Tennessee. [More]
June 18, 2016
by Anne Kip Watson
Motivation, literally, IS the desire to do things. In an obvious sense, motivation comes from motive or what causes a person to behave or act in a specific way. With the ‘lazy days of summer’ here.... [More]
The United Nations has declared Monday, June 13 to be International Albinism Day. Some may know what that is. Few know why that is. [More]
In modern living, work fills a big part of life. Work has long been considered to be one of the greatest virtues of mankind as it serves critical functions in human life. [More]
“Age ain’t nothing more than a number,” is a quote that has been used for years. There have been songs written about two people who love each other and who are at different stages in their life, yet they love each other. [More]
May 23, 2016
by Anne Kip Watson
The most preventable cause of death is obesity but it seems even the military is lightening up on this destructive American trend. In recent months, challenged with the potential of losing too many viable sailors, the United States Navy relaxed its body fat restrictions. [More]
While we supposedly live in a progressing society. Stereotypes of different groups of people remain and continue to linger in the world of sports. Robert Nkemdiche, Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman, an Ole Miss graduate is one of many NFL athletes that doesn’t fit the stereotypical football player. [More]
The 2016 political season has been, notably, one of extreme discord with the threat of violence right below the surface.
Not since the Democratic convention of 1968 has there been such a display of radical differences of political opinion. [More]
Every year, Mother’s Day is decked with extravagant bouquets of sundry flowers, cards, gifts, and balloons to pay homage to our mothers – both living and deceased. [More]