Category: Education

AWEA Showcases Wind Energy in the Windy City

AWEA Showcases Wind Energy in the Windy City
 WINDPOWER, the Western Hemisphere’s largest wind and renewable energy conference, kicked off in Chicago (May 7 -9) with American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) leadership including Steve Lockard, AWEA’s newly elected Board Chair and President and CEO of TPI Composites, providing their vision and direction for American wind power to the more than 7,500 attendees. The... Read more »

“B” in IBEW Does Not Mean Black For Future Energy Jobs Act

“B” in IBEW Does Not Mean Black For Future Energy Jobs Act
I never considered my self an angry black woman but I may have to don a baseball cap with ABW!!! emblazoned on it. I’ve marched. I’ve protested starting way back with the Viet Nam war and Earth Day. On the 50th anniversary of the martyrdom of Dr. M.L. King, Jr. I quietly hoped somethings had... Read more »

More Brains Needed to Promote Healthy Earth/Focus on STEAM Education

More Brains  Needed to Promote Healthy Earth/Focus on STEAM Education
A few years ago I was inspired to write a blog. I was full steam ahead about sustainability. I had completed a course with V.P. Al Gore and couldn’t wait to share how “green” needed to be in my community of Bronzeville. I knew climate change was real. This past week Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee... Read more »
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Trump Invaded my Morning

Trump Invaded my Morning
This morning I was watching the snow fall out side our windows and sipping an espresso that my husband brewed for us. It was a nice start to the day. I was avoiding Facebook and wasn’t  too sure I was going to read emails, at least not until after football. Then Trump invaded my morning.... Read more »

Senior Citizens and Cannabis Use

Senior Citizens and Cannabis Use
Hopefully gone are the days of “reefer madness” myths. I say that with optimistic caution. Cannabis advocates are fighting to make it so but in some states like, Kansas parents are still losing custody of their children for smoking pot. I know. It’s insane. Thank the DARE school based program that trains kids to report... Read more »

Dead Bong or Death by Cannabis Use

Dead Bong or Death by Cannabis Use
As the United States struggles to address the increasing demand to legalize marijuana more and more everyday citizens are looking for answers. Should we approve? Is it safe? What about dependence? Is it a gateway drug? Serious cannabis research is going on in many countries. Israel is leading the way. Research there began back in... Read more »
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War on Drugs

Most of us assume that drugs that are labeled illicit or dangerous have always been thought of as dangerous or harmful. Not so. This comic strip is about the war on drugs.

From Saint Peter’s Chair-Climate Reality

From Saint Peter’s Chair-Climate Reality
I’ve been increasingly puzzled by the failure of ALL of us, Democrats, Republicans, Independents to recognize that the debate about climate change is not about scientific debate or belief systems. It’s about dollars and the influence of the fossil fuel industry on Capitol Hill. Who cares about climate reality or our responsibility for the demise... Read more »

Little Black Pearl School of the Arts at Dyett High School Site

Little Black Pearl School of the Arts at Dyett High School Site
South siders have been exceedingly proud of Little Black Pearl and founder, Monica Haslip for 18 years. Monica started the school out of her own home on Drexel Avenue. Through hard work and an abiding love for the children of our community, to quote Monica, No gift is as precious as the potential of a... Read more »
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Worker Cooperatives in Mississippi Illegal

Worker Cooperatives in Mississippi Illegal
In my last post I introduced some of you to the concept of the worker cooperative. Mostly I tried to dispel the rumors that the term “worker cooperative” was code words for socialist or communists. I tried to give a sense that this term and all it’s intention is democracy in its purist form, one... Read more »