Unstoppable Breakthrough Of Women – Finally At Hand?

By Marja Women’s History Month leads my thoughts to women’s liberation movement even though I have not checked out whether this association is correct or not.  Since I am writing neither a scientific paper nor an encyclopedia article, my artistic freedom allows me...

Natasha Trethewey

By Vesna Natasha Thretewey is a famous American poet. She was born on April 6th, 1966 in Gulfport, Mississippi. Her life was shaped by the incidence of her birth and a few crucial events that happened in her early life. Her mother, Gwendolyn, was black and her father...

Small Signs of Spring written in easy English

By Robyn Snowdrops “March comes in like a lion, and leaves like a lamb” is an old English saying.  This means March is a bridge between winter and spring. Cold, windy March 1st (lion) will turn warmer by March 31st (lamb). The usual temperature on March 31st in Ann...

Happy February! A celebration in easy English

By Robyn What can make us happy? February. The snow is wonderful for children. My neighbors built an entire family made of snow, father, mother, boy, girl, and dog. Everyone smiles. We celebrate many days in February to make our hearts warm. February 2nd is Groundhog...

Poet Amanda Gorman

By Shirley During the presidential inauguration, on January 21st, we were gifted with the sight of the refreshingly beautiful and talented young poet Amanda Gorman. Amid lingering fears from the Capitol attack, Amanda Gorman’s poem “The Hill We Climb”, grasped the...

How to Celebrate Presidents’ Day

By Martha B When I was a young child, February was the month in which we had two days off from school: February 12 in celebration of Lincoln’s birthday, and February 22, for Washington’s birthday. Since then, someone must have figured out that two days off...

The Underground Railroad in Detroit

By Marcy The Underground Railroad, pathway to freedom for enslaved African-Americans in the early 1800’s, figured prominently in Detroit’s history. Black people in southern states seeking to escape bondage made their way north, often with Detroit as their goal with...

Meet Janine and Lunches 4 Learners

By Shirley It might surprise you to know that some people in the US are going hungry and are unsure when or how they will get their next meal. According to statistics by Feeding America, 35 million people in the US struggled with hunger in 2019, before the pandemic...

The Accomplished Life of Percy Julian

By Marcy Chances are you’ve never heard of him, but this African-American was a groundbreaking chemist who received many awards and accolades over his distinguished career. Born in 1899 in Montgomery, Alabama, to parents deeply committed to providing a good education...

Africans in the Americas

By Renata Current estimates put the number of Africans transported as slaves to the New World at between twelve and thirteen million. Of this total—around four million–were taken to Brazil (the Portuguese were the biggest slave traders); the British took around...