Another football season became became part of history yesterday. Many people spent today complaining about the lack of offensive excitement in the game, arguing about the halftime show and which were the best commercials, or bemoaning the fact that they had to watch the Patriots, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady when another Lombardi trophy. […]Read More Football, Like America, is Great When Everyone Gets a Chance
238 years ago today, September 25, 1789, the Bill of Rights was passed by the United States Congress. It would be ratified that December, giving Citizens of the United States protections like few in the history of the world had ever seen. They included the first amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment […]Read More Celebrate the First Amendment’s Birthday Like a Patriot
History has an interesting, often unspoken power. It is the capacity to determine which stories to tell, and which to not. Text book writers, history teachers, monument builders, film makers, etc. all have the tremendous responsibility to decide what we see, hear, and learn. For example, there are few Americans who don’t know who Jackie […]Read More Happy Birthday to Kenny Washington, the First African American in the Modern N.F.L.