About the BlackLiberalBoomer
My husband and I contribute to this blog to express our political views and to educate others about Black people in America and the Diaspora. This blog will be about current events, history, politics, and social commentary. It will not be about gossip and celebrities just because they are famous.
Yes, we are Black. We also a First Nation Choctaw, German, and Scottish. (My husband and I found out on our wedding day that we were both Choctaw!) Our politics are so far left that we can see Justice Alito from our front porch. We are pro-choice, pro-gay rights/marriage, pro-civil rights, pro-human rights, pro-separation of church and state. We believe in the rights of all people to worship who they want and how they want as long as they don’t try to force their beliefs on me or anyone else. If people don’t want to worship anyone or anything, fine with us. Gay people are just that: people. Like all people, mostly good and regular folks with a few bad apples in the mix. What they do or don’t do in their bedroom or their marriage is no more our business than anyone else we know or don’t know.
We believe that America would not be America without the contributions of Black people since the Pinta, the Nina, and the Santa Maria bumped into this continent by mistake. Columbus didn’t “discover America”; it was already here with highly developed civilizations of people who had been here for thousands of years.
We are “Boomers”, which means we remember most of the modern civil rights movement activities of the 50s, 60s, and 70s; as well as the Women’s Movement, and the Hippies, and the Vietnam War. We remember every President since Eisenhower.
Most of all, we love history, period; especially the history of Black people in America and worldwide. We love every culture in the world; and people of African descent have influenced all peoples and cultures at some time in the history of the world.
Our hope is that this blog will touch on all of those subjects and that our posts will edify, uplift, and educate you.
I look forward to engaging with you–in a civil manner, of course.
Latest posts by BlackLiberalBoomer (see all)
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- The Forgotten “Insufficient Funds” Statements of the MLK “Dream Speech” - January 18, 2016
- Natalie Cole: Lost But Not Forgotten - January 1, 2016