James Comey, the director of the FBI, says the murder of nine African-American churchgoers at a prayer meeting in Charleston, South Carolina, is not terrorism. His reasoning?
Terrorism is act of violence done or threatens to in order to try to influence a public body or citizenry so it’s more of a political act and […]
The city of St Louis, Missouri integrated its public swimming pools in June, 1949. The experiment was short-lived.
When I was five, my grandfather waded into a creek I was playing in and yanked me out. Some black kids my age had followed me into the water. “You’ll catch a disease,” he explained. This […]
I found a pretty great photo of my blog’s namesake, the infamous desert highway mystery attraction/tourist trap known as “The Thing.”
The original “The Thing,” Route 66, Barstow, California
This photo dates from the 1950s, when The Thing was in its original Mojave Desert home on Route 66 near Barstow, California. It moved to […]