Major George William Ford, Buffalo Soldier, Original Member of 10th Calvary, L Troop when organized September 1867

It is with great esteem that the Traveler honors one of their own, Major George William Ford, Buffalo Soldier, 10th Calvary, L Troop and Major in the 23rd Kansas Volunteers. Major Ford was the grandfather of Elise F. Allen, founder and publisher of the Traveler Weekly Newspaper. Ford, Major George William, (23 Nov. 1847 – … Continue reading Major George William Ford, Buffalo Soldier, Original Member of 10th Calvary, L Troop when organized September 1867

Looking Through The Wise Eyes Of Seniors A Summit For Seniors & Youth February 24, 2018

The T.H.I.N.K. Mentor Academy and OFF OUR ROCKERS is hosting its first annual summit between seniors and youth to create dialogue to help both sides listen and respect each other’s point of view and create common ground between the generations. Seniors have experienced history in the making as they’ve grown older through the years and … Continue reading Looking Through The Wise Eyes Of Seniors A Summit For Seniors & Youth February 24, 2018

Understanding the Reason for Celebrating Black History Month By Robin Carter

Believe it, or not this celebration has been a negative subject from other races including blacks as well. Some believe that it is not fair to recognize an entire month to a particular group of people. Others agree that we should celebrate Black history throughout the entire year as one month is not merely enough. … Continue reading Understanding the Reason for Celebrating Black History Month By Robin Carter

Deep Denial – The Struggle Continues…… By Sherry Cannon

One of the most compelling talks about race I’ve ever heard was given by David Billings, who spoke recently at Hayden-Clark Alumni Center on Bradley University’s campus. Billings is an anti-racist trainer and organizer with the Peoples Institute for Survival and Beyond. Looking at this diminutive, gray-headed white man, I was not prepared for the … Continue reading Deep Denial – The Struggle Continues…… By Sherry Cannon

The Right One By Cleo Dailey III (Modernday Lazurus)

Matthew 11:3 “Are you the Messiah we've been expecting, or should we keep looking for someone else?” In 1991, the great Ray Charles polarized television ad campaigning with a catchy, unforgettable jingle. Having gone through several decades of war with the Coca Cola Company “teaching the world to sing in perfect harmony,” Pepsi needed something … Continue reading The Right One By Cleo Dailey III (Modernday Lazurus)

The Civil Rights Legacy Of The Black Athlete By Mark Hollis

February celebrates the many contributions made by African Americans throughout the course of history in America. These noteworthy individuals have taken a stance against the injustices associated with racism and bigotry. Historically, some of the more celebrated voices have been our greatest athletes like Muhammad Ali, Althea Gibson, Jackie Robinson, Alice Coachman, Art Powell, and … Continue reading The Civil Rights Legacy Of The Black Athlete By Mark Hollis