1863, 1963 and 2013

Here’s why this day, this year, this inauguration is so exciting and special. When our first African-American President is sworn in for a second term he will acknowledge several important historic events and ideals converging. The alignment is amazing. President Obama will be sworn in on two Bibles: one that was once owned by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. will sit on top of another previously owned by President Abraham Lincoln. This year is 150 years since the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation by President Lincoln which freed the slaves in the Confederate States and Territories (January 1, 1863). This … Continue reading 1863, 1963 and 2013

The original colored Superman suit.

This is a surviving suit worn by George Reeve as Superman on “The Adventures of Superman” TV series. It’s pretty sweet. The suit is housed in the basement of the Smithsonian in DC. Recently, a GOP Congressman who voted against funding for Hurricane Sandy victims, used the fact that the Smithsonian needed a new roof. Since the suit is supposedly indestructible – why don’t we use it to patch up any holes for the time being and support relief for New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Continue reading The original colored Superman suit.