Black Jamaicans or African Americans?

Someone on Facebook said that Kamala Harris isn’t really African-American because her black father was from Jamaica. Here’s a news flash. Blacks in Jamaica are descendants of slaves, just as blacks from Venezuela, Brazil, Barbados, anywhere in the Americas are, as well. Jeopardy the other night had an answer that said: 40% of all African… Continue reading Black Jamaicans or African Americans?

A Donner Party Winter

(re-run) Lake Tahoe has had record-breaking snowfall this year. Snow is falling so fast that the ski resorts have had to close some days because of the chance of avalanches. When was the last time Tahoe has seen twenty-five feet of snow in one month? I am not a meteorologist, but one equally snowy year… Continue reading A Donner Party Winter

Black Jamaicans are African Americans

It was pointed out to me today on Facebook that people say the dumbest things.  Today it was that Kamala Harris isn’t really African-American because her black father was from Jamaica. Here’s a news flash. Blacks in Jamaica are descendents of slaves, just as blacks from Venezuela, Brazil, Barbados, anywhere in the Americas are, as… Continue reading Black Jamaicans are African Americans

Rosie the Riveter Museum Lady

If you were 98 years old and still serving as a National park ranger in Richmond, CA, then you would be Betty Reid Soskin.  She was born in 1921 and didn’t become a park ranger until she was 85 years old. Why does she do it?  Her museum is the Rosie the Riveter /World War… Continue reading Rosie the Riveter Museum Lady

Pioneer Lady

Every year I drive to Oakland for the most awesome day at the White Elephant Sale.  The women’s board of the Oakland Museum own a warehouse in Fruitvale, and they fill it up for their annual event. If you know someone who works the sale, they can give you passes so that you can get… Continue reading Pioneer Lady

Snowy Sierras and the Donner Party

Last night I heard on the news that this year Lake Tahoe had the third highest amount of snow ever recorded. Yes, It snowed again this week, in the middle of May. When was the last time Tahoe has seen twenty-five feet of snow in the month of February? I am not a meteorologist, but… Continue reading Snowy Sierras and the Donner Party

A Donner Party Winter

Lake Tahoe has had record-breaking snowfall this year. Snow is falling so fast that the ski resorts have had to close some days because of the chance of avalanches. When was the last time Tahoe has seen twenty-five feet of snow in one month? I am not a meteorologist, but one equally snowy year comes… Continue reading A Donner Party Winter