Off in the distance the bell tolls ( Fiction )

“Death will come, always out of season.” –Native American Proverb Willie Mae Simson had come to the end of her rope in regard to her eldest son, James Earl. The 38 year old mother of seven living on the tough and unforgiving South Side of Chicago had seen her share of killings. She vowed her…

The Children of Sanchez ( Fiction)

“We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future.” –John F. Kennedy The scorpion moved noiselessly toward Benito Sanchez; Hernando’s eyes fell fearfully upon the black scorpion as the deadly creature curled it’s stinging tail; possibly, fatally, striking one of Hernando’s two sons. Was this a nightmare of the worst kind? Hernando…

Crispus Attucks… Who’s that?

“When a man has given his best, what else is there.” –General George S. Patton Crispus Attucks, a Black man, he was the very first man to die for the freedom of America. Crispus Attucks was born in Framingham, MA, he was part Native America and part Black American, his mother was of the Natick…

The Girl Who Would Marry King ( Coretta Scott)

“Most of all I am indebted to my wife, Coretta, without whose love, sacrifices, and loyalty neither life nor work would bring fullfillment.” –Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Coretta Scott was born on April 27, 1927 in Heiberger, Alabama. At age ten young Coretta was working in the cotton fields of Alabama, hoeing, chopping and…