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Category: Social Justice Update

National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC, 2016

It is not everyday that the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC has a Grand Opening of a new museum, but that will happen this Saturday, September 24, 2016. Festivities start on the grounds of the National Museum of African American History and Cultures on Friday, Sept. 23 with “Freedom Sounds:  A Community Celebration.”  The Dedication …Read the Rest

Puerto Rico, the US and, the Zika Virus

On August 12, 2016 the Obama administration declared a public health emergency in Puerto Rico because of the Zika virus.  The declaration came one day after U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy visited the U.S territory and, according to a New York Times article, said he expected 25% of Puerto Rico’s nearly 3.5 million people …Read the Rest

Summer Reading, 2016

Although summers tend to zip by, leaving unfinished books and other ambitions in the dust, I still get excited at the prospect of “loads of free time” (after work or while on vacation) just to relax and enjoy a good book.   The first challenge is to select, purchase or borrow the book — never mind the dozens I already own.   Since …Read the Rest

Cleveland Public Library (CPL)

For the past couple of months, I’ve written about Cleveland libraries with significant law collections that are open to the public once a week (Cleveland Law Library – Wednesdays) or weekly, Monday thru Friday (Cleveland Public Administration Library).    But it is the Cleveland Public Library (CPL), known for its 1925 Historic Main Building (325 Superior Ave., Cleveland, OH  44114), …Read the Rest

#BlackLivesMatter and Cleveland

On July 24-26, 2015, Cleveland State University hosted the inaugural Movement for Black Lives national conference.  Local groups, such as Cleveland Action, and activist groups from across the country attended.  The Cleveland focus for the conference helped to bring national attention to the shooting of 12-year old Clevelander Tamir Rice.   The videotaped shooting of Tamir Rice captured the attention …Read the Rest

Learning about Ebola

Devastating news reports about Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) elicit both compassion and interest in learning more about this disease and the global public health efforts to prevent further infections. The World Health Organization, the International Federation of the Red Cross, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are three good sources of accurate information …Read the Rest