Today, I’m thankful for U.S. I’m especially grateful for the opportunity to say so. We live in a beautiful, confounding country and sometimes we forget our manners. But, by official proclamation, we have to write a national thank you note every fourth Thursday in November. Consider this mine. I’m grateful to Abraham Lincoln who, in [...]
With profound faith and a commitment to education that transcended generations, Walter James Finley came to the United States in 1897. The Bahamian entrepreneur, farmer, and first black man in Broward County to own an automobile, planted fields and grew a dynasty. Today, the close-knit third generation of Finleys, includes educators and engineers, business owners, [...]
Within the glorious spectacle of the movie Selma, with its heart-stopping images, invigorating pacing and indelible performances, lies a phrase that lingers long after the credits roll. President Lyndon Johnson said it during a landmark civil rights speech he made on March 15, 1965. Treat yourself to a reading of this masterful piece of writing [...]
With humility, pride and endless gratitude, we thank you for your service.
Since August the state of Wisconsin has been lucky enough to be represented in Washington D.C. by one of La Crosse's golden sons, my old college/New York roommate Devin. Devin is attending a two-year grad school program at Georgetown, and two months in seemed like the perfect time to arrange a delegation of Wisconsinites to go [...]