Mr. Walter James Finley has reason to be proud

Mr. Walter James Finley has reason to be proud

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, [...]

The secret heart of America

The secret heart of America

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 [...]

Mr. Biskupic Goes to Washington – A Guest Post from Charlie

Mr. Biskupic Goes to Washington – A Guest Post from Charlie

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 [...]