Thanksgiving and Daylight Savings Time are time buddies. I sought to know how slavery was progressing in related time frames. The custom of giving thanks for the annual harvest is one of the world's oldest celebrations and can be traced back to the dawn of civilization. We can find some times are determined Biblically by stating events, e.g. “harvest time”… American Thanksgiving tradition dates back to 1621;…not repeated until many years later…1789 George Washington proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday on Thursday 26 November that year - setting the precedent making it the last Thursday in November. ... read more »
If you leave aside for a moment the horrendous assaults that Trump and his Republican allies have been conducting against American workers and their unions, it is still difficult to see how Trump’s views on trade are helping American workers. ... read more »
Los Angeles Lakers kicked off their annual “A Season of Giving” presented by East West Bank with a Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 16, at Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) Lafayette Park recreation center. Nearly 350 children and their family members were served Thanksgiving dinner ... read more / watch video »
Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson personally delivered over 800 turkeys during the day on November 19 and in the evening, “flipped the switch” on tree lights on a 12-block stretch of South Broadway to launch the holiday season in the 8th Council District. ... read more »
2016 has been a tumultuous year, especially for communities of color. The list of challenges ranged from repeated police shootings of unarmed black men to increasing numbers of incarcerated African American and Latino males to countless reports of economic injustices. ... read more »
Do you hear what I hear? Yes, that was Christmas music on the radio, and Thanksgiving had scarcely been observed yet!
Each year, it seems we take a little more from the Thanksgiving tradition by focusing on commercialism. ... read more »