Lakota

The one in which we talk about the version of history that we learn about Native Americans versus the one we never heard of. This includes the fact that many of the names we know the First People by are not the names they call themselves, and are often even derogatory. The things we must unlearn and learn are deep.

Southern Black Belt

The one in which we talk about the significance of the Southern Black Belt and where it stands today. The Black Belt is a very large stretch of land in the South that once brought great wealth to plantation owners there, and also brought many enslaved people to work the land to grow that wealth. Now many formerly enslaved people live there in poverty. 

Juneteenth

The one in which we talk about the critical importance and significance of Juneteenth – June 19th and why it is worth celebrating!

Ku Klux Klan

The one in which we talk about one of the most well known of the white supremacist hate groups in America. 

Propaganda

The one in which we are just chatting, After Hours, about lies and fake news. How are some people so susceptible to believing “alternative facts”?! 

Memorial Day

The one in which we talk about the evolution of Memorial Day, including the suppression of the important part former enslaved people played in its creation. 

Bridge Over Troubled Water

The one in which we talk about the significance of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Alabama; the bridge that John Lewis and many many others marched across and nearly died upon.  

The NRA

The one in which we talk about the National Rifle Association (NRA) and its powerful influence in the US. 

Evaluating Leadership

In this Shrinks After Hours, we take a look at our expectations of leadership and some of the many bizarre behaviors that are sometimes tolerated. 

Minimum Wage

The one in which we talk about the real reasons behind the Minimum Wage and who stands to benefit the most from the way it is structured.