Vicki Goldston

This Issue: Vote!

    Loved Ones, Two months until we vote in the USA. In two months, we exercise a right that has been fought for, trampled over, given, and taken away. Yet, many of us choose to close our eyes to it – we choose not to Vote. Yet,…

Freedom

  Are we free yet? Whose country is this? In this country, people vote for all sorts of reasons. Voting is visceral. Voting is intellectual. Voting is protest, praise, and remembrance. In this country, we all get to choose to vote…or do we? Throughout our collective history, voting…

Voting Issues

Here it is, 2022. I never thought I would be compelled out of my middle-age pandemic stupor to revisit issues I lived through in the 1960s and stare them squarely in the face today. I grew up at a time when info about African Americans was relegated to…

Voting Takes Strategic Planning

Well, it is that time again—the season where you see all the political TV ads and yard signs. Receive phone calls and canvassing for candidates in various elections, all vying for your VOTE. YES… It’s Election Time! For many, this season is just another time filled with campaign…

Sweetwater Bakery

  Shows you how long it has been since I have combed the streets of my small town, Florence, in Alabama.  Sweetwater Bakery has been open since January, 2022, and I entered its doors for the first time, in August.  Huntsville Road has changed!  The chic facade on…

The Vote…

  Photo by Tom Barrett on Unsplash “Vote for me! I’ll set you free.” The Temptation’s hit song, Ball of Confusion, led the music charts in 1970. Fifty-two years ago, the United States and especially black communities attempted to make sense of the Viet Nam War, riots and…

VOTE

  For all its faults and problems, until the last six years, this country, the United States of America, held elections where most people could vote if they wished to. There have been, and probably continue to be, pockets of problems where voting was made difficult by those…

Vote? Who For? What For? Why?

By Susan D. Peters The election for president of the United States will take place in 2024. In addition, there will be city, state, and local elections leading up to 2024. As a Baby Boomer, born between 1946 and 1964, I was raised during the Civil Rights movement….

Vibrational Voting

What in the world does voting have to do with vibration? Well, just about everything. First, let’s talk about the basic vote. What is a vote? According to dictionary.com, it is a formal expression of opinion or choice made by an individual or body of individuals. Mainly we…

Thanks for Listening: Step Up and Make a Difference

When I was little, voting was talked about by the adults in my Sheffield, AL family and their friends. Their big concern was helping others get around the barriers that were blocking their ability to vote. In our county, Blacks made up less than fifteen percent of the…