Amid the hate-filled speech made manifest in cruelty, psychological and emotional trauma, and even murder, we know people can change. People can change: 1. When they know change is possible. 2. When they want to change. 3. When they know how to change.
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Some people are unsure where to begin learning about the history of racism, its impact on Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, and related topics. To expand your mind, this list includes works by internationally renowned authors, classic novelists, and modern scribes.
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VOLUME 4 NUMBER 27: Our Human Family, the SCOTUS, and Roe; Frederick Douglass’s 1852 assessment of July 4th’s meaning to the enslaved; Michael Greiner on a favorite strategy of the rich; and Ben Lane on the national anthem, Lady Liberty, and more.
The text of abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman Frederick Douglass’s July 5, 1852, speech in his hometown of Rochester, New York.
VOLUME 4 NUMBER 26: Sherry Kappel on Black Music Appreciation Month; Glenn Rocess on shedding unfounded assumptions about LGBTQ people after a visit to P-Town; and Brian Mack on the “T” in LGBTQ.
OHF Writer Glenn Rocess sees some of his long-held assumptions about gay people wither and die on their prejudicial vine during a day-trip to P-Town with his wife.
Special greetings of the day to all dads, daddies, granddads, great-granddads, stepdads, fathers-in-law, pops, and father figures! And hugs to those whose fathers are no longer with us.
VOLUME 4 NUMBER 25: On the nature of cake and convictions; the origins of America’s mass shootings; the sixth anniversary of the Pulse shooting; the origins of Juneteenth; and a special shout-out to just about everyone’s first hero—dad.
How did we reach this point where mass shootings have become commonplace? Those of us who are older remember a time long before Columbine, when school shootings were simply unheard of. What changed? As with so many of our nation’s shortcomings, it begins with racism.
June 12 marks the sixth anniversary of the night hate came to Orlando and murdered forty-nine people out for a night of fun. June 12, 2022, marks the sixth anniversary of the Pulse nightclub massacre.
VOLUME 4 NUMBER 24: Stephen Matlock presents a path to peace and safety to all; Clay Rivers tells why “LGBTQ Christian” is not a contradiction in terms; and the OHF Weekly Editors announce a sweeping redesign.
We are excited to announce that OHFWeekly.org has had a little work done, and we think it’s beautiful! Don’t you agree?
VOLUME 4 NUMBER 23: Clay Rivers on another mass shooting, this one at Robb Elementary. Why? James Finn on the love, esteem, activism, and joy of Pride; Sherry Kappel on the goal of parenthood for LGBTQ couples.
James Finn’s primer on the love, esteem, activism, and joy of Pride.