Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

“They are an American people who are geared to what is, and who yet are driven by a sense of what it is possible for human life to be in this society.”

Ralph Ellison April 6, 1970

Oh well it's that time again in the calendar year to take a moment and think about the history of black people in the United States of America.  But this year...I want to pose some questions to you.  What would the United States be today if the history of black people in this country never happened?  What would it mean to be...

Why Is Black History Month Important To Tides?

My Black history: My grandfather was the first, and only, black man to own a small gas station in Elkton, Maryland.  His business development strategy involved hiring a young white man from the community to play the role of “boss” while he worked in the gas station as “the mechanic.”  My cousin was the first black judge in Wilmington, Delaware.  His image was burned in effigy in the town square during the 1960s.  And then there is cousin Grace, devoted mother, wife, and deaconess at the oldest Baptist church...