School House Rock X Infinity

Music and animation can get it done.

What twelve years of education and mandatory classes failed to do, can be done in a matter of moments with the right singers and directors.

And the answer to the unasked question is teach American citizens how government works.

In the new offering titled We The People executive producers President Barack and Michelle Obama, Kenya Barris and Chris Nee tell strong stories that explain the Bill of Rights, Immigration, Taxes and so much more. It reminds me of that Saturday morning cartoon School House Rock but gives me so much more.

The wide range of directors telling the stories made it interesting and made me want to see what each brought to the table. It was nice to see some of the characters in non traditional roles. It was good to see all types of people represented.

One of my favorite episodes was about taxes. Everyone hates to pay them, but love the benefits of them. We spend everything we got hitting those well paved roads across America. We love the library system, couldn’t live without some of the regulations. It is great that there is something that puts everything in perspective at a level that even a child can understand it.

I thought the art was beautiful. The music made me dance. It also reminds me to be an active citizen. As everyone should be. But also remember you need to be an informed active citizen.

Art of the Month

In 2021 the art series with examine moments in African American history in an attempt to UNERASE our past.

We cannot talk about African American culture without talking about food. Even though these food items can be found in many other societies, there is an endearment to the American community. 

It is believed that Collard Greens were brought to the United States on slave ships. They became a staple food because they could last through harsh winters and hot summers.

Ox Tails is the tail of the ox which is usually prepared as a stew or soup. Many cultures have recipes for this cut of meat, but it is also a staple in the African American community.

Our food becomes more than just a way to nourish the body.  Meals become a way of fellowship and communion for the community. Even though the meals might not be expensive, they are flavorful.  They create memories. They create bonds.