Judith T. Lester Archives

Social justice issues in America: Mass incarceration

January 14, 2021

A social justice issue that is extremely troubling and continues to be a challenge for African-Americans and people of color in the 21st century is mass incarceration. Michelle Alexander, author of “The New Jim Crow,” (1) in an interview with Frontline (2) defined mass incarceration as: “a massive system of racial and social control. It… [Read More]

Social justice issues in America: Racial profiling and economic inequity

January 7, 2021

As we begin a new year, this column will turn its focus to social justice issues in America as it is recognized there are still some very serious social justice issues that must be addressed. Social justice issues can range from issues involving one’s race to inequality in education, healthcare and economic injustice, etc. Since… [Read More]

2020 year-in-review and a preview ahead into 2021

December 10, 2020

What a year 2020 has been! We watched as the coronavirus became a global pandemic. According to the CDC the pandemic has claimed more than 266,000 lives at the time of the submission of this article and continues to disrupt lives in unprecedented ways. While a vaccine is likely to be approved soon, we are… [Read More]

Happy 60th Wedding Anniversary Rev. and Mrs. Hill

December 3, 2020

Normally in December, I write the Year-In-Review, then take a sabbatical for the remainder of the month. However, with 2020 being such a tough year for many of us, I want to run this “feel-good” story before my usual Year-In-Review. A “feel-good” story is one that brings a smile to one’s face and makes them… [Read More]

Favorite family recipes (conclusion)

November 26, 2020

When I decided to offer family recipes this month, I was certain that as soon as I requested my family’s favorite recipes, I would get the response, ‘Sorry, but I don’t share my recipes!’ But that didn’t happen; my children, their spouses and my Sista all said, ‘When do you need it?’ This week I… [Read More]

Favorite family recipes (Week 3)

November 19, 2020

My daughter is celebrating 4 years of being a plant-based Veganista. She is committed to her dietary choice and has evolved into a spectacular cook! All of her dishes are so tasty as she ingeniously uses herbs and spices to add a unique flavor to every dish she makes. In fact, whenever she is home,… [Read More]

Favorite family recipes (Week 2)

November 12, 2020

When I asked my family to share their favorite recipe for sharing with my readers, one-by-one they each shared the enthralling details of their favorite dishes. This week, I am sharing my Sista’s mouth-watering cheese bars and I threw in one of my flavorful lentil soups that I default to during Wisconsin’s frigid winters. Shawn’s… [Read More]

Favorite family recipes (Week 1)

November 5, 2020

Whenever I visit my son and daughter and their spouses, regardless of what time of the year it is, when it is time to prepare a meal, I am excused from food preparation and treated like a queen! Each makes it clear to me, ‘Mo, we got this!’ I respond by relaxing and playing with… [Read More]

Put on a smiley face ☺ (conclusion)

October 29, 2020

Source: “Smiley Face with Smiling Eyes” by Apple.com I shared at the beginning of this series that in February of this year, I was asked to appear in a commercial spot on WVTV Channel 18/My 24 as a marketing promo for the Milwaukee Times Weekly Newspaper. A friend texted me by the time I arrived… [Read More]

Put on a smiley face ☺ (Week 3)

October 22, 2020

Source: “Smiley Face with Smiling Eyes” by Apple.com Doing random acts of kindness will not only make you smile, but it will make you feel good inside. This week, you are encouraged to find opportunities to do random acts of kindness and show goodwill. Here are a few suggestions: 1. Gather several adults and children… [Read More]