William S. Gooden Archives

Ron Husband: The Story of Disney’s First Black Animator

February 20, 2020

By William Gooden Who was the first African American Disney animator? Most Disney geeks, like myself, will answer “Floyd Norman” and until a few weeks ago, I would have said the same thing. However, I am wrong (and you probably are, too). While Floyd Norman did work for Disney animation, he was never technically an… [Read More]

Fifteen easy and festive ideas for Thanksgiving decorations

November 15, 2018

By William S. Gooden Every year millions of Americans face the same dilemma. You are having a house full of people for Thanksgiving weekend. And your home looks far from warm and inviting and you are far from an interior design whiz. Fear not; with a few simple ideas and a little creativity you can… [Read More]

Franklin Armstrong: How two friends changed America’s most beloved comic strip and broke barriers at the same time

August 2, 2018

By William S. Gooden Special for the Milwaukee Times On July 31, 1968, a young, black man was reading the newspaper when he saw something that he had never seen before. With tears in his eyes, he started running and screaming throughout the house, calling for his mom. He would show his mom and she… [Read More]