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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Father’s Day: A History

With Mother’s Day now behind us, it follows that Father’s Day is on the way. This is a great opportunity to talk a little bit about the history of the holiday. While Mother’s Day was made official in 1908, Father’s Day took a bit longer to catch on. It wasn’t until 1924 that state governments

FIFA World Cup 2014

This summer while we watch the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the whole world will collectively wait in anticipation for history to be made as the top 32 national teams from across the globe compete.  Known as “The Beautiful Game” it is wonderful to watch the love people have for their country as they show

Celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8

Communities across the globe have been celebrating an annual World Oceans Day since June 8, 2009. The idea is to educate and inform the public, generate income for organizations that are dedicated to the protection of the world’s oceans, and raise awareness about this critical issue. What can we do to protect the oceans? If

Celebrate African-American Music Month with Maria Sanchez

June is now upon us and President Barack Obama has claimed June as African-American Music Appreciation Month.  It is the month where we celebrate and appreciate the music of this culture. When Americans first began celebrating this particular tradition, it was known as Black Music Month. It was President Jimmy Carter that started the observance

Why Vote in June Elections

June is the month when the state primary is taking place in California where we are and in various parts around the country. Even though it may not seem like it is important for you to cast a vote, particularly for the primary, I strongly suggest that every adult register and cast their vote, regardless