Intoxicated Minds


So I have been on a month long hiatus from most alcohol including beer and wine. I wanted to see how staying away from drinking made me feel and so far it’s been good. My pants fit easier and I don’t wake up in the morning with a headache of regret. But I still went…

Julius Blue, Whites Only, Van Nuys, 1948.


According to WWII Army Enlistment Records, on March 9, 1942, Julius Blue, a 21-year-old Negro citizen from Walker County, Alabama enlisted at Fort Benning, Georgia. The United States had been attacked by Japan three months earlier, and this nation was now involved in a struggle against the formidable and murderous Axis powers: Germany, Japan and…

Racialism and Obama.


Racialism and Obama Suddenly, the cat is out of the bag and people are looking at those who oppose Obama and asking if the dislike of the President is formed out of racial animosity. To an observer and historian of American history, the question should really be asked: What issues in our nation are not…

Budweiser Opening in Van Nuys: 1952


TOP:USC Digital Archive LOWER 2: LA Public Library 55 years ago, the opening of the Budweiser plant on Roscoe Blvd. was a big event. Costing $20,000,000 and employing 1500 workers, the plant was a large contributor to the post-war prosperity of Van Nuys. In 1957, the NAACP launched a boycott of Budweiser beer. An NAACP…