Inaugural Santa Ana Juneteenth Festival

This event organized by The Orange County Heritage Council and by the City of Santa Ana. Being the first Juneteenth festival, it was important to center black voices, black stories, and black leadership from the Santa Ana community.

Police Bigatry Essay – Progress?

by Rosemary Lewallen 11/26/21

A few days ago, I saw a disturbing story on the CBS Morning Show on TV that made me wonder if this country is making any progress regarding race relations.

Read the full essay at

Video of the incident available here:

Shout-out for our latest book!

Dewdrops Ride on the Wind—an Anthology is an eclectic collection of poetry and short stories depicting historical, fictional, and current related topics. Each piece offers insight into the experiences or creative imaginings of the author.

The prose may ignite laughter and spark conversation, while other thought-provoking stories will evoke strong emotions or surprise. The authors take the reader on a journey of struggle, liberty, hope, life and its dilemmas, triumphs, near death, the power of faith, science fantasy, and much more. The short stories are for those who enjoy brief reads at a given time, and easy to pick up from your coffee table or on the night stand.

In poetry, the readers will find themselves embedded in the spaces of social injustice, of failed remembrance of things past, nature as a reflection, racism, rewriting history, love, hate, survival, and empowerment. Some poetry may rocket the reader out of their comfort zone.

The book is filled with poignant photos and images, fun facts, and the melody of words.


Entertaining and educational one-of-a-kind exhibition for the entire family –experience history through the eyes of an FBI agent!

July 2, 2021 – January 9, 2022
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley, CA 93065

In 1906, President Teddy Roosevelt and his Attorney General Charles Bonaparte agreed that the federal government needed to prevent corruption in American society. It was widespread and out of hand. General Bonaparte put together a small investigative group. In 1909, under President Taft, the group was named the Bureau of Investigation, a name that remained until officially being renamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1935.

Now, in a worldwide premiere, come see FBI: From Al Capone to Al Qaeda at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum – a brand-new 11,000 square foot exhibition which covers the history of the storied agency from inception to its modern day efforts to fight domestic terrorism in the United States. This is the first time that many of these remarkable, historic artifacts and criminal evidence have been on public display together.

The exhibition will include:

  • The FBI’s beginnings
  • The Making of an Agent
  • The FBI’s top 10 Most Wanted Lists
  • Major Cases
  • The Changing Face of the FBI

Read more here for details and to purchase tickets