The Latest From Mario Marcel Salas

March 31, 2020

Stay safe and don’t panic, but realize the flu is a killer. With the COVID-19 strain of virus now affecting many parts of the world one should look at the history of influenza (commonly called flu). 

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March 24, 2020

I have walked many cemeteries doing research and studying the resting places where great individuals and the common folk share the same destination. I always found confederate cemeteries more depressing than most....

March 17, 2020

Black History is All-Year Long

Much of Black history has been distorted, erased, denied, and has served as a way to erase and discredit the historical presence of Black people in and around the world. One can argue f...

March 10, 2020

Alamo History—A Farce

According to Benjamin Lundy, a white abolitionist, that lived during the time of the Alamo, “Texas Independence was based on slavery, land theft, and cotton production –Hence, the Battle of the...

Lafayette Walker lies in the Black Cemetery

 Photo: Mario Salas

W.E.B. Dubois once said, “Herein lie buried many things which if read with patience may show the strange meaning of being black here at the dawning of th...

January 29, 2020

Paul White was one of the last participants engaged in black life in an area that was once entirely black on the East Side of San Antonio. Paul White was a barber who saw the destruction and the end of black busines...

January 15, 2020

Patrice Lumumba-Freedom Fighter

During the reign of King Leopold II of Belgium (1885-1908) over 10 million black Africans from the Congo were murdered on the rubber plantations that the king owned. During his reign o...

January 8, 2020

St. Paul Square and the Area

St. Paul Square (Sunset Station) and the surrounding area is

steeped with important historical events and structures that point to a black community that was once very large in the area....

January 1, 2020

Lies are at work in explaining events that led the American Revolutionary War. We know about the Boston Massacre(1765), and others, but nothing is mentioned about the Somerset Case, the Gaspee Affair, and the polici...

December 18, 2019

The Main Struggle Must Be To Defeat White Supremacy

One is reminded that Martin Luther King called for the complete restructuring of society because the country was built upon the foundation of white supremacy. We mu...

December 11, 2019

The Miseducation of the People

 

There is hopelessness, despair, fear, emptiness, and unknown alienation that grip the souls of those born in poverty and a racist society, but that which was horror can became the poi...

December 4, 2019

White Supremacy: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Every Historian who wants to teach the truth must be willing to tell the good, the bad, and the ugly. We know all about Martin Luther King and the march that produced...

November 27, 2019

AFRICAN AMERICANS BECAME THE MAIN TARGET OF POLICE POWER

World War I created grave problems for African Americans. African Americans became the main target of police power in that thousands of blacks refused to serve...

November 20, 2019

A group calling itself Justice at the Gates is having a meeting on Nov. 23 on the East Side that I am not going to participate with. In what can only be described as disrespect, they plastered my photo without my pe...

November 13, 2019

In looking at all of the lies we have been told in our reading of the great philosophers and “literary giants” we have been fooled in a colossal way. The philosopher Kant was a racist as was Mark Twain, not to leave...

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