These men knew the secret to elevating everyone

by Bill Federer -- Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated April 4, 1968. Pastor of Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church, he rose to national prominence through the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Rev. more…

Hawaii's best fruit isn't what you think

by Bill Federer -- Henry Opukahai'a was an orphan raised by his uncle to be a pagan priest but he became disillusioned with rituals and chants. He fled Hawaii in 1807 with more…

Richest country in world forgetting 1 thing

by Bill Federer -- During the Civil War, on March 30, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of humiliation, fasting and prayer: "Whereas, the Senate of the United States devoutly more…

What was John Tyler's very 1st act as president?

by Bill Federer -- "When a Christian people feel themselves to be overtaken by a great public calamity, it becomes them to humble themselves under the dispensation of Divine Providence. ..." stated more…

Different religions, vastly different outcomes

by Bill Federer -- On April 16, 1859, French historian Alexis de Tocqueville died. After nine months of traveling the United States, he wrote "Democracy in America" in 1835, which has been more…

A black man on a mission can do amazing things

by Bill Federer -- Richard Allen was born to slave parents in Philadelphia and sold with his family to a plantation in Dover, Delaware. As a young man, Richard's master, Stokley Sturgis, more…