New Mexico's INFLUENCE Magazine #PraysForUkraine and calls for peace and for an end to the fighting. We wish our friends, readers, and colleagues inside of Ukraine and among the entire region safety, health, and fortitude in these trying times. Slava Ukraini! (Glory to Ukraine!) 🇺🇦 🇺🇸
#PrayforUkraine #PeaceNotWar #UkraineRussiaAreBrothers #NoBrotherlyWars
New Mexico's INFLUENCE Magazine celebrates Black History Month with the highlight of rodeo legend and cowboy, Bill Pickett. Willie "Bill" Pickett was born in 1870 in Texas, and quickly became a recognized showman amongst country fairs and rodeo events. He even was one of the first African-American film stars of the 1920s, where he had ample opportunity to show off his unique skills - including a technique he himself invented, called "Bulldogging."
Bill Pickett tragically passed away from a ranch accident in 1932. However, his legacy lives on today as he has been portrayed in modern films by leading Hollywood actors; the United States Postal Service also honored him by releasing his very own stamp in 1993.
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