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Ira Riklis History Blog
Ira Riklis History Blog

Welcome to the Ira Riklis History blog. From a young age, Mr. Riklis has developed a keen interest in history. Ranging from European history to US civil war, Ira has immersed himself in literature on the topics. On this blog, Ira will contribute historical pieces of information.

This is part of a project by Mr. Riklis on sharing his thoughts and knowledge on topics that are dear to him. You can follow Ira on the following social profiles:




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About Ira Riklis

Ira D. Riklis is the son of Meshulam Riklis, who was the founder of Rapid-American Corp. The Riklis family have been life-long entrepreneurs owning majority and minority shareholdings in several ventures. Ira inherited this business acumen from his father and currently is the CEO at Lydia Security Monitoring, Inc. dba C.O.P.S. Monitoring. His previous business ventures include Seguin Partners, LLC and Charters Sports. Mr. Riklis is also the current President at Sutherland Capital Management, Inc., which is a title company in Manhattan.

Ira lives in the borough of Manhattan, New York City and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton Business School. Mr. Riklis is known in New York and much of the northeast because of his charitable nature. In fact, the Wall Street Journal covered a story on Mr. Riklis and giving back to the community: click to read.

Ira hopes you enjoy the many topics covered on this blog and looks forward to your comments!

Latest Post Information From Ira Riklis

June 6, 2017- June Marks The Beginning Of Pride Month

This week, Ira Riklis writes about the history of June being Pride Month. In this blog you will learn:

  • What Pride Month is
  • June becoming the official LGBQT month
  • President Clinton’s selection of the month
  • Presidents who have and have not acknowledged the month

June 20, 2017- How The First Gay Pride Parades Came To Be

Ira Riklis this week gives more information about how the first Gay Pride Parades came to be. In this blog he shares:

  • The 1969 Stonewall Riots And Aftermath
  • Plans For Protest And Commemoration
  • First Gay Rights Parade In New York
  • Expansion of Gay Pride Parades

June 28, 2017- Why We Celebrate Black Music Month

This week Ira Riklis looks at the origins of Black Music Month, where it came from and the pioneers who pushed for the month long recognition. He mentions:

  • Where The Idea For African- American Music Started From
  • Black American Music Month Designation
  • Black Music Recognition In Recent Years