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Frederick Douglass Last Sunday evening, I was treated to a black conservative creature feature. First, there was Stanford professor Dr. Shelby Steele's appearence with The Atlantic magazine ...
by Chitown Kev
Comment Count 24 comments on Fri Feb 27, 2015 at 02:09 PM PST with 81 Recommends
On February 20th, 1895 Frederick Douglass died in the nation's capital following a massive heart attack. Born into slavery, Douglass was never certain of his precise birth-date but conjectured ...
by durrati
Comment Count 13 comments on Fri Feb 20, 2015 at 09:22 AM PST with 15 Recommends
Hope is a good thing. Maybe the best of things. — The Shawshank Redemption Earlier this week, President Obama sat down for ...
by Ian Reifowitz
Comment Count 159 comments on Sun Dec 14, 2014 at 10:30 AM PST with 64 Recommends
Calls for justice in Michael Brown case affirm that all lives matter. The "Season's Greetings" banner hung across South Florissant Road in Ferguson, Missouri is a far smaller piece of ...
by Richard J Rosendall
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Dec 04, 2014 at 08:53 AM PST with 3 Recommends
Those are the final words of a powerful Washington Post op ed by Carol Anderson, Associate Professor of African American studies and history at Emory University, among other things. The full title ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 194 comments on Sun Nov 30, 2014 at 03:59 AM PST with 415 Recommends
Rev. William Barber If we ever needed to vote, we sure do need to vote now! —the Rev. Dr. William Barber II. Election Day 2014 is on Tuesday, November 4, a little over two weeks away. This ...
by Denise Oliver Velez
Comment Count 171 comments on Sun Oct 19, 2014 at 06:00 AM PDT with 178 Recommends
The Daily Record posts an AP story about the first portrait of an African American to be placed in the governor's mansion. Because the story's short and AP is cranky, here's a link, including photo ...
by dadadata
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Sep 16, 2014 at 09:31 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
"Of course I filed charges as soon as I reached Jadamborazo. It was a simple matter to find out where I had been held and on whose orders. Of course it came to nothing; the great lie of democracy, ...
by Geenius at Wrok
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 03:31 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
Out of many, one. As important today as ever. Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind. — Albert Einstein This is a popular sentiment in certain circles, ...
by Ian Reifowitz
Comment Count 149 comments on Sun Jul 20, 2014 at 12:00 PM PDT with 56 Recommends
We still dream today for what could have been Each Fourth of July, I see as if for the first time the beauty of our flag, and the universality of the love for our country that far too many ...
by shanikka
Comment Count 70 comments on Fri Jul 04, 2014 at 08:00 AM PDT with 118 Recommends
Versions of this post have appeared at Daily Kos since 2008. We do too much "heroification" in America, according to James W. Loewen, author of Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American ...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 72 comments on Fri Jul 04, 2014 at 11:00 AM PDT with 120 Recommends
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by Ian Reifowitz
Comment Count 18 comments on Fri Jul 04, 2014 at 02:00 PM PDT with 38 Recommends
Frederick Douglass . . . Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. The Republicans and the Koch ...
by JusticeSeeker68
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Mar 28, 2014 at 12:26 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
I have posted another excerpt from my book, Bread From the Sweat of Other Men's Faces today that focuses on the man who was judged in a meta-analysis of recent historical rankings of US Presidents ...
by Virally Suppressed
Comment Count 8 comments on Wed Feb 12, 2014 at 12:01 PM PST with 12 Recommends
Reince Priebus the head of the monster known as the Republican National Committee (RNC) put out a statement celebrating Black History Month, and gives a nod to some African American firsts'... one ...
by The Sheeping of America
Comment Count 27 comments on Sat Feb 01, 2014 at 02:13 PM PST with 9 Recommends
The ongoing debate between historians who study The Revolutionary era is a political one. Participants typically fall into two camps, Jeffersonian sympathizers and Hamiltonian sympathizers, and the ...
by johnnymonicker
Comment Count 12 comments on Sat Jan 18, 2014 at 11:26 AM PST with 3 Recommends
Sometimes I try different types of meditation. I have quite a few books about it, including one by the Dalai Lama himself, "How to Practice - The Way to a Meaningful Life." Those who practice ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 354 comments on Mon Dec 30, 2013 at 12:08 AM PST with 123 Recommends
Portrait of Myrtilla Miner, from her biography by Ellen O'Connor Far too many of the women who made a difference in our entwined histories—white and black—are forgotten or overlooked. One ...
by Denise Oliver Velez
Comment Count 209 comments on Sun Dec 08, 2013 at 06:00 AM PST with 263 Recommends
It may be self-evident, but I'll say it anyway. It's really about my perceptions versus the wider, sometimes more profound nature of reality that I miss. I mean, I either know something about the ...
by dannyboy1
Comment Count 43 comments on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 07:10 AM PDT with 31 Recommends
As decent people try to sift through all the revelations about the fast-rising for-profit, corporate-run, total-information-awareness surveillance police state, there seems to be a persistent ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 75 comments on Sun Aug 11, 2013 at 02:53 PM PDT with 38 Recommends