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There was a time when Southern Democrats were a powerful force in politics: fearing that party disunity might lead to the passage of civil rights legislation few whites in the South actually wanted, ...
by therehastobeaway
Comment Count 12 comments on Fri Dec 05, 2014 at 05:02 AM PST with 2 Recommends
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, like most people at a senior level under virtually ANY sitting U.S. president, rarely makes carefully crafted public statements ( especially in situations ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 19 comments on Mon Nov 17, 2014 at 01:02 AM PST with 28 Recommends
John Woolman (1720-1772) was a minister of the Society of Friends or Quakers ( so named because George Fox told a judge "I quake before the Lord' and not the crown). In Orthodox meetings there are ...
by kenneth houck
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon Oct 20, 2014 at 05:53 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
What happens to an injustice unheard? Does it wisp skywards like warm smoke from a gun or deflate down, dissolve and be done? Does it cry itself to sleep or rage into the night then softly weep? ...
by Virally Suppressed
Comment Count 24 comments on Thu Oct 09, 2014 at 04:04 PM PDT with 96 Recommends
Our past has many dark spots. It is an inescapable truth. And like the water marks on certain venerated and dilapidated pages of hemp, the stains on the pages of our history can never be washed away,
by Hammerhand
Comment Count 50 comments on Sun Oct 05, 2014 at 02:10 PM PDT with 53 Recommends
by figbash
Comment Count 67 comments on Fri Sep 26, 2014 at 09:02 AM PDT with 34 Recommends
In 1777, things looked bleak for the fledgling United States of America. The rebellion against Britain was going badly, the rebel leader George Washington had lost a series of crucial battles near ...
by Lenny Flank
Comment Count 14 comments on Wed Oct 08, 2014 at 01:15 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
Events continue to develop in Ferguson, Missouri. In the aftermath of Sunday night's civil disturbances, the Missouri's Governor has deployed the national guard to supplement the local police ...
by chaunceydevega
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Aug 19, 2014 at 10:44 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
I go to school on a plantation. I wish this was a metaphor or some creative ...
by AyDeeTheGreat
Comment Count 55 comments on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 08:33 PM PDT with 86 Recommends
This is the first part of Chapter 3. A Brief History of the Development of American Capitalism of my book Let's Do What Works and Call it Capitalism. Footnotes omitted. "Capitalism, as an economic ...
by Dan Riker
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun Aug 10, 2014 at 12:58 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
This is not a political diary, so my apologies for that, but many are familiar with the DC area, so that's why I wrote this diary. As I write this, I am ecstatic. Okay, that's an understatement, ...
by chancew
Comment Count 46 comments on Sun Jul 27, 2014 at 07:40 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
We've started a serious but thus far not very lively debate about inequality because of an unusual confluence of circumstances in American history. First, we are in a period of stunted economic ...
by petercgoldmark
Comment Count 2 comments on Mon Jul 21, 2014 at 09:11 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
I offer a podcast series at my main site and home base, We Are Respectable Negroes . I was lucky enough to chat with Dr. Paul Breines , who is a veteran of the Civil Rights Movement and a Freedom ...
by chaunceydevega
Comment Count 17 comments on Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 11:21 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Viola Liuzzo was an ordinary 1960s housewife with an extraordinary sense of justice. Viola's commitment to justice changed America. The video embedded weirdly so I recommend watching it using the ...
by Lefty Coaster
Comment Count 8 comments on Wed Jul 02, 2014 at 07:46 PM PDT with 11 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
On June 28, 1914 the Great War (known mostly in the last 75 years as World War I) began as the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo. The war ensued as decades and ...
by pittgreg
Comment Count 8 comments on Sat Jun 28, 2014 at 07:54 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
It has never been properly explained to me why we still celebrate Columbus Day as a national holiday. What is it exactly are we supposed to be celebrating? The fact that some gold-crazed Italian ...
by Virally Suppressed
Comment Count 30 comments on Mon May 26, 2014 at 07:02 PM PDT with 58 Recommends
Everything on and about my person had been coated in a thick film of stale tobacco smoke. After 30 days, 10,000 miles and 4 cartons of cigarettes, the air inside the cabin of my car had obtained the ...
by Virally Suppressed
Comment Count 24 comments on Mon May 19, 2014 at 07:24 PM PDT with 35 Recommends
“The love of possessions is a disease with them. They take tithes from the poor and weak to support the rich who rule. They claim this mother of ours, the Earth, for their own and fence their ...
by Virally Suppressed
Comment Count 43 comments on Wed May 07, 2014 at 06:11 PM PDT with 81 Recommends
During the Age of Obama, the primary purpose of black conservatives is to provide a shield and proxy for the racism of the Republican Party. In that role, black conservatives such as Alan Keyes, ...
by chaunceydevega
Comment Count 33 comments on Tue May 06, 2014 at 11:47 AM PDT with 36 Recommends