Alex Caldwell

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1842 AFRIKAN SLAVE REVOLT AGAINST THE CHEROKEE NATION

The Cherokee Indians were one of the largest tribes that held Africans as chattel <b>slaves</b> out of five other civilized tribes. By the early 1860s, the …

The Major Problem With "Make America Great Again"

For many, many Americans, this country has never been better than it is today.<p>Donald Trump vows to "Make America Great Again," and on Tuesday, a good chunk of the Republican electorate implored him to do just that by handing him victories in Illinois, Florida, and North Carolina. If elected, Trump …

Teen Pregnancy

Black History |The Slave Trade | Conditions on Slave Ships

How the slaves were “packed”<p>There are two ways for the captains to load their boats with slaves. One system is called loose packing to deliver …

Researchers have found strong evidence that racism helps the GOP win

In thousands and thousands of unmarked cemeteries throughout the South, the gradual decay of human remains forms shallow depressions in the earth. There is no comprehensive list of such sites, and many have been destroyed. Still, in places such as Charlotte and Orange and Bedford and Hendersonville …

University of California

9 timeless lessons from the great Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius

Marcus has remained relevant for 1,800 years largely due to his writings collected as "Meditations," which President Bill Clinton has said is one of his favorite books.<p>"Meditations" is closer to a diary than a philosophical treatise. Marcus wrote its 12 books sometime during the tumultuous last …

Bill Clinton

More bad news for El Chapo and his Sinaloa drug cartel

US and Mexican drug enforcement authorities just announced that they captured several gang members in a raid that took place near the Arizona border with Mexico, according to Reuters, the Guardian, and others.<p>The operation—dubbed “Mexican Operation Diablo Express,” per reports—brought in about two …

War on Isis: Mystery sniper believed to have assassinated 3 Daesh chiefs in 10 days

Islamic State (Isis) commanders fighting in Libya are thought to have been targeted by a lone sniper, who has killed 3 high-level jihadis in just 10 …

Thomas Jefferson: The Nation's Third President

Embed<p>Pop-out player<p>In 1962, President John F. Kennedy welcomed Nobel Prize winners to the White House. He said “I think this is the most …

Thomas Jefferson

Meet the New Gangster Warlords of Latin America

They remind me of the Dirty Dozen. Except there are more than twelve of these guys. And they look more badass.<p>In that classic 1967 war movie, the …

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When Martin Luther King Jr. took his fight into the North, and saw a new level of hatred

When the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. stepped out of his car on Aug. 5, 1966, in his usual dark suit and polished shoes, he was met by a line of police and a mob of angry white people. His struggle hadn't gotten easier.<p>As the 37-year-old civil rights leader strode toward several hundred supporters, …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

El Chapo's Next Escape

Sooner or later, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán is bound to escape from prison again. In 2001, he did so by hiding in a laundry basket. Last year, after only 16 months of being locked-up, he escaped through a mile long tunnel dug under Mexico´s highest security prison. Guzmán is now back to the same …

Associated Press News

An Open Letter to Black African Immigrants

Dear Black African immigrant,<p>The America you dreamt of is an America you never conceived of.<p>You are officially black. In your country you were just you, no color attached to your identity, but now you are black. Stop saying I am Nigerian, I am Zimbabwean, or I am Kenyan. America doesn't care about …

Stereotypes

Why are we trivialising the language of the Holocaust?

American slavery was an atrocity, but Quentin Tarantino is wrong to compare it to the Nazis' premeditated and systematic slaughter of millions<p>I hate it when people make stupid spelling mistakes. I'm even more irritated by the scattergun approach to punctuation, where commas are liberally sprinkled …

Is Ted Cruz a Natural Born Citizen? Ask the Founders

John McCain faced the question. So did Barry Goldwater, George Romney, and Chester A. Arthur.<p>Their political opponents claimed they did not meet the Constitution's provision that "No person except a natural born citizen" can be president.<p>Now Donald Trump has said it could be a problem for Ted Cruz, …

Ted Cruz

The founding fathers would’ve hated the Bundy siege

<b>(Reuters/Jim Urquhart)</b><p>Cliven and co. are fond of invoking the Constitution during their armed run-ins with the law. Only one problem…<p>Conor Lynch<p>January 6, 2016 5:30pm (UTC)<p>Over the weekend, the sons of notorious Nevadan rancher Cliven Bundy took over the main office building at the Malheur National …

Forests

Abraham Lincoln signs Emancipation Proclamation, Jan. 1, 1863

As the nation approached its third year of civil war, President Abraham Lincoln on this day in 1863 signed the Emancipation Proclamation. The five-page manifesto declared “that all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious states “are, and henceforward shall be free.”<p>Its broad wording aside, …

Malcolm X shot dead at Harlem rally

New York, February 21<p>Malcolm X, the Negro nationalist leader, was assassinated while addressing a meeting in Harlem today. He fell after a barrage of shots. Later, two Negro men were arrested and charged with murder.<p>The Negro leader, who recently returned from a tour of Africa and a visit to …

When Florida Men Overcame Our Racists

Times may seem tough for race relations. But the dream of racial equality has always survived, even when and where it came at a terrible …

Ancient Rome v North Korea: Spectacular 'executions' then and now

<b>This year saw reports of two executions of high-ranking North Korean officials and an endless stream of speculation about Kim Jong-un and his leadership style. Stephen Harrison, professor of Latin literature at Oxford University, considers the parallels with ancient Rome - as told by its historians.</b><p>…

Republicans shield these radical Islamists: Why the GOP field won’t talk honestly about Saudi Arabia

<b>(Reuters/Larry Downing)</b><p>Ted Cruz and others love to talk of radical Islamists and World War III. They speak less of the Saudi royal family<p>David Masciotra<p>December 27, 2015 10:58am (UTC)<p>Although it is difficult to quantify, it is reasonable to conclude that Americans are the most frightened people on …

We have Lincoln wrong: Our greatest Lincoln historian explains his real Civil War motivations

<b>Abraham Lincoln (AP/Alexander Gardner)</b><p>Too often, we settle for the idea that Lincoln fought to save a mythical union. He really fought for opportunity<p>Harold Holzer • Norton Garfinkle<p>December 26, 2015 7:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “A Just and Generous Nation: Abraham Lincoln and the Fight for American …

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Meet the First Black Presidential Candidate in the United States: George Edwin Taylor

George Edwin Taylor was born in Little Rock, Arkansas to Nathan Taylor and Amanda Hines. When the State of Arkansas passed the Free Negro Expulsion …

A Story That Has 'Never Been Told'

Edward Baptist's "The Half Has Never Been Told" was published in September 2014. I found my way into it in the summer of 2015 (record time for me; …