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A Database of Fugitive Slave Ads Reveals Thousands of Untold Resistance Stories

Advertisement for a fugitive slave in the <i>Oppenheim</i> (New York, 1824) (via Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and …

When It Comes To Politics and 'Fake News,' Facts Aren't Enough

In today's political climate, it sometimes feels like we can't even agree on basic facts. We bombard each other with stats and figures, hoping that more data will make a difference. A liberal might show you the same climate change graphs over and over; a conservative might point to the trillions of …

Fake News

Fake news : NPR

Translated Into 'Trumptalk,' History's Famous Lines Would Look A Little Different<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>When It Comes To Politics and 'Fake News,' Facts Aren't Enough<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>How Russian Propaganda Spreads On Social Media<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>The Ongoing Battle Between Science Teachers And Fake …

The occupation of Alcatraz

Photo By Michelle Vignes<p>American Indians reworked Alcatraz' main entrance signage after the 1969 invasion.<p>The beacon flashed incessantly. On. Off. On …

San Francisco

Noam Chomsky Defines The Real Responsibility of Intellectuals: “To Speak the Truth and to Expose Lies” (1967)

The novel medium of social media—and the novel use of Twitter as the official PR platform for public figures—allows not only for endless amounts of …

Noam Chomsky

The Freedom of the Press | The Orwell Prize

<i>This material remains under copyright and is reproduced by kind permission of the Orwell Estate and Penguin Books.</i><p>This book was first thought of, so …

Communist Party

The Power of Prosecutors: An Overview

prosecutors

Trump takes war on 'fake news' to UK – and tells towering, easily debunked lies

Donald Trump took his war against “fake news” to the UK on Friday, using the term as a means to row back on his criticisms of the British prime minister in an interview with the Sun, and to refuse once again to take a question from CNN at a press conference.<p>“CNN is fake news, I don’t take questions …

Donald Trump

The Facts About Fact-Checkers

Opinion<p>Posted: Jul 13, 2018 12:01 AM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p>You don’t have …

Journalism

'It's Not That the Story Was Buried.' What Americans in the 1930s Really Knew About What Was Happening in Germany

Few are as aware that the news is the first draft of history as is the team behind a recently opened exhibition at the United States Holocaust …

Great Depression

Prisoners to get phones in cells in bid to curb violence

<b>Thousands of prisoners will be able to make calls from their cells, as part of government plans to reduce violence and crime in prisons in England and Wales.</b><p>The move is part of a £30m package of measures to be announced later today by Justice Secretary David Gauke.<p>The scheme, already in place at 20 …

Crime

Questions and Concepts that Uncover Fake News and Bias

As teens approach the end of their high school years and prepare to make their way into the wide world, it’s important that they have the tools they …

Fake News

'Kill Every Buffalo You Can! Every Buffalo Dead Is an Indian Gone'

The American bison is the new U.S. national mammal, but its slaughter was once seen as a way to starve Native Americans into submission.<p>It was near the end of September, an unusually warm week in 1871, and William “Buffalo Bill” Cody and a group of wealthy New Yorkers stood atop a grassy hill near …

Native Americans

States of Incarceration:

The Prison Policy Initiative Research Clearinghouse was updated with a link to States of Incarceration: The Global Context 2018 by Prison Policy …

Crime

Dock redo set to rock more than Alcatraz

The docks where thousands of tourists board boats for Alcatraz Island each day will be turned into a shiny new welcome center with expanded ferry …

San Francisco

Twitter is finally addressing fake accounts. Trump wants it to go after two specific real ones.

Trump wants Twitter to delete the New York Times’ and the Washington Post’s accounts.<p>As Twitter ramps up efforts to purge suspicious and fake accounts from its platform, President Donald Trump has two suggestions for whose accounts should be deleted: the New York Times and the Washington Post, …

Donald Trump

A Native American Tribe Has a $800 Million Contract to Run ICE Detention Centers

The National Congress of American Indians has called Trump’s immigration policies ‘simply immoral.’ One member group, though, is taking a very …

Immigration

How We Misunderstand Mass Incarceration

A new book argues that, in the effort to fix the prison epidemic, we are addressing the wrong things and missing the true problem.<p>Reformers are famously prey to the fanaticism of reform. A sense of indignation and a good cause lead first to moral urgency, and then soon afterward to repetition, …

New York State

Otter axes attempt to turn barracks into Alcatraz

BOISE - Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's office announced Monday the state won't house and jail inmates in National Guard barracks despite being asked …

National Guard

Record Number Of Native Americans Running For Office In Midterms

On a recent afternoon in Albuquerque, N.M., Deb Haaland sits with a thick stack of paper in front of her, calling donors to thank them for their contributions and to ask them for more money.<p>After winning her Democratic primary, Haaland, a member of the Pueblo of Laguna, a Native American tribe, is …

Native Americans

Phantom Islands – A Sonic Atlas

Phantom Islands – A Sonic Atlas. An interactive map that charts the sounds and histories of islands that were sighted, described and explored but …

An Exonerated Inmate Shares What His Time on Death Row Taught Him About Love and Hate

happify.com<p>An exonerated former death-row inmate shares powerful proof that even those trained to hate can be taught how to …

Death Row

Optical Scanning Technology Lets Researchers Recover Lost Indigenous Languages from Old Wax Cylinder Recordings

In an 1878 <i>North American Review</i> description of his new invention, the phonograph, which transcribed sound on wax-covered metal cylinders, Thomas …

Mapping the Early Modern World: Using Google Maps in the Classroom

<b>By Julia M Gossard</b>While lecturing on Magellan’s famed voyage that circumnavigated the early modern world, I asked the student who had chosen to trace …

'It still haunts me': What it's like to get a job after prison in America

Gerald Alvarez was a few days out of prison and feeling nervous. Newly free after about two years, he worried he wouldn't be able to accomplish anything. He worried he'd go back to his old lifestyle of dealing drugs.<p>The outside world was a culture shock. He says he "almost felt more secure" in …

Why Trump would pardon Muhammad Ali, even though he hates NFL political protests

President Trump said Friday morning he was considering posthumously pardoning boxing icon Muhammad Ali. Although Trump is reportedly very into pardoning now, especially for celebrities and those with celebrity champions, naming Ali raised eyebrows. The boxer's politics and the reason for his …

Donald Trump

'This Place Is Crazy'

Our mental-health-care system is broken. Ten of every eleven psychiatric patients housed by the government are incarcerated. Here’s what this crisis looks like from the inside—a series of lost lives and a few rare victories—as reported by a prisoner-journalist.<p><i>John J. Lennon, a contributing writer</i> …

Mental Health

Why Can’t Native Americans Make Whiskey?

In 2016, the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, in southwestern Washington State, began selling craft spirits and beer at a restaurant in their Lucky Eagle casino. But when the Chehalis wanted to start making their own hooch, the federal government said no.<p>The Bureau of Indian Affairs …

6-Ingredient Bloat-Busting Pineapple Smoothie

Bloating is no match for this tropical-inspired smoothie. And did we mention it tastes amazing? Because that too!The post 6-Ingredient Bloat-Busting …

Super Green Spirulina Smoothie (5 Ingredients!)

Summer is creepin’ on and I’m craving fresh, green things, like this smoothie.What makes it super green? We’re about to find out. Shall we?This …

Nutrition