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How the GOP Drives Black Conservatives Away

How the GOP Drives Black Conservatives Away<p>Updated on December 26, 2017<p>After President Barack Obama convincingly won reelection in 2012, the …

Republicans

Baltimore shows how historic segregation shapes biased policing today

The 1937 Home Owners’ Loan Corporation map of Baltimore — the original “redlining” document in which the government determined which neighborhoods were worthy of mortgage lending — is reproduced, in full color, on Page 73 of the scathing federal investigation of the city’s modern-day police force …

Justice

Civilians in the Siege of Vicksburg: Living in Caves, Eating Rats

Civilians in the Siege of Vicksburg: Living in Caves, Eating Rats<p>Updated on December 9, 2017<p>Vicksburg, Mississippi, situated on a high bluff that …

National Parks

Mary Elizabeth Bowser: Union Spy In The Confederate White House

Mary Elizabeth Bowser: Union Spy In The Confederate White House<p>Updated on January 6, 2018<p>To Varina Davis, wife of Confederate President Jefferson …

New York Times
Crime
Faith
Law Enforcement
Emotions

The Gathering Storm

Like a boxer ferociously trying to finish off an opponent, those who oppose the Biblical worldview are ruthlessly rushing in for the knockout.<p>This is …

The Scurlock Studio: Picture of Prosperity

Long before a black family moved into the president’s quarters at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C. was an African-American capital: as far …

Should Parents Give Their Children Distinctively “Black” Names?

Should Parents Give Their Children Distinctively “Black” Names?<p>Updated on December 8, 2017<p><i>One day in October of 2013, Cristy Austin and her</i> …

Civil War Sharpshooters: Col. Hiram Berdan’s Creation

Civil War Sharpshooters: Col. Hiram Berdan’s Creation<p>Updated on December 9, 2017<p>At the time of the Civil War the U. S. military had no officially …

New York Times

Hugh Mulzac: First Black Captain of a WW2 Liberty Ship

Hugh Mulzac: First Black Captain of a WW2 Liberty Ship<p>Updated on February 23, 2018<p>Hugh Nathaniel Mulzac (1886-1971) was a master seaman, well …

Black History

Jackie Robinson Court Martialed for Fighting Discrimination

Jackie Robinson Court Martialed for Fighting Discrimination<p>Updated on December 8, 2017<p>One of the most famous incidents in American sports history …

Jackie Robinson

Queen Victoria’s Black Princess

Queen Victoria’s Black Princess<p>Updated on December 9, 2017<p>How the Story of Princess Sarah Forbes Bonetta Signaled the Doom of the Confederacy<p>When …

Buckingham Palace

Why Lubuntu Is a Good Alternative to Replace Windows XP

Why Lubuntu Is a Good Alternative to Replace Windows XP<p>Updated on December 9, 2017<p>Windows XP has become an orphan.<p>No, its parent is not dead. But …

Linux

Why Frederick Douglass Despised, Then Loved Abraham Lincoln

Why Frederick Douglass Despised, Then Loved Abraham Lincoln<p>Updated on December 9, 2017<p>When Mary Todd Lincoln was gathering her belongings to leave …

Black History

Why Abraham Lincoln Refused to Respect Jefferson Davis

Why Abraham Lincoln Refused to Respect Jefferson Davis<p>Updated on December 9, 2017<p>History records that Jefferson Davis was the first president of the …

Abraham Lincoln

How the Peanuts Comic Strip Got its First Black Character

How the Peanuts Comic Strip Got its First Black Character<p>Updated on December 9, 2017<p>It was April of 1968, and the United States was in the grip of …

Los Angeles

On the Senate floor, black GOP senator talks of disrespect from police

South Carolina’s Tim Scott, the sole black Republican in the Senate, delivered a bristling and personal speech Wednesday in which he talked of being questioned by police simply because of his race.<p>“There’s a deep divide between the black community and law enforcement — a trust gap,” Scott said. “I …

Nikki Haley

Why Are So Many Black Americans Killed By Police?

Racism almost certainly plays a role. Understanding exactly how is crucial for addressing the problem.<p>Black Americans are more than twice as likely …

The ‘smoking gun’ proving North Carolina Republicans tried to disenfranchise black voters

Today, a federal court struck down North Carolina's voter-ID law, one of the strictest in the nation. In addition to requiring residents to show identification before they can cast a ballot, the law also eliminated same-day voter registration, eliminated seven days of early voting and put an end to …

Government

Real Shoeshine Man Leroy Daniels Danced With Fred Astaire in “The Band Wagon”

Real Shoeshine Man Leroy Daniels Danced With Fred Astaire in “The Band Wagon”<p>Updated on January 24, 2018<p>In the classic 1953 musical film, <i>The Band</i> …

Fred Astaire

Warning: Reverting From Win 10 To Win 7 Can Be Dangerous!

Warning: Reverting From Win 10 To Win 7 Can Be Dangerous!<p>Updated on July 28, 2016<p>Have you recently upgraded your computer from Windows 7 to Windows …

Microsoft Windows

African Americans in WW2: The Story of Sgt. Franklin Williams and Ellen Harden

African Americans in WW2: The Story of Sgt. Franklin Williams and Ellen Harden<p>Updated on December 19, 2017<p>To me, this 1942 photo of “Sargeant …

Fort Bragg

The Stage Door Canteen and African Americans in WW2

The Stage Door Canteen and African Americans in WW2<p>Updated on January 9, 2018<p>For thousands of servicemen from all over the world who found themselves …

Rights & Freedoms
Black Students

Anita Florence Hemmings: Passing For White At Vassar

Anita Florence Hemmings: Passing For White At Vassar<p>Updated on December 9, 2017<p>Anita Florence Hemmings graduated from Vassar in 1897. But though she …

College & University