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Razzies 2015: Kirk Cameron, Cameron Diaz, and Kelsey Grammer “Win” Big

Saving Christmas could not be saved from winning many Golden Raspberry Awards<p><i>Growing Pains</i> star turned Evangelical minister <b>Kirk Cameron</b> took home the top prizes at the 35th Golden Raspberry Awards. Known as the Razzies, the tongue-in-cheek award show honors the year’s worst films.<p>Cameron’s <i>Saving</i> …

Patriotism Reconsidered

It is tempting to dismiss Rudy Giuliani's recent judgment about President Barack<p>Obama's love of country as a sign that America's Mayor will say almost anything to get back in the spotlight. We should not give Giuliani and his unapologetic lack of respect for a sitting president more attention than …

Jeb Bush Championed Fracking While Standing To Profit From It, Report Alleges

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) pushed states to approve the controversial drilling practice known as fracking while he personally stood to profit from the practice, the Tampa Bay Times reported on Friday.<p>According to the Times, Bush, a likely 2016 presidential contender, urged a group of New York …

Giving Culture to Our Kids: Reflections During Black History Month

I came to the United States from Turkey when I was 11 and didn't speak a word of English. I knew nothing of American traditions other then what I had watched on Dallas. I thought this was a place where people spoke with their teeth clenched as they flashed huge smiles, and I expected everyone to …

Honoring the Women of the Civil Rights Movement, Both Past and Present

In 1957, Carlotta Walls, a 14-year-old African American girl living in Little Rock, Arkansas, elected to attend Little Rock Central High School. One of the nine students who desegregated the school, Carlotta was subjected to constant bullying, physical abuse, and violent attacks -- her parents' …

Black Influence on Political Power Starts With Fair Voting Rights

Almost 52 years ago, August 28, 1963,Martin Luther King, Jr., the 20th Century's pre-eminent Apostle of non-violence, social justice, and commitment to the pursuit of excellence, inspirationally described the road African-Americans had travelled from slavery and his "dream" to enable them to access …

The South’s true face of hate: Oozing nonsense from demented and influential corners of religious right

Celebrating the anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination? Disturbing people are pushing sick alternative history<p>When a federal court recently struck down Alabama's same-sex marriage ban, it wasn't Governor Robert Bentley who insisted on repeating George Wallace's ludicrous theatrics of treason, …