Frederick Douglass

Teaching White Supremacy: How Textbooks Have Shaped Our Attitudes On Race

Sometimes the answers to our most perplexing questions are right in front of us. How, for instance, could it be that our continuously-evolving society is more divided than ever over skin color and cultural identity when we just had a two-term, black President? Is the media turning white citizens …

HBCUs

The ark vs. the covenant: The dramatic contrast between the Creation Museum and the Museum of the Bible

In Kentucky’s Creation Museum, visitors (who have already paid a $30 admission fee) come face to face with an advertisement for the nearby Ark Encounter, a full-scale replica of Noah’s vessel completed last year.<p>The mechanized patriarch warns an onlooking mannequin: “Judgment is coming, my friend. …

Museums

Lincoln at Gettysburg

Lincoln at Gettysburg<p><i>Spring 2014</i><p>The most obvious problem in approaching Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address is that we know it so well. If you've …

Abraham Lincoln

Gabby Douglas Got Dragged For Her Victim Blaming Tweet At Former Olympic Teammate Aly Raisman

In the wake of the #MeToo movement and the new culture of unmasking sexual assaulters, Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman came forward with her own story of sexual assault at the hands of former US Gymnastic doctor Dr. Larry Nassar. Raisman alleged that the abuse began when she was 13-years-old, and 140+ …

News (U.S.)

Freedom Dreams: The Colin Kaepernick Reading List

Activism is about education as much as it is action. So we had two of Kaepernick’s closest friends, Christopher Petrella and Ameer Loggins, supply the resources—books, essays, movies, and music.<p>At a time in our nation’s history when inflammatory debates over the purpose, scope, and legacy of black …

Black History

This Funny Week in Funny Tweets: November 17, 2017

Right wingers start smashing things, Lil Donald gets thirsty, Blake Shelton isn't all that sexy, the Roy Moore situation is still a F-I-A-S-C-O, …

South Dakota

Early Images of Domesticated Dogs Found in Arabia

JENA, GERMANY—According to a report in <i>Science Magazine</i>, images of dogs thought to have been carved some 8,000 years ago have been found on rock …

Archaeology

#TBT: Real-life Stories Behind Opera "Girls of the Golden West"

Take a step back in time to see what life during the Gold Rush was really like.<p>The San Francisco Opera is bringing tales of 1850s California to …

SF Guide

The new Museum of the Bible confronts the challenge of presenting slavery and the Confederacy

Across the country, debates are raging about what to do with images of the Confederate flag and statues of Confederate leaders, most of them erected many decades ago.<p>In Washington, a museum will open this week — with new depictions of Jefferson Davis and the Confederate flag on the walls, and …

Abraham Lincoln

An Appeal to Congress for Impartial Suffrage

“Statesmen, beware what you do. The destiny of unborn and unnumbered generations is in your hands.”<p>A very limited statement of the argument for impartial suffrage, and for including the negro in the body politic, would require more space than can be reasonably asked here. It is supported by reasons …

History

President of 107th-Ranked Black College Criticizes Project 21 for Putting National Anthem in Context... Literally

President of 107th-Ranked Black College Criticizes Project 21 for Putting National Anthem in Context… Literally<p>Posted at 14:52h in 2017, Blog, …

HBCUs

Expanding the Black Geopolitical Imagination

In the wake of Michael Brown’s heinous murder, news of protests and social unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, captured the attention of viewers around the …

Geopolitics

Roy Moore’s Religious Supporters Still Believe Him

The Alabama Republican is under pressure from D.C. to end his Senate race after allegations about past sexual relationships with teenagers. But to his supporters, the accusations are “a lot of bull.”<p>Jackson, Ala. — Roy Moore kicked off his Tuesday night speech to the congregation at the National …

Roy Moore

Donald Trump Halts White House Address To Drink Water & It's Awkward AF — Watch!

Spewing out bullshit can be quite exhausting… even for the biggest bullshit artist around!<p><b>Donald Trump</b> found his fossil-fueled motormouth a bit dried …

Marco Rubio

Storer College Celebrates 150-Year Legacy

This year marks 150 years since Storer College was established in Harpers Ferry. The school came out of the Civil War first as a place to teach …

HBCUs

Faith, Myths, and Black Prometheus

In <i>A Black Theology of Liberation</i>, James H. Cone controversially asserted, “If God is not for us, if God is not against white racists, then God is a …

Black History

John Oliver Calls Out Donald Trump And Louis C.K. In Season Finale

John Oliver devoted the entirety of <i>Last Week Tonight</i>’s season finale to a look at the way President Donald Trump has violated the norms of our …

Entertainment

NJEA president: Stand down from politics? I was elected to fight for educators | Opinion

From curriculum to compensation to evaluation to the rights of my members and our students, we see the effects of politics on every aspect of our …

Education

John Oliver jokes he will ‘sneak’ info to Trump through ‘Fox & Friends’ ads

John Oliver joked he plans to "sneak" information to President Trump through ads on "Fox & Friends."During a segment on "Last Week Tonight," Oliver …

Donald Trump

Watch: John Oliver Is Buying More Ads on Fox News to Try to Educate Trump

On Sunday's season finale of HBO's "Last Week Tonight," John Oliver devoted his signature operatic deconstruction/take-down segment to the Trump …

Donald Trump

Civil War, 1863-65 | History Hub

<b>“Neither party expected for the war, the magnitude, or the duration, which it has already attained. Neither anticipated that the cause of the</b> …

Military History

How Aadhaar Is An Example of An Indian’s Voluntary Servitude

The UIDAI office in Andheri West in Mumbai accepts Aadhaar card applications between 8:30 am and 9:30 am. Like scores of others, I had joined the …

India

Morehouse College | House News

Morehouse College Honors Program Hosts National Association of African American Honors Programs Conference<p><i>Date Released: November 10, 2017</i><p>Founded at …

HBCUs

On this Veteran’s Day, What to Black People is the National Anthem?

By Lisa Brock, Academic Director, Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership and Senior Editor, Praxis Center<p>On July 5, 1852, Frederick Douglass, the …

Colin Kaepernick

‘I’m not black’: When a child rejects his racial identity, is homeschooling the answer?

<i>About US is a new initiative by The Washington Post to cover issues of identity in the United States. Look for the About US newsletter launching this winter.</i><p><i>This is an excerpt from a story running in Sunday’s edition of The Washington Post Magazine.</i><p>The declaration came emphatically, out of nowhere …

HBCUs

Romanticizing the Confederacy Is Sick and Wrong

The recent remark by White House chief of staff John Kelly (pictured) on Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show reopened a divide so deep in this country …

LGBTQ

They played basketball with Julius Randle. Now they’re suspended for opening night.

Eight boys who play high school basketball in Kentucky — five from Lexington — have been suspended for the first game of the regular season because …

Julius Randle

University of Virginia: Digital Social Network Linking the Living and the Dead Expands

Frderick Douglass, an ex-slave who became a noted abolitionist and author, drew the attention of many influential people, including American writers …

University of Virginia

California NAACP Calls ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ ‘Racist.’ Here’s Why Frederick Douglass Loved It.

<i>Editorial Note: California’s NAACP has launched a campaign to remove</i> <i>“The Star-Spangled Banner” as America’s national anthem</i> because <i>it is “one of the</i> …

Conservative View

Carl Sagan on the Power of Books and Reading as the Path to Democracy

“Books are key to understanding the world and participating in a democratic society.”<p><i>“Someone reading a book is a sign of order in the world,”</i> wrote the poet Mary Ruefle. Four centuries earlier, while ushering in a new world order, Galileo contemplated how books give us superhuman powers — a …

Culture