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WHAT'S THE FASCINATION WITH IGNORANCE?... GETTING AN HONORARY DEGREE IN THE HOOD?

And the madness continues! Lord help, if another “sex tape” comes out! All the filth in the world and with the music today  do we have to  wonder why are our children so disturbed? 1,147 more words

"This is one Nation": Johnson's "We Shall Overcome" speech

Hello and welcome to part 4 of our series on President Lyndon Johnson’s March 1965 “We Shall Overcome” speech demanding not only equal voting rights for black Americans, but an overhaul of American society to embrace justice. 2,330 more words

Politics

Passover – A Celebration of Freedom

This is Passover, a holiday that comes straight out of the Bible, the Almighty commanding us to tell the story of the Exodus to each new generation as well as reminding ourselves. 524 more words

U.S. Supreme Court

WHEN PERCEPTION IS EVERYTHING...AND THE TRUTH IS ANOTHER

Let me share something I find so disappointing, interesting and quite fascinating at the same time.

1)When people find out that I am a Christian full-time… and not part-time… I guess so many people fake it until  they make it.   1,431 more words

Why In The Hell IS Guantanamo Bay Still Accepting Prisoners, If It Is Closing? LIES***messymandella***

Guantanamo, which remains open, has not been mentioned in the president’s annual speech since.

The proposed road to closure has been arduous and slow. In December 2009, Obama signed a presidential memorandum ordering Attorney General Eric Holder and Defense Secretary Robert Gates to acquire an Illinois state prison, which would serve as a replacement for Guantanamo. 143 more words

Art

Know Your History: 1896 Plessy v. Furgeson

In 1892, Homer Plessy was jailed for sitting on a white rail car. Homer was extremely light skinned and could have passed for a white person, but under the law of Louisiana, he wasn’t ‘white enough’. 270 more words

History & Culture

Why America Owes Reparation to Descendants of African American Slaves

Before I begin, let me take you back to what sparked this post. It was kind of like reviving a conversation I had to have with my younger self while growing up as a child in New York. 1,818 more words

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