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Judge: Boy, 14, Shouldn't Have Been Executed In SC

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A judge has overturned the murder conviction of a 14-year-old black boy who was executed in 1944 in the deaths of two white girls in segregated South Carolina. 121 more words

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The Evolution of Racism: A Basic Breakdown

As protests continue in Ferguson, New York, and many other places across the country over the recent controversial police killings of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice and Eric Garner, it is clear that we have a problem.  1,281 more words

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An Earful ~~ The Affordable Cae Act Benefits People

| By  CAP Action War Room repost

Republicans Are Hearing How The Affordable Care Act Benefits People

As momentum continues to build up to the March 31 open enrollment deadline, Republican lawmakers continue to make every effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. 452 more words

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Rosa Parks Bus - The Story Behind the Bus by The Henry Ford

Rosa Parks Bus – The Story Behind the Bus.

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“On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a 42-year-old African American woman who worked as a seamstress, boarded this Montgomery City bus to go home from work. 20 more words

History

A Timely Remembrance Of Rosa Parks

By Dr. Marciene Mattleman

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - On December 1, 1955, a 42-year-old African American seamstress, Rosa Parks, boarded a Montgomery city bus as she left work. 134 more words

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Democracy Is Hard

I’ve been giving a lot of thought lately, about this country and what’s happening and the way it appears to be heading. I’ve been thinking about the Republican voter. 904 more words

Michael Hoyt

"Servants Are Not Like Us": Ferguson, Immigration, And 'Us Vs Them'

In his brilliant book At Home: A Short History of Private Life, Bill Bryson describes the relationship between servants in mid-19th-century England and their masters/employers: “Perhaps the hardest part of the job was simply being attached to and dependent on people who didn’t think much of you….Servants constituted a class of humans whose existences were fundamentally devoted to making certain that another class of humans would find everything they desired within arm’s reach more or less the moment it occurred to them to desire it.” Poet Edna St. 1,180 more words

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