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White Parents, Black Child: People Ask Us the Tough Questions about Race

As a parent of one black son and two white sons, many of my friends have asked me questions about race during the past few months. 1,103 more words


Voting Rights Past , Present In America

Voting Rights Past , Present In America

By Robert Lee Johnson

In the United States of America we like to use words like democracy, freedom, the free market and capitalism to describe the systems that we live under. 2,020 more words



I’ve been watching the fallout from Indiana’s new religious freedom law with particular amusement that befits a young curmudgeon. My favorite aspect of it is how… 848 more words

Central Government

Tuskegee Airman Leslie A. Williams Dies in California at 95

(PATTERSON, Calif.) — Leslie A. Williams, a former member of the Tuskegee Airmen, has died in California. He was 95.

His daughter, Penny Williams, says he died Monday of natural causes at his home in Patterson. 85 more words

Apple CEO Tim Cook Compares Indiana Law to Jim Crow Laws in Scathing Op-Ed

Okay, we need to stop comparing the law that Indiana has passed to what other states have passed in recent years. They aren’t even close. I’m not going to go into details, but if you’re interested, you can read… 128 more words

Gay Marriage

“Loretta Lynch...is asked to sit in the back of the bus...” So Says Illinois Senator Dick Durbin

It’s been over 130 days since President Obama announced nominated Loretta Lynch as the next Attorney General of the United States. And no vote, which means the GRAND OBSTRUCTIONIST PARTY is doing what they promised to do…OBSTRUCT! 90 more words

Current Events

"New Voting Laws Show That The Struggle Continues": Pointing To A Growing Lack Of Respect For Individual Voting Rights

Growing up in Mississippi more than 50 years ago, Sammie Louise Bates had to help her grandmother count the money needed to pay poll taxes. Living under Jim Crow laws angered Bates — and inspired her to become a lifelong voter. 792 more words