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Five Star Review : Not All Americans Are Racist

So happy to share the first 5 star review of  Not All Americans Are Racist

“Not All Americans Are Racist” is an honest, thought-provoking account of one black woman’s experience with racism after she came from Haiti at a young age and later on as she rose through college to get an education. 205 more words

Ta-Nehisi Coates in St. Louis

The above video shows a talk that journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates gave at Washington University in St. Louis on Wednesday, February 18. I had the distinct privilege of attending the talk (although finding my way through campus was a chore. 613 more words

History

Presidential Trivia

Just a few interesting facts for Presidents’ Day (mistergworld.com):

George Washington 1789-1797:  Teeth were made from elephant and walrus tusks, not wood.

Andrew Jackson 1829-1837:  First president to ride in a train. 131 more words

Ball dropped, ball recollected.

Whoops! When I initially started this blog, I had expectations. I expected that because I temporarily had to withdraw from college, that I would be building this blog like gangbusters, as a means of staying connected to my passion and college major. 151 more words

History

February is Black History Month

Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history. 222 more words

Black History Month

Selma: the movie, the history and its relevance today

by Louis Proyect

Selma, the stunning new film based on Paul Webb’s screenplay and directed by the previously unheralded African-American Ava DuVernay, makes for an interesting side-by-side comparison with Stephen Spielberg’s… 2,483 more words

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