When my President sang Amazing Grace

Written by Zoe Mulford about the 2015 murder of nine people at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., by a white supremacist. Listen to Meklit sing it while you weep for America… We argued where to lay the blame [more]

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Ed Prell, from out of the ether

Richfield, Minnesota August 22, 2020 Dear friends and family, This is a one-size-fits-all message. I’m in frequent touch with many of you. If it’s been a long while for you, I’d love to catch up with you. But first, I’m…  [more]

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Until the next Dahiya

Israel Is in Shock, in a Sickening Show of Hypocrisy

By Gideon Levy, Published on 07.08.2020   Official Israel presented itself as shocked at the disaster that struck its neighbor, Lebanon, yesterday. Almost everyone put on a sorrowful face.…  [more]

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Happiness is a warm gun

Was Slavery a Factor in the Second Amendment?

By Carl T. Bogus, May 24, 2018   Every mass shooting, like the most recent at Santa Fe High School in Texas that left 10 people dead, reignites a passionate debate over…  [more]

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Another myth done gone…

George and Martha Washington enslaved 300 people. Let’s start with their names.

By Michele L. Norris, June 26, 2020 at 7:27 p.m. CDT   Since this moment of reckoning has led to a prickly discussion about our Founding Fathers’…  [more]

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Must come down

You Want a Confederate Monument? My Body Is a Confederate Monument

By Caroline Randall Williams, June 26, 2020   NASHVILLE — I have rape-colored skin. My light-brown-blackness is a living testament to the rules, the practices, the causes of the…  [more]

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You may rejoice, I must mourn

 

The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro

By Frederick Douglass, July 5, 1852, at Rochester, New York’s Corinthian Hall, addressing the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society Mr. President, Friends and Fellow Citizens: He who could address this audience without…  [more]

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