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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Don’t know much about history

Today’s sermon at National Cathedral was delivered by Reverend William J. Barber II, a minister and political activist (Co-Chair, Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival and President and Senior Lecturer, Repairers of the Breach). He obviously…  [more]

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Why do some British people not like Donald Trump?

  “A few things spring to mind. Trump lacks certain qualities which the British traditionally esteem. For instance, he has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity,…  [more]

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Communiqué #916

A Letter from Bishop Benfield

  Read the Bible, especially Micah 6:8: “What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” To see the president of…  [more]

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