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Missing the Forest for the Trees

This week, Sacramento Kings TV play-by-play announcer Grant Napear was fired after he tweeted “All Lives Matter…Every Single One!” In the same week, New Orleans…

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Medgar Evers went from Jackson

On this day in 1994, white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith is convicted for the 1963 murder of African-American civil rights leader Medgar Evers. Evers…

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The Man Who Changed a Culture is Born – MLK Jr.

On this day in 1929, Martin Luther King, Jr. was born to a Baptist minister and his church organist wife in Atlanta, GA. Becoming a…

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Clement Vallandigham – the Golden Circle and Fighting Civil Rights

On this date in 1863 the quixotic Clement Vallandigham is soundly defeated in the Ohio governor’s race. As leader of the Copperheads, anti-war Democrats often…

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Should Colin Kaepernick Move to Another Country?

Better idea, congressman [ Rep. Mo Brooks ], YOU move to a different country. No, wait a minute, you’re an Alabamian, so you’re pretty much…

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Civil Rights is Still a Struggle

A half-century later, race-based politics ushered in a man committed to inequality, kleptocracy, self-dealing and ignorance. Notwithstanding, in 2020, the quaint notions of liberty, equality, decency and humanity may still reemerge in a 243-year-old nation which so often insists on behaving like an adolescent.

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