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By Kaye Wonderhouse On Sunday, July 12th, 2015
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Dr Ibrahima Seck: New Orleans Saints’ symbol is a racist icon of slavery

In the wake of the Confederate Flag controversy, which was spawned out of the Dylann Roof murder of Christians in a South Carolina church, some are calling out the NFL’s New Orleans Saints for the logo — fleur More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
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Human Rights: An Examination of the Modern Slavery Act

You would not be alone in thinking that slavery was basically abolished many years ago, but according to The Global Slavery Index, there are an estimated 36 million people around the globe who are considered to More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
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This Day in History: Abraham Lincoln delivers second inaugural address

With the end of the Civil War in sight, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his second inaugural address 150 years ago, March 4, 1865. Described as “one of the most remarkable documents in history,” More...

By Jinkie Barendse On Monday, February 23rd, 2015
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John Legend, Common use ‘Selma’ platform to compare prisoners to slavery

Sharing the Academy Award for Best Original Song, rapper Common and singer John Legend drew parallels between the events portrayed in Selma and criminals in 2015, referring to prisoners under “correctional More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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This Day in History: Mark Twain publishes ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”

On this day in 1885, Mark Twain publishes his famous, and arguably, his most controversial, novel: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Twain first introduced Huck Finn as the best friend of Tom Sawyer, hero of More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, February 12th, 2015
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This Day in History: Happy birthday Abraham Lincoln, Bill Russell and Lorne Greene

This day is a special day in history for three amazing men, famous in their perspective areas of expertise: Abraham Lincoln, NBA great Bill Russell and acting legend Lorne Greene. One of the greatest presidents, More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
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Star Parker attacks President Obama’s Prayer Breakfast speech as ‘verbal rape’

Star Parker appeared on “Hannity” Monday night attacking President Obama’s National Prayer Breakfast speech in which he claimed that “people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ” during the More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, February 6th, 2015
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Obama slams America, Christians at National Prayer Breakfast

At the National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama addressed Islamic extremism and violence in relgion with the attendees and did so by citing the Crusades, Jim Crow laws and violence in the name of Christ. Obama More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, April 27th, 2014
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Jars of Clay frontman Dan Haseltine shocks Christian fans with gay marriage support

Beginning on Tuesday, April 21st, Dan Haseltine, front man for the popular Christian band Jars of Clay, took to Twitter to announce his apparent support for same-sex “marriage.” The tweets came all More...

By Jinkie Barendse On Wednesday, May 8th, 2013
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Lauryn Hill blames slavery for not paying $2 million in taxes, believes she was ‘fighting for…freedom’

Grammy award-winning singer Lauryn Hill was sentenced Monday to three months in federal prison for failing to pay taxes on more than $2 million in earnings during a five-year period. U.S. Magistrate Judge Madeline More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 22nd, 2012
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MSNBC’s Chris Hayes compares ending climate change to slavery

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes is no stranger to making extreme and outrageous statements on his weekend show Up with Chris Hayes, but he forgot to filter his leftism for mainstream American consumption on Friday when he More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 6th, 2012
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US Congresswoman, Yvette Clark, says Brooklyn was enslaved by the Dutch

Brooklyn Rep. Yvette Clarke dropped a huge gaffe on Brooklyn, the nation and Stephen Colbert, Wednesday after offering a  explanation of New York history on “The Colbert Report.” Yvette Clarke, Brooklyn Congresswoman More...

By deskofbrian On Friday, January 20th, 2012
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Walton Goggins talks Boyd Crowder, ‘Justified’ season 3, role in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’

Assignment X landed an exclusive interview with “Justified” star Walton Goggins as the FX series debuted it’s first episode of season 3 this week. ASSIGNMENT X: Going into Season Three, did you More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, October 20th, 2011
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CNN attacks Herman Cain: he comes from a liberal Atlanta church

CNN hit piece on Herman Cain: he comes from a liberal church, with a pastor quoting Malcolm X. Herman Cain opposing abortion on “Meet the Press” NOTE: See President Obama and Rev. Wright linkage for More...

By Stephen Nevets On Tuesday, May 10th, 2011
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Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ adds Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon Levitt

DreamWorks Studios’ “Lincoln” is adding a ton of big names according to a new report from Deadline. Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Hal Holbrook, James Spader, John Hawkes, Tim Blake Nelson, More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, March 14th, 2011
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History: Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin, March 14, 1794

One of the most famous American inventors, Eli Whitney, who is renown for inventing one of the most important inventions of the Industrial Revolution. Whitney’s creation turned the short staple cotton into More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, February 24th, 2011
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John Quincy Adams delivers the Amistad speech freeing African Slaves

Among the early Americans opposing slavery, John Quincy Adams was made famous for speech at the Amistad case heard by the Supreme Court. Source: John S. C. Abbott, Lives of the Presidents, A Graphic History of the More...


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