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By The Dispatch On Monday, September 9th, 2019
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Walter Williams corrects the NY Times on slavery in the US: We are NOT a Democracy

The New York Times has begun a major initiative, the “1619 Project,” to observe the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe American history so that slavery and the More...

By deskofbrian On Monday, August 19th, 2019
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This Day in History: BP Oil leak contained within 20 miles

It was the summer of 2010 and the BP oil spill captivated headlines as the environmental rose month after month. From that report: Academic scientists are challenging the Obama administration’s assertion More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, June 6th, 2019
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Remembering the Battle of Normandy

“Operation Overlord” a continuation of “Operation Neptune” where over 150,000 Allied troops storm Normandy beach. The battle for Normandy continued for more than two months, with campaigns More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, May 30th, 2019
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Remembering: Five Pakistan women killed on this day in 2012 for ‘singing and dancing,’ officials deny claims

On this day, in 2012, five women in Kohistan, four of whom were filmed ‘singing and dancing’ with men at a wedding party, were killed on May 30 after a tribal jirga ordered their execution, claimed Muhammad More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, May 30th, 2019
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This Day in History: Natalee Holloway goes missing, Stephany Flores Ramirez dead five years later, Joran Van der Sloot guilty

May 30, 2005 was the day Natalee Holloway went missing and five years later, Stephany Flores Ramirez was found dead and Joran Van der Sloot confessed to the murder. Authorities believe Van der Sloot attempted to More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
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John Schneider sets ‘Bo’s Extravaganza’ to celebrate 40th Anniversary of ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’

John Schneider Studios will host the 2nd Annual Bo’s Extravaganza, April 6-7, 2019. The 2-day event will celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Dukes of Hazzard and John “Bo Duke” Schneider’s birthday More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, January 21st, 2019
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Martin Luther King Jr ‘Imaginary Letter’ from Apostle Paul 1956 AUDIO

Delivered at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama, on 4 November 1956.  I would like to share with you an imaginary letter from the pen of the Apostle Paul. The postmark reveals that it comes from More...

By Judy Aron On Monday, January 21st, 2019
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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. VIDEOS

1962 New York World-Telegram and the Sun staff photographer Martin Luther King, Jr., half-length portrait, facing left, with left arm raised, at freedom rally, Washington Temple Church / World Telegram & Sun More...

By Judy Aron On Monday, January 21st, 2019
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Martin Luther King Jr And His Guns

“MLK had a houseful of guns. Ironically, he was turned down for a carry permit, because, being African American, he was deemed by local law enforcement to be “not suitable.” Yes – you heard More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, November 12th, 2018
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George Richards and Tex Schramm are the reason the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys host football games on Thanskgiving

NFL football has become synonymous with Thanksgiving, nearly as much as turkey and stuffing, but where did it all start? Why do the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys always host games on turkey day? Every year since More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, August 19th, 2018
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Historian Elizabeth Cobb repeats call for Trump, Steven Mnuchin to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill

While there has been silence on the issue for quite some, Texas A&M historian Elizabeth Cobb repeated the call to put Harriet Tubman on the new $20 bill, stating that this would be “smart for the president, More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
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The History of St Valentine, creation of the holiday

While cards, candy, flowers and romance take center stage to celebrate Valentine’s Day, it was on February 14 around the year 278 A.D., Valentine, a holy priest in Rome in the days of Emperor Claudius II, More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, November 6th, 2017
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Michael Kelly previews ‘The Long Road Home’: it’s story about the ‘true cost of war,’ a ‘story about humanity’

National Geographic’s new miniseries “The Long Road Home” centers on the fame ambush in Iraq, April 4, 2004 – “Black Sunday.” House of Cards star Michael Kelly stars at Lt. Col. Gary Volesky, the More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, February 27th, 2017
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‘Is Genesis History’ opens to sold out cinemas, two nights added: March 2 and March 7

“Is Genesis History?” debuted in movie theaters on February 23 to incredible audience support and sold-out auditoriums around the country, ranking No. 1 at the box office for the day above all other major film More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, January 27th, 2017
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Remember the Holocaust, ‘we stand in solidarity with our Jewish brother and sisters’

Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, designated as a memorial day for the six million European Jews, including 1.5 million children, that were annihilated by the Nazi regime in concentration camps More...

By Sierra Jones On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
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Record stock market: Dow hits 20,000

The Dow hits 20,000, making history today by blowing past that key level for the first time ever. The historic milestone leaves the Dow up more than 1,700 points since President Donald Trump’s victory in More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, December 23rd, 2016
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Jesse Jackson: Christmas is poor people’s holy day

2009 photo/Eric Guo, cropped by Beyond My Ken via wikicommons Looking back just five years, here’s the thoughts from Rev. Jackson From December 3rd’s Rainbow PUSH Saturday Morning Forum (2011), broadcast More...

By deskofbrian On Monday, December 19th, 2016
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Richard Nixon met with Elvis December 21, 1970

On December 21, 1970, Elvis Presley paid a visit to President Richard M. Nixon at the White House in Washington, D.C. The meeting was initiated by Presley, who wrote Nixon a six-page letter requesting a visit with More...

By deskofbrian On Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
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FDR’s Declaration of War- December 8th, 1941 (VIDEO and transcript)

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT’S Speech to the U.S. Congress on December 8th, 1941 (as delivered): Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Senate, of the House of Representatives: Yesterday, December 7, 1941 More...

By deskofbrian On Friday, August 26th, 2016
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Photo Gallery Hurricane Irene making landfall

It was five years ago today. Below is the coverage from 2011 and a few photos submitted to us, then Desk of Brian, and now a look back at Hurricane Irene. Hurricane Irene roared closer to landfall Friday evening More...


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