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September 27, 2015

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14 Year Old Child Bride Facing Death Penalty for Murdering Husband -

Saturday, November 29, 2014

BREAKING: New Coal Disaster In West Virginia -

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

U.S. Hostage Freed by Colombia’s FARC Rebels (Video) -

Monday, October 28, 2013

Here’s Why The Zimmerman Verdict Matters -

Sunday, July 14, 2013

BREAKING! UK Government Spied On Allies At TWO G20 Summits (Video) -

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Swiss Support Tougher Asylum Legislation as Refugee Numbers Spike -

Monday, June 10, 2013

American Woman Killed in Syria Fighting for Terrorists, Syrian TV Claims (Video) -

Friday, May 31, 2013

CO2 in the Air Reached its Highest Level in Human History -

Friday, May 10, 2013

Terms of the New Abortion Bill Agreed by Irish Cabinet -

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Boston In Lockdown As Manhunt Intensifies -

Friday, April 19, 2013

2 Dead, Dozens Injured After Boston Marathon Bombing -

Monday, April 15, 2013

Fast Food Workers in New York Stage Surprise Strike -

Saturday, April 6, 2013

N. Korean Rhetoric Provokes Missile Shield Deployment -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Eyewitness Accounts from Meiktila Massacre -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sudan to Free All Political Prisoners -

Monday, April 1, 2013

A New Free Press In Burma Juxtaposed With Genocide: The World Will Be Watching -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Pressure Builds to End Ethnic Violence in Myanmar -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Activists Demand Action As Further Genocide Looms -

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cyprus Reaches Last-Minute Bailout Deal With EU -

Monday, March 25, 2013

Myanmar Muslims Brace for Possible Genocide -

Sunday, March 24, 2013

45th Anniversary of King’s Assassination

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Imagine being told where you could sit in a bus, whether you could eat in a restaurant or which water fountain you could use to quench your thirst. This was the life of the African-American for the first half of the 20th century in states throughout the South. The segregation was commonplace, and some of the things that were done to maintain separation of the races were contemptible. Hotels could ban African-Americans, and restaurants could prevent blacks from entering through the front door. Instead, African-Americans would get their food in the back, right from the kitchen. The public water fountains…

Myth: “Martin Luther King Jr. was a Republican”

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Republicans, many of whom have spent decades telling us Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a communist, now suddenly feel that it gives them credibility on social and racial issues if they maintain that Dr. King was a Republican.  Once this claim was made, it spread like wildfire through the conservative media and has been reported extensively on conservative web sites and Facebook pages. The only problem is, it’s not true. Although his father, Martin Luther King Sr. had registered as a Republican, there is no evidence that MLK Jr. was ever a Republican. He never endorsed any Republican candidate, and…

A Mississippi Legend Clears Up His State’s Messy History With The 13th Amendment

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“To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.” – Abraham Lincoln With the optics of the Second Inauguration of President Barack Obama, coming no less as we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., it is a proud and also profound day for our country that these two men should be so enmeshed. But we should also be reminded – indeed, obligated – to remember our history of race and racism and the intractable shame and horrors of slavery.  In doing my own personal look-back and reflection over the weekend, I discovered a few…

In the Final Analysis

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In the final analysis, love is not this sentimental something that we talk about. It’s not merely an emotional something. Love is creative, understanding goodwill for all men. It is the refusal to defeat any individual. When you rise to the level of love, of its great beauty and power, you seek only to defeat evil systems. Individuals who happen to be caught up in that system, you love, but you seek to defeat the system. ~Martin Luther King, Jr~ Montgomery, Nov. 1957 Photo Credit: www.fold3.com

A Diffident Dream, A Modest Proposal

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On Monday, January 21, Barack Hussein Obama will again take the oath for the Office of the Presidency of the United States, having won a general election 332 to 206, with a notable 3.84% edge in the popular vote.  And to heap a sense of irony, history, even divinity on the event, it occurs on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  So then, with the President’s approval ratings high, Democratic popularity waxing and the GOP in daily and defiant self-immolation, why does a feeling of unease, querulousness, even dread grip so many in our Republic? A post-mortem on the election, Paul…