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Black History

Honoring Dr. Carter Woodson, the father of Black History

Dr. Woodson realized that the history of African-Americans had been distorted, ignored, or was missing entirely from U.S. history texts as he progressed through school, and determined to take responsibility for the history of his people.

Michael Brown wasn’t killed by white supremacy

OCALA, Fla., August 18, 2014 — The Saturday before last, Michael Brown swiped several cigars from a convenience store counter, passing much of his spoils to friend Dorian Johnson. At first, the far older clerk was distracted. He picked up on the theft, though, and rushed to the customers’ aisle where Brown and Johnson were ...

Michael Brown makes us take a closer look at black America

OCALA, Fla., August 14, 2014 — The St. Louis suburb of Ferguson has become a flash point for our country’s debate about race relations. The trouble started after unarmed black eighteen-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer. The incident took place just after noon on Saturday. Since Sunday, there have been an ...

Michael Brown is not Trayvon Martin

OCALA, Fla., August 7, 2014 — The police shooting of eighteen-year-old Michael Brown has invoked memories of Trayvon Martin. While Martin was shot about forty minutes north of Orlando, and Brown in a less-than-fashionable suburb of St. Louis, both were of similar age, unarmed, and, needless to mention, black. None of those who shot them ...

Rwandan King Kigeli dreams of a better future

OCALA, Fla., April 14, 2014 — Even for King Kiegeli V, life can be lonely at times. Most often when people say this, they are referring to a lost personal relationship. What about when one is evicted from his country, though? Can there be anything more lonely than forcibly leaving the land where you were ...