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‘No Slavery in Australia'? These Pacific Islanders Tell a Different Story

19 hours ago   |   NY Times

The Black Lives Matter movement has offered a rare moment for the descendants of plantation laborers brought aboard ships in the 19th century to make their family histories known.
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Why Kamala Harris Matters to Me

20 hours ago   |   NY Times

As an Indian-American professor of African-American history, I am experiencing Biden's vice-presidential pick as a personal gift.
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Charleston Tourism Is Built on Southern Charm. Locals Say It's Time to Change

20 hours ago   |   NY Times

A powerful visitors' bureau has pushed the South Carolina city to the top of “best” lists by selling gentility. Critics say that has come at the expense of history and the...
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Benin city restores monuments from slave trade era

1 day ago   |   Al Jazeera

As anti-racism protests in the US and Europe grew, so did demands for the removal of statues linked to slavery - a city in West Africa is going the other way.
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Trump floats giving convention speech at Gettysburg - inflaming debate over Confederate generals

2 days ago   |   NY Daily News

Trump embraces honors for pro-slavery heros like Gen. Robert E. Lee, who led the Confederate troops fighting the Union Army at Gettysburg in 1863.
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The Christian Devotion to a White America

2 days ago   |   The New Republic

For a number of reasons, the history of American slavery has been in the news over the past year. The New York Times's 1619 Project -commemorating the 400th anniversary of the...
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The Unfinished Business of Women's Suffrage

2 days ago   |   The New Republic

Years before the Nineteenth Amendment would be ratified, Elizabeth Cady Stanton devised a history of women's suffrage. In her telling, the movement traces its origins to a...
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Black Americans fighting for equality on the frontlines of the Black Lives Matter protests explain what the movement means to them

Black Americans fighting for equality on the frontlines of the Black Lives Matter protests explain what the movement means to them

3 days ago   |   Business Insider

Polls suggest that about 15 million to 26 million people in the US have participated in recent anti-racism rallies, according to the The New York Times. Broadly speaking...
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Springfield park named after Illinois Senator could be renamed for Frederick Douglass

3 days ago   |   ABC

A Springfield Park Board member is proposing a name change for the city's Douglas Park, named for the legendary U.S. senator from Illinois, Stephen Douglas, whom research has...
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The Black, Millennial Mayor Who Tore Down His City's White Monuments

The Black, Millennial Mayor Who Tore Down His City's White Monuments

3 days ago   |   Politico

RICHMOND, Va.-At noon on June 2, more than a thousand people thronged the plaza outside city hall to hold the young mayor to account. The night before, protesters had gathered...
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Radical or moderate? President Trump paints Democratic ticket as both

Radical or moderate? President Trump paints Democratic ticket as both

President Donald Trump's campaign is struggling to define Sen. Kamala Harris, Democrat Joe Biden's newly announced running mate, alternating between claims she is too moderate... Read more ...

Let it flow: Trump Administration eases showerhead rules

Let it flow: Trump Administration eases showerhead rules

Consumer and conservation groups say the proposed changes are silly, unnecessary and wasteful. Read more ...

Authorities in North Carolina capture man accused of shooting 5-year-old boy...

Authorities in North Carolina capture man accused of shooting 5-year-old boy to death

A 5-year-old boy, Cannon Hinnant, was shot in the head while playing outside his father's home, according to his family. Read more ...

Teen awaits life-changing burn surgery after GoFundMe raises $150K cost...

Teen awaits life-changing burn surgery after GoFundMe raises $150K cost insurance wouldn't cover

This critical surgery to open Brian's airway and save his voice has been made possible by the generosity of people touched by his story. Read more ...

Radical or moderate? President Trump paints Democratic ticket as both

Radical or moderate? President Trump paints Democratic ticket as both

President Donald Trump's campaign is struggling to define Sen. Kamala Harris, Democrat Joe Biden's newly announced running mate, alternating between claims she is too moderate... Read more ...

‘Her story is America's story': Biden and Harris present united front at...

‘Her story is America's story': Biden and Harris present united front at first event together

In their first public appearance as running mates, Joe Biden lauded Kamala Harris on Wednesday as the child of “America's story” who fought for the working class and was ready... Read more ...

Biden, Harris to make unusual campaign debut in virus era

Biden, Harris to make unusual campaign debut in virus era

Joe Biden is making his first appearance with newly chosen running mate Kamala Harris on Wednesday. Read more ...

LIVE: President Trump holds news conference

LIVE: President Trump holds news conference

President Donald Trump is holding a news conference at the White House. Read more ...

Marion County sheriff forbids masks for deputies, visitors of Marion County...

Marion County sheriff forbids masks for deputies, visitors of Marion County Sheriff's Office

The sheriff of Marion County is telling his deputies and visitors to the Marion County Sheriff's Office that they are forbidden from wearing face masks. Read more ...

Avalanche score 3 third-period goals to beat Coyotes 3-0

Avalanche score 3 third-period goals to beat Coyotes 3-0

EDMONTON, Alberta - Nazem Kadri and J.T. Compher scored 10 seconds apart in the third period, Philipp Grubauer stopped 14 shots and the Colorado Avalanche opened the Stanley... Read more ...