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Murder of civil rights workers, judgment of history

“Investigation of the 1964 Murders of Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman – Case Closed.”

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Donald Trump: The treason candidate backed by hate groups

When will the leadership of the Republican Party do their duty to the nation and disavow the candidacy of the wannabe dictator known as Donald Trump?

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‘Religious freedom’ scams are especially devious

Pity the poor, put-upon anti-gay bigots.

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Our history: Civic lessons, civil rights

Sam Cooke’s early 1960s pop tune, Don’t Know Much about History, was a big hit on the charts. Unfortunately, the gospel and soul star’s lyrics also expressed a reality that still haunts American society. Just Google the phrase “don’t know much about history,” and you’ll see the breadth of the evidence that Americans of all ages are, as a group, woefully ignorant about basic facts of America’s history and its governmental structure.

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Selma and the folks at the ‘back of the line’

I wasn’t surprised that Ava DuVernay’s Selma was nearly completely snubbed for the Oscar nominations last week, as were several “White” films and White actors and directors. I never thought that, after last year’s breakthrough for 12 Years a Slave, the Oscar voting academy was going to make another powerful drama that put Black Americans at the center of American history the focus of this year’s Oscar ceremonies.

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The GOP at Captitol Hill: Chaos, control is their goal

Three events occurred in the tight confines of Capitol Hill last week that underscore the Republican Party’s extraordinary institutional decline and its responsibility for Congress fully deserving its “do-nothing” label.

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Freedom Summer: Violence and nonviolence

Fifty years ago this Monday, in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement’s Mississippi Freedom Summer project and a month after the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, a federal search party confirmed the grim belief that had coursed through the civil rights community the previous six weeks.

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Freedom Summer: Violence and nonviolence

Fifty years ago this Monday, in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement’s Mississippi Freedom Summer project and a month after the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, a federal search party confirmed the grim belief that had coursed through the civil rights community the previous six weeks.

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Flashes of déjà vu: Have I not seen these people before?

For much of this month I was experiencing flashes of déjà vu.

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GOP’s impeachment gambit, a reaction to Black achievements

Those who’ve found it difficult to connect with the racial history of post-Civil War America – when Black Americans were stripped of the citizenship rights they gained right after that conflict – should pay special attention to the national political arena now.

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