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Book Review: ‘Forgotten, The Untold Story of D-Day’s Black Heroes, at Home and at War’ by Linda Hervieux


In 'Forgotten,' Hervieus tells the story of this group of freedom fighters as she also imbues the work with the tensions of the racial politics of the time as well as the human bravery for a group fighting for freedom and for many giving up their lives for something they had yet to earn for themselves. Read More »

The Funeral

Birthday celebration

"I'm tired of preaching funeral sermons about dead people who have never lived to dead people who have never lived," said Reverend Ledbetter. Read More »

White Youth Corps Against Bigotry


There need to be regiments of young white people coalescing into squadrons of anti-racism reformers to modernize and re-educate white racists. Read More »

Graphic Novel Review: ‘March’ Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell


The U.S. congressman and civil rights activist recalls the early days of the movement through a striking graphic novel. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘The Butler’

Field Workers

The Butler follows one man's journey from survival to understanding as he transitions from the cotton field to The White House. Read More »

SOTU: Will Obama Take Responsibility for Drone War Outrage?

What the president wants to talk about tonight is a far cry from the real dangers to this nation which he should face up to. Read More »

Federal Court Blocks Indefinite Military Detention in the NDAA

If they had any shame, after reading the ruling against indefinite military detention in the NDAA, legislators who voted for the bill would resign. Read More »

Book Review: Guest of Honor: Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and the White House Dinner That Shocked a Nation by Deborah Davis

The country woke up to a shock on October 16, 1901 upon the news that President Theodore Roosevelt had invited Booker T. Washington to have dinner with the First Family. Read More »

TV Review: Man Men – “A Little Kiss”

Mad Men's return has some stellar moments ("Zou Bisou Bisou"), but is not as big, story wise, as expected. Read More »

Two Men, One City, and a World of Human Failings

An overlooked perspective on Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman and the spirit of a struggling city. Read More »