american-history

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Celebrating Thanksgiving is celebrating racist genocide | Michael Coard

BY: - November 23, 2021

When the Pilgrims arrived on the Mayflower in 1620, they didn’t bring thanks. They didn’t even give thanks. Instead, they brought racist genocide and gave nothing.

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On being a veteran in 2021, and how we can help the veterans of tomorrow | Charles D. Allen

BY: - November 11, 2021

The Defense Department must keep the faith with military members and their families by preparing for their inevitable return to society.

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Veterans Day 2021: Dulce et Decorum Est | John L. Micek

BY: - November 11, 2021

To those among you who served, thank you from all of us at the Pennsylvania Capital-Star.

Veterans Day 2021: Philly museum will honor Black soldiers who served

BY: - November 8, 2021

The ceremony put on by the Aces Veterans Museum will feature a US Colored Troops re-enactor, a spokesperson said.

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The White Panthers: Genuine white allies in the fight against racism | Michael Coard

BY: - November 2, 2021

Dear Good White People: Keep the legacy of the WPP alive by being more than mere non-racist milquetoast liberals, and by becoming anti-racist allies.

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How Planned Parenthood v. Casey started the attack on abortion rights | Opinion

BY: - October 29, 2021

By Alison Gash Abortion rights are more vulnerable to Supreme Court reversal now than at any time since the court legalized the procedure in its landmark 1973 ruling Roe v. Wade. The court is set to weigh in on abortion restrictions from at least two states this term. The first is a Texas law effectively […]

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Country First: Let’s remember Colin Powell at his best | Dick Polman

BY: - October 25, 2021

Alas, the party that Powell wanted to be 'big enough' was already getting smaller.

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No, the Founders didn’t think ‘freedom’ meant that you could do whatever you want | Opinion

BY: - October 25, 2021

No vaccination foe, no latter-day fan of the Gadsden Flag’s “DON'T TREAD ON ME” message, would ever gain the posthumous approval of the American founders.

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Colin Powell embodied the ‘two-ness’ of the African-American experience | Opinion

BY: - October 19, 2021

A patriot and a Black man, Powell died Monday at the age of 84 from complications related to COVID-19.

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Counting everyone so everyone counts: A Census worker on what it’s like | Opinion

BY: - October 18, 2021

The Census is what America is about. It's why people leave everything they know halfway across the planet. And that’s why they stay: Not just so they can be counted, but because they count.

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Boarding schools traumatized Native Americans. Here’s one big way to make up for it | Opinion

BY: - October 14, 2021

Knowing the past and healing from it have begun, but both are far from being complete.

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The debate on Latino vs. Latinx vs. Hispanic is the song that never ends | Rebecca Rivas

BY: - October 10, 2021

Imagine trying to find a term to categorize an entire nation of people whose roots stem from Latin-American countries, which all have distinct cultures, foods and feelings about their relationship to the United States.