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The President's House Site tells the story of the paradox of liberty and enslavement in one home - and in a nation.

Oney Judge, enslaved by George Washington, made a great escape — and history | Michael Coard

BY: - May 24, 2022

This is a story that every American should know. And it's a movie Hollywood should make right now.

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Brown v. Bd of Ed never really overturned Plessy | Michael Coard

BY: - May 17, 2022

America won’t be serious until it destroys its inherent and systemic racism.

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Kenyatta Johnson, like many Black pols, is victim of racist selective prosecution | Michael Coard

BY: - April 26, 2022

When the racist, selective prosecution of Black elected officials began in 1868, it was wrong. It's still wrong today.

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Slavery never really ended because the 13th Amendment still allows it | Michael Coard

BY: - April 12, 2022

People think the 13th Amendment repealed slavery. It didn't. It just created slavery by another name.

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Attorney Cecil B. Moore raises his hand with the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Photo via Temple University Libraries

Happy 107th birthday Cecil B. Moore: The perfect role model for Black attorneys | Michael Coard

BY: - April 5, 2022

All Black attorneys know how systemically racist America is - Cecil Moore knew it, and did something about it.

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Ketanji Brown Jackson is proof all judges should be Black women | Michael Coard

BY: - March 29, 2022

If white men are the disease of America in terms of racism, misogyny, homophobia, the obvious cure is a Black woman.

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Marking a shameful anniversary & the U.S. Supreme Court’s racist failure | Michael Coard

BY: - March 1, 2022

180 years ago, the highest court in the land ordered a free Black woman and her children back into slavery. And Pa. played a role.

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Happy 185th birthday to Cheyney University: America’s first HBCU | Michael Coard

BY: - February 22, 2022

The Philadelphia institution celebrates on Feb. 25. It's not getting older - it's getting better.

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Lawyer Robert Morris fought — sometimes physically — to free the enslaved | Michael Coard

BY: - February 15, 2022

Morris wasn't the nation's first Black lawyer -- but he left a big mark on history.

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Black History Month is world history every day | Michael Coard

BY: - February 1, 2022

Africa is the cradle of humankind. And it is also the cradle of civilization.

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From critical race theory to voting rights, America’s just as racist as ever | Michael Coard

BY: - January 25, 2022

We can’t stop racist white Americans from being racist. But we can stop them from being politically powerful racist white Americans.

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From the grave, MLK’s telling white folks ‘Stop it, just stop it’ | Michael Coard

BY: - January 11, 2022

Dr. King was more than that 'I Have a Dream' speech. Much more.