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Bernie Delegates Locked Out in Philly? Remember the Mississippi Freedom Party 1964 Democratic Convention (VIDEO)

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The Waving Woman of 9-11

Edna has been called the most photographed victim of 9-11 and posts about her appear to be limitless.

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#SaveMarinaJoyce

Over the past year, Marina Joyce has been under scrutiny for what some believe is a change of behavior. Rumors of drug use, possible physical abuse by a friend or lover is surfacing as well as the suggestion that she has been kidnapped.

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Bernie Delegates Locked Out in Philly? Remember the Mississippi Freedom Party 1964 Democratic Convention (VIDEO)

“There is one thing you have got to learn about our movement. Three people are better than no people.” ~ Fannie Lou Hamer

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Ironies and Paradoxes about Gun Laws and Ownership in the U.S.

Another paradox is the Second Amendment. Guns have changed quite a bit since the 18th Century when the Bill of Rights was ratified. Back then, guns took time to load and pistols were only accurate at close range.

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Shirley Sherrod says Kiss My Non-Racist BeeHind

So on the day she was “fired” (asked to resign by USDA Deputy Under Secretary Cheryl Cook after a series of phone calls telling her to pull over and write her resignation on her Blackberry

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I Wish I Could Follow my own Convictions

Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) is one of my favorite subjects because she was a paradox in the truest form – ‘practice what I preach, not what I do.’ She was the second of six children born in London. Her father was a violent drunk. Her mother was reportedly so submissive, Mary took on the stronger maternal […]

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My Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Joke

The Pope goes to New York. He is picked up at the airport by a limousine. He looks at the beautiful car and says to the driver, “You know, I hardly ever get to drive. Would you please let me?”

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We Remember: Serena Shim Sacrificed her Life to Tell their Stories

I tease Millennials because of their collective angst about anything that appears to be uncomfortable – constructive criticism, awards where only the top talent is honored and jobs that require daily routine and painful monotony. My generation simply responds to our kids – “Do something else!” – met with an excuse and a shrug. Today’s young […]

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15 Minutes of Fame in 15 Months

Annie Londonderry, that she made a wager of $5000 that she would bike around the world in 15 months.

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The Power of a Dream

In 1967, dancer Marta Beckett (1924) and her husband of five years were touring in California and decided to spend a few days camping in Death Valley. A fateful flat tire sent them to the desolate town of Death Valley Junction, where, from the 1920s t…o the 1940s, it served as the headquarters of the […]

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We Believe Betsy Ross

In March 1870, William Canby, the grandson of seamstress Betsy Ross submitted a paper to the Pennsylvania Historical Society recounting a secret meeting by Continental Congress representatives – George Washington, Robert Morris and Colonel George Ross in 1776 – asking Betsy to sew a newly designed flag for the colonies. However, she has never been […]

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Exceptional Woman Disses? You Decide.

d Marion Mahony Griffin, the first women licensed architect worked as an employee to Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright would later disparage Mahony’s contribution. She tells of Wright ordering a series of sketches from her resulting in “a revolutionary design…” which she later saw Wright claim as his own as he resold it to a later […]

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The Sad Truth about Sacagawea

The truth about Sacagawea is instead the story of a young teenager, forced into slavery and marriage at just 13 by a Canadian trapper, Toussaint Charbonneau, who purchased her from the Hidatsa tribe after she was kidnapped along with four other girls a year earlier from the Shoshone tribe where her father was chief.

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WHEN WOMEN MEANT IT: Killed by the King’s Horse for Women’s Rights

At one time or another, many of us have had a friend like Emily Wilding Davison.

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Seneca Falls Convention’s 11 Resolutions

Seneca Falls 11 Resolutions at written by Stanton.  #9, asking for women’s suffrage challenged even Mott, “Why, Lizzie, thee will make us ridiculous.” Stanton refused to submit. “But I persisted, for I saw clearly that the power to make the laws was the right through which all other rights could be secured.” Former slave Frederick […]

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