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“Birth of a Movement”, PBS Documentary on William Monroe Trotter and his Protest of Original “The Birth of a Nation”, Premieres Feb. 6

(Image via boston.eventful.com) Birth of a Movement, a documentary about African-American newspaper editor William Monroe Trotter‘s 1915 battle against America’s first blockbuster movie – D.W. Griffith‘s infamous The Birth of a Nation – will have its broadcast premiere Feb 6, 2017 on Independent Lens/PBS. Source link

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The Republicans’ trillion-dollar Obamacare repeal scam

CBO has found that repealing Obamacare increases the national debt…unless you don’t repeal all of it. Congressional Republicans have been playing this shell game since before the Affordable Care Act became the law of the land. From its earliest estimates in 2009, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has always …

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Using populist Trump against GOP Trump

Trump’s campaign was built on fighting for “the little guy” Trump spoke about many things during his campaign but the one that seemed to resonate the most with folks I know is that he was gonna fight for “the little guy.” Forget that he was probably lying, and bear with …

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Pauli Murray: The Episcopal saint who fought Jim and Jane Crow

In Brittney Cooper’s piece for Salon titled “Black, queer, feminist, erased from history: Meet the most important legal scholar you’ve likely never heard of,“ she wrote: Pauli Murray is one of the most pivotal figures in 20th century African-American civil rights history, but beyond academic circles, she is not very well known. In …

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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: the waiting season

For 15 years running, Hillary Clinton has topped the charts as the most respected woman in America. But assuming that Secretary Clinton chooses to call it a day on her political career, it would be easy to select a name for the top of the 2017 chart. Leonard Pitts is …

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