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See the Liberty Bell up Close
ABC News' Charli James tours the Liberty Bell with National Park Service Ranger, Larry McClenney.
Jay Z Releases Song About Police Brutality: 'I'm Saddened and Disappointed in THIS America'
About a year ago, Jay Z started working on a song about police brutality but never finished it. In the week of recent events, he decided to release it. The track is available on Tidal to subscribers and non-subscribers. "[My colleague] told me I should drop it when Mike Brown died, sadly I told
This one's for you, Baylor boosters who want Art Briles back
Baylor interim president David Garland acknowledged this week that a few key donors have called for the reinstatement of Art Briles . What in the great hell could those boosters be thinking? Let's imagine what such an appeal might look like. Dear Baylor Board of Regents, Look, we took all that
Politicians Turn To Historic Bibles As They Take Oath Of Office
As Attorney General Loretta Lynch was sworn in Wednesday, she took her oath of office with the help of a little piece of history. Lynch was sworn in using a bible once belonging to abolitionist Frederick Douglass . The book was given to Douglass as a gift from members of the Metropolitan AME Church
Black History Month: Viral Photo Campaign Envisions Kids as Their Heroes
A viral ad campaign is empowering young black kids one photo at a time. Photographer Eunique Jones Gibson is dressing up little kids as their heroes and role models for her photo campaign, " Because of Them We Can ," to celebrate black history month . The project, which has expanded from Facebook
Kids' Guide to Washington, D.C.
What would he think of us now? As we celebrate the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Black History Month in February and the upcoming 50th anniversary of the march to Selma in March - commemorated in the new much-lauded film - that led to the passage later that same year of the Voting Rights
Kobe Bryant's colorblindness
When assessing Kobe Bryant 's latest hey-look-at-me ploy for mainstream acceptance and popularity, facts matter. If you remove contextual facts, Kobe's condescending lecture to African-Americans and the Miami Heat regarding the Trayvon Martin case sounds like promotion of Dr. Martin Luther King's
Obama: Economic Opportunity Is 2nd Dimension of MLK's Dream
The president discusses the civil rights movement and challenges that America still faces today.
This Week in History
From Mickey Mouse to the Moon, Check Out What Happened This Week in History:
Gay Rights and Immigration Parallel Past Rights Struggles
Immigration reform is moving forward in Congress, but it will almost certainly leave one group behind: same-sex couples. It's a collision of two movements: immigrant and LGBT rights. This isn't the first time something like this has happened, but we'll get back to that in a second. Here's how the