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  • Periodista mexicana publica libro sobre tráfico sexual

    Periodista mexicana publica libro sobre tráfico sexual
    Luchadora por la mujer y las niñas Slavery Inc.: The Untold Story of International Sex Trafficking no es el primer libro de Lydia Cacho y con toda seguridad no será el último. Mexicana, periodista, investigadora, líder en la lucha de los derechos de...
  • Going deep: Race and the third rail

    Let's take a stroll along the third rail of American culture, shall we? We can follow it straight into the grocery store, where Joy DeGruy and her sister-in-law are standing at the checkout line. The sister-in-law, who is biracial but looks white,...
  • Heard on the Fourth of July -- from Frederick Douglass to Ronald Reagan

     Heard on the Fourth of July -- from Frederick Douglass to Ronald Reagan
    Each year on July 4, Americans celebrate the nation's founding with picnics, fireworks, music and speechifying. Noah Remnick compiled these excerpts from notable Fourth of July speeches: Frederick Douglass, Rochester, N.Y., 1852 What, to the...
  • WATCH: First Trailer for Jimi Hendrix Biopic 'Jimi: All Is By My Side,' Starring Andre Benjamin

    XLrator Media has released the first trailer for "Jimi: All Is by My Side," starring Andre Benjamin. The film opens Sept. 26. Oscar-winning "12 Years a Slave" writer John Ridley directed the Jimi Hendrix biopic from his own script. "You want things to...
  • Violent crime in black neighborhoods price of debts unpaid

    Violent crime in black neighborhoods price of debts unpaid
    In 2014, Chicago is more than a city name; it's a metaphor for urban perplexity. The word simultaneously evokes a glittering urban sky-scrape of festive commercialism and a fetid, murderous underbelly. More than a tale of two cities, those contradictory...
  • Misconceptions about American independence

    Misconceptions about American independence
    You learned in school about what happened in July 1776 and think you have a good handle on events surrounding American independence from Britain. Right? Well, if you think that was the day that America's independence was declared by the Continental...
  • Review: 'Freedom's Ballot' by Margaret Garb

    Review: 'Freedom's Ballot' by Margaret Garb
    Historians write to illuminate our shared past, to explicate the forces that shape our present. But successive historical narratives also can create a series of veils, distancing the past from the present. The more recent dominates our thoughts. The...
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  • Three books on the revolutions that America's uprising helped spawn

    Three books on the revolutions that America's uprising helped spawn
    One of my favorite lines about American history comes from a French Canadian movie. It’s in “The Barbarian Invasions” and it is spoken by a left-wing Canadian history professor who is dying. He takes a moment to marvel at the all-star...
  • John Ridley on ABC's 'American Crime': 'They Told Me to Be Bold'

    John Ridley, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of "12 Years a Slave," definitely has "a lot going on" currently -- and an announcement Tuesday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour put even more attention on the scribe. ABC Entertainment Group...
  • Brazilian son of ex-slave may be world's oldest person

    A Brazilian rest home for the elderly believes it may be home to the world's oldest person, a former agricultural laborer born in a runaway slave community, who is identified in documents stating he was born 126 years ago at a time when Brazil still had...
  • Cycling trip part adventure, part philanthropy

    Cycling trip part adventure, part philanthropy
    Four freshly-minted Trinity International University graduates are combining the desire for an end-of-college adventure with the more serious mission of raising money and awareness of the scourge of human trafficking as they bicycle from Deerfield to...