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Australia Day, a day of mourning for Aboriginals

Australia Day, a day of mourning for Aboriginals “Australia Day is a date linked to whiteness, colonialism and perpetuating the myth that Aboriginal people don’t belong in this country, so it is important that we always resist that”

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León Viejo II ~ Nicaragua’s first Unesco World Heritage Site. Burried and lost for over 300 years, this was Nicaragua’s first capital. Founded in 1824, the town was completely buried under ash in 1610, when nearby volcán Momotombo erupted. The … Continue reading

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New history books in Texas downplay slavery’s role in Civil War, omit KKK and Jim Crow laws

New history books in Texas downplay slavery’s role in Civil War, omit KKK and Jim Crow laws Blacked out through whitewash! I really, really wonder about some states in this so-called “union” of ours.

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I just think it’s funny that we are told to remember this day, and remember this event in American history. Which when they are culturally important, we probably should. But when it comes to slavery, or the genocide of Indigenous … Continue reading

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African resistance and rebellion: The other side of World War I

African resistance and rebellion: The other side of World War I Why does the resistance of Africans to Europe’s ‘Great War’ remain so absent from the collective consciousness of African and non-African citizens alike? Selective memory of Africans role in … Continue reading

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Los Angeles’s Union Station is celebrating its 75th anniversary this month! A building that has hardly changed since serving its first passengers in May 1939. After decades of planning and civic debate dating back to 1910, ground finally broke on … Continue reading

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Untold History: More Than a Quarter of U.S. Presidents Were Involved in Slavery, Human Trafficking

Untold History: More Than a Quarter of U.S. Presidents Were Involved in Slavery, Human Trafficking As the country marks Presidents€™ Day, we turn to an aspect of U.S. history that is often missed: the complicity of American presidents with slavery. … Continue reading

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Typically when it comes to the subject of the cold war, the U.S. is always painted in a positive light, after all we were “the good guys,” right? And the Soviet Union was an “evil empire?” However, if you have … Continue reading

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