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  • The Union as it was
    Obama in Iraq reminiscent of Andrew Johnson's Reconstruction
    Stability in Iraq is floundering. El Qaeda has taken Fallujah and other towns in the vicinity. The country was stabilized prior to President Obama’s election. However, for political reasons, he allowed the country to fall into anarchy....
  • Adrian Peterson
    New ACL reconstruction method may lead to better recovery
    Football fans cringe when they hear the term “anterior cruciate ligament,” or “ACL.” They know that when they hear that term it is usually due to an athlete tearing their ACL, which in almost all cases is a season-ending...
  • 37th Street bridge on bike trail
    Hank Aaron trail closures, improvements, accompany rebuild of Zoo Interchange
    The Hank Aaron State Trail running east and west through the middle of Milwaukee is becoming a commuter route from as far as New Berlin, but representatives from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Wisconsin Department of Transportation ...
  • Great Ideas: Ocean Grove
    Great idea: buy a board and let's get this show on the road!
    The Historic town of Ocean Grove is now asking for donations from the town's residents and anyone else listening, to help with the costs of building backthe boardwalk so it can be ready on time for Memorial Day.Since Ocean Grove is governed by...
  • Frederick Douglass
    Frederick Douglass’s role in Reconstruction
    The Civil War was over. General Robert E. Lee officially surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox and now the Negroes were no longer slaves – physically. Though the Emancipation Proclamation provided them freedom, there was much...
  • NYTimes: New senator a token black
    The NYTimes' plantation mentality
    The NYTimes'bigotry is in full display in this op-ed:WHEN Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina announced on Monday that she would name Representative Tim Scott to the Senate, it seemed like another milestone for African-Americans. Mr. Scott will...
  • 15. James Buchanan
    Presidential failures: Pierce, Buchanan, and Johnson
    Only three presidents have been complete failures. These men undermined the country with their policies resulting in a century of strife. Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan’s weakness led to the Civil War. Andrew Johnson’s...
  • Joseph Rainey
    Joseph Hayne Rainey was the first black member of the U.S. House
    Born a slave on June 21, 1832 in Georgetown, South Carolina, Joseph Hayne Rainey was the son of Edward L. and Grace Rainey. Joseph’s racial nationality was a mixture of African and French. Edward worked as a barber, having obtained...
  • Old Negro (former slave) with horn with which slaves were called.
    Contemplate significance of early freedoms
    Looking at some of the most cherished freedoms experienced by freedmen can help those today begin to understand the significance of emancipation. There was an early struggle to keep the former slave owners from placing restrictions on the future...
  • From slavery to dentistry to politics
    From slavery to dentistry to politics
    If you diligently search the annals of history, you will discover many stories of blacks who became highly resourceful and literate well before the start of the Civil War. These individuals also spent their lives helping to lift other members of...
  • Suzanne Somers at Fox LA Google+ Hangout
    ‪Suzanne Somers‬ discusses regrowing her breast (FDA-trial) after lumpectomy
    Suzanne Somers‬is best know asChrissy SnowinThree's Company, sex symbol, and in recent years an advocate for alternative medical treatments. This Calgary Canada-basedreporter has the pleasure of chatting withSomers‬in a Fox LA Google+ Hangout...
  • Richmond's capital building
    Two mayors for Richmond- Part 2
    The political climate in Richmond was reminiscent of a comic-opera at times. Chahoon and his followers had been pushed on up to the top floor of the Market House, and quickly realized they had no food.A message was sent to Brevet Major General...
  • Kanawha Canal
    Two mayors for Richmond- Part 1
    The Civil War was over, and January 1870 arrived withcold winds and evencolder relations building up like snowdrifts between the conservative Southern Democrats of Virginia and the more volatile Reconstructionists sent to ease her way back into...
  • KKK Family Portrait
    The Most Racist Election in American History
    The Civil War severely weakened the Democratic Party. The party controlled the Old South and was blamed for the war and bloodshed. However, theDemocrats fielded a presidential candidate in 1864 losing to Lincoln. Four years later, the Democratic...
  • Clearing the Way for Humanitarian Aid in Afghanistan
    What a simple road can mean in Afghanistan
    In Afghanistan, getting food to the hungry is challenging enough when you consider the conflict and instability there. A United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) flight crew recently noticed something unusual in their aircraft. They had...