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Trump: In the Tall Shadow of Andrew Jackson

Paul J. Croce | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Paul J. Croce

"Indian Fighter," general, and slaveholder President Andrew Jackson has been bumped to the back of the $20 bill, but his leadership style and outlook ...

A GOP Congressman Wants To Defund The Harriet Tubman $20. Really.

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 06.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) has filed legislation that would block the U.S. Treasury Department from putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill...

Trump Intent on Repeating the Horrors of History

Harlow Giles Unger | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Harlow Giles Unger

With threats to deport illegal aliens and bar Muslims from entering the nation, Donald Trump appears intent on repeating some of the worst horrors in ...

The 11 Most Racist U.S. Presidents

Ibram X. Kendi | Posted 05.27.2016 | Black Voices
Ibram X. Kendi

He certainly would face a substantial amount of competition on the racist front. There have been many frightfully racist U.S. presidents in American history. Here are the 11 most racist U.S. presidents of all time.

Elizabeth Warren's Veep Audition

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Is Senator Elizabeth Warren actively auditioning for the role of Hillary Clinton's vice presidential pick? At this point, it's rather hard to come to any other conclusion, since Warren has been so outspoken of late on the subject of how horrible Donald Trump would be as president.

What Would George Washington Do?

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

What we observe today with Donald Trump as a nominee, and Mitch McConnell obstructing our Constitution by blocking Obama's candidate for the Supreme Court, is an echo of past times in which our country has seen the ugly side of ideological extremism.

Determination, Leadership and Fearlessness: The Lesson of Harriet Tubman

Debra Walton | Posted 05.13.2016 | Women
Debra Walton

In the annals of women who have had a major impact on the world, not many can match the achievements of Harriet Tubman. Born a slave in Maryland in 1822, she was multitasking before the term was invented.

We Cannot Put a Slaveholder on Harriet Tubman's Back

Ibram X. Kendi | Posted 05.11.2016 | Black Voices
Ibram X. Kendi

Did the treasurers really think about what it would it would look like, what it would symbolize if they put Jackson on Tubman's back?

It's Complicated: On Tubman, Race, and Progress in America

Michael W. Waters | Posted 04.26.2016 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

As I witness another family in line at the grocery store wrestling with hard decisions in the checkout line, seeking to determine what items they must leave at the store because they cannot afford it all, I will question whether or not this is the freedom Harriet Tubman fought for.

The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: We Remember Prince and His Legacy, Plus the GOP Versus Harriet Tubman

Bob Cesca | Posted 04.22.2016 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Today's topics include: We Remember Prince and His Legacy; The Music of Generation X; Obama's Statement on Prince; Harriet Tubman to Replace Andrew Jackson on the Twenty; Conservatives Respond and more.

Who was the first woman depicted on American currency?

The Conversation US | Posted 05.04.2016 | Women
The Conversation US

Harcourt Fuller, Georgia State University When the Treasury Department announced last June that a woman would grace the vignette of a newly designe...

Ben Carson Tells Harriet Tubman to Take a Hike (VIDEO)

Meredith Masony | Posted 04.22.2016 | Politics
Meredith Masony

How is placing Harriet Tubman on the twenty dollar bill a slap in the face to Andrew Jackson? The man was a genocidal slave owner who had a gambling problem.

Tubman Selection Is Right on the Money

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 04.25.2016 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

She was an agitator. She was a subversive. She used the tools of social change to improve America. She fought for the little guy against the strong guy. And she was willing to put herself at great risk to ensure justice for others.

14 Perfect Responses To People Who Want Harriet Tubman To Smile

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 04.21.2016 | Women

Apparently women can't ever escape commentary on their facial expressions -- even when they've been dead for more than a century. Yesterday, it was a...

Why the New $20 Bill Matters

Edward T. O'Donnell | Posted 04.21.2016 | Politics
Edward T. O'Donnell

Wednesday's announcement by the United States Treasury Department that Harriet Tubman, escaped slave and abolitionist, would replace President Andrew ...

The Crusade Against Political Correctness Shows Its True Colors

John Compton | Posted 04.21.2016 | Politics
John Compton

The implicit message was this: It's fine to honor women or minorities, but not if this means dethroning a white male President from a widely used denomination, or even engaging in a serious debate about the moral legacy of the nation's early leaders.

Donald Trump Isn't Happy That Harriet Tubman Is Replacing Andrew Jackson On The $20

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 04.21.2016 | Politics

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump says it's "pure political correctness" to replace former President Andrew Jackson with abolitionist Harri...

Now We Can Get Paid Slave Wages With Slave Twenties

Marty Rudoy | Posted 04.21.2016 | Comedy
Marty Rudoy

Speculation had been that a woman would replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill, but Hamilton is now a Broadway star, and Jackson has no current representation.

Ben Carson Hates To See Genocidal Slave Owner Andrew Jackson Replaced On The $20 Bill

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has a pretty terrible suggestion for how to get a woman on U.S. currency without bumping Andrew Jackson from the $20 b...

Here's My VOTE for the $20: Eleanor Roosevelt

Alexia Parks | Posted 04.19.2016 | Women
Alexia Parks

Imagine if our money carried positive, uplifting messages such as: "Be Authentic!" "Go Lead Something!" I think Eleanor Roosevelt would welcome this

It May Be More Than A Decade Before We See A Woman On The Front Of A U.S. Bill

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics

This week's anticipated victory for groups pushing the U.S. Treasury to put a woman's picture on the $20 bill was soured by news that the wait might s...

Make America Great Again, My Ass.

Pat LaMarche | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics
Pat LaMarche

You may recognize Donald Trump's campaign slogan, Make America Great Again. But what he really means by reinvigorating xenophobia, racism, classism, a...

Anti-Slavery Hamilton May Get To Stay On The $10 Bill While Genocidal Slaver Jackson Gets Pushed Off The $20

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.17.2016 | Politics

On Saturday, CNN reported that Treasury Secretary Jack Lew was planning to announce that rather than replacing Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill, the...

Andrew Jackson To Be Taken Off The $20 Bill

CNN Money | Chloe Angyal | Posted 04.17.2016 | Politics

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is expected to announce this week that Alexander Hamilton's face will remain on the front of the $10 bill and a woman will...

Poet Perfectly Breaks Down The Erasure Of Black People In U.S. History

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 03.25.2016 | Black Voices

Poet Clint Smith III takes a critical look at the Founding Fathers' role in oppressing black people in his latest poem entitled "History Reconsidered....