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Christopher Columbus

Indigenous People's Day

Yasmina Blackburn | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics
Yasmina Blackburn

My kids are sleeping in this morning in honor of Columbus Day. When they wake up, I'm going to give them a history lesson before we embark to the pumpkin patch for some fall, family bonding time. I'm going to remind them that this country was built on genocide.

Happy Columbus Day! Let's Live Just As Columbus Did!

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.12.2015 | Comedy

Happy Columbus Day! Take that greeting as you want. Take anything you want! That's what Columbus Day is all about! Vine created by Alyssa Sp...

People Claiming #ColumbusWasAHero Are On The Wrong Side Of History

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 10.13.2015 | Latino Voices

Christopher Columbus was a cruel colonizer who enslaved thousands of people and decimated the native populations he met. He killed, raped and plundere...

Native American Activists Ramp Up Push To Rebrand Columbus Day

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.11.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK, Oct 9 (Reuters) - About four miles from the world's largest Christopher Columbus parade in midtown Manhattan on Monday, hundreds of Native ...

Some Places Are Celebrating A Different Holiday On Columbus Day

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics

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Student Newspaper Is Sorry For Op-Ed Claiming Native Americans Should Be Thankful

AP | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.07.2015 | College

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- The Brown University campus newspaper apologized Wednesday after publishing what it says were two "deeply hurtful" and racis...

Silenced Again: Native Americans Insulted after Pope Francis Makes Junípero Serra a Saint

Tara Houska | Posted 10.02.2015 | Religion
Tara Houska

It was with great sadness that many throughout Indian country watched last Wednesday's canonization of Junípero Serra. Billed as a historic moment in which the pope elevated the first Hispanic priest to sainthood on U.S. soil; Serra's controversial background was largely overlooked.

Julia Craven

Political Activists Throw Blood Back In Christopher Columbus' Face | Julia Craven | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

Someone threw red paint on a statue of Christopher Columbus in Boston on Wednesday and spray-painted it with the phrase “Black Lives Matter" -- the ...

Susan Lizotte: Blood & Treasure

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 06.08.2015 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

In her latest body of work, the curious and expansive series Mercury, painter Susan Lizotte both mines and mimics history to construct a poignant and eccentric allegory for the present day.

The Word 'Queer' Is Only Offensive If You're a Jerk

Sidney Chase | Posted 04.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Sidney Chase

The word "queer" is one that still puzzles many minds today, depending on the context, as it is used now as an umbrella term for a staggeringly diverse community, one that becomes more so every day. However, for non-queer persons, one question remains: "When am I allowed to use the word 'queer'?"

Columbus Day Is Done. Can We Talk?

Janus Adams | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Janus Adams

We can honor Italians for their music, their culture, the unsurpassed art and phenomenal food. But, does it really harm those who would do so if we also respect the Pietro Alonzo Ninos, Norsemen -- and (Ms.) Freydises too?

Taking the Columbus Out of Columbus Day

Rev. David Felten | Posted 12.13.2014 | Religion
Rev. David Felten

It's long overdue that more of us get serious about doing something different with Columbus Day.

Meatless Monday: Columbus Discovers The Living Planet

Ellen Kanner | Posted 12.13.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Today is Columbus Day, when we mark the date when Christopher Columbus came to America. He did not "discover" it, he got it wrong -- he thought he was...

India Inside: Astonishing Tales of How the United States and India Are Intertwined

Gunjan Bagla | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business
Gunjan Bagla

As Washington prepares for a historic visit by India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 29, many are unaware of the histories of these two free economies, which have been delicately intertwined for more than 500 years.

Saintly Sagas of the Caribbean

Bob Schulman | Posted 10.12.2014 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Check out a map of the Caribbean and you'll find a dozen or so islands named after saints. That's because Columbus was fond of matching up the day he came across a new island with the feast days of the various saints.

Forget Punta Cana; Visit DR's Five-Century-Old Colonial City

Pam Grout | Posted 07.28.2014 | Travel
Pam Grout

Christopher Columbus, who made four trips to the New World, had his pick of beautiful locales. Although Ferdinand and Isabella, his benefactors, trie...

Lothar Baumgarten: Culture and Nature

Elizabeth Sobieski | Posted 06.24.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Sobieski

Cerebral and conceptual, yet surprisingly sensual and often exquisite, the work of Lothar Baumgarten resists categorization.

Presidents Day?

Adam Dubowsky | Posted 04.19.2014 | Comedy
Adam Dubowsky

It's Presidents Day! The day we celebrate our founding fathers the way they would've wanted -- by giving 10 percent off all appliances $397 or more at...

Meatless Monday: Spice Me Up for Christmas

Ellen Kanner | Posted 02.22.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

If the idea of anything other than a white Christmas seems strange, spend Christmas in the islands -- they love it there, decorating lavishly, yet tro...

Why Thanksgiving Is My Least Favorite Holiday

Tammy Bleck | Posted 01.24.2014 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

To say that Thanksgiving is my least favorite holiday would be the understatement of the year. I am clearly not a fan. I don't know how much of this attitude comes from my age (I'm over 40. Fine. I'm 60) and how much comes from experience and wisdom. I'm going to go with experience and wisdom here.

Average Americans Don't Know This MAJOR Fact

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 10.15.2013 | Comedy

Most of us learned that Christopher Columbus discovered America before reaching double digits. But as Jimmy Kimmel learns, plenty of Americans forgot ...

These Are The Only Two Places In The U.S. Christopher Columbus Visited

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.14.2013 | Latino Voices

Today is Christopher Columbus day, though you may be among those who agree with Los Fabulosos Cadillacs that "there's nothing to celebrate." Thoug...

These Hilarious Columbus Day Memes Will Make Your Day

Posted 10.14.2013 | Black Voices

It's Columbus Day! You know that holiday we celebrate in honor of the first man to discover America, even though Columbus was not, in fact, the first ...

Was Christopher Columbus Alone in Thinking That the World Was Spherical?

Quora | Posted 12.13.2013 | Science

No, he wasn't. In fact, the idea that anyone in his time believed the earth was flat is a complete fiction, invented in 1828.

EXCLUSIVE: Christopher Columbus's NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN Captain's Logs

Rob Kutner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Rob Kutner

Day 4: The boatswain is beginning to suspect that I have no freaking clue where India is. Or how to pronounce "boatswain."