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The Last Emperor -- The Fall of Haile Selassie

ADST | Posted 10.14.2015 | World

Few could be more considered more central to the modern history of Africa's longest independent nation, Ethiopia, than Emperor Haile Selassie. Regent from 1916-1930, he became emperor of Ethiopia on November 2, 1930 and ruled for nearly 45 years.

The Forgotten Fight Against Fascism

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 08.11.2014 | Education
The Zinn Education Project

Today's texts acknowledge "blemishes" like the internment of Japanese Americans, but the texts either ignore or gloss over the fact that for almost a decade, during the earliest fascist invasions of Asia, Africa, and Europe, the Western democracies encouraged rather than fought Hitler and Mussolini, and sometimes gave them material aid.

Telling New African Stories: Afaan Publications

Kumera Genet | Posted 02.11.2014 | Black Voices
Kumera Genet

For many parents, passing on language and customs to their children is a huge concern.

A Loss of Innocence Came with JFK's Assassination

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

It has been fifty years and I keep waiting for the next Kennedy. But then I realize it is for future generations to find their own Kennedy, the person who will excite them enough to enter public service.

Canadian Compares Marion Barry To Global Dictators

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.19.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry has been called many things during his tenure as a city leader. "Crackhead" might be the ...

The Collapse of Israel's 'Periphery Doctrine': Popping Pipe(s) Turkey Dreams

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

The so-called Periphery Doctrine of forming alliance with non-Arab states in the periphery of the Middle East, with which Israel had not direct conflict, has been tossed into the dustbin of history.

Family Resistance and Resilience: Beneath the Lion's Gaze

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

The beauty of Beneath the Lion's Gaze is in how author Maaza Mengiste portrays a very real family in all its complexity and strength, along with its opposing forces of cohesion and independence.