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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.

HUFFPOLLSTER: Ted Cruz Is Now An Establishment Candidate To Most GOP Voters

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 04.22.2016 | Politics

Republicans no longer think of Ted Cruz as an outsider. Latinos are eager to take to the polls to vote against Donald Trump in 2016. And Trump support...

Meet The Women Going On The Back Of The $10 Bill

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.22.2016 | Women

The $20 bill isn't the only banknote set to get a feminist makeover. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced Wednesday that in addition to replacing And...

Harriet Tubman VS. Abraham Lincoln

William Duggan | Posted 04.21.2016 | Impact
William Duggan

The North was overwhelmingly against slavery and opposed its spread to the West, but did not favor ending slavery in the South by force. The Underground Railroad changed that.

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...

Harriet Tubman - Her Money, Your Money and the $20 Bill

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 04.21.2016 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

Harriet Tubman chuckling in heaven. That's what I'd like to think as her response to the news that her face will grace the front of our new twenty dol...

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.

Colbert Couldn't Be More Excited For Harriet Tubman To Be On The $20 Bill

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 04.21.2016 | Comedy

After many, many (many x 400) years, the United States currency will finally feature an African-American, and the first woman in more than a century, ...

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.

The Little-Known Reason Why Harriet Tubman On The $20 Bill Is So Significant

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 04.21.2016 | Black Voices

Harriet Tubman made black history again on Wednesday when it was reported that she will replace former President Andrew Jackson on the front of the $2...

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...

Black Twitter Is Freaking Out Over Harriet Tubman On The $20 Bill

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 04.21.2016 | Black Voices

So, it's really happening. On Wednesday, the US Treasury announced that Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, with some reports ...

Harriet Tubman To Replace Andrew Jackson On $20 Bill

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.21.2016 | Politics

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced Wednesday that Harriet Tubman will replace former President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. In a call with repor...

A Street Artist Celebrates Black History One Portrait At A Time

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 03.30.2016 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Funded from his own pocket, 34-year-old Mel Waters devised the project for himself and executed it on city walls (and one delivery truck) to pay tribute to famous African Americans during Black History Month.

5 Lessons From Harriet Tubman in Honor of Black History Month

Sue Shanahan | Posted 02.25.2016 | Women
Sue Shanahan

Studying Harriet Tubman's life has made me a believer in praying for help. When I first began to follow her example, I had a difficult time discerning the guidance coming my way. Yet it's still possible for us to learn how to hear and carry out the internal guidance we receive.

This Clothing Line Honors Black Intellects With Their Own Fictional College

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 02.24.2016 | Black Voices

One clothing company is honoring a few of black history's greats by giving them their own fictional universities modeled after their works. Philadel...

The Other Washington

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Traces of this other Washington are everywhere. As the new capital was rising from former woods and swampland, slaves labored on many of its buildings, including the White House and the Capitol.

Nurturing The Young Social Justice Writer

Christine Stoddard | Posted 02.09.2016 | Impact
Christine Stoddard

While the other girls wrote about princesses and high school Queen Bees, Emily* wrote about Harriet Tubman. Her first piece in the week-long creative writing workshop began as an academic essay, but ended up being creative non-fiction.

What Now? Optimism and Action

Ginny Sassaman | Posted 12.09.2015 | Impact
Ginny Sassaman

No one should ever conflate non-violent protest -- no matter how creative or playful -- with a lack of grit or determination. Still, what can you do? The options are endless.

Harriet Tubman, Unlikely Patriot and American Icon

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.05.2015 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

Who'd have thought that words such as "hot" or "trending" would refer to Harriet Tubman? Yet, there they are. Hers may be the face that boots Hamilton from the ten dollar bill, and her words graced Viola Davis' historic Emmy speech.