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10 Things You May Not Have Known About Frederick Douglass

Karim Gilliam | Posted 02.02.2016 | Black Voices
Karim Gilliam

Frederick Douglass is one of the most important figures in American history, but many know little about the legendary abolitionist. In honor of Black History Month let's remember or newly discover the incredible life and achievements of Frederick Douglass.

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Can Be Refuges from Homophobic Parents

Matt Baume | Posted 07.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

If you're looking for an escape, take a look at the book Trouble on Triton: An Ambiguous Heterotopia, by Samuel R. Delaney. It's a sci-fi novel set on a moon of Neptune where the freedom is near absolute.

LOOK: Rare Color Photos Of Main Street From The 1940s

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 08.31.2012 | Small Business

After recovering from the crises of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl, the spirit of human ingenuity and American entrepreneurship found a way to...

Music Biz Icon Joe Smith Donates Awesome Audio Chats

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.19.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

At age 84, Joe has lost none of his comic timing. When I reminded him of the good deed he'd done for me so long ago, he paused for a beat and said, "Yeah, I sure am a great guy, aren't I?"

Library Of Congress Employee Claims Liking Gay Group On Facebook Got Him Fired

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Library of Congress employee who claims he was fired for being gay now says it was a Facebook "like" that initially prompted the events which lead...

PHOTOS: 'Born In Slavery' Project Reveals Last Faces Of American Slavery

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 04.02.2012 | Black Voices

"Tisn't he who has stood and looked on, that can tell you what slavery is -- 'tis he who has endured," said one of the former slaves interviewed for t...

Michael Feinstein: Top-of-the-Heap Singer, Equally Important Music Archivist-Historian

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

If Michael Feinstein's American Songbook accomplishes anything -- it indisputably does -- it's that his commitment to the task of perpetuating the music is at least equal to his devotion to performing.

From The Grateful Dead to Rhythm Devils: A Conversation with Mickey Hart

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, who make up the Rhythm Devils, are on the road with a gaggle of friends.