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Gun Used In Assassination Attempt On Gov. George Wallace Being Auctioned

AP | KIM CHANDLER | Posted 12.06.2014 | Weird News

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Illinois auction house is selling the revolver that almost killed former Alabama Gov. George Wallace in a 1972 assassinat...

Every Republican Must Answer: Has Barack Obama Really Been Waging a 'War on Whites'?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Mo Brooks is a hateful demagogue of the lowest order. That we know. What we don't know is this: Are there any Republicans out there willing to stand up and reject his hate?

Clinton-Warren for Change

Brent Budowsky | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

If a ticket of two women offers economic revival and transformational change based on financial justice championed by Pope Francis, the most popular figure on the world stage, support from women would be stratospheric and many men would join them.

Shelly Sterling's Possible Takeover Bid: Is She Channeling Lurleen Wallace?

Michael Russnow | Posted 07.09.2014 | Los Angeles
Michael Russnow

Well, who would'a thunk? No one anticipated that he'd enlist his wife Shelly to essentially take the role of Lurleen Wallace in order to keep the team in the family.

Looking Back on the Year of JFK and MLK, and On to Another Year of Exhaustive Storytelling

Chris Benson | Posted 03.10.2014 | Media
Chris Benson

Media leadership is vital, too, in breaking out of the echo chamber of the 24-7 news cycle. Enterprise, curiosity, critical assessment form the path to the enriching untold story.

George Wallace's Best Friend Might Surprise You

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

When you can call one of the world's most successful comedians "an idiot," you know you're really BFFs. Watch a clip from comedian George Wallace's...

Legendary Comedian's Advice To Millennials

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Is laughter the best medicine? Comedian George Wallace says absolutely! In his new book, "Laff It Off" he offers light hearted self-help advice and gu...

How The GOP Became The 'White Man's Party'

Salon | Posted 12.22.2013 | Politics

Few names conjure the recalcitrant South, fighting integration with fire-breathing fury, like that of George Wallace. ...

Yep, George Wallace Is Still The Best

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.09.2014 | Comedy

Arsenio Hall introduced George Wallace as "my favorite comic" when Wallace performed stand-up on his talk show this week. We highly recommend you ...

Could It Be? Could the South Set the Example for Diversity & Inclusion?

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Trudy Bourgeois

Who could have imagined that a city with such a sordid and sad history for African Americans' civil rights could become such a beacon of light and hope for all of us today?

Political Plate Tectonics in the Civil Rights Era

Jarryd Willis | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics
Jarryd Willis

A Morning Joe discussion with Kevin Williamson about his recent National Review piece on President Eisenhower and his moderate temperament (relative to today's GOP) ended with a disagreement he had with MSNBC's Steve Kornacki over when the South turned Red.

The 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington Summons a Painful History

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Politicians and commentators from across the ideological spectrum like to invoke the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, as well as Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. But it's too easy to breeze past the March's painful historical context.

Confronting Bigotry In All Its Forms: When Is the Word "Jew" An Offensive Stereotype?

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Stereotypes are harmful not only because they demean an entire group, but also because they can lead people to translate their mental prejudices into hateful behavior and various forms of institutional discrimination.

MSNBC Host Issues Correction

Posted 06.13.2013 | Media

Chris Hayes issued a correction on Wednesday night after his show incorrectly labeled former Alabama governor a Republican. "A quick and important...

Chris Hayes Apologizes For Mistake

Posted 06.12.2013 | Media

Chris Hayes apologized for what he called "a stupid, inexcusable and historically illiterate mistake" made on his show Tuesday night. Hayes was re...

A Day That Shook the World

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

Fifty years ago this week, June 11, 1963, is historically unique in having four major events that shaped the tumultuous decade of the '60s happen on a single date.

George Wallace's Daughter Lives In Shadow Of Past

AP | PHILLIP RAWLS | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- For 50 years Peggy Wallace Kennedy has lived in the shadow cast by her father, Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace, when he stood in a ...

1968: A Dirty Election During a Dirty War

Conrad Black | Posted 08.10.2013 | Books
Conrad Black

2013-06-06-Conradbookcover.jpgIn a tragic time, with 400 conscripted servicemen dying every week in Vietnam and violence all over the country, the sacred privilege of the ballot was exercised at the end of a spectacularly reprehensible effort to manipulate the 1968 election.

Remembering the Voting Rights Act

Murray Fromson | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Murray Fromson

I find myself disgusted by the southerners and Supreme Court Justice Anthony Scalia who continue to nitpick at the legitimacy of the historic legislation that ensures African Americans the right to vote.

My Conversation With Comedian George Wallace

Tavis Smiley | Posted 04.29.2013 | Black Voices
Tavis Smiley

Tonight, I will sit down with comedian George Wallace, who is celebrating his tenth year at The Flamingo Hotel -- the longest run in Las Vegas history for any African American performer!

Memoir of a Liberal Southern Journalist

Glen Browder | Posted 04.07.2013 | Books
Glen Browder

Others can and will profile Ayers' impressive public career as presented in his autobiography. What I want to do here is profile "Brandy" as a person, using excerpts from the book to more fully portray this complex man and his progressive mission.

Desegregation Trailblazer Dies At 70

AP | BOB JOHNSON | Posted 03.20.2013 | Black Voices

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- One of the first black students who enrolled at the University of Alabama a half century ago in defiance of racial segregation has...

The 'Gun Wage'

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Why are these people so threatened by background checks and limits on military-style weapons? There's still going to be plenty of guns and no one is talking about forbidding hunting or recreational shooting.

'Segregation Now' For Poor America More Than Black America | Posted 01.15.2013 | Black Voices

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Monday morning I ran 11 miles as part of my training for the Phoenix Rock 'n Roll Marathon this Sunday. At mile 10.5, I ran...


Paula Gordon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Paula Gordon

The First Amendment guarantees our right to embrace any religion we choose, no matter how peculiar. It also protects our right to talk about it along with almost anything else (truthfulness is optional).