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Remembering Vietnam, Ministry-of-Truth Style

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 10.22.2014 | Fifty
Jeremiah Horrigan

It was our duty, they said. The government wouldn't lie to us. Serving our country would make men of us. We didn't know what war was, but we would find out. And we did. And few of us will ever forget what have commonly been called "the lessons of Vietnam."

"Do Big Things": Madam C.J. Walker's Great-Great-Granddaughter on History, Ancestors, and Villa Lewaro

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 10.22.2014 | Black Voices
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Left: A portrait of Madam Walker; Right: A'Lelia Bundles, Walker's great-great-granddaughter. Written by A'Lelia Bundles Every time I walk throu...

Jack Fry's Triumphant Einstein! Premieres in Hollywood

Xaque Gruber | Posted 10.21.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Shifting from autobiography to biography, Fry breathes fresh life into one of history's greatest minds (much like Val Kilmer's brilliant channeling of Mark Twain) with the funny, touching, and intimate, Einstein! at Hollywood's Lounge Theatre Fridays and Saturdays through November 22.

Stone Discovered In Jerusalem May Answer A Nearly 2,000 Year-Old Question

The Associated Press | Posted 10.21.2014 | Religion

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli archaeologists said Tuesday they have discovered a large stone with Latin engravings that lends credence to the theory that...

'Liberators' -- a Talk With James Wesley, Rawles

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.20.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

James Wesley, Rawles, a former U.S. Army Intelligence officer and present-day survivalist, is the author of the novels, Expatriates, Founders, Survivors, and Patriots, all of which deal with the possibility of a coming global collapse.

My Full-circle Moment With Madam C.J. Walker's Legacy

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 10.20.2014 | Black Voices
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Here was a woman, a black woman no less, making tremendous strides in business in a time before women even had the right to vote.

The Next Chapter for Villa Lewaro, Madam C.J. Walker's "Dream of Dreams"

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 10.20.2014 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

What if you could take a private tour of the site, followed by a high-end spa experience? Or host a formal wedding or company retreat there? These are just a few of the concepts for reusing one of the premiere landmarks in African-American and women's history, and the moment is now to bring the ideas to life.

Melvina's Descendants, Michelle Obama's Cousins

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 10.20.2014 | Black Voices
Megan Smolenyak

Back in 2009, I traced the then-new First Lady's family tree back four or five generations on all branches, but of all the ancestors I uncovered, it was a great-great-great-grandmother named Melvina Shields McGruder who captured my attention.

What Was It Like to Be in the Soviet Union Just After It Collapsed?

Quora | Posted 10.17.2014 | World
Quora

I was 18-20 at the time. It was a very difficult time, and I would not characterize it as a feeling of freedom. Freedom was the last thing everyone was thinking about, but the inflation, food, and shortage of everything else were foremost on everyone's mind.

Ebola, HIV, and the Politics of Contagion

Jim Downs | Posted 10.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Jim Downs

That Ebola now compels other Americans to consider the threat of a contagious virus suggests how fortunate they have been. Instead of sounding off an alarm of hysteria, they might just want to listen to how the other half lives.

Why Ebola Isn't Stopping Me From Going to Africa Right Now

Ernest Owens | Posted 10.16.2014 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

As I begin to look forward to what awaits me in the Motherland, my Facebook timeline and social media accounts are filled with ignorance and caution about any and everything African.

5 Most Haunted Places in New York City

Erik Seide | Posted 10.15.2014 | New York
Erik Seide

Having buildings that date back to the 1700's and 1800's has brought not only a timeline full of famous events and infamous character but also quite a bit of superstition and myth.

Columbus Day Is Done. Can We Talk?

Janus Adams | Posted 10.16.2014 | 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?

Why the GOP Hates U.S. History: Inconvenient Truths That Freak Out American Conservatives

Sean McElwee | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Conservative hero Ben Carson is worried about American teenagers joining ISIS. But it's not because of 'radical Islam.' It's because of new high school history standards. American's right wing, you see, is terrified of history, because it is always sentimentalizing it.

How 1979 Prepared Me for 2024

Cindy Rizzo | Posted 10.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Cindy Rizzo

My 1979 I suddenly find myself in Boston, leaving the Public Garden after the Pride March. I meet a young lesbian in her twenties. She has very sh...

World War II, Through the Eyes of a Red Army Medic

Brian Kahn | Posted 10.07.2014 | World
Brian Kahn

She had brought photographs of herself before, during and after the Great War, and she spread them on the table. The last showed her standing straight wearing a dozen medals and ribbons common in photos of Red Army veterans.

Why Krugman's Vocabulary Needs to Be Refreshed

Gina Athena Ulysse | Posted 10.07.2014 | Media
Gina Athena Ulysse

Paul Krugman's "Voodoo Economics, The Next Generation" does not make any more sense today than it did back in 1980 when presidential candidate G. W. Bush used this term to criticize Ronald Reagan's claim that cutting taxes on the rich would actually -- "magically" lead to greater economic growth.

Which Was the American Century?

Richard Koch | Posted 10.07.2014 | Business
Richard Koch

Although I have lived and worked in the U.S., over the last two decades I have become an infrequent visitor. So my 5-day visit to Chicago for my Star Principle seminar last week provided a chance to take the pulse, and reminded me how very different America is from Europe.

Turns Out Henry Kissinger Really Despised Castro and the Cubans

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 10.06.2014 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

Thanks to the good folks and diligent researchers at the National Security Archive--a research organization at George Washington University--Americans will now be able to add another placeholder for the former Secretary of State: hater of the Castros.

Beauprez Says Jeffco Protests Aren't Really About Curriculum

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.04.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In an interview on KOA 850-AM Tuesday, gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez sharply criticized Jeffco students and teachers who've been protesting against a proposed curriculum review, saying the conflict is "really" about merit pay, not the curriculum.

JeffCo Students Give an Impressive Lesson in Patriotism -- Too Bad Their School Board Wasn't Listening

Nathan Woodliff-Stanley | Posted 10.03.2014 | Denver
Nathan Woodliff-Stanley

How disappointing that a majority of the school board chose to disregard student protests and pass a curriculum review proposal designed to identify "objectionable materials" in high school curricula, starting with U.S. history, presumably to remove those materials if they do not meet the ideological criteria of the school board members.

Daughters of the Desert: Emirati Women

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 10.02.2014 | Women
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

Since moving back to the Emirates in 2010, I've also been fortunate to work with charming Emirati professionals who are amongst the most devoted and committed nationals filled with enthusiasm and an insatiable appetite to follow their leaders on the trail towards triumph in so many sectors and scenes.

The Morality of Artificial Intelligence and the Three Laws of Transhumanism

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 10.02.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

I'm all for development of superior machine intelligence that can help the world out with its brilliant analytical skills. But programming AI with mammalian ideas, modern-day philosophies, and the fallibilities of the human spirit is dangerous and will possibly lead to total chaos.

Windswept Wonders, All

Robert Hoch | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert Hoch

Our girls are busy building a timeline for the 20th century. Included are, among other things, the Civil Rights movement (1954-1968), a picture of Ros...

'Don't Know Much about History': Is Denver the Start of a New Student Movement?

Yohuru Williams | Posted 09.25.2014 | Education
Yohuru Williams

The protest to preserve the history curriculum is important for many reasons. If the so-called education reformers are not careful, they may bring on that catastrophe by toppling the only remaining institution dedicated to reinforcing civic values -- public education.