Why Are There SO Many Confederate Monuments? – Origin of Everything

Origin of Everything takes a field trip to Washington, D.C. and explores the painful history and legacy of America’s Civil War. Danielle looks at Confederate and Union Civil War monuments and what spurred their construction after the war.

The Roaring 20’s: Crash Course US History #32

In which John Green teaches you about the United States in the 1920s. They were known as the roaring 20s, but not because there were lions running around everywhere. In the 1920s, America’s economy was booming, and all kinds of social changes were in progress. Hollywood, flappers, jazz, there was all kinds of stuff goingContinue reading “The Roaring 20’s: Crash Course US History #32”

The Progressive Era: Crash Course US History #27

In which John Green teaches you about the Progressive Era in the United States. In the late 19th and early 20th century in America, there was a sense that things could be improved upon. A sense that reforms should be enacted. A sense that progress should be made. As a result, we got the ProgressiveContinue reading “The Progressive Era: Crash Course US History #27”

Zuckerberg’s cash fuels GOP suspicion and new election rules

When Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg donated $400 million to help fund election offices as they scrambled to deal with the coronavirus pandemic late last summer, he said he hoped he would never have to do it again. Republican legislatures are granting him that wish. At least eight GOP-controlled states have passed bans on donations to election officesContinue reading “Zuckerberg’s cash fuels GOP suspicion and new election rules”

Let’s talk about the Love America Act – Beau of the Fifth Column

Housing Discrimination: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

John Oliver breaks down the long history of housing discrimination in the U.S., the damage it’s done, and, crucially, what we can do about it.

Don Jr. Mocks Black Women Protesting for Their Right to Vote

Don Jr. is having a banner week on racism. Like former president, like former president’s son.  Congressional Black Caucus chair Rep. Joyce Beatty and eight others were arrested during a protest in D.C. Thursday pushing the Senate to take action on legislation to protect and expand voting rights. The legislation has stalled due to theContinue reading “Don Jr. Mocks Black Women Protesting for Their Right to Vote”

Ben Carson tells CPAC: Welfare ‘hurt Black communities’ more than slavery

Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson suggested on Sunday that the modern U.S. government has undermined Black families more than legalized slavery ever did. Carson made the remarks during an appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference. “When you look at what the Black community has been through,” Carson said, “go all theContinue reading “Ben Carson tells CPAC: Welfare ‘hurt Black communities’ more than slavery”

Texans reportedly waited 17 hours and until the middle of the night to testify on GOP voting restrictions bill

People in Texas who wanted to testify about a bill that would introduce new voting restrictions waited for 17 hours, the Texas Tribune reported. Nearly 300 people – mostly opposed to the legislation – signed up to testify about the bill, according to the report. The GOP-backed legislation in the state would limit 24-hour voting, drive-thru voting,Continue reading “Texans reportedly waited 17 hours and until the middle of the night to testify on GOP voting restrictions bill”

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