History

What do Terre Haute Prisoners, Tuskegee Sharecroppers, and Guatemalans Have in Common? The US Government Gave Them Venereal Disease.

It started in Tuskegee, Alabama. The US Public Health Service (PHS) began a study on 600 black sharecroppers in...

Sep 14 · >

Who Owned The Most Slaves? The Answer Will Surprise You.

I’ve been through Aiken, SC and never given it a thought. Aiken is in western South Carolina where you’ll...

Aug 31 · >

That Time White Slaveowners Got Reparations While Slaves Didn’t Get 40 Acres and a Mule

“It is time for us to simply realize that … when it comes to the economic gap between blacks...

Aug 2 · >

Was Lincoln More Racist Than Trump?

It sounds like a ridiculous question to compare the two. One freed the slaves, the other gave us a...

Jun 23 · >

Lies About Slavery and the American Breeding Farms

Excerpted from Birthing a Slave: Motherhood and Medicine in the Antebellum South by Marie Jenkins Schwartz. Published by Harvard University Press....

Jun 8 · >

When America Truly Lost Its Way

You can certainly make the case that America lost its way many times throughout its history and I won’t...

Jun 2 · >

He Got Busy!: The Legacy of the Arsenio Hall Show

    It was 25 years ago. On May 21, 1994, the Arsenio Hall Show aired its final episode....

May 21 · >

The Mulford Act: When Ronald Reagan, Republicans, and Democrats Got Together To Take Black People’s Guns.

The NRA got a piece of this action too! All of them joined forces in California to repeal a...

May 14 · >

America’s Breeding Farms: What History Books Never Told You

In 1808, America banned the import of slaves from Africa and the West Indies. The impact on actual slavery...

May 14 · >