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OURstory: Underground Railroad (1780-1862)
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I believe in the Nguzo Saba, especially the Umoja (unity) principle. Umoja calls for us to strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race.One of the best examples of 'umoja' in American history is the Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad, a vast network of people who helped fugitive slaves escape to the North and to Canada. This network was not run by any single
 
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Happy Birthday: Flip Wilson (1933-1998)
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On this date in 1933, Flip Wilson was born. He was an African American entertainer and the most visible Black comedian of the early 1970s. He was born in Jersey City, N.J., the tenth of 24 children. Clerow Wilson (his given name) was a troublesome and troubled child in his youth. His family was extremely poor, he ran away from several reform schools, and was ultimately raised in foster homes. His
 
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Rest In Peace: Elizabeth Edwards (1949-2010)
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Elizabeth Edwards died of cancer on this date in 2010 at the age of 61. She was surrounded on her deathbed by friends and family, including her estranged husband, John Edwards.From all accounts she was a strong woman and a powerful advocate for her husband when he ran for political office.  There was a time when I thought that she would be in the White House.  I voted for her husband whe
 
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Rest In Peace: Nelson Mandela (1918 - 2013)
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Today we mourn the death of international hero Nelson Mandela. His life personifies 'the heart of a lion'. He led the fight against apartheid with extraordinary vigor and resilience after spending nearly three decades of his life behind bars. He sacrificed his private life and his youth for his people, and remains South Africa's best known and loved hero.Mandela was born July 18, 1918. He was jail
 
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Tea Party anaconda swallows the Republican Party - The Hill (blog)
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Roll Call (blog)Tea Party anaconda swallows the Republican PartyThe Hill (blog)You've seen it, too: A giant snake swallowing an even bigger animal, perhaps a wandering cow or feral pig. The image makes for great nature TV. And as a political metaphor, the efficiency of the giant snake best describes how the Tea Party, now in the ...New Tea Party Caucus Chairman: DHS Fight Could Break the GOPRo
 
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IRS tea party scandal: Probe recovers 32K lost Lois Lerner-related emails - NOLA.com
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NOLA.comIRS tea party scandal: Probe recovers 32K lost Lois Lerner-related emailsNOLA.comFILE - This March 5, 2014 file photo shows former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File) (Lauren Victoria Burke). Print · Associated Press By Associated Press The Times- ...Tea party groups suing IRS call for indepen
 
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6 Years On, Is The Tea Party Here To Stay? - NPR
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6 Years On, Is The Tea Party Here To Stay?NPRIt was February of 2009. President Obama had been in office less than a full month. His approval rating was over 60, and nearly 60 percent of the House and Senate seats were held by Democrats. The country seem poised on the edge of a new era, perhaps ...and more »
 
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Dems, Tea Party block bill to fund Homeland Security - Fox News Latino
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The Week MagazineDems, Tea Party block bill to fund Homeland SecurityFox News LatinoTea Party Republicans and some Democrats combined on Friday in the House of Representatives to block a bill that would have funded the Department of Homeland Security for three weeks. The vote was 224-203, as 52 Republicans defied their leader, ...Will Boehner risk the Tea Party's wrath?The HillThe Tea Par
 
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Susan J. Demas: Unholy alliance between Democrats and Tea Party forming to ... - MLive.com
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MLive.comSusan J. Demas: Unholy alliance between Democrats and Tea Party forming to ...MLive.comGov. Rick Snyder needs Democrats on board for the road-funding initiative to pass on May 5, but he's running into roadblocks. (Chris Clark | MLive). Print · Susan J. Demas | Political columnist for MLive.com By Susan J. Demas | Political columnist for ...and more »
 
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At GOP's state convention, a show of tea party strength - Detroit Free Press
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Detroit Free PressAt GOP's state convention, a show of tea party strengthDetroit Free PressIf most of what you know about the Michigan Republican Party comes from perusing what Sarah Palin likes to call "the lame-stream media," you might imagine that Gov. Rick Snyder is the party's de facto leader, as well as its highest-ranking elected ...
 
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