Category Archives: History

President Obama Speaks on Trayvon Martin

President Obama makes a statement about Trayvon Martin and the verdict of the court trial that followed the Florida teenager’s death.

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On Black History, Black Panthers, Education, And A Minnesota Republican

A few weeks back in the midst of Black History Month, a poem was read over the public address system at East Ridge High School in Woodbury, Minnesota. The poem, “A Black Child’s Pledge,” was first published by the Black Panthers in 1968. Well, this prompted vice-chair of the Minnesota Republican Party, Kelly Fenton to take to twitter and the local newspaper to express her outrage that our schools were learning about all aspects of black history and demanding we only study those black people acceptable to her and perhaps other white people: Not long after the poem was read, Twitter comments began bubbling up from Woodbury community members, including Kelly Fenton, whose son attends East Ridge. “There are lot better examples and things that … Continue reading

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President Obama Delivers His Second Inaugural Address

President Obama takes the oath of office at the U.S. Capitol and delivers his second inaugural address.

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Medgar Evers Widow Gives Inaugural Invocation

Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of civil rights activist Medgar Evers, gives the invocation at President Barack Obama’s inauguration.

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House Minority Leader Pelosi on “Fiscal Cliff”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) addresses the House regarding the “fiscal cliff” negotiations.

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