Category: National Written by Courier Newsroom
Week of May 29 to June 4
1854—Escaped slave and abolitionist Sojourner Truth delivers her famous “Ain’t I a Woman” speech at the Ohio Women’s Rights Convention in Akron. Truth (born Isabella Baumfree) had been physically and sexually abused by various slave owners and their wives in New York. She sought refuge in religion. She finally escaped after her last slave owner reneged on a promise to free her. She became the leading female abolitionist of the period giving powerful speeches. She traveled widely in her anti-slavery mission telling friends “The spirit calls me and I must go.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 May 2013 12:39
Category: National Written by Jim Kuhnhenn - Associated Press Writer
President Barack Obama, accompanied by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, stop to play the 'Touchdown Fever' arcade game on the boardwalk during their visit to Point Pleasant, NJ., May 28. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama was looking to get his groove back — at the beach.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 May 2013 18:44
Category: National Written by Jesse Washington
Michael Richards stands with the Rev. Jesse Jackson, left, after appearing on Jackson's nationally syndicated radio show in Los Angeles on Nov. 26, 2006. Richards said on the program he did not consider himself a racist, and said he was "shattered" by the comments he made during a tirade at a Los Angeles comedy club. (AP Photo/AP TV)
by Jesse Washington
(AP)--It's almost a cliche. First, someone talking about Blacks makes reference to fried chicken, watermelon, monkeys or dogs - or even uses the indefensible N-word. Then, along with the inevitable apology, comes the kicker: I'm not racist.
Last Updated on Sunday, 26 May 2013 05:00
Category: National Written by Associated Press
People carry signs during a protest against Monsanto in Montpelier, Vt. on Saturday, May 25, 2013. Marches and rallies against seed giant Monsanto were held across the U.S. and in dozens of other countries Saturday. (AP Photo/Mark Collier)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Protesters rallied in dozens of cities Saturday as part of a global protest against seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food it produces, organizers said.
Last Updated on Monday, 27 May 2013 12:45
Category: National Written by BlackNews.com
9-year old JaNae Hornsby was one of 24 people killed in the recent Moore, Oklahoma tornadoes, which caused an estimated $1 billion in damage.
Last Updated on Saturday, 25 May 2013 19:24
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