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Black History Month 2019: Hidden figures of literature

Black History Month is 28 days long. In those 28 days, it is the chance to celebrate the achievements that African-Americans have accomplished and are continuing to accomplish each day. African-American literature is not taught in schools. Why is that? It takes stepping foot on a college campus for an ...

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Government pop-up shop

The government shutdown has ended for now. A bill was passed to reopen the government for three weeks in order to figure out funding for a border wall. It began on Dec. 22 and did not end until Friday, Jan. 25 which makes it the longest in United States history ...

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Now Playing: Movies in 1999

What do you remember about your childhood? Maybe you remember playing games on Windows 98 or having VHS tapes of movies you had watched repeatedly. It was not easy though as you had to wait for the movie to rewind itself back to the beginning or maybe you tuned in ...

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Women’s March 2019

This previous weekend thousands gathered across the country to advocate for women’s rights and racial equality. On Jan. 19, 2019, the Women’s March drew around 1,000 people to their cause in Nashville, Tennessee, even after the controversy has rocked the organizers. The Women’s March Washington was the main march. The ...

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Fifty Years after the Stonewall Riots

The Stonewall Riots, 50 years past now. For those who only vaguely recall the phrase, the Stonewall Riots were four nights of riots in Greenwich Village following the raid on a bar “frequented by homosexuals” according to the New York Times. The story has always been unclear and always will ...

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The Importance of MLK Day

It has been 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. A bill was brought up by Michigan Democrat Rep. John Conyers shortly after King’s death according to USA Today. It was rejected many times but in 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill to make it happen. The ...

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