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Why the KKK got a second wind

The Ku Klux Klan first started using violence and intimidation to uphold white supremacy in the American South after the Civil War. But many people don’t realize that the secretive organization’s real rise to power came later, in the Midwest, when it added other minorities to its hit list, including Catholics, Jews, and immigrants.  The […]

This is America. 🎵

Americans worry a lot about terrorism. But Richard Haass, a foreign policy expert, says that the most significant threat to the country’s security and stability comes from its internal political divisions. These problems undermine the country’s ability to thrive and deal with external threats from Russia, China, and others. Taking Responsibility The thing with democracy is […]

Who’s afraid of who?

When you’re an ex-convict who’s desperate for a job, you’ll put up with anything. Even a live-in housekeeping role where your “bedroom” is a dark and dingy attic that locks from the outside. What could Millie Calloway do but accept the job? Plot Twist Millie’s new boss Nina Winchester supposedly has it all, but something […]

When the worst happens

Solomon Northup’s ordeal began when he woke up in the dungeon. He had been a free Black man who thought he was taking a job as a traveling musician. Instead, his “employers” had drugged him and smuggled him out of New York, and when he regained his senses, he found himself chained to the floor. […]

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