If you’re looking at East Aleppo today and wondering what you can do to help, consider supporting Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). And by support, I don’t just mean donation. That does help, sure, but learn about how war is conducted; about how WE conduct war. Putin and Assad have been scoundrels in… Read More Care About Syria? Start Taking Responsibility
On a stroll down Clark Street, I realized just how very lucky we are, even in the midst of our most contentious election in memory. … Read More American Luck and the 2016 Election
There’s no pleasant sheen on slavery in Whitehead’s Underground Railroad. It’s harrowing, it’s cataclysmic, and it’s painful. The spark of slavery rebellion or even banding together for familial support is close to nonexistent. The want to escape exists in few, mainly those who had tasted freedom. Most look to survive and avoid beatings. Once slaves escape, they fight to avoid capture or lynchings.
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