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DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking at least nine years in prison for an African man who was convicted of forcing children to work as slaves at his Ypsilanti home. The government also is asking a judge to order Jean-Claude Toviave to pay two of...
Tags: Punishment, Togo
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A team of Ball State University professors and students has developed an online game designed to help elementary school pupils learn what it was like to be a runaway slave traveling the Underground Railroad. Professors Ron...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Republican legislator in Arkansas under fire for writing that slavery may have been a "blessing in disguise" for African-Americans blasted the state's top Democrats in a letter published Thursday, comparing them to Nazis...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Ancestry.com says it has found evidence that President Barack Obama could be a descendent of an African slave. Obama's black father is from Kenya and his white mother is from Kansas. It has been reported repeatedly in the past...
Tags: Barack Obama, White House
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A student protest of an evangelical pastor's speech led to chanting and at least one arrest on the Indiana University campus. IU Police Chief Keith Cash tells the Herald-Times (http://bit.ly/IbBlPA ) that 21-year-old...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans don't share Rick Santorum's absolutist take on abortion. He's out of step on women in combat. He questions the values of the two-thirds of mothers who work. He's even troubled by something as commonplace as birth...
MELVINDALE, Mich. (AP) — A biracial mother in the Detroit area says her son was given a writing assignment that required him to pretend he's a slave. Jessica Gibson tells the Detroit Free Press (http://on.freep.com/zTJfOg) that the assignment was...
Tags: Freedom of the Press, Politics
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Civil War commemorations planned for the next several years have revived an unsettling debate that lingers 150 years after the conflict: how to view the role of African Americans in the Confederacy. Confederate law...
Although the upcoming makeover of Mark Twain’s "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is grabbing a lot of media attention these days, one local expert says altering the classics is not a new phenomenon. Victoria Gutschenritter, assistant director...
Tags: Book, Education, High Schools, Schools, Social Issues
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans made history Thursday by staging the first-ever reading of the entire Constitution on the House floor. But that record may come with an asterisk: Democrats asked why original sections that later were amended,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats took turns politely in a historic recitation of the Constitution from the House floor Thursday, but the decorum hardly meant they were in agreement. In a nod to the tea partiers who put the Republicans...
Stage and film legend James Earl Jones once said, "It's hard for an actor to go wrong if he's true to the words that August has written." As an actor and writer, I have found that statement to be true of only a few playwrights. There is usually at least...
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