The news is currently flooded with stories about Belarus, where mass demonstrations have taken place following rigged elections won by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. Why are world leaders and the press so invested in this particular bit of oppression out of everything going on in the world? …

Emancipation Day celebration, June 19, 1900

155 years ago today in Galveston, Texas, the last slaves in America were told that they were legally free. Commemorated as Juneteenth, it is the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery, sometimes called Black Independence Day. I have seen this term, and the celebration itself, bother some people…

D.S. Williams

Army vet and practicing Attorney, with a B.A in Political Science.

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