Johnson: America from its inception has been plagued by the evils of slavery, so much so that this country fought a brutal civil war to try to settle the issue. Well, obviously, the issue was not settled after the Civil War. And this country has experienced continual racial violence, segregation and discrimination since that time. And as a country that has espoused ideas about freedom, individual rights, equal treatment under the law, everything in the Declaration of Independence and Constitution, and yet at the same time have this significant division between blacks and whites. Economically, socially, educationally -- all of these things are because America has never come to grips with its original sin of slavery, which has been responsible for most of the disharmony between blacks and whites in this country. … [Read more...] about Robert Johnson’s Big Idea: $14 trillion in slavery reparations to African-Americans
In the early months of the uprising, she gave no interviews and made few public appearances. Then in early 2012, the European Union froze her assets and placed her on a travel ban. As a U.K. citizen, Asma is able to visit her land of birth — and thus has been the subject of numerous campaigns and calls for the British Home Office to revoke her citizenship. Some British leaders contend that there is more room for negotiation if she remains a citizen, while others claim she still has a strong lobby of support stemming from her time in banking. … [Read more...] about The rise and fall of Syria’s first lady: Why the US is going after Asma Assad?
"A lot people thought once the alarm was sounded back in March surely the federal government would fix this, but that hasn't happened," said Deborah Burger, a California nurse and president of National Nurses United, a union representing registered nurses. Like many health-care workers, Burger blamed the Trump administration for the lack of equipment, noting the administration has insisted the responsibility falls to state and local officials, with the federal government playing only a supporting role. … [Read more...] about America is running short on masks, gowns and gloves. Again.
Athletic director Jim Phillips cited the possibility of a limited crowd at the famed ballpark even if fans were allowed. He called it “a disappointing conclusion to reach” and said the Wildcats hope to play there again “with a packed house.” … [Read more...] about The Latest: D-Backs’ Guerra returns after negative test
South Carolina vs. Georgia: The Gamecocks continue their brutal schedule Saturday as they head to Athens. It’s been baptism by fire for promising South Carolina freshman quarterback Tyler Hilinski, but he has acquitted himself well so far. This will be another tough test for South Carolina as the heavily favored Bulldogs led by quarterback Jake Fromm are looking to hit their stride. The Gamecocks will put up a fight early, but Georgia is simply too good. … [Read more...] about SEC Week 7 Preview And Predictions: Showdown Saturday