Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls’ Escape from Slavery to Union Hero

Be Free or Die illuminates Robert Smalls’ amazing journey from slave to Union hero and United States Congressman. It gives insight into the country’s first efforts of to help freed slaves; their many struggles and achievements during the war.

RAISE Act: Global Panel of Scholars Explains ‘Merit-based’ Immigration

As Congress takes up the issue of immigration, we turned to our global network of scholars to get their perspective on how points systems work.

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What You Should Know About the Equifax Data Breach

On July 29, Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting corporations, discovered that unauthorized data access had occurred. Yet it was not until September 7 when the multi-national data breach was announced publicly.

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The White House Should Postpone Its HBCU Conference

HBCU students, campus leaders and the millions of people who live in the campus communities, all of which are searching for these schools to be equitably funded and supported by public and private partners.

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Danisha Carmala Scott: The Life of a Top Model at New York Fashion Week

Jamaican model Danisha Carmala Scott, the 2009 Miss Jamaica World Model Fast Track Winner, traveled more than 1,500 miles, all

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How the Legacy of Slavery Affects the Mental Health of Black Americans Today

Forgiveness and grace are, indeed, hallmarks of the Black Church. Since slavery, the church has been a formidable force for survival …

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Roots of Racism: 6 Essential Reads

On Friday, Sept. 15, “Third Rail with OZY” will discuss racism in the United States. These stories from The Conversation archive explore where racism came from and why it persists.

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Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls’ Escape from Slavery to Union Hero

It was a mild May morning in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1862, the second year of the Civil War, when a twenty-three-year-old enslaved man named Robert Smalls boldly seized a Confederate steamer.

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A Colony in a Nation

America likes to tell itself that it inhabits a postracial world, yet nearly every empirical measure—wealth, unemployment, incarceration, school segregation—reveals that racial inequality has barely improved since 1968, when Richard Nixon became our first “law and order” president.

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This Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement

At a time when divide-and-conquer politics are exacerbating racial strife and economic inequality, Rev. Barber offers an impassioned, historically grounded argument …

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New Guide That Helps You To Identify, Achieve, Measure, and Optimize Your “Happiness Index”

Are you as happy as you think you are? There is now a revolutionary resource with an insightful premise supported by detailed research.

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DPS Names Annie Harvey Deputy Director of Prisons

Harvey was promoted after serving as the coastal regional director for the Division of Prisons. She was responsible for overseeing the operations of 11 prisons …

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NC A&T University NENC LEAD-IT Technology Workshops

This project was committed to the notion that opportunities should knock on every door no matter how humble the household. Northeastern NC has been the poorest region in the state for the last 25 years.

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