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After Roe: What Now? Do We Value Them Both?

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The United States Supreme Court has determined that Federal Government authority to regulate abortion is not found in the Constitution, and that therefore it falls to each individual state to do so. ...

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Why should we all truly love America?

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America, I love you! Economically resilient, stubbornly optimistic, miraculously birthed, divinely blessed, statistically exceptional America. Historically flawed?  Sure.  What country isn’t?  But I love America! And so should you. Merta (not her ...

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Yes, young adult, you can fly the American flag and be proud

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Many young people say they are not patriotic. It’s an important issue as we celebrate Flag Day on June 14. I want to say to these young adults: patriotism does not mean you condone ...

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Is your chocolate produced by child slaves?

Chocolate makes for a perfect gift, a comforting snack and even a health food, thanks to its plentiful antioxidants. It is no surprise, then, that the chocolate industry garners billions of dollars each ...

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The story of Pesakh (Passover) and why it matters

Pesakh (Passover) begins on the 15th day of the Jewish month of Nissan. This year, that is April 15. The name “Pesakh” (PAY-sahkh, with a “kh” as in the Scottish “lokh”) comes ...

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Descendants work to preserve historic Black church in Pennytown, Missouri

“When I come to this church, I walk in, and I see and feel and hear my ancestors,” says Clarence Lawrence, one of the few remaining descendants of a town founded by ...

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Condoleezza Rice on CRT: “We don’t have to make white kids feel bad for being white”

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Condoleezza Rice, former secretary of state for President George W. Bush, said making “white kids feel bad for being white” is not the way to empower black children. Her comments came during ...

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“We will not comply” has a proud history in America’s social struggles

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In response to the COVID-19 lockdowns and mandates, the phrase “we will not comply” and sentiments of civil disobedience have become increasingly popular. Parents at school board meetings have been chanting the ...

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1776 Curriculum released to counter narrative being pushed by the Left

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The 1776 Curriculum package of American history and civics materials for students in kindergarten through 12th grade has been released by Hillsdale College. The curriculum offers students and teachers a more traditional ...

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New series redefines for audiences the personal story of enslaved Americans

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Barry Jenkins, the director of “The Underground Railroad,” says that “before making this show … I would have said I’m the descendant of enslaved Africans.” “I think now that answer has evolved,” ...

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Why Christianity put away its dancing shoes – only to discover them centuries later

In the PBS documentary series “The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song,” scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. shows how African Americans introduced new rhythms, music and dancing to ...

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MU will keep Thomas Jefferson statue after calls to remove it

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A statue of Thomas Jefferson will remain on the Campus of the University of Missouri in Columbia. That’s the recommendation of a task force in response to cancel culture calls to have ...

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PBS’s ‘The Black Church’ celebrates stories of worship & struggle

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Just in time for Black History month PBS is airing a two-part series about the rich 400-year history of the black church in America. “The Black Church: This is our Story, This ...

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John Woolman: The conscientious Quaker who paved the way for abolition

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This week marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of John Woolman, a humanitarian who played a central role in the abolition of slavery. I regard him as a John the Baptist ...

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California would pay reparations under new plan

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California will pay reparations to descendants of slaves under a new plan supported by Gov. Gavin Newsom. Newsom has thrown his support behind a bill sponsored by the Democrat-controlled California legislature.  Bill ...

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Hamilton: a brilliant and inspirational story that makes us fall in love with history

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When we kids of a certain age first learned about the Founding Fathers in elementary school, we could be forgiven if they all sort of blended together in a torrent of knee-length ...

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African American pastor calls on black community to do its own “healing work”

Marc Little, an African American pastor, community and business leader, states the black community does not need the help of whites to heal from the trauma in their homes and lives, in ...

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Kansas City considering renaming J.C. Nichols Parkway and fountain

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Chris Goode, commissioner of the Kansas City, Mo., Parks and Recreation Board, presented a letter to the board this week requesting the renaming of both J.C. Nichols Parkway and the J.C. Nichols ...

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Special exhibit on Kansas women opening at the Kansas Museum of History

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The next special exhibit at the Kansas Museum of History commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the courageous women who made it possible. A special ...

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‘Bleeding Kansas’ Series returns to Constitution Hall

Dramatic interpretations and talks about the violent territorial and civil war history of Kansas, 1854-1865, will highlight the 2020 annual Bleeding Kansas series, which begins January 26. The programs are held at ...

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Harriet Tubman embraced faith, not fear, to free slaves

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Harriet Tubman is remembered for her role in establishing the Underground Railroad and helping slaves find freedom. What is less well known is how she was motivated by her strong faith. That ...

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She was the ‘Moses of her people’: film on the life of Harriet Tubman opens in theaters

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The new move about the life of Harriet Tubman tells the incredible journey of faith for the former slave who never learned to read or write but still managed to lead dozens ...

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‘8 Days’ Director: Trump ‘Has done more to fight’ human trafficking than Obama, leftists

Anti-human trafficking leader Jaco Booyens said at Turning Point USA’s High School Leadership Summit on Thursday that he could not “get the radical left” or the “Obama White House” to fight human ...

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University disinvites black Christian pro-life speaker over her belief in biblical marriage

A black Christian speaker was recently disinvited from an on-campus debate due to her biblical beliefs about sexuality and marriage. It’s just the latest example of American universities blocking Christian views from ...

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The “smell of death,” the shock of recognition, and the legacy of William Wilberforce

William Wilberforce was born in 1759 in Yorkshire, England. Unfortunately, Wilberforce is not known today nearly as well as he should be. In a small but powerful way, in 2006 the film Amazing ...

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