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150 Years: Exactly How Did the 14th Amendment Help African-Americans?

Today, July 28 marks 150 years since the 14th amendment to the constitution was ratified in 1868. For Blacks in America, this motion is groundbreaking towards achieving social equality in North America and overall civil rights history. The 14th Amendment targets and defines citizenship rights and establishes them through due process and equal protection rights. […]

The History Behind Juneteenth: What It Meant Then and Where We Are Now

President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, which dictated that all slaves in the rebellious states “shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.” But the law only mattered on paper. With a limited number of Union Army troops (U.S. Army) on the ground, Major General Gordon Granger, weren’t able to inform states […]

20 Percent Of Trump Supporters Do Not Support The Emancipation Proclamation

A recent political poll found that nearly one in five supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump do not support the Emancipation Proclamation, the document which freed slaves during the Civil War. Despite his controversial statements about Muslims, immigrants and women, Trump’s political star is shining brighter than ever. The New York Times took a […]