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Voices from the Days of Slavery – Faces and Voices from the Presentation (American Memory from the Library of Congress)

Fountain Hughes
Fountain Hughes

This page from the Library of Congress allows you to hear in their own words the voices of those who were enslaved, who the confederacy fought to keep enslaved. It’s surreal to me to listen to Fountain Hughes talk about how his grandfather was owned by Thomas Jefferson. I’m so glad that slavery no longer exists but we still have a long way to go to remove the stain of hate from such a legacy. Removing monuments & plaques which seek to honor those who fought to preserve such an oppressive existence is just the beginning.

The Voices from the Days of Slavery Collection provides sound recordings of former slaves describing their lives. The former slaves discuss how they felt about slavery, slaveholders, how slaves were coerced, their families, and freedom. Those interviewed spoke sixty or more years after the end of their enslavement, and it is their full lives, rather than their lives during slavery, that are reflected in these audio interviews.

Source: Voices from the Days of Slavery – Faces and Voices from the Presentation (American Memory from the Library of Congress)

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Ronnie James Dio Hologram Plots World Tour – Rolling Stone

Scanpix Norway / Reuters
Scanpix Norway / Reuters

Maybe I’m weird, but the whole idea of this just gives me the creeps. Why can’t they just let the guy rest in peace & quite trying to make money off him.

A hologram of Ronnie James Dio will tour the world beginning later this year.

Source: Ronnie James Dio Hologram Plots World Tour – Rolling Stone

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President Trump says liberation from ‘Obamacare nightmare’ is close | PBS NewsHour

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump take the stage for a rally with supporters in an arena in Youngstown, Ohio. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump take the stage for a rally with supporters in an arena in Youngstown, Ohio. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The only nightmare I have is one of going backwards where I manage to rack up thousands of dollars in medical debt and am Once again forced to file bankruptcy.

I don’t want Health Insurance I want Health Care and I want all my fellow Americans to have equal access to that health care. We need single payer so that people aren’t forced to choose between their health and their bills.

Insurance on health is a losing bet. It’s us paying into a company hoping we don’t need it and then expecting it be there when we do. The problem is unlike car insurance, Homeowners, or renter’s insurance which you may never need, we will all need health care at some point.

Insurance companies want to make profits, that’s what companies do, that’s why prior to the ACA they would do things like deny people with pre-existing conditions, and set life time limits so that you and your sickness wouldn’t bite into their bottom line.

We should be fighting for Medicaid for all, not trying to bandage what was made into a crippled system because of partisan infighting.

Celebrating a slim but symbolic health-care win in Washington, President Donald Trump told supporters in Ohio that the nation was one step closer to liberation from the “Obamacare nightmare.”

Source: President Trump says liberation from ‘Obamacare nightmare’ is close | PBS NewsHour

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NPR tweets Declaration of Independence, and Trump supporters are angered | The Kansas City Star

Illustration by Leah Becerra, Twitter
Illustration by Leah Becerra, Twitter

NPR tweets Declaration of Independence, inciting an outcry from some on Twitter who called the tweets “trash” and said they incited revolution. July 5, 2017

Source: NPR tweets Declaration of Independence, and Trump supporters are angered | The Kansas City Star

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The East India Company: The original corporate raiders | William Dalrymple | World news | The Guardian

For a century, the East India Company conquered, subjugated and plundered vast tracts of south Asia. The lessons of its brutal reign have never been more relevant

Source: The East India Company: The original corporate raiders | William Dalrymple | World news | The Guardian

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