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How N.B.A. Basketball Players Are Getting Out The Vote

Until today, the name LeBron James did not mean much to me. I had never seen a picture of him before today. In the wake of the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha Wisconsin, the N.B.A. players staged a protest of their own. They sat out their games for a day.. their play-off games.

Slum in Mumbai Beat Back the Coronavirus

Despite all odds, a slum in India managed to keep the Coronavirus from infecting hordes of people. How did they do it? Several professionals volunteered their services to keep people healthy.

07-31 Pandemic And Death On A Highway

jobless migrant workers

India has three times the population of the United States. A large majority of India’s population live in conditions that would be considered poverty in more developed countries. When the whole country shut down due to Coronavirus, day laborers and poor people had more to cope with than just the inconveniences we hear people complain about. This story tells of a young Muslim man and his best friend, a young Hindu man, and how their long journey from where they worked to their home village ended in tragedy.

 

This Day In History

09-05-Did Little Big Man Turn On Crazy Horse?

Crazy Horse Memorial

Crazy Horse (Tȟašúŋke Witkó), a highly respected leader of the Lakota people, was killed by a bayonette when soldiers tried to force him to go into a prison cell. Little Big Man, a friend of Crazy Horse, was with the post guard that tried to arrest Crazy Horse. The question is, “Why was Little Big Man there?” Did he have a hand in the death of his friend?

09-04-Geronimo Surrenders

Goyaale

On September 4, 1886, Geronimo surrendered to the U.S. Army for the last time. Geronimo (Goyaałé) was a prominent leader and medicine man from the Bedonkohe band of the Apache tribe. After his family was killed by Mexicans in 1858, Geronimo set out to seek revenge by leading raids against settlers who were taking land from his people. Geronimo’s war with the settlers ended in 1886 when he surrendered to Lt. Charles Bare Gatewood, and never took up raids on settlers again. Geronimo’s final surrender marked the end of the decades-long Indian wars in the southwestern part of the United States.

09-03-Signing Of The Treaty of Paris.

Treaty of Paris

On this day, September 3, in 1783, representatives of Great Britain, the United States, France, and Spain signed the 1783 Treaty of Paris, officially ending America’s ‘Revolutionary War.’ The treaty was later ratified in the U.S. on January 14, 1784.

08-29-Remembering Hurricane Katrina

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina, then a Category 4 hurricane, made landfall near New Orleans, Louisiana. It was not the most powerful storm of that season. But because of a confluence of factors, Katrina became one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history.

 

Other Stories

Spielberg’s Obama

Not long after the release of Lincoln, Spielberg contemplated making a similar film about President Obama.  This short video shows Spielbeg discussing his casting for different parts of his movie.

John Lewis Speaks

John Lewis Morgan Freeman

John Lewis wrote a letter to be published on the day of his funeral.
His friend Morgan Freeman read the letter.