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The world marks Mandela Day

July 25, 2011

Mandela Day, was inaugurated in 2009, and declared an international day by the United Nations that November. Mandela Day was inspired by a call made by Mandela himself for the next generation to take on the burden of leadership in addressing the world’s social injustices.

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Black seaman’s 1861 heroics recalled in new film

July 17, 2011

The Union’s first black hero of the Civil War wasn’t one of the African-American soldiers of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, famously depicted in the 1989 film “Glory,” but rather a merchant ship’s cook who took up arms to prevent being sold into slavery after a Confederate raider captured his vessel.

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Libyan leader Gadhafi vows to fight until death

June 13, 2011

Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi defiantly vowed to fight to the death in an audio recording broadcast last week after NATO military craft unleashed a ferocious series of nearly 30 daytime airstrikes on Tripoli. In a phone call to Libyan state television station, Gadhafi angrily denounced…

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Libya: The beginning of Obama’s quagmire?

June 6, 2011

America’s involvement in Libya is not the fault of America’s military leaders. Put the blame at the feet of President Barack Obama and his advisors. Blame the White House for the bad planning, the last-minute decision to get in the game…

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