Not all life lessons come easy.
On a high wall overlooking the central court of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., the words of novelist James Baldwin are etched in stone: "The great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us, are unconsciously controlled by it ... History is literally present in all that we do."
Poor Donald Trump Jr. He retweeted a post by a black man named Ali Alexander questioning whether Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., whose father is from Jamaica and mother is from India, is an "American black."
President Donald Trump's playground taunt Sunday that "the Squad" of four new radical liberal House Democrats, all women of color, should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came," dominated Monday morning's headlines.
And then it was time to go home. In the end, it's not the places, but the people who make trips memorable.
It was certainly no slip of the tongue when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi cut a small group of her party's radicals to size.
To be American is a wonderful thing most of the time. There are moments, however, when it is downright humiliating.
A man named Josef Buzhminski told this story at the trial of Adolf Eichmann.
Kat was a young woman when we met. Fresh out of college and living in a small rental house just out from Starkville. I had furniture needing a new home and gave it to Kat to incorporate into her home. We became friends, and then not long after, Kat moved away.
Let's start out by putting a floor under this column. I was raised to believe that you did not wear the American flag as clothing.
Since the Democratic debates in June, the tide seems to have receded for the party and its presidential hopefuls.
Wednesday afternoon walking through downtown you felt as if you were trapped inside a pizza oven. Thus the late afternoon rain provided a welcome finish to the day, even if you were riding a bike on the Riverwalk, as I happened to be.
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