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American Woman

In 1776, there was no illusion that American independence was about anything other than White men. It was about White men arguing with other White men about freedom. The American Revolution really did nothing to address grievances of the poor, people of color, or women—White or Black. When you think about the history that we studied, it was about Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams. Rarely did we ever talk about a female. Women were just never mentioned. Every now and then, when you really dove into the details you could read about Abigail Adams. She was a

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Twitter hacked

Major companies like Twitter must fix this – Attackers may have gained access to 250,000 accounts on Twitter, the microblogging site said. It’s time to change your password…again. The site’s security team identified multiple access attempts by unauthorized individuals to access user data this week, the Bob Lord, director of information security, wrote on the Twitter blog on Friday afternoon. The company also uncovered “one live attack” and shut it down while it was still in progress moments later, Lord said. Further investigation revealed that attackers were able to access a subset of user data, including usernames, email addresses, session tokens,

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Roland Martin suspended

Roland Martin, CNN commentator, has been suspended for a tweet. He has not been suspended for anything he said on air, but for homophobic comments that he made during the Super Bowl in a tweet. Martin should’ve known better. We live in an odd society. We want people to be provocative. We want people to push the limits and push the edge. In order to get a following on Twitter, you have to do that. Some guy got millions of followers just by the provocative title, “Shit My Dad Says.” (Yes, he even got a television show out of it.) Yet,

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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