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  • Periodista mexicana publica libro sobre tráfico sexual

    Periodista mexicana publica libro sobre tráfico sexual
    Luchadora por la mujer y las niñas Slavery Inc.: The Untold Story of International Sex Trafficking no es el primer libro de Lydia Cacho y con toda seguridad no será el último. Mexicana, periodista, investigadora, líder en la lucha de los derechos de...
  • Brazilian son of ex-slave may be world's oldest person

    A Brazilian rest home for the elderly believes it may be home to the world's oldest person, a former agricultural laborer born in a runaway slave community, who is identified in documents stating he was born 126 years ago at a time when Brazil still had...
  • John Ridley on ABC's 'American Crime': 'They Told Me to Be Bold'

    John Ridley, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of "12 Years a Slave," definitely has "a lot going on" currently -- and an announcement Tuesday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour put even more attention on the scribe. ABC Entertainment Group...
  • Our Nation Of Immigrants Forgets Its Past

    Lady Liberty's lamp has been lowered. Its light flickering. The huddled masses are no longer wanted — be they tired or poor, be they homeless or hungry, be they adults or children threatened and yearning to breathe free. The welcome light has...
  • Are black voters turning against Obama?

    It may be too soon to label it a trend and there is insufficient data to confirm it, but President Obama and his party may be losing their iron grip on their most loyal and enthusiastic voting bloc: African-Americans. Last Friday in Chicago, a group of...
  • Review: 'Fierce Patriot' by Robert L. O'Connell

    Review: 'Fierce Patriot' by Robert L. O'Connell
    The American nation would be much different if Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman had never lived. Sherman was one of the four men (the others being Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant) who determined the outcome of the Civil War. His...
  • How a bishop moved Lincoln, and saved 265 Dakota Indians

    The Founding Fathers had good reasons for explicitly barring government from inserting itself into matters of religion. But nothing in the Constitution forbids a president from consulting with clerics, and meetings between presidents and religious figures...
  • Quick, hide the past

    "Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past." --Party slogan, "1984" It is an essential part of the totalitarian mentality -- excuse me, not mentality, but to use today's neo-non-word, mindset. As if approved...
  • Is Toronto Film Festival Losing Its Awards Mojo?

    Toronto's lineup, announced Tuesday, has awards pundits drooling in anticipation, but here's some free advice: Wipe away the drool and manage your expectations. A few years ago, the Canadian fest was the focus of many awards campaigns. But the...
  • Heard on the Fourth of July -- from Frederick Douglass to Ronald Reagan

     Heard on the Fourth of July -- from Frederick Douglass to Ronald Reagan
    Each year on July 4, Americans celebrate the nation's founding with picnics, fireworks, music and speechifying. Noah Remnick compiled these excerpts from notable Fourth of July speeches: Frederick Douglass, Rochester, N.Y., 1852 What, to the...
  • Going deep: Race and the third rail

    Let's take a stroll along the third rail of American culture, shall we? We can follow it straight into the grocery store, where Joy DeGruy and her sister-in-law are standing at the checkout line. The sister-in-law, who is biracial but looks white,...