We must speak this truth: the very foundation of our country was built on the backs of enslaved people. The #1619Project —in print today in the Sunday@nytimes —is a masterpiece from @nhannahjones and her colleagues at @NYTmag .
Thanks to the courage and tireless efforts of women across the country, the 19th amendment was ratified 99 years ago today. As we commemorate this anniversary, we continue the fight for full equality and for equal access to the ballot box for all Americans.
As the Iranian tanker caught in a standoff between Tehran and the West left Gibraltar, Sunday night, August 18, U.S. President Donald Trump said that "Iran would like to talk," attributing the willingness to poor economic conditions in the country. (Reuters)
Indonesians hold a greasy pole climbing competition as part of celebrations to mark the country's Independence Day, Sunday, August 18. Hundreds of participants climb 174 slippery poles to collect prizes at the top. (AFP)
Recent news out of China suggests that the country is experiencing technical problems with its first homemade aircraft carrier.
Our Country is Free, Beautiful and Very Successful. If you hate our Country, or if you are not happy here, you can leave!
Tomorrow, the country of #Brunei will start stoning gay people to death. We need to do something now. Please boycott these hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei. Raise your voices now. Spread the word. Rise up.
The fact that Trump has lifted President Obama's ban on elephant trophies being imported into the country is a devastating blow to the survival of these beautiful animals. It's savage and pointless. It breaks my heart.
Good morning Mr. President. It would never have occurred to my mother or my father to ask me. Were you giving our country away? Hoping not.