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In a massive mural endorsing President Donald Trump the relatively small abbreviations “WP” and “STK” were included. White Power. Shoot To Kill. Or, as some maintain, Save The Kids. Either way, both send ominous messages.…

Veteran Register reporter Bob Johnson and I were in Cofachique, the birthplace of Allen County, now nothing more than a field of soybeans. Looking across the field, I marveled at the raw emptiness of the…

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City councilwoman is calling for a plan to remove monuments and rename streets that honor figures who were slaveholders or racists. Councilwoman Melissa Robinson of the 3rd District…

Rather than condemn historic figures because they fail to meet current moral standards, let’s pause this July 4th to appreciate how far our society and the people who shaped it over the last 244 years…

Juneteenth is coming on Friday. The holiday celebrates the emancipation of African Americans from slavery in the South and is keyed to the day the Emancipation Proclamation was read to the newly freed in Texas:…

Black History Month has a history of its own. The commemorative month was founded more than 100 years ago. In 1915, 50 years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation which abolished slavery in…

Could you pass a U.S. citizenship test? To pass the U.S. citizenship test, applicants must score at least 60 percent on a test about U.S. history and civics. There are 100 potential questions, but only…