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Darryl E. Owens: ‘Roots’ reminds America’s past haunts our present, future perfect union

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“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” – Maya Angelou. In 1977, before VCRs became ubiquitous, “Roots” seized America by the throat — and never let go. Over eight nights, the trailblazing TV miniseries chronicled the struggle of kidnapped African Kunta Kinte and his descendants with a harrowing realism that rattled like leg irons in your skull. In the 1970s, “black” often prefixed insults young black kids like me…

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Two colleges, Catholic law school group join fight for Competitive Workforce Act

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A Catholic student group and two colleges are the latest organizations to voice support for the fight for statewide discrimination protections in employment, housing, and public accommodations. Winter Park-based Rollins College joins a coalition of 30 major Florida employers, including the University of North Florida (UNF) in Jacksonville, in supporting the Competitive Workforce Act. The act is comprised of House Bill 33 from Republican state Rep. Holly Raschein of Key Largo and Senate Bill 156 from Democratic state Sen. Joe…

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Local FOX station, college professor predicting Charlie Crist will declare as independent today

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The political analyst for Fox 35 in Orlando is predicting that Charlie Crist will declare today that he is running for the U.S. Senate as an Independent: Dr. Rick Foglesong is the President of the faculty at Rollins College, one of our political analysts who has time and time again predicted a run by the governor as an Independent. And now, he says he has a source inside the Crist campaign staff. Dr. Foglesong said, “A person I know in…

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