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Jazz referred to sexual activity

Jazz referred to sexual activity

The American musical art form jazz emerges in New Orleans around the advent of the 20th century. Jazz blends elements from varied traditions, including African and African American, religious, brass band, and blues styles. The improvisational music that results has a syncopated rhythm, and originally both the performers and audiences are African American. Read More »

Allen Allensworth killed by motorcyclist 1914

Allen Allensworth killed by motorcyclist 1914

Born into slavery in Kentucky in1842, Allen Allensworth gained his freedom in the Civil War when the Forty-fourth Illinois Volunteer Infantry was camped in Louisville, Kentucky. Young Allensworth dressed in an old uniform, plastered mud over his face and marched boldly up Main street with the Union soldiers. After escaping he served as a civilian nursing aide with the Forty-fourth ... Read More »

Henry Brown sealed in packing crate

Henry Brown sealed in packing crate

Henry Box Brown was an abolitionist lecturer and performer. Born a slave in Louisa County, he worked in a Richmond tobacco factory and lived in a rented house. Then, in 1848, his wife, who was owned by another master and who was pregnant with their fourth child, was sold away to North Carolina, along with their children. Read More »

Mother Trying to Change Her Name to Sexy

Mother Trying to Change Her Name to Sexy

An Ohio woman hates her name so much, she’ll soon ask a judge to legally change her name to Sexy. Yes, Sexy. Ranea Crabtree of Pataskala, Ohio refuses to use the name her parents gave her – Sheila. Crabtree is asking a Licking County Judge to officially change her name once and for all. Read More »

North Korea nuclear reactor restarted : US confirms

North Korea nuclear reactor restarted

The Associated Press reported this week that U.S. intelligence has evidence that North Korea is expanding its nuclear program. According to the report, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper believes that North Korea has expanded its uranium enrichment facility and restarted a plutonium reactor that was shut down in 2007. The report appeared in Clapper’s written testimony to the Senate ... Read More »

Utah School takes away kids’ lunches because of unpaid bill

Utah School takes away kids' lunches because of unpaid bill

Two state senators are paying a visit to an elementary school in Salt Lake City on Thursday, after reports emerged that the school had served meals to dozens of students — only to throw them away after a cashier confirmed their accounts had an outstanding balance. Anger and frustration followed the incident, which affected up to 40 students Tuesday at ... Read More »