Joe and Douglas Wilder
Madison and Roland Martin
Madison with Ricky Smiley and Son
Joe Madison with Admiral Michelle Howard at Pentagon
Ron Dellums and Joe Madison
Joe at ACA Round Table
Joe, Darlene Love and Sherry
Marion Barry and Joe Madison
Madison and Atty Gen. Holder

A Noose Brings History to Life

Lonnie G. Bunch III, a historian, author, curator and educator, is the founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

The person who recently left a noose at the National Museum of African American History and Culture clearly intended to intimidate, by deploying one of the most feared symbols in American racial history. Instead, the vandal unintentionally offered a contemporary reminder of one theme of the black experience in America: We continue to believe in the potential of a country that has not always believed in us, and we do this against incredible odds.The noose — the second of three left on the National Mall in recent weeks — was found late in May in an exhibition that chronicles America’s evolution from the era of Jim Crow through the civil rights movement. Visitors discovered it on the floor in front of a display of artifacts from the Ku Klux Klan, as well as objects belonging to African-American soldiers who fought during World War I. Though these soldiers fought for democracy abroad, they found little when they returned home.
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When Trump Voters Say They “Suffered For 8 Years Under Obama,” Here’s The Perfect Response

by Natalie Dickinsin

One of many, many infuriating parts of having Trump as the President is the insufferable smugness of conservatives. When they’re not telling you to “suck it up, snowflake” or trying to sell you fake news, they’re gloating: “We suffered for eight years under that tyrant Obummer. Now it’s your turn.”

One man, Scott Mednick had enough with his Republican acquaintances and penned this powerful response:

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