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Michelle Obama Scrutinized for Saying White House Was ‘Built by Slaves’

Media sources fact-check the First Lady, questioning the historical accuracy of her statements and, ultimately, her honesty

The opening night of the Democratic National Convention, the First Lady delivered her impactful speech.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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This Day in History: Freed Black Slaves Set Sail on the ‘Mayflower of Liberia’

On Feb. 6, 1820, the Mayflower of Liberia journeyed to Africa

On Feb. 6, 1820, a group of more than 85 free men and women, former…

By Cristie Leondis

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In the News: Motown Exec Esther Gordy Edwards Dies; Hurricane Irene Gains Strength and More

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See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the web

By Janel Martinez

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