May 30, 2022

NRA convention in Houston met with fiery protest co-organized by Black Lives Matter

By Claretta Bellamy and Mike Hixenbaugh Houston’s 90-degree weather could not stop crowds of people from protesting outside the National Rifle Association’s 151st annual convention on Friday, just days after a school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, killed at least 19 children and two teachers. The hourslong protest — which was organized by Black Lives Matter Houston, Fiel Houston, Indivisible Houston and

A volunteer places American flags on Boston Common ahead of Memorial Day, Wednesday. May 26, 2021, in Boston. After more than a year of isolation, American veterans are embracing plans for a more traditional Memorial Day. They say wreath-laying ceremonies, barbecues at local vets halls and other familiar events are a welcome chance to reconnect with fellow service members and renew solemn traditions honoring the nation’s war dead. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)

Memorial Day: Holiday Created By (Former) Slaves

By Brittany Ireland Did you know that the earliest traces of the ever popular “Memorial Day” holiday began with former slaves more than 150 years ago? It’s no secret that hundreds of thousands of Black soldiers and laborers served in Union armies. Following the American Civil War, in 1865, a group of slaves worked together