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DeRay Mckesson Landed A Book Deal

DeRay Mckesson Landed A Book Deal

Dia Dipasupil / Getty Images The most recognizable protester to emerge from the movement against police violence in the middle part of this decade has landed a book deal with Viking, the publisher told BuzzFeed News. DeRay Mckesson, who came to national prominence...
Canada PM Trudeau meets family of slain indigenous man

Canada PM Trudeau meets family of slain indigenous man

Canada PM Trudeau meets family of slain indigenous man 13 February 2018 Image copyright Facebook Image caption Colten Boushie Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has met the family of a young indigenous man who was killed by a white farmer in 2016. Gerald Stanley,...
The failed president who almost got ousted

The failed president who almost got ousted

'Farewell, to all my greatness' — President Andrew Johnson's departure from office was lampooned by Harper's Weekly. Library of Congress Who’s the most vulgar, racist, thin-skinned, vituperative U.S. president? As a historian of Reconstruction, I’ve...
The ‘real’ St. Valentine was no patron of love

The ‘real’ St. Valentine was no patron of love

Relics of St. Valentine of Terni at the basilica of Saint Mary in Cosmedin. Dnalor 01 (Own work) , CC BY-SA On Feb. 14, sweethearts of all ages will exchange cards, flowers, candy, and more lavish gifts in the name of St. Valentine. But as a historian of Christianity,...
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