In “What’d I Miss?” Ossie and a co-worker talk about “white slavery” in America, a false claim perpetuated on the internet — and long debunked.
In “What’d I Miss?” writer R. Alan Brooks and artist Cori Redford look at how Florida’s new history curriculum spins slavery — and who might want to try it out.
Myra has missed 30 years of her life, due to a coma, but has found a new friendship with her young neighbor, Ossie. Together, they both are searching for their place in this world. < Previous | Start from the beginning | Next >
Myra has missed 30 years of her life, due to a coma, but has found a new friendship with her young neighbor, Ossie. Together, they both are searching for their place in this world. < Previous | Start from the beginning | More cartoons from The Colorado Sun
It’s Independence Day, a celebration of the declaration that inspired a scrappy people to rise in opposition to their colonial oppressors and establish a great nation. On this, there is little controversy. Beautifully written and lofty in its ideals, the Declaration of Independence not only establishes that “all men are created equal,” but beseeches people […]
It seems as if the idea for the Juneteenth federal holiday sprang up from nowhere. It didn’t, of course. Many of those in the Black community have celebrated it for generations. We’ve celebrated it in Denver for years. Activists like 94-year-old Opal Lee , who was among those chosen to attend Joe Biden’s signing ceremony, […]
Democracy is under attack, and we must defend it. Our next president and Congress need to take power in January and then give it away. In four of the last seven presidential elections, the winner received less than 50% of the total votes cast. Nearly every Supreme Court nomination turns into a bitter battle royale. Congressional gerrymandering has […]
FORT COLLINS — At some point in the past few years, Nuance Chocolate became what is believed to be the world’s largest maker of single-origin chocolate. Not that founders Toby and Alix Gadd were keeping track. Their Old Town Fort Collins store and nearby chocolate factory literally feeds their passion to sample chocolate from all […]
Polly E. Bugros McLean is associate professor of media studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she has served as director of Women and Gender Studies and as the faculty associate to the chancellor. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Chancellor’s Committee on Women Award, the Chancellor’s Equity and […]
It’s been weeks since the New York Times Magazine published its intense, sprawling 1619 Project and the shock waves continue. Listen carefully and you’ll notice that white people overwhelmingly express two very different reactions when the topic arises over the pinot grigio and dry martinis. It’s either, “Why haven’t I ever heard this stuff?” or […]