Lincoln College to close after 157 years

Lincoln College is shutting its doors permanently after serving generations of students for over 157 years. Lincoln College President David Gerlach described the shuttering of the Illinois-based school as devastating. “The loss of history, careers and a community of students and alumni is immense,” Gerlach announced on Friday, May 6, according to WMBD television station […]

Johnny Depp blasted for joke about assassinating Trump

Actor Johnny Depp is being lambasted for making a joke about assassinating President Trump during a movie promotion at the Glastonbury Festival in the United Kingdom. The actor, who may be best known for his starring role in the blockbuster movie franchise Pirates of the Caribbean, received a rock star welcome as he introduced his 2004 film The […]

Frederick Douglass statue unveiled in nation’s capital

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe. –Frederick Douglass Slave turned abolitionist Frederick Douglass was honored with a 7-foot-tall bronze statue in the […]

Unusual facts about the Emancipation Proclamation

It is undoubtly reasonable to suggest that the Emancipation Proclamation is one of the most important documents in the history of the United States. The Emancipation Proclamation — enacted 150 years ago on Jan. 1, 2013, represented the beginning of the end for slavery in the United States.

‘Lincoln’ movie review

Lincoln Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn Studio: 20th Century Fox Steven Spielberg may be the best director of the last millennium, but he’s apparently intent on making a significant impact in the new century, too. In Spielberg’s new film, Daniel Day-Lewis doesn’t merely look like Abraham Lincoln or affect his mannerisms, he brings […]