Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Remembering Black History Month: Pearl Fryar

Topiary artist Pearl Fryar didn't know what a topiary was when he set out to be the first African-American to win his town's Garden of the Month award in 1984. Today his 3 acre yard in Bishopville, S.C. is a tourist destination for visitors from around the world. Fryar is the subject of the documentary A Man Named Pearl.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Obama Quote Surprises Prolife Community

President Barack Obama surprised the pro-life community last week with his life-affirming remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast. He said: "There is no God who condones taking the life of an innocent human being."

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Remebering Black History Month: Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth was born a slave named Isabella in 1797. The abolitionist later changed her name to reflect her life's work. She viewed herself as a traveling orator called to tell the truth of God's Word and the sin of slavery. Truth also spoke often on women's rights.

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Thursday, February 05, 2009

Video Shows Planned Parenthood Ignores Sexual Abuse of Minor

Life Action, a California-based pro life group, has just released an undercover video that shows Planned Parenthood ignoring child sexual abuse. The footage was taken at Tuscon Arizona Planned Parenthood clinic. The video shows an actress, posing as a pregnant 15-year-old, who informs Planned Parenthood staff that the baby's father is age 27. Instead of fulfilling the legal requirement to report the abuse, Planned Parenthood advised the girl not to bring the man to her judicial review hearing. (The hearing is required by Arizona law to waive parental consent for the abortion.)

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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Remembering Black History Month: 1st Black Senator

Hiram Revels was the first African-American elected to the United States Senate. He represented the state of Mississippi and completed the term that had been abandoned by Jefferson Davis.

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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Add Banned from the Superbowl

Here's a great ad about the potential of each human life. The group that created it wanted to air during the Superbowl. Unfortunately, NBC censored this ad as "too political".

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Remembering Black History Month: Frederick Douglass

African-American abolitionist Frederick Douglass is well-known as an outstanding historical figure of 19th century America. He was an orator who spoke against slavery and a writer who published the "North Star", an anti-slavery newspaper. In 1845, Frederick Douglass published the slave narrative, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. It was the first of his three autobiographies.
His Connection to Washington DC
In 1872, Douglass came to live in DC. He served the city in several capacities, including US Marshall for the District of Columbia.

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Monday, February 02, 2009

Remembering Black History Month: Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman was a key figure in America's anti-slavery movement during the 19th century. Known as the "Moses of her People", Tubman was the most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad. She is believed to have led over 300 slaves to freedom. She also spied for the Union Army during the Civil War.

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