LA JUNTA — Three historical sites clustered on the bone-dry plains of southeastern Colorado have drawn new attention to hard truths around century-old massacres and a wartime prison, an opportunity local leaders are seizing to expand tourism that explores the lessons of the past. At one site, the Colorado National Guard and the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company attacked striking immigrant coal miners and their families who’d just endured the state’s snowiest winter in tent camps. They’d risked their lives in defiance of company owners, including John D. Rockefeller, who paid insufficient wages and forced workers to live in company housing and buy food in company stores. More than 20 people died, including 11 children, in the 1914 Ludlow Massacre . At another location, U.S. troops slaughtered more than 230 native people, mostly women, children and tribal elders, some of them clutching U.S. flags they’d been promised would protect them. The killers removed body parts and paraded them … [Read more...] about Trio of historic sites in southeastern Colorado spotlight hard truths, offer “a chance to tell that fuller story”
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Google is reportedly tracking your physical movements with your smartphone even if you select privacy settings which are supposed to stop it from doing so. According to the Associated Press , who launched an investigation into the tracking, it “found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve used a privacy setting that says it will prevent Google from doing so.” “Computer-science researchers at Princeton confirmed these findings at the AP’s request,” it continued, adding that, “Storing your minute-by-minute travels carries privacy risks and has been used by police to determine the location of suspects — such as a warrant that police in Raleigh, North Carolina, served on Google last year to find devices near a murder scene.” Despite Google claiming that you can turn off the tracking, the Associated Press revealed that this is not true, and even “with Location History paused, some Google apps automatically store … [Read more...] about Report: Google Is Tracking Your Location Even if You Tell It to Stop | Breitbart
0 Arts & Entertainment The Iowa City Senior Center will be hosting numerous events that celebrate Black History Month February into March. Press Release Desk , News Partner Posted Reply From the City of Iowa City: The Iowa City Senior Center will be hosting numerous events that celebrate Black History Month throughout all of February and into early March. Traveling Exhibit: Products of a Creative Mind Feb. 1 - 29 in The Center Lobby Get to know African American inventors and innovators who have impacted the way we eat, move, live, and stay healthy. This traveling exhibit, courtesy of the African American Museum of Iowa, will be on display in The Center lobby throughout the month of February. Humanities Iowa Program: Beyond Race, Celebrating the Missouri Compromise of 1820 and Iowa's African American History 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, in the Assembly Room Two hundred years ago, Congress passed … [Read more...] about Celebrate Black History Month At Iowa City Senior Center
In the play “Franklinland,” Benjamin Franklin is a man of many ideas and ideals. He is an avid inventor and a fellow with no shortage of appetites. And, as portrayed by Erik Sandvold in Curious Theatre Company’s amusing production of Lloyd Suh’s history-poking play, he’s not about to let you forget it. Beneath a curly, shoulder-length wig, Sandvold relishes the grandiosity and enthusiasm of one of the United States’ founding fathers. That he’s not a particularly encouraging father is cause for consideration, consternation and comedy. In fact, the person who Ben, 46, harangues most with his ambitions and his feats is his illegitimate and understandably hapless son, 20-year-old William Franklin (played by Kenny Fedorko). The play opens in 1882, with something of a prologue. A spotlight is trained on a golden box. Ben picks it up, opens it, and a tinkling rendition of “America (My Country, ‘Tis of Thee)” plays. Over the course of the play, the tune morphs in ways that signal the … [Read more...] about Thoughtful “Franklinland” tells a fictional tale of a founding father — and fatherhood
PHOENIX — Kari Lake worked her way through television interviews at her election night party, fielding a barrage of questions about her bid to be Arizona’s next governor. Votes were still being counted, and she’d been up all night. But Ms. Lake, a first-time candidate, didn’t flinch. Instead, she grabbed a reporter’s microphone, locked eyes with the camera and delivered her campaign message as seamlessly and authoritatively as if she were reporting from behind the local anchor desk she left just last year. Ms. Lake is among a crop of hard-right Republican candidates winning primaries this year with a potent mix of election lies and cultural grievances. But her polished delivery and ruthless instincts, both honed through decades in TV news, have landed her in a category all her own. The 52-year-old former journalist has drawn on a reservoir of credibility and familiarity to turn former viewers into voters. Donald J. Trump has praised her camera-ready discipline, privately telling … [Read more...] about Arizonans Trusted Kari Lake to Tell It Straight on TV. Will They Trust Her as Governor?
Vince Evans remembers the crosstown rivalry for its unrivaled terror. Before the 1976 game, Evans received a letter that contained the N-word with a warning: “If you go out there against UCLA , we’re going to blow your brains out.” Such was the life of a Black quarterback. “Imagine being a young kid playing under that kind of duress and pressure,” Evans remembered. “It was tough.” Advertisement Jimmy Jones remembers the crosstown rivalry for its unrivaled finality. Despite directing the Trojans to an unbeaten season in 1969 and establishing several school passing records during his three years as a starter there, Jones was never given a shot in the NFL. He wasn’t drafted. He wasn’t signed as a free agent. He was never even offered a tryout. He spent a year working for Chrysler before spending his entire professional career playing in Canada. Such was the life of a Black quarterback. Sports Plaschke: You read it here first: UCLA will beat USC … [Read more...] about Column: USC-UCLA crosstown rivalry makes overdue history with two Black starting QBs