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    Your Definitive Source for Guns

        Whether you are a longtime gun enthusiast or you are buying your first gun, you need a reliable source that you can count on. Choose a site like http://grabagun.com/firearms/handguns-for-sale.html and you’ll always know where to find exactly what you are looking for in a firearm. From handguns to shotguns, rifles, and ARs, you can take your pick to find the gun to suit your needs. Explore Your Options When you are in the market for a gun, it’s all about guns. You need to consider all of your alternatives before you make the considerable investment in a firearm. You also need to think about the right kind of…

  • Benjamin O. Davis
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    Celebrate Black History Month With Benjamin O. Davis

          U.S. Army general and soldier Benjamin Oliver Davis, Sr. was born on July 1, 1877, in Washington, D.C. Breaking new ground, Davis became the first African-American general in the United States Army. He began his military career as a volunteer during the Spanish-American War in 1898. Receiving his commission in 1901, Davis was made a second lieutenant in the regular army. Despite the widespread prejudice against African-Americans, he rose up the ranks, becoming a brigadier general in 1940.   During his decades of military service, Davis spent much of his time teaching others as a professor of military science and tactics at Wilberforce University in Ohio and…

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    Celebrate Black History Month With Roy Wilkins

      Roy Wilkins was born on August 30, 1901, in St. Louis, Missouri. After his mother died when he was just 4 years old, he and his siblings went to live with his maternal aunt and her spouse in the region of St. Paul, Minnesota. He majored in sociology and journalism at the University of Minnesota, working various jobs to support his way—including as an editor for the university newspaper and the African-American periodical The St. Paul Appeal. Wilkins graduated from the school in 1923. He wed social worker Aminda “Minnie” Badeau in 1929.   Upon his move to Kansas City, taking an editorial position with the Kansas City Call…

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    Celebrate Black History Month With Richard Wright

      African-American writer and poet Richard Wright was born on September 4, 1908 in Roxie, Mississippi and published his first short story at the age of 16. Later, he found employment with the Federal Writers Project and received critical acclaim for Uncle Tom’s Children, a collection of four stories. He’s well known for the 1940 bestseller Native Son and his 1945 autobiography Black Boy. Wright died in Paris, France on November 28, 1960.   In 1927, Wright finally left the South and moved to Chicago, where he worked at a post office and also swept streets. But like so many Americans struggling through the Depression, bouts of poverty settled into…

  • World's Worst Drivers: Who's Tops at Being Terrible?
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    World’s Worst Drivers: Who’s Tops at Being Terrible?

    Nobody wants to think of himself as a bad driver. In fact, psychologist Mark Horswill of the University of Queensland discovered that most drivers rate themselves as above average, even after performing poorly on a test of their hazard perception. The ugly truth is that somebody has to be among the worst drivers in the world. The question is, who? What, Exactly, Do You Mean by ‘Worst’? According to the World Health Organization’s Global Health Observatory data, 1.24 million people around the world die each year on the road. When it comes to driving, that’s about as bad as it gets. When it came down to deciding which countries had…

  • Paul Roberson
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    Let’s Celebrate Black History Month With Paul Roberson

      -April 9, 1898- January 23, 1976 -Robeson attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., where he was an All-America football player. Upon graduating from Rutgers at the head of his class, he rejected a career as a professional athlete and instead entered Columbia University. – In 1930, he was the first black actor to portray Shakespeare’s Othello in an all-white cast. -He obtained a law degree in 1923, but, because of the lack of opportunity for blacks in the legal profession, he drifted to the stage, making a London debut in 1922. -He joined the Provincetown Players, a New York theatre group that included playwright Eugene O’Neill, and appeared…