The Day the Earth Stood Still

I never heard Martin Luther King Jr. give his speech on the mall. I can't tell you where I was when John F. Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas. Nor can I recount the story of how I crowded around a television to watch Neil Armstrong take his first steps on the moon. But …

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Stop Violence Against Women Now

Fifty-three years ago on this day, Patria, Maria, and Antonia Mirabal were beaten to death by henchmen of the dictator Rafael Trujillo, leader of the Dominican Republic at that time. The Mirabal sisters were known dissidents of Trujillo's tyrannical regime. Trujillo's reign over the peninsula was brutal marked by a suspension of civil liberties and …