James Monroe Enslaved Hundreds. Their Descendants Still Live Next Door.

So many Monroes in rural Albemarle County remember the moment they asked a parent or grandparent if they were somehow connected to the nation’s fifth president, James Monroe.

The telltale entrance sign to Monroe’s plantation estate, now a museum, had been a fixture of their childhoods, part of the landscape on the route back and … Read the rest

Real Story Behind Cypress Hill Smoking Weed On ‘SNL’

In 1993 the California hip-hop group Cypress Hill had 2 platinum albums under their belt. The group had insane hits with “Insane in the Brain” and “Hits From the Bong” circling around the country.

During that time the group was pioneering weed culture. They definitely weren’t the only ones smoking but they were the rappers … Read the rest

Why Prince Harry Didn’t Go To University Like His Brother

We’ve heard so much over the years about Kate and William’s relationship at university ⁠— how they met, dated, broke up, dated again, broke up a second time, got back together ⁠— that it’s easy to forget Harry. Like, why didn’t he go to university? Wait, maybe he did and we just forgot?

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Ta-Nehisi Coates: “Joe Biden Shouldn’t Be President”

Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden is under fire for fondly reminiscing about his “civil” relationship with segregationist senators in the 1970s and 1980s. Speaking at a fundraiser at the Carlyle Hotel in New York City on Tuesday night, Biden expressed nostalgia for his relationship with the late Democratic pro- segregation Senators James Eastland of Mississippi

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