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First Big Case for the FBI: The Osage Murders; First Book About It: “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Gann

Mollie Burkhart (right) with sister Anna and mother Lizzie. (Credit: David Grann)  In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the … Continue reading

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   A modern Robin Hood, a self-taught leader, a life wasted: this is a must-read biography of an inner city warrior 5-star Review at amazon and goodreads Raymond Washington, a name that has been overlooked, is getting some of the credit that … Continue reading

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Richest person of all time, benevolent African King Musa Keita I, forgotten #BlackHistory

   #AfricanStrength Mansa Musa Tee https://www.africanstrength.com/products/mansa-musa-tee My daughter asked me this morning if Timbuktu was ever a real place. Oh, yes! I rushed to the internet, and quickly got distracted with the story of the man who annexed the ancient, legendary, … Continue reading

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Accountable: The Joseph Usher Story 1903 murder trial still studied by law students today

 Joseph Aaron Usher Sr. (portrait, ~1820); Joseph Aaron Usher Jr’s father; heritage Native American and Irish “I did not know there was a murder mystery in my mother’s family,” Nancy Panoch writes, but not long ago, “In the process of … Continue reading

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Disappearing Husbands: the Old West legitimized abandonment, desertion

Go West, young man, go West! And if you find a wife there, don’t venture away too long on another mission, or she might not wait for you to return. “In a sense, the westward movement legitimized abandonment,” authors Linda Peavy … Continue reading

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“Framing the Black Panthers: The Spectacular Rise of a Black Power Icon” by Jane Rhodes

 Given how much the media has defined for the masses who and what the Black Panthers are, it’s helpful to find a book that specifically addresses the images manufactured by the media, with a comparison/contrast to the facts, which are … Continue reading

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“Turning in Circles” by Michelle Buckman: Sisters + Bad Boys in Small-Town South = a stunning and poignant coming of age novel

Michelle Buckman’s distinctive voice, vivid and authentic characters, and brutal honesty are very much in evidence in her seventh novel,”Turning in Circles.” Stunning, suspenseful, and poignant, this coming of age story is set in the South, in a town so … Continue reading

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