Courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society John Quincy Adams, editor of The Western Appeal was one of the most successful African American newspapers of the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. At the height of its popularity, it was published in six separate editions in cities across the United States, including St. Paul. The Western Appeal was first published on June 5, 1885, in St. Paul. African American newspapers were common at the time, but few of them lasted longer than a year, since they were started for cultural purposes more than commercial ones. There had been many previous African American newspapers in St. Paul, including one printed in 1876 also named the Western Appeal. It had no affiliation with the paper established in 1885. The 1885 Western Appeal was started by Samuel E. Hardy and John T. Burgett with Frederick Douglass Parker, who also served as the newspaper's first editor. It was a weekly paper, with an edition each Friday containing news, … [Read more...] about From St. Paul, editor John Quincy Adams built ‘The Western Appeal’ into a national African American newspaper
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Read more transcripts from Face the Nation here. MARGARET BRENNAN, CBS NEWS: Today on FACE THE NATION: a week of backtracking and curious contradictions from the president and his new attorney, Rudy Giuliani. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: I would love to speak. I would love to. Nobody wants to speak more than me. (END VIDEO CLIP) BRENNAN: President Trump told reporters he's eager to talk to special counsel Robert Mueller, but it's what he said about the Stormy Daniels case that could put him in legal jeopardy, as Giuliani's defense strategy backfires. We will talk to Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, and the attorney for Stormy Daniels, Michael Avenatti. We will also look ahead to the president's upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. And British Ambassador Sir Kim Darroch will be here to talk about Saturday's deadline for the president to decide if he will formally pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. The … [Read more...] about Full transcript: Face the Nation on May 6, 2018
WASHINGTON • Of all the umbrage makers in an era when outrage reigns, “Flyover State” seems minor — like “Left Coast” or “Deep South” and the snide connotations that come with those terms.But when a Washington Post opinion writer called Missouri a "Flyover State" while asking why the news regarding embattled Gov. Eric Greitens had not broken through the glass walls of national media, the question became an answer unto itself.Helaine Olen’s column blamed geography and a media hypnotized by the brutal acrimony emanating from — and directed at — President Donald Trump. In other word, that Bright Shiny Object on the Hill (apologies to the late Ronald Reagan) is so mesmerizing that no journalist can turn away from it.The tweets, the language, the “fake news” propaganda designed to goad us all — it really is goading us all. Online Post-Dispatch coverage of the Greitens … [Read more...] about Raasch: If a governor falls in a Flyover State, is it national news?
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Retropolis by Lindsey Bever by Lindsey Bever Email the author April 6 at 4:00 PM Email the author Lyle, 23, (left) and Erik Menendez, 20, in court April 12, 1991, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Kevork Djansezian/AP Photo) Not long after the two brothers had been arrested for gunning down their parents in their multimillion dollar mansion in Beverly Hills, 21-year-old Lyle Menendez put pen to paper to tell his brother what was on his mind. In a 17-page letter in 1990, Menendez told his teen brother, Erik, that he wanted to stay together. “My greatest fear is that we would not end up in … [Read more...] about Their brutal crime horrified the nation nearly 30 years ago. Now the Menendez brothers have been reunited.
President Donald Trump continued his attacks on Amazon and CEO Jeff Bezos on Thursday.Trump attacked another of Bezos's investments, the Washington Post, in a tweet calling the paper Amazon's "chief lobbyist."Washington Post editors have said there is no editorial connection with Amazon and Bezos' investment is through private funds.President Donald Trump on Thursday picked a new way to go after Amazon and its CEO Jeff Bezos, slamming a Washington Post headline about his recently announced tariffs on China."The Fake News Washington Post, Amazon’s 'chief lobbyist,' has another (of many) phony headlines, 'Trump Defiant As China Adds Trade Penalties'," Trump said. "WRONG! Should read, 'Trump Defiant as U.S. Adds Trade Penalties, Will End Barriers And Massive I.P. Theft.' Typically bad reporting!"This is not the first time that Trump has attacked the Washington Post's relationship with Amazon. As far back as July 2017, the president suggested the Post was being used for Amazon's … [Read more...] about Trump picks the ‘Fake News Washington Post’ as newest target in his war against Amazon