Washington, DC, celebrates the 100th anniversary of Tokyo's gift of 3,000 cherry trees as a symbol of friendship between the US and Japan. But in the midst of the festivities, let's not forget our darker history.
Monday marks the 70th anniversary of the largest surrender in both American and Filipino miltary history. Writer Cecilia Gaerlan has made it her mission to raise awareness about this significant yet little-known event.
Above: Dinh V. Nguyen, the 61-year-old owner of the Ocean View shrimp boat in Biloxi, MS, said there has been no work since the BP oil spill. It costs roughly $5,000 to $7,000 to outfit a vessel before leaving dock, Nguyen said, and if the US...
Since I was very
young, I have seen photographs of Jerome, AR. In one, my grandmother is
standing in front of a black tar paper-covered barrack. She is holding my
infant mother, who is wrapped in a wool blanket, a white cap on her head. There
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