US-Contemporary United States (1968-present)

African and African American Studies
Ashley Tumlinson

A Love Story : The Obama’s

It all began in 1989, when Michelle Robinson was an associate at Sidley & Austin–the sixth-largest corporate law firm based in the United States. Michelle

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African and African American Studies
Erik Shannon

One Last Serve: Arthur Ashe

Arthur Robert Ashe Jr. was born on July 10, 1943 in Richmond, Virginia. Growing up, he didn’t have the “ideal childhood.” At the age of five,

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Academic Explanatory
Abigale Carney

Umm What are Bushisms?

Disfluencies are utterances that interrupt the flow of speech that include pauses, mid-phrase interruptions, repeated words, restarted sentences, made-up words, and words with elongated pronunciation.1

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Cultural History
Andrea Chavez

Be aware of the Chupacabras

Although the earliest reported sightings of the chupacabra were in the 1990s, the legendary creature has become deeply seated in the public consciousness. Those who

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