America’s Labor Day Bells Will Honor Rosie the Riveter
As Americans mark Labor Day on Sept. 4, one group hopes to shed light on women, commonly referred to as Rosie the Riveter, who worked manual labor jobs to support the troops during World War II. To honor the millions of riveters, most of whom are in their 80s, Thanks! Plain & Simple, Inc. (Thanks!), […]
Where Does Hurricane Harvey Stand Among Bad Storms?
Hurricane Harvey continues to pound East Texas, and while the damage appears to be widespread, there have been surprisingly few deaths so far. The death toll stands at five now and is likely to climb as authorities are able to access all areas once the storm passes. Harvey may turn out to be one of […]
Confederate Statues Explained
The events in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday reignited a long simmering debate about Confederate statues, with many people demanding their removal and many arguing history should not be erased. The Charlottesville protests centered around Emancipation Park where there is a statue honoring Confederate general Robert E. Lee. White supremacists say the reason they wanted to […]
Five Weird Things to See in the United States
Travelers to the United States are likely familiar with some of the top tourist spots like Times Square in New York, the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone Park, but if you’re interested in seeing some things off the beaten path, here are five spots you should check out, according to […]
What take-out food reveals about US history
From fast-food restaurants to pizza delivery, the history of take-out food can tell us plenty about American history because what we eat and how we eat it, often reflects the changes taking place in society at any particular time. “You can learn a lot from food,” says Emelyn Rude, a food historian and author of Tastes […]
Are Kids Really to Blame for Women Earning Less?
A woman who works full-time earns almost $11,000 less each year than her male counterparts, a difference that adds up to nearly a half-million dollars over the course of a career, and nowhere is the gender gap more apparent than in rural areas of the United States, according to a Congressional report released this month. […]
Does Bias Impact Price of US Ethnic Food?”
Does how we feel about a certain ethnic group determine how much people are willing to pay for that group’s cuisine? If you ask Krishnendu Ray, a professor of food studies at New York University, the answer is yes. 10 MOST EXPENSIVE ETHNIC CUISINES (2014) French Japanese American Continental Italian Spanish Greek Korean Indian Mexican “Basically, […]
Here’s a List of America’s Richest & Poorest Presidents
No one knows for sure how much Donald Trump is worth, but if the New York businessman ends up winning the 2016 president election, we do know he’d be the country’s richest president ever. Trump is believed to have inherited $40 million when his father died in 1974. Bloomberg News estimates the GOP candidate is […]
Newspaper Ads Show Freed Slaves’ Desperate Search for Lost Relatives
After emancipation, some African American families that were torn apart by slavery turned to newspaper ads in hopes of finding lost loved ones. These “information wanted” advertisements primarily appeared in black-oriented newspapers, which sprang up after the end of the U.S. Civil War. A series of “Lost Friends” ads that appeared in a New Orleans […]
Which US States Have Produced the Most Presidents?
Virginia and Ohio top the list when it comes to the number of U.S. presidents each state has produced. Virginia has produced eight presidents, including some of the nation’s earliest leaders such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe. The seven presidents who hailed from Ohio include Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. […]