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Many of our past presidents were farmers or ranchers at some point in their lives, but a handful of them significantly changed how we grow our food and eat it. We can’t examine that history, however, without also acknowledging the legacy of slavery. This Presidents Day, let’s consider how three presidents shaped our food system—and how their interventions impacted African Americans:

In Florida, as in other states, the NRA spends disproportionately more money through its political action committees (PACs) on Republicans than it does on Democrats. Find out what members of Florida’s congressional delegation had to say about the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting contrasted with the amount of money NRA PACs have spent for or against each elected official, based on a Florida Center for Investigative Reporting review of Federal Election Commission campaign finance data. Read the full story.

AMERICAN MASTERS Presents “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise,” Reflecting on the Life of the Renowned Author/Activist; and Smokey Robinson Is Honored With the Esteemed Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song THE TALK – RACE IN AMERICA and New Documentaries from INDEPENDENT LENS Discuss Race Relations Then and Now

Large numbers of Caribbean nationals, who claimed to have voted against Donald Trump, may not yet be ready to eagerly embrace him. But they’re finally coming to grips with the inevitability of him as president of the United States. Generally, those in and outside the U.S. have taken a wait-and-see approach regarding how the billionaire businessman will perform in the White House. They’re hoping a Trump administration will not disrupt their quest for the American Dream, starting with his scheduled swearing into office Jan. 20.

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