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When President Obama quoted the United States' first president in his farewell address, he also embodied George Washington's concerns for future generations. He warned of foreign and domestic issues which could threaten national unity like hyper-partisanship, excessive debt and overseas wars. 

What can we learn from U.S. presidential history about modern-day administration transitions?


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A fierce and independent storyteller, Haile Gerima has 40 years of experience creating globally recognized films about identity, independence and activism.

In the 70s, Gerima was a member of UCLA’s L.A. Rebellion Film Movement and he is currently a tenured professor at Howard University.

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To make America great again, according to tweets from astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science communicator Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson, we should "invest heavily in science and technology" and "make America smart again."

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African-American spirituals, gospel and folk music all played an important role in the civil rights movement, but so did jazz. "We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite" and Charles Mingus' "Fables of Faubus" were released early in the movement, setting the tone and rhythm for a social revolution.