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  • Nate Parker’s Alleged Sins Won’t Keep Me From Seeing ‘The Birth of a Nation’

    08/26/2016 7:11:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | August 26, 2016 | Goldie Taylor
    They did not teach us about Nat Turner at the nearly all-white public schools I attended. Nor at the nearly all-black ones I went to. While our lessons, especially and almost solely during Black History Month, were festooned with images and chronicles of nonviolent freedom fighters, there was little if anything about the slave rebellion led by Turner that unfolded in Southampton County, Virginia, in 1831.
  • Hillary Runs Ad Connecting KKK To Trump, Forgets That Her Mentor Was KKK Recruiter

    08/25/2016 2:58:06 PM PDT · by xzins · 28 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | August 25, 2016 | Andrew Mark Miller
    Hillary Clinton did something today that is worse than anything Donald Trump has ever said or done. It was pandering. It was gross. And she should be embarrassed. She ran an ad that basically said the KKK will be in charge if Trump wins. Politics doesn’t get any lower than this. There are a few problems with the ad other than how childish it is. Not only has the KKK endorsed Hillary, but Hillary used to be good friends with someone who was actually a member. Flashback time. From Breitbart: In 2010, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fondly eulogized Sen....
  • More #BlackLivesMatter lunacy

    08/23/2016 11:56:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/23/16 | Matthew Vadum
    Plenty of Democrats favor giving black Americans reparations because of slavery, which ended a century and a half ago It never ends with these people. Everything everywhere every time is always about race. New York Black Lives Matter agitator Arielle Newton, a racist as all BLM leaders are, whined in an op-ed that “this presidential election is best characterized as a tyrannical pageant of white fear.” Whatever that means.
  • April 2006 Message from Dan (a long war between Islam and the West)

    08/22/2016 7:36:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    DanSimmons.com ^ | April 2006 | Dan Simmons
    Greetings Readers, Friends, and Other Visitors: The Time Traveler appeared suddenly in my study on New Year’s Eve, 2004. He was a stolid, grizzled man in a gray tunic and looked to be in his late-sixties or older. He also appeared to be the veteran of wars or of some terrible accident since he had livid scars on his face and neck and hands, some even visible in his scalp beneath a fuzz of gray hair cropped short in a military cut. One eye was covered by a black eyepatch. Before I could finish dialing 911 he announced in a...
  • Legalized pot is making America’s lower class poorer and less responsible

    08/21/2016 10:34:48 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 236 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8-20-16 | Naomi Schaefer Riley
    (Snip) The middle and upper classes have been the ones out there pushing for decriminalization and legalization measures, and they have also tried to demolish the cultural taboo against smoking pot. But they themselves have chosen not to partake very much. Which is not surprising. Middle-class men and women who have jobs and families know that this is not a habit they want to take up with any regularity because it will interfere with their ability to do their jobs and take care of their families. But the poor, who already have a hard time holding down jobs and taking...
  • Europeans Abolished Slavery; Africans/Muslims Still Practice It (Black lives don't matter...)

    08/04/2016 10:09:09 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | August 4, 2016 | ilana Mercer
    First he exposed the History Channel’s miniseries “Roots” as root-and-brunch fiction. Now, the courageous epistolary warrior Kunta (Jack) Kerwick has turned his attention to correcting lies about slavery, promulgated in media and scholarly circles. A point forcefully made by Kerwick is that although a vibrant, indigenous slave trade was conducted well into the nineteenth century in the interior of West Africa, slavery has become the White Man’s cross to bear. Also omitted, in the course of the “honest” conversation about race directed by our political masters, is that credit for the demise of the slave trade in Africa belongs...
  • EUROPEANS ABOLISHED SLAVERY; AFRICANS/MUSLIMS STILL PRACTICE IT

    08/04/2016 5:18:21 AM PDT · by OddLane · 8 replies
    Frontpagemag ^ | August 4, 2016 | Ilana Mercer
    First he exposed the History Channel’s miniseries “Roots” as root-and-brunch fiction. Now, the courageous epistolary warrior Kunta (Jack) Kerwick has turned his attention to correcting lies about slavery, promulgated in media and scholarly circles. A point forcefully made by Kerwick is that although a vibrant, indigenous slave trade was conducted well into the nineteenth century in the interior of West Africa, slavery has become the White Man’s cross to bear. Also omitted, in the course of the “honest” conversation about race directed by our political masters, is that credit for the demise of the slave trade in Africa belongs to...
  • Islamic State: If Muslims Ran America, ‘Lucrative African Slave Trade Would Have Continued’

    08/02/2016 9:46:23 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/2/16 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    In a bizarre digression from their latest anti-Christian tirade, the Islamic State addressed the question of black slavery, claiming that if Muslims had been in charge of Western states, the slave trade would have continued. If Muslims rather than Christians had been running things in countries like the U.S., the Islamic State argues in the most recent issue of its propaganda magazine Dabiq, “the lucrative African slave trade would have continued, supporting a strong economy.” As usual, the Islamic State supports its position with theological arguments, suggesting that Allah is pleased with slavery, as long as the slaves are infidels....
  • Islamic State: If Muslims Ran America, ‘Lucrative African Slave Trade Would Have Continued’

    08/02/2016 6:18:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 2, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams
    In a bizarre digression from their latest anti-Christian tirade, the Islamic State addressed the question of black slavery, claiming that if Muslims had been in charge of Western states, the slave trade would have continued. If Muslims rather than Christians had been running things in countries like the U.S., the Islamic State argues in the most recent issue of its propaganda magazine Dabiq, “the lucrative African slave trade would have continued, supporting a strong economy.”
  • Venezuela’s socialist government adopts forced labor law

    07/29/2016 6:28:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 29, 2016 | John Sexton
    Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has a plan to “guarantee food supply, social justice, and democracy.” As with most of Maduro’s plans, it will accomplish none of those things. Vice News reports: “A new decree establishing that any employee in Venezuela can be effectively made to work in the country’s fields as a way to fight the current food crisis is unlawful and effectively amounts to forced labor,” Amnesty International said in a statement released on Thursday. President Nicolás Maduro signed a decree at the end of last week that gives powers to the labor ministry to order “all workers from...
  • Racially Incorrect Facts on Slavery: African Slave Traders - The black roots of African slavery

    07/29/2016 10:57:21 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 28 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | July 29, 2016 | Jack Kerwick
    Ask yourself this: In all of the gazillions of lectures and tirades (there have, as to date, been no genuine conversations) on slavery, have you ever heard of the names of John Currantee and Ephraim Robin John? Such names—and there are many, many more—belong to a racially incorrect history of slavery, an historical account that threatens to rip asunder the ideological foundations of the Racism-Industrial-Complex (RIC), or Big Racism. For centuries and centuries, courtesy of both Arabs and its indigenous peoples, slavery was endemic throughout the continent of Africa. Contrary to what contemporary mythical portraits like Roots would have us...
  • Greenfield: Free Michelle Obama's Slaves

    07/28/2016 6:21:37 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 15 replies
    FrontPage ^ | July 28, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Free Michelle Obama’s Slaves Michelle’s lifestyle is built by slaves. July 28, 2016 Daniel Greenfield 20 Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. At the DNC, Michelle Obama put on her victimhood hat one more time and declared, “I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves.” It’s not a new line, but an ongoing mantra. Back in 2009, Michelle whined that, “Many slaves who couldn’t enter the building worked to create the building.” But that’s too past tense. Michelle’s house continues to be...
  • Racially Incorrect Facts Regarding Race and Slavery

    07/22/2016 10:52:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2016 | Jack Kerwick
    As was recently shown, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, with its central claim that police around the country are hunting and killing innocent black men, is a lie. Yet the BLM myth is enmeshed within a larger narrative, a narrative of eternal White Racism. And couched within this tale are distortions and outright crucially false ideas of slavery. In the interest of that “honest discussion” of race that the Eric Holders and Barack Obamas of the world claim to want, I submit considerations without which no such discussion can be had.One glaringly inconvenient truth that, odds are, few folks...
  • Pregnant girl, 14, allegedly burned to death by her in-laws

    07/18/2016 10:36:36 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 32 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | July 17, 2016 | Kaeim Sharifi, AP
    KABUL - An Afghan father was on a quest for justice Monday after saying that his pregnant 14-year-old daughter was burned to death by her in-laws, the latest reported case of violence against women in the country. Afghanistan faces serious human rights issues, including physical and sexual violence against women and so-called honour killings that often involve immolation. The 45-year-old father, Mohammad Azam, said that he came to the capital, Kabul, to seek justice for his daughter Zarah. He told The Associated Press that she was tortured and set on fire by her husband's family last week. She died in...
  • If you oppose slavery, then you oppose radical Islam

    07/16/2016 5:15:57 PM PDT · by HarborSentry · 22 replies
    Rand Koch blog ^ | July 16, 2016 | Rand Koch
    (Referencing poster in blog website, but you've seen it on Drudge today) This is the poster for the upcoming movie A Birth of a Nation. The movie is probably controversial. But I'm not talking about the movie today. I am talking about slavery. Most people like to think that they would have opposed slavery if they had been around in the 1800s. And most of those people are fooling themselves. I doubt that more than a handful of those movie­makers would have fought against it. Very simply, if you oppose slavery, then you oppose radical Islam. If you do not...
  • Yale Employee Smashes Historic Stained Glass Window Because ‘It’s 2016’

    07/14/2016 11:28:17 AM PDT · by massmike · 119 replies
    http://dailycaller.com/ ^ | 07/14/2016 | Blake Neff
    A Yale University employee is out of a job, and the school is out a window, after he used a broomstick to smash a stained-glass window he complained was racist. Until recently, Thomas Menafee worked as a dishwasher for Yale. But he says he grew enraged that, while working at Yale’s Calhoun College, he had to see a stained glass window which shows black laborers harvesting cotton. The window, he said, was an offensive portrayal of slavery, and so on June 13 he impulsively decided to eliminate it by force. “I took a broomstick, and it was kind of high,...
  • Yale Cafeteria Worker Resigns After Breaking “Racist,” One-of-a-Kind Stained Glass

    07/12/2016 1:11:35 PM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Heat Street ^ | July 11, 2016 | Emily Zanotti
    A Yale cafeteria worker has resigned after smashing a historic stained glass window in Yale’s notorious Calhoun College residence hall, which is named after the 19th century white supremacist John C. Calhoun. The stained glass depicted two slaves picking cotton. The worker, Corey Menafee, is black. He told the New Haven Independent that the dining hall window was “racist” and “very degrading” and that last month, while working an event for the college, he decided to use a broomstick to smash the window.
  • “You don’t sell the Motherland,” Pope says in a letter to Argentina

    07/08/2016 7:22:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Vatican Insider News ^ | July 8, 2016 | ANDREA TORNIELLI
    Francis has sent a message to the Argentinians for the 200th anniversary of their country’s independence. We pray that the country will be defended against all forms of colonisation, he said
  • EU countries employ slave laborers from North Korea, rights group reveals

    07/06/2016 1:42:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Jul. 6, 2016 1:56 (updated: 2:08) | (EurActiv.com with agencies)
    North Korea has sent hundreds of workers to labor as “state-sponsored slaves” in member states as Pyongyang seeks to circumvent international sanctions aimed at starving it of money over its nuclear weapons program, rights campaigners said on Wednesday (5 July). North Korean laborers commonly work 10-12 hour shifts, six days a week, but up to 90% of their pay is sent back to the hermit state, according to the European Alliance for Human Rights in North Korea (EAHRNK). Most are working in Polish shipyards, construction sites and farms. North Koreans are also employed in leisure and clothing firms in Malta,...
  • Democratic Debacle (1964 convention, repercussions today)

    07/27/2004 9:59:49 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies · 1,244+ views
    America Heritage ^ | July 2004 (cover date) | Joshua Zeitz
    On Saturday they would appear before the convention’s Credentials Committee and ask to be seated as the official Mississippi state delegation... Shortly after he signed the Civil Rights Act, Lyndon Johnson told his aide Joseph Califano, "I think we’ve delivered the South to the Republican party for your lifetime and mine." Maybe so, but he was determined to hold onto the region long enough to ensure his own re-election; the opinion polls might show him leading the Republican candidate, Barry Goldwater, by an enormous margin, but he was desperate not to stoke the fires of sectional conflict. Only one...
  • Swedish politician: Migrant rape isn’t as bad

    07/04/2016 10:13:53 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 133 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/7/16 | Gil Ronen
    Swedish Left Party politician Barbro Sörman has suggested that it’s “worse” when Swedish men rape women, than when immigrants do so. “The Swedish men who rape do it despite the growing gender equality. They make an active choice. It’s worse imo [in my opinion],” Sörman tweeted. Sörman, a self-described socialist and a feminist, made the observation in response to what she claimed was excessive media focus on the fact that most of the rapes in Sweden are committed by immigrants. She explained that Swedish men are brought up in a society that believes in gender equality and therefore should be...
  • Were Hebrews Ever Slaves in Ancient Egypt? Yes

    07/03/2016 10:06:40 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    Haaretz ^ | April 14, 2016 | Philippe Bohstrom
    Conclusively, Semitic slaves there were. However, critics argue there's no archaeological evidence of a Semitic tribe worshiping Yahweh in Egypt. Because of the muddy conditions of the East Delta, almost no papyri have survived -- but those that did, may provide further clues in the search for the lost Israelites. The papyrus Anastasi VI from around 3200 years ago describes how the Egyptian authorities allowed a group of Semitic nomads from Edom who worshiped Yahweh to pass the border-fortress in the region of Tjeku (Wadi Tumilat) and proceed with their livestock to the lakes of Pithom. Shortly afterwards, the Israelites...
  • 'Pyramids were built by leadership skills, not slavery'

    05/28/2011 12:36:29 PM PDT · by decimon · 67 replies
    Press Trust of India ^ | May 23, 2011 | Staff Reporter
    It was the leadership skills of the rulers and not the bondage of slavery that motivated the labourers to toil hard in building the ancient Egyptian pyramids, claims a top leadership guru. Indonesia-based Arthur Carmazzi will soon come out with a book arguing how the leadership skills of the rulers of Egypt were responsible for building the giant structures regarded as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. "Various researches have already shown that the labourers were not slaves. It was more about getting work done through leadership skills, rather than by slavery and exploitation. Even today we look...
  • Who's Watching the Watchers?

    06/22/2016 11:44:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | Bob Barr
    To the typical liberal, nothing engenders greater panic and crippling fear than the sight of a firearm; especially the Mainstream Media’s self-defined posterchild for gun violence, the AR-15. The Left’s irrational reaction to the popular sporting rifle, enjoyed (safely and legally) by millions of recreational and competition shooters across America, is so potent the New York Daily News’ resident pansy, Gersh Kuntzman, claims to have suffered “temporary PTSD” from merely firing the rifle at a gun range. Yet, in spite of its obvious and repetitive ignorance on firearm information, the Left considers itself capable of engaging in an adult discussion...
  • Get it straight: Democrats enslaved the Black America Republicans fought and died to free Part III

    06/20/2016 8:47:28 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/20 /16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    This is a continuation of the list of steps benevolent Republicans took to help the slaves held by Southern Democrats. On January 8, 1867 the Republican Congress had to override Democrat Andrew Johnson’s veto of a bill to give District of Columbia African-Americans the right to vote. The following July it had to override another Johnson veto of another Civil Rights bill designed to help African Americans. When the Republicans began an impeachment trial of Democrat President Johnson in March of 1868, his answer was, “This is a country for white men, and by God, as long as I am...
  • Exclusive: Armitage to back Clinton over Trump

    06/16/2016 10:41:18 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 63 replies
    Politico ^ | Michael Crowley
    Richard Armitage, the deputy secretary of state under George W. Bush, says he will vote for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump, in one of the most dramatic signs yet that Republican national security elites are rejecting their party’s presumptive nominee. Armitage, a retired Navy officer who also served as an assistant secretary of defense under Ronald Reagan, is thought by Clinton aides to be the highest ranking former GOP national security official to openly support Clinton over Trump.
  • N. Korea summons workers from Kuwait after mass strike: report

    06/11/2016 7:09:20 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Korea Times ^ | 2016-06-08
    N. Korea summons workers from Kuwait after mass strike: report North Korea has summoned dozens of workers from Kuwait for staging a mass strike in protest of their working conditions, a U.S.-based media outlet said Wednesday. According to Radio Free Asia, dozens of North Korean construction workers in Kuwait went on strike in December after their North Korean employer offered to pay them with checks cashable in the North instead of wages. "As people began to disobey orders and desert their workplaces, North Korean authorities belatedly took steps to tackle the issue," RFA said. "On May 17, they quickly summoned...
  • African Woman Destroys Black/Liberal Praise Of Muhammad Ali With 1 Question

    06/10/2016 7:33:03 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 49 replies
    Mad World News ^ | 6/10/16 | Dom the Conservative
    After the recent death of famous champion heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali, liberals, blacks, and even conservatives have flooded social media with praise for the sports legend. However, one African woman is wondering if blacks who are mourning his loss have lost their minds — and it’s all because of one thing most are too star-struck to realize. Mona Walter is an ex-Muslim Somali activist who is determined to expose what her former religion has done for 1,400 years and is planning to do to Western countries. After immigrating to Sweden when she was 19, she was given the opportunity to...
  • Venezuela's top court bans media's publishing videos of lynchings

    06/09/2016 5:26:34 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6-8-16 | Diego Oré; Alexandra Ulmer
    Venezuela's Supreme Court on Wednesday banned media from publishing videos of lynchings, saying they create "anxiety and uncertainty" in a country ravaged by violent crime and an economic crisis. The OPEC nation's society is in upheaval amid triple-digit inflation, a deep recession and brutal shortages of food and medicine. As Venezuelans have grown increasingly angry at frequent thefts, hold-ups and homicides, mob beatings and lynchings have increased in the country, which is already one of the world's most violent. Gory videos of mob justice or photos of bloody corpses sometimes make the rounds on social media. President Nicolas Maduro's socialist...
  • Kasich legalizes medical marijuana in Ohio

    06/09/2016 6:11:20 PM PDT · by Ken H · 122 replies
    Politico ^ | June 08, 2016 | BRIANNA GURCIULLO
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed a medical marijuana legalization bill into law on Wednesday, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported. The former Republican presidential candidate's penmanship makes Ohio the 26th state in the nation to legalize marijuana use for medical purposes.
  • Michelle Obama tells graduating students she wakes up in a ‘house built by slaves’

    06/03/2016 4:20:47 PM PDT · by blueyon · 128 replies
    BPR bizpacreview ^ | 6/03/16 | Carmine Sabia
    Many Americans are counting the days until President Obama and his wife Michelle leave the White House, and the first lady may be among them. Delivering the commencement speech for the City College in New York on Friday, she turned the graduation speech into a racial rallying cry. She even managed to take shots at presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump along the way. Michelle told the graduates that they ought to beware of people who want to “build up walls to keep people out” and that the “story” of America is the story of immigrants. “It’s the story that...
  • Israel fills UN hall for anti-BDS conference

    05/31/2016 7:17:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 31, 2016 7:52 PM EDT | Michael Astor
    Over 1,500 students filled the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday for a conference sponsored by the Israeli mission on how best to combat a movement on many U.S. campuses calling for a boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel over its treatment of the Palestinians. Taking place in the same hall where 40 years ago 72 nations voted to equate Zionism with racism, Israel’s Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon called the conference an “historic” event. Separately, Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour dismissed the conference as “no big deal.” The boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (BDS) seeks to ostracize Israel...
  • The government wants restaurants to cut down on salt

    06/01/2016 9:07:58 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 57 replies
    The proposed guidelines, released today, recommend sodium goals by restaurant product or menu item, 150 categories in total, designed with a salt intake goal for Americans in mind. “Many Americans want to reduce sodium in their diets, but that’s hard to do when much of it is in everyday products we buy in stores and restaurants,” Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said. “Today’s announcement is about putting power back in the hands of consumers, so that they can better control how much salt is in the food they eat and improve their health.” The Center for Science in...
  • The primordial world of Islam

    05/31/2016 6:28:44 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/31/16 | Alexander Maistrovoy
    The involution of Islam is just one side of the coin. The other one, which is not less horrifying, is the spiritual degradation of the West that welcomes the primordial predatory world with cute teddy bears, songs about peace and flowers The Islamic world of the Middle East is sinking into the gloomy and forgotten past: the Bronze Age, the world of slavery, human sacrifice, pedophilia, sexual sacred traditions, beliefs in conspiracies and now the most terrible - ritual cannibalism Beaten dogs and “donkeys-occupiers” In the 90s, when working on an article about homeless animals, I visited a shelter for...
  • Snoop Dogg rails against ‘Roots’ remake, calls for boycott – does he have a point?

    05/31/2016 9:33:28 AM PDT · by Paradox · 34 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 5/31/2016 | Frieda Powers
    Rapper Snoop Dogg will not be watching the remake of the miniseries “Roots,” and is calling on others to follow his lead. In a profanity-filled video on Instagram, the 44-year-old rap star and actor slammed the History Channel’s remake of the landmark 1977 miniseries about slavery, which began airing Monday. “I’m sick of this s—. How the f— are they going to put ‘Roots’ on, on Memorial Day?” he said in the video posted Monday. “They going to just to keep beating that s— into our heads about how they did us, huh?” Starting the video by saying “No disrespect,”...
  • Snoop Dogg lambasts Roots remake: 'I can't watch it'

    05/30/2016 7:31:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 84 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | May 30, 2016
    The remake of Roots has gained widespread critical acclaim – but not from Snoop Dogg, who posted a short video on Instagram on Monday criticising the show, and suggesting that African Americans should not watch it. In the video, the rapper said that he was fed up with watching films and TV shows that depicted the abuse of black Americans. “12 Years a Slave, Roots, Underground, I can’t watch none of that shit,” Snoop Dogg said, also taking aim at the Steve McQueen-directed Oscar-winning film and the WGN TV series about slaves in Georgia escaping via an underground railroad, which...
  • Indian women 'sold' like products in a retail shop in Gulf states for $1,500. Andhra minister

    05/28/2016 3:17:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    MFS The Other News ^ | May 27, 2016
    "Instructions should be issued to Indian embassy officials in Gulf countries to interfere in the matter and provide necessary help in terms of food, clothing and shelter," he wrote. Women domestic workers from Andhra Pradesh are languishing in jails in the Gulf states after attempting to flee abusive employers or overstaying their visas, said Palle Raghunatha Reddy, minister for non-resident Indian welfare, urging the national government to help them. In a letter to Sushma Swaraj, Reddy called for action to bring back the women. “Necessary steps should be initiated to bring them to their native areas safely by providing free...
  • Grim reality of life in ancient Rome revealed: Average worker was DEAD by 30 [tr]

    05/28/2016 5:01:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 28, 2016 | Ekin Karasin
    The average ancient Roman worker was riddled with arthritis, suffered broken bones and was dead by 30 thanks to a diet of rotting grains and a lifetime of hard labour. The grim realities of the Eternal City were revealed in a study carried out by an Italian team of specialists that used modern-scanning techniques to analyse 2,000 ancient skeletons. The majority of the skeletons from the first and third century AD, found in the suburbs of the ancient city, had broken collar bones, noses and hand bones.
  • Georgetown University’s ugly past has caught up with its PC administrators

    05/25/2016 9:04:45 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/25/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The corruption of our great institutions has often been brought about by their location and nearness to the worst influences in our society. Georgetown University’s location in Washington DC, the heart of America’s political cesspool, raises an interesting question about which institution corrupted which. Did Washington corrupt the Jesuit school or was it the school and its disgusting history that helped corrupt the workings of our government? Recently uncovered historical records have revealed that during a financial crisis in its earliest days, Georgetown was forced to sell off one of the Jesuit Order’s most valuable assets to stay afloat. In...
  • 160th Anniversary: The Caning of Senator Charles Sumner (R). (May 22nd 1856)

    05/22/2016 9:49:44 AM PDT · by ak267 · 65 replies
    wikipedia ^ | 5-22-216 | wiki
    On May 22, 1856, in the United States Congress, Representative Preston Brooks attacked Senator Charles Sumner with a walking cane in retaliation for a speech given by Sumner two days earlier. The beating nearly killed Sumner and it drew a sharply polarized response from the American public on the subject of the expansion of slavery in the United States. It has been considered symbolic of the "breakdown of reasoned discourse"[1] that eventually led to the American Civil War.
  • Yale: John Calhoun Stays - But What About Elihu Yale?

    05/21/2016 5:35:57 AM PDT · by Davy Buck · 3 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 19 May 2016 | Richard Williams
    So if we use the same logic used in regards to Confederate figures and icons in the South, Yale should change its name. Why don't we hear that demand from the "historians" in the blogosphere? That's simple. It does not serve the purpose of their agenda, at least not yet. And maybe, in this instance, the administration at Yale realized that Calhoun was the low-hanging fruit and once he had been vanquished, the offended would aim higher - at Elihu Yale. And what might alumni benefactors have to say about that? All that there moral reformin' could get expensive. Virtue-signaling...
  • Sotomayor Urges Mandatory Pro Bono for All Lawyers

    05/19/2016 11:10:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 71 replies
    National Law Journal ^ | May 17, 2016 | Tony Mauro
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Monday that all lawyers should be required to provide pro bono legal services. "I believe in forced labor" when it comes to improving access to justice for the poor, she said during an appearance at the American Law Institute's annual meeting in Washington. "If I had my way, I would make pro bono service a requirement."
  • Roots: The Groundbreaking Series Reimagined

    05/18/2016 9:52:29 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 62 replies
    History Channel ^ | May 17, 2016
    HISTORY® premieres "Roots" on Memorial Day 2016, airing over four consecutive nights at 9 p.m. beginning Monday, May 30, it was announced today by Paul Buccieri, President of A&E and HISTORY. The four-night, eight-hour event series developed by HISTORY, from A+E Studios, is a historical portrait of American slavery recounting the journey of one family and their will to survive and ultimately carry on their legacy despite hardship.
  • Hou ISD Ignoring Arabic Slave Connection (Qatar $$ for Arabic Immersion School)

    05/12/2016 11:15:33 AM PDT · by magna carta · 3 replies
    740 KTRH NewsRadio ^ | May 12,2016 | Nik Rajkovik
    Some Houston ISD parents say the board of trustees is ignoring the Arabic connection to slavery ahead of Thursday's vote to rename schools honoring those with Confederate ties. For much of the school year, a small group has been protesting outside HISD's new Arabic Immersion Magnet School, paid for in part by money from the Qatar Foundation. “HISD is accepting money from the state that sponsors ISIS, that sponsors terror and slavery, and yet they are about to withdraw the school names of various Confederate heroes,” says Elizabeth Theiss, founder of “Stop the Magnet.” Theiss says HISD is not alone....
  • Millennials are more open to idea of slavery reparations: Study shows...

    05/11/2016 5:11:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 93 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/11/16
    Millennials are more open to idea of slavery reparations: Study shows majority of young people think African Americans should be compensated for ancestors' suffering **SNIP** Baby boomers between ages 51-69 are similar, with a 79-17 per cent margin against reparations. The numbers start changing when it comes to Generation Xers, with Americans between the ages of 35-50 breaking 73 per cent to 25 per cent against reparations. The biggest shift comes with millennials, with a majority — 51 per cent — saying that reparations should be paid or they were unsure of whether reparations should be paid.
  • Why we should welcome a real trial about slave reparations

    05/11/2016 7:41:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/11/2016 | John Massoud
    For the past fifteen or so years, there has been a movement among some liberals to require that the descendents of former slaves be paid for the suffering of their ancestors. Conservatives have railed against this transfer of wealth, saying (rightly, one should add) that a person or entity cannot be held responsible for the actions of another person who has been dead for over 150 years. Lloyd’s of London was sued in 2004 by a group of descendents of African slaves, and the British court system ruled against their claim. There have been other claims made by the descendents...
  • Heidi Cruz Likens Husband's Campaign to Efforts to End Slavery

    05/10/2016 11:43:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 140 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | May 10, 2016 | Patrick Svitek
    Drawing a parallel between the long-term efforts of her husband's supporters and the fight to end slavery, Heidi Cruz said Tuesday that it took "a lot longer than four years" for the latter fight to be successful.
  • Muhammad: The White Prophet with Black Slaves (David Wood)

    05/05/2016 6:02:05 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | Feb 12, 2016 | David Wood
    Video - Wood goes through the Islamic texts which describes the very white complected Prophet who owned black slaves. The Prophet describes the Devil as a black man. Also - anyone calling the Prophet a black man would receive the death penalty.
  • Elizabeth Smart joined Operation Underground Railroad on a mission [2015]

    04/30/2016 10:47:17 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 84 replies
    Utah Valley 360 ^ | March 11, 2015 | N/A
    She was back. Back where she was held captive. Back where she feared she would never see her family again. Back in Imperial County, California. But this time she had shifted from defense to offense. In 2002, Elizabeth Smart made headlines when she was kidnapped from her bedroom in Salt Lake. Smart, only 14 at the time, spent nine months held captive in the mountains near her family’s home and later in Imperial County, California, which is where she returned 12 years later for a special mission with Operation Underground Railroad. Operation Underground Railroad For 12 years as a U.S....
  • Harriet Tubman Was A Gun-Toting Republican

    04/22/2016 3:19:19 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    There are some knee-jerk reactions to the seemingly "political correctness run amok" move to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, replacing President Andrew Jackson. But the replacing of the slave-owning founder of the Democratic Party with a gun-toting black Republican may spark a political debate worth having and unearth historical truths worth learning. As PJ Media described the announcement: The first woman on United States bank notes will be the famous abolitionist and Republican Harriet Tubman, Politico reported Wednesday. She will give the boot to the nation's sixth president and a major figure in the Democratic Party, Andrew Jackson,...