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  • A former slave and two-time Olympian just became an Airman

    02/27/2018 9:40:16 AM PST · by Freeport · 21 replies
    We Are The Mighty ^ | Feb. 26, 2018 | Airman 1st Class Dillon Parker
    After enduring countless hardships and overcoming unimaginable obstacles, Airman 1st Class Guor Maker, a dental assistant currently in technical training, found his way out of war-torn South Sudan, Africa and into the U.S. nearly 20 years ago.SurvivingAs one of roughly 20,000 children uprooted by the gruesome Second Sudanese Civil War, Maker’s childhood was far from normal. After losing 28 family members, including eight of his nine siblings, 8-year-old Maker set out on foot from South Sudan to live with his uncle.“The country I came from was torn apart by war,” said Maker. “It was all I knew growing up,...
  • Leander ISD school assignment has students draw themselves as slaves

    02/11/2018 10:12:13 AM PST · by bgill · 28 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Feb. 10, 2018 | cbs
    An Austin mother is upset that Four Points Middle School sent her daughter home this week with an assignment to “Draw a picture of yourself as a slave…” “This is a learning tool that is not acceptable under any circumstances,” stated Tonya Jennings. The assignment is in reference to discussions of “slave life in Texas in the 1850’s”, according to a picture of the assignment sent to CBS Austin by Jennings. Upon learning of the assignment, Jennings husband went to the school Friday to discuss the issue with administrators. A Leander ISD spokesperson sent a statement to CBS Austin Saturday...
  • Brazile: I Found 'No Evidence' That Dem Primaries Were 'Rigged'

    11/05/2017 4:11:51 PM PST · by Hadean · 74 replies
    MSN.com ^ | Nov. 5, 2017
    Donna Brazile, the former interim chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), on Sunday said she found no evidence “whatsoever” that the 2016 primary process was “rigged.” “I found no evidence, none whatsoever,” Brazile said on ABC News’ “This Week.” Brazile claimed the only thing she found “was this memorandum that prevented the DNC from running its own operation.” In a piece in Politico on Tuesday, Brazile accused Hillary Clinton’s campaign of exerting improper financial and decision-making control over the DNC before she won the party’s nomination. Asked on Sunday to comment on Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) claim that the 2016 Democratic primary was rigged for Clinton,...
  • ESPN Host Compares Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones To A Slave Owner

    10/10/2017 1:27:18 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 100 replies
    AP via The Washington Times ^ | 10/10/17 | Bradford Richardson
    On the same day that Jemele Hill was suspended from ESPN for tweeting about politics, another network personality, Michael Wilbon, compared Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to a slave owner. Mr. Wilbon, co-host of “Pardon the Interruption,” took issue with Mr. Jones’ stance that players who do not stand for the national anthem before football games will not play. “And the word that comes to my mind―and I don’t care who doesn’t like me using it―is plantation,” Mr. Wilbon said on Monday’s show. “The players are here to serve me, and they will do what I want. No matter how...
  • Nice Job NFL: Kaepernick Is Now Comparing Police Officers to Slave Catchers, Retweeting Communists

    09/30/2017 6:16:56 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 68 replies
    GP ^ | 09/30/17 | Jim Hoft
    Will the NFL be commenting on this? Their protest hero is comparing US police to slave catchers — and retweeting the Communists.    Colin Kaepernick also retweeted the US Communist Party.
  • How North Korea Uses Slave Labor Exports to Circumvent Sanctions

    07/11/2017 5:52:16 AM PDT · by ptsal · 3 replies
    Military.com ^ | July 10, 2017 | Joseph V. Micallef
    [snip]Of all the egregious forms of modern day slavery, none is more despicable or far reaching than the export of slave labor by North Korea. It's estimated that North Korean slave labor is utilized in over 45 countries around the world.... [snip]In addition to their trade activity, these various organizations also operate hotels, Korean themed restaurants and gift stores selling traditional crafts, principally in China and Russia, all of which are staffed by North Korean laborers.
  • Apparently #NotAllBlackLivesMatter: The Very Real Slave Trade and the Deafening Media Silence

    04/21/2017 6:32:59 AM PDT · by davikkm · 10 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    In a society where every poor, downtrodden violent thug is mourned as a Saint when they are shot by police whilst in the commission of a crime, we should expect a somewhat larger reaction to the fact that slavery of black people is alive and well in the world. Not the idiotic “excuse-driven” slavery espoused by the Liberals (“poor man was forced to work 40 hours per week at minimum wage”), but real, actual slavery: the buying and selling of human beings, and all the horror that entails. But slavery has never been fully eradicated, despite the British naval efforts...
  • Man who filmed the United Airlines passenger: 'I don't blame the security guards at all'

    04/13/2017 3:37:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 190 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 11, 2017 | Sean Langille
    The person who filmed the video of a man being forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight over the weekend says security is not to blame for the situation. "It's clearly the man's fault that security had to drag him off. He was resisting. I don't blame the security guards at all," Tyler Bridges, who captured the moment on his cellphone, told Fox Business on Tuesday.
  • Sorry Ben Carson Critics: Obama Also Referred to Slaves as Immigrants

    03/08/2017 12:10:33 PM PST · by davikkm · 12 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Here is Obama in 2015: Certainly, it wasn’t easy for those of African heritage who had not come here voluntarily and yet in their own way were immigrants themselves. There was discrimination and hardship and poverty. But, like you, they no doubt found inspiration in all those who had come before them. And they were able to muster faith that, here in America, they might build a better life and give their children something more. Here is Carson: That’s what America is about, a land of dreams and opportunity. There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of...
  • The face of raw courage: Brave Yazidi teenager was kidnapped by jihadis and sold into sexual slavery

    02/05/2017 5:09:10 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 33 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7 January 2017 | Ian Birrell
    Lamiya Haji Bashar was condemned to sex slavery by Islamic State members She tried to escape many times but was hauled back, sold, attacked and raped The teen was injured when she escaped after another teen stepped on a mine Lamiya hopes to go to university and is raising awareness of the Yazidi slaves (must read, ISIS MUST END)
  • U.S. owes black people reparations for a history of ‘racial terrorism,’ says U.N. panel

    09/27/2016 5:09:21 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 94 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/27/16 | Ishaan Tharoor
    The history of slavery in the United States justifies reparations for African Americans, argues a recent report by a U.N.-affiliated group based in Geneva. This conclusion was part of a study by the United Nations' Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, a body that reports to the international organization's High Commissioner on Human Rights. The group of experts, which includes leading human rights lawyers from around the world, presented its findings to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday, pointing to the continuing link between present injustices and the dark chapters of American history.
  • 5 Ways Law Enforcement Will Use Tattoo Recognition Technology - Electronic Frontier Foundation

    06/03/2016 4:18:03 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 16 replies
    Electronic Freedom Foundation ^ | 06/02/2016 | Dave Maass and Aaron Mackey and Soraya Okuda
    5 Ways Law Enforcement Will Use Tattoo Recognition Technology - Electronic Frontier Foundation https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/05/5-ways-law-enforcement-will-use-tattoo-recognition-technology?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWm1NeU56TmxOelptT0RjNCIsInQiOiI4dk1NRjl2bld2Mk5aRW9weFpod1h4djJxTTZ3Kzg5NEJRc0NjMmFOWmVUc3dsQmlYSmdWajZaUDVMU2ZNcitrclNIa25RVGlZaXVtbG85OHBsNWRld3RadkRRWWMzSlFLTXJvanlxZUdwYz0ifQ%3D%3D June 2, 2016 | By Dave Maass and Aaron Mackey and Soraya Okuda 5 Ways Law Enforcement Will Use Tattoo Recognition Technology There's an action movie cliché in which a cop inspects the body of a felled assassin or foot soldier and discovers a curious tattoo that ultimately leads to a rogue black-ops squadron, a secret religious sect, or an underground drug trafficking ring. The trope isn’t entirely Hollywood fantasy, but the reality of emerging tattoo recognition technology is closer to a dystopian tech thriller. Soon,...
  • Report: Abedin brought to tears by Clinton carrying her own bags

    04/30/2016 5:03:34 PM PDT · by PROCON · 74 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | April 29, 2016 | RUDY TAKALA
    Huma Abedin, a longtime aide to Hillary Clinton, nearly began sobbing at the thought of Clinton carrying her own bags, according to a report published on Thursday. "Abedin took her duties so seriously ... that when she learned that Clinton had once carried her own bag up a flight of stairs in her aide's absence, Abedin nearly burst into tears," an unnamed source said for the story in Newsweek.Abedin began working for Clinton as a White House intern in 1996, the same year that former intern Monica Lewinsky began working for President Bill Clinton. However, her career took a different...
  • Falsehoods and Feel-Good Myths About the Underground Railroad and Harriet Tubman

    04/20/2016 10:18:38 AM PDT · by golux · 33 replies
    By making explicit or implicit connections between the Underground Railroad and Tubman's trips, and by depicting Tubman as an Underground Railroad superstar, the textbooks imply that the paramount purpose of the Underground Railroad was to launch slave-stealing expeditions. That is false. The Underground Railroad was not in the business of staging raids, and Tubman's excursions were idiosyncrasies at best. (...) The salient points that occur again and again in the textbooks' accounts of Tubman -- such as the claim that she made nineteen trips to liberate slaves, and the claim that slave-owners put a huge price on her head --...
  • El Cajon couple accused of trafficking housekeeper

    04/15/2016 1:03:10 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | April 8, 2016 | Kristina Davis
    <p>SAN DIEGO — A handwritten note asking a nurse for help has led to labor trafficking charges against an Iraqi couple who are accused of forcing an Indonesian housekeeper to work without pay in their El Cajon apartment.</p> <p>Her rescue a few days later is the first time in more than five years the woman, referred to in court documents only as W.M., has been free of indentured servitude, authorities said Friday.</p>
  • Patricius: The True Story of St. Patrick

    03/17/2016 4:56:31 AM PDT · by 2banana · 6 replies
    CBN ^ | March, 2016 | David Kithcart
    Patricius: The True Story of St. Patrick Before all the festivities focused on shamrocks and leprechauns and good luck wishes, there was truly something to celebrate: a man willing to stand in the gap for Jesus Christ. It was an act of defiance that changed the course of a nation. Patrick lit a fire in pagan 5th century Ireland, ushering Christianity into the country. Who was this man who became the patron saint of Ireland? Ireland was a beautiful island shrouded in terrible darkness. Warlords and druids ruled the land. But across the sea in Britain, a teen-ager was poised...
  • From American Slave to Catholic Priest: Meet “Good Father Gus”

    02/15/2016 2:28:12 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    Aletelia ^ | February 15, 2016 | LARRY PETERSON
    April 1, 1854, Brush Creek, Missouri: Peter Tolton paced nearby as his wife, Martha Jane, gave birth to their second son. They named him Augustus (after his uncle), and before the month was out, the baby was baptized in nearby St. Peter's Catholic Church. Mrs. Savilla Elliot stood as Augustus' godmother.The baptism of Augustus was a bit unusual. That was because Mrs. Elliot was married to Stephen Elliot, who happened to be the "owner" of Augustus' mom and dad. Mr. and Mrs. Tolton were slaves, and their three children, Charley, Augustus and Anne, were born into slavery. The slave...
  • Profile of Osama Bin Laden's Mother the Concubine-- Calling Dr. Freud!

    10/22/2001 3:17:10 PM PDT · by Shermy · 33 replies · 582+ views
    London Times ^ | October 19, 2001 | Ian Cobain
    FRIDAY OCTOBER 19 2001The wife who was shunnedBY IAN COBAINHamida: Bin Laden's motherHAMIDA Al-Attas, a tiny woman in her early sixties, has probably had little to say about the way the world has changed since September 11. But today, as she sits in her villa overlooking the highway linking Jedda to Mecca, she will be watching events as closely as any.Were she able to lift the veil of her burka, moreover, and talk openly, she could offer astonishing insights into the mind of the man that the West believes is to blame. Al-Attas is Osama bin Laden’s mother.Many hastily concocted ...
  • [April 9, 2014] 5 Native American Communities Who Owned Enslaved Africans

    07/17/2015 9:15:58 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 31 replies
    Atlanta Black Star ^ | 9 April 2014 | Barbara-Shae Jackson
    Stories about Black and Native American connections are rarely told within the narrow historical context shared in classrooms, history books and around family tables, but there are some details that reveal a more complete story of enslavement in the Americas. In the 1830s, the enslavement of Blacks was established in the Indian Territory, the region that would become Oklahoma. By the late 19th century, when over half a million Africans were enslaved in the South, the southern Native American societies of that region had come to include both enslaved Blacks and small numbers of free Black people. Though the harsh...
  • Man killed trying to rob ex-CNN anchor was 'street slave' who was given drugs (owner charged)

    07/11/2015 12:27:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/11/15 | Chris Spargo
    Man killed trying to rob ex-CNN anchor was 'street slave' who was given drugs to commit crimes claim police as they charge his 'owner' with HIS murder The man who was killed as he tried to rob a former CNN anchor at gunpoint is now being described as a 'street slave.' Lynne Russell, 68, had stopped for the night in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Tuesday June 30 when she was grabbed by an Tomorio Walton, who demanded valuables from her room. But she was saved from the attack after her husband Chuck de Caro- a former CNN anchor who has...