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  • Video: Liberal Madness - American Couple Kisses Boots of Black Activists To Prove How Sorry They Are For Being White

    05/13/2020 5:09:01 PM PDT · by USA Conservative · 28 replies
    Red State Nation ^ | 05.13.2020 | Sarah Hall
    A video shows a white couple bending down and kissing the boots of black power group members to apologize for slavery. The eight-minute clip appears to have been filmed in First Citizens Plaza in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was uploaded to the YouTube page of the Israelite School of Universal Practical Knowledge, a radical faction of the black nationalist Black Hebrew Israelite movement, under the title: “WHEN HEATHENS #RECOGNIZE TRUE #PROPHETS OF #GOD.” Two people who had expressed an affinity with the group were responsible for the December 2019 attack on a JC Kosher Supermarket in Jersey City, New Jersey...
  • 1775: William Pitman, for murdering his slave

    05/11/2020 9:42:39 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 4 replies ^ | May 12, 2017 | Meaghan Good
    On this date in 1775,* plantation owner William Pitman was hanged for murder in King George County, Virginia. Pitman had a reputation as a brutal man and was no stranger to the Virginia courts; he had been making appearances since the 1750s. So perhaps it was not surprising that he got strung up eventually. What is surprising, indeed perhaps unprecedented, is that the murder victim was one of his own slaves.
  • 1741: Caesar and Prince, leaders of a plot to burn New York?

    05/10/2020 9:20:06 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 2 replies ^ | May 11, 2016 | Headsman
    The first executions for New York’s 1741 fires took place on this date in 1741, several weeks before any others. They were two slaves of regal name: Caesar, the property of a baker named John Vaarck, and Prince, who was owned by the merchant John Auboyneau. The first thing to know about these two men is that they were arrested in the first days of March … more than two weeks before fire consumed Fort George and initiated Gotham’s burning season. Though Prince was out on bail (as were the tavern owners John and Sarah Hughson, also arrested at the...
  • 1619 Project’s Pulitzer Gives Schools One More Excuse To Teach Kids To Hate America

    05/07/2020 10:22:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 7, 2020 | Inez Feltscher Stepman
    Despite the retractions, disparagement from legitimate historians, and ignored fact-checkers, the 1619 Project now boasts the industry’s most respected award. The Pulitzer committee on Monday afternoon bestowed its prestigious award on Nikole Hannah-Jones’ opening article in The New York Times’ 1619 Project, despite the essay’s self-acknowledged factual inaccuracies. Historians of every political stripe have derided the project and Hannah-Jones’s essay in particular. Gordon Wood, a reliably left-wing but widely celebrated historian, took to the pages of a socialist website, of all places, to excoriate the Times for publishing nonsense. Conservative-leaning biographer Richard Brookhiser questioned why even the Trotskyite Fourth International...
  • Woke Totalitarianism Wins A Big One

    05/05/2020 5:20:53 PM PDT · by OddLane · 3 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 5/5/20 | Rod Dreher
    Some commenters on this blog think I’m way out of line saying that the totalitarian threat in the US comes much more from the left than the right. Didn’t I see the men with rifles in the Michigan statehouse? (Yes, I did — and I criticized them.) Those men, however out of line they were, are nothing compared with the power of liberals in academia and media to change the narrative of American history. This is what totalitarianism does. It not only tries to control your actions — that’s what authoritarianism is — but it tries to control the way...
  • Democrats haven't changed since 1840

    04/27/2020 8:26:20 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 24 replies
    WND ^ | April 27, 2020 | Mychal Massie
    It is a fact that the Democratic Party has from its inception been committed to the subjugation of human beings they deemed as chattel or insignificant. The Democratic Party Platform in 1840, 1844 and 1848 held that: "All efforts by abolitionists … to interfere with questions of slavery … are calculated to lead to the most alarming and dangerous consequences and … have all inevitable tendency to diminish the happiness of the people and endanger the stability and permanency of the Union." (See: "Democrats and Republicans In Their Own Words.") In colloquial parlance Democrats were arguing that the owning slaves...
  • Android phones will get the COVID-19 tracking updates via Google Play

    "The updates will come to Android 6.0 Marshmallow phones and above"... Freeper Mobile Developers - This is what you trained for. Make us proud.
  • Suspected slavery surges in the U.K. with a record 10,000 reports in one year

    04/08/2020 1:54:07 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 2, 2020 | Thomson Reuters Foundation
    Suspected slavery surges in the U.K. with a record 10,000 reports in one year "We need to think about how the system is working in practice for the people it was set up to identify and help," said Kate Roberts. The National Crime Agency building in Westminster, London.Dan Kitwood / Getty Images April 2, 2020 By Thomson Reuters Foundation The U.K. has seen a surge in suspected slavery cases with more than 10,000 people referred to the British government for help in 2019, official data showed Thursday - a record rise of 52 percent in year. Amid fears coronavirus will worsen abuse, anti-slavery...
  • [UK] Government May Call in Retired Nurses to Help With Coronavirus

    03/17/2020 5:37:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    NursinginPractice ^ | Friday 6th March, 2020 | Costanza Pearce
    The Government is considering introducing the emergency registration of retired nurses and other health professionals as part of its ‘battle plan’ against coronavirus. Latest official figures show 115 people have now tested positive for Covid-19 in the UK and one person has died. Health secretary Matt Hancock announced last weekend that the next phase of the Government’s response to the virus could see broader measures introduced to ‘relieve pressure on the NHS’. ‘Staff rostering changes may be necessary, including calling leavers and retirees back to duty,’ stated the action plan, set out earlier this week. The introduction of emergency indemnity coverage...
  • Hudson County Woman Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison for Enslaving Sri Lankan Woman for Over Nine Years

    03/12/2020 8:35:41 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 13 replies ^ | March 10, 2020 | DOJ
    A Hudson County, New Jersey, woman was sentenced today to 70 months of prison for her conviction on charges of forced labor, alien harboring for financial gain, and marriage fraud, the Department of Justice announced.Alia Imad Faleh Al Hunaity, aka “Alia Al Qaternah,” 44, was found guilty in May 2019 on all counts of the indictment against her following a six-day trial before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler, who imposed the sentence today in Camden federal court. According to documents filed in this case and the evidence at trial:Hunaity brought the victim, a Sri Lankan national, to the United...
  • Charlottesville will observe holiday marking the end of slavery in place of Jefferson's birthday in historic first

    03/02/2020 12:31:45 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03 02 2020 | Aris Folley
    The city of Charlottesville, Va., will celebrate a holiday commemorating the end of slavery this year instead of Thomas Jefferson’s birthday. According to The Washington Post, Jefferson’s birthday had been recognized annually by the city for more than 70 years. The move comes months after the local city council voted to drop the official holiday celebrating his birthday, April 13, in place of Liberation and Freedom Day on March 3, which marks the day in 1865 when Union troops emancipated slaves. Three of the council’s four members voted in favor of taking Jefferson’s birthday off the calendar. Kathy Galvin, the...
  • Dark side of the Empire is exposed as New York museum highlights how Britain built wealth on the back of slavery

    03/01/2020 4:08:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 1, 2020 | Chris Dyer
    The role slavery and cheap labour played in the foundation and vast wealth of the British Empire has been highlighted by a New York museum. New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has redesigned its British galleries to illustrate how cultural traditions that sprang from the empire fitted alongside opulent wealth amassed from slave labour. The renovation cost roughly $22 million and has transformed the museum's exhibits of British decorative arts over a 400-year period. Through nearly 700 works created between 1500 and 1900, the suite of 10 galleries gives 'a fresh perspective' on Britain's entrepreneurial spirit and complex history.
  • China compels Uighurs to work in shoe factory that supplies Nike

    02/29/2020 3:33:09 PM PST · by KingofZion · 14 replies
    The Washington Post | February 29, 2020 | Anna Fifield
    LAIXI, China — The workers in standard-issue blue jackets stitch and glue and press together about 8 million pairs of Nikes each year at Qingdao Taekwang Shoes Co., a Nike supplier for more than 30 years and one of the American brand's largest factories. They churn out pair after pair of Shox, with their springy shock absorbers in the heels, and the signature Air Max, plus seven other lines of sports shoes. But hundreds of these workers did not choose to be here: They are ethnic Uighurs from China’s western Xinjiang region, sent here by local authorities in groups of...
  • 1619 vs. 1776: A battle for truth

    02/26/2020 7:25:22 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 2/25/2020 | Jerry Newcombe
    We are in trouble in America because we have millions of uneducated young people who think they are "woke" – who believe America is basically evil, and always has been. If the New York Times gets its way, there will be more such Americans. The Times has initiated, along with the Pulitzer Center, something called the 1619 Project. 1619 was the infamous year in which slavery was introduced into Jamestown, and thus, into America. This curriculum is now being peddled to school districts in every state of the union. The idea of the 1619 Project is that without the slaves,...
  • The Real Story of Slavery - Part 2

    02/22/2020 11:06:26 AM PST · by kathsua · 28 replies
    Janitor's view ^ | February 21, 2020 | Reasonmclucus
    The initial forced labor in the British North American colonies involved indentured servants who served a limited amount of time and were then freed. Many whites volunteered to serve a period of time in exchange for funds to pay for their trip to North America. Although these indentured servants were only temporary slaves, they were slaves in every sense of the word. Owners could mistreat them and even choose their sexual partners. Use of indentured servants continued through April, 1775, when prominent Virginia planter George Washington advertised a reward for the return of 8 white and 2 black runaways. s...
  • Maryland school district revamps U.S. history curriculum after reviewing how topics like slavery are taught

    02/20/2020 12:39:00 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | February 20, 2020
    A school district in Maryland revamped its eighth grade U.S. history curriculum after reviewing how it approached topics like slavery. Eighth graders at Montgomery County Public Schools, one of the largest districts in the nation, now mostly use primary sources like letters and speeches to learn about U.S. history, instead of relying on textbooks alone. "It was really important to us to make sure that we are telling an inclusive narrative of American history," said Tiferet Ani, social studies curriculum specialist. "And so to get away from sort of the dominant narrative that's focused on presidents, on generals, you know,...
  • The Real Story of Slavery - Part 1

    02/21/2020 12:36:50 PM PST · by kathsua · 42 replies
    Janitor's view ^ | February 21, 2020 | Reasonmclucus
    Many Americans believe slavery only involved white people owning black people. They believe the master race was white and the slave race was black. North American slavery actually involved relatively rich people,[e.g. land owners] owning poor people who might or might not be of the same color. There were two types of forced laborers brought to North America: indentured servants and permanent slaves. Most of the primarily Irish indentured servants were forced to travel to North America, but some were volunteers. The first Africans were treated as indentured servants but were eventually treated as permanent slaves. Members of the two...
  • New Understanding of the Civil War

    02/20/2020 9:13:10 PM PST · by Pelham · 339 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | JUNE 6, 2013 | Thomas Fleming
    Thomas Fleming talked about his book, A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War, in which he portrays the Civil War as a tragedy that American leaders foresaw and struggled to prevent. He spoke about how public opinion and propaganda helped spark the war, and the longstanding tensions between the North and South. He also discussed events that heightened fear of a slave rebellion in the southern states. The Pritzker Military Library hosted this event.
  • Black History Month: Why not teach about Arab-Muslim slavers? Larry Elder presents realities about Africans transported and sold in Mideast ... for centuries

    02/20/2020 8:55:58 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies ^ | 2/19/2020 | Larry Elder
    As for America's annual Black History Month, actor Morgan Freeman spoke for many during this 2005 exchange with CBS's Mike Wallace on "60 Minutes": Wallace: "Black History Month, you find …" Freeman: "Ridiculous." Wallace: "Why?" Freeman: "You're going to relegate my history to a month?" Wallace: "Come on." Freeman: "What do you do with yours? Which month is White History Month? Come on; tell me." Freeman: "Stop talking about it. I'm going to stop calling you a white man. And I'm going to ask you to stop calling me a black man. I know you as Mike Wallace. You know...
  • Clyburn argues with Neil Cavuto over African American employment numbers: 'We were fully employed during slavery'

    02/19/2020 2:43:31 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02 09 2020 | Zack Budryk
    House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) pushed back on Fox News’s Neil Cavuto’s citation of record low African American unemployment, saying African Americans “were fully employed during slavery.” The subject came up when Cavuto asked Clyburn, who has yet to make an endorsement ahead of the South Carolina primaries, if he would support the Democratic nominee if it was former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg. "I'm going to back whoever our nominee is. Absolutely,” said Clyburn, the top African American Democrat in Congress. "Even with the things he has said about African Americans? Does that bother you?" Cavuto asked. Bloomberg...