The real black history? The government wants to ban it

When the enslaved African was put on a ship to be transported across the Atlantic, “that moment he became a revolutionary”, wrote the historian, campaigner and later prime minister of Trinidad, Eric Williams. He was complicating the familiar British story of abolition, in which black people who had somehow managed to get themselves enslaved were freed by the ‘Saints’ – educated white men of conscience.



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In reality, both slaves and other colonial subjects in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean fought for their rights and freedom in very difficult circumstances. Those rebellions and liberation movements, along with the work of white abolitionists and critics of empire, put pressure on Britain to ultimately concede emancipation and independence. If the official history is of Britannic rule, a still-hidden history tells of black (and Asian) resistance to that rule.

So, when speaking of black history,

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Famous quilt celebrating Black history stolen, found and returned to the Oregon Historical Society

A famous quilt made in the 1970s to teach Black history and shown around the country during the 1976 United States Bicentennial celebration was stolen from the lobby of the Oregon Historical Society in Portland Sunday.

Police recovered the priceless quilt a few blocks from the museum, said museum executive Director Kerry Tymchuk. The theft occurred amid violent protests Sunday night in downtown Portland, several prominent statues were toppled and nearly a dozen windows were broken at the society’s pavilion lobby.

Tymchuk said the Afro-American Heritage Bicentennial Quilt is in one piece, but it was left out in the rain and some of the fabric colors have run.

The museum’s curatorial staff is drying it out, removing leaves and other debris, and mitigating the damage.

Vandalism to the museum building is estimated to cost about $25,000.

The historic quilt is no longer being displayed, but an online panel discussion scheduled

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What Trump could learn from French history

Let me explain: I was born and raised in Paris, France and on the eve of the 2016 US presidential election, I relocated with my family to the southern state of Georgia for CNN International.

We were still unpacking our suitcases on election night, when the polls sent then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton home and Republican nominee Donald Trump to the White House. And I had barely gotten behind the anchor desk by the time Trump spoke of “American carnage” in his inaugural address, setting the tone for his presidency.

In the years that followed, I had a front row seat as Trump took a wrecking ball to presidential norms. As I watched the endless presidential transgressions, unrelenting media coverage, and bitterness on both sides of the political divide, it started to feel… familiar.

It reminded me of France a decade earlier, where then-French President Nicolas Sarkozy had reveled in
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Michigan’s history of self-styled militia groups has long vexed law enforcement

According to court papers, Null was part of a group that called itself the Wolverine Watchmen, and they engaged in regular firearms training and discussed a variety of potential attacks on law enforcement, the state capital complex, and the governor.

Leaf — who knew Null to be the founder of a different group called the Michigan Liberty Militia — said he was generally supportive of self-styled militias, which he said often grow in numbers when people feel their rights are threatened. He sought to distinguish what such groups do from the allegations against Null and the others.

“There’s your militia duties, and if they did what they’re accused of doing, those are not militia duties,” said the sheriff, adding he was shocked by the charges. “I did not see this coming. Had I caught wind they were even talking about this, I would have stopped it immediately.”

Leaf said he

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Dynacure to Present Disease Progression Model and Natural History Study Data at the 25th Annual Congress of the World Muscle Society (WMS25)

STRASBOURG, Pa. and PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Dynacure, a clinical stage drug development company focused on improving the lives of patients with rare and orphan disorders, announced today that the company will present two posters containing data on the natural history of Myotubular and Centronuclear Myopathies (CNM) at the 25th Annual Congress of the World Muscle Society (WMS25).  The WMS25 meeting is being held in a virtual format. 

Dynacure is developing DYN101, an investigational antisense medicine designed to modulate the expression of dynamin 2 (DNM2), for the treatment of CNM.  DYN101 is currently being evaluated in a Phase 1/2 clinical study, ‘UNITE-CNM’ (DYN101-C101), at multiple clinical sites in Europe. 

Details of the poster presentations are listed below:

Poster Abstract: # LSP (late submitted poster) 6
Title: Hierarchical Bayesian model of disease progression in centronuclear myopathy allows to demonstrate treatment efficacy with a small sample size
Date: Thursday,

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Morris Historical Society Invites Photographers To Document Local History

Sept. 26, 2020

Morris Historical Society Invites Photographers to Document Local History

Juried Photo Contest Culminates in a Gallery Show Next Year

Morris County Historical Society is pleased to announce “Historic Morris County,” a juried photo contest, to celebrate the rich and diverse history of Morris County. The contest will be open for submissions from Oct. 1 to April 16, 2021.

An award reception in the Museum Gallery at Morristown National Historical Park will open the exhibit and entries will be on display starting May 2021 at a date and time to be determined. For categories, divisions and requirements, visit the photo contest rules. Submission forms will be available on Oct. 1 on the MCHS website, MorrisCountyHistory.org.

Bruce White, former staff photographer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Sotheby’s, will be a special guest judge. White’s most recent work, At Home in the President’s Neighborhood, (2016) was in

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The beauty politic: South Africa’s long and complicated history with skin lighteners







  • South Africa remains the only country in the world to prohibit all cosmetic claims to skin bleaching, lightening or whitening. And we have a blend of Black Consciousness and science to thank for it.
  • But regulation hasn’t totally snuffed out demand for dangerous creams containing toxic chemicals.
  • Read this book extract from Lynn M. Thomas’s ‘Beneath the Surface: A transnational history of skin lighteners’

At a 1969 Durban marketing conference, one presenter, Mr A. Tiley, expressed an abiding optimism in South Africa’s skin lightener trade.

Tiley explained that another business consultant, a recent immigrant — likely from the United States — had offered a “misguided” prediction: political independence in Africa and the Black Power movement with its affirmation that “Black is Beautiful” signalled the trade’s long-term demise.

The country’s market was too strong and too distant from those political movements to feel their

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The long history of chemical weapons in civilian law enforcement

The U.S. Army confronted the widespread use of chemical weapons for the first time in its history on the battlefields of World War I. The British, French and Germans began using poison gas in 1915, and the advent of chemical warfare required new innovations. Accordingly, the U.S. Army established the Chemical Warfare Service (CWS) to coordinate military activities related to chemical weapons. There, trained chemists and engineers worked to address the technological challenges of gas warfare. They discovered methods of military gas production, ways to deploy gasses in combat, developed improved gas masks and researched medical treatments for gas injuries.

Peacetime left the CWS searching for a mission, and the domestic social and political upheavals that followed the war offered one. Racial animosities exploded into violent confrontations, particularly during the Red Summer of 1919. In 1921, White residents attacked Black residents and destroyed homes and businesses in Tulsa, in an

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American History

Mario Uribe Escobar, the president of Colombia’s cousin and leader of the Colombia Democratica political social gathering, announced the removal of two Congressional candidates, Rocío Arias and Eleonora Pineda, from his celebration on 2 February for his or her outward help of paramilitary organizations. The highly effective old families of Athens, ignoring the rights given to the individuals under Solon, now controlled political life and cultivated leaders within these two groups who were fighting fiercely for power. With particular assured rights, the government of the state and the folks know the respective duties and obligations so that any menace to harmonious stability is averted.

Subsequently, other New England colonies – akin to Connecticut and Rhode Island – also succeeded in becoming self-governing just by asserting that they were beyond any governmental authority, and then setting up their very own political system modeled after that of the Pilgrims at Plymouth.

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Tribal, Non-public, Or Government? Museums And The Narrative Of Native History

With the provision of government grants for ladies, single mothers, returning students and ladies enterprise owners have the opportunity to acquire free grant money that never needs to be repaid. Obama’s has already compelled unaffordable health insurance, new taxes and regulatory costs on companies that will inhibit funding and hiring of recent employees for years. The French folks found themselves being governed by a very small variety of individuals that efficiently combined the ability from financial elites with that of their government.

The impact of this extreme partisanship is that, whereas Democrats and Republicans slug it out, the silent majority of Americans, akin to Independents, and people drawn to 3rd get together candidates, are more and more disenchanted by a political system they see as corrupt and inefficient.

As a result of, in the entire political infighting and cutthroat model maneuvering in Washington, the most effective pursuits of most People … Read More