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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‘Real Housewives’ star reveals mother-in-law died in crash, daughter recovering

“The Real Housewives of Dallas” star Brandi Redmond is asking fans for prayers for her family.

The 42-year-old TV personality revealed on Saturday that her 9-year-old daughter, Brinkley, was involved in a car crash that killed her mother-in-law, Jill Marie Redmond.

“My husbands beautiful mom has gone on to be with our Savior and my sister in laws said it best…so I PLEASE ask that you keep my family in your prayers during this difficult time,” she wrote on Instagram Saturday, alongside a gallery of sweet family photographs.

In the photos, Jill Marie Redmond can be seen with her children and grandchildren, often flashing a beaming smile.

Jill Marie Redmond in a family photo. (Instagram)
Jill Marie Redmond in a family photo. (Instagram)

Without revealing specific details regarding her daughter’s condition, Redmond asked her followers to keep Brinkley in their thoughts as she recovers from the accident.

“I ask that you lift my sweet Brinkley up as she

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China’s ‘three red lines’ strike delicate balance between curbing real estate debt and local government finances

As China moves to tackle excessive borrowing in the real estate sector, it is walking a tightrope between providing cash-strapped local governments with revenues from land sales and keeping a lid on rising house prices.

Chinese regulators in August tightened funding conditions for 12 major property developers, setting caps on the amount of debt they could hold in relation to cash on hand, the value of their assets and as a proportion of equity in their businesses – dubbed “the three red lines”.

Last week, mainland financial newspaper the 21st Century Business Herald reported authorities had asked large banks to keep the proportion of property loans below 30 per cent of all new loans, citing unidentified sources.

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Property sales growth has surged this year, helping the economy recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

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‘Real Men Wear Pink’: Chattanooga-area men participate in American Cancer Society initiative

Every year, the American Cancer Society recruits men from the community to wear pink every day for a month as part of its Real Men Wear Pink campaign, an effort to raise awareness and funds in the fight against breast cancer.

But this isn’t your typical year. Just about the only thing that will be normal for this October’s campaign is the wardrobe choice for the 10 local men committed to the cause.

With competing causes that have arisen through the coronavirus pandemic alongside the social measures being taken to mitigate the burgeoning disease’s spread, the men had to get creative this year with outreach and fundraising. Here, they share why they’re sticking it out and why they joined in the first place.

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Curtis Ottinger

Real Men Wear Pink 2020 chair; managing partner, Heritage Funeral Home East Brainerd Chapel

“When

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Real Estate Law and Knowing What You are Signing

Real Estate Law is a lot more complicated than it has ever been in the past. Now when you sign a brokerage agreement with a realtor instead of 1 page or 2 pages it is 14 pages? That is just for the listing. Why is it so long? Well that is nothing compared to all the other forms involved and they just keep getting bigger due to all the laws, bureaucracy and lawyers. Everyone is so busy trying to cover themselves and their rear ends from every known or potential eventuality.

It is a giant game of 100s of pages of What Ifs. How can you have time to read it all? Well you need to make the time and it also makes sense to not allow yourself to be forced into doing anything too fast out of social conditioning. Such as thinking you might look stupid if you read … Read More

The Top 10 Law of Attraction Teachers – Real Masters of Manifesting

Learning how to manifest your desires is easy when you start with a excellent teacher. Here are the top 10 law of attraction teachers that I recommend to my clients and students. Each of them offers a slightly different take on the attraction process, but each one of them will help you transform your life if you apply the ideas they share!

  1. Esther Hicks / Abraham – Considered by many to be the number one contemporary source of law of attraction, (LOA), teachings. Esther Hicks channels Abraham, a collection of non-physical beings, has written several books, and has a regular schedule of LOA workshops across the United States. Esther was in the original version of “The Secret”, but was replaced due to conflicts over the marketing of the film.
  2. Dr. Wayne Dyer – The LOA is plainly evident in Dr. Wayne Dyer’s work. Often called the father of motivation, Wayne
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Real Estate Law 101

Real Estate 101: The Statute of Frauds is a really old law that originated in England in 1677. It requires that certain transactions must be in writing, signed by the party to be charged, basically the person being sued. Real estate purchases are one of the transactions covered by the statute of frauds. In real estate transactions, the SOF further requires that the writing contain a description of the property, a description of the parties, the price, and any agreed to conditions of price or payment.

There are a few exceptions to this rule. Part Performance is when someone has paid all or part of the purchase price, taken possession, and/or made substantial improvements to the land. For example, if Bob made an oral contract with Sue to buy property, paid her a down payment of 25% of the agreed purchase price, and built a house on the land, then … Read More

A Logical Guess: 3 Ways, Politics, May Influence Real Estate, In The Near – Term

One of the greatest, unknowns, throughout recent history, is being able to predict, and/ or determine, whether we will experience a buyers, sellers, and/ or, neutral real estate market, and, accurately, predicting, the anticipated duration! There are many factors, scenarios, perceptions, economic (local, regional, national, and international) occurrences, etc, which impact, real estate’s performance, and, thus, its pricing trends. One of these factors, which is often ignored (and/ or, taken for – granted), is politics. Regardless of one’s personal, political preferences, and/ or, perceptions, focuses, beliefs, etc, there should be very little doubt, today’s politics, will, almost always, have some sort of effect, on how real estate performs, etc. With that in mind, this article will attempt to consider, examine, review, and discuss, 3 ways, present – day politics, impacts the near – term performance of real estate.

1. Interest rates; mortgage rates: Interest rates, generally, fluctuate, over – time! … Read More