Daily Archives: September 19, 2020

Collins: Senate Should Not Vote On Ginsburg Replacement Before Election | MSNBC


Published on Sep 19, 2020

Sen. Susan Collins is the latest Republican to publicly state that the Senate should wait until after the election to vote on a successor to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Trump to name US Supreme Court successor to liberal Ginsburg ‘without delay’

FRANCE 24 English

Published on Sep 19, 2020

A fierce political battle shaped up over the future of the U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday, with President Donald Trump saying he would quickly name a successor to liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a move that would tip the court further to the right

Ruth Bader Ginsburg to be immortalized with statue in Brooklyn, NYC

PBS NewsHour

Published on Sep 19, 2020

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy began in Flatbush, Brooklyn in New York where she was born and raised. On Saturday, New York Gov. Cuomo announced that a statue honoring her contribution will be built in the NYC borough. NewsHour Weekend Correspondent Ivette Feliciano joins Hari Sreenivasan from outside Ginsburg’s childhood home.

Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters: White Slavery in the Mediterranean, The Barbary Coast, and Italy, 1500-1800 (Early Modern History: Society and Culture): R. Davis

This is a study that digs deeply into this ‘other’ slavery, the bondage of Europeans by North-African Muslims that flourished during the same centuries as the heyday of the trans-Atlantic trade from sub-Saharan Africa to the Americas. Here are explored the actual extent of Barbary Coast slavery, the dynamic relationship between master and slave, and the effects of this slaving on Italy, one of the slave takers’ primary targets and victims.


Robert Davis is professor emeritus of Italian Renaissance and pre-modern Mediterranean history at Ohio State University. He has studied Naples, Rome, Palermo, Venice, the Vatican, and Perugia, and mostly works on the lives of ordinary people and the values they cherished. His subjects have ranged from shipbuilders, bull fighters, and amateur boxers in Venice to the corsairs who terrorized the Mediterranean everywhere else. He has co-authored studies of Venice as the world’s most touristed city and of Renaissance men and women. He has also been in a number of television documentaries, on shipbuilding, Carnival, and the Mediterranean slave trade, and is currently writing a textbook on the history of modern Europe.

  • Paperback : 276 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1403945519
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1403945518
  • Product Dimensions : 5.51 x 0.64 x 8.5 inches
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan; 2003rd Edition (September 16, 2003)

Slavery and Slaving in African History (New Approaches to African History): Sean Stilwell

This book is a comprehensive history of slavery in Africa from the earliest times to the end of the twentieth century, when slavery in most parts of the continent ceased to exist. It connects the emergence and consolidation of slavery to specific historical forces both internal and external to the African continent. Sean Stilwell pays special attention to the development of settled agriculture, the invention of kinship, “big men” and centralized states, the role of African economic production and exchange, the interaction of local structures of dependence with the external slave trades (transatlantic, trans-Saharan, Indian Ocean), and the impact of colonialism on slavery in the twentieth century.

He also provides an introduction to the central debates that have shaped current understanding of slavery in Africa. The book examines different forms of slavery that developed over time in Africa and introduces readers to the lives, work, and struggles of slaves themselves.


“Sean Stilwell presents us with a powerful entry into the rich debate on the nature and history of slavery and slaving in Africa. His book represents both a valuable point of entry for any scholar moving into this field and a superb synthesis of recent research across the continent for those of us trying to keep up. Stilwell also manages to stake out positions in key debates that respond to recent scholarship, like that from Joe Miller, while inviting new avenues of deliberation. This volume thus serves as a monograph, a historiography, and an excellent teaching text all in one book.”
Trevor R. Getz, Professor of History, San Francisco State University

“A refreshing reexamination of the place of slavery in the history of Africa, Slavery and Slaving in African History surveys the role of slaves in the economies and societies of Africa throughout history, thereby establishing context for an understanding of the deportation of slaves across the Atlantic, the Sahara, and the Indian Ocean and of the use of slaves in Africa itself.”
Paul E. Lovejoy, FRSC Distinguished Research Professor, Canada Research Chair in African Diaspora History, York University

Book Description

This book is a comprehensive history of slavery in Africa from earliest times to the end of the twentieth century. It connects the emergence and consolidation of slavery to specific historical forces both internal and external to the African continent. Sean Stilwell provides an introduction to the central debates that have shaped current understanding of slavery in Africa. The book examines different forms of slavery that developed over time in Africa and introduces readers to the lives, work, and struggles of slaves themselves.

About the Author

Sean Stilwell is Associate Professor of African History at the University of Vermont.

  • Paperback : 240 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0521171881
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0521171885
  • Product Dimensions : 6 x 0.55 x 9 inches
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press (June 2, 2014)

Slavery In Africa: Historical and Anthropological Perspectives

Reviewed in the United States on February 24, 2004

This collection of essays is split into eight different parts ranging from the different uses of slaves to the historical dynamics of slave systems. A common occurrence in all the essays, and this can be contributed to the editors themselves is the comparison between different African societies that enables the reader to make broad generalizations about African slavery itself. One such generalization is that the majority of the slaves captured came from wars or raids that occurred between two civilizations.

The first part of the book deals with how African slavery is different than “Western” slavery. Westerners have this image of a slave who is unhappy and seeking freedom but Miers and Kopytoff are quick to point out that in most African societies it was common to find a “slave” working alongside his “master” and earning the same living.

The second part discusses the slave as an institutionalized outsider in the Margi society of Nigeria. The third part reveals the different uses of slaves in the Sena, Igbo, Aboh, and Damagaram societies. The fourth part describes the slave structure in descent groups that occurred in the Sherebo, Imbangala, and Kongo civilizations. The next part reveals the historical dynamics of slave systems, particularly involving those of servitude. The Kerebe of Tanzania and the Wolof and Sereer of Senegambia all had different types of servitude. Part six deals with the ecology of servility while the last part interprets social psychology in a servile system. The seventh section discusses slavery and emancipation under colonial rule in the Mende society.

Overall, the reader can be awestruck by the amount of information that can be obtained from this book. Learning about the diverse societies that spread all over Africa, one can take the assumption that African slavery is indeed different from society to society. Finally, a clear analysis from this book is that Western slavery is nowhere near as complex as African slavery.

Who are the Khoisan? The World’s Oldest Race and the Indigenous South Africans


Published on Jan 15, 2020

Who are the Khoisan? Arguably, the oldest race of modern homo sapiens and the original people of South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and other places in Southern Africa. Today we will be looking at the unique people group of the Khoisan, a very distinguished people in both appearance, language, culture and history, yet a group that is very seldom discussed in the Western world, and I think deserves more attention.

Apologies for the lack of content recently, it’s been a very hectic holiday season, but I think you all will enjoy learning about this incredible group of people who stand out among the races of the world. Thanks for watching!

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Published on Sep 19, 2020

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His Epic Message Will Make You Want to Save the World | Short Film Showcase

National Geographic

Published on Jan 10, 2017

As the human population continues to grow, so does our impact on the environment. In fact, recent research has shown that three-quarters of Earth’s land surface is under pressure from human activity. In this short film, spoken word artist Prince Ea makes a powerful case for protecting the planet and challenges the human race to create a sustainable future. Winner of the Film4Climate competition organized by the Connect4Climate Program of the World Bank (film4climate.net).

Ban Ki-moon: COVID-19 is only one side of challenges faced by UN


Published on Sep 19, 2020

As the United Nations marks its 75th anniversary this year, former #UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging global leaders to stand together to overcome international challenges – including the #coronavirus pandemic.