Cheikh Anta Diop, ‘Afrikan Origin of civilization’. The ancient black royal house of China (1766-1100 BC) called the Chiang (Shang) contributed mightily to China’s earliest known civilization. James E. Brunson’s `Afrikan Presence in Early’, and Joseph S. Rock, `The Ancient Naki Kingdom of South West China, all detail the presence of black in ancient China. ly Asia!Here is my proof the original Chinese/Asians of China were African/Li Min!
Session I – The Church of Matthew: Christian Ethiopia Session II – The Churches of Philip and Mark: The Christian Nile Session III – The Church of James: Christian Central Africa Session IV – Christian Africa/Medieval Africa: New Perspectives Belfer Auditorium, CGIS-South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
Study of Antiquity and the Middle Ages Jan 5, 2021
In this episode special guest Dr. Raoul Mclaughlin takes us into ancient Greek and Roman Knowledge of ancient Africa from discussing its geography such as how the ancients outside of Africa viewed the land and shape, various peoples, animals, vegetation, conflicts and so very much more. Though a second episode is coming on Roman expeditions into ancient Africa, this episode sets the foundation as we watch a Roman Commander Gaius Suetonius Paulinus rise in fame from fighting the Celts in Britain to putting down rebellion in Africa. This is a fantastic collection of sources and commentary that are vital and fun when trying to understand ancient History and Africa. Check out Dr. Raoul Mclaughlin at the links below! Y
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In this episode Dr. Rebecca Futo Kennedy guides us into not only ancient Africa but also specifically North Africa and brings up the history of a commonly used and misused term that we constantly see today and that is the term “Sub-Saharan.” She not only gives us a history of the term but how it is used to often whitewash or erase black Africans and their presence in North Africa and its history.
Memorial Day is an occasion to honor those who have given their lives so that our democracy can endure. It’s also an occasion to reaffirm our commitment to holding accountable those who have threatened its endurance.
Last Thursday, U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta sentenced Stewart Rhodes, founder of the Oath Keepers, to 18 years in prison for seditious conspiracy against the United States. Rhodes is the first January 6 defendant sentenced under that charge, and he received the longest prison term yet in the Justice Department’s probe into the Capitol attack.
“Seditious conspiracy” is defined under law (18 U.S. Code Section 2384) as “conspir[ing] to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof.”
Federal prosecutors wrote in a sentencing memorandum that Rhodes “proposed that he and other Oath Keepers members and affiliates forcibly oppose the lawful transfer” of presidential power from Donald Trump to Joe Biden. They also said that Rhodes “pushed the idea among Oath Keepers members and others that with a large enough mob, they could intimidate Congress and its Members and impose the conspirators’ will rather than the American people’s: to stop the certification of the next President of the United States.”
Simon Rabinovitch takes students around Charlestown, with stops in City Square, Paul Revere Park, the Navy Yard, Bunker Hill Monument, and the Bunker Hill Housing on Monument Street. Northeastern University, History of Boston (HIST 1232). https://historyofboston.cssh.northeas…
Comments on Exploring Global History on a Small Planet
[A series of reflections.]
Modern Europeans did not invent the idea of empire. Nor were their societies the first to be built upon the labor and trade of enslaved peoples. Nonetheless, the expansion of European maritime empires since roughly 1492 has radically changed the nature of human social relations and global ecological history in ways that are irreversible and we are still only beginning to understand. Mapping this history and exploring the ethos and ethics of those that lived through it is of vital importance at this point for the human community as it seeks to map a sustainable future for human survival on this small planet.
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Focusing upon Africa and its interaction with the Atlantic world, these essays reflect upon themes that need yet to be explored, documented and elaborated as part of a human narrative in the transition toward a sustainable future.
The United States faces a default on its debt in early June if a deal on the debt ceiling is not reached between the Biden administration and Republicans in Congress before then. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is pushing for sweeping budget cuts and new work requirements for recipients of government programs, including Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and SNAP. Notably, however, neither Republicans nor Democrats are proposing cuts to one of the biggest drivers of the nation’s debt: the massive U.S. military budget. “We’ve got to get this military-industrial lobby under control, but it’s hard to do, because it’s a bipartisan affair,” says our guest, economist Jeffrey Sachs, whose recent article is headlined “America’s Wars and the US Debt Crisis.”
At the same time that biogeochemical changes are underway throughout Earth’s ecosystems, there is a growing discussion in some circles focused upon the historical causes of our collective circumstance:
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