Jazz Musicians UNITE Against Racism Livestream Concert #3 Tickets, Sat, Oct 24, 2020 at 7:00 PM | Eventbrite

Eventbrite – Just Jazz Live Concert Series Presented By All Music Television Digital Network presents Jazz Musicians UNITE Against Racism Livestream Concert #3 – Saturday, October 24, 2020 – Find event and ticket information.
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Benin Monarchy | Edo Delta Movement

  2000 Years Old Monarchy (BC 40 – AD 2015) BENIN KINGDOM 1,000 YEARS DYNASTY OF OGISOS OR SKY KINGS {ABOUT 40BC -1100AD} _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ 1st Igodo {About 40BC – 16AD} Igodo or Obagodo established the kingdom in components of Benin were united and formed into a central Administrative Unit. He was the first recorded Ogiso…
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Mothership | Dwight Trible

Dwight Trible is a rarity. Few singing careers involve performing with the legendary likes of Pharaoh Sanders, Kenny Garrett and Charles Lloyd, whilst also producing and innovating music with today’s hippest artists, ranging from J Dilla to Kamasi Washington.

His upcoming album, ‘Mothership’, is thus a true masterpiece. Trible’s voice, unrivalled in its passion and depth, is set against a background of spiritual riffs brought about by LA’s top jazz musicians, with Kamasi on saxophone no less. As arguably the world’s greatest living jazz vocalist, Dwight Trible is a legend in waiting – and it’s time he was heard.
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How the apartheid regime burnt books — in their tens of thousands

On the advice of the State Librarian one fine day in the 1970s, a truck transported thousands of books and magazines from Pretoria’s Central Police Station to a dark hall at the Iscor state steel company, just outside the South African capital. A large mechanical shovel scooped up and dropped them into a 20 metre high oven, causing it to spew flames and smoke. This was another truckload of material that had been banned for political reasons and was routinely burned in furnaces across South Africa from the 1950s to the 1970s.

Historical examples show that books are banned and destroyed because they offend the politics, morals, or religion of the day. Information science academic Rebecca Knuth, wrote in Burning Books and Leveling Libraries that if a regime is racist, it destroys the books of groups deemed inferior; if nationalistic, the books of competing nations and cultures; and if religiously extremist, all texts contradicting sacred doctrines.

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Los imperios olvidados de África – AFRO IDEOLOGIA

  La relación de África con el resto del mundo continúa siendo concebida, en gran medida, a través del colonialismo. Sin embargo, antes de ello tuvieron lugar siglos de contacto e interacción con forasteros, no solamente con europeos. ARTE MULTIMEDIA/COLECCIONISTA DE GRABADOS/ GETTY IMAGES El reino de Dahomey (en la actual República de Benín), 1893…
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The Incomplete List of US Companies & Universities That Benefited From Black Slavery

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brown-university-hall University Hall in Brown University. Providence, Rhode Island, December 27th 2003.

Americans tend to think that only the South or only slave traders and slave owners benefited from slavery.

But it was not that simple. Slaves and land were the main forms of wealth in the US before 1860. Therefore slaves figured in insurance policies and bank loans. Therefore universities turned to slave owners and slave traders to raise money. Industry in the North and in Britain made money processing slave-grown tobacco, cotton and sugar from the South and the Caribbean. Railway companies used slave labour. The most profitable activity on Wall Street was – the slave trade.

For example:

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AIG – bought American General Financial which owns US Life Insurance Company. US Life used to insure the lives of slaves.

aetna

Aetna – insured the lives of slaves in the 1850s.

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Bank of America – grew in part out of…

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Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society Production Company Announces Internship And Mentorship Program For Underrepresented Youth

Michael B. Jordan and his Outlier Society production company have announced the Outlier Fellowship. It’s an internship and mentorship program providing access, opportunity, and community to underrepresented young people entering media, arts and entertainment. Jordan announced the news at The Obama Foundation’s MBK Rising!, an event of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance in Oakland.

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Movement News from Around the World — The Black Alliance for Peace

The Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba condemns the escalation of pressures and actions by the U.S. government in preparation for a military adventure under the guise of a “humanitarian intervention” in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, and calls on the international community to mobilize in order to prevent its consummation.

Between February 6 and 10 of 2019, several military transport aircraft have flown to the Rafael Miranda Airport in Puerto Rico, the San Isidro Air Base in the Dominican Republic, and other strategically located Caribbean Islands, most certainly without the knowledge of the governments of those nations. These flights took off from U.S. military facilities where Special Operation Troops and U.S. Marine Corps units operate. These units have been used for covert operations, even against leaders of other countries.
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