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Emmett Till Cold Cases

We will never get justice on stolen land….

 

The U.S. Department of Justice has shut down its investigation into the Emmett Till slaying, closing the door on possible charges.

Documentary filmmaker Keith Beauchamp, who has worked closely with the FBI on the case, said the department has “not publicly stated the case is closed, but it’s closed.”

There are no indications the state of Mississippi will pursue a murder charge in the death of the 14-year-old African-American youth from Chicago, which took place 65 years ago today. In 2007, a Mississippi grand jury declined to bring charges.

Asked about the Till case, all District Attorney W. Dewayne Richardson of Greenville would say is “I don’t have anything to report.”

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Medieval Africans Had a Unique Process for Purifying Gold With Glass – Atlas Obscura

The coin mold fragments found in Tadmekka, Mali.

WHEN SAM NIXON, AN ARCHAEOLOGIST with the British Museum, excavated ancient coin molds in Tadmekka, Mali, in 2005, it triggered a several-year exploration of how medieval Africans purified the gold they were using for their currency. Nixon had found little droplets of highly refined gold left over in the molds—which have been dated to the 11th century—as well as curious fragments of glass. Now scientists have recreated the advanced process behind the purification method they used then.

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Critcal Mass by Brian Gorman

This my guy from the Ill State U with a quick breakdown on why Chicago is the way it is due to systemic racism…

Critical Mass is an article written by Brian Gorman. It appears in the September 2020 Edition of the Metropolis Newspaper (https://www.metropolisnewspaper.com/s…). Video was styled by Diverse City (www.enterthecity.com)

Critcal Mass by Brian Gorman – YouTube

Black homeschool teacher develops free online course about Black culture

Dr. Sheva Quinn

All too often, Black stories are missing from the school curriculum. Knowledge of Black history is either taught at home or acquired through books, extensive research or at an older age, HBCUs. Educator Dr. Sheva Quinn has presented her solution to the problem. Continue reading

Why African Spirituality Became Associated With Satan

Good reading…

“You must stop your Satanic idol-worship”, “You devil worshipper”, “You will go to Hell”. These are all common derogatory comments I have received as a third-generation practitioner of Vodu, an ancient West African spiritual and herbal practice, mostly by Christians that preached their faith on me. At first, I used to react harshly to them which normally ended in both parties arguing, sometimes even ending in insults. As I grew older, I realized that most people who hold such views have little knowledge about African history or spiritual traditions. In this article, I will shed light on some reasons why African spiritual and herbal traditions like Vodu have historically been and continue to be stigmatized and associated with Satan or the devil. Continue reading

Revealed: How Britons welcomed black soldiers during WWII, and fought alongside them against racist GIs

Even Brits were less racist (if possible) than good ol AmeriKKKans….

Black American GIs billeted in the UK during WWII found warm welcome from British families, in contrast to vicious racist abuse meted out by their fellow countrymen Continue reading

Dr. Anthony Browder on the David Banner Podcast

Didn’t know he was from the west side and one of the better DB shows…. I like DB and he’s a very cool cat in person but the show IMO sometimes just be chaotic to me with DB goin crazy with the FX…

Growing up in Chicago and making his way to the banks of Luxor, Egypt, the David Banner podcasts introduces you to esteemed guest Anthony Browder, the first African American man to fund and coordinate an archeological dig in Egypt. This episode walks us through the oldest documented civilization and helps us to understand how obtaining forbidden knowledge can help us unlock our truth and live a better life after life.

Growing up in Chicago and making his way to the banks of Luxor, Egypt, the David Banner podcasts introduces you to esteemed guest Anthony Browder, the first African American man to fund and coordinate an archeological dig in Egypt. This episode walks us through the oldest documented civilization and helps us to understand how obtaining forbidden knowledge can help us unlock our truth and live a better life after life.

via Dr. Anthony Browder pt. 1 (Episode #49) – YouTube

The Idlewild Resort: Once the Largest, Most Successful Resort in the Midwest for Black People

For thousands of Black people it became a refuge, a place to relax and have fun. But for others it was the first time they could have their own property. For them, the Idlewild Resort in Michigan wasn’t just a getaway, it was home. Continue reading

Shedding Light on Sundown Towns: ProPublica Illinois Investigates

Funny this topic been popping up of late…

The term “sundown town” is familiar to many African Americans.
These were towns across the United States where black Americans knew they weren’t welcome after dark.
A new ProPublica Illinois story examines the racist legacy of one such town in Illinois called Anna.
Below, a Q&A with ProPublica Illinois reporter Logan Jaffe. Continue reading