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Moor Americans Ditch Meat & Stereotype

By   /  Mon 29 Ramadan 1440AH 3-6-2019AD  /  Health  /  No Comments

PHENIX, Va. – To get to Nisani Farm, and the edge of a burgeoning food and health movement, requires going to the end of the road. Literally. It means taking a 90-minute drive south from Richmond, Virginia, to the tiny town of Keysville, then picking up Route 40, a two-lane highway that rolls through the […]

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John Walker Lindh, The ‘American Taliban,’ Is Released from Prison

By   /  Mon 29 Ramadan 1440AH 3-6-2019AD  /  Things You Should Know  /  No Comments

National Security May 23, 201912:02 AM This image from television footage shows John Walker Lindh in Afghanistan on Dec. 1, 2001. Lindh was a Taliban soldier who was captured at that time. John Walker Lindh, known as the “American Taliban” after his capture in Afghanistan in 2001, was released from prison on Thursday after serving […]

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Future Of Cities from Past Cities

By   /  Mon 29 Ramadan 1440AH 3-6-2019AD  /  Civics 101  /  No Comments

Great cities are among our sturdiest survivors, she argues, because they serve a crucial role. That’s why more than half the world’s population now lives in cities, and that proportion will only rise in coming decades. (Penguin Random House) In this era of increasing polarization, she offers a hopeful reminder about the calming influences of […]

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The Epic of Gilgamesh Unveiled: Seasrching For A Way to the Home Planet

By   /  Mon 29 Ramadan 1440AH 3-6-2019AD  /  Myths/Folklore  /  No Comments

The Epic of Gilgamesh Unveiled: Searching For a Way to the Home Planet Read Later Print The Epic of Gilgamesh is regarded as one of mankind’s greatest literary and historical works. Many authors have studied the text in an effort to explain the nature of Gilgamesh’s tyranny and his erratic behavior. ‘The nature of Gilgamesh’s […]

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Research Traces Cannabis Plant Origins to the Tibetan Plateau 28 Million Years Ago

By   /  Mon 29 Ramadan 1440AH 3-6-2019AD  /  Health  /  No Comments

A fascinating new study published in the journal Vegetation History and Archaeobotany , on May 14, details the work of a team of researchers from the University of Vermont who present their evidence that the cannabis plant “evolved 28 million years ago at a specific area on the Tibetan plateau.” Titled, “Cannabis in Asia: its […]

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Camazotz

By   /  Mon 29 Ramadan 1440AH 3-6-2019AD  /  Myths/Folklore  /  No Comments

Camazotz   As social media is abuzz with who might be cast in the next Batman movie, with concerns that some of the candidates might not be menacing enough to fill those big black boots, it might be time to look again at one of the bat figures that featured as an imposing power in […]

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Disrespect & Desecration at Mummy Unwrapping Parties

By   /  Mon 29 Ramadan 1440AH 3-6-2019AD  /  Her-story/History  /  No Comments

  A ‘mummy unwrapping party’ was a social event most commonly associated with the elites of Victorian England. As its name suggests, these parties involved the unwrapping of Egyptian mummies in front of an audience. Such parties were highly popular amongst the Victorian elite, and therefore were huge successes, as it blended three elements that […]

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The Vagrancy Act Of 1866

By   /  Sat 13 Ramadan 1440AH 18-5-2019AD  /  U.S. Policy  /  No Comments

Contributed by Brent Tarter   The Vagrancy Act of 1866, passed by the General Assembly on January 15, 1866, forced into employment, for a term of up to three months, any person who appeared to be unemployed or homeless. If so-called vagrants ran away and were recaptured, they would be forced to work for no […]

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The Convict Leasing System

By   /  Sat 13 Ramadan 1440AH 18-5-2019AD  /  U.S. Policy  /  No Comments

After the Civil War, the 13th, 14th, and 15th Constitutional amendments were passed with the intention of establishing equality under the law for newly freed slaves, or so the story goes. The fact of the matter is that slavery was – and still is – completely legal in the United States, only in a much […]

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Anti-Literacy Policy

By   /  Sat 13 Ramadan 1440AH 18-5-2019AD  /  U.S. Policy  /  No Comments

Anti-literacy laws were in force in many slave states before and during the American Civil War, affecting slaves, freedmen, and in some cases all people of color.[1] These largely came into force following abolitionist David Walker’s 1829 publication of Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World, which openly advocated rebellion,[2] and Nat Turner’s slave […]

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