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Types of Slavery in Africa. By Alistair Boddy-Evans Updated July 23, 2016.

Types of Slavery in Africa

Whether slavery existed within sub-Saharan African societies before the arrival of Europeans is a hotly contested point between Afrocentric and Eurocentric academics. What is certain is that Africans were subjected to several forms of slavery over the centuries, including chattel slavery under both the Muslims with the trans-Saharan slave trade, and Europeans through the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Slavery in America - Black History. My TV provider is not listed.

Slavery in America - Black History

Why not? We are currently working on adding more TV providers. Please check back frequently to see if your TV provider has been added. Why do I need to log in to watch some video content? Rosa Parks Bus - The Story Behind the Bus. On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a 42-year-old African American woman who worked as a seamstress, boarded this Montgomery City bus to go home from work.

Rosa Parks Bus - The Story Behind the Bus

Rosa Parks - Biography - Civil Rights Activist. Civil rights activist Rosa Parks refused to surrender her bus seat to a white passenger, spurring the Montgomery boycott and other efforts to end segregation.

Rosa Parks - Biography - Civil Rights Activist

Synopsis Civil rights activist Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama. Her refusal to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery, Alabama bus spurred a city-wide boycott. Global Issues : social, political, economic and environmental issues that affect us all — Global Issues. Woman Sues Michigan Police Department For Forced Hijab Removal. By Erica Hellerstein Posted on Share this: "Woman Sues Michigan Police Department For Forced Hijab Removal" Share: Screen shot of Malak Kazan from Fox 2 news segment A 27-year-old Muslim woman is suing the Dearborn Heights Police Department in Michigan after officers allegedly forced her to remove her headscarf while taking a booking photo for a traffic misdemeanor, claiming that their actions violated her right to religious expression.

Woman Sues Michigan Police Department For Forced Hijab Removal

According to the lawsuit, filed Thursday in federal court, police stopped Malak Kazan on July 9 for a traffic violation in Dearborn Heights. Labor Rights Now! Justice for All? On June 11, 2008, in the Parliament of Canada, Prime Minister Stephen Harper apologized on behalf of all Canadians for “the policy of assimilation” and the terrible pain and suffering endured by aboriginal peoples, including Inuit, who attended Indian residential schools and hostels in Canada.

Justice for All?

The prime minister said this policy “had no place in a country like Canada.” The apology by the prime minister and the other elements of the Residential Schools Settlement Act, are historic achievements, but there also remains unfinished residential school business, especially within Nunavik. Several hundred Nunavik residents are excluded by both the apology and the common experience payment. A history of residential schools in Canada - Canada. What is a residential school?

A history of residential schools in Canada - Canada

In the 19th century, the Canadian government believed it was responsible for educating and caring for aboriginal people in Canada. It thought their best chance for success was to learn English and adopt Christianity and Canadian customs. Ideally, they would pass their adopted lifestyle on to their children, and native traditions would diminish, or be completely abolished in a few generations. The Canadian government developed a policy called "aggressive assimilation" to be taught at church-run, government-funded industrial schools, later called residential schools. Stories of residential school survivors. The young girl, whose mother had died in childbirth, was being cared for by her aunt and uncle.

Stories of residential school survivors

“But I came into the wrong hands when I was six,” Flanders told attendees at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission this week. Canadian Indian residential school system. Canada apologizes for residential school system. Residential Schools. For more than 100 years, Aboriginal children in Canada were sent to special schools, called Indian Residential Schools.

Residential Schools

These schools were built and run by the Government of Canada and the Catholic, Anglican, Methodist, United and Presbyterian churches. Religious Law Chafes Christians and Muslims Alike. Christian women in Syria and Jordan say they share many legal and cultural constraints with Muslim counterparts.

Religious Law Chafes Christians and Muslims Alike

That's due to the pre-eminence of religious law--whatever the faith--over family and personal life. DAMASCUS, Syria (WOMENSENEWS)--Every Sunday morning, Eva Zatari gets up early, puts on her best clothes and goes to church where she solemnly recites the Lord's Prayer. Feminist critique and Islamic feminism: the question of intersectionality. Abstract Since its inception, mainstream Western feminism has constituted a site of exclusion on multiple fronts, a consequence of first-wave feminist assumptions that have continued to influence mainstream feminism. Questions of definition and change are central to any project aiming to bring about social, political and economic change, but definition brings with it an intrinsic risk of delineating borders that include some but exclude others.

In other words, the act of defining constitutes an exercise of power that creates certain women’s experiences as patriarchal and others’ as emancipatory. This article focuses on the tensions that have often arisen within the feminist project on the subject of religion and religious women. Mainstream Western feminism has long had difficulties in engaging with women who are religious. Introduction. Why ISIS is Israel's key ally in stopping the creation of a Palestinian state. In equating the resistance to Israeli occupation to ISIS, Israel is tarring all Palestinians as bloodthirsty Islamic extremists. What is Israel’s real goal? Israel's supporters placed an advert in the New York Times that aims to equate ISIS with the Palestinian resistance in Gaza.

But these are two very different organisations. Isis claims it has US airdrop of weapons. A US airdrop of arms to besieged Kurds in Kobani appears to have missed its target and ended up in the hands of Islamic State (Isis) militants. The Lives of Indigenous Women in a ‘Post-Racial’ and ‘Post-Feminist’ World. Professor Andrea Smith explores the realities and perceptions of white supremacy, patriarchy and colonialism as they play out in the lives of indigenous women in the United States. Professor Andrea Smith teaches in the Department of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California-Riverside.

A longtime anti-violence and indigenous scholar and activist, Professor Smith is widely regarded a leading excerpt on the topic of violence against women of color. Smith is the author of Native Americans and the Christian Right: The Gendered Politics of Unlikely Alliances (2008) and Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide (2005). An Indigenous Perspective on Feminism, Militarism, and the Environment. First Peoples: Blog » Indigenous feminism. Dr. Jennifer Nez Denetdale, author of Reclaiming Diné History and First Peoples advisory board member, recently delivered a powerful address on the role of feminism in contemporary Indigenous studies.

Dr. Supreme Court to Hear Two Challenges on Gay Marriage. Interracial Couple Denied Marriage in Louisiana. Viral Video Shows the Extent of U.S. Wealth Inequality. Is Having an Abortion Likely to Damage a Woman's Mental Health? The most downloaded article from the October 2011 is a review of the negative mental health effects of abortion by American Priscilla Coleman. Locking Up Millions of Americans Isn't Just About Punishing the Underclass, It's About Raking in the Dough.

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