Most Corrupt Supreme Court. By Robert C.
Keating, Editor Just four days before George W. Bush named John Roberts to fill retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's seat on the Supreme Court, Judge Roberts cast the deciding vote in Hamdan vs. Rumsfeld before a D.C. federal appeals court. "In a crucial victory for the administration [overturned by the U.S. "While the case was pending in his court, Roberts was interviewing with high White House officials--including Attorney General Alberto R. A Chapter In U.S. History Often Ignored: The Flight Of Runaway Slaves To Mexico. In a forgotten cemetery on the edge of Texas in the Rio Grande delta, Olga Webber-Vasques says she's proud of her family's legacy — even if she only just learned the full story.
Turns out her great-great-grandparents, who are buried there,were agents in the little-known underground railroad that led through South Texas to Mexico during the 1800s. Thousands of enslaved people fled plantations to make their way to the Rio Grande, which became a river of deliverance. "I don't know why there wasn't anything that we would've known as we were growing up. It amazes me to learn the underground deal — I had no idea at all," says Webber-Vasques, 70, who recently learned the story of her forebear John Ferdinand Webber from her daughter-in-law who has researched family history. Dear White People…. Tucker Carlson wants to tell you… Fox News celebrity Tucker Carlson swears that he would never judge anyone by the colour of their skin.
Not really. Having gone on record too many times to count, Carlson accused Black Lives Matter advocates of being a ‘mob’ and pointed out that immigrants make this country ‘dirtier.’ But exceeding the eloquence of his many hate filled speeches was his acerbic commentary on Joe and Jill Biden’s appearance at the inauguration ceremonies, asserting that now “from their loins we are born and reborn.”
Joe and Jill Biden are White people. Carlson would be funny if he weren’t so pathetic and, of course, dangerous. Tucker Carlson worries that White Supremacists will become endangered species under the Biden administration, and so do 73 million other Americans who continue to mail in their nickels and dimes to a con man and disgraced president who despises them. A Truth Reckoning: Why We’re Holding Those Who Lied For Trump Accountable.
Yesterday’s insurrection was rooted in lies.
That a fair election was stolen. A Dream Undone. Not long after his defeat, Blum read an article in The New York Times, about a case in which the plaintiffs challenged a similarly complex system of drawing districts, that gave the practice a name: racial gerrymandering.
“That was sort of an ‘aha’ moment,” Blum said. The case, as it happened, started in North Carolina. Robinson Everett, a Duke law professor, filed a suit, later joined by the wealthy libertarian-leaning former state representative Art Pope, that involved two new black-majority congressional districts. One district spanned 160 miles and, at one point, was no wider than the I-85 expressway. A Wall Street Journal editorial labeled this redistricting “political pornography,” but the new shape also led to the election of Melvin Watt, one of the first black congressmen from North Carolina since Reconstruction. How We Discovered the Number Zero. Of all the numbers that exist, there’s something special about zero.
We can find real-world examples of other numbers, be it $1, 99 red balloons, 100 years of solitude or any other thing we care to tabulate. Let's celebrate the 240th Birthday of Mary Somerville, the world's first "Scientist" Today we celebrate the 240th birthday of Mary Fairfax Somerville (Dec 26,1780 – Nov 29, 1872) the Scottish polymath, scientist and science writer extraordinaire.
In an era with great men of science but few women, in an era where the pursuit of science was highly specialized and accessible only to a few, she pioneered the art of presenting science in words that were engaging and accessible to a wide audience. She was the first popular science writer and a mathematician and scientist in her own right. The word scientist was coined for her. About Mary Somerville. Arabic inscription found under Tower of David rewrites ancient citadel's past.
History is being rewritten at Jerusalem’s Tower of David Museum.
What Destroyed All of the Major Bronze Age Cities? The apocalypse began around the year 1250BCE and would last a century.
Photos: ‘Sistine Chapel Of The Ancients’ Cliff Drawings Revealed In Colombia. Tens of thousands of cliff drawings dating back to the Ice Age have been revealed on nearly eight miles of cliff faces in Colombia’s Amazon rainforest.
Archaeologists are calling the discovery “the Sistine Chapel of the ancients.” Dating back as far as 12,500 years ago, it is one of the world’s largest collections of prehistoric cliff paintings. Seshat: Global History Databank. ‘Black Edison’: The 20th century’s prolific, oft-forgotten inventor. He called himself the “Black Thomas Edison,” but we should all know his true name: Garrett Augustus Morgan. Throughout the first half of the 20th century, Morgan pioneered a wide range of technological advancements — predecessors to the gas mask, sewing-machine advancements, hair products, and the first 3-color traffic light — that continue to impact daily life decades later.
It’s the story of an insatiably curious soul who overcame tremendous social barriers and devoted his life to making the world a safer place. And it began in a shack on a rural Kentucky farm. The son of freed slaves Born to former Southern slaves in 1877, Morgan began life with bleak prospects and limited freedom. His parents had gained freedom a decade earlier. Left: Morgan as a young man (Western Reserve Historical Society); Right: A typical sharecropper’s cabin (Dorothea Lange; 1937)
The Brilliant Scientist Who Stopped the Roman Army. History Will Look Kindly on Trump, No Matter What. Douchebag: The White Racial Slur We’ve All Been Waiting For. Twitter. Calling White People “Caucasian” is Unconsciously Supporting White Supremacy. - The Washington Post. The Most Influential Person In Modern History. Gavrilo Princip would never live to see the fruits of his actions. Shockingly enough, he only received a 20 year sentence for his action due to his age.
According to Austria-Hungary’s legal system, capital punishment couldn’t be applied to anyone under the age of 20. Think Sundown Towns Are a Thing of the Past? Think Again. This past June, 24-year-old Robert Fuller was found hanging from a tree in Palmdale, California. Though the LAPD ruled Fuller’s death as a suicide due to there not being any signs of struggle and Fuller having a history of mental illness, Black communities across the nation have been skeptical of the investigation. Why would a Black man hang himself in an open space, a tragedy that would make anyone with an understanding of racial terrorism in this country conjure images of lynching?
But what distinguishes this story in our present day context is not only its timing, during some of the greatest protests against police brutality the world has ever seen, but also its location. The Results of the Nazi IQ Tests. The Nuremberg psychological… Why We Need a White History Month - The AAMBC Journal. Every February when Black History Month comes around, like clockwork a small percentage of people take umbrage that black people get a month to celebrate their history and there is no White History Month to counterbalance it.
I used to argue that white history is taught year-round and there’s no need to set aside a month to focus on it. Who Really Won the 1960 Election? David Stebenne is an associate professor of history and law at Ohio State University, and the author of Arthur J. Goldberg, New Deal Liberal (Oxford U. Press, 1996); Modern Republican: Arthur Larson and the Eisenhower Years (Indiana U. Press, 2006); and co-author (with Joseph Mitchell) of New City upon A Hill: A History of Columbia, Maryland (History Press, 2007). November 8, 2010 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the presidential election of 1960, which still very much interests those who care about disputed elections and how best to resolve them. Was Nixon Robbed? “You gotta swallow this one,” says a Republican hack in Oliver Stone’s Nixon, referring to the 1960 election, in which John F.
Kennedy prevailed. Was Nixon Robbed? What Did Ancient Romans Do Without Toilet Paper? - SAPIENS - Medium. We’ve all been caught unawares by our digestive tract at one time or another. It happened to the Nash family several months ago. The Civil War Wasn't America's Only War Involving Slavery. The Surprising Location of Atlantis - Fiona Cameron Lister - Medium. The True History of the Confederate Flag - History of Yesterday - Medium. Kentucky Confederate statue removal reveals evidence of Jim Crow past.
“When the looting starts, the shooting starts”: The racist history of Trump’s tweet. On Friday afternoon, President Donald Trump attempted to backtrack on a tweet that appeared to threaten violence against black Americans protesting the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Jordan Peterson: How History Becomes Twisted - The Polis - Medium. Pascal BORNET on LinkedIn: Andrew Ng, Machine Learning Yearning. Sword-wielding scientists show how ancient fighting techniques spread across Bronze Age Europe. Bronze swords have been found by the thousands in graves, rivers, and bogs all across Europe. But because the alloy is so soft—and easy to mangle compared with later iron weapons—historians have long wondered whether these swords were battlefield tools or mere status symbols.
Now, a team of archaeologists has staged modern fights with bronze swords to measure the resulting microscopic dings and dents. Sword-on-sword contact was a “big part” of Bronze Age fighting, they found, done with specific, artful moves that spread from region to region over time. Viral post gets it wrong about extent of slavery in 1860. See the oldest company in each country around the world. Attorney seems to predict the future in 1991 op-ed calling Barr 'sour wine in a newer bottle' But even before Lohman got into listing the career-related atrocities Barr committed, he listed questions like charges on an indictment regarding everything from Barr’s choice of organizations to defend to his stance in investigating a Bank of Credit and Commerce International scandal Price Waterhouse described as "probably one of the most complex deceptions in banking history.
" Take Action Enter Your Return Address. We’re Teaching History Wrong. Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Thinkstock. For decades now, Sam Wineburg, a professor of education and history at Stanford, has been studying the way history is taught. Who really invented the internet? The Real Origins of the Religious Right. Aug. 19, 1953: U.S. and Britain Topple Democratically Elected Government of Iran - Zinn Education Project.