Big Chiefs Of Rival Mardi Gras Tribes Come Together As The 79rs Gang

November 11, 20201:27 PM ET GWEN THOMPKINS RAINA DOURIS Instagram Twitter Facebook John Myers JOHN MYERS FROM XPN 21-Minute Listen 79rs Gangs – Jermain Bossier (left) and Romeo Bougere (right) Diwang Valdez/Courtesy of the artist Playlist “79rs Bout to Blow” “War Cry (Way Downtown Mix)” “Stop the Water” (recorded live for World Cafe) “Brand New Day” “Needle Don’t Lie” World Cafe’s correspondent in New Orleans, Gwen Thompkins, says that there is no more spectacular sight than that of a Mardi Gras Indian: a man, woman or child, on the street,…

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The Power Brokers

David Treuer A recent history centers the Lakota and the vast territory they controlled in the story of the formation of the United States. December 3, 2020 issue In the spring of 1870 Congress was in the process of debating the Indian Appropriations Bill. While the bill’s main purpose was to renew or enhance funding for Native peoples and communities, it contained a rider that finally formally ended what is known as the treaty period of federal Indian policy: no longer would Indian tribes be treated as independent nations. Rather,…

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What does the controversial National Trust report say?

Alex Diggins Fri, November 13, 2020, 7:59 AM PST·6 min read Chartwell, Winston Churchill’s former home, has been the focus of the National Trust’s recent attention – PA The National Trust’s report into connections between historic houses in its care and the slave trade has come at one of the most turbulent moments in the charity’s 125-year history. In Britain, this summer saw protests which defaced Churchill’s statue and chucked that of slave trader and philanthropist Edward Colston into the cold waters of the River Avon. Meanwhile, a 60-group of Tory MPs launched…

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A Brief History of Nonwhite Slave Owners in America

11/09/2020Lipton Matthews The study of slavery is one of the most contentious issues in contemporary America. But frequently this history is abused by thinkers across the spectrum to score political points. To understand the complexity of such an institution, we must desist from underestimating the role of minorities such as African Americans and Native Americans in it. For much of history, slavery was the norm, and by downplaying nonwhites’ involvement, we diminish their humanity. Pursuing one’s self-interest to acquire profit or power is consistent with human nature. Depicting minorities as innately virtuous…

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