1619 – CRT

Anyone that is interested in the history of slavery in the US should read Thomas Mann's epic book - "1493". The author documents a thoroughly researched and interesting history of the Jamestown settlement and the lethal competition between the Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, French and English in the New World. The work touches on the history of African cultures and explains how slavery impacted South and Central America. This book is about the "Columbian Exchange" - how the discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus in 1492, changed the world. It is a fascinating read that offers many potential teaching opportunities.
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Capitalism – Our End

Support the Guardian Available for everyone, funded by readers Our leaders look climate change in the eyes, and shrug Hamilton Nolan It is not good to be too pessimistic on the climate crisis. That said, it sure does seem like we’re screwed ‘Capitalism is a machine made to squeeze every last cent out of this planet until there is nothing left.’ Photograph: Xinhua/Rex/Shutterstock Wed 4 Aug 2021 06.12 EDT 951   If you have cultivated an Edgar Allen Poe-like appreciation for the macabre, there is a certain sort of amusement to be had in watching the developed world deal with the insistent onslaught of climate change. Like many horror stories, this one features a main character full of futile determination to maintain a sense of normalcy even as the ominous signs…
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Black Mental Health Matters

https://www.sunshinebehavioralhealth.com/mental-health-issues-facing-the-black-community Subject: New Black Mental Health Matters Resource for Yemm & Hart Message: Friends from Yemm & Hart, Earlier today, I was checking your website for information on resources for the African American community when I found a list of helpful websites on your resource page: http://yemmhart.com/wordpress/how-to-be-anti-racist/ And I thought you might be interested in a guide that was created to discuss the impact of Racism and Discrimination on the Mental Health of our Black Communities. As you know, mental health is one of the vital issues facing the Black community in America. Sadly, given the racism and racial injustice African Americans have faced, it’s not surprising that they have become more susceptible to struggle with mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. Unfortunately, just 1/3 of Black…
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Time for Hope

Today is Easter Sunday. As many people celebrate the renewal of life in Spring as trees and flowers bloom, bird eggs are laid and baby animals are born, many people also celebrate the religious holiday of Easter. Today, we are happy there are growing numbers of white people who reject racism and the aggressions of white supremacy that harm their fellow citizens. Racism is as old as humanity but that is no excuse in today's modern society. This is especially true in the United States of America whose founding documents state: In the Declaration of Independence - "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that ALL men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit…
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Support Black-Owned Businesses

Subject: Yemmhart.com's support for Black-owned businesses during COVID-19 Message: Hi there, I saw your page yemmhart.com/wordpress/how-to-be-anti-racist/, and I wanted to thank you for supporting the Black community. The events of last summer (BLM protests and COVID-19) saw many people rally to support Black-owned businesses. Sadly, since summer ended, people forgot to keep sharing and supporting these businesses. I just found a new article with links to more than 150 Black-owned businesses. I was so happy to see that people still care about helping these companies thrive! The link is here: https://www.websiteplanet.com/blog/support-black-owned-businesses/ I think sharing this link on your page would be a great way to help your readers keep supporting Black-owned sites and stores. I think it will be a great addition to your site and that your audience will…
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The Now-undeniably-failed Reagan Revolution

This is the historian I've been mentioning to you - Heather Cox Richarson December 30, 2020 (Wednesday) And so, we are at the end of a year that has brought a presidential impeachment trial, a deadly pandemic that has killed more than 338,000 of us, a huge social movement for racial justice, a presidential election, and a president who has refused to accept the results of that election and is now trying to split his own political party. It’s been quite a year. But I had a chance to talk with history podcaster Bob Crawford of the Avett Brothers yesterday, and he asked a more interesting question. He pointed out that we are now twenty years into this century, and asked what I thought were the key changes of those…
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With us from the beginning – GOP/Republican Underlying Motivation

Counted out: Trump's desperate fight to stop the minority vote How Republicans applied old school racism to new demographics, and lost by Gary Younge In March 1965, ABC interrupted a showing of its Sunday-night movie – Judgment at Nuremberg, a courtroom drama about Nazi war crimes – to show shocking footage from Selma, Alabama, where mostly Black protesters were being beaten bloody by mounted police with billy clubs as they tried to cross Edmund Pettus bridge into the city, demanding the right to vote. John Lewis, then just 25 years old, led the way. “I can’t count the number of marches I have participated in in my lifetime, but there was something peculiar about this one,” he wrote in his memoir, Walking With the Wind. “It was more than disciplined. It…
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An American Hero

To form a more perfect union - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/01/white-supremacist-protest-activism-emily-gorcenski and - https://first-vigil.com/
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