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Solar Power is Coming to Africa With a Bang o!

July 5, 2020

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Crowds tear down statues, attack Wisconsin state senator – Times of India

July 5, 2020

Crowds tear down statues, attack Wisconsin state senator – Times of India

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GEORGE FLOYD OOO!- NY TIMES NOW CAPITALIZES BLACK OOO!

July 5, 2020

Why We’re Capitalizing Black! The Times has changed its style on the term’s usage to better reflect a shared cultural identity. Here’s what led to that decision.

.The New York Times By Nancy Coleman July 5, 2020, 5:00 a.m. ET

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. The last time The New York Times made a sweeping call to capitalize how it referred to people of African ancestry was nearly a century ago. W.E.B. Du Bois had started a letter-writing campaign asking publications, including The Times, to capitalize the N in Negro, a term long since eradicated from The Times’s pages. “The use of a small letter for the name of twelve million Americans and two hundred million human beings,” he once wrote, was “a personal insult.” The Times turned him down in 1926 before coming around in 1930, when the paper wrote that the new entry in its stylebook — its internal guide on grammar and usage — was “not merely a typographical change,” but “an act in recognition of racial self-respect.” Decades later, a monthlong internal discussion at The Times led the paper on Tuesday to make, for similar reasons, its latest style change on race — capitalizing Black when describing people and cultures of African origin. “We believe this style best conveys elements of shared history and identity, and reflects our goal to be respectful of all the people and communities we cover,” said Dean Baquet, The Times’s executive editor, and Phil Corbett, associate managing editor for standards, in a memo to staff. Conversations about the change began in earnest at The Times and elsewhere after the death of George Floyd and subsequent protests, said Mike Abrams, senior editor for editing standards. Several major news media organizations have made the same call including The Associated Press, whose stylebook has long been an influential guide for news organizations. “It seems like such a minor change, black versus Black,” The Times’s National editor, Marc Lacey, said. “But for many people the capitalization of that one letter is the difference between a color and a culture.” As tensions rose across the country, Mr. Abrams noticed members of the newsroom raising questions about the capital B and sharing articles on the subject in Slack, the workplace chat platform. He talked with editors at other publications, including The A.P. and The Washington Post, about conversations happening in their newsrooms. And he talked with Times staff members: more than 100 of them, by phone, email and Slack. “The lowercase B in Black has never made sense to me as a Black woman, and it didn’t make sense to me as a Black girl,” said Destinée-Charisse Royal, a senior staff editor in the Graphics department and one of the editors consulted on the change. “My thought was that the capital B makes sense as it describes a race, a cultural group, and that is very different from a color in a box of crayons.” The style change is one of dozens of other updates or additions that have been made to The Times’s usage guide this year, Mr. Abrams said. The decisions can take anywhere from hours to months. Suggestions for changes are typically submitted by staff through email or an online form, filtered into a spreadsheet and parsed each month by the Standards team. New entries, intentionally, can often lag behind the most current language. Ms. Royal likened new style guidance to new dictionary entries: The Times adds words once people are already widely using them, not before. “We don’t treat the stylebook as an instrument of activism; we don’t view it as at the vanguard of language,” Mr. Abrams said. “We generally want the stylebook to reflect common usage.” Most updates don’t require much input or approval from other editors, but on sensitive issues, he said, particularly those that reach every corner of Times coverage, a range of perspectives is vital. “Some have been pushing for this change for years,” Mr. Lacey said. “They consider Black like Latino and Asian and Native American, all of which are capitalized. Others see the change as a distraction from more important issues. Then there are those troubled that our policy will now capitalize ‘Black’ but not ‘white.’ Over all, the view was that there was a growing agreement in the country to capitalize and that The Times should not be a holdout.” Before the style change, Ms. Royal said, some writers might have been inclined to use African-American — the only uppercase option, and still acceptable per the Times stylebook — even when Black might have been more accurate. “Because of the history of Black people in this country, most of us do not have a specific African nation to link our ancestry back to,” she said. “Broadly speaking, when you are looking at a group of people of African ancestry in the United States, you do not know if they identify as African-American. You do not know if they were born in, say, Ghana or if they were born in the Bronx like I was.” But specificity is always preferred when possible, Mr. Abrams said — that is, when race is mentioned at all. Times policy advises reporters to cite a person’s race only if it’s pertinent to an article, and in those situations, reporters must explain why. The Times also looked at whether to capitalize white and brown in reference to race, but both will remain lowercase. Brown has generally been used to describe a wide range of cultures, Mr. Baquet and Mr. Corbett said in their memo to staff. As a result, its meaning can be unclear to readers; white doesn’t represent a shared culture and history in the way Black does, and also has long been capitalized by hate groups. “To be parallel does make sense usage-wise when talking about grammar and usage, but we can never just go on these sorts of standards,” Ms. Royal said. “Language doesn’t work that way. You have to consider the other factors.” ADVERTISEMENT Continue reading the main story Site Index Site Information Navigation © 2020 The New York Times Company NYTCoContact UsWork with usAdvertiseT Brand StudioYour Ad ChoicesPrivacyTerms of ServiceTerms of SaleSite MapHelpSubscriptions

BackTO Africa

July 5, 2020

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300 BLACKS ON THEIR WAY TO BLACK FREEDOM!

BLACK QUEEN!-BLACK PEOPLE! -SEE OUR ETHIOPIAN QUEEN! -FROM CODEBLACK LIFE ON FACEBOOK!

July 5, 2020

BLACK REPARATIONS NOW!-BANK OF AMERICA MUST PAY US OUR REPARATION NOW!- SIGN THE PETITION NOW ON CHANGE.COM!

July 5, 2020

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PAY REPARATIONS TO HEIRS OF AFRICAN SLAVES!

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PAY REPARATIONS TO HEIRS OF AFRICAN SLAVES!
Petitioning Bank Of America and 12 others
This petition will be delivered to:
Bank Of America
CEO, Wells Fargo
John G. Stumpf
Wells Fargo
Aetna
American International Group – AIG
CSX
JPMorgan Chase
President and CEO, Bank of America
Brian Thomas Moynihan
CEO JP Morgan Chase
Thomas Kelly
CSX Contact
Mike Jackson
CSX Contact two
Phillip Young
Public Relations Manager
Cynthia B. Michener
Vice President, Investor Relations Aetna Inc.
Thomas F. Cowhey
Pay reparations to the heirs of African slaves

Pass H.R40
Lithonia, GA
3,742
Supporters
—>THESE INHUMANE ACTS & WAR CRIMES CAN NOT AND SHOULD NOT BE IGNORED<—

The following companies still in existence today that benefited and was involved in the African Slave Trade 

Bank of America found that two of its predecessor banks (Boatman Savings Institution and Southern Bank of St. Louis) had ties to slavery and another predecessor (Bank of Metropolis) accepted slaves as collateral on loans.

Aetna, Inc., the United States’ largest health insurer, sold policies in the 1850s that reimbursed slave owners for financial losses when the enslaved Africans they owned died. 

JPMorgan Chase recently admitted their company’s links to slavery. “Today, we are reporting that this research found that, between 1831 and 1865, two of our predecessor banks—Citizens Bank and Canal Bank in Louisiana—accepted approximately 13,000 enslaved individuals as collateral on loans and took ownership of approximately 1,250 of them when the plantation owners defaulted on the loans,” the company wrote in a statement.

CSX used slave labor to construct portions of some U.S. rail lines under the political and legal system that was in place more than a century ago. Two enslaved Africans who the company rented were identified as John Henry and Reuben. The record states, “they were to be returned clothed when they arrived to work for the company.”Individual enslaved Africans cost up to $200 –  the equivalent of $3,800 today –  to rent for a season and CSX took full advantage.

AIG completed the purchase of American General Financial Group, a Houston-based insurer that owns U.S. Life Insurance Company. A U.S. Life policy on an enslaved African living in Kentucky was reprinted in a 1935 article about slave insurance in The American Conservationist magazine. AIG says it has “found documentation indicating” U.S. Life insured enslaved Africans.

Wells Fargo – Georgia Railroad & Banking Company and the Bank of Charleston owned or accepted slaves as collateral. They later became part of Wells Fargo by way of Wachovia. (In the 2000s Wells Fargo targeted blacks for predatory lending.)

Where is the money going to? How will these companies do it? Simple, we want these companies to set up two massive banks, an economic development bank on the west coast and an economic development bank on the east coast, so descendants of African slaves can draw that money to get low interest loans or free money to build businesses and industries throughout the United States! Enough is enough. It is time for these companies to be held accountable for their active role in the African Slave Trade. 

A national boycott of these companies will be the last result, if they don't respond to their call to action! To Succeed we must be Unified an act Politically and Legally! This is an issue that all people should take a stand for regardless of Race Classification! And it is not all about a dollar amount which people are fixated on; it's about Justice, Admission of Wrong Doings and Atonement which will truly aid in Racial Reconciliation!
LETTER TO
Bank Of America
CEO, Wells Fargo John G. Stumpf
Wells Fargo
and 10 others
Aetna
American International Group – AIG
CSX
JPMorgan Chase
President and CEO, Bank of America Brian Thomas Moynihan
CEO JP Morgan Chase Thomas Kelly
CSX Contact Mike Jackson
CSX Contact two Phillip Young
Public Relations Manager Cynthia B. Michener
Vice President, Investor Relations Aetna Inc. Thomas F. Cowhey
Pay the heirs of African slaves reparations. Enough is enough. It is time for your company to be held accountable for their active role in the African Slave Trade.

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Corona ooo!-Finally Nigerian Doctor Produces Original COVID-19 Herbal Cure

July 5, 2020

Finally Nigerian Doctor Produce Original COVID-19 Cure https://news.phxfeeds.com/share?docId=6416232955798753845&source=phx

Finally Nigerian Doctor Produce Original COVID-19 Cure

May 15, 2020

A Nigerian Doctor who goes by the name Samuel Chibuikem has taken to his Facebook page to show his herbal medicine for the

dangerous Corona virus .

Dr. Samuel Chibuikem said that the drug could prevent the corona Virus from affecting anyone who takes the medicine ,and also can cure people already infected too .

Dr. Samuel Chibuikem is A Nigerian from Imo State , He is currently asking for the assistance of the government to fund his medicine so that he can mass produce in large quantities .

The name of the herbal medicine Doctor Samuel produced to fight the virus is “DIVINE IJEBULI ANTI-COVID-19 HERBAL TINCTURE”;

, according to the Doctor alot of effort has been put in place to find the cure and with accurate results, as he know how the virus works and how to kill it completely.

He Urged other Doctors to come together and work with him so Nigeria can be Free to go back to normal,

Doctor Samuel Chibuikem who is a doctor who specializes in bacterial infections and viruses, says his Cure is Very potent for the Virus.

DEEPER LIFE WEDDING-NO MAKEUP OR EARRINGS!

July 5, 2020

Deeper Life Wedding: No earrings, no makeup, see beautiful pictures of couple causing stir online
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Deeper Christian Life Ministry was founded by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi. He is respected among Nigerians because he preached the word of God as in the Bible without adding, subtracting, or cause controversy.

Preached against worldliness, disobedience, and indiscipline, such things are sins against God and can lead to hell.

The Church and the members live out to practice holiness and one important thing about them is their modesty in dress. They appeared in public with their body well covered and even serve as a role model for those who want to live a simple lifestyle, they strictly follow and adhere to the teachings of General Superintendent both inside and outside.

They even extend their Norms and traditions, they even extend to a church wedding, they dressed for the glory of God and were very pleased with their clothes, pay a deaf ear to what people think and say. after all, they did not marry to please the public, and one should definitely have nothing to say if you can do it right or not?

The following Pictures are from
DLWEB – Weddings in Deeper life

BLEACHING BEYONCE HAS MADE A FILM “BLACK IS KING” o!

July 5, 2020

Why People Are Already Pissed at Beyoncé’s Upcoming Visual Album ‘Black Is King’ Chelsea Stewart | July 1, 2020

We’re still weeks away from the unveiling of Beyoncé‘s new visual ealbum, Black Is King, but it’s already facing criticism. After seeing the trailers that were released over the weekend of June 26, viewers took to eere really email the media with complaints about the Xb. Many said they feel the Lemonade singer is appropriating, homogenizing, and capitalizing off of African culture. Beyoncé giving a speech in June 2020 What is ‘Black Is King’? Black Is King is an art piece that was written, directed, and executive produced by Beyoncé. It will feature music from The Gift, the soundtrack album for the 2019 remake of The Lion King in which Beyoncé played Nala, and stars several artists who worked on the album. Explaining the project in a statement shared with Variety, Disney and Beyoncé’s company Parkwood Entertainment said: “Black Is King is a celebratory memoir for the world on the Black experience. The film is a story for the ages that informs and rebuilds the present. A reunion of cultures and shared generational beliefs. A story of how the people left most broken have an extraordinary gift and a purposeful future.” Beyoncé offered up a few more details in a June 28 Instagram post, explaining, “It is my passion project that I have been filming, researching and editing day and night for the past year. I’ve given it my all and now it’s yours. It was originally filmed as a companion piece to ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ soundtrack and meant to celebrate the breadth and beauty of Black ancestry.” The film will hit Disney+ on July 31 — just over a year after the release of The Lion King. RELATED: Looks Like ‘Hamilton’ May Have Some Competition in Terms of the Most Popular Disney+ Movie of July 2020 What people are saying about ‘Black Is King’ Many people are excited to see Black Is King. It’s one of few musical releases from the singer in recent years and her first visual album since 2016’s Lemonade, a critically-acclaimed project that provoked global conversations about race, Black womanhood and feminism, spirituality, and more. But others aren’t super thrilled about it. Many people accused Beyoncé of misrepresenting Africa and fueling a certain narrative even though it is a diverse and massive continent. “Sorry but this is a freaking stereotype,” one person wrote under Beyoncé’s aforementioned Instagram post. “Do you think Africans are only people who [dance] around a fire ? You fight against Afro-American rights and you stain Africans. It’s not because you are black that you have the right to insult other black people. I know in America black people insult each other but not in Africa. We don’t.” “The Wakandafication of the continent and Black diasporic identities is entirely uninspired,” commented another, referencing Black Panther, a 2018 Marvel film that takes place on the fictional African country Wakanda. “The repeated tropes/symbolic gestures that homogenise & essentialise thousands of African cultures in service of securing the terrain for Black capitalist possibilities & futures is tired.” Echoing that, someone else said, “Y’all KNOW I love me some Beyoncé but this whole homogenization of African culture is just weird and makes it seem like Africa was ‘perfect’ pre-colonization, it wasn’t” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Oct 18, 2019 at 2:56pm PDT Others accused the singer of appropriation, with one person saying, “YOU MEAN TO TELL ME that her new movie piggybacks off of African Culture and it won’t even be available in Africa. We need to talk about African Americans capitalizing off our culture with no real engagement or understanding with/of our people.” (Disney+ is not available in certain African countries, but the outlet reportedly has plans to expand its coverage over time.) Others, however, defended Beyoncé In response to the backlash, many fans suggested that Beyoncé didn’t mean any harm by the visual album. One person wrote: “People always complain about representation in the mainstream. We complain about how Americans know nothing about Africa. Sooo BEYONCÈ integrates African culture in her music videos to bring awareness and y’all complain??? Come on now.” “You Twitter people are crazy talking about Beyoncé ‘using’ african culture for her benefit or whatever in Black is King,” said another. “She’s literally creating exposure to so many local african artists. There are even songs on the album she doesn’t sing in.” So far, Beyoncé has not responded to the backlash. But maybe fans will get more clarity and understanding in Black Is King. Remember, you can watch it starting on July 31.

Amerikkka-4th of July Without Freedom for Black People Is a Joke!

July 4, 2020

Fourth Of July Doesn’t Stand For Freedom Until There Is Justice For Black Americans ERIN CORBETT PHOTO: ANGELA WEISS/AFP/GETTY IMAGES.

Every year, people across the United States celebrate the founding of this country with backyard barbecues, a trip to the beach, plenty of beer, and of course, fireworks. But this year inherently feels different, and demands that we all reconsider the foundations that this holiday is built on. For most, 2020 has been spent indoors as we try to flatten the curve of the global coronavirus pandemic — a collective action many have taken to keep each other safer in the absence of a government-enforced plan to aggressively address the public health crisis. We’re also in the midst of an economic recession, leading the president to start reopening the economy. ADVERTISEMENT But as the pandemic continues and the economy declines, the swift and massive national uprising against systemic racism and police violence has redefined conversations about freedom in this country, especially as we approach arguably the most important election in recent history. This year is heavy, and with everything going on, it also provides us with an opportunity to reckon with what the Fourth of July really means. On July 4, 1776, the country’s 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence stating that “all men are created equal,” and yes at the time that really did only apply to white, property-owning men. Despite the fact that 244 years have passed since the United States was supposedly liberated from British rule, the systemic oppression of Black Americans continues to this day in the forms of housing, medical, job, and education discrimination, while also being disproportionately harmed by policing, the criminal justice system, and the prison industrial complex.  Over the last five weeks, following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, activists have taken collective action against racist policing and white supremacy writ large. Thousands have demanded the abolition of the police, and for the release of people incarcerated across the country. Racist statues, including of slave owners and Confederate monuments, have been toppled in more than 15 cities — sometimes by political leaders, and often by protesters.  But, the Southern Poverty Law Center estimates as of last year that there were still 1,747 monuments, schools, cities and counties, holidays, and U.S. military bases named after Confederate figures. The United States has never truly reconciled its racist history, while asserting itself as the freest nation on the planet. Black communities have historically been pillaged by racial capitalism, while being deprived of the resources and investments they need to thrive. The legacy of American slavery lives on both in these buildings and statues, and in the systems that define the fabric of our lives. ADVERTISEMENT In a country where Black people are still routinely killed by police with impunity, and where 2.3 million people are incarcerated in jails, prisons, and immigration detention centers — with Black people disproportionately affected — the Fourth of July has always been a whitewashed holiday that celebrates the illusion that we are all truly free. The backdrop to this year’s Independence Day is a centuries-long fight for liberation for Black people that thousands of people have taken to the streets over the last month. At the end of the day, our liberation is tied to one another.  This year, let us reckon with the fact that the Fourth of July has never really been about collective freedom or liberation, especially in a country that was founded on land stolen from Indigenous peoples. Independence Day may be different this year, especially for people who haven’t paid attention until recently to the racist systems on which this country is founded, and it should be. Let this year strip the American flags and exceptionalist narrative of this supposedly free country, and instead center the continued struggle for Black liberation.  WE CANT CELEBRATE 4TH OF JULY WITHOUT BLACK LIBERAT


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