Monthly Archives: April 2017

“Both nature and nurture would become the anvil that would forge Raymond Washington into a formidable leader, warrior, gang member, tactician, and eventually an urban legend in the punishing and unforgiving streets of Los Angeles,” Zach Fortier writes.   A modern Robin … Continue reading

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Richest person of all time, benevolent African King Musa Keita I, forgotten #BlackHistory

   #AfricanStrength Mansa Musa Tee https://www.africanstrength.com/products/mansa-musa-tee My daughter asked me this morning if Timbuktu was ever a real place. Oh, yes! I rushed to the internet, and quickly got distracted with the story of the man who annexed the ancient, legendary, … Continue reading

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Accountable: The Joseph Usher Story 1903 murder trial still studied by law students today

 Joseph Aaron Usher Sr. (portrait, ~1820); Joseph Aaron Usher Jr’s father; heritage Native American and Irish “I did not know there was a murder mystery in my mother’s family,” Nancy Panoch writes, but not long ago, “In the process of … Continue reading

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Disappearing Husbands: the Old West legitimized abandonment, desertion

Go West, young man, go West! And if you find a wife there, don’t venture away too long on another mission, or she might not wait for you to return. “In a sense, the westward movement legitimized abandonment,” authors Linda Peavy … Continue reading

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