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"1619 Project" by NYT columnist, N. Hannah Jones alias "Ida Bae Wells"

REVEALED: Obama's white mother was 'descended from John Punch, America's FIRST black slave', finds dramatic new study, as interpreted by Daily Mail, 2012
DNA taken from today's white Bunch family suggests Cameroonian roots

She knows her ancestors were enslaved. Were they the FIRST?, as interpreted and illustrated by EXPLOSIVE growth by USAToday, 2019
Angolan Adam, Eve, sin of a nation: REVEALED

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Aug 23rd, 2019 at 12:41:47 AM EST
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ASSOC: Mommy.
ME: Yes, bunny.
ASSOC: Explain the significance of British settlement of the west Indies for the mainland colonies.
ME: Before 1612?
ME: Those territories are Eighty Years' and a couple of Anglo-Spanish War trophies. Privateer and navy finger-quote mariners, commissioned by each of the crown belligerents, trawled the finger-quote new worlds, named African and American continents, for marketable commodities finger-quote booty to fund further hostilities. Besides stealing and scuttling each other's ships, inking gold and silver contracts, they traded GOTT to the finger-quote heathen for slaves meant to cultivate and mine finger-quote plantations seized by ground troups. Barbados is a good model for finger-quote settlement of Spanish, Portuguese, and Dutch prior art in Africa and the Americas.
ASSOC: Tell me some English celebrities.
ME: Before Cromwell began deporting finger-quote transporting Irish rebels to the British plantations, Francis Drake and John Hawkins were hot. Hawkins broke out around 1562. They played all sides. Wholesale, finger-quote bespoke, retail, and resale slave trade.
ASSOC: But what about the Treaty of Tordesillas?
ME: US-UK don't do international law.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Aug 23rd, 2019 at 02:43:59 PM EST
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DAY 3: Doubling down on Invisible Hand and Acts of GOTT
Over the last 12 years, since I visited the Jamestown and Williamsburg, VA, reliquary and historical recreation sites with my child, I've seen the fable EVOLVE from complete omission of this event from a sea search-and-rescue operation to involuntary-servitude penalty to chattel-with-receipt bounty. We've done the official tour in person at Mount Vernon, too. Attendance was low, very low.

Just sayin'.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Aug 24th, 2019 at 08:47:55 PM EST
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Art of the Deal: It's not often one finds a film promo portraying the film's distributors.

Film on factory is first Netflix project [sic] endorsed [sic] by Obamas

Filmmakers Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert said they learned of the Obamas' interest after "American Factory" was shown at the Sundance film festival and they were pitching the film to Netflix. They were told the Obamas had screened it days earlier.
Bognar and Julia Reichert, who live in the Dayton, Ohio [!], area where Fuyao Glass replaced an abandoned General Motors plant [!], said they were initially interested in exploring a culture clash, but the film deepened into a story about the rights of workers, globalization and automation.

The Fuyao plant, bought by Chinese industrialist Cao Dewang, employs some 2,200 American and 200 Chinese workers. The film gives a close-up look at how the cultures adjust to one another. At one point, a Chinese worker explains that Americans are slow because they have fat fingers. Many Chinese at the plant consider the Americans lazy. The Americans at the plant question what they see as Chinese workers unquestioned devotion to a company that robs them of time to enjoy life.

Netflix worked in partnership with Higher Ground to acquire the film from Participant Media earlier this year, and gave no details about the financing. Netflix released a brief clip Wednesday of the Obamas discussing their interest in the project with the filmmakers.
"It has zero to do with Trump or Obama, or the political scene at all," [Reichert]said. "It's about the lives of average working people in the heartland. It's really a close up and intimate look at what globalization looks like."

archived Becoming Wakanda
Mitch McConnell Doesn't Support Reparations: "We've Elected An African American President"
difficult to determine whom to compensate
leaning into Obama identification
Ich bin ein Berliner
Is Netflix antisemitic?
They don't have morals, they have markets.
Outrage after Netflix pulls comedy show criticising Saudi Arabia
The episode can still be seen in other parts of the world
blockbuster summer for media mergers!
increasingly producing their own [?] programming
The Obamas' exclusive Netflix deal part of an all-conquering streaming strategy
## file in "cargo cult"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Aug 23rd, 2019 at 04:14:20 PM EST
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Art of the Deal 2017: 'Rat Film' highlights Baltimore's rat warfare, urban planning failures
annual Maryland Film Festival, Baltimore, MD

Art of the Deal 2019: Tweets about Al is latest National Action Network project endorsed by RNC, Fortress Group, and Comcast.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Aug 24th, 2019 at 09:04:37 AM EST
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Art of the deal: 2019
Monroeism is the Other Side of Jim Crow, the Side Facing South
Trump, Greenland and Manifest Destiny

Day 4: It was an accident!
American Historical Review, The Constitution and Finance of the Royal African Company of England from its Foundation [1536] til 1720, 1902 narrative
1606-1619: Library of Congress, The records of the Virginia Company of London, 1906 catalogue of manuscripts, public and private libraries US and Britain
1606-1619: University of Virginia, The records of the Virginia Company of London
1619-1627: US National Park Service, narrative 1672: National Archive, Royal African Companydigital record catalogue
1823: James Monroe's Seventh State of the Union Address, 23 Dec 1823, full text
(1846),1865, 1904, 1911, 1915, 1962: Library of Congress, narrative

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Aug 27th, 2019 at 07:19:35 PM EST
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"Ida Bae" USAToday: Accidental encounters

Emory University, Intra-American Slave Trade - Understanding the Database

Whereas most twentieth-century slave trade scholarship focused on the Atlantic crossing, in the first decades of the twentieth-first century, historians working on disparate parts of the Americas increasingly document intra-American networks of forced migration, asserting their significance for both the African diaspora and the geopolitics of the Atlantic World. For example, O'Malley's book, Final Passages: The Intercolonial Slave Trade of British America, 1619-1807, demonstrates that hundreds of thousands of people who arrived in British American colonies from Africa quickly boarded new ships for intra-American voyages--both within British America and across imperial lines to French and Spanish colonies. Similarly, in the American Historical Review, Borucki, David Eltis, and David Wheat estimate that more than twenty-five percent of the two million Africans who arrived in the Spanish Americas, nearly 600,000 individuals, endured transshipment from other American colonies rather than being sent directly from Africa. Older historiographies exist on domestic slave trading in nineteenth-century Brazil and the United States but interest in those topics has also increased in the last two decades. The Intra-American Slave Trade Database seeks to pull data on all such forced migrations [sic] together.
Encyclopedia of Virginia, Indian Enslavement in Virginia
An early mention of an Indian slave appears in the context of the First Anglo-Powhatan War (1609-1614). In his Trewe Relacyon, George Percy recounts an English march on an Indian town guided by an Indian named Kempes, who was "led in a hand locke" and is described as a slave working under the threat of beatings and beheading.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Aug 28th, 2019 at 01:27:19 AM EST
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Donnan, Elizabeth, Compiler, Documents Illustrative of the History of the Slave Trade to America, vol I-IV. 1930-1935. $450.00 set.

a product of the US government, WPA

archived markets
Marginalia: quoting my self
upper colonies, lower colonies, deep south

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Aug 28th, 2019 at 01:50:20 AM EST
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o. Look. APsplainin' is cranking up the magical margin of error original sin STAIN gin in case "white" people, "POC," and "Women and minorities" fade from the Anyone Buttrump election.
Analysis: Black votes will define electability for Democrats

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Sep 6th, 2019 at 02:36:58 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Sep 4th, 2019 at 07:41:07 PM EST
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