In centering Black women’s stories, two award-winning historians seek both to empower African-American women and to show their allies that Black women’s unique ability to make their own communities while combatting centuries of oppression is an essential component in our continued resistance to systemic racism and sexism. Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross offer an examination and celebration of Black womanhood, beginning with the first African women who arrived in what became the United States to African-American women of today.
A vibrant and empowering history that emphasizes the perspectives and stories of African-American women to show how they are – and have always been – instrumental in shaping our country
A Black Women’s History of the United States reaches far beyond a single narrative to showcase Black women’s lives in all their fraught complexities. Berry and Gross prioritize many voices: enslaved women, freedwomen, religious leaders, artists, queer women, activists, and women who lived outside the law. The result is a starting point for exploring Black women’s history and a testament to the beauty, richness, rhythm, tragedy, heartbreak, rage, and enduring love that abounds in the spirit of Black women in communities throughout the nation.
They Came Before Columbus reveals a compelling, dramatic, and superbly detailed documentation of the presence and legacy of Africans in ancient America. Examining navigation and shipbuilding; cultural analogies between Native Americans and Africans; the transportation of plants, animals, and textiles between the continents; and the diaries, journals, and oral accounts of the explorers themselves, Ivan Van Sertima builds a pyramid of evidence to support his claim of an African presence in the New World centuries before Columbus.
Combining impressive scholarship with a novelist’s gift for storytelling, Van Sertima re-creates some of the most powerful scenes of human history: the launching of the great ships of Mali in 1310 (two hundred master boats and two hundred supply boats), the sea expedition of the Mandingo king in 1311, and many others.
A 4 year old girl was killed on December 20, 2020 by her neighbors who claim she was possessed by a demon. The girls parents — Mary S. Mast and James A. Mast — face multiple charges after the death of the four-year-old girl. Allegedly, the parents allowed their neighbors, Ethan Mast, of no relation, and Kourtney Aumen, to beat their daughter with a belt before submerging her into an icy pond.
The neighbors have been charged with second-degree murder among other charges. The 4-year-old girl was found dead at the family home on December 20. Benton County Sheriff Eric Knox said she had been severely beaten and dunked in an icy pond as part of a, “religious type episode.” A probable cause statement from Sgt. Chris Wilson said the girl was already dead and had, “severe purple bruising” over her body, along with ruptured blisters.
Knox said the girl’s parents also had been beaten along with a 2-year-old child. An infant son of the couple was apparently unharmed. Both children have been placed in protective custody. When asked, “how he could let people do this to his family,” James Mast stated, “they were told his wife had a ‘demon’ inside her and her children would end up just like her if it was not taken care of.”
Authorities are not yet sure if the parents were complicit in the girl’s death or victims themselves. It could be both. The couples attended the same church, which authorities have not reported the name of. While the authorities claim this is a one off, this is hardly the first time a death has occurred as the result of deluded religious thinking or a deranged belief in demons. The investigators don’t suspect mental illness.
Will pastors have the courage and good sense to tell their congregations that demons are merely metaphorical and figments of their imagination, or will they go on spreading the lie that Satan and demons are real?
If preachers speak of demons in church, they shouldn’t be surprised if some people take them seriously, then take matters into their owns hands if they genuinely believe others are possessed. Regardless of how this ends legally, a little girl died in December of 2020 because people close to her believed in religious superstitions, then acted upon them.
The Masts’ two-year-old son and newborn have been placed in temporary foster care and are safe for now. The Masts have also been denied permission to attend their daughter’s funeral.
Rickey Smiley, David Banner, Brad Pitt, Lady Gaga, Corey Holcomb and Johnny Depp
Famous Atheists and celebrities are questioning beliefs like never before! Rickey smiley questions the bible. David Banner doesn’t believe in the devil. Brad Pitt finds religion “stifling.” Lady Gaga recognizes the harm religion causes. Johnny Depp explains why he doesn’t follow religion! Corey Holcomb discusses Christianity on the 5150 Show!
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Nothing is new or original in Christianity. That is the important thesis demonstrated in Christianity Before Christ. The least important features, as well as the most important components, were all well developed in cultures that flourished before the time that Christ is alleged to have walked the parched paths of Roman Palestine.
The information presented in this audiobook is absolutely crucial if free thinkers are to understand the nature of the beast that threatens not only their liberties and rights as citizens in a secular republic, but also threatens to return world civilization itself back to the prescientific levels of the ancient cultures from which Christianity derived all its odd details. Every black person needs to know what is in this audiobook!
A classic in the black literary tradition, The Spook who Sat by the Dooris both a comment on the civil rights problems in the United States in the late 1960s and a serious attempt to focus on the issue of black militancy.
Dan Freeman, the “spook who sat by the door“, is enlisted in the CIA’s elitist espionage program. Upon mastering agency tactics, however, he drops out to train young Chicago blacks as “Freedom Fighters” in this explosive, award-winning novel.
As a story of one man’s reaction to ruling-class hypocrisy, the audiobook is autobiographical and personal. As a tale of a man’s reaction to oppression, it is universal.
The Richest Man in Babylon & the Magic Story by George S. Clason
The Richest Man in Babylon, based on “Babylonian parables”, has been hailed as the greatest of all inspirational works on the subject of thrift, financial planning, and personal wealth. In simple language, these fascinating and informative stories set you on a sure path to prosperity and its accompanying joys. A celebrated best-seller, it offers an understanding and a solution to your personal financial problem. Revealed inside are the secrets to acquiring money, keeping money, and making money earn more money.
The Magic Story: My task is done. I have written the recipe for “success”. If followed, it cannot fail. Wherein I may not be entirely comprehended, the plus-entity of whosoever listens will supply the deficiency; and upon that better self of mine, I place the burden of imparting to generations that are to come, the secret of this all-pervading good – the secret of being what you have it within you to be. It is claimed that many who hear this story almost immediately begin to have good fortune – so is it worth a few minutes of your time to find out if it works for you?