October 12 …. “Not Columbus Day …. Happy Indigenous People’s Day!”


~~October 12, 2015~~


Since 1992, Berkeley has renamed Columbus DayIndigenous People’s Day” in support of the world’s indigenous peoples that have suffered greatly under the Europeans’ conquest of the new world.

Such incredible arts & crafts have come from these cultures, from the Native Americans, the aboriginal cultures of Australia and New Zealand, the Berbers in Morocco, and throughout the rest of the world. in honor of all of those cultures, today seemed like the perfect day to share images from the Chichicastenango Market in Guatemala. The most colorful market in the world, “chi-chi” is held on Thursdays and Sundays with vendors offering fruits, veggies, pottery, textiles and other traditional k’iche’ maya crafts.

Here’s to cultural preservation, understanding, and unity!

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On August 3rd, 1492 Italian explorer Christopher Columbus set sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain, to seek out a western sea route to China and India. However, the explorer and his crew never made it to the gold and spice islands of Asia. Instead, about two months later, on October 12th, they landed on a small island in the modern-day Bahamas that Columbus claimed for Spain and named San Salvador.

The arrival of the Explorer credited for ‘discovering’ the Americas has since been celebrated with religious ceremonies and parades in many U.S. States. In 1937,  President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared October 12th a Federal holiday and Christopher Columbus Day became afixture on the American calendar. In 1971, to enable residents to enjoy a long weekend, the holiday was moved to the second Monday of October.

However, the holiday has always been mired in controversy.

That’s because many Americans argue that Christopher Columbus did not ‘discover’ America.

The Native Americans already lived here.

Then there is also the issue that his mission was not a scientific ‘voyage of discovery’, but one geared to conquer and colonize the lands he discovered. Critics argue that the Spanish army brought by the explorer on his second voyage was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of indigenous Americans. Those that survived were enslaved and forced to work in mines and plantations. They, therefore, believe that his arrival should not be celebrated.

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Happy Indigenous People Day


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~~The History of Columbus Day~~

National Geographic

~~Published on Oct 8, 2017~~

What is Columbus Day? Why do we celebrate it?

Find out the history of the holiday, the 1492 voyage it commemorates, and the controversy it has ignited.




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At the end of the day …. Race/Off: Jon Stewart’s Rant!!


~~August 31, 2014~~ 

There’s a well known saying: “There’s truth in jest”.

Jon Stewart proves it again. His “rant” covers so many points. It’s right on the money and we need to hear all of it attentively and with an open mind.

I guarantee you that every person of color in this country has faced an indignity, from the ridiculous to the grotesque to the sometimes fatal, at some point in their … I’m going to say last couple of hours. 

Race is there, and it is a constant. You’re tired of hearing about it?

Imagine how ****ing exhausting it is living with it.”

I had to re-write it to make sure we get this!! 


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~~This Might Be Jon Stewart’s Best Rant Ever. Because Ferguson~~

“By now, some of you are thinking, “Man, I’m so tired of hearing about Ferguson.” I see it in my comments all the time. But rather than explain to you why I think that’s not the best thing to say, I’m gonna let Jon Stewart do it. He’s way more eloquent than me. And he smashes pretty much every argument you might have about why we need to keep talking in an eloquent manner.”


I am borrowing powerful images which my friend MrMilitantNegro has included in his slideshows in powerful posts. They need to be shown and shared time and time again.

I’m sure hope he doesn’t mind. I’m almost sure … brother and sister get along quite well. 

You can find him here:


Jueseppi B.

Take some time and look at all of these pictures. There are quite a few. Stop at each and think how it would feel if it affected you personally. 

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#JusticeforMichaelBrown #Handsup #Don’tshoot #Ferguson #JusticeForMike #EraseRacism #OfficerDarrenWilson #nojusticenopeace








~~The Daily Show – Race/Off~~

~~Published on Aug 28, 2014~~

The shooting of an unarmed black teenager by the police in Ferguson, Missouri, strikes a racial nerve in the U.S., but Fox News manages to remain colorblind.


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Developing Story …. Uganda’s Bill!!

~~February 24, 2014~~


The most significant of the institution’s functions, is to pass laws which will provide good governance in the country. The government ministers are bound to answer to the people’s representatives on the floor of the house.Through the various parliamentary committees, parliament scrutinizes government programs, particularly as outlined in the State of the Nation Address by the President. The fiscal issues of the government, such as, taxation and loans need the sanction of the parliament, after appropriate debate.


The Ugandan Parliament comprises 215 Constituency Representatives, 79 District Woman Representatives, 10 Uganda People’s Defense Forces Representatives, 5 Representatives of the Youth, 5 Representatives of Persons with Disabilities, 5 Representatives of Workers, and 13 ex officio Members. After the 2005 Referendum, the composition of parliament has changed.


 KAMPALA | Mon Feb 24, 2014 …. 12:32 AM EST


KAMPALA (Reuters) – Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed a controversial anti-homosexuality bill, on Monday February 24, 2014, which Western countries have criticized and tried to stop from being signed into law, a Ugandan government spokesman said.


Homosexuality is taboo in African countries and illegal in 37.

Few Africans are openly gay, as they fear imprisonment, violence and loss of their jobs.“The president is signing the anti-homosexuality bill today at 11 (0800 GMT).

He wants to sign it with the full witness of the international media to demonstrate Uganda’s independence in the face of Western pressure and provocation,” Ugandan Government spokesman Ofwono Opondo told Reuters.

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Museveni’s decision to sign the bill comes less than a week since he announced plans to put the bill on hold to give scientists a chance to prove that homosexuality could be triggered by genes and is not a “lifestyle choice”.

Museveni’s announcement to delay the bill was seen as an attempt to appease the major aid donor United States, coming only days after President Barack Obama warned that the bill would complicate U.S. relations with Uganda.

Uganda is a key Western ally in the fight against Islamic extremism in Somalia where Ugandan troops have formed the backbone of the African Union peacekeeping force battling al Qaeda-aligned militants.

Obama’s comment that the anti-gay bill is a “step backward for all Ugandans” has been disputed by Ugandan officials who say the United States is blackmailing the east African country which gets about $400 million annually in aid from Washington.

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni Signs Anti-Gay Bill Into Law



Video Summary/Published on Feb 24, 2014

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the controversial bill that will see homosexuals jailed for life, despite international pressure, against it. The right-wing women’s group Concerned Women for America (CWFA) expressed outrage on Sunday that President Barack Obama condemned a Ugandan anti-LGBT bill.

Activists say Uganda’s stance on gay rights is at a turning point but that the fight is not yet over.

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President Barack Obama has warned the Ugandan government that it will not be business as usual should president Yoweri Museveni criminalize homosexuality. The United States has cautioned Uganda not to enact the anti same sex Bill. President Obama says if signed into law, the Bill would complicate the  relationship between the two countries. Kenyan MPs voice their support for a move by President Yoweri Museveni to sign the Anti homosexuality bill into law.

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We ALL fight the fight!!


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