Tag: Black

First modern Britons Had ‘dark to black’ skin!

A forensic reconstruction of Cheddar Man’s head, based on the new DNA evidence and his fossilised skeleton.the first modern Britons, who lived about 10,000 years ago, had “dark to black” skin, a groundbreaking DNA analysis of Britain’s oldest complete skeleton has revealed.

The fossil, known as Cheddar Man, was unearthed more than a century ago in Gough’s Cave in Somerset. Intense speculation has….more: theguardian

West Springfield: Adult black bear sighting on Prospect in Bear Hole near Four Corners.

Adult black bear sighting on Prospect in Bear Hole near Four Corners. Photo courtesy of Susan Muncy. This bear had a red ear tag, which can bee seen in the closer photo. The Environmental Committee conferenced with the Deputy Commissioner of MA Fish & Wildlife and she explained the following:

MA does not use red tags. Red tagged bear are usually from NY or CT. So this bear has traveled!

MA uses two colors to tag bear. Yellow and blue. Yellow is a safety relocation because for example, the bear meandered into downtown W Spfld, had to be tranquilized and relocated.

Blue are research bear. As of September 2016, 18 bear had blue tags in MA, of which also have radio tracking collars. All other blue tagged bears have no collar. Cubs are never radio collared…more:.facebook.com/wsenvironmentalcommittee


Never Forget: America’s Forgotten Mass Lynching

Towards the end of 1918, attorney Ulysses S. Bratton of Little Rock, Arkansas listened to Black sharecroppers tell stories of theft, exploitation, and never ending debt. One man by the name of Carter, explained how he cultivated 90 acres of cotton and then had his landlord confiscate the crop and all of his possessions. Another Black farmer, from Ratio, Arkansas said a plantation manager would not give sharecroppers an itemized record of their crop….more:BLACKMAINSTREET.NET

Exploring Peter Salem’s roots

For example, Peter Salem, a former slave of Muslim background from Massachusetts, fought in 1775 in the Battle of Bunker Hill and later fought in the Battle of Saratoga. In the course of our nation’s short history, Muslims have participated and fought in every American war. Further, when the slaves were emancipated, they fought for their nation’s principles of freedom, equality and justice in the Civil War. Forming the Muslim American identity of participation and engagement—even at the military level—was in its infancy stage of being established…more:  .mpac.org/

7 Books That Helped Me Understand Why Black Lives Matter

Especially good for: People who want to learn about Black leaders of the Civil Right’s Movement beyond Martin Luther King Jr. Malcolm X is an especially misunderstood figure who is often painted as violent and prejudiced against White people, but this book helps understand all of the nuances of his powerful personality, as well as how he went from  being a disaffected petty criminal to one of the Civil Rights Movement’s most seminal leaders….more:  muslimgirl.net