Indigenous American roots are easy to find

23andMe is beefing up its African, East Asian and Native American ancestry capabilities — something it has sorely lacked. Specifically, 23andMe has added to its database 12 new regions across Africa and East Asia. When I first tried 23andMe a few years ago, it told me I was 71 percent West African, which tells me…

via 23andMe’s ancestry tools are getting better for people of color — TechCrunch

WATCH: Neglected History: The Khazar Khaganate (2017) —

Shalom, everyone! The following is a video presentation by “Neglected History” of the history of the Khazar Khaganate (Khazar Empire) and their subsequent conversion to Judaism in the 8th century CE. The Khazars were Turkic nomads who once roamed the steppes of Central Asia. They are descendants of Noah‘s eldest son Japheth. They are specifically descended […]

via WATCH: Neglected History: The Khazar Khaganate (2017) —

The Monroe Doctrine remains in full effect

30.07.2018 Written by Paul Craig Roberts; Originally appeared on The United States government has never allowed independent governments in Latin America. Every time people elect a government that represents them instead of US economic interests, Washington overthrows the elected government. Marine General Smedley Butler told us this as have many others. There is no doubt about […]

via Paul Craig Roberts: “The United States Is The Only Remaining Colonial Power” — Uprootedpalestinians’s Blog

Puerto Rico in history, then and now

Puerto Rico’s history always starts with Christopher Columbus’ invasion and colonization of Puerto Rico in 1493. History books treat Puerto Rico as if it did not exist prior to 1493, as if the island was some kind of phantom that magically manifested itself in 1493, without a history. In reality, Puerto Rico (or Borikén as […]

via Native American Heritage in Puerto Rico — Bohemia Borinqueña

Examing Race circa 2018

Frantz Fanon’s Corporeal Malediction Revisited (NeMLA 2019) Our thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention. deadline for submissions: September 30, 2018 full name / name of organization: Northeast Modern Language Association contact email: NeMLA Annual Convention – Washington D.C. – 21-24 March, 2019 Within Frantz Fanon’s landmark text, Peau Noire, Masques […]

via Frantz Fanon’s Corporeal Malediction Revisited — Repeating Islands

An event not to be missed

Here is a call for papers for an international conference, “Enslaved: Peoples of the Historic Slave Trade,” which will take place at Michigan State University (East Lansing, Michigan) on March 8-9, 2019. The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2018. Description/Guidelines: The major objective of this conference is to encourage collaboration among scholars utilizing databases […]

via Call for Papers—”Enslaved: Peoples of the Historic Slave Trade” — Repeating Islands

Hindu India and Muslim Pakistan(Kashmir)

Written by Andrew Whitehead. June has been a cruel month in Kashmir. As it opened, there appeared to be a glimmer of hope in one of the most enduring of separatist conflicts. The Indian government announced a unilateral ceasefire for the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, undertaking not to initiate security operations against separatist militants. More…

via Is Kashmir facing a new crisis? — Asia Dialogue