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Join genealogist, Sharon Batiste Gillins for a discussion of Record Group 105 of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands. She will share her experiences in locating records in this rich genealogical resource available at the National Archives.
The Freedmen's Bureau was established in the War Department by an act of Congress on March 3, 1865. The life of the Bureau was extended twice by acts of July 16, 1866 and July 6, 1868. The Bureau was responsible for the supervision and management of all matters relating to refugees and freedmen, and of lands abandoned or seized during the Civil War.
Sharon Batiste Gillins is a native of Galveston, Texas with paternal ancestral roots in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana and maternal roots in Fort Bend County, Texas. A life-long interest in her family's history led to an active involvement in researching African American family history over the past 25 years. While researching her own family, she developed an in interest in unique and under-utilized record systems and record groups. Some of her more recent work focuses on strategies researchers can use to analyze Louisiana’s Freedmen’s Bureau field office records for revealing, often personal information on freedmen ancestors.
Ms. Gillins is a member of the Galveston Historical Society, National Genealogical Society, and Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society. A retired Associate Professor at Riverside City College, she frequently calls upon her career background as a college educator to present workshops or deliver courses at regional and national conferences and genealogical institutes. She is also a member of the adjunct faculty at Samford Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research in Birmingham.
Just for Christmas... NBC News correspondent and former Middle East Bureau Chief, Martin Fletcher, joins World Footprints to share his new book, Walking Israel. Fletcher’s book chronicles his adventures and insights as he walked along the coast of Israel meeting people and immersing himself in his surroundings. We will discuss some of the misperceptions that some have of Israel and why a visit to the historic country is worth considering.
Then, the art of human rights in the African Nation of Eritrea takes center stage as we introduce you to artist and activist Elsa Gebreyesus who is using her art to encourage hope, preserve history and fight political oppression across an ocean.
Finally, “Who-ville” comes alive and everyone from Horton to the Cat in the Hat raises awareness of a variety of social issues when curator Bill Dreyer takes us inside the art of Ted Geisel (Dr. Seuss). Dreyer represents the Art of Dr. Seuss and he will tell us why Dr. Seuss was ahead of his time with his art and its commentary on everything from discrimination, the environment, to the state of the economy.
Happy holidays everyone! This week we have a two part show. We have an "insider" who will be coming on to share his encounter and knowledge of some government emails he came across between the U.S. Department of the Interior and The Bureau of Land Management. I have asked him to change his story about how he acquired the emails because I want to keep him as a contact. He will share as much as he can without giving away his identity. No it's not Mr. Black, a lot of what he has to say is shocking. The first part of the show will focus on a property he lived on where this creature was killing everything it could and the harassment towards his family that followed. This is part one of the interview!
The Census Bureau revealed that the poverty rate remained stuck at 15% last year (2012) the same as the year before (2011) and some 2.5 percentage points higher than in 2007, reads a NY Times article, "The Measure of Our Poverty." by Eduardo Porter. Meanwhile the so-called "1%" of the population grew by 29%, the equivalent of a thousand new millionaires per day, over the President's first three years in office, according to theguardian.com November 1, 2012 article entitled "US has added 1.1m new millionaires under Obama,says study" by Dominic Rushe. With this explosion of millionaires under President Obama, we should not be arguing over whether or not to raise the minimum wage. I'm sorry!
David Pupa is a first time author who has written a can’t put it down thriller involving a serial killer striking during Hurricane Sandy. From the back cover of the book The Magician: "Hurricane Sandy ravages the Jersey Shore while simultaneously providing the backdrop for a horrible crime. A serial killer takes advantage of the night’s ferocity and inflicts his own damage. The madman then disappears leaving a famed FBI agent broken in the process. The intrigue builds as a young man with an intellect rivaling that of Einstein and Da Vinci is tragically connected to the Bureau’s top agent. As the investigation is renewed, the murders begin once again. While the mystery unravels, no one is truly safe." Yeah, I read it straight through in a single sitting, because I couldn't go to sleep until I knew how it ended. But we’re definitely not gonna spill the beans on the ending! David was a Wall Street stockbroker, and post 9/11 decided on a career change. He returned to school and become a psychotherapist – who better to get into the mind of and write the character of a genius sociopath? David has always been an avid reader, mainly enjoying suspense and thrillers. The Magician has gotten excellent reviews, but the journey to publishing a novel isn’t quick or easy, and David will share his experience with us. After the interview, please check After Hours at Jersey Coastal Live for more info.
Domestic Violence in the NFL (Rice Reinstated) - What Kind Message Did That Decision Deliver?
The NFL was forced to reinstate running back Ray Rice by Judge Barbara Jones, making him eligible to return to the field after missing 11 games during the 2014 season, per multiple sources. The NFL has agreed not to pursue any further punishment for Rice. After the conclusion of an appeal hearing that featured testimony from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, the league lifted its indefinite suspension, which it levied on Sept. 8, an increase of Rice's original two-game suspension.
Domestic violence: The Bureau of Justic Statistics (BJS) summary data bunches domestic crimes with their respective counterparts. Because the vast majority of these are assault cases the assault data was broken into domestic and nondomestic, based on another BJS report which states that approximately 21 percent of violent crimes are domestic. (How exactly that translates into arrests is very tricky; the tentative number closer to 15 percent, but to be conservative, 21 percent baseline for purposes of this analysis). The study did not say that all of the players arrested were guilty, and only a small number are ever prosecuted or disciplined (which is also true to varying degrees for the general public).
Let's discuss this case and what kind of impression the final decision gave other women that are being abused.
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Theresa Davis is the mother of three and was a classroom teacher for over twenty years. She reclaimed her love for poetry eleven years ago after the loss of her father. Since then, she has been a member of the ArtsInterface, Co-founder of Art Amok Slam Team, Women of the World Slam Champion (2011), poet in residence as the 2012 McEver Chair at Georgia Tech University, Emerging Artist Grant Recipient and co-producer of the staged poetry performance with Jon Goode “Wish You Were Here” at 7 Stages Theater. She was honored by the City of Atlanta, after winning “The Women of the World Poetry Slam” in 2011 with a proclamation, making May 22, Theresa Davis Day.
In July 2012, Theresa released her Chapbook “Simon Says” poems about teaching and anti-bullying themes. This project, in partnership with the City of Atlanta’s Bureau of Cultural Affairs, is a call to action to bring about an end to bully culture in our children’s classrooms. In May 2013, Theresa released her first published collection of poems entitled “After This We Go Dark” with Sibling Rivalry Press. Theresa spent most of 2014 on tour With Shyla Hardwick on “The Huemyn Tour” as well as the opening performance poet for the band Rising Appalachia. And onDecember 19, she will share the stage with the band at the Fabulous Fox Theater.
Blood Web: Caitlin Diggs Series #1:
FBI Special Agent Caitlin Diggs faces a paranormal killer when a crystal takes over a teen and leads her on a chase across the country. Empowering the teen with supernatural abilities, the crystal exacts revenge on descendants of soldiers responsible for the Sand Creek Massacre but it also has a taste for neurotransmitter serotonin which it needs from humans to continue its consciousness.
Agent Diggs is the only FBI agent in the bureau to consider extreme possibilities and surmises the teen has a means to track his victims via DNA.
A heart pounding cat and mouse game ensues as Diggs attempts to fool the teen she is his next victim but as she plays with fire, a former military man begins to see the crystal as the perfect ingredient for a mind control weapon. Because the crystal possesses sentience it can counter Diggs' plan for its demise and possibly exert mind control over her as well.
Can Diggs stop this biological internet from taking more victims, becoming a tool for mass mind control and resist the lure of its blood web?
In some cases, we know who the informants are(or assassins, whatever the case may be). Actually, in most cases we know--whether we are speaking of Nat Turner and Denmark Vesey or Malcolm X. And the film does name some of the black informants who worked for the FBI and operated within Garvey's establishment. I don't think you can trace a direct line between these informants and the black elite, however. Why they are not always prosecuted to the full extent of the law is linked to who they work for. If they work for "the law," they will escape prosecution, and their ability to infiltrate is precisely why they were hired in the first place.
Some food for thought. Perhaps the more critical "traitors" to the movement in the UNIA were Garvey's officers who pocketed a good deal of the money. Perhaps there is a structural limitation inherent in movements with a hierarchical structure with the goal of accumulation. That individuals could have so much direct access to money is a critical factor in the movement's demise.Their identities can be found in my book, "Seeing Red": Federal Efforts to Suppress Black Militancy, 1919-1925. The black agents were paid the same as white agents, and they joined the Bureau not to "get Garvey," but to secure positions in the federal government which had previously been denied to blacks. They were members of the black middle class who appear to have believed, as did many leaders like W.E.B. Du Bois,
Did North Korea attack Sony? Did Islamic Iranian hackers target airlines? Malware panic seizes America. Is North Korea working with Iran? The Axis of Evil is alive and well.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned U.S. businesses that hackers have used malicious software to launch a destructive cyberattack in the United States, following a devastating breach last week at Sony Pictures Entertainment.
The new war will be fought by tech warriors like Eric Schiffer, cyber security expert and is Chairman and CEO of Patriarch Equity, and DigitalMarketing.com. Eric is an advanced tech expert, all his companies are armed and equipped with large digital security divisions and revolutionary cutting edge technology.
Tags: cyber attack, Sony, North Korea, Iran, FBI, Obama, Eric Schiffer, cyber security, hackers, malware
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