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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.
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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Source: FiveThirtyEight.com & SB Nation.com
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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Just Sweets owner Jennifer Tripodi loves a great party. She also has had a love for candy since she was a little girl. Planning Candy Buffet tables is a dream come true for her. Jennifer understands how to impress her clients with her unique and inspiring creations . After owning other businesses for 12 years she is thrilled to be owning another business that brings smiles to everyone's faces. From our Candy Deliveries to our Candy Buffet tables, we have something for everyone.
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Don't you love celebrity feuds? Or feuds between two pseudo-celebrities? Or feuds between countries, leaders, friends or anyone at all? Well Matt and Jay do too! And being world famous internet radio starts sometimes Matt and Jay find themselves in the middle of these feuds. They NEVER start them, of course. They would never do something like that! Well, not usually. Sometimes there's just no choice though.
So this week Matt and Jay will be talking about their favorite famous feuds. Celebrities, politicians, athletes, blogers, friends and even family! Matt and Jay will break them all down for you and tell you who was right and who was wrong.
Then they'll talk about some of their own feuds they've been involved in both with celebrities and "regular" people. There have been blog feuds, social media tiffs, Facebook face-offs and general ugliness from time to time. There might even be a BTR feud brewing right now! Or maybe it will be starting as the show goes along. We'll see.
Our Canadian Bureau Cheif Jamie Mapleleaf will be here along with some of our correspondents to entertain and inform you. Maybe they've held a few grudges they'd like to talk about or even throw out a peace offering? Or not.
Anyway, it's gonna be another star-studded show sure to entertain people of all ages! Don't forget those phone lines are always open so if you have a running feud with someone (OR US!!!) call us up and let it all out!
In this interview Energy Specialist Mikhail Skachko shares with Jack how he has been helping businesses save money on their energy utility bills. You'll quickly see why he is recognized as a leader in this important industry.
In today’s culture, energy is one of those things few of us can do without. Just imagine having no electricity or gas to power our techie toys, heat or cool us and entertain us. This electricity and gas come at a cost, however, and a cost we can’t avoid paying every month.
Mikhail has discovered the ins and outs of saving money that are often hidden or unknown to commercial customers. He is a highly ethical energy broker and believes in full transparency from the energy companies about the costs and fees involved. In fact, he has won the Distinction of Excellence Award from the Better Business Bureau for three years running.
More recently, some of these same happy commercial customers asked him to help them save money on their home bills.Much to his dismay, he found that there were no good resources he could offer his customers to help them with their home energy bills.
This led him to develop a mobile application that gives easy access and information to consumers on their smartphones.
His mobile app shows only trustworthy companies in which he feels confident will continue to be in business for the long term. He also insists that they show all the options so customers can compare companies in an apples to apples way with full transparency as to what rates they’ll be paying every month.
His EZPowerApp.net will be available for both iPhones and Androids.
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Scott Steinberg is one of the world’s best-known strategic innovation, online marketing and change management consultants, and the CEO of TechSavvy Global, a management consulting and market research firm which helps clients create value and cultivate competitive advantage on the back of emerging innovations and trends. A strategic advisor to Fortune 500 firms, non-profits, schools and startups, he aids partners with identifying emerging opportunities and developing powerful leadership, marketing and content strategies designed to capitalize on rising business, social and technology trends.
Among today’s most-quoted keynote speakers and technology analysts, he’s consulted on dozens of market-leading products and services, and authored nine books including international best sellers The Crowdfunding Bible and The Modern Parent’s Guide, and the critically-acclaimed Business Expert’s Guidebook.
UPDATE: The federal bribery & corruption trial of former Choctaw Nation Executive Director, Jason Merida, has been found guilty on all counts but one count. Sentencing will come later. The revelations from the trial has fanned the fire of the numerous similar allegations lasting several years, which had been smoldering since Hollis Roberts conviction in 1997.
From the activity in the social media, it is apparent this isn't over. Instead, it is a beginning of activism, educating and organizing the Chahta people into bringing about an overhaul of the governmental entity known as the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. The problem is, what will it look like when we are done? Will we be more unified? Or will we be divided into factions? If we as Chahta people want to make a better Nation for our children, then it is our responsibilities to no longer remain silent. Our steps to unity begin at home and community, where we begin developing a consensus of what we need to do to achieve our objective. And we do it ourselves, the real and lasting power to strengthen our nation is our own investment in what we create.
Bob Burlison, Kalyn Free and Stephen Leflore attended the trial and shared their observations through the social media. Chahta people from around the Nation needed it, but those who do not understad the realities we face living here has been polarized against them.
This is a very important issue, so please share. Time for the Chahta people to pay close attention as we draw near a critical campaign year.
United States Attorney Doug Horn in the final statement of his closing argument, turned away from the jury, looked directly at the spectators, pointed his finger and said, "The citizens of the Choctaw Nation are the victims in this case. We have not stopped our investigation nor will we rest. Choctaw people you have a lot of work to do."
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