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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.
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."
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.
Muddling through the busyness of the holidays and maintaining "normal" day-to-day life during the holidays can be difficult for many people. Family responsibilities, work schedules, entertainment adventures all add to the stress caused by this time of year. Being able to do it all from a wheelchair makes it even more complicated. Purpose Talk Radio guest for Nov. 24, noon PDT/3 p.m. EDT/9 p.m. UK, Patricia Sobczyk is one person who has lived all of these pieces of her life since she was 18 years old.
At 18 years of age she was a stay-at-home mother of one child when she contracted Polio. Polio left her with needing to use a wheelchair and needing to learn how to adapt to an entirely new way of life. This was 1972, long before the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed. Being the first case of Polio in Wisconsin in 10 years, and requiring a number of services of The United Way, Pat served on the United Way’s Speaker’s Bureau and spoke at 22 different companies in Milwaukee, appeared in numerous newspaper ads, articles and informational brochures and did local media interviews. Since then she has raised three boys, held several jobs, continued to speak out for as an advocate for "disabled" people and live her life of purpose, while enjoying the holidays and every other day of life.
Each Monday live at 12 noon PT/3 pm ET/8 pm UK, or archived thereafter, our host, Cindy Freeman, and her guests bring insights and ideas to help you grow in your Soul path. Check out more information at Purpose Talk Radio and join the conversations on Facebook at Purpose Talk Radio Conversations.
Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri.
FBI Warns Ferguson Decision ‘Will Likely’ Lead to Violence By Extremists Protesters.
As the nation waits to hear whether a Missouri police officer will face charges for killing unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., the FBI is warning law enforcement agencies across the country that the decision “will likely” lead some extremist protesters to threaten and even attack police officers or federal agents.
What's Happened in Ferguson, Missouri, Since Michael Brown's Death: A Timeline
Peaceful protesters could be caught in the middle, and electrical facilities or water treatment plants could also become targets. In addition, so-called “hacktivists” like the group “Anonymous” could try to launch cyber-attacks against authorities.
“The announcement of the grand jury’s decision … will likely be exploited by some individuals to justify threats and attacks against law enforcement and critical infrastructure,” the FBI says in an intelligence bulletin issued in recent days. “This also poses a threat to those civilians engaged in lawful or otherwise constitutionally protected activities.”
ArtFairCalendar.com has just finished its 2nd annual "America's Best Art Fairs" survey and we announce the winners. This is the only national online survey of the country's juried art fairs and craft shows, designed to reward the festivals that create opportunities connecting artists and communities to celebrate the arts.
We asked our mailing list of over 50,000 art fair patrons what was the best art fair in the country and had an amazing nationwide response. Nearly 90% of the respondents completed the lengthy 20 question survey and the answers were both expected and intriguing.
Not surprisingly: people love to attend art fairs and many travel long distances to do so. The overall conclusion is: Art is Alive and Well in America and attendance at the nation's shows is proof of that.
Listen to find out what the Top 50 shows in the country are as voted on by the people who attend them and collect art. Find out which they have chosen as the best regional fairs, best urban fair, best small market show and the best cities for art fairs.
We'll share the survey answers on:
what makes a show "Best"
why people say they attend an art fair
how art fair goers find out about shows to attend
why they don't attend shows they used to love
how far they travel to art fairs
their suggestions for show organizers
Laura Berarducci from the Ann Arbor Convention & Visitors Bureau also reports on the economic impact of the Ann Arbor Art Fairs in that community.
The mission of ArtFairCalendar.com is to promote the unique American tradition of art fairs by showcasing the events where art collectors find hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind fine work for sale and encourage the interaction of client and creator.
?THE NATIONAL BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL TEACHING STANDARDS?
NBPTS and their partnership with The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE)
Last Friday, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics released the jobs report for emplyment in the United States.
On this show, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses the job market and some of the things you may not have heard yet in a way that makes complex data easy to understand and follow.
Job hunting doesn't need to be hard or take so long.
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been helping people find work by recruiting, providing great information and coaching without any BS for more than 40 years. He is a LIvePerson job hunting expert.
You can receive a complimentary subscription to No B. S. Job Search Advice Ezine (a $499 value) at www.TheBigGameHunter.us. While you're there, explore the great content and job search tools to help you find work.
Dave and this week's co-host Lynn will introduce "Lives in the (Balance Sheet) Blog Talk Radio which will take an in depth look at critical financial issues working people a/k/a wages and debt slaves, face in their daily lives - including but not limited to healthcare debt, credit card debt, student loan debt and mortgage debt.
LITBS will share information on civil disobedience and direct actions: Trans Pacific Partnership, Net Neutrality, Move to Amend (the Constitution), Mass Incarceration & Prisons for Profit (the new Jim Crow), Fracking & Fracking Waste Management, Immigration, Civil Rights, Civil Disobedience, NSA/NDAA, Peace Economy vs. War Economy, Animal Rights, Climate Change, Veterans' Affairs, Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, Election Campaign Finance, Clean Energy, $15 Now Minimum Wage, Public Banking, Postal Banking, Fawning Corporate Media vs. Independant Media, PFANS and Music with a Message!
Future programs will feature the music and lyrical genius of Tom Neilson, David Rovics, Professor Louie, and others.
Political Economic history teaches that systemic problems require systemic solutions.
As George Carlin told us, "The system ain't broke. Its fixed!" Yes. Fixed against the best interests of the 99%.
"Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day." - Thomas Jefferson.
"The most prevalent censorship today is censorship of any thoughts outside of corporate ideaology. Information which leads to critical thought on the established power structure is omitted from public consciousness. The more important something is, the less it is reported (by lamestream Fawning Corporate Media) " - David DeGraw
Donald Brooks became homeless after twenty-five years of government service which included nine years with the DC Fire Dept.(receiving) the bronze medal of Valor for the Air Florida Crash, nine years at the National Institute of Health, four years with the US Army as an Operation Room Specialist( Medic) and numerous other government jobs and agencies. He became a homeless advocate after my experience with homeless. He sold and wrote for Street Sense(which is a homeless driven newspaper sold daily), Donald has been a member of the National Coalition for the Homeless( a member of the Faceless Speaker Bureau) and later became a board member of the DC Interagency Council on Homeless for three connective appointments. He also involve with youth, veteran, LB> and other members of the homeless population. He has worked and volunteered countless hours with these different organizations and individuals who are engaged with this group of society members who are and still being affected by this status of homeless. He is now an outreach worker/specialist who reaches out to veterans who need housing and rental assistance.
U.S Army veteran Taisha Encarnacion embraces her calling to help others. Volunteering and sharing her story with others is how she loves to spread hope. Her purpose is to encourage others to have the will power to be successful through hard work. Taisha is an uplifting motivational speaker who brings real life problems to the table and the choice to change your situation. Taisha and her husband Ben have overcome many obstacles with their four children, Tatiana 15, Elsy 9, Benjamin 8 and Gabriel 5. At this time they reside in their Habitat for Humanity home and Ben has been blessed to work for the organization.
In this episode of Independence Nation, Keith A. Pitts,MSE will discuss the situation at Light of Life how there are those who still think they can stop the nonprofit from continuing. He will discuss the people who bring up things in his past in hopes to stop donations to Light of Life, as the nonprofit has reached unspeakable economic heights. Once discussed he will continue with current news headlines.
THE COLOR OF LAW THIS IS A FUN FACT ! AND ALOT OF PEOPLE DONT EVEN KNOW WHAT THIS IS .
ITS THE FED WATCHING THE WATCHERS !
Under "color of law", it is a crime for one or more persons using power given to him or her by a governmental agency (local, state or federal), to willfully deprive or conspire to deprive another person of any right protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States.
FBI — Color of Law
www.fbi.gov › ... › Civil Rights
Federal Bureau of Investigation
That's why it's a federal crime for anyone acting under “color of law” willfully to deprive or conspire to deprive a person of a right protected by the Constitution or ...
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