A Neglected Part of Black History

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-History of Black Slavery in Puerto Rico, by Soler:

Historia de La Esclavitud Negra En Puerto RicoHistoria de La Esclavitud Negra En Puerto Rico by Luis M. Soler

This extensive and not easy to read, but well worthwhile history of slavery in Puerto Rico, shows the importance not only of where we have been, but also what tools we have now and how to evaluate them in the light of past and present situations. The author comments that a Cooperative could have saved the small coffee producers of Puerto Rico, though not on whether that would have enabled the liberation of their enslaved workers. Yet this is a step forward in the analysis of both labour relations and the history of People of Color in the Americas.

I now also know that the family of my enslaved 5xGreat Grandfather Miles Manzilla could even…

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Indigenous nations sue North Dakota over ‘sickening’ gerrymandering | US voting rights | The Guardian

“Our voice is going to be muffled once again,” the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa chairman, Jamie Azure, told the Guardian. “It’s getting a little sickening, tell you the truth.”

The nations have sued the state, alleging that the map, which was meant to account for population changes identified in the 2020 census, doesn’t comply with section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.

Source: Indigenous nations sue North Dakota over ‘sickening’ gerrymandering | US voting rights | The Guardian

We’re back arguing about fur and foie gras – I feel like I’m 14 again | Zoe Williams | The Guardian

The government are considering a U-turn on their pledge to ban the import of fur and foie gras, thanks to opposition from their own MPs. Is there nothing that can’t be turned into a culture war? Source: We’re back arguing about fur and foie gras – I feel like I’m 14 again | Zoe Williams | The Guardian