WHITE SUPREMACY’S CULTURE WAR
But the seeds of white supremacy were planted long before that. In support of this world view, the Eurasian land mass was divided into two parts, distinguishing Asia, with its non-white population, from Europe and its mostly white population. But the briefest examination of a world map reveals that there is no water separating Europe from Asia. The socio-political construction of Europe and Asia as separate land masses was created merely to “other” the non-white Asians. We are now at the dawning of a new phase of a centuries old culture war, and we must arm ourselves with the knowledge of how we arrived at this point, because if we do not, the war will be lost.thewestsidegazette.com
What's driving the huge blooms of brown seaweed piling up on Florida and Caribbean beaches?
Mats of Sargassum seaweed off the coast of St. Martin in April 2018. ELY Michel CC BY-SA 4.0, , CC BY-SAHere’s a handy geography question for your next trivia match: What is the world’s only sea that doesn’t have a land border? The answer is the Sargasso Sea – a 2-million-square-nautical-mile haven of biodiversity that lies east of Bermuda in the Atlantic Ocean. Rather than beaches, it’s bounded by rotating ocean currents that form the North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre. The Sargasso is named for snews.yahoo.com
The Vinland Map, Featuring the Route of the Vikings to America
The Vinland map demonstrates that Christopher Columbus did not discover the Americas and that a group of Vikings reached the continent’s eastern coasts and founded a colony nearly five centuries before. Years later, the Vinland map solidified these theories. The Vinland map’s discoveryIn the 1950s, a mysterious 15th-century map caused controversy within the European scientific community. Finally, on October 11, 1965, the researchers released an in-depth 300-page analysis of the Vinland map. The post The Vinland Map, Featuring the Route of the Vikings to America appeared first on Zenger News.thewestsidegazette.com
Columbus Connected Worlds
However, he convinced the Spanish Crown that safe travel to the West was possible in 1492. A document kept by The American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia explains that Columbus received a map and a letter from Paolo Toscanelli, a fellow navigator with whom Columbus had correspondence in 1474. His letters were compiled in “The Four Voyages of Christopher Columbus,” and published in the 19th century. In this final expedition, he explored coastal areas of Central America, discovering the land of the countries known today as Panama, Nicaragua, and Colombia. The post Columbus Connected Worlds appeared first on Zenger News.thewestsidegazette.com
What Ever Happened to the Columbus Statue in Bayfront Park?
The Christopher Columbus statue in Bayfront Park is still standing, clean and on a high pedestal, after protesters spray-painted the monument in June and some activists called for its removal. In the midst of demonstrations for racial justice after the death of George Floyd over the summer, some protesters spray-painted the statue of Columbus and wrote "George Floyd" on its concrete perch. In response to the Columbus statue controversy, City of Miami commissioners on July 9 unanimously passed a resolution that created a "zero tolerance" policy for vandalism, allowing for perpetrators to be cited, arrested, and fined. EXPAND The Columbus statue was vandalized in June. Rather than celebrate the problematic Columbus, the rebranding of Indigenous People's Day aims to lift up indigenous cultures.miaminewtimes.com
Trump's Columbus Day proclamation includes stark warnings
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s proclamation Friday commemorating Columbus Day veered from a typical White House holiday announcement, with stark warnings of “radical activists” seeking to tarnish the explorer’s legacy. Native American advocates have pressed states for years to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day over concerns that Christopher Columbus helped launch centuries of genocide against indigenous populations in the Americas. “Sadly, in recent years, radical activists have sought to undermine Christopher Columbus’s legacy,” Trump said in his proclamation declaring Monday Columbus Day. Trump frequently cites the commission at his campaign rallies, and he did so again in his proclamation Friday. Trump has also ordered federal agencies to end diversity training programs.
Bryan Norcross Podcast - South Florida closely watching Tropical Depression Thirteen plus Eric Jay Dolin on his new book
Bryan talks with Eric Jay Dolin, the author of the new book, “A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America’s Hurricanes.”From the first hurricane forecast by a European, Christopher Columbus, to the great hurricanes that have hit America in more modern times, Bryan and Eric talk about the process of writing a book that covers so much time, and with so much information available. Plus fascinating stories of the forecasters and regular people who lived through the incredible storms. SUBSCRIBE to The Bryan Norcross Podcast - iTunes | Android
The Emerald Triangle, the Columbus Letters, Built By Angels
The Emerald Triangle, the Columbus Letters, Built By Angels Growing pains for legal weed in California; Then, rare, million-dollar copies of a letter written by Christopher Columbus replaced with fakes; And, inside Lalibela, the mysterious holy site visited by 200,000 Ethiopian Christians on their annual pilgrimage.cbsnews.com
AP Interview: Barcelona mayor wants Columbus statue debate
A seagull flies past the statue of Christopher Columbus in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, July 2, 2020. Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau is one of the few public officials who say Spain must revisit its colonial legacy - though she is against timid calls to remove the citys monument to Christopher Columbus. Instead, she wants to encourage a public discussion about the Italian explorer whose landing in the Caribbean in 1492 gave birth to Spains overseas empire. There is an open debate and we think that is positive and necessary, Colau told The Associated Press in an interview on Thursday. Nor have the other statues to Columbus who many Spaniards consider a discoverer and not a colonizer become sources of contention now.
Columbus as supremacist? Some with Italian roots reject him
BOSTON Generations of Italian Americans embraced Christopher Columbus with little thought to the dark side of his legacy. There has always been the feeling that Italian Americans all feel the same way about Columbus, said Heather Leavell, 46, of Bedford, one of the founders of the group Italian Americans for Indigenous Peoples' Day. For some, however including Francis Mazzaglia of the group the Italian American Alliance the destruction leveled at the Columbus statue amounts to a hate crime against Italian Americans. Corrie Popp, a 46-year-old high school English teacher and Waltham resident, said many younger Italian Americans are ready to dump Columbus. Most Italian Americans are big-hearted people, said Popp, whose mother is of Italian descent.
The Latest: Warren won't prosecute peaceful protesters
Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren, right, speaks during a news conference Monday, June 15, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. Warren announced his decision not to prosecute dozens of protesters arrested on charges of unlawful assembly during a Black Lives Matter march on June 2. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)TOP OF THE HOUR: Florida state attorney won't prosecute peaceful protesters. State Attorney Andrew Warren in Tampa said that his office wont be filing charges against 67 protesters who were arrested two weeks ago in downtown Tampa. The prosecutors office will also work to expunge the arrest records of the protesters who were taken into custody, he said. In these unlawful assembly cases, there is no value in filing charges, Warren said at a news conference.
Miami citizens’ group to counter-protest Sunday
MIAMI, Fla. – Evelio Mendina wants to spread a message of peace. On Friday, he stood at the base of a statue of Christopher Columbus, one of two in downtown Miami that were defaced by protesters on Wednesday. Basically, there’s room for everybody, as long as it’s peaceful.”Medina founded his own group called the Law Abiding Citizens’ Coalition. It is one of the reasons he decided to hold his own counter-protest at Bayfront Park on Sunday. Protesters said they targeted it because of Columbus’ history of terrorizing and enslaving Native Americans.
Minnesota Senate GOP to block most policing overhaul plans
Minnesota State Troopers surrounded the statue of Christopher Columbus after it was toppled in front of the Minnesota State Capitol, Wednesday, June 10, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka and the chairman of the Senate judiciary committee, Warren Limmer, laid out their agenda shortly before the Legislature convened for a special session. That would effectively force the state House to adjourn too, but Gazelka said lawmakers would continue to work on bigger changes. Democratic House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler said the Senate Republican plan falls short of what the moment requires. The special session was already in the works before protests erupted in Minneapolis and spread around the world over Floyd's death in police custody.
Historical figures reassessed around globe after Floyd death
People stand around the fallen Christopher Columbus statue at the Minnesota state Capitol in St. Paul, Minn., Wednesday, June 10, 2020. In Bristol, England, demonstrators over the weekend toppled a statue of 17th-century slave trader Edward Colston and threw it in the harbor. On Wednesday night, protesters pulled down a century-old statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis in Richmond, Virginia, the former capital of the Confederacy. Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, who has proposed dismantling all Confederate statues in the city, asked protesters not to take matters into their own hands for their own safety. Andrew Cuomo, who is Italian American, said he opposes removal of a statue of Columbus in Manhattans Columbus Circle.
Police: 7 arrested for vandalizing Columbus, Ponce De Leon statues in downtown Miami
MIAMI Seven people were arrested Wednesday night for after two statues were vandalized in downtown Miami during a protest. The damaged Christopher Columbus and Juan Ponce De Leon statues are located outside Bayside Market. According to Miami police, a group of protesters were in the area of Biscayne Boulevard and Fourth Street Wednesday when authorities saw several people spray painting the statues. Police said several protesters assaulted officers while they were trying to arrest the suspects and damaged a police vehicle. Authorities said the peaceful protesters were not arrested.
Historical figures under attack after George Floyd's death
The statues on the Confederate monument are covered in graffiti and beheaded after a protest in Portsmouth, Va., Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Protesters beheaded and then pulled down four statues that were part of a Confederate monument. The spokesman for the Virginia division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, B. Frank Earnest, condemned the toppling of public works of art and likened losing the Confederate statues to losing a family member. For protesters mobilized by Floyds death, the targets have ranged far beyond the Confederacy. Andrew Cuomo, who is Italian American, said he opposes removal of a statue of Columbus in Manhattans Columbus Circle.
Tree of Life, Madame Lagarde, The Columbus Letters
Tree of Life, Madame Lagarde, The Columbus Letters Recovering from the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history; Then, Christine Lagarde tells John Dickerson about the possible signs of a global recession; And, rare, million-dollar copies of a letter written by Christopher Columbus replaced with fakes.cbsnews.com
Who's stealing Christopher Columbus letters from libraries around the world?
Following his instincts, he visited libraries in Rome and Florence and took a look at their Columbus letters. And then the ability to know where and how to sell these Columbus letters on the private market. Eight years into the joint U.S.-Italian investigation, no arrests have been made in the case, but three stolen Columbus letters have been recovered. He had a great roadmap of transactions and who was possessing and selling these Columbus letters throughout the world. As for the Vatican's stolen Columbus letter, it was traced to a wealthy Atlanta collector, who had bought it in 2004 for almost $1 million.cbsnews.com
Researcher believes his team found Columbus' Santa Maria
Researcher believes his team found Columbus' Santa Maria Investigative archeologist Barry Clifford and his team believe a shipwreck discovered off the northern coast of Haiti could be the remains of the Santa Maria, the famed vessel that Christopher Columbus took to the New World.cbsnews.com