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Assignment asks students to ‘pretend’ they’re slaves, ‘write letter to family in Africa’

The Grio 04 Mar 2021
The goal of the assignment was to show ‘how horrible slavery was.’ ... Earlier this week, eighth-graders at Purvis Middle School were asked to “pretend like you are a slave working on a Mississippi plantation” and “write a letter to your family back in Africa… describing your life.” ... One bullet point on the exercise tells students ... Read More.

EIA Applauds Newly Announced U.S. Bill to Tackle Global Deforestation; Urges Biden-Harris Administration to Support

Odessa American 03 Mar 2021
... the world, including slave labor conditions and Amazon deforestation in cattle production in Brazil, violent invasions of indigenous land by ranchers in Nicaragua, child labor and deforestation in cocoa farms in West Africa, and forced labor on palm oil plantations in Malaysia.

Mississippi Erupts Over School’s ‘Slave Letter Writing Activity’

The Daily Beast 03 Mar 2021
Earlier this week, an assignment asked eighth graders at Purvis Middle School to “pretend like you are a slave working on a Mississippi plantation” and “write a letter to your family back in Africa… describing your life.”. “”.Jeremy Marquell Bridges ... The school confirmed to The Daily Beast that Bunnell wrote the email ... He was far from alone ... .

Bill Gates Wants to Realize Global Vision in His Lifetime

Mercola 03 Mar 2021
Under Gates’ plantation system, Africa’s rural populations have become slaves on their own land to a tyrannical serfdom of high-tech inputs, mechanization, rigid schedules, burdensome conditionalities, credits and subsidies The only entities benefiting from Gates’ program are his international corporate partners.

Gabon nets US$1.7bn Singaporean investments

Afrol News 28 Feb 2021
Gabonese authorities have managed to secure investments worth a total of US$ 1.7 billion from Singapore, including a new fertilizer plant to be set up outside Port Gentil and palm oil plantations ... 300,000 hectares of palms would eventually be planted, "which will make it the largest palm grove in Africa."

‘Moral evil, economic good’: Whitewashing the sins of colonialism

Al Jazeera 26 Feb 2021
This month marks 136 years since the end of the Berlin Conference in 1885, where western powers met to set the rules for how they would divide up Africa ... Engraving of a formerly enslaved person, centre, on her plantation in Haiti in 1791 ... The economic failures, and indeed elusive development, in Africa get blamed on the victims.

This Day in History (February 27)

Kayhan 26 Feb 2021
Today is Saturday; 9th of the Iranian month of Esfand 1399 solar hijri; corresponding to 15th of the Islamic month of Rajab 1442 lunar hijri; and February 27, 2021, of the Christian Gregorian Calendar ... Over the centuries, the Portuguese forcibly brought three million black people from Africa to Brazil for forced labor in sugarcane plantations ... ....

A day of faith

The Telegraph India 20 Feb 2021
Her ancestors had been indentured, like several others from the Indian peninsula and even from ‘up North’, to work on plantations and in mines in South Africa ... “She was confined to bed when I saw her,” he writes in his classic, Satyagraha in South Africa.

1,000 acres in Georgetown will provide natural, cultural and historical learning opportunities

My Horry News 17 Feb 2021
Plantations usually evoke images of cotton, but coastal South Carolina’s major crop was rice until the early 1900s, when the combination of hurricanes and lack of labor and technical know-how finally doomed the industry that had been built on the backs of slaves from the west coast of Africa, also called the Rice Coast.

Samba and caipirinhas: how to celebrate Rio’s cancelled carnival online

The Observer 12 Feb 2021
For millions of people around the world, this Friday evening should be the most joyous of the year – the first night of carnival ... What a shame ... Both originate in Africa and were incubated by slavery – sugarcane fields were to samba what cotton plantations were to the blues ... Sugarcane fields were to samba what cotton plantations were to the blues ... • ... .

Africatown's 'Spirit of Our Ancestors Festival' goes virtual

Crossville Chronicle 10 Feb 2021
Saturday ... They survived the horrors of the Middle Passage from Africa across the Atlantic, only to face the terrors of slavery when the ship arrived. And all of this because Mobile plantation owner Timothy Meaher bet that he could import Africans as cargo for slavery, flouting an 1808 federal law banning such piracy, Durkin said ... Friday ... ....

Delay in post Brexit Ghana-UK Agreement threatens jobs and livelihoods

Graphic 09 Feb 2021
Affected companies that are Fairtrade Certified producers and members of Fairtrade Africa (FTA) namely the network of all Fairtrade Certified Producer Organisations in Africa and the Middle East are ... Fairtrade Africa is committed to supporting its members by advocating to remove bottle necks in trade that impact negatively on livelihoods.

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