Research by Black Female Professor Reveals Startling Truth That White Women Made Up 40% of Slaveowners

A set of data uncovered by University of California-Berkeley professor reveals southern white women played a heavier role in the enslavement of Africans than previously thought. Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers, an associate professor of history at the university, combed through data from the 1850 and 1860 census and revealed that white women made up around 40% of slaveowners. Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers, associate profesor of history at UC Berkely. (Photo: University of California Berkley) The findings helped Jones-Rogers compile her book, “They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the…

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Finalists named for Tusk Award for Conservation

Three people have been named as short-list finalists for the 2019 Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa. The award, administered by the Tusk Trust in the UK, seeks to support wildlife and habitat protection. This year’s finalists include nominees from Uganda, Kenya and Senegal. Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka was the first woman ever appointed as a veterinary officer for the Ugandan Wildlife Service, and is a pioneer in restoring wildlife in the national parks after the years of poaching during wartime. She is the founder and CEO of Uganda’s Conservation Through Public…

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SA’s mohair industry makes ‘responsible wool’ a priority

It’s been a year since South African goat farmers came under scrutiny from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia. The films PETA released, alleging unethical and cruel practices in the mohair industry, led to hundreds of clothing and home furnishing retailers refusing to use South African angora wool. Among them are some of the world’s biggest brands, and the trade group Mohair South Africa – in a country where about half of the world’s mohair supply is produced – responded swiftly with an investigation. Now they’re working…

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Afwerki cautions against ‘premature’ change for Eritrea

President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea, speaking at Independence Day celebrations in Asmara, acknowledged that “a new era” has come to the Horn of Africa nation but it is not a time for sweeping change. “Before prematurely charting out new and permanent sustainable development programs, it is imperative that we conduct extensive political, economic and security appraisals so as to properly diagnose the unfolding realities with requisite depth,” Afwerki said. “We cannot make hasty and emotional conclusions before we collect adequate information, analyze these data comprehensively with patience so as to have…

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PUMA Announces Their Continued Collaboration Efforts With Nipsey Hussle

PUMA is continuing its collaborative efforts with the late Nipsey Hussle. Brand and Marketing Global Director Adam Petrick recently announced the news at the Wall Street Journal’s Future of Everything Festival. During a panel with G-Eazy, one of PUMA’s celebrity endorsers, Petrick explained how they pick the people who represent their brand. As they got on the topic of Hussle,… source: https://according2hiphop.com/puma-announces-their-continued-collaboration-efforts-with-nipsey-hussle/

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