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Note: When this diary was published Galtisalie was still a separate pseudonym from Francisco Nejdanov Solomin. Here's an explanation for the prior separate pseudonyms and the decision to discard the ...
by Galtisalie
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Oct 24, 2013 at 09:50 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
The NYT ran an article about the fascinating geneology of Wanda Sykes , but repeated the incorrect claim that "Africans arrived in the New World in Jamestown in 1619." A slightly expanded version of ...
by samdiener
Comment Count 14 comments on Wed Mar 21, 2012 at 12:53 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
They say it came first from Africa, carried in the screams of the enslaved; that it was the death bane of the Taino, uttered just as one world perished and another began; that it was a demon ...
by blueness
Comment Count 42 comments on Mon Oct 10, 2011 at 12:29 AM PDT with 143 Recommends
When Christopher Columbus set sail from Spain in 1492, he was locked into a geographical view of the world which did not anticipate a continent between Europe and Asia. He had set sail for India—a ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 38 comments on Sat Jun 11, 2011 at 08:37 AM PDT with 102 Recommends
They say it came first from Africa, carried in the screams of the enslaved; that it was the death bane of the Tainos, uttered just as one world perished and another began; that it ...
by blueness
Comment Count 146 comments on Mon Oct 11, 2010 at 05:01 AM PDT with 248 Recommends