Another ‘Trumpian’ racial incident

Posted On Jun 15 2021 by

first_imgIn 2013, a second New York City African Burial Ground was uncovered, recognized and honored in East New York.Amid the spate of hate crimes in the U.S., on Nov. 1, in broad daylight in New York City, the African Burial Ground National Monument was defaced with the racial epithet “kill the N*****s” (the N-word) written across it. The burial ground is a sacred resting place of enslaved Africans.New York was the second-largest U.S. slaveholding city — enslaved Africans built the city. For centuries the remains of thousands of enslaved and free Africans were entombed underneath the city. They were not allowed to be buried in white-only church graveyards or within the boundaries of the European settlements.The 300-year-old grave site was discovered in 1991 when archaeologists unearthed hundreds of skeletal remains that they sent to Howard University in Washington, D.C., for examination. In 1993, the burial ground was designated a NYC Historical Landmark.On Oct. 1, 2003, the remains were returned to NYC and re-interred in the African Burial Ground at the former slave market site near Wall Street. Their return was marked by a two-day ceremony, where tributes were paid to the ancestors.In 2006, the African Burial Ground was declared a National Monument. It is the oldest and largest African burial ground in the U.S.Within days of the Nov. 1 desecration of the monument, outraged activists, civic leaders, and state and local elected officials held a press conference to condemn the racist vandalism. They called for the mayor and governor to make an official statement denouncing the incident.They insisted that police precinct and federal officials do a full investigation and called for the immediate release of security camera videos and arrest of the suspect. Overall, they demanded respect for African-American people and their ancestors, stating that ignoring the suffering of the people is a gross injustice.Speaking about the hateful act, City Councilperson Jumaane Williams, said, “The African Burial Ground stands as a reminder of the racist history of our city that we might otherwise too easily forget, of an entire people enslaved and subjugated even in death. These things and these issues have never gone away. But we are at a time where it is at a fever pitch. It shows that we have not moved as far past that history as many would like to believe.“Hatred and bigotry have never been erased from our country or city, only retreating into the shadows at times. I call on members of all communities to stand together in condemnation and defiance of hatred and the forces that propel it.” Hate is still much alive!The African Burial Ground stands as a tribute to those who were enslaved. It serves to educate current and future generations about the extreme sacrifices and profound contributions made by enslaved African-American descendant communities to the building of NYC and the entire country. In the face of current and future challenges, it is vital to protect this legacy for future generations.Cox attended the 2003 two-day re-interment ceremonies.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Victim critical following bludgeoned attack

Posted On Jun 4 2021 by

first_imgNewsBreaking newsVictim critical following bludgeoned attackBy Staff Reporter – November 21, 2014 739 Print Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Linkedincenter_img Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A LIMERICK man is recovering in hospital following a brutal attack in the county last Wednesday.The 26-year-old victim was set upon by a number of men at 11pm on Wednesday night last in Ashe Crescent, Gortboy in Newcastle West and suffered a number of injuries.It is believed that the brutal attack was carried out with a blunt weapon, before the assailants left the area in a red coloured car.The injured man was taken to University Hospital Limerick after the alarm was raised by locals and there he remains in the Intensive Care Unit where his condition is said to be criticalGardai have been unable to interview him yet and officers have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.“We are anxious to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact us at at Newcastle West Garda Station on (069) 20650,” said Superintendnet Tom O’Connor.“We believe the culprits may have left the area in a red coloured car.”Detectives are still working to establish a motive for the attack. Email Advertisement Previous articleBuilding work starts on €25million Limerick developmentNext articleNaughton re-elected as chairman of FAI National League Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

NFL player cut by Cleveland Browns after allegedly threatening to kill fans on Twitter

Posted On May 8 2021 by

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — NFL safety Jermaine Whitehead was cut by the Cleveland Browns on Monday morning after he allegedly threatened to kill fans on Twitter who were critical of his performance in Sunday’s game.Whitehead, 26, who in his fourth NFL season and his second with the Browns, was heavily criticized on social media for his play during the Browns 24-19 loss to the Denver Broncos.While in the locker room after the game, Whitehead began responding to fans’ comments on Twitter, which included what some have called alleged threats of harm.“Imma kill you b—- … that’s on blood,” Whitehead wrote in response to one fan.Twitter immediately suspended Whitehead’s account for the alleged threats, reportedly before Whitehead had even left the locker room following the game.The social media company did not immediately explain its decision to suspend Whitehead’s account.A spokesperson for the Browns on Sunday night called the tweets “totally unacceptable and highly inappropriate.”“We immediately spoke with Jermaine upon learning of these comments. The Browns in no way condone that type of language or behavior. This matter will be further addressed internally,” the spokesperson said.Whitehead later apologized on Instagram for his performance, but did not address the controversial tweets, according to ESPN.“Crazy world. They line it up and say anything in the book too you,” he said in an Instagram post, which has since been deleted. “They tell you take the high road, when yo whole life you was taught to meet fire with fire. I do apologize for my performance, but having a broke hand and a strong fear of letting my team down is my downfall. Whatever happens happens.”On Monday, the team announced it had waived Whitehead.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. November 4, 2019 /Sports News – National NFL player cut by Cleveland Browns after allegedly threatening to kill fans on Twitter Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more