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EARTHGANG — “Meditate” feat. J.I.D.

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“The stray remarks doctrine has no textual support in the Rules of Evidence. It is a categorical evidentiary filter that courts have invented to disregard otherwise admissible evidence. The Supreme Court has never endorsed the stray remarks doctrine. The Justices have repeatedly repudiated other ‘special’ employment doctrines such as the direct evidence requirement (Desert Palace, Inc. v. Costa, 539 U.S. 90 (2003)); heightened pleading standards (Swierkiewicz v. Sorema, NA, 534 U.S. 506 (2002)); and categorical rules limits on the admission of so-called ‘me too’ other supervisor evidence (Sprint/United Management Co. v. Mendelsohn, 552 U.S. 379 (2007)).”

Source: Michael C. Subit. “The ADEA at 50: Still Up tothe Job?” pg. 10. March 2017. https://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/events/labor_law/2017/03/eeo/papers/subit%20paper.pdf.

“President Nana Akufo-Addo has designated 2019 the “Year of Return” both to commemorate the resilience of Africans forced into slavery and to encourage their descendants to ‘come home’. ‘We know of the extraordinary achievements and contributions they (Africans in the diaspora) made to the lives of the Americans, and it is important that this symbolic year, 400 years later, we commemorate their existence and their sacrifices,” he said last September. His timing was based on the first recorded landing of a ship carrying Africans in Virginia in August 1619, said by historians to be an English warship that had plundered a Portuguese slaver. Celebrities including supermodel Naomi Campbell and actors Idris Elba and Rosario Dawson kicked off the year-long programme by attending the Full Circle Festival in Accra in late December.

Source: Stacey Knott. “Ghana wants people of African heritage to ‘come home.'” January 17, 2019. https://www.iol.co.za/news/africa/ghana-wants-people-of-african-heritage-to-come-home-18834277

“Crocodile fossils found in Kenya show the existence of a man-eating, giant beast that lived between two and four million years ago. The new species of crocodile, which resembles the modern Nile crocodile only much larger, is called Crocodylus thorbjarnarsoni. ‘It’s the largest known true crocodile,’ said Christopher Brochu, associate professor of geoscience at the University of Iowa and discoverer of the new species, reported Zee News. ‘It may have exceeded 27 feet in length. By comparison, the largest recorded Nile crocodile was less than 21 feet, and most are much smaller.’ The fossils were found in Lake Turkana Basin in what is now Kenya.”

Source: Alexander Besant. “Crocodile Fossils Found in East Africa World’s Largest Ever.” PRI. May 7, 2012. https://www.pri.org/stories/2012-05-07/crocodile-fossils-found-east-africa-worlds-largest-ever.