“Amid a sharp drop in African-American enrollees at Harvard Law School, a task force on diversity has released the results of a yearlong study, with recommendations that a group of students says come up short. The number of black first-year law students at Harvard declined significantly in 2016 — the year after racial tensions erupted very publicly on the law campus. Just 33 such students enrolled last fall, down from what would traditionally be 50 or more, according a new report by the law school’s Task Force on Academic Community and Student Engagement…The Harvard report, released June 29, said that the school can’t force the ‘acceptance and respect’ for differing points of view and opinions on campus…Four law students on the task force issued their own report, saying that the larger task force’s work was dominated by faculty members and is too general to bring about significant change. The official report does not fully capture the campus atmosphere when it comes to diversity and inclusion, they wrote. ‘We are of the view that the problem is not articulated well enough,’ reads an addendum to the official task force report written by the four student representatives. ‘Instead, the task force report resorts to generalities that are devoid of the concerns we heard from students, rendering the investigation piece utterly meaningless. While the recommendations are worthwhile tweaks, they are minimal in the face of the enormous task for which we were called to probe and mend.'”

Source: Karen Sloan. “Law Students Say Harvard’s Diversity Study Falls Short.” Law.com. July 17, 2017. http://www.law.com/sites/almstaff/2017/07/17/law-students-say-harvards-diversity-study-falls-short/

สวัสดี Thailand! 

It feels so good to be back in Asia! The first time I was here was during my junior year of high school, when I won an essay contest to serve as a youth ambassador for the city of Orlando in Urayasu, Japan. Looking forward to exploring Thailand. The first stop is Bangkok, and then we will travel to other towns before heading to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Singapore and Malaysia!!! 

i didn’t know there was a pyramid in Rome!

We know that the obelisks and pyramids did NOT originate in Europe, so why are there more than 10 obelisks and a pyramid located throughout the city of Rome?

Our black ancestors used astronomy, mathematics, architecture, etc. to build these magnificent monuments, so how can any “historian” make an honest claim that civilization began in Europe?!? As we all know, many of the obelisks were stolen from Egypt and the pyramid shown above doesn’t even compare to the pyramids located throughout Egypt and Sudan. Go figure.

Location: Pyramid of Caius Cestius

“Between c. 242 and c. 241 B.C.E. a somewhat uneasy peace ensued between Carthage and Rome. This was only possible, because the Romans had forced certain restrictions on Carthage after the Africans were defeated…Thus, after more than twenty-three [23] years of fighting, from c. 264 to c. 241 B.C.E., the first battles of the struggle between Carthage and Rome were concluded. It was the beginning of a series of wars which were later to be called the ‘FIRST PUNIC WARS.’ Note that ‘PUNIC’ is the Latin word for Phonecian, the name the Romans called the dominantly African-Asian mixed peoples of Carthage. One has to remember that the original group in the area came to Khart-Haddas and amalgamated with the thousands of indigenous Africans — the so-called ‘NEGROES’ they met there; the Asians being less than 200 to 300 men, women, and children. However, in less than 100 years after the arrival of the Phoenicians with Princess Elissar [Dido], the two groups had become one African-Asian people, their African characteristics being most pronounced due to the overwhelming amount of the indigenous Africans against the Asian settlers. By any sense of RACIAL STANDARD in the United States of America, the Carthagenians would have been classified as the BLACK, AFRICAN-AMERICANS, who are otherwise called nefariously ‘NEGROES.'”

Source: Dr. Yosef ben-Jochannan. Black Man of the Nile and His Family. pg. 300-1. 1970.

“In c. 242 B.C.E. Roman donations to the treasury of Rome were [sped] up. Rome hurriedly built a new and much more modern naval fleet than she originally had. With a force of 200 battleships of 5 banks of oar each, Rome’s rebuilt navy met and defeated the Carthagenians in c. 242 B.C.E. This was, in fact, to become the most significant turning point of the Africans of Carthage [Khart-Haddans] military mastery over the Europeans of Rome.”

Source: Dr. Yosef ben-Jochannan. Black Man of the Nile and His Family. pg. 300. 1970.

“The ‘ROME-SYRACUSE ALLIANCE,’ IN C. 260 B.C.E., had given Eastern Sicily to Rome because of the Roman invasion of the island in c. 264 B.C.E., just four short years before the ‘Alliance.’ It was the African colonizers first real setback at the hands of the Europeans. However, just one year later, c. 259 B.C.E., a much better prepared Carthagenian military force under the command of Hamalcair Barca battled the Roman fleet attempting to expand Rome’s control over the entire island of Sicily. This defeat had virtually ended Rome’s mastery of European naval powers. The Africans had once again become masters of all of the European nations along the Mediterranean seaboard.”

Source: Dr. Yosef ben-Jochannan. Black Man of the Nile and His Family. pg. 300. 1970.