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The Negro always had to struggle harder than his white counterpart to succeed. Thus when an Afro-American makes it to the top echelons of any field he deserves greater accolades.One man who has risen from poverty to a respected position in education is Norman Francis. He was born in Lafayette, Louisiana in 1931 and grew up like the majority of Afro Americans as a poor and underprivileged child
Published by Madan G Singh 68 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +0 votes | 0 comments
Susan Lewis is a British author who has written a novel ‘No Child Mine’. A reading of this book shows she is a fearless and brave author who has presented a novel on the unspoken horrors in this world. The fact that she is one of England’s top selling novelists is another feather in her cap. Susan has published 28 books earlier carving a niche for herself in the world of literature
Published by Madan G Singh 68 months ago in Literature & Classics | +0 votes | 0 comments
Can the United Nations help South Africans stop farm murders? Afriforum will be presenting a petition as supporting evidence to a report on farm murders, which will be submitted to the UN Forum For Minority Issues in November this year. South African Police Minister Nathi Mthetwa has only paid the issue lip service, and generally appears to make himself unavailable to the pleas of Afriforum and the victims of farm murders. Whenever the ANC government has appeared to give the matter their att...
Published by Inforead 68 months ago in Politics & Government | +0 votes | 0 comments
In an age when monarchies are an ancient relic, two important countries in Europe like the United Kingdom and the Netherlands still have monarchies. Both are constitutional monarchies with very little political power, yet they are an institution by themselves. However both monarchies have subtle differences that distinguish them from each other
Published by Madan G Singh 68 months ago in Popular Culture | +0 votes | 0 comments
Bernard Malamud is an American writer whose father was a Russian Jew. Malamud achieved literary fame in America. His novel ‘The Assistant’ is a book that addresses the problems of America as seen through the eyes of Malamud. The writer in this book examines the American dream, as it appears to an outsider. The American dream of prosperity and what it holds for an emigrant is addressed by Malamud.
Published by Madan G Singh 69 months ago in Literature & Classics | +0 votes | 0 comments
In the movie "Lincoln'there is much talk of the 13th amendment. This amendment related to slavery. Slavery was an accepted norm in the USA and the church which is supposed to represent truth acquiesced with it. It is inconceivable that good farmers who kept hundreds of blacks as slaves were allowed to do so by the church. Perhaps the parsons forget to lecture them on race and piety in the Sunday sermons which were attend by hordes of white slave owners.
Published by Madan G Singh 69 months ago in History | +0 votes | 0 comments
A local history group has won a coveted award from the Heritage Lottery Fund to support a new project that celebrates the Georgian heritage of Sunderland. Winning this grant is a great achievement for Sunderland because it recognises the richness of the city’s Georgian heritage. The funding will allow us to launch a series of events that will celebrate the history of eighteenth century Sunderland and make it more accessible to local people
Published by MJ5446 69 months ago in History | +0 votes | 0 comments
The Japanese operations in the Indian Ocean were conceived after Pearl Harbor . After the attack on Pearl Harbor on 3 Dec 1941, the American Pacific fleet except for the aircraft carriers had been decimated. The carrier task force had returned to Japan for a refit and some much needed rest. However the war council thought it a fit time to operate against the British in SE Asia.
Published by Madan G Singh 69 months ago in History | +0 votes | 0 comments
Nehru was more the philosopher than a statesman and despite this bent of mind he always wanted to be Prime Minister of India and worked in the direction only. He thus precipitated the partition of India and accepted the two nation theory of Jinnah and even prevailed on a reluctant Gandhi to accept partition of India. He also showed poor handling of China and lost 30,000 square miles
Published by Madan G Singh 69 months ago in History | +0 votes | 0 comments
The charter of rights is about to be rewritten obliging people to avoid wearing certain religious insignia or garb in provincial buildings. This is the same province with a racist past having permitted slavery in the 1700s but on the surface it is a very accepting one. Many citizens are dismayed by the shortsightedness of the government that has ignored more important issues
Published by Martin Dansky 69 months ago in Politics & Government | +0 votes | 0 comments
The Battle of Barbourville on September 19, 1861 can be classified as just more than a skirmish, but its importance rests on other factors. Firstly it was one of the opening engagements of the civil war and secondly it was the first victory of the Confederate army.The plan for the battle stemmed from the fact that the Confederate army had received information that the federal army and its sympathisers were organizing and training recruits for the Union army
Published by Madan G Singh 69 months ago in History | +0 votes | 0 comments
The Richard Burton Diaries reveal Burton as a very intelligent man. Readers will be particularly interested in his account of his relationship with Elizabeth Taylor. The diaries make interesting reading. Perhaps at times Burton must have been aware that whatever he wrote would be read by people all over the world for posterity after his death. Would that have colored some of what he wrote?
Published by Madan G Singh 69 months ago in Literature & Classics | +0 votes | 0 comments
Murdoch wrote ‘The Black Prince’ in 1973. The novel is an exceptional study of erotic obsession. It is also subject to multiple interpretations. One of the subjects of study and interpretation in ‘The Black Prince’ is marriage. Dame Murdoch created a character named Bradley Pearson, who is the narrator in the novel. Murdoch creates a fantasy by having Bradley relate the story. Murdoch refers to Hamlet in the, ‘The Black Prince’ very frequently. It is appa...
Published by Madan G Singh 69 months ago in English Language & Grammar | +0 votes | 0 comments
The Empire instilled a sense of pride in the average Britishers. He began to feel that he was part of the chosen race to rule the world. Thus Kipling’s comment about the colonies as the ‘White Man’s Burden’ gained currency. For close to a 100 years till 1939, which can be considered as the hay day of the British Empire the average Britishers especially the middle class felt it was their god given right to rule the world.
Published by Madan G Singh 70 months ago in Popular Culture | +0 votes | 0 comments
The First World War war brought to the fore the role of royalty in battle. This was the period when most countries in Europe were headed by monarchs and royalty reigned supreme. After the end of the war many of the royal families across Europe ceased to exist, like to Russian Tsars and the German dynasty. Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his entire family were murdered by the Bolsheviks led by Lenin and the Kaiser of Germany was deposed after his defeat.
Published by Madan G Singh 70 months ago in History | +0 votes | 0 comments
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