Monday, December 26, 2011

Rio's Cemetery of New Blacks sheds light on horrors of slave trade

"Rio's Cemetery of New Blacks sheds light on horrors of slave trade: Tooth analysis shows Africans taken from wide area ranging from Sudan in the north-east to Mozambique in the south." http://ping.fm/fyNfY
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NOTE from SGHRP: Scientists in Rio are using the same tooth analysis technique first used on the bioarchaeological remains in the New York African Burial Ground to ascertain countries of origin for the enslaved men, women and children who were buried in this site. The mid-18th to early-19th century use of this cemetery (1760-1830) coincides with that of Richmond's African Burial Ground (1750-1816).

Monday, December 19, 2011

Richmond-area endorsers of the 2012 Virginia People's Assembly will hold a press conference TODAY Monday, Dec. 19, to respond to the two-year state budget being proposed by Gov. Robert McDonnell. The press conference will take place at noon outside the General Assembly Building at the intersection of N. 9th and E. Grace streets. DefLIVE will air Call In from press conference during today's show. Live via www.WRIR.org or 97.3 FM.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

"Until the Well Runs Dry: Medicine and the Exploitation of Black Bodies, “Until the Well Runs Dry: Medicine and the Exploitation of Black Bodies” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2nd, at the Main Library during First Friday. The documentary is free and open to the public.