“If you’ve been to New York, you’ve probably visited Central Park. But there’s a part of its story you won't see.
It’s a story that goes back to the 1820s, when that part of New York was largely open countryside. Soon it became home to about 1,600 people. Among them was a predominantly black community that bought up affordable plots to build homes, churches and a school. It became known as Seneca Village. And when Irish and German immigrants moved in, it became a rare example at the time of an integrated neighborhood.
Everything changed on July 21, 1853. New York took control of the land to create what would become the first major landscaped park in the US -- they called it “The Central Park.”
In the Vox series Missing Chapter, Vox Senior Producer Ranjani Chakraborty revisits underreported and often overlooked moments from the past to give context to the present. Join her as she covers the histories that are often left out of our textbooks. Our first season tackles stories of racial injustice, political conflicts, even the hidden history of US medical experimentation.”
“In the years following the Civil War, Booker T. Washington devoted his life to helping blacks transition out of slavery and into freedom. While his ideas were never fully embraced in his time, today, more than a century later, they remain strikingly relevant. Derryck Green from Project 21 explains.”
“His famous line that a "riot is the language of the unheard" is often taken out of context.”
Biden's team tightens grip on state use of Covid antibody treatments
“The approach is likely to cut into shipments to GOP-led states in the Southeast that have made the pricey antibody drug a central part of their pandemic strategy, while simultaneously spurning mask mandates and other restrictions. That threatens to heighten tensions between the Biden administration and governors like Florida’s Ron DeSantis, who have emerged as vocal opponents of the federal Covid-19 response.”
If Government Concern for Your Health was Real (and not Political)...
“Mandates are not for health; they’re for coercion and reinforcement to the idea that government knows best and you should obey. Same concept for lack of formal mask standards. The size, variety, and “seal” evidenced even in clinics beggars credibility. But this is, again, about obeying … and to predispose the population to obey ever-more constrictive rules, regulations, laws, taxes, and penalties down the road for any manner of things government deems “necessary.””
‘Science,’ They Said
“Science is dying; superstition disguised as morality is returning. And we all will soon become poorer, angrier and more divided. ”
Tyler Cowen changes his mind on crypto
“The influential thinker says he is no longer a sceptic”
Bitcoin: 'A Weapon for Us To Fight Oppression'
“Senegalese app developer Fodé Diop sees bitcoin as a way to end "monetary colonialism" in the developing world.”
Of course AOC went to the Met Gala
“What passes for ‘left-wing’ politics has perhaps never been more palatable to the mega rich.”
First Jan. 6 rioter sentenced for a felony seeks to unwind plea deal
“Paul Hodgkins is claiming through a new attorney that his signature on the deal was forged.”