Sniffing the Past is pleased to present its second guest contribution. David Doddington sheds light on the history of dogs and slavery, drawing heavily primary source material. In the “Peculiar Institution” of slavery that solidified in the Southern States of America over the course of the nineteenth century, the enslaved population was often forced to
Not too long ago, 2-year-old Lane Graves was attacked and killed by an alligator in central Florida. We should all mourn the death of this innocent child. And empathize with a family whose grief will no doubt be punishing and eternal. As a father, it hurts to even imagine. My thoughts are with that family.
Many Black folks see mental health concerns as a ‘white people problem’ which makes dealing with mental health issues particularly hard for Black women. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, only about one-quarter of Black people seek mental health treatment, compared to 40% of whites. On top of the barriers of reaching out
The Shout at a Prayer Meeting, Georgia, Charles Stearns, The Black Man of the South (New York, 1872) The very first negro spirituals were inspired by African music even if the tunes were not far from those of hymns. Some of them, which were called “shouts” were accompanied with typical dancing including hand clapping & foot
Black people have become so ridiculously simple minded, & easy to manipulate, that it became damned near a crying shame to NOT enslave Black people. Black people ignore facts & their inevitable conclusion, in preference to living in the land of make believe. Black people twist word definitions to suit our own purposes, instead of