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The History of the Nansemond Indian Tribal Association

The 29th Annual Nansemond Pow Wow is just a few days away and, though most Nansemond research is focused on the 1600s through the 1800s, I thought this would be a great time to share some insight on recent Nansemond history and the people, both inside and outside the community, who have been influential in the formation of the… 3,853 more words

Genealogy

Call a Spade a Spade: White Supremacists, Racists, and Neo-Nazis in Charlottesville

One woman dead, 19 more injured. One man in custody after driving his car through counter-protesters at the “Unite the Right” rally and march this weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. 567 more words

Diversity & Inclusion

History of Me, Part 2: When Germans Met Romans

In this episode of History of Me, we take a peek at the earliest recorded accounts of “Germans” and their interactions with the Roman Empire. Intrigued? 2,035 more words

History

Undeniable

I was told by my fiancé that he will teach his children there are certain groups of people they are not allowed to associate with.  The number one group he considers to be detrimental; are “Uncle Toms.”  His definition of an Uncle Tom is a an African-American who tries to please or suck up to Caucasians to better their position even if it means belittling those of African-American descent. 184 more words

Life

Terrorism and Belonging in Europe by Umut Bozkurt

‘Belonging’ is both a fundamental human emotion and a political project that affects millions. Since its foundation in 1957, the European Union has encouraged people across its member states to feel a sense of belonging to one united community, with mixed results. 1,770 more words

Blog

Interlude: What Counts as "German"?

Hi folks!

After reading my last post about Norse mythology, my husband said “Norse? That’s like Scandinavian, right? But I thought you were German!” 813 more words

History

History of Me, Part 1: A Journey through the Nine Worlds of Norse Myth

In this episode of History of Me, I read lots of books about Norse mythology and try to understand the psyche of Pre-Christian Europeans. Intrigued? Let’s dive in! 2,381 more words

History