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Imprint of a people

Recently, the BBC website released an article about the rediscovery of the Taíno people of Cuba. Reporter Christopher Baker traveled to Cuba to talk with the isolated families who still claim Taíno heritage could be found. 483 more words


True Love for Truly Bird Friendly Coffee

I have a Valentine’s Day confession to make. I truly love that first sip of morning coffee –not just any java, but my new favorite “Scarlet Tanager” Dark Roast Organic Fairly Traded Smithsonian Bird Friendly Coffee. 915 more words


The Forgotten Story of the American Troops Who Got Caught Up in the Russian Civil War

Even after the armistice was signed ending World War I, the doughboys clashed with Russian forces 100 years ago.

Read the story at SmithsonianMag.com.


Black History Month....Day 7

Thomas Mundy Peterson a.k.a Thomas Henry Peterson
(October 6, 1824-February 4, 1904)
Pictured above: African-American men standing in line for the first time to vote on… 150 more words

Was Alexander the Great Pronounced Dead Prematurely?

A new theory suggests he was only paralyzed when he was declared dead, but it’s impossible to prove he had Guillain-Barré Syndrome with the existing facts… 27 more words