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ANGLICAN BISHOP ON HAITIAN INFLUX

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02/09/18 African American History and Culture Conference

Coverage from the Avon Williams Campus of Tennessee State University, Held February 9, 2016.
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ALJA 2021 Hybrid Media Training at the 2021 National Convention

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ANGLICAN BISHOP ON HAITIAN INFLUX

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San Antonio organization helps Haitian migrants arriving at downtown Greyhound bus station

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GOVERNMENT ADDRESSES GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

The National Report - November 24th 2021

Police Involved Shooting Leaves Three Dead

PBS NewsHour Full Episode, Jan. 1, 2021

Friday on the NewsHour, the United States begins 2021 with ever-increasing COVID-19 infections and deaths, a new report details the many failures in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ healthcare system, breaking down the long-awaiting COVID relief bill, and highlighting the best music of 2020.

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Immigration Ministries Introduction

Join Fr. Brian and Flor Saldivar for an overview of diocesan immigration ministry, and how we can be involved! If you're interested in learning more or being a part, please reach out to Fr. Brian at curate@sthelenas.net.

LIIC Crisis at the Border Panel Discussion

Check out the recording of our event 'Crisis at the Border? Long Island Implications of Asylum and Refugee Law' from 10/26/2021. We thank our esteemed speakers Patrick Young, Marie Marthe Saint Cyr, Sister Eileen McCann, and Angel Reyes Rivas for leading a discussion on the history of asylum law, the need for immigration reform, and how Long Island immigrant communities are impacted by our current immigration legislation.
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Baylor Conversation Series: Slavery in America

The first of a three-part Perspectives on Our History Conversation Series event convened by Baylor University, held March 2, 2021.

Dr. Ronald A. Johnson, the Ralph and Bessie Mae Lynn Chair of History in Baylor University’s History Department, hosts a panel of experts to discuss the history of slavery in America.

This first step in understanding the historical context of Baylor’s founding and early years provides a foundation for two additional conversations – one on slavery in Texas and in Baptist life, and another on slavery and the founding of Baylor University. This historical study is similar to one undertaken by members of Baylor’s Commission on Historic Campus Representations as part of a commitment to forthrightly and fully present Baylor’s history and to foster an environment of racial equality in which all students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of Baylor know they are valued and loved throughout the reaches of the Baylor Family.

Panelists:
* Dr. Kate Carté, Associate Professor of History, Department of History, Southern Methodist University
* Dr. Matthew J. Clavin, Professor of History, Department of History, University of Houston
* Dr. James (Jim) Sidbury, The Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor of Humanities, Department of History, Rice University

Catholic Church in the United States | Wikipedia audio article

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Catholic Church in the United States

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- Socrates



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The Catholic Church in the United States is part of the worldwide Catholic Church in communion with the Pope in Rome. With 20.8% of the United States population as of 2018, the Catholic Church is the country's second largest single religious group after Protestantism, but the country's largest religious denomination. The United States has the fourth largest Catholic population in the world after Brazil, Mexico and the Philippines, the largest Catholic minority population, and the largest English-speaking Catholic population. The central leadership body of the Catholic Church in the United States is the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
The Catholic Church's part of the history of the United States has its background in the European colonization of the Americas. The first Catholics arrived with the Spanish missions in the Americas with Christopher Columbus' second voyage to the New World in 1493. In the 16th and 17th centuries, they established missions in what are now Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, Puerto Rico, Texas, and later in California. In addition to the Spanish, the French in the 17th century, via New France, began missionary work in Michigan, New York, Wisconsin. French colonization in the early 18th century saw missions established in Louisiana, St. Louis, New Orleans, Biloxi, Mobile, the Alabamas, Natchez, Yazoo, Natchitoches, Arkansas, Illinois. St. Augustine, Florida, founded in 1565, has the oldest continuous parish in the US. In 1789 the Archdiocese of Baltimore was the first diocese established in the newly formed United States. John Carroll, whose brother Daniel was one of five men to sign both the Articles of Confederation (1778) and the United States Constitution (1787), became the first American bishop. John McCloskey became the first American cardinal in 1875.
The number of Catholics grew from the early 19th century through immigration and the acquisition of the predominantly Catholic former possessions of France, Spain, and Mexico, followed in the mid-19th century by a rapid influx of Irish, German, Italian and Polish immigrants from Europe, making the Catholic Church the largest Christian denomination in the United States. This increase was met by widespread anti-Catholicism in the United States, prejudice and hostility, often resulting in riots and the burning of churches, convents, and seminaries. The Know Nothings, an anti-Catholic nativist movement, was founded in the mid 19th century in an attempt to restrict Catholic immigration, and was later followed by the Order of United American Mechanics, the Ku Klux Klan, the American Protective Association, and the Junior Order of United American Mechanics.
The fuller integration of Catholics into American society was hastened by the election of John F. Kennedy as President in 1960. Since then, the percentage of Americans who are Catholic has fallen slowly from about 25% to 22%, with increases in Hispanics, primarily Mexican Americans, and to a lesser degree, in more than six million former Protestants, who have balanced losses of self-identifying Catholics. In absolute numbers, Catholics have increased from 45 to 72 million. About 10% of the population as of 2010 are former Catholics or non-practicing, almost 30 million people. People have left for a number of reasons, which factors have also affected other denominations: loss of belief, disenchantment, disaffiliation for another religious group or for none, indifference. Other reasons for departure are the Church's teaching on homosexuality, women's role in the Church, abortion and birth control. The Catholic Church sexual abuse cases have had a negative effect as well, if not significant, especially in the northeast. The geographic center of US Catholicism is also shifting southward and westward; although compared with other religious groups, Catholics are fairly evenly dispersed throughout the country.As of 2018 (post- ...

Cuba & Florida: Exploration on a Historical Connection, 1539-1991

Miguel Bretos looks at the Cuban presence in La Florida from the time of Ponce de Leon, almost 500 years ago, through the late 20th century.

Speaker Biography: Historian Miguel Bretos was born in Cuba and received his doctorate from Vanderbilt University. He is currently senior scholar at the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery.

New Orleans, An Urban History (Part I)

Originally aired May 08, 2020.

New Orleans, An Urban History, is a two-part discussion on the history of New Orleans presented by architect and architectural historian Robert Cangelosi, Jr. Part One discusses the city’s geography and history from its establishment in 1718 through the end of Reconstruction in 1877.

SAL Evening Lecture: The Anglo-Saxon Period: Histories and Metahistory

This recording took place at the Society's apartments in Burlington House, Piccadilly. The Society of Antiquaries has recorded this content, with permission of the speaker(s), and made it available on YouTube and through it's website at
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History of the Caribbean | Wikipedia audio article

This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article:
History of the Caribbean


00:01:31 1 Before European contact
00:04:07 2 Early colonial history
00:04:56 2.1 Spanish conquest
00:06:02 2.2 Other European powers
00:09:11 2.3 Huguenot corsairs
00:13:25 2.4 Wars of Religion
00:20:26 2.5 Slavery
00:22:30 2.5.1 Marriage, separation, and sale together
00:24:29 2.6 Colonial laws
00:26:29 3 Impact of colonialism on the Caribbean
00:26:39 3.1 Economic exploitation
00:31:03 3.2 Wars
00:33:27 3.3 Slave rebellions
00:34:40 3.3.1 Caribbean slave uprisings (1522–1844)
00:34:58 4 Independence
00:37:29 5 Islands currently under European or U.S. administration
00:39:12 6 History of U.S. relations
00:43:05 7 Economic change in the 20th century
00:43:43 7.1 Tourism
00:46:24 7.2 Financial services
00:47:08 7.3 Shipping
00:49:05 8 Notes
00:49:14 9 See also



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The history of the Caribbean reveals the significant role the region played in the colonial struggles of the European powers since the 15th century. In 1492, Christopher Columbus landed in the Caribbean and claimed the region for Spain. The First Spanish settlements were established in the Caribbean starting in 1493. Although the Spanish conquests of the Aztec empire and the Inca empire in the early sixteenth century made Mexico and Peru more desirable places for Spanish exploration and settlement, the Caribbean remained strategically important.
Beginning in the 1620s and 1630s, non-Hispanic privateers, traders, and settlers established permanent colonies and trading posts on islands neglected by Spain. Such colonies spread throughout the Caribbean, from the Bahamas in the North West to Tobago in the South East. In addition, beginning in the 1620s, French and English buccaneers settled in places like the island of Tortuga, the northern and western coasts of Hispaniola, and later in Jamaica.
After the Spanish American wars of independence in the early 19th century, only the islands of Cuba and Puerto Rico remained part of the Spanish Empire in the New World. In the 20th century the Caribbean was again important during World War II, in the decolonization wave after the war, and in the tension between Communist Cuba and the United States. Genocide, slavery, immigration, and rivalry between world powers have given Caribbean history an impact disproportionate to its size.

Inaugural Address of the Auditor with Jeffrey Sachs

Nicaragua | Wikipedia audio article

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Nicaragua


00:02:03 1 Etymology
00:03:20 2 History
00:03:28 2.1 Pre-Columbian history
00:05:08 2.2 Spanish era (1522–1821)
00:08:50 2.3 Independence (1821)
00:11:06 2.4 United States occupation (1909–33)
00:14:18 2.5 Somoza dynasty (1927–1979)
00:17:19 2.6 Nicaraguan Revolution (1960s–1990)
00:22:14 2.7 Post-war (1990–present)
00:27:06 3 Geography and climate
00:28:51 3.1 Pacific lowlands
00:31:28 3.2 North central highlands
00:32:58 3.3 Caribbean lowlands
00:34:49 4 Nature and environment
00:34:58 4.1 Flora and fauna
00:37:02 4.2 Climate change
00:37:39 5 Government
00:38:46 5.1 Foreign relations
00:39:11 5.2 Military
00:40:12 5.3 Law enforcement
00:40:59 5.4 Administrative divisions
00:41:40 6 Economy
00:50:04 6.1 Tourism
00:54:04 7 Demographics
00:56:14 7.1 Ethnic groups
00:58:29 7.2 Languages
01:00:19 7.3 Largest cities
01:00:27 7.4 Religion
01:03:11 7.5 Immigration
01:04:27 7.6 Diaspora
01:05:35 7.7 Healthcare
01:06:28 7.8 Education
01:08:15 7.9 Gender Equality
01:10:48 8 Culture
01:12:00 8.1 Music
01:13:37 8.2 Dance
01:14:26 8.3 Literature
01:16:19 8.4 Cuisine
01:18:16 8.5 Media
01:18:54 8.6 Sports
01:20:33 9 See also



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The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
- Socrates



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Nicaragua ( (listen); Spanish: [nikaˈɾaɣwa]), officially the Republic of Nicaragua (Spanish: República de Nicaragua ), is the largest country in the Central American isthmus, bordered by Honduras to the northwest, the Caribbean to the east, Costa Rica to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest. Managua is the country's capital and largest city and is also the third-largest city in Central America, behind Tegucigalpa and Guatemala City. The multi-ethnic population of six million includes people of indigenous, European, African, and Asian heritage. The main language is Spanish. Native tribes on the Mosquito Coast speak their own languages and English.
Originally inhabited by various indigenous cultures since ancient times, the Spanish Empire conquered the region in the 16th century. Nicaragua gained independence from Spain in 1821. The Mosquito Coast followed a different historical path, with the English colonizing it in the 17th century and later coming under the British rule, as well as some minor Spanish interludes in the 19th century. It became an autonomous territory of Nicaragua in 1860 and the northernmost part of it was later transferred to Honduras in 1960. Since its independence, Nicaragua has undergone periods of political unrest, dictatorship, occupation and fiscal crisis, leading to the Nicaraguan Revolution of the 1960s and 1970s and the Contra War of the 1980s.
The mixture of cultural traditions has generated substantial diversity in folklore, cuisine, music, and literature, particularly the latter given the literary contributions of Nicaraguan poets and writers, such as Rubén Darío. Known as the land of lakes and volcanoes, Nicaragua is also home to the second-largest rainforest of the Americas. The country has set a goal of 90% renewable energy by the year 2020. The biological diversity, warm tropical climate and active volcanoes make Nicaragua an increasingly popular tourist destination.

São Paulo | Wikipedia audio article

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São Paulo

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São Paulo (; Portuguese pronunciation: [sɐ̃w̃ ˈpawlu] (listen)) is a municipality in the Southeast Region of Brazil. The metropolis is an alpha global city (as listed by the GaWC) and the most populous city in Brazil, the Western Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere, besides being the largest Portuguese-speaking city in the world. The municipality is also the Earth's 11th largest city proper by population. The city is the capital of the surrounding state of São Paulo, one of the most populous and wealthiest states in Brazil. It exerts strong international influences in commerce, finance, arts and entertainment. The name of the city honors the Apostle, Saint Paul of Tarsus. The city's metropolitan area, the Greater São Paulo, ranks as the most populous in Brazil and the 12th most populous on Earth. The process of conurbation between the metropolitan areas located around the Greater São Paulo (Campinas, Santos, Sorocaba and the Paraíba Valley) created the São Paulo Macrometropolis, a megalopolis with more than 30 million inhabitants, one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world.Having the largest economy by GDP in Latin America and the Southern Hemisphere, the city is home to the São Paulo Stock Exchange. Paulista Avenue is the economic core of São Paulo. The city has the 11th largest GDP in the world, representing alone 10.7% of all Brazilian GDP and 36% of the production of goods and services in the state of São Paulo, being home to 63% of established multinationals in Brazil, and has been responsible for 28% of the national scientific production in 2005. With a GDP of US$477 billion, the São Paulo city alone would have ranked 26th globally compared with countries by 2017 estimates.The metropolis is also home to several of the tallest skyscrapers in Brazil, including the Mirante do Vale, Edifício Itália, Banespa, North Tower and many others. The city has cultural, economic and political influence both nationally and internationally. It is home to monuments, parks and museums such as the Latin American Memorial, the Ibirapuera Park, Museum of Ipiranga, São Paulo Museum of Art, and the Museum of the Portuguese Language. The city holds events like the São Paulo Jazz Festival, São Paulo Art Biennial, the Brazilian Grand Prix, São Paulo Fashion Week and the ATP Brasil Open. The São Paulo Gay Pride Parade rivals the New York City Pride March as the largest gay pride parade in the world. It is headquarters of the Brazilian television networks Band, Gazeta, and RecordTV.
São Paulo is a cosmopolitan, melting pot city, home to the largest Arab, Italian, and Japanese diasporas, with examples including ethnic neighborhoods of Mercado, Bixiga, and Liberdade respectively. São Paulo is also home to the largest Jewish population in Brazil, with about 75,000 Jews. In 2016, inhabitants of the city were native to over 200 different countries. People from the city are known as paulistanos, while paulistas designates anyone from the state, including the paulistanos. The city's Latin motto, which it has shared with the battleship and the aircraft carrier named after it, is Non ducor, duco, which translates as I am not led, I lead. The city, which is also colloquially known as Sampa or Terra da Garoa (Land of Drizzle), is known for its unreliable weather, the size of its helicopter fleet, its architecture, gastronomy, severe traffic congestion and skyscrapers. São Paulo was one of the host cities of the 1950 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Additionally, the city hosted the IV Pan American Games and the São Paulo Indy 300.

Boston, Massachusetts | Wikipedia audio article

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00:02:55 1 History
00:03:04 1.1 Colonial
00:05:04 1.2 Revolution and the Siege of Boston
00:08:42 1.3 Post-revolution and the War of 1812
00:11:20 1.4 19th century
00:14:14 1.5 20th century
00:16:46 1.6 21st century
00:19:02 2 Geography
00:21:34 2.1 Cityscapes
00:21:43 2.2 Neighborhoods
00:23:41 2.3 Climate
00:28:31 3 Demographics
00:35:12 3.1 Ancestry
00:35:31 3.2 Demographic breakdown by ZIP Code
00:35:42 3.2.1 Income
00:35:58 3.3 Religion
00:37:54 4 Economy
00:42:15 5 Education
00:42:24 5.1 Primary and secondary education
00:43:22 5.2 Higher education
00:47:35 6 Public safety
00:48:48 7 Culture
00:55:21 8 Environment
00:55:30 8.1 Pollution control
00:57:08 8.2 Water purity and availability
00:58:06 9 Sports
01:03:17 10 Parks and recreation
01:04:52 11 Government and politics
01:07:40 12 Media
01:07:49 12.1 Newspapers
01:09:49 12.2 Radio and television
01:12:40 12.3 Film
01:12:59 13 Healthcare
01:15:01 14 Infrastructure
01:15:11 14.1 Transportation
01:21:17 15 Twin towns and sister cities
01:22:58 16 See also



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Boston is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 694,583 in 2018, making it also the most populous city in New England. Boston is the seat of Suffolk County as well, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area known as Greater Boston, a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) home to a census-estimated 4.8 million people in 2016 and ranking as the tenth-largest such area in the country. As a combined statistical area (CSA), this wider commuting region is home to some 8.2 million people, making it the sixth most populous in the United States.Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States, founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution, such as the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Siege of Boston. Upon gaining U.S. independence from Great Britain, it continued to be an important port and manufacturing hub as well as a center for education and culture. The city has expanded beyond the original peninsula through land reclamation and municipal annexation. Its rich history attracts many tourists, with Faneuil Hall alone drawing more than 20 million visitors per year. Boston's many firsts include the United States' first public park (Boston Common, 1634), first public or state school (Boston Latin School, 1635) and first subway system (Tremont Street Subway, 1897).Today, Boston is a thriving port city. The Boston area's many colleges and universities make it an international center of higher education, including law, medicine, engineering, and business, and the city is considered to be a world leader in innovation and entrepreneurship, with nearly 2,000 startups. Boston's economic base also includes finance, professional and business services, biotechnology, information technology, and government activities. Households in the city claim the highest average rate of philanthropy in the United States; businesses and institutions rank among the top in the country for environmental sustainability and investment. The city has one of the highest costs of living in the United States as it has undergone gentrification, though it remains high on world livability rankings.

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