Source: Charge Forward Dyson, best known for its vacuums, is still moving forward with its multi-billion-dollar plan to launch several new electric vehicles.The British company has now announced that it will build the cars in Singapore and those vehicles are unlikely to be equipped with solid-state batteries. more…The post Dyson decides to build its electric vehicles in Singapore, solid-state batteries become less likely appeared first on Electrek.
Tesla is ramping production at Gigafactory 2, where they manufacture their solar roof tiles and where Panasonic manufactures exclusive solar panels for the company.Now they are releasing rare new images of inside the factory. more…The post Tesla releases rare look inside Gigafactory 2 with solar roof tile production images appeared first on Electrek. Source: Charge Forward
This BMW exec knows the automaker must make its own batteries to surge forward with EVs.In a recent interview with Manager Magazin, BMW works council chief Manfred Schoch stated that he believes BMW must make its own batteries to be successful with its EV future. This makes perfect sense since arguably the most successful EV maker — Tesla — has flourished due to its Gigafactory and partnership with Panasonic.Additional Tesla Battery Content: Source: Electric Vehicle News Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Tesla Batteries Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on January 10, 2019Categories Electric Vehicle News Panasonic Sees Gigafactory 1 Profit In Near Future Schoch gave the utmost praise to Tesla CEO Elon Musk. He says that Musk’s decision to focus on EV battery production is commendable. In addition, the automaker’s decision to secure a viable partnership with a major player in the battery segment is praiseworthy. He shared (translated from German):Tesla controls the entire value chain; they understood electromobility.Tesla has far surpassed all other automakers on the electric car front. It’s really the only truly prosperous electric vehicle maker at this point, though company has struggled to show a continuing profit. Its investments in the future have been monumental, and Tesla is just finally catching up on its massive spending. Still, Schoch is of the opinion that BMW should be getting on board with similar plans if it wants to prevail. He asserts:Tesla made in the third quarter at a good 6 billion dollars in sales 312 million profit, BMW came in the automotive segment at 21 billion euros to 784 million surplus. Who deserves better? Many automakers are slowly adding electric vehicles into the mix. Still, BMW far exceeds many others. It currently only offers one pure-electric vehicle: The i3. However, it also manufactures plenty of plug-in hybrids that sell reasonably well. In the coming years, the brand intends to up the EV ante considerably.Shoch sees communication and/or some type of partnership with Tesla and Elon Musk as a reasonable strategy to secure BMW’s electric car future. He says that there are too many complaints in the automotive industry and too many people claiming that certain progress is impossible. He points to Tesla’s achievements and concludes:Our board members should finally deal more intensively with this gentleman [Elon Musk], who should have been bankrupt by now.Source: Teslamag.de Tesla Gigafactory Creates Jobs & Huge Monetary Benefits For Nevada
Source: Electric Vehicle News Electric Truck Market Potential Is Massive See Rivian R1T Electric Pickup Truck At Rock Climb Event: Video Ford F-150 Electric Pickup Truck Spied For First Time XL says that the F-150 PHEV was in 2018 delivered to “municipal and utility fleets including CPS Energy, Tacoma Public Utility, City of Palo Alto, and many more”.“As with the PHEV F-150, which has been proven to provide up to a 50 percent MPG improvement and 33 percent CO2 emissions reduction, the PHEV F-250 will include a driveshaft-mounted electric motor powered by a lithium ion battery pack that can be charged using standard level 2 and 1 chargers. The truck will also feature regenerative braking, enabling it to store energy in the battery while slowing and then use that energy to help propel the vehicle during acceleration. Because the XL plug-in hybrid electric system works in parallel with the factory gas-powered engine, fleets will not need to be concerned over vehicle range, performance or infrastructure requirements, and XL’s Ford eQVM certification ensures that all standard OEM warranties on the vehicle will remain intact.Product specifications will be available during the NTEA show, and XL will display a PHEV F-250 in its booth (#3175). The company will be holding a press conference in its booth on Wednesday, March 6 at 3:40 PM to formally launch the vehicle to the fleet industry. For more information about the PHEV F-250, including early access to the details that will be made available at the show, fleet managers can also visit www.xlfleet.com/PHEV-F250.” Ford doesn’t make them, so XL will.XL soon will expand its offer by adding the plug-in hybrid Ford F-250 pickup truck, which will be introduced at the NTEA Work Truck show, March 5-8 in Indianapolis.Just like in the case of the XL Ford F-150 PHEV, the F-250 will get a driveshaft-mounted electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack, which enables assist for the engine when accelerating and regenerative braking, significantly lowering fuel consumption and emissions. The batteries can be charged externally through a standard J1772 plug.The F-150 was equipped with 15 kWh battery behind the cab (see specs here).See Also Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on February 6, 2019Categories Electric Vehicle News
Above: Tesla Model S alongside an old school camper (Instagram: Steve Sasman)Let’s just say, Tesla has come a long way in 6 years. My 2012 Model S is still an incredible car and it’s still years ahead of any non-Tesla on the road, but the Model 3 is the shiny new object…Check Out These Stories: Tesla Model 3, Model S And Model X Compared: Range, Price, 0-60 New Tesla Model 3 vs Second-Hand Model S: Video Above: The larger Model S with its hatchback is preferable in “Camper Mode” along with twin air mattress and comforter (Photo: Steve Sasman*)Road Trip Champion?It depends…Model 3: if you are not sleeping in the car, or for a shorter trip.Model S: if you are car camping or on a week or longer trip.Either way, you can’t go wrong road tripping in a Tesla. It’s such a more enjoyable and less expensive way to travel. The myth is Supercharging adds tons of time to your trip. Not true. Most of your stops are 20–40 minutes and you are doing stuff you would be doing anyway like eating, restroom stops, or catching up on work. Be assured that buying a Tesla will be the best car buying decision you’ve ever made. It certainly has been for me.===*Steve Sasman is a Tesla experimenter and 48 state road tripper at TeslaRenter.com; he’s also a sharing economy enabler at FlagstaffRentalCabin.com.*Editor’s Note: EVANNEX, which also sells aftermarket gear for Teslas, has kindly allowed us to share some of its content with our readers, free of charge. Our thanks go out to EVANNEX. Check out the site here. Above: Activating “Camper Mode” with moon rising and horses grazing on a farm in Oregon 2000+ miles from home (Twitter: Steve Sasman)On August 1, 2018, I set out to be the first human to drive a Tesla to every single USA Tesla Store in the lower 48 States. I drove my 2012 Model S P85 for the first 12,100 miles and 42 States east of Arizona. After that, I took my brand new Model 3 Performance for the last 6 States. The Model 3 started with 25 miles on the odometer and ended the trip with 4,370 miles just two flawless weeks later. Monumental Tesla Road Trip: 48 States, 107 Stores, Unparalleled Discoveries Source: Electric Vehicle News Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on February 21, 2019Categories Electric Vehicle News WHICH TESLA IS BETTER FOR ROAD TRIPS, MODEL 3 OR MODEL S?Guest Contributor: Steve Sasman*; Editor’s Note: Driving both an older Model S and new Model 3, Steve went on an epic 48 state road trip visiting 107 Tesla stores, meeting over 500 Tesla employees, and uncovering some helpful Tesla road trip hacks. Here, Steve compares both Tesla sedans, Model S vs. Model 3, during his remarkable road trip adventures.*This article comes to us courtesy of EVANNEX (which also makes aftermarket Tesla accessories). Posted by Matt Pressman. The opinions expressed in these articles are not necessarily our own at InsideEVs. Above: Supercharging the Model 3 (Twitter: Steve Sasman)SizeThe old Model S still has a few benefits over the newer Model 3. First: Size. The frunk is bigger, and the back/trunk is as well. This comes in handy for luggage/supplies as well as sleeping in the car.Car CampingObviously, a huge percentage of people will have zero desire to try this, but you would be surprised how many Tesla owners actually do camp in their car. Believe it or not, I’m 6’3″ and can still sleep fully stretched out in the Model 3, but it’s certainly tighter [than the Model S] with an additional annoyance of the shelf that isn’t removable which does limit your range of motion when turning over. So, which one is the better road trip car?AutopilotMy old 2012 Model S doesn’t have Autopilot. So, I actually had to drive all 12,000 miles myself. Oh, the horror!Those who say Autopilot is a game changer are not kidding. It really makes road trips a breeze since most of your trip is highway miles where Autopilot shines.SuperchargingAs far as Supercharging, the 3 is fantastic. Since it’s smaller and more efficient, it charges faster than the S, which means less charging time to go the same distance. Also, since the Long Range battery has a range over 300 miles it also has a bigger sweet spot of faster charging compared to my P85 S which has a range of 240 miles now. FYI, batteries charge much faster the first 3/4 of the charge than the final 1/4 to top it off. This is why I always suggest getting the biggest battery you can afford if road trips are in your future.
It seems that Ireland was omitted in bus electrificationWe have lived to a time when the number of all-electric buses is counted is hundred of thousands globally. There are however still entire countries where there are none.For example, Ireland will get its first electric bus later this year. It will be a single door 12m Volvo 7900 Electric ordered for Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport Hotel.“This will be the first electric bus to go into operation in Ireland and will provide an efficient and environmentally friendly service for passenger transfers at Dublin Airport.The partners in the project are Volvo Buses, Crowne Plaza Hotel and energy company ESB. The bus will be deployed at the end of the year on a route which operates between the Crown Plaza, Holiday Inn Express and Terminals 1 and 2 at Dublin Airport.” Florida State University Transitions To 100% Electric Bus Fleet The bus will be equipped with a 200 kWh battery and fast charging option up to 150 kW using CCS Combo 2 plug.The photo above presents one of the eight fully electric Volvo 7900 buses in operation in Harrogate, UK.Nick Page, Managing Director for Volvo Bus UK & Ireland, said:“We’re really pleased that the 7900e has been chosen to provide services for these hotels in and around Dublin Airport and that it will be the first electric bus to enter operation anywhere in Ireland.”“We’ve seen from experience with the 7900e the kind of contribution that can be made to improving air quality. In addition to the UK trials, it has been successfully tried and tested across Europe in countries including Sweden, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg.“ BYD Produced 50,000 Electric Buses In Nine Years BYD Delivered World’s Largest Electric Double-Decker Bus Fleet EV buses Source: Electric Vehicle News Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on February 23, 2019Categories Electric Vehicle News
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May 10 2018Recent advances in scientific understanding of how posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) develops and persists may lead to more effective treatment and even prevention of this debilitating disorder, according to the May/June special issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry, published by Wolters Kluwer.A growing body of evidence helps psychiatrists to understand the aspects of brain structure and function involved in PTSD, informing efforts to interrupt the processes leading to the development of PTSD symptoms in traumatized individuals, according to an introductory article by Guest Editor Kerry J. Ressler, MD, PhD, of McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Belmont, Mass. Dr. Ressler writes: “PTSD, while one of the most recently defined syndromes in psychiatry, may also be one of the earliest to benefit from progress in neurobiology and advances in translational approaches to brain function and behavior.”Understanding Dysfunctional Fear and Emotional Processes May Improve Treatment for PTSDDr. Ressler notes that patients with PTSD have “characteristic reexperiencing, avoidance, and hyperarousal symptoms,” which can persist for months or years after exposure to traumatic events. Posttraumatic stress disorder affects about 6 percent of the population, but the rate is much higher in groups exposed to severe trauma, such as combat veterans, refugees, and assault victims.Although PTSD is at least partly genetic, it also depends on personal history of trauma in childhood and adulthood, as well as psychological factors linked to mediation of fear and regulation of emotions. “Therefore, PTSD is among the most likely of psychiatric disorders to be understood from the perspective of environmental influences interacting with biological vulnerability,” according to Dr. Ressler. The special issue provides expert updates in four key areas related to the development, diagnosis, and management of PTSD: Scientific understanding of human fear responses provides important insights into how PTSD develop and persists. The mechanism of “fear extinction” – in which learned fear is suppressed by new learning – is highly relevant to PTSD and its treatment. Dr. Ressler notes that effective treatments for PTSD, particularly exposure therapy, are based on the mechanisms of fear extinction. Research has also made strides in identifying the brain structures and functions involved in emotion dysregulation of PTSD. Studies have identified biomarkers of these dysregulated processes, including abnormal functioning of the body’s stress responses and dysfunction of a brain areas called the hippocampus and amygdala, which are involved in memory and emotional responses. These discoveries may point toward treatments targeting stress hormones and functioning of these brain regions. The concept of resilience – the ability to adapt successfully to trauma or threat – is being studied to explain why some traumatized individuals develop PTSD symptoms while others do not. Interventions to promote resilience have potential not only as a treatment for people with PTSD, but for also preventing it in populations at risk of trauma. Evidence-based treatments. The special issue concludes with a review and update of evidence behind the range of “reasonably effective” treatments for PTSD. Psychotherapy approaches address the underlying dysfunctions of fear extinction and emotion regulation. A class of antidepressants (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) are the only FDA-approved medications for PTSD, but many other drugs may be used off-label to treat specific symptoms. While current treatments do address the underlying mechanisms of PTSD, many patients do not improve or continue having symptoms, while others might have a better response to individualized treatment approaches. “Advances in neurobiology and behavioral science are needed for truly targeted, innovative, robust treatments and preventions,” Dr. Ressler concludes. Source:https://wolterskluwer.com/
Deep in the twilight zone of the ocean, small, glowing sharks have evolved special eye features to maximize the amount of light they see, researchers report this week in PLOS ONE. The scientists mapped the eye shape, structure, and retina cells of five deep-sea bioluminescent sharks, predators that live 200 to 1000 meters deep in the ocean, where light hardly penetrates. The sharks have developed many coping strategies. Their eyes possess a higher density of light-sensing cells known as rods than those of nonbioluminescent sharks, which might enable them to see fast-changing light patterns. Such ability would be particularly useful when the animals emit light to communicate with one another. Some species also have a gap between the lens and the iris to allow extra light in the retina, a feature previously unknown in sharks. In the eyes of lanternsharks, pictured above, the scientists discovered a translucent area in the upper socket. The researchers suspect this feature might help the sharks adjust their glow to match the sunlight for camouflage.
Project Prakash/Pawan Sinha Graham Crouch/AP Project Prakash/Pawan Sinha Drawings and writing by Manoj after cataract surgery. Neuroscientist Pawan Sinha meets blind children in a village in northern India in 2002. The experience “convinced me of the need to launch Project Prakash,” he says. Manoj bicycles to work in Gorakhpur. It took him almost 18 months after surgery before his brain could interpret what his eyes were seeing. “Now, I can ride a bicycle even through a crowded market,” he says. By Rhitu ChatterjeeOct. 22, 2015 , 1:45 PM After cataract surgery, children participate in a project called Unruly Art at Dr. Shroff’s Charity Hospital. The project introduces them to colors and shapes and helps them improve their visual-motor coordination skills. It also forges friendships, says Into the light: Restoring vision Project Prakash After cataract surgery, children participate in a project called Unruly Art at Dr. Shroff’s Charity Hospital. The project introduces them to colors and shapes and helps them improve their visual-motor coordination skills. It also forges friendships, says A Prakash patient takes an acuity test at Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital in New Delhi. After surgery, vision improves but remains impaired—so most patients wear glasses. India has the largest number of blind children in the world, many of whom are born with cataracts. A simple surgery early in life can reverse this condition. But in India, poverty and lack of access to health care consign most children with congenital cataracts to a life in darkness. Project Prakash was launched in 2004 to provide cataract surgery to older children and young adults who were considered beyond help, because they are past a critical age when vision develops in the brain. The project has so far brought nearly 500 children and young adults into the light, and in the process has revealed surprising insights into how the brain learns to see. Read the full story here. Project Prakash/Pawan Sinha A Project Prakash scientist tests a child after cataract surgery to see whether he can tell objects in a picture apart. Most kids flunk the test early in their recovery. But within 10 to 18 months after surgery, their brains can master the task. Manoj Yadav, 22 (left) and his younger brother, Dilip Yadav, 14 at a residential facility for blind boys in Gorakhpur, India. The brothers were born with cataracts in both eyes and were blind until 2011, when they underwent cataract surgery thanks to Proj Graham Crouch/AP Graham Crouch/AP Manoj Yadav, 22 (left) and his younger brother, Dilip Yadav, 14 at a residential facility for blind boys in Gorakhpur, India. The brothers were born with cataracts in both eyes and were blind until 2011, when they underwent cataract surgery thanks to Proj Graham Crouch/AP ‹› Manoj listens to an audio book. Cataract surgery at age 18 gave him the unexpected gift of sight, but his vision isn’t as sharp as that of normally sighted people. He struggles to read the fine print in text books, so he must rely on audio lessons for his Project Prakash/Pawan Sinha Project Prakash/Pawan Sinha
SUBSCRIBE Entertainment, News and Lifestyle for Black America. News told by us for us. Black America’s #1 News Source: Our News. Our Voice. Since the Ronald Reagan era, Black people in general, but Black women, in particular, have been synonymous with public assistance. Many have even been labeled “welfare queens.” Despite the data showing how white people make up the majority of welfare recipients, the African American community still has to deal with the stereotype that most Black people not only need welfare but will steal it too.But a recent bust in New York continues to prove that government officials should really be side-eyeing people of a paler skin tone. Where All The Presidential Candidates Stand On Reparations, In Their Own Words If convicted the women can face 4-7 year prison sentences, 5 years of probation, a fine and having to pay restitution in the amount of what they stole.Though the case in St. Lawrence County is frustrating because there are so many people who are actually living below the poverty line that need those resources, it in no way proves that many “welfare reformers” are right about rampant welfare fraud as an excuse to slowly drain funding for programs. According to Lexington Law, 10.6 percent of federal welfare was found to be improperly or fraudulently paid in 2016. In most cases, fraud is found to be improperly filed due to an error made by a caseworker.SEE ALSO:Black St. Louis Officer Shot By White Cop After Identifying Himself Sues The CityPhoenix Police Chief Promises ‘Change’ As Cops Who Terrorized Black Family Aren’t Fired St. Lawrence County Welfare Fraud , welfare , white women Jamaican Republican Who Is Running Against AOC Supported Her A Year Ago On Friday, authorities in St. Lawrence County, New York arrested 13 white women for welfare fraud with four more arrests pending. According to police, the women stole $104,000 from people who actually needed it. Thanks for signing up! Get ready for Exclusive content, Interviews,and Breaking news delivered direct to your inbox. Get ready for Exclusive content, Interviews,and Breaking news delivered direct to your inbox. More By Megan Sims White Tears! Former Meteorologist Files Lawsuit Claiming He Was Fired Because Of Diversity “Here in St. Lawrence County, our welfare benefits provide vital support to genuinely needy families at great cost to honest hard working taxpayers,” District Attorney Gary Pasqua said in a statement. “Those individuals who gain benefits through deception are stealing medicine, groceries, and other necessary provisions from innocent children, vulnerable seniors, working citizens, and others in need.”Georgeanna L. Aldous, 47, Kandy L. Butler, 29, Brandi David, 41, Ashley Debiew, 25, Cara E. Dimon, 25, Jessica Driscoll, 29, Crystal L. Lalone, 39, Amber Morrill, 35, Kerry M. Pelo, 36, Star L. Perrin, 39, Lynn A. Ryan, 46, Sherri A. Scott, 51 and Nancy G. Sherman, 27, all stole individual amounts of welfare that ranged from $1,000 up to over $31,000. All the women failed to accurately report their income and have been charged with varying degrees of welfare fraud that ranged from the third and fourth degree. Their arrests, which were the largest sweep in the history of the county, were made possible following an investigation by the St. Lawrence County Social Services Fraud Unit, District Attorney Fraud Investigator and the St. Lawrence County District Attorneys Office.“[I am] proud of the professionalism and participation of the Sheriff’s Department in carrying out this operation, which is critical to deterring abuse of the taxpayers and ensuring that these critical resources go to those in need,” St. Lawrence County Sheriff Kevin Wells said. Morehouse Students Take To Social Media And Claim Sexual Harassment Complaints Were Ignored
Turner’s children ripped into the Baytown Police Department during a press conference last week.“My mom is not a horrible person, she’s so loving, she’s so caring,” Rubin said.“My mother was not an evil person, she was not a criminal,” January added. “I won’t stand here and let ya’ll make her look like that… I didn’t receive a phone call. They didn’t want to tell us how things were done or give us any information. I had to sit there and replay this video of my mother getting murdered.”Turner’s death appeared to be the latest evidence that police routinely react to Black and brown suspects vastly different from white ones despite the level of threat posed to officers. That point was proven and then some this week when an “armed and dangerous” white man accused of shooting and killing one police officer while injuring two others in an Alabama trailer park was somehow able to be peacefully arrested.SEE ALSO:Sounds About White! Eric Garner’s Killer Is Using Every Trick In The Book To Delay His TrialMississippi Police Officer Charged With Murdering A 32-Year-Old Black Mother The unarmed grandmother of three who was shot and killed by a police officer in suburban Houston last week was set to be laid to rest on Thursday. Pamela Turner died after Baytown Police Officer Juan Delacruz fired multiple shots at close range following his botched attempt to arrest her for what lawyers described as a false pretense.READ MORE: Will Police Public Executions Of Black People Ever Stop?The 45-year-old’s funeral services were scheduled to take place Thursday morning at Lilly Grove Baptist Church in Houston. Rev. Al Sharpton was slated to give Turner’s eulogy and his National Action Network civil rights organization announced it was paying for the funeral services. More By Bruce C.T. Wright The Evolving Relevance Of ‘The Talk’ Everything We Know About Sadie Roberts-Joseph’s Murder Investigation 31 Black Women Who Died In Police Custody Baytown Police seemingly tried to blame Turner for her own death, releasing a statement that said she used Delacruz’s Taser against him, purportedly prompting him to fear for his life and shoot her. “During the course of the attempted arrest, the female began struggling with the officer, which forced the officer to deploy his Taser,” Baytown Police Department Lt. Steve Dorris said May 14, the morning after the shooting. “That deployment was not effective, and the female was able to get the officer’s Taser away from him. (She) actually tased the officer, which forced the officer to draw his duty weapon and fire multiple rounds at the suspect.”However, the video of the fatal encounter, recorded by a bystander, did not appear to show Turner reaching for anything. In fact, Turner can be heard on the video telling Delacruz he was harassing her.Despite all of the above, Delacruz was placed on paid administrative leave, a curious status for someone who the county’s medical examiner said definitely committed a “homicide” after he apparently ignored his police training and resorted to lethal force against the unarmed Turner. Adding insult to literal injury was the fact that Delacruz reportedly lived in the same apartment complex and knew Turner, who screamed “I’m pregnant!” in the seconds before she was hot, was suffering from mental illness.“He never gave her any verbal commands,” Crump told the Final Call recently. “There’s nothing on that video that shows that she was a threat to him in any way where he had to use unnecessary, unjustifiable, unimaginable, excessive force like he did in that video when he shot her five times at point blank range while she laid on the ground. It is just the most horrific murder that we’ve ever seen by one of these police officers killing an unarmed Black person, much less, an unarmed Black woman, which makes it all the more reprehensible.” Baytown Police Department , Baytown police shooting , fatal police shooting , Juan Manuel Delacruz , Pamela Turner , Texas The family has sent me a picture of #PamelaTurner . Please share this instead of that mugshot. #BLMHOU #SayHerName pic.twitter.com/QtrJb1rUos— Ashton P. Woods (@AshtonPWoods) May 15, 2019Ben Crump, the civil rights attorney who was representing Turner’s family, was expected to discuss the findings of an independent autopsy during a press conference Wednesday afternoon in Houston alongside other attorneys as well as Turner’s sister, Antoinette Dorsey-James, and her children, Chelsie Rubin and Cameron January.The website of the Harris County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed last week that the “manner of death” for Turner was “homicide.” The primary cause of death was listed as “multiple gunshot wounds.” However, Delacruz has remained gainfully employed by the Baytown Police Department more than a week after the “homicide” that police said he happened when approached her in an apartment complex parking lot because she had outstanding warrants. Crump said last week that was a lie.“The police sought to criminalized [sic] this unarmed #blackwoman who the police officer executed her at 10:40pm on May 13, 2019 in Baytown, Texas, a suburb of Houston, Texas,” Crump tweeted last Thursday morning before Delacruz’s identity had been confirmed. “The Baytown Police Department are lying on #pamelaturner when they say she had outstanding warrants.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisMoreShare to EmailEmailEmail Unpacking Mayor Pete’s ‘Douglass Plan’ For Black America
When one imagines the “Wild West” of the 19th century, it is probably the stereotypical imagery of “Cowboys and Indians”. And those cowboys in your head are likely white. But African-American cowboys of the 19th century actually accounted for about one quarter, or 25 percent of workers in the cattle industry between the 1860s and 1880s. According to SmithsonianMag the term “cowboy” is believed to have been a pejorative referring to black workers, while white workers were called “cow hands.” Over time, however, all ranch workers became known as cowboys.Before slavery was abolished, enslaved black ranch hands would have been provided with a relatively high level of freedom compared to other slaves, as they were issued with weapons and left alone with their horses and cattle charges for long periods of time.A cowboy, c. 1887, wearing shotgun style chaps.At the end of the American Civil War, slaves that had been freed were still not allowed to own land in some states, so many headed westward. They continued to work as ranch hands, often for the same wages as their white coworkers, which was unusual for the time.Some even stayed with their former masters as employees. According to historian William Loren Katz, being a cowboy immediately after the civil war was one of the few jobs open to men of color who did not want to work as elevator operators, delivery boys and the like.Willie M. “Bill” Pickett c.1902.Cowboys of all walks of life were in great demand when ranchers started to sell their cattle to the northern states, where beef prices were much higher than in the south. Off the trail, however, black cowboys were still barred from certain hotels or eating establishments, while their crewmates were not.But while African-Americans in much of the United States were still experiencing high degrees of discrimination (a legacy which continues today), life among cowboys themselves was much more egalitarian. Whether black or white, they shared sleeping quarters, if they weren’t all sleeping under the stars, and even blankets.Bill Pickett -“The bull dogger”One of the better-known African-American rodeo cowboys was Bill Pickett. In the 5th grade he left school to become a ranch hand and while working with longhorn cattle, invented the technique of “bulldogging.” Pickett would jump from his horse and literally grab the bull (or cow) by the horns, wrestling it to the ground.With his 4 brothers, Pickett later established the Pickett Brothers Bronco Busters and Rough Riders Association. He then joined the 101 Ranch Wild West Show in 1905, and performed under the pseudonym “The Dusky Demon.” However, his African-American heritage sometimes meant he could not appear in many rodeos, and so he would claim to be of Comanche descent instead.Nat LoveNat Love, an African-American cowboy born into slavery near Nashville, Tennessee, wrote an autobiography of his life on the frontier in 1907.In his memoir, he recalls the great friendship of his fellow ranch hands with much respect and admiration: “A braver, truer set of men never lived than these wild sons of the plain whose home was in the saddle and their couch, mother earth, with the sky for a covering. They were always ready to share their blanket and their last ration with a less fortunate fellow companion and always assisted each other in the many trying situations that were continually coming up in a cowboy’s life.”Bass Reeves.Similarly, Bass Reeves was born a slave in Arkansas in 1838. He later became the first black deputy U.S. Marshall west of the Mississippi River. He is credited with more than 300 arrests, and shot and killed 14 outlaws in self-defense. He often disguised himself to fool lawbreakers, and some believe that he may have been the inspiration behind the fictional character, the Lone Ranger.When practical transportation lines, like rail, came into existence, the need for migrant cattle ranching came to an end, and the zenith of the cowboy with it. Some continued in the new rodeo shows that were becoming popular, including Nat Love, who became known on the Rodeo circuit as “Deadwood Dick.”Edward L. Wheeler. Deadwood Dick, the Prince of the Road; or, The Black Rider of the Black Hills, 1877.Cowboys are still employed today, although not in as great a number as in the 19th century. Cleo Hearn has been a professional cowboy since 1959, and in 1970 became the first African-American cowboy to win a calf-roping competition at a major rodeo.Read another story from us: Cowgirls: The ranchers, pioneers & later rodeo stars, who rode the WestHe has also played a cowboy on TV, in movies, and was the first African-American to portray the Marlboro Man, not to mention he was first to go to college on a rodeo scholarship. Today, he runs his own rodeo group: Cowboys of Color Association, where the settling of the west is portrayed as including a variety of cultures, a fitting legacy for an unexpectedly diverse part of U.S. history.Patricia Grimshaw is a self-professed museum nerd, with an equal interest in both medieval and military history. She received a BA (Hons) from Queen’s University in Medieval History, and an MA in War Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada, and completed a Master of Museum Studies at the University of Toronto before beginning her museum career.
The New York suit was brought by Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; the District of Columbia; Hawaii; Chicago, Cook County and the state of Illinois; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Nevada; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City and state; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; Vermont; Virginia; and Wisconsin.A spokesman for federal government lawyers declined to comment on the lawsuit.The city of San Francisco sued over the regulation on May 2, hours after President Donald Trump announced it during a White House Rose Garden speech marking the National Day of Prayer.New York Attorney General Letitia James said the new lawsuit is meant to stop the federal government from “giving health care providers free license to openly discriminate and refuse care to patients.” Advertising Chandrayaan-2 gets new launch date days after being called off Supreme Court notice to Centre on petition seeking to decriminalise abortion Related News A Manhattan federal court lawsuit asked a judge to declare the rule unconstitutional and say it was passed in an arbitrary and capricious manner. In a separate lawsuit in San Francisco federal court, California sued as well, saying there was no evidence that the impact on patients was considered.The California lawsuit said the rule issued by the Department of Health and Human Services creates a broad exemption for any individual, entity or provider to deny patients basic health care, even in emergencies.“A provider can therefore deny service on the basis of a hunch or prejudice, without any supporting evidence, without notifying a supervisor of the denial of service, and without providing notice or alternative options and/or referrals to patients in need,” the lawsuit said. Advertising By AP |New York | Published: May 22, 2019 10:06:51 am Taking stock of monsoon rain She called it a “gross misinterpretation of religious freedom that will have devastating consequences on communities throughout the country.”According to the New York lawsuit, the rule drastically expands the number of health providers who can refuse to provide services, allowing everyone from ambulance drivers to receptionists and customer service representatives at insurance companies to cite the rule. Advertising P Rajagopal, Saravana Bhavan founder sentenced to life for murder, dies Ayodhya dispute: Mediation to continue till July 31, SC hearing likely from August 2 Appeals court puts Trump abortion restrictions on hold again Best Of Express More Explained Pro-choice supporters listen as Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) speaks after holding a roundtable discussion with abortion providers, health experts, pro-choice activists, and state legislators at the Georgia State House in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., May 16, 2019. (REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage)Two dozen states and municipalities sued the federal government Tuesday to stop a new rule that lets health care clinicians decline to provide abortions and other services that conflict with their moral or religious beliefs. The rule is scheduled to take effect in July. San Francisco had previously filed a similar action.The department has said the rule requires hospitals, universities, clinics and other entities that receive federal funding to certify compliance with some 25 federal laws protecting conscience and religious rights.Most laws pertain to medical procedures such as abortion, sterilization and assisted suicide.The department has previously said that past administrations haven’t done enough to protect such rights in the medical field. The lawsuit said the rule conflicts with various state laws requiring health care professionals to carry out certain actions even if they cannot comply with some health-care directives for reasons of conscience. Plea in Supreme Court: Abortion law violative of privacy Post Comment(s)
Trump spoke during the U.S. Memorial Day weekend, a federal holiday honoring Americans who have died while serving in the armed forces. “Backing ruthless dictators over our allies in the region?” tweeted U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, a Democratic presidential hopeful. “This does not show American strength: Still angling for a deal, Trump backs Kim Jong Un over Biden, Bolton and Japan.”Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, last week said North Korean missile tests had “no doubt” violated U.N. Security Council resolutions. On Monday, Trump alluded to Bolton and said he had a different view.‘DISGRACEFUL’“We’re going to have to retire the word ‘unprecedented’ during Trump’s presidency,” said Larry Sabato, presidential historian and director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics.“It’s becoming the new normal. And disgraceful, of course,” he wrote on Twitter. “Joe Biden was a disaster, his administration with President Obama, they were basically a disaster when it came to so many things, whether it was economy, whether it was military … no matter what it was, they had a lot of problems,” Trump said when asked about criticism that he was favoring Kim over the former vice president.“So, I’m not a fan.”A commentary by North Korea’s KCNA state media on Tuesday slammed Biden for “rhetoric slandering the supreme leadership of the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea).” Trump ‘walked the talk’ in pressuring Pak to end terrorism: Indian envoy to US Advertising Trump secures billion dollar deal to eradicate AIDS from US in a decade Best Of Express Taking stock of monsoon rain More Explained ‘They gave you Nobel for what?’ clueless Trump asks Yazidi activist Nadia Murad Chandrayaan-2 gets new launch date days after being called off P Rajagopal, Saravana Bhavan founder sentenced to life for murder, dies “Well, Kim Jong Un made a statement that Joe Biden is a low IQ individual. He probably is, based on his record. I think I agree with him on that,” Trump told a news conference in Tokyo.Trump’s comments on the world stage reinforced a tweet that he sent on Saturday with a similar message and drew renewed criticism of the president back home. North Korea’s state-run news agency issued a stinging attack last week on Biden, who has been critical of the isolated state.Trump has targeted Biden with increasing criticism as the former vice president rises in polls for the Democratic presidential nomination to challenge the Republican Trump in the November 2020 election campaign. The president often derides his political opponents, but his tweet on Sunday and his comments on Monday were notable because he issued them while abroad, a practice traditionally shunned in U.S. politics, and aligned himself with Kim, considered a brutal dictator by many. Advertising By Reuters |Tokyo | Updated: May 28, 2019 8:08:47 am Joe Biden and Donald Trump. (File Photo)US President Donald Trump on Monday publicly endorsed North Korea’s scathing personal attack on former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, dismissing criticism that he was siding with a foreign dictator over a fellow American. Related News Ayodhya dispute: Mediation to continue till July 31, SC hearing likely from August 2 One of Trump’s fellow Republicans, U.S. Representative Adam Kinzinger, called out the president on Sunday for “praising a dictator” and attacking Biden over the Memorial Day weekend.“It’s just plain wrong,” Kinzinger, a military veteran, said on Twitter.Biden’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee did not immediately respond to requests for comment.Pete Buttigieg, a Democratic candidate for president and Navy veteran, was also critical on Monday. “Kim Jong Un is a murderous dictator and Vice President Biden served this country honorably. It’s just one more example, though, of the way that this president tries to draw attention to himself by saying things that shock the conscience …”Trump has sought to build a strong relationship with the North Korean leader in the hope that North Korea would agree to denuclearize. Trump also knocked Biden and former President Barack Obama on Monday for their efforts to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. Trump pulled the United States out of a nuclear deal Iran sealed with Washington and other foreign powers. Advertising “What he uttered is just sophism of an imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being, let alone a politician,” the North Korean news agency said. Post Comment(s)
Advertising “We press on the hands of our heroic forces that will achieve victory with the will of its heroes against the gangs of Daesh,” said Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi using an Arabic acronym to refer to IS. “May God protect you and make you victorious.”IS once held large parts of Syria and Iraq where it declared a caliphate in 2014. The extremists lost in March the last territory they controlled in Syria. In undecided Congress, first open call for Priyanka: She should be party chief NRC deadline approaching, families stranded in Assam floods stay home By AP |Baghdad | Published: July 7, 2019 4:25:41 pm Advertising Post Comment(s) Although Iraq declared victory against IS in July 2017, the extremists have turned into an insurgency and have carried out deadly attacks in the country.The military said the operation that began at sunrise was being carried out by Iraqi troops and members of the Popular Mobilization Forces that largely consist of Iran-backed militias.It said the operation will last several days and was the first phase of the Will of Victory Operation securing the western province of Anbar and the central and northern regions of Salahuddin and Nineveh. Karnataka: SC to rule today, says Speaker’s powers need relook Although Iraq declared victory against IS in July 2017, the extremists have turned into an insurgency and have carried out deadly attacks in the country. (Representational Image/AP Photo)Iraq’s security and paramilitary forces began Sunday a military operation along the border with Syria aimed at clearing the area of Islamic State group militants, the military said in a statement. Top News