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The 60-year journey of the ashes of Alain Locke, father of the Harlem Renaissance PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Frances Stead Sellers, Washington Post   
Saturday, 13 September 2014

Look what Ive got!

Black, gay and short, Locke hardly fit the stereotype of the strapping Rhodes scholar...

Joellen ElBashir is standing, smiling, in front of filing cabinets with two long, low drawers agape. On a counter, she has laid out her finds: typewritten documents and a stained brown paper bag bearing a few faint lines of handwriting. Its not the first time ElBashir, curator of Howard Universitys Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, has seen the bag. But every time she sees it, shes struck.

If Alain Locke had known, he ...

The container that held Lockes ashes for almost 60 years. It was kept in a paper bag. (Astrid Riecken/For The Washington Post)

ElBashir chuckles and shakes her head, but its clear what she means: If Locke had known his cremated remains had been inside that grubby paper bag, hed be rolling in his grave.

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A Journey to Haifa Trailer PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Nawruz Paguidopon, Vimeo   
Wednesday, 27 August 2014

A Journey to Haifa Trailer from Nawruz Paguidopon on Vimeo.

 
Wikipedias edit wars and the 8 religious pages people cant stop editing PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Religious News Service   
Tuesday, 19 August 2014

He will occasionally edit pages on other religions, such as Islam or Bahai, or general articles on Christianity.

When he was a student at Brigham Young University three years ago, Anthony Willey came across a Wikipedia page on Mormons. What he read filled him with frustration.

The article focused on polygamy, which seemed odd since Mormons officially outlawed the practice in 1890. It didnt say what Mormons believe or what made them unique, Willey said. I had the thought, Whos editing this stuff? and that got me hooked.

Since editing that page and adding 50 percent to the content, Willey has made more than 8,000 edits to the editable online encyclopedia, mostly on articles related to Mormonism. His top edited pages include entries on Joseph Smith, Mormons, Mormonism, and Black people and Mormonism.

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A New Religion - America Puzzled by a Strange Faith PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mataura Ensign , Issue 1569, 23 November 1905, Page 4. Papers Past   
Monday, 11 August 2014

Having brought the Bible up-to-date, America has "unearth a Messiah," or "Prophet," and his cult, under the name of Bahai Revelation," is spreading from New York and Boston to Chicago, and thence to the Pacific slope.

The whole of this strange new religion is wrapped in mystery, writes a New York correspondent.

The temple in 58th street, to which I gained admittance, was like a little concert hall, with daylight blocked out and electric lights most cunningly arranged. The mystic password was Allah-U-Abha!" Crowds entered, chiefiv ladies. Everybody was introduced to everybody else"Sister True, of Chicago," to "Miss Blossom, of Boston" and then "Brother" Hoare caused a lectern to revolve and rise, and gave out what sounded like a Surah of the Koran. We responded devoutly, "Allah-U-Abha!" whereupon it was announced that Brother McNutt would address the meeting. This gentleman, an Americankeen, welldressed, and alertdiscoursed on his travels in Syria to find the "Prophet," who has his headquarters there, and told us of his arguments by starlight with Hindu Swamis and Moslem pillars of Islam from Morocco to Baghdad.

There was no collection, and no one was amazed to find that the basic religion simply rested on the formula of Mahommedanism: "There is no god but God, and Bahai'Ullah is his prophet."

Briefly, the idea is that all the religions on earth are, as it were, so many trees of divergent kind and many species while the "Bahai Revelation" is the parent soil from which they all spring. The cult aims at uniting Jews and Moslems, Christians and Buddhists, Taoists and Hindus and Confucians, all in one fold, wherein all faiths will "consort in love and fragrance."

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