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From: Entrances DelphiPlus Member Icon2/18/19 10:34 PM 
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It's now February 2019, a little more than one year since this archive was created. A writer colleague who is originally a UK citizen shared a question: "Who was the first person of color to be knighted by a British monarch?" Geoff amended the Quora question with an additional investigational request.

Well, I'm into research. There were two responses that could be considered responsive. The first related to Sir William Conrad Reeves via Wikipedia. However, that may not be responsive to the question.

The second item discovered related to not people of color generally but specifically Africans.

What about the first knighted in the 17th Century? If you have additional information, please do share it.

 
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From: Entrances DelphiPlus Member Icon2/18/19 10:45 PM 
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This weekend, Cat Zultner shared a wonderful nugget about Ruby Brown, who in the 1950s became one of the first Black women to manage a no-kill animal care shelter. More about The National Humane Education Society can be found on their Facebook page.

 

 
From: Entrances DelphiPlus Member IconOct-27 2:18 AM 
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Showing how Blues has integrating qualities, pay close attention to the collaboration between Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton. Pay especially close attention to Marsalis' post performance statement at the YouTube rendition of Play the Blues 6/6

 

 
From: Entrances DelphiPlus Member IconNov-1 2:01 PM 
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This 2018 celebration of Black History Month took a long and pervasive review of some of the things that created the Black experience in America from its beginnings to the present. Some of the less attractive parts of our history were included. The more important aspects were the accomplishments and victories.

Still, the triumphs were because "in spite of" the racial identity stamped on a certain class of people those victories occurred. What if those limitations (and ethnic assaults) were not part of the experience? What if the growing resentments of those cultural issues were not a part of the environment? The Black Experience in Japan examines why Blacks who have immigrated to Asia are finding a new home that offers freedom of being and expression as well as safety. That immigration carries a huge responsibility - giving back to not only their current environment but also to their homeland.

Perhaps we should take to heart some of the messages from the interviewees in order to "refresh" our American Black experience.

 

 
From: Entrances DelphiPlus Member IconNov-9 7:38 PM 
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Why has there been such lack of inclusion and appreciation of the Black race compared with all the other ethnicities? According to a recent episode of Black in Asia cited several reasons why there is greater acceptance of Blacks in that continent. It primarily boiled down to the fact that there was no slavery of Blacks there. Thus, there is no predisposition with regard to assumption of inferiority.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was interviewed in 1963 with regard to this matter. His response came down to it's a matter of the color of the skin as well as no other race entered this country with the burden of slavery as part of its identity.

So if it were possible, all we have to do is strip away the mantle of slavery and everyone would be on the same footing as far as acceptance, liberties, and the rest.

 

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