Navigation author – Nathaniel Bowditch http://nathanielbowditch.org/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 10:00:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://nathanielbowditch.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-27.png Navigation author – Nathaniel Bowditch http://nathanielbowditch.org/ 32 32 WhatsApp starts rolling out author’s message info feature for business accounts https://nathanielbowditch.org/whatsapp-starts-rolling-out-authors-message-info-feature-for-business-accounts/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 07:09:34 +0000 https://nathanielbowditch.org/whatsapp-starts-rolling-out-authors-message-info-feature-for-business-accounts/ WhatsApp has started rolling out a new beta pack with the release 2.22.13.9 which is testing the status discussion list feature. The rollout of the update took place through the Google Play beta program. Moreover, this program will mainly drive Android consumers. According to the latest information, with version 2.22.13.9, Whatsapp is working on status […]]]>

WhatsApp has started rolling out a new beta pack with the release 2.22.13.9 which is testing the status discussion list feature. The rollout of the update took place through the Google Play beta program. Moreover, this program will mainly drive Android consumers.

According to the latest information, with version 2.22.13.9, Whatsapp is working on status chat list feature. Currently, the feature is under development. However, the company will soon bring this trait in the next version of the application.

What are Status Updates – Discussion List?

Since April, WhatsApp has been sweating to implement finer optimizations to status updates. The company is trying to tie the feature to users’ chat box. As a result, users could open status updates directly from the chat list.

Meanwhile, it will instantly notify you who posted a status immediately from chats. However, one kind of downside we noticed is that users will not be able to disable the feature through settings.

Furthermore, the information also hints at the existence of the respective feature in the beta version of Desktop. Meanwhile, the feature has also appeared in the beta version of WhatsApp for iOS and the statuses will be available in the near future. Therefore, the time is not so far when Android users will find a new attribute in the app.

So far, we have spotted many unique features with each new update on WhatsApp. Likewise, the company is trying to develop a new feature that will come out of its coverage in the next upcoming updates. At this time, we have not gotten any confirmation regarding the release of this beta pack. But the company will soon bring it to beta users.

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Te Puke author Kinglsey Smith talks about 50,000 years of seafaring https://nathanielbowditch.org/te-puke-author-kinglsey-smith-talks-about-50000-years-of-seafaring/ Wed, 01 Jun 2022 21:00:00 +0000 https://nathanielbowditch.org/te-puke-author-kinglsey-smith-talks-about-50000-years-of-seafaring/ Kingsley Smith wrote Navigation: Kupe & Cook. Two of New Zealand’s “discoverers” are finishing a new hardcover book written by Kingsley Smith of Te Puke. In Navigation: Kupe & Cook, Kingsley examines the beginnings of ship travel when man migrated from Africa 50,000 years ago and arrived on the prehistoric continent of Sahul that would […]]]>

Kingsley Smith wrote Navigation: Kupe & Cook.

Two of New Zealand’s “discoverers” are finishing a new hardcover book written by Kingsley Smith of Te Puke.

In Navigation: Kupe & Cook, Kingsley examines the beginnings of ship travel when man migrated from Africa 50,000 years ago and arrived on the prehistoric continent of Sahul that would become mainland Australia, the east from Indonesia, New Guinea and Tasmania.

Kupe was the legendary Polynesian explorer and navigator who is considered by many to be the first human to discover Aotearoa in New Zealand. Kupe figures prominently in the mythology and oral history of some iwi.

The book ends with Cook’s voyages to the South Pacific where he was aided by the Polynesian master navigator Tupaia.

The seeds of Navigation: Kupe & Cook were sown when Kingsley was living in Whitianga. The original name of the town is Te Whitianga-Nui-a-Kupe, the crossing point of Kupe.

In 2012 the town center underwent an upgrade and Kingsley’s idea of ​​developing a navigation-based theme was adopted.

“There are streets named after Kupe and after Cook and his team – so I came up with a navigation theme for the town. I did some research and submitted it and they agreed. “

His interest piqued, Kingsley continued his research, eventually starting a blog he wrote until three years ago.

“I thought, ‘I’m interested in this and I need to do something different from what I’ve been doing for a long time because I was bored, so I started writing a book.’

He began to compare the navigation systems of early explorers and those of European explorers.

“So basically it’s European or Western against the people of Pacifika – I just dove into it.”

He says the Europeans were determined to find exactly where they were so they could get from that point to another specific point.

Early navigators used the stars to travel both east to west and north to south.

“The Polynesians weren’t too worried about it. They had to go somewhere close to where they were going – maybe 20-30 km – and then use a lot more local stuff to get to where they wanted to go. So the stars were a very broad guide.”

Locally, they used birds, changes in swell patterns that were charted in bar charts, changes in temperature, changes in water salinity, and floating algae to indicate proximity to land.

Kingsley says the book will appeal to anyone with an interest in the sea and thinks people in schools and libraries will be interested.

■ Kingsley will have a book signing at Te Puke Paper Plus on June 10 between noon and 1 p.m.

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Warrant issued to refugee author released on bail who allegedly flew without a boarding pass https://nathanielbowditch.org/warrant-issued-to-refugee-author-released-on-bail-who-allegedly-flew-without-a-boarding-pass/ Wed, 01 Jun 2022 17:00:00 +0000 https://nathanielbowditch.org/warrant-issued-to-refugee-author-released-on-bail-who-allegedly-flew-without-a-boarding-pass/ A JUDGE has ordered the arrest of a Ukrainian refugee perpetrator who allegedly ‘hounded’ passengers into boarding a flight at Dublin Airport without a boarding pass. Marina Hrabar failed to respond to bail by failing to appear for her scheduled appearance at Dublin District Court today. On Friday, Gardaí arrested Hrabar, 47, after an alert […]]]>

A JUDGE has ordered the arrest of a Ukrainian refugee perpetrator who allegedly ‘hounded’ passengers into boarding a flight at Dublin Airport without a boarding pass.

Marina Hrabar failed to respond to bail by failing to appear for her scheduled appearance at Dublin District Court today.

On Friday, Gardaí arrested Hrabar, 47, after an alert from Terminal 1 about Luxair flight LG4884 scheduled for 2 p.m. to Luxembourg.

Gardaí charged her with two offenses under the Navigation and Air Transport Act.

She is accused of knowingly causing a false alarm by boarding the plane without a boarding pass for the flight. The second charge relates to obstruction of an authorized officer.

She was released on bail by Dublin District Court on Saturday and was due to appear again today, but she failed to show up.

Judge Alan Mitchell granted Garda Emer Lawlor’s request to issue a warrant for his arrest.

Garda Lawlor told the court that Hrabar “has been called back many times over the past few days to be here today”.

Judge Mitchell suggested that Gardaí release the incriminating evidence to his lawyer Peter Keating, who said he could not oppose the Garda’s request for an arrest warrant.

During Saturday’s bail hearing, the court heard that Hrabar had come to Ireland as a refugee to escape the Russian bombardment of her hometown of Kharkiv.

She had been housed in the O’Connell Street area of ​​Dublin, but currently has no fixed address.

Garda Lawlor said the accused “did not respond” to the charges.

Describing the evidence, Garda Lawlor said Hrabar “came through the barriers without a boarding pass”.

Garda Lawlor alleged that she “knowingly followed passengers through the airport and onto a plane, and caused an alarm on the plane”.

Garda Lawlor alleged that the woman then “attempted to flee from an authorized officer”.

“I’m not guilty,” Hrabar said at the bail hearing.

In evidence, and speaking in English, she explained that she was educated, a writer and could represent herself.

She also claimed she had accommodation on O’Connell Street, supported by Trinity College.

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However, the court heard she was ‘evicted’ from there last week and has no fixed address.

The court granted legal aid and appointed a lawyer to represent her.

Mr Keating had argued that the absence of an address was an insufficient reason to deny bail. He offered that the woman could run for a Garda post in the town.

Hrabar had told the court that she was “under the protection of Ireland” and that the Irish had been generous with her.

She agreed with the lawyer that she would look for alternative accommodation to help her get welfare. She also pledged to have her phone working so that Gardaí could contact her.

Additionally, Hrabor agreed that she would respond to bail and appear in court on the next date.

Gardai was ordered to seize his passport.

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Nationally acclaimed author and pet expert Kristen Levine shares tips and new products for keeping pets happy on TipsOnTV https://nathanielbowditch.org/nationally-acclaimed-author-and-pet-expert-kristen-levine-shares-tips-and-new-products-for-keeping-pets-happy-on-tipsontv/ Tue, 31 May 2022 20:33:23 +0000 https://nathanielbowditch.org/nationally-acclaimed-author-and-pet-expert-kristen-levine-shares-tips-and-new-products-for-keeping-pets-happy-on-tipsontv/ Timely suggestions for your favorite pet ATLANTA – May 31, 2022 – (Newswire.com) As National Pet Month draws to a close, pet expert Kristen Levine shares timely information to help people and their pets improve their relationships. Here are some of the issues and trends affecting pets and their parents. FEEDING OUR PETS It is […]]]>

Timely suggestions for your favorite pet

ATLANTA – May 31, 2022 – (Newswire.com)

As National Pet Month draws to a close, pet expert Kristen Levine shares timely information to help people and their pets improve their relationships. Here are some of the issues and trends affecting pets and their parents.

FEEDING OUR PETS

It is so important to feed pets high quality food. That’s why Kristen recommends new ORIJEN AMAZING GRAINS™ dog food. It’s packed with animal protein and fortified with hand-selected fiber-rich grains to nourish dogs and support their digestive health. Filled with premium animal-derived ingredients, it provides dogs with the protein, vitamins and minerals they need to thrive. The first five ingredients are meat, poultry, or fish, which are inspired by your pet’s ancestral diet, which is how they were born to eat. Learn more about their high standards at orijenpetfoods.com.

CLEANING UP AFTER ANIMALS

Dogs and cats moult and often bring dirt into the house. To remedy this, choose the iRobot Roomba j7 PLUS Self-Emptying Robot Vacuum. Built with more pet features than any other robot, it’s designed to keep homes clean so you can spend more time loving furry friends, rather than cleaning up after them. Using Precision Vision Navigation, the j7 PLUS identifies certain floor obstacles and hazards, such as clothing, wires and perhaps most importantly, it’s the only robot guaranteed to identify and avoid solid animal waste. It empties even when it’s finished cleaning for up to 60 days at a time. For more information, visit www.irobot.com.

ANOTHER PET PROBLEM

One of the concerns is how to protect the interior of the house from occasional damage from pets. The SmartStrand Mat with All Pet ticks all the boxes for a pet-friendly home. It continues to be the best mat for pet owners. Made in part from plant-based ingredients, it features built-in permanent stain resistance with spill and soil protection and includes Mohawk’s All Pet Protection and Warranty, covering all pets. company, all accidents, all the time. It cleans up easily with just water, so don’t worry about having to use harsh cleaning chemicals. Everyone and every pet will appreciate the superior softness under foot or paw! For more information, visit www.mohawkflooring.com.

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Alert at Dublin airport after refugee perpetrator boarded plane without boarding pass https://nathanielbowditch.org/alert-at-dublin-airport-after-refugee-perpetrator-boarded-plane-without-boarding-pass/ Sat, 28 May 2022 17:38:00 +0000 https://nathanielbowditch.org/alert-at-dublin-airport-after-refugee-perpetrator-boarded-plane-without-boarding-pass/ A UKRAINIAN REFUGEE perpetrator ‘pruned’ passengers to board an outbound flight at Dublin Airport without a boarding pass, a court has heard. Gardaí arrested Marina Hrabar, 47, on Friday after receiving an alert from Terminal 1 about Luxair flight LG4884 scheduled for 2 p.m. to Luxembourg. She appeared before Judge Gerard Jones at Dublin District […]]]>

A UKRAINIAN REFUGEE perpetrator ‘pruned’ passengers to board an outbound flight at Dublin Airport without a boarding pass, a court has heard.

Gardaí arrested Marina Hrabar, 47, on Friday after receiving an alert from Terminal 1 about Luxair flight LG4884 scheduled for 2 p.m. to Luxembourg.

She appeared before Judge Gerard Jones at Dublin District Court on Saturday.

Ms Hrabar came to Ireland as a refugee to escape Russian bombardment of her home town of Kharkiv, Judge Jones heard.

She had been housed in the O’Connell Street area of ​​Dublin, but currently has no fixed address.

Gardaí charged her with two offenses under the Navigation and Air Transport Act.

She is accused of knowingly causing a false alarm by boarding the plane without a boarding pass for the flight.

The second charge relates to obstruction of an authorized officer during the same incident.

Garda Emer Lawlor told Judge Jones the defendant “did not respond” to the charges.

Describing the evidence, Garda Lawlor said Ms Hrabar ‘came through the barriers without a boarding pass’.

Garda Lawlor alleged that she “knowingly followed passengers through the airport and onto a plane, and caused an alarm on the plane”.

Garda Lawlor told the court that the woman then “attempted to flee from an authorized officer”.

“I’m not guilty,” Ms Hrabar said at the bail hearing.

In evidence, and speaking in English, she explained that she was educated, a writer and could represent herself.

She also claimed she had secured accommodation on O’Connell Street, supported by Trinity College.

The Garda said the woman was ‘evicted’ from her accommodation in Dublin five or six days ago and now has no fixed abode.

The judge appointed attorney Peter Keating to represent her under legal aid.

Following consultation, he argued that the absence of an address was not sufficient reason to deny bail.

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He offered that the woman could report to a Garda station in the town.

He said she may have struggled to understand the bail process due to the language barrier.

Ms Hrabar told the court she was “under the protection of Ireland” and that the Irish had been generous with her.

She agreed with the lawyer that she would look for alternative accommodation to help her get welfare.

She also pledged to have her phone working so that gardaí could contact her.

In addition, Ms. Hrabor has agreed to answer for her bond and appear in court on the next date.

Judge Jones noted that the ‘prominent author’ intended to remain in Dublin and he ordered gardaí to seize his passport.

Freeing her on bail, he ordered her to return to court on June 1 and for an interpreter to assist her at the next hearing.

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This weekend: historian, WWII wasp expert, author and pilot, Katherine Landdeck is about to show up at the Lone Star Flight Museum for a talk and book signing. https://nathanielbowditch.org/this-weekend-historian-wwii-wasp-expert-author-and-pilot-katherine-landdeck-is-about-to-show-up-at-the-lone-star-flight-museum-for-a-talk-and-book-signing/ Thu, 19 May 2022 12:17:00 +0000 https://nathanielbowditch.org/this-weekend-historian-wwii-wasp-expert-author-and-pilot-katherine-landdeck-is-about-to-show-up-at-the-lone-star-flight-museum-for-a-talk-and-book-signing/ HOUSTON, Texas (May 15, 2022) – The Lone Star Flight Museum will welcome Katherine Landdeck to the museum on Saturday May 21 to give a talk and participate in a book signing, promoting his acclaimed book, women with silver wings, now available in a variety of bookstores and online. women with silver wings is the […]]]>

HOUSTON, Texas (May 15, 2022) – The Lone Star Flight Museum will welcome Katherine Landdeck to the museum on Saturday May 21 to give a talk and participate in a book signing, promoting his acclaimed book, women with silver wings, now available in a variety of bookstores and online.

women with silver wings is the inspiring true story of the Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs) of World War II. The book follows the WASPs from the golden age of aviation in the 1930s, through the war years, and into their post-war lives. Landdeck features the women who flew the fastest planes of WWII, cheers them on as they fight not to be forgotten, and shares their stories to inspire others.

WHO: Katherine Landdeck, author, historian and WASP expert

WHAT: Landdeck will give a talk on the book with questions and answers, followed by a signing session. Books are available for purchase in the museum shop.

The talk and book signing are included with a general admission ticket. Museum members are free.

WHEN: Saturday, May 21, 2022

11:00 a.m. Presentation of the book and questions and answers

11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Meeting and dedication

WHERE: The Lone Star Aviation Museum

11551 Aerospace Avenue

Houston, Texas 77034

346-708-2517

About LSFM:

Programs and events, plus more than two dozen aircraft, flight simulators, the Flight Academy exhibit, the Heritage Gallery and the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame are all included with a general admission ticket and free for members of the museum. Our mission is to celebrate flight and accomplishments in Texas aviation history and to educate and engage our youth through science, technology, engineering and math. Located 20 minutes from downtown Houston, LSFM is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. General admission $5 on Thursdays. Meet online at LONESTARFLIGHT.ORG or our FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM for program and event details.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND REVIEWS

About the Author

Katherine Sharp Landdeck is an associate professor of history at Texas Woman’s University, the home of the WASP archives. Guggenheim Fellow at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and a graduate of the University of Tennessee, where she was a Normandy Fellow and earned her Ph.D. in American History, Landdeck has received numerous awards for her work on the WASP and has appeared as an expert on NPR morning edition, PBS and the History Channel. His work has been published in The Washington Post, Atlanticand Weather, as well as in numerous academic and aeronautical publications. Landdeck is a licensed pilot who flies whenever she can.

COMMENTS

“A must-read for those interested in the history of women and WWII.”

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“A compelling story that puts forgotten heroes back in the spotlight.”

—KIRKUS REVIEWS

“This colorful story soars.”

WEEKLY EDITORS

“Beautifully written and painstakingly researched, The Women with Silver Wings is an unforgettable portrait of these fearless, groundbreaking women and their long fight for justice.”

— GOOD READS

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Author’s plagiarism essay removed after more plagiarism discovered https://nathanielbowditch.org/authors-plagiarism-essay-removed-after-more-plagiarism-discovered/ Mon, 09 May 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://nathanielbowditch.org/authors-plagiarism-essay-removed-after-more-plagiarism-discovered/ NEW YORK (AP) — An online essay by an author explaining why she used plagiarized material in a novel released earlier this… NEW YORK (AP) — An author’s online essay about why she used plagiarized material in a novel released earlier this year has itself been removed after publishers discovered she had again recovered material. […]]]>

NEW YORK (AP) — An online essay by an author explaining why she used plagiarized material in a novel released earlier this…

NEW YORK (AP) — An author’s online essay about why she used plagiarized material in a novel released earlier this year has itself been removed after publishers discovered she had again recovered material.

“I plagiarized parts of my first novel by Jumi Bello. Here’s why” briefly appeared on https://lithub.com on Monday. Bello’s debut novel, “The Leaving,” was slated for release in July, but was canceled in February by Riverhead Books.

“Earlier this morning, Lit Hub published a very personal essay by Jumi Bello about her experience writing a first novel, her struggles with serious mental illness, the pressures a young writer can feel to publish, and her own acts of plagiarism”, the publication announced. “Due to inconsistencies in the story and, most importantly, another incident of plagiarism in the published article, we have decided to withdraw the essay.”

Lit Hub editor Jonny Diamond said on Monday that the plagiarized material related to passages about the history of plagiarism; several commenters on social media had found similarities between Bello’s writing and the work of various previous sources. Bello did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

In her essay, Bello talks about her determination to finish her novel, about a young black woman who becomes pregnant. She remembers wanting to add “literary descriptions” of pregnancy, which she had not experienced, and looking for outside material.

“I tell myself that I am only borrowing and changing the language. I tell myself that I will rewrite these parts later during the editorial phase. I will make this story mine again,” she wrote.

“I would have said anything to myself at that time. I fell asleep at 8 a.m. because of my tense nerves and woke up at midnight. I stay up all night, writing as the days go by. I just want to push through, to a place where I can sleep again. Thinking back to that moment, I ignored my instincts. I ignored the voice inside that said softly, this is wrong. bad bad.

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Jay Vinson, Atlanta-based entrepreneur and author of Stepping into Greatness, is changing the lives of young adults with his coaching | Paid content | Cincinnati https://nathanielbowditch.org/jay-vinson-atlanta-based-entrepreneur-and-author-of-stepping-into-greatness-is-changing-the-lives-of-young-adults-with-his-coaching-paid-content-cincinnati/ Wed, 04 May 2022 21:13:53 +0000 https://nathanielbowditch.org/jay-vinson-atlanta-based-entrepreneur-and-author-of-stepping-into-greatness-is-changing-the-lives-of-young-adults-with-his-coaching-paid-content-cincinnati/ Click to enlarge People may have heard of a “productive” use of their time, but the catch is that only a handful of them have yet been able to reach that milestone. Most of the time, effective compartmentalization does not work. That’s because focusing on one goal can be difficult – life is a constant […]]]>
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People may have heard of a “productive” use of their time, but the catch is that only a handful of them have yet been able to reach that milestone. Most of the time, effective compartmentalization does not work. That’s because focusing on one goal can be difficult – life is a constant loop that waits for no one. Therefore, prioritizing luxury or procrastinating a bit seem like more viable options. However, Jay Vinson challenges stereotypes, forges his own identity and shows the world that indeed “where there is a will, there is strength!”

The man behind the curtain:

Jay Vinson may be a business owner, but deep down, like most people in the world, he’s afraid of being left alone. He wants to empower his students, make them accept their weaknesses and flaws rather than running away from them, and give them purpose.

The norm today is to study, find a job and work. It may seem fascinating at first, but it is nothing less than a monotonous and, at times, even stressful task. This is where Jay next steps in to keep his students’ spirits up, motivate them, and make them realize that even if life doesn’t always end as planned, it will lead them on a better road.

Dwelling on rejection is a BIG NO!

Jay owns a business. So, when it doesn’t work very well or the customer’s response is not as expected, he feels sad and unmotivated. However, it was him in the past.

The future new him is a more refined and mature version that understands that fear is not an object; instead, the mind creates it based on a bad situation, and with effort one can overcome it.

If his client’s sales are low, he usually works, prays to God, and keeps faith that others will likely invest in his business and buy his services. The key here is to be patient and let things happen as they are. There are no shortcuts to success, and he wants budding young business enthusiasts to understand this stark reality.

His Coaching relieves the struggles of others who are suffering:

The most liberated Jay has ever felt is when he is bombarded with feedback from the people he helps, who have nothing but praise to offer him.

He wants people with addiction to realize that they are not alone – everyone has a certain test they must go through in life, but those who emerge victorious are those who accept it and work through it. Life is like a puzzle, where sometimes one will stumble and on others climb higher than ever.

It all ultimately comes down to the level of commitment and their desire to improve. Fitness, diet, a positive mindset and an unwavering drive to improve are the first steps that pave the way to a successful life.

“Addiction is common, and you have nothing to be ashamed of. The fact that you are trying to get better is what matters.” – Jay Vinson.

It all starts with the first step:

Jay’s book “Stepping into Greatness” is full of motivation: Stepping into Greatness will take you on a 50 day journey to euphoria! That’s right. Stop living a ho-hum existence when the thrill of living hoo-ray is possible! Each of these daily devotions is filled with powerful affirmations that will speak to your heart and mind. Read and meditate on these thoughts daily, weekly, or at a pace that suits you. It’s time to step into the greatness that is already inside of you. A victorious life awaits you.

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About Jay Vinson

Jay Vinson is from Montgomery, Alabama. He is the Senior Pastor of True Life Church, Tuskegee and is a Certified Spiritual Life, Health and Wellness Coach, CEO of JJV Enterprises-JJV Vinson Corp and Founder of Jay Vinson Ministries Inc. Jay enjoys spending time with his family, playing and watching sports, travelling, but above all, mentoring and helping young people. Connect with Pastor Vinson at www.jayvinson.org.

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Images of racist violence traumatize black children, author says | Claudia Rankine https://nathanielbowditch.org/images-of-racist-violence-traumatize-black-children-author-says-claudia-rankine/ Tue, 03 May 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://nathanielbowditch.org/images-of-racist-violence-traumatize-black-children-author-says-claudia-rankine/ Images of violent racist incidents such as the murder of George Floyd traumatize black children, according to author Claudia Rankine, who believes this may be one of the factors contributing to an increase in child suicide in black communities in the United States. United States. The poet, playwright, essayist and scholar said the frequency and […]]]>

Images of violent racist incidents such as the murder of George Floyd traumatize black children, according to author Claudia Rankine, who believes this may be one of the factors contributing to an increase in child suicide in black communities in the United States. United States.

The poet, playwright, essayist and scholar said the frequency and availability of such images has not made black people feel safer and instead has a negative effect on the mental health of young people.

Rankine said there was now a “generation of children” in the United States who were “terrified” and “felt they had no options” in a world where they are criminalized “from the moment where they are children.

She added, “When you start to take into account the fact that suicide rates among black children, especially black boys, are increasing, you understand that they are traumatized by the information that comes to them.”

Claudia Rankine received the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. Photography: MacArthur Foundation

A recent New Yorker article cited research that found racial discrimination can exacerbate mental health problems, while having to deal with things like body scanners at school and violent racist images on the internet means that at “an increasingly young age, [black children] begin to wonder if life is worth living.

In the United States, as in the United Kingdom, the pandemic has triggered warnings about increasing mental health problems in children, which were already a problem before March 2020. A 2018 American study revealed the suicide rate among black children, ages five and 12, was double its white peers.

Rankine’s latest piece, The White Card, directly addresses the use of traumatic imagery by exploring the white liberal racism of a family of art collectors and its impact on a black artist during the Trump era.

Its European debut comes in Newcastle-upon-Tyne at the Northern Stage ahead of its UK tour, and when first published and staged in 2019 it was described as “subtly dramatizing the full spectrum of racism, microaggression to watch to death. as a spectacle.

Northern Stage artistic director Natalie Ibu said the piece would be relevant to a UK audience due to heightened interest in anti-racism following the Black Lives Matter protest movement and news stories such as the Child Q case. .

Ibu said: “If you live in a country where a black teenage girl can get stripped at school by the police and no one bats an eyelid, then we are a country that needs to have a conversation about race, racism and gender. whiteness.”

Natalie Ibu, artistic director of Northern Stage, says the UK needs to have a conversation about race.
Natalie Ibu, artistic director of Northern Stage, says the UK needs to have a conversation about race. Photography: Christopher Owens

The carte blanche was inspired by a conversation Rankine had with an audience member, who asked him the question, “What can I do for you?” How can I help you?” during a question-and-answer session.

When Rankine told the man he needed to ask what he could do to change himself, he became hostile, leading her to write a play about white liberal prejudice and “put it in the theater in real white bodies so they know I’m talking to them”.

Rankine thinks culture can play a vital role in reshaping the way people think about race. She said she loved Steve McQueen’s Small Ax series because the five films questioned the racism black people in Britain faced in the 60s, 70s and 80s, and showed how it wasn’t all that different from United States.

She said: “I think these films are about how the same issues that black people have to negotiate here in the US have a long history in Britain. This is what it looks like, in case you haven’t noticed.

Her writing has also been credited with popularizing concepts such as “microaggressions” and following the success of her book Citizen: An American Lyric, she received the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry and a “Genius” Fellowship. MacArthur 2016.

She says one of the biggest problems in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement is convincing white people that they need to take on white supremacy personally. “How do you get white people to understand that they really believe they’re better than anybody else?” ” she asks.

“It’s not something they were born with, it’s something the culture made them believe.”

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Author Rick Martinez talks about traveling 20,000 miles across Mexico to call home https://nathanielbowditch.org/author-rick-martinez-talks-about-traveling-20000-miles-across-mexico-to-call-home/ Tue, 03 May 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://nathanielbowditch.org/author-rick-martinez-talks-about-traveling-20000-miles-across-mexico-to-call-home/ My memories with my grandmother revolve around food. I still remember the smell of pinto beans simmering in his kitchen, where I spent every Sunday night as a kid. What looked like several hundred warm homemade flour tortillas, each perfectly round, was still stacked towards the ceiling. Amid the smell of stewed pork, dried chili […]]]>

My memories with my grandmother revolve around food. I still remember the smell of pinto beans simmering in his kitchen, where I spent every Sunday night as a kid. What looked like several hundred warm homemade flour tortillas, each perfectly round, was still stacked towards the ceiling. Amid the smell of stewed pork, dried chili peppers, and cumin, she greeted me by grabbing my cheek, hugging me, and kissing me. It was home, and it was my family’s food.

I had traveled through Mexico for seven months – and nearly 17,000 miles – before tasting what my grandmother used to cook.

Then I stopped for lunch at market in Santiago, just outside Monterrey, and ordered a red pork guiso (stew). It came with beans and rice and harina (flour) tortillas. When the plate landed in front of me, I had an instant flashback to my grandmother’s table – what was sitting in front of me looked exactly like the food she was cooking. The pinto beans were mashed with rich, juicy pork fat. The flour tortillas were thick, perfect for soaking up the red stew. I took a bite, cried and sat there, barely able to finish eating. I called my dad and cried.

I had found a connection through food.

Maíz being ground into masa in Janitzio, Michoacán

Rene Fuller

A street view in Capula, Michoacán

Rene Fuller

But the thing was, the people of Monterrey weren’t like me. They were very similar to my father’s side of the family: the Martínezes are fair-skinned and lighter-haired than my mother’s side, the Castruitas. I have more of my maternal grandfather’s traits – darker hair, darker skin, darker eyes, sharper features on my face, more not anymore (brown). I had found a piece of the puzzle in Monterrey, but there were still pieces missing.

That changed a few days later when I drove to Saltillo, Coahuila, about an hour southwest of Monterrey. I parked and walked the cobbled streets of Spanish Colonial squares, finally sitting on a bench and watching a family play in front of me. There was a little girl about three years old, wearing a little white dress and black Mary Jane shoes, who was dancing between her parents. She turned to me and my heart sank: she looked exactly like a picture of my mother when she was the same age. I sat there, frozen, tears in my eyes at the striking resemblance. I then walked through the mercado – and everyone I saw looked familiar. It was like being at a wedding and bumping into relatives I hadn’t seen in years; I didn’t remember their names, but I knew their faces.

That might have been enough to get home. I had rediscovered the flavors of my childhood and I had found people who looked like me. However, it still lacked the sense of personal belonging that I expected – that I desperately wanted. I hadn’t found a place that seemed to be mine; I had not found my place in Mexico.

Just when I was getting closer to finding what I had come looking for, the world turned upside down. In March 2020, when the pandemic hit the United States and Mexico hard, I was in the middle of the desert in Coahuila. When I realized we were going into lockdown, I drove eight hours to the first major city in the open Pacific, Mazatlán. I better wait outside.

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