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Messenger: Empress lioness 9 Sent: 3/9/2019 1:34:08 PM

Blessings, Idren
This essay was forwarded to InI by A Rasta who has taught InI a few things. InI thinks it might be a welcomed read to some ones here. If nothing else, it's a subject discussed rarely and worthy of more reads.


Jah bless

(just copy and paste link in search bar)

Messenger: Nesta1 Sent: 3/9/2019 11:31:01 PM

I read it and there's some definitely interesting information there. Unfortunately the writing style is fragmented and lacks cohesiveness. A good editing job would improve its readability. Nevertheless, you are correct that there are some things covered that are rarely mentioned elsewhere so it's worth the read through. Thanks for posting it, Empress.

Messenger: Empress lioness 9 Sent: 3/10/2019 12:47:21 AM

Bless, Nesta

My pleasure.

InI think perhaps the sheer amount of info covered in an essay format might have had the writer struggling a bit, but overall she did a fine work.
Especially since her work is freely available.

All praises to Jah

Messenger: GARVEYS AFRICA Sent: 3/10/2019 12:57:14 AM

In 1930 the Duke of Gloucester undertook one of the most interesting duties he had been called upon to execute up to this date. The occasion was the Coronation of His Majesty Ras Tafari the King of Kings and Lord of Lords the conquering Lion of Judah, the Elect of God and the Light of the world.

The Duke was to represent his father The Anglo-Saxon King. The Duke handed to His Majesty Rastafari the King of Kings and Lord of lords a Scepter of solid gold twenty seven inches long, which had been taken from the hands of Ethiopia some thousand years ago.

The Duke fell down on bending knees before His Majesty Ras Tafari the King of Kings and Lord of Lords and spoke in a loud voice and said,

 "Master, Master my father has sent me to represent him Sir. He is unable to come and he said that he will serve you to the end Master." See Psalm 72: 9 to 11 verses; also see Gen. 49 chap. 10 verse.

On one side of the Scepter was inscribed Ethiopia shall make her hands reach unto God, and on the other side the King of Kings of Ethiopia,  the top of the shaft was finished with a seal and above was a clen cross in which a single carbuncle was set. The Scepter was a magnificent piece of workmanship and had been designed from an historic piece in which the special ceremonies of His Royal Highness of Ethiopia, Earth's Rightful Ruler. The Duke also handed to Queen Omega the Empress of Ethiopia a Scepter of gold and ivory. The shaft is in the form of a spray of lilies and at the top a spray of lilies in bloom.

All shall bow before the King.

Ones cannot imagine the impact this....and an image of Queen Elizabeth bowing before His Majesty had on black people of the Diaspora. Many saw the British Royalty (fresh from plantation) as a form of divinity in theirself and here they are acknowledging and bowing to Black Supremacy....


What A turn of tide and change of weather

Messenger: Empress lioness 9 Sent: 3/10/2019 1:56:57 AM

Bless, Garvey Africa
The-I has chosen a most perfect piece to paste here.
Haile Selassie I

Messenger: GARVEYS AFRICA Sent: 3/14/2019 3:12:25 AM

Reparations Thought

News > UK > Home NewsThe stately homes built on the back of slaves

Some of our most prized estates were bought with compensation paid to former slave owners after abolition

Sanchez ManningSunday 3 March 2013 01:00 

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The Independent

Blairquhan Castle ( )

Some of Britain's most illustrious stately homes were built or bought with money reaped from slavery, it can be revealed. More than 100 country houses and estates across the country benefited from the millions of pounds given in compensation to slave owners in the 19th century.

The IoS revealed last week that when slave ownership was abolished by Britain in 1833 the government paid out a total of £;20m – the equivalent of £;16.5bn today – to compensate thousands of wealthy families for their loss of "property".

Now historical records have been released showing that many of those who received the windfalls ploughed at least some of the cash into buying, building or refurbishing some of the greatest properties in the British countryside.

A number of the homes have since been lost to the ravages of time or destroyed in one of the world wars. But many are still standing and have either been taken over by the National Trust or remain in private ownership.

Among the homes linked to the slave compensation payouts is Blairquhan Castle in Ayrshire, Scotland, which was used as a substitute location for Balmoral Castle in the Oscar-winning film The Queen.

Others include West Wycombe Park in Buckinghamshire, where scenes from Downton Abbey have been shot, and Rookery Hall in Cheshire, the venue where David and Victoria Beckham sealed their engagement in 1997.

But, according to Nick Draper, an academic from University College London, the financial benefits channelled to country piles through slavery compensation varied widely.

Dr Draper, who helped to compile an internet database of the compensation records, which was launched last Wednesday, added: "It's important to differ- entiate between the kind of connections that existed between slavery and the British country house.

"Some of the country houses clearly are built by the proceeds of slavery in a very direct way. Others are occupied by slave-owning families for a limited period."

At the same time, Andrew Hann, senior properties historian at English Heritage, said the database left little doubt that a certain percentage of Britain's country homes were financed by money funnelled into the UK from slavery.

He said: "It shows that certainly some country houses were built and refurbished with the proceeds of slavery, and particularly of slave compensation, which provided a substantial influx of capital for landowners in that period.

"But these records are only the tip of the iceberg because you've got the ongoing benefits with the proceeds of slavery circulating in these country houses for centuries earlier.

"The database shows who had slave-related property at the time of emancipation, but some landowners had moved out of slavery by the time it was abolished."

One of the estates included in the database, which would later be named Alton Towers, was owned by Charles Chetwynd-Talbot, the 2nd Earl of Talbot, who received £;4,660 – equivalent to £;3.4m today when calculated using an index of average earnings – for the 543 slaves he owned.

It has since been developed into a major theme park and is now owned by Mr Leslau, the entrepreneur, who, it is estimated, is worth around £;200m.

Dodington Park in Gloucestershire was once the property of Sir Christopher Bethell-Codrington, who received £;29,863 – equal to £;21m in modern terms – for 1,916 slaves, according to the records.

In 2003, the 300-acre estate was bought by the businessman Sir James Dyson for a reported £;20m.

Sir David Hunter Blair acquired Blairquhan Castle in 1798 and he, too, received a large compensation payout of £;3,591, equivalent to £;2.6m today, for 198 slaves he laid claim to on a Jamaican plantation.

Over the generations, the castle has passed down the family to its current owner, Sir Patrick Hunter Blair. The Grade I-listed Harewood House is still owned by the Lascelles family, who amassed much of their wealth from the slave trade.

The compensation records show that the second Earl of Harewood, Henry Lascelles, received £;26,307, which is equivalent to £;19m today, for 1,277 slaves.

Dr Hann said that, while the links of Britain's county homes to slave ownership may vary, it is still important that they are historically documented.

"Those linkages have long been hidden from view because it's not in the interests of the owners to promote them publicly," he said.

"We don't want to suggest that country homes have been built completely off the back of slavery, but, from another perspective, we must not try to conceal an important aspect of the way a country house is founded."

Additional reporting by Zachary Norman and Louise Fitzgerald

Messenger: Empress lioness 9 Sent: 3/15/2019 5:13:05 AM

Haile , Garvey Africa
Give thankhs for the I post.
Reparations chant.

Another thing INI find needs further looks is how Babylon, UK been studying the effects of generational welfare on families. That children who grow up in families where dependency on government is the norm are actually mentally affected and often carry on the same dependency. It becomes encoded in the very strands of DNA. As well as belief system.
Now, INI have some argument with the findings, however, where are all the studies to show what hundreds of years of chattel slavery has left in the DNA of the affected as well as how their views are shaped.
They now report that how a mother feels during pregnancy can register in the DNA of the grandchildren, especially with daughters since the female baby is born with all the eggs of her own future children already present so how does those lasting effects relate again to centuries of slavery.

Again, reparations chant.
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