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Abenaa Jones named Ann Atherton Hertzler Early Career Professor – Pennsylvania State University

Posted: August 6, 2022 at 7:42 pm

Being a recipient of this professorship is a great honor. I am grateful for the recognition by the College of Health and Human Development, and the support it provides that will help propel my research forward, said Jones. During the three-year appointment, she plans to use resources from the professorship to bolster her work in developing an intervention that will help women in the criminal justice system stay in substance misuse treatment.

According to Doug Teti, distinguished professor of human development and family studies, professor of psychology and pediatrics, and head of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) at Penn State, Jones has developed a well-integrated and productive research program that has already received external funding from the National Institutes for Health and is producing a steady stream of peer-reviewed publications in highly visible outlets. Her work builds on the important focus in the department on combatting substance misuse, which is directly relevant to alleviating existing health disparities within disadvantaged groups and is especially impactful on womens health.

Jones joined the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State University Park in 2020. Prior to her appointment, Jones was a postdoctoral scholar at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with a focus on drug dependence and epidemiology. She completed her doctorate in epidemiology at the University of Florida and was named a McKnight Doctoral Fellow in 2016. In 2021, Jones received the Outstanding Alumna Award from the College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida.

Jones is currently the principal investigator of a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded research project entitled Opioid Use Disorder among Criminal Justice-Involved Women: Integrating Trauma-Informed and Gender-Specific Care with Medication-Assisted Treatment, She was also selected as a Bridge Fellow for the multi-site NIH and HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) project INTEGRA: A Vanguard Study of Integrated Strategies for Linking Persons with Opioid Use Disorder to Care and Prevention for Addiction, HIB, HCV, and Primary Care.

The Ann Atherton Hertzler Early Career Professorship in Health and Human Development, along with two other early career professorships in the College of Health and Human Development, were established by the late Ann Atherton Hertzler, who earned her degree in Home Economics from Penn State in 1957. Hertzler was a professor emerita of human nutrition, foods, and exercise at Virginia Tech University. The endowments provide faculty members in the first decade of their careers with funds to improve their research and teaching and support their professional development. Their impact extends to students too, as professors often use such funds to hire undergraduate and graduate students as research or teaching assistants or to cover students independent research or professional travel.

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City of Detroit, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, join the Black Theatre Network (BTN) to host Broadway Comes Home to Detroit, a…

Posted: July 25, 2022 at 2:42 am

City of Detroit, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, join the Black Theatre Network (BTN) to host Broadway Comes Home to Detroit, a celebration of Detroit Tony Award winners and nominees

DETROIT - Detroits Broadway stars are coming home on July 24 when the City of Detroit, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, and the Black Theatre Network host a press conference and homecoming reception to celebrate one of the best Broadway seasons for Detroit and black thespians ever.

Mayor Mike Duggan will honor Michael R. Jackson, Dominique Morisseau, Ron Simons, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Marilyn McCormick, Chante Adams, and theatre legend Woodie King, Jr. at the 3PM press conference in the Rotunda of The Wright. The mayor will unveil a bust of King that will live at the Wright. The press event, which will be live-streamed, will be followed by the public reception.

The celebration opens the 36th annual convention of the Black Theatre Network, the national organization dedicated to the exploration and preservation of the theatrical visions of the African Diaspora. The organization plans to open an office in Detroit to cement a partnership with the Office of Arts, Culture and Entrepreneurship to elevate Black theatre in the city.

The reception will be followed by a BTN presentation in the General Motors Theatre on the history of Black theatre in Detroit. The conversation will feature King, Wayne State Professor, historian, and playwright Bill Harris and Detroit native Michael Dinwiddie, an associate professor of dramatic writing at New York University. The conversation will be moderated by Rochelle Riley, the Citys Director of Arts and Culture. Detroits theatre history is so rich, so heralded and so hidden, Riley said. Diahann Carroll became the first African American to win a Tony Award in a play that first premiered at the Fisher Theatre here.

Reception: bit.ly/broadwaytodetroit

BTN conversation: https://DetroitStar.eventbrite.com

BTNs annual conference, Scripting the Flip: Black Theatre ACT III, will bring more than 100 theatre professionals to offer training and theatrical events to Detroiters for four days. Among highlights are:

The full schedule of classes and workshops can be found at http://www.blacktheatrenetwork.org and theatre professionals across southeast Michigan are encouraged to become members.

About the Black Theatre NetworkThe Black Theatre Networks primary function is to expose the beauty and complexity of the inherited theatre work of our African American ancestors and to take this work to a higher level through the 21st century and beyond. We seem to unite those who share this rich inheritance to ensure that we all work TOGETHER.

About Detroit ACEThe Office of Arts, Culture and Entrepreneurship oversees the Citys investments in arts, culture and history. It develops opportunities for residents to experience music and art in neighborhoods across the city and offers support for one of the nations greatest creative workforces.

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California Senate Votes to Keep Legalized Slavery in its Prisons – The Peoples Vanguard of Davis

Posted: June 29, 2022 at 1:01 am

Senator Sydney Kamlager arguing for ACA 3 in a committee hearing on Thursday, June 16, 2022. (Screenshot by Robert J Hansen)

by Robert J Hansen

Sacramento, CA Removing the language allowing for indentured servitude from Californias Constitution began a couple of years ago when Samual Nathaniel Brown, author of the proposal that is now ACA 3, had to clean a cell after an inmate died of Covid-19.

He was threatened with jeopardizing his parole for refusing to go to work, despite his having asthma and having a high morbidity risk for Covid-19.

Ending indentured servitude in California, the state with the most incarcerated people in the country, wasnt going to happen without opposition.

But after unanimously passing the Assembly and making it through Senate Committees without any no votes, ACA 3 looked to be headed to voters this November.

Until Thursday when the Senate failed to pass the bill which would have given the choice to Californians on whether to abolish forced labor inside its prisons and jails.

First to voice opposition was the California Department of Finance (CA DOF).

Senator Sydney Kamlager, the author of the bill to remove the language from the California Constitution which allows for indentured servitude for the punishment of a crime, said that, in a moment of spectacular tone-deafness, the CA DOF just went on record opposing the Constitutional Amendment prohibiting involuntary servitude.

Their analysis was both lazy and unimaginative, Kamlager said. It misinformed members.

Then last Thursday, the vote to amend the California constitution failed in the Senate 20-6 with 14 non-voting senators.

The Senators who voted against ACA 3 were Brian Dahle, Steven Glazer (D), Shannon Grove (R), Jim Nielsen (R), Rosilice Ochoa Bogh (R), and Scott Wilk (R).

Nielsen and Ochoa Bogh voted in favor of ACA 3 in their respective committees.

Kamlager will have to get seven more votes on Monday to pass after ACA 3 was given reconsideration on Thursday.

In a telephone interview, Kamlager said the addiction to free labor is as strong now as it was in 1800 and, while many people got up and stated their abhorrence they have with slavery, it also raised questions about whether voters understood the amendment, raised questions about the cost to the state and about whether the state could still compel incarcerated people to do what it wants them to do.

There were questions posed to me as to what involuntary servitude means, Kamlager said.

Kamlager said she wasnt surprised by the demographics of the senators who opposed ACA 3.

I was struck by the demographic of people who got up in opposition, Kamlager said.

What was most disturbing for her was the Senate denying the people the opportunity to vote on changing the law.

It was denied today with the failure of this bill to get passed, Kamlager said.

Workers inside prison are exempt from the protections in place that prevents private companies from exploiting workers, according to Kamlager.

Its a deeper, darker question about punishment, Kamlager said. This is about exploitation.

Kamlager said involuntary servitude is about coercion and her goal is to provide some distinction between the lawful administration of a carceral system and involuntary servitude and coercive abuse.

Thats what I think I heard members wanted clarity on but I dont know, Kamlager said.

Wanting to participate in rehabilitating programming or to want to change jobs is not allowed without punishment according to Kamlager.

To have companies contract with the state to use this labor force where they can never economically get ahead is a modern-day example of sharecropping, Kamlager said.

Senator Steve Glazer released a statement on his concerns about the bill.

ACA 3 is not even about involuntary servitude at least of the kind that was practiced 150 years ago, Glazer said in a statement.

The question this measure raises is whether or not California should require felons in state and local jails and prisons to work.

Thats certainly a question worthy of debate, Glazer said. But those issues can be addressed without a constitutional amendment,

Banning the work requirement in our prisons and jails would undermine our rehabilitation programs, make prisons more difficult to manage safely, andaccording to the Department of Financeadd more than a billion dollars a year to the cost of running the prison system, Glazer said.

Thats not exactly what the CA DOF said.

Because the California Constitution does not define involuntary servitude it is unclear how this amendment would affect forms of work currently being done by justice-involved populations; these would ultimately be decided by future litigation and court decisions. As such, the fiscal effects on local and state governments are subject to a high degree of uncertainty. They could range from relatively minor costs into billions of dollars annually, the largest cost to CDCR, a spokesperson with the CA DOF said.

Glazer thinks what ACA 3 could do is end all required work immediately, and tie the legislatures hands forever.

Max Parthas, Director of State Operations at Abolish Slavery National Network, said if California does not abolish indentured servitude it will affect all of the other state campaigns.

We cant afford it. Not when were so close to finishing what our ancestors began, Parthas said. Ending legalized slavery.

According to Parthas, the clauses have been removed from three states, with five states on the ballot this year and 16 set for next year. This includes a federal joint resolution to repeal and replaces the 13th Amendment with no exceptions.

Ultimately this was a country founded on wanting something that didnt belong to them, Kamlager said. I believe we have a moral obligation to rectify that.

Kamlager said the fact that the bill failed runs contrary to her values.

ACA 3 failed on the Senate floor today, we were granted reconsideration and I am reviewing possible solutions following the robust debate of opposition on the floor today, Kamlager said. The hope is that it will cross both houses by June 30.

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Schneider National (NYSE:SNDR) Now Covered by Analysts at Credit Suisse Group – Defense World

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Credit Suisse Group initiated coverage on shares of Schneider National (NYSE:SNDR Get Rating) in a research report released on Monday, The Fly reports. The brokerage issued an outperform rating on the stock.

SNDR has been the subject of a number of other reports. Susquehanna Bancshares upgraded shares of Schneider National from a neutral rating to a positive rating and raised their price target for the stock from $29.00 to $32.00 in a report on Friday, March 4th. Bank of America lowered shares of Schneider National from a buy rating to an underperform rating and set a $23.00 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Friday, April 8th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. dropped their price objective on shares of Schneider National from $27.00 to $23.00 and set an underweight rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, April 8th. Susquehanna raised shares of Schneider National from a neutral rating to a positive rating and raised their price objective for the company from $29.00 to $32.00 in a research note on Friday, March 4th. Finally, KeyCorp dropped their price objective on shares of Schneider National from $32.00 to $28.00 and set an overweight rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, April 11th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the companys stock. According to data from MarketBeat, the stock presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $28.40.

Shares of NYSE SNDR opened at $22.78 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08, a quick ratio of 1.88 and a current ratio of 1.92. Schneider National has a 52-week low of $20.48 and a 52-week high of $27.50. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $23.35 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $24.77. The stock has a market cap of $4.05 billion, a P/E ratio of 9.15, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.96 and a beta of 0.96.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 11th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 10th will be given a dividend of $0.08 per share. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.40%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 9th. Schneider Nationals payout ratio is currently 12.85%.

In other news, EVP David L. Geyer sold 16,000 shares of the companys stock in a transaction dated Friday, April 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.71, for a total value of $395,360.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 100,096 shares of the companys stock, valued at approximately $2,473,372.16. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 32.97% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its stake in Schneider National by 5.4% during the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 4,816,076 shares of the companys stock valued at $122,810,000 after acquiring an additional 244,894 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in Schneider National by 1.8% during the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,137,866 shares of the companys stock valued at $105,515,000 after acquiring an additional 71,701 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its stake in Schneider National by 1.7% during the 1st quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,048,396 shares of the companys stock valued at $52,239,000 after acquiring an additional 34,672 shares during the period. State Street Corp lifted its stake in Schneider National by 12.6% during the 1st quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,744,989 shares of the companys stock valued at $44,635,000 after acquiring an additional 195,165 shares during the period. Finally, First Trust Advisors LP lifted its stake in Schneider National by 21.8% during the 1st quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 1,448,898 shares of the companys stock valued at $36,947,000 after acquiring an additional 258,986 shares during the period. 71.56% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Schneider National Company Profile (Get Rating)

Schneider National, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides surface transportation and logistics solutions in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company operates through three segments: Truckload, Intermodal, and Logistics. The Truckload segment offers standard long-haul and regional shipping services primarily through dry van, bulk, temperature-controlled, and flat-bed equipment, as well as cross dock and customized solutions for time-sensitive loads.

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Introducing the Truckstop.com Partner Marketplace: A Comprehensive Transportation and Logistics Ecosystem Empowering the Freight Community – Yahoo…

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BOISE, Idaho, June 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of National Logistics Day and National Insurance Day taking place today, Truckstop.com announced the launch of the Truckstop.com Partner Marketplace. The comprehensive transportation and logistics marketplace provides a trusted ecosystem of products, solutions, and integrations that is designed to help partners, carriers, brokers and shippers keep their businesses moving forward.

The Truckstop.com Partner Marketplace is comprised of both industry and technology partners in several business categories including financial services, insurance providers, TMS (Transportation Management System) integrations, fuel card providers and more.

"Truckstop.com has a rich history of building strong relationships which span technology and industry partners. For more than 27 years we have established ourselves as the most trusted solutions provider for carriers, brokers and shippers," said Craig Varljen, vice president partnerships and alliances, Truckstop.com. "The Truckstop.com Partner Marketplace is a new ecosystem of partner driven solutions that add value to the entire freight and logistics industry. This creates synergies at the center of the entire transportation market."

Truckstop.com has proven to be a trusted service and industry partner since its inception, with the new Partner Marketplace providing a convenient rolodex of other reputable businesses in the industry benefiting carriers, brokers and shippers.

"A unique aspect of the freight transportation industry is that it's collegial in nature," said Bruno Stanziale, chief executive officer and chairman of GoToro. "Nobody exemplifies this united purpose more than Truckstop.com and by joining their partner marketplace we are able to better serve this community together."

Initial marketplace offerings and partnerships include, but are not limited to, the following:

Industry Partners: Armstrong Transport Group, Benefits for Trucking, Go Toro, HWY Fuel, Reliance, Roanoke Insurance Group, TVC Pro-Driver, United Commercial Insurance

Technology Partners: Banyan Technology, Duke.AI, Greenscreens.ai, Hubtek, Kestrel Insights, Lean Solutions Group, Optimal Dynamics, Parade, ProMiles, RoadSync, Total Control TMS, Tranztec, Trax Technologies

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Partners can choose from three listing tiers each designed to provide a curated benefits package. This can include an array of benefits ranging from a partner listing in the Partner Marketplace portal to mutual enablement and co-marketing activities.

Mobile users will be able to access the Truckstop.com Partner Marketplace from the Truckstop Go mobile app.

For more information about the Truckstop.com Partner Marketplace or how to become a partner, please visit https://marketplace.truckstop.com.

About Truckstop.comTruckstop.com is a trusted partner for carriers, brokers, and shippers empowering the freight community through a platform of innovative solutions for the entire freight lifecycle to increase efficiency, automate processes, and accelerate growth. As one of the industry's largest neutral freight marketplaces, Truckstop.com provides the customer service as well as scale of quality loads and trucks to give customers of all sizes, whether on the road or in the office, the transparency and freedom to build lasting relationships and grow their businesses. To learn how Truckstop.com is helping move the freight community forward, visit https://truckstop.com.

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A Pilgrimage to the Birthplace of the Modern Womens Rights Movement – AFAR Media

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Just weeks before the dissolution of Roe v. Wade, a writer visits New Yorks Finger Lakes to reflect on how far the nation has comeand how far it has to go.

When you travel around New York States Finger Lakes region, you are frequently reminded of the areas foundational role in the history of womens rights. For every single scenic lakeside vista, there are multiple intellectually scenic places related to secular saints of American activism.

But maybe the thought-consuming nature of the areas human rights heritage isnt that surprising. After all, settings are times as well as places, and Im visiting the Finger Lakes at the time of the Supreme Courts hearings on the constitutionality of Roe v. Wade. Im also traveling with two members of my family who are lifelong, steadfast feminists. They come by that designation honestlyboth work (and excel) in fields within medicine that were extremely male-dominated when they entered the workforce in the 1960s and 80s, respectively.

To be fair, the Finger Lakes make an effort to distract us from thoughts of politics. Situated in the western portion of upstate New York, dozens of vineyards stretch down to the shores of the lakes that give the region its name. Members of the Amish community guide horse-drawn buggies through hamlets with classical names like Hector, Ovid, and Romulus. Driving past the many waterside wheatfields feels like immersing oneself in a living, breathing painting from theHudson River School. And yet, despite everything just mentioned, its the regions rich human rights history that makes it a truly unique destination.

The modern womens rights movement began humbly in a rather large church in the rather small town of Seneca Falls, New York. Although Seneca Falls was an important(-ish) transport hub in its day, it wasnt an obvious site for a radical social movement. The towns eventual importance can ultimately be attributed to the work of activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton, whose frequent hangouts in Seneca Falls now form the core ofWomens Rights National Historic Park. It was here that, in 1848, Stanton and others (most notably, Lucretia Mott andFrederick Douglass) participated in the Seneca Falls Convention, the first-ever convention for womens rights.

The Wesleyan chapel that housed the conventions meetings, along with a (wonderful) visitor center, comprise the heart of the national historic park. The daily lectures delivered in the chapel are especially informativeits like watching aMasterClass in human rights history. The conventions most enduring output was its Declaration of Sentiments, a persuasive call to action primarily written by Stanton (and heavily inspired by the Declaration of Independence) and deliberated in the very chapel where visitors learn about it.

Whats most shocking about the Declaration is how relevant its words remain today. Among other observations, Stanton wrote that the ruling class of (almost entirely) men had created a false public sentiment by giving to the world a different code of morals for men and women. (Rings true today, eh?)

Stanton is immensely quotableher Declaration of Sentiments is even etched in its entirety into a fountain on the side of the parks visitor center. Had she not been an activist, Stanton would likely still be known for her ability as a writer, and not just for her work on the Declaration of Sentiments. She was also the principal author of The Womans Bible, for example, which is chock-full of pithy gems like, Men think that self-sacrifice is the most charming of all the cardinal virtues for women, and in order to keep it in healthy working order, they make opportunities for its illustration as often as possible.

In an era with more opportunities for women, she may have even been a prominent politician. Actually, in this alternate history, Stanton probably would have been better suited to serving as the most trusted vizier to another icon of American human rights activism, Susan B. Anthony. The two first met in Seneca Falls in 1851 when Anthony was visiting mutual friend and fellow activist Amelia Bloomer (who, among other claims to fame, lent her name to the pioneering trousers known as bloomers).

Stantons Seneca Falls home is also housed within the national historic park. The park ranger there encourages visitors to imagine the many influential leaders who met with Stanton there, none more frequently than Anthony. Although Anthony lived in Rochester (also in upstate New York, but not in the Finger Lakes), she was a frequent guest at Stantons home.

In the half-century following the Seneca Falls Convention, Stanton and Anthonys complementary skill sets would propel the womens rights movement into the 20th century. Their collaborative efforts were most evident in their prose. Stanton would often provide the rhetoric that Anthony would then deliver in speeches across the country. Or, in Stantons words, I forged the thunderbolts, she fired them.

What is most striking about the Finger Lakes human rights heritage is that Elizabeth Cady Stanton isnt even the most famous human rights activist with ties to the area. Although she was not present at the Seneca Falls Convention, Harriet Tubman spent the latter half of her life living in Auburn, 15 miles east of Seneca Falls at the crown of Cayuga Lake.

After visiting Tubmans home at AuburnsHarriet Tubman National Historical Park, I emerge with the opinion that, if a person doesnt admire Harriet Tubman, it can only be because they dont know enough about her. Although most famous forher flawless record as a conductor on the Underground Railroad, Tubman was also a womens rights activist, abolitionist, nurse, and Union spy during the Civil War, among many other roles. In fact, Tubman was the first woman to lead a major U.S. military operation, commanding a unit of 150 troops ona mission that liberated 700 slaves from a South Carolina plantation in 1863. Shes remarkableI cant think of another person like her. A visit to Tubmans gravesite at Fort Hill Cemetery (also in Auburn) feels as sacred as anything Ive encountered at a religious site.

With the history of womens rights on our minds as we depart Seneca Falls and Auburn, my family and I discuss our anxieties concerning the Supreme Courts looming decision (our worst fears would later be realized). While Womens Rights National Historical Park helps visitors remember that the United States was once on the vanguard of the womens rights movement, it can be difficult to remember that fact today. We miss Stantons eloquence in the modern age. She could probably cut through todays hateful rhetoric with a suggestion as simple and elegant as, Truth is the only safe ground to stand upon.

Its easy to imagine which side of todays debate Stanton wouldve landed onshe presciently predicted modern objections to womens ownership of their own decisions, writing in The Womens Bible that men never fail to dwell on maternity as a disqualification for the possession of many civil and political rights.

It is, however, a small (but vocal) minority of men who feel this way these daysin fact, the majority of American men support legalized abortion. The vast majority of American women polled also believe that decisions about terminating a pregnancy should be left to a woman and her doctor, including a majority of women in both major political parties. And, if the anti-abortion wings goal really is reducing the total number of abortions, then its useful to note that restricting access to abortion does not reduce the number of abortions.

Some data even suggest that abortions becomeslightly more common in areas where the procedure is prohibited (likely owing to the overlap between anti-abortion and anti-contraceptive ideologies). Put succinctly, the Supreme Courts ruling makes the U.S. a global outlier when it comes to reproductive rights,joining North Korea and Belarus on a short list of countries that have decreased access to abortion in the last 30 years.

My family and I continue discussing these topics in the context of the pending Supreme Court decision with an increasing sense of despondency. Then, with ideal timing, the Finger Lakes natural beauty successfully distracts us from our worries, if only temporarily.

At the southern edge of the Finger Lakes region, my mothers and I spontaneously decide to stop at Watkins Glen State Park and are spellbound. The parks centerpiece is a moss-covered gorge whose already gorgeous vistas are punctuated by 19 (!) waterfalls. The place is an Eden, or a Narnia, or Rivendell, or all three combined, plus it somehow looks even better in the rain. This sliver of placid paradise wrested from mountain (and moral) wilderness makes us feel optimistic.

Perhaps the unrelenting natural beauty of the Finger Lakes refreshed the depleted reserves of hope of activists like Stanton and others when experience pushed them toward hopelessness.Womens suffrage had far less popular support in Stantons time than reproductive rights do today. And yet, womens suffrage was eventually achieved. Despite occasional appearances to the contrary, the history of human rights in the U.S. is mostly a story of increased access to rights, albeit often slow and bittersweet.

Stanton maintained no misconceptions about the difficulties she and her comrades-in-arms would face. In entering upon the great work before us, she wrote in the Declaration of Sentiments, we anticipate no small amount of misconception, misrepresentation, and ridicule; but we shall use every instrumentality within our power to effect our object.

At the same time, she also harbored zero doubts about the moral universes eventual arc toward justice. Come, come, my conservative friend, she wrote. Wipe the dew off your spectacles, and see that the world is moving.

Much of the Finger Lakes human rights history can be experienced in two days (if you stay busy). Seneca Falls is an hours drive from Greater Rochester International Airport, and only two hours from Buffalo Niagara International Airport. Renting a car is the best way to make the trip, as public transportation is limited. If you are starting in Rochester, be sure to stop by theNational Susan B. Anthony Museum, located in the civil rights leaders home.

Home toWomens Rights National Historical Park, Seneca Falls is certainly a charming town (it was the inspiration for the fictional Bedford Falls inIts a Wonderful Life), but nearby Auburn and Geneva both offer more dining, lodging, and entertainment options (including live theater). Auburn is also home toHarriet Tubman National Historical Park. For a tour of the property, makereservations in advance. I couldnt recommend the tour more highly.

Tubmans grave is in the scenicFort Hill Cemetery, and she isnt the only famous person interred thereabolitionist (and former Secretary of State) William Seward is also buried on the property. Take the time to visitSewards home (also in Auburn). He was friends with Tubman and is a more inspiring figure himself than many people realizehis house was even a station on the Underground Railroad.

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White Child Adopted by Black Reality TV Star Beaten to Death

Posted: June 24, 2022 at 10:19 pm

LOCAL NEWS are covering the story, along with a few celebrity-oriented Web sites. But the Jewish-controlled national networks, CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, will say nothing absolutely nothing about the beating death of a White child adopted by a Black couple in South Carolina, even though the Black female arrested along with her Black husband was a reality TV star.

According to Greenville County, South Carolina coroner Kent Dill, three-year-old homicide victim Victoria Rose Smith had been a foster child. Just a few months after being adopted by a Black couple, little Tori was found in the couples home beaten to death.

Smith died Thursday, according to the coroner. Jerry and Ariel Robinson would be charged with homicide by child abuse five days later. Warrants stated they were responsible for the victims care and welfare.

Ariel Robinson had posted about her adoptive White childrens White privilege shortly before Toris being beaten to death in her home.

She was sweet as could possibly be, so it makes no sense how somebody could hurt her in any kind of way, said Alan West. West said his (White) aunt was the babys foster mother for nearly a year before she went to live with the Robinson family.

West and his wife Ashley West said they last saw the little girl known to them as Tori about a year ago. They described her as fun, funny, sassy, and affectionate.

They were shocked when they learned Tori was murdered her new caregivers, Jerry and Ariel Robinson, charged with homicide by child abuse.

The coroner said she died of multiple blunt force injuries.

I still cant believe that its true, Ashley West said. I just feel like maybe well all wake up and itll be a bad dream.

You could not be mad at that girl just by how she looked and how sweet she was, so I dont understand how this man and woman would have done this to her, Alan West said.

Ariel Robinson achieved fame last year as the winner of a $25,000 worst cooks prize on a reality TV program on the Jewish-run Food Network. Food Networks only response has been to wipe all episodes of the show featuring Robinson from their archives. Ariel Robinson had also worked for as teacher in Greenville County from 2016 to 2017. She was also an employee of Laurens County School District 55 during the 2018 to 2019 school year.

The tabloid Sun reported on the murder, even posting pictures of the Black adoptive parents and White child, then ludicrously stated It is not yet known if the victim was one of the couples biological or foster children.

The Daily Beast carried a one-paragraph notice of the crime without telling us that the dead child was White or that this was an interracial adoption.

And get this it is reported that those on social media trying to bring awareness of this horrific crime were posting using the hashtag #justiceforvictoriarose and some Twitter users now state that the platform has blocked new posts using that hashtag.

One observer said:

I was posting about this recently but I gave up because it seemed no one was interested. You JUST KNOW that had the races had been reversed, this would be receiving widespread media coverage across all the main big newspapers and half the celebrities and blueticks on Twitter would be going nuts about it on their timelines. But a little White girl beaten to death by Black celebrities and silence across the board. I feel livid about the injustice of this.

A local reporter asked the Department of Social Services about the process for vetting the Robinsons and whether they had received any complaints about them. DSS responded with a statement, saying they are investigating along with law enforcement. They also said The agencys standard procedures in a case like this involved taking appropriate action with any children remaining in the home after evaluating safety and risk.

Unasked was the crucial question: Should non-Whites ever be entrusted with the care of a White child, particularly in the extremely anti-White atmosphere created by the Jewish media recently?

Jerry and Ariel Robinson are being held in South Carolinas Greenville County Detention Center.

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Source: WSPA and National Vanguard correspondents

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National Car Rental – Wikipedia

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American car rental agency

National Car Rental is a private American rental car agency based in Clayton, Missouri, United States. National is owned by Enterprise Holdings, along with other agencies including Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and Alamo Rent a Car. National typically caters to business travelers through its Emerald Club loyalty program that allows frequent customers to pick their own vehicles without stopping to fill out forms or deal with customer representatives.[1][2]

National was founded by 24 independent rental car agents on August 27, 1947. It had grown from 60 locations in the United States in 1947 to over 2000 locations internationally as of 2005[update].

In 1987, Paine Webber, a historical American brokerage firm, gained majority ownership of National.[3]

In 1995, National was owned by an investment group containing William Lobeck of Tulsa, Alvin Swanner of New Orleans, and Archer McWhorter of Houston.[4] Lobeck was a former president of Chrysler's car rental unit and a former owner of Thrifty Rent A Car, a competitor of National. It was later sold in 1995 at an estimated price of $1 billion.[4]

In 1996, National acquired the Canadian fleet and operations of Tilden Rent-a-Car.

In 1996, National was acquired by Republic Industries (later renamed AutoNation).[5] AutoNation spun off its car rental properties as ANC Rental in 2000.[6] ANC filed for bankruptcy a year later; its properties were sold to Vanguard Automotive Group (controlled by Cerberus Capital Management) in 2003.[7] On August 1, 2007 Enterprise Rent-A-Car assumed control of Vanguard Automotive Group.[8]

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Down 15% in 2022, is it time to jump on Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF? – The Motley Fool Australia

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The Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF (ASX: VAS) has suffered in 2022, just like many other investments.

However, compared to some individual ASX shares and sectors, this exchange-traded fund has fared better with a decline of just 15%. The Xero Limited (ASX: XRO) share price is down 48% and the Vanguard US Total Market Shares Index ETF (ASX: VTS) is down by 19%, as two examples.

The performance of its underlying holdings dictates the performance of an ETF.

For the Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF, it means names such as BHP Group Ltd (ASX: BHP), Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA), and CSL Limited (ASX: CSL) have the biggest influence.

The VAS ETF tracks the S&P/ASX 300 Index (ASX: XKO), meaning the overall ASX 300 group of shares has fallen by 15%.

The fall in the VAS price means investors with a regular investment plan for this ETF can dollar-cost average at a lower price.

The VAS ETF also has a few attractive features, such as its low management fee of just 0.10%. Thats one of the lowest fees for an investment portfolio focused on ASX shares. Low fees are good because it means more of the investment returns are left in the hands of investors.

Another attractive element is its relatively high dividend yield for an ETF.

Many of the biggest positions in the ETFs portfolio have quite high dividend yields, such as BHP, CBA, Westpac Banking Corp (ASX: WBC), Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (ASX: ANZ), National Australia Bank Ltd (ASX: NAB), Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG), and Rio Tinto Limited (ASX: RIO).

These high dividend-paying shares significantly influence the dividend yield of the overall Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF.

According to Vanguard, the dividend yield of the VAS ETF, excluding franking credits, is 4.1%.

I do like to invest in assets at lower prices, so the current price of this ETF seems better.

However, I personally dont invest in the Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF or index funds in general. Id only want to buy it for my portfolio if there was a painful sell-off for the banks and the large ASX mining shares, as these two areas make up a significant part of the ETFs holdings.

In my opinion, other ETFs have been sold off more heavily that could make better long-term buys because of the underlying quality, global nature (and therefore bigger addressable market), and higher tech focus. One idea is Betashares Nasdaq 100 ETF (ASX: NDQ), which I recently covered.

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LIVE BLOG: 2022 Corps at the Crest – San Diego – FloMarching

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Follow along as Natalie commentates on the first show of the 2022 DCI season, Corps at the Crest - San Diego! Stream the show LIVE on FloMarching at 6:30pm PT/9:30pm ET

2022 Streaming Schedule | DCI 2022 At A Glance | 2022 Production Improvements

Good evening everyone and thanks for joining me during today's live blog of Corps at the Crest - San Diego! The show kicks off at 6:30pm PT/9:30pm ET, and you can stream it LIVE on FloMarching here. Be sure to refresh this page once every few minutes for up-to-the-moment updates from the field.

Before we get started this evening, here's some information about the 2022 DCI season that you may want to know ahead of this week's busy schedule.

That's all for now! Be sure to keep tuning in throughout the night, all leading up to the start of Corps at the Crest - San Diego at 6:30pm PT/9:30pm ET

It's getting close to go time in SoCal! As a brief refresher for y'all, here's the performance schedule for the evening:

*Note that all times are PT and subject to change

6:30pm - Welcome and national anthem

6:40pm - Vessel

6:50pm - Impulse

7:05pm - Golden Empire

7:20pm - Gold

7:35pm - Intermission

8:05pm - The Academy

8:23pm - Mandarins

8:41pm - Santa Clara Vanguard

8:59pm - Pacific Crest

9:24pm - Scores announced

The Corps at the Crest - San Diego stream starts in just FIFTEEN MINUTES! Tune in on FloMarching here!

It looks like a beautiful evening in Vista, CA! What a perfect backdrop for the beginning of the 2022 DCI season and DCI's 50th anniversary. The vocalist, Bianca, did a great job with the live vocal performance of the national anthem. Let's go!

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