His new book, Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities,documents the extent to which the nation’s oldest colleges perpetuated, maintained and benefited from the slave economy. Many were founded on land taken from indigenous peoples, built by enslaved workers, or funded through fortunes made from slavery. Slave owners became college presidents, the enslaved lived on campuses, and colleges courted Northern slave traders to serve as trustees and benefactors and sought donations and students from Southern planters.
Cloudy and in the low 40s on friday. The holiday season “of giving” may be behind us but ready for some bitter cold. Lows tonight drop to 10. The story of Trombone Shorty, boy wonder, is well documented. Grandson of R icon Jessie Hill, little brother of James Andrews, cousin and nephew to an expansive network of New Orleans musical greats living and dead, Troy played his first Jazz Fest at age 4. Under his brother’s wing, he was touring the world by age 6.
What if you could own common stock in companies that manage the traditional Income Securities and other recognized income producers like real estate, energy production, mortgages, etc.? Closed End Funds (CEFs), REITs, and Royalty Trusts demand your attention. And don let the idea of “leverage” spook you. AAA + insured corporate bonds, and Utility Preferred Stocks are “leverage”.
“Cheap roses” might sound like an oxymoron, but the reality is that a little searching can always turn up a great, affordable source for roses of every variety. The good thing about roses is they’re usually easy to find. The bad thing about roses is that the high demand for these beautiful flowers (especially around Valentine’s Day) often makes them very expensive..
The site for automobile travel offers valuable information when you want to plan your future road trips. Another site that can help you out is the bed and breakfast site which includes an annual membership fee of $60 and has been specially designed for travelers over 50. The byways site is devoted to accrediting and promoting National Scenic Byways.
As well as fitting stop/start systems, reducing engine frictional losses, optimising gear ratios and reducing weight where possible, Nissan has also devoted a great deal of attention to the Qashqai’s aerodynamics. With a drag co efficient of 0.32, it cleaves the air very well for a relatively high vehicle. From the elements on show such as the roof spoiler with winglets, to those hidden away like the flat floor design, there’s some clever thinking at work here.