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Al-Aksa Ramadan (Jerusalem)

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I made it up to the Noble Sanctuary-Temple Mount for Ramadan the other day with about a half an hour to spare before non-Muslims had to decamp. With it’s huge surface open to the sky, the Temple Mount-Noble Sanctuary was one of the wonders of the ancient world.  It’s a great place to be. It used to be that non-Muslims had free run of the place. Anyone could pretty much go up whenever they wanted, and I remember once visiting both mosques, Al-Aksa and the Dome of the Rock.

I think this all changed with and after the Second Intifadah. Now access to non-Muslims is restricted in general, and more so during the month of Ramadan. Some of this has to do with religious reasons regarding the control of access to holy sites during holy times. And some of this has a lot to do with keeping rightwing Jewish religious nationalists…

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The way we were

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Student Body | 1946

Howard University, 1946, by Alfred Eisenstaedt

Black History Album, The Way We Were

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Rafael Cordero

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Rafael Cordero (October, 1790–July 5, 1868), known as “The Father of Public Education in Puerto Rico”, was a self-educated Afro Puerto Rican who provided free schooling to children regardless of their race or social standing.

Cordero was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico into a poor family, his father was a poor man who worked in the tobacco fields. Cordero, who was of African ancestry, was self-educated. His love of literature and his determination to teach and educate himself helped him to develop the skills and preparation to teach primary school.[

At the beginning of the 19th century Rafael Cordero established, in his house, a free school for all children, regardless of race, who were unable to afford an education otherwise. Cordero maintained his educational center for 58 years at Luna Street in San Juan. There he taught reading, calligraphy, mathematics and Catholic instruction.[3] Among the distinguished alumni who attended…

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