April 30, 2015

NEF Monthly Newsletters – April 2015

NEF Weekly Newsletter – Thierry Zomahoun at Columbia University and World Malaria Day – 24 April 2015 Sent Thursday, April 23, 2015 Welcome to the weekly NEF Newsletter on Thierry Zomahoun at Columbia University, World Malaria Day, and AIMS Alumnus Dr. Martial Mbah on Malaria Research. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter. The Next […]

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April 1, 2015

UN Unveils Permanent Memorial to Victims of Transatlantic Slave Trade

On March 25, United Nations officials unveiled a memorial commemorating the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, who is a trained physician and anthropologist, made remarks about the unveiling: “I hope descendants of the Transatlantic Slave Trade will feel empowered as they remember those who overcame this brutal system and passed their rich cultural heritage […]

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April 1, 2015

Genetics in the Caribbean Show Marks of Atlantic Slave Trade

The NEF believes in the power of genetics to reveal important parts of history. A prime example is in the scientific research on the Atlantic slave trade. Researchers from all over the Americas studied the genes of 330 people living in south Florida and the Caribbean coast of Venezuela and then compared this data with the genomes of more […]

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April 1, 2015

A History of Slavery and Genocide is Hidden in Modern DNA

Isn’t it incredible that you can trace your own DNA and as a result of the DNA sequencing, you can find out exactly which geographic regions your ancestors originated? Using science and DNA analysis, researchers are pinpointing exactly when and where Africans were enslaved and brought to the Caribbean islands. Genetic analysis can also tell us about the history of marriage […]

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April 1, 2015

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s Message

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon emphasized the role of women slaves in “maintaining the dignity of their communities.” He also urged people around the world to bring an end to modern slavery. […]

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April 1, 2015

How to Use DNA to Trace African Roots

This is a beautifully written story of Ted Johnson’s search for his roots. He writes, “I first visited the African continent a few years ago on a trip to Dakar, Senegal. Though I was there on business, stepping on Africa soil felt intensely personal. In every interaction, I searched for familiarity and connection.” […]

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April 1, 2015

DNA Reveals History of Buried Slaves

DNA has helped scientists reconstruct the life histories and ancestry of enslaved individuals. Two men and one woman were dug up in 2010 in the Caribbean island of St. Martin, their skeletons dating back to the 17th century. What they found was that one of the men likely belonged to a Bantu-speaking group in northern Cameroon and the others […]

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March 31, 2015

Women Named in ‘Black Inventors: Crafting Over 200 Year of Success’

Did you know that Ivory Coast’s Cecile Kouassi (pictured above) invented the process for stabilizing and reconstituting fresh attieke, a staple in the country? Did you know that Christine Nare from Burkina Faso invented the process of producing wines from local cereals? A new book documents black inventors from around the world and highlights the women inventors recognized by […]

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March 30, 2015

NEF Monthly Newsletters – March 2015

http://archive.aweber.com/awlist3756233/EsP2P/h/NEF_Weekly_Newsletter_.htm Sent Thursday, March 26, 2015 Welcome to the weekly NEF Newsletter on Science and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter. NEF FACT OF THE WEEK​ Source: This map is from the website of PBS and New York Life for the, “Slavery in America” series. The original site for this […]

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March 30, 2015

NEF Monthly Newsletters – March 2015

NEF Weekly Newsletter – Science and the Transatlantic Slave Trade Sent Thursday, March 26, 2015 Welcome to the weekly NEF Newsletter on Science and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter. NEF FACT OF THE WEEK​ Source: This map is from the website of PBS and New York Life for the, […]

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