BLACK 🌍 HISTORY SPOTLIGHT : THE BLACK SEMINOLES

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BY: LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE

The black Seminoles are the descendants of both free blacks and escaped slaves, known as the Maroon people. They are black Indians, mostly associated with the Seminole Native Americans of Florida and Oklahoma, but there are members living in Texas, the Bahamas and Mexico.

The black Seminoles lived in their own groups, called freedman bands, that were closely associated with the Seminole Nation.

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The Black Seminoles and the Native Seminole people united in both of the Seminole wars.

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Today the two Freedmen bands of the Black Seminoles; the Caesar Bruner Band and Dosar Barkus Band are represented on the General Council of the Seminole Nation.

Despite being on the General Council of the Nation, as a collective Black Seminoles still deal with racial discrimination from the Native Americans of the Seminole Nation.

Since the 1930’s many black Seminoles have had to deal with being excluded from the tribe.

In 2000, approximately twelve hundred Black Seminoles were excluded from the tribe they were previously members of.

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THE BLACK SEMINOLES OF TODAY:

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION USE LINK BELOW :

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Seminoles

WHITE SUPREMACIST DRESSED IN DARTH VADER-ESQUE OUTFIT KILLS TWO IN SWEDISH SCHOOL! (ARTICLE )

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BY: LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE

When he was first spotted, dressed similar to Star wars super villian Darth Vader , at the Kronan school in Trollhattan, Sweden , some students thought he was doing a Halloween prank and a few even took pictures with him, as he played strange music and carried a sword.

A 14 year old student named Laith told Swedish state broadcaster svt: ” when we first saw him we thought it was a joke, there were pupils who wanted to take pictures with him and feel the sword.”

The man who is believed by police to have white supremacist motives, would use that sword to do deadly harm to people at the school, killing two and injuring others.

The lead investigator, Thord Haraldsson, told Journalist: “Everything points to this being a hate crime. He selected his victims and attacked the dark-skinned ones and left the light-skinned ones alone.”

Based on a suicide note he had racist and neo-nazi views.

Neo-Nazism has been on the rise in Sweden, in fact the Sweden Democrats, a party with neo-nazi roots, has become Sweden’s most popular political party.

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PICTURED ABOVE IS : Jimmie Aakesson, leader of The Sweden Democrats party.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION USE LINKS :

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/10/23/the-terrifying-sword-wielding-man-in-darth-vader-mask-who-attacked-swedish-school-2-dead/

EXTRA INFORMATION :

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/sweden/11814498/Anti-immigrant-Sweden-Democrats-now-the-biggest-party-according-to-poll.html