FYI May 29, 2021

On This Day

1733 – The right of settlers in New France to enslave natives is upheld at Quebec City.
Slavery in New France was practiced by some of the indigenous populations, which enslaved outsiders as captives in warfare, but it was European colonization that made commercial chattel slavery become common in New France. By 1750, two thirds of the enslaved peoples in New France were indigenous, and by 1834, most enslaved people were black.[1]

The institution, which endured for almost two centuries, affected thousands of men, women, and children descended from indigenous and African peoples. It also impacted many indigenous people, who were used as domestic servants and traded as goods.



Born On This Day

1935 – Sylvia Robinson, American singer and producer (d. 2011)
Sylvia Robinson (née Vanderpool; May 29, 1935[3][4][5][7] – September 29, 2011) was an American singer, record producer, and record label executive. Robinson had two R&B chart toppers: as half of Mickey & Sylvia with “Love Is Strange” in 1957 and her solo record “Pillow Talk” in 1973. She later became known for her work as founder and CEO of the hip hop label Sugar Hill Records.[8] Robinson is credited as the driving force behind two landmark singles in the hip hop genre; “Rapper’s Delight” (1979) by the Sugarhill Gang,[9] and “The Message” (1982) by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five; which caused her to be dubbed “The Mother of Hip–Hop”. Robinson received a Pioneer Award for her career in singing and being the founder of Sugarhill Records at the 11th Annual Rhythm and Blues Awards Gala in 2000.[10]



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How does this benefit the college? If these employees are convicted of criminal acts, what are the sentencing and restitution processes? Can the victims then sue both the school and the employee and receive more financial compensation?

By Steve Berkowitz, USA TODAY: Bill would make athletes at public colleges employees, allow them to collectively bargain


Slow Neutron
“At Home With Guns”. Yeah, that pretty much describes 2020-2021 America.




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