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TAHJ EDITORIAL: THE EVOLUTION OF MY "TEXAS AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY JOURNAL" , PART 1





  GOOD MORNING,  FAMILY AND FRIENDS!!!


MY  "TEXAS AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY JOURNAL (TAHJ)"
IS EVOLVING INTO SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL, I BELIEVE, THAT IT IS MORE
IMPORTANT IN ITS OUTREACH TO THE BLACK AMERICAN COMMUNITY IN TEXAS WITH VIDEOS, MOVIES, AND CLIPS OF THE MOST RECENT AND IMPORTANT LOCAL, STATE, NATIONAL, AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS!!! ....MY GROWING READERSHIP IS PROOF OF THAT...IT HAS GROWN TO OVER 9,000 READERS IN THESE PAST SEVEN (7) MONTHS SINCE I BEGAN BY SHARING INFORMATION FROM MY FAVORITE NATIONAL WEBSITES, IE, "DEMOCRACY NOW" AND "GQ WITH KEITH OLBERMAN" AND "THE PBS NEWS HOUR" ....AS WELL AS, , AND MY FAVORITE REPORTERS....LIKE, RACHELMADDOW!!!
MSNBC  HAS ALWAYS BEEN MORE INFORMATIVE, M0RE COMPRHENSIVE, AND, MORE INTERESTING!!  THEY, IN MY OPINION, ALWAYS HAD THE BEST NEWS REPORTERS.... LIKE MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY, WHO WAS THE FIRST BLACK FEMALE REPORTER I NOTICED ON MSNBC..THEN JOY REID JOINED THEIR STAFF AS A NEWS CORRESPONDENT; THEN, FINALLY WAS GIVEN HER OWN SHOW!!

MSNBC
CONTINUED TO PRESENT OUTSTANDING COVERAGE OF THE 2008 AND 2012 ELECTIONS; AS WELL AS, THE TWO TERMS OF OUR FIRST
BLACK COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF AND PRESIDENT, BARACK H. OBAMA; AND,
THE FIRST "BLACK" FIRST FAMILY IN THE WHITE HOUSE!!!
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MY PLANS BEGAN IN NOVEMBER 2016 FOR THIS JOURNAL....I INVISIONED A JOURNAL WHICH FOCUSED ON THE HISTORY AND CULTURE OF "BLACK AMERICANS";ESPECIALLY IN MY
HOME STATE OF TEXAS....INCLUDING, OF COURSE,
MY FAMILY....WHICH I AM CONTINUOUSLY RESEARCHING THROUGH ANCESTRY.COM DATABASES, AND/OR OTHER HISTORICAL RECORDS....I ALSO WANTED TO INCLUDE THE HISTORY AND CULTURE OF "AFRICAN-AMERICANS" LIVING AT SOME TIME, IN TEXAS; BUT, BORN IN AFRICA, AND THEIR IMPACT ON MY GREAT STATE!!!

THIS INTEREST WAS ENCOURAGED BY MY DISCOVERY OF THE "A SLAVE SHIPPING MANIFEST" ORIGINATING IN 1822 IN BALTIMORE, MARYLAND AND LANDING IN NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA WITH THIRTY-THREE (33)  SLAVES ON JANUARY 24, 1843....IT INCLUDED THE NAMES OF  FOUR (4) SLAVES WHICH CONNECTED TO MY FAMILY TREE THROUGH THE "BEDFORD" FAMILY....HARKLESS C BEDFORD, SR (BORN IN 1786 IN MADRAS, INDIA), HIS WIFE, JENNIE (BORN IN 1797 IN CHARLES COUNTY, MARYLAND)....THEIR SON, HARKLESS, JR.  (BORN IN 1822 IN MARYLAND) ....AND, HIS WIFE, EMILY "QUEEN" (BORN IN 1824 IN VIRGINIA)....THEY ARE LINKED TO THE "BEDFORD FAMILY OF AUSTIN"  WHICH INCLUDED ONE OF MY COUSINS, "TERRY BEDFORD", WHO MARRIED "LINDA GAYE GOODEN", THE OLDER SISTER,OF MY VERY BEST FRIEND FOR LIFE...
JEANETTE RENE GOODEN....

HOWEVER, THEIR MARRIAGE WHICH DIDN'T HAPPEN UNTIL AFTER OUR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION IN 1971!  IT'S FANTASTIC TO KNOW THAT WE ARE FAMILY....NOT JUST FRIENDS FOR LIFE!!!
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TAHJ NEW FEATURE POSTS


THE REALLY "UNIQUE" PART OF THIS "SLAVE STORY"  IS THAT THESE SLAVES WERE FROM ANOTHER PART OF THE "BRITISH EMPIRE.
..NOT FROM AFRICA; BUT, FROM INDIA...WHICH WAS RULED BY THE BRITISH MONARCHY, JUST LIKE THE AMERICAN COLONIES...THE BRITISH BEGAN AND SPREAD SLAVERY THROUGHOUT THEIR EMPIRE!!!

THEREFORE, I WAS HAPPY TO FIND ANCESTRY.COM RECORDS WHICH PROVED THE PARENTS AND ANCESTORS OF THESE "SLAVES" SHIPPED FROM BALTIMORE, MARYAND TO NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA IN 1843 WERE BORN IN ASIA...

IN MADRAS, INDIA....WE HAVE FAMILY IN INDIA!!

I AM NOW RESEARCHING THEIR TRAVELS FROM NEW ORLEANS; BUT, THEY OBVIOUSLY SURVIVED THE CIVIL WAR BECAUSE I HAVE ALSO FOUND RECORDS OF THE FAMILY OF HARKLESS BEDFORD
WHICH SHOWS THEM LIVING IN VICTORIA, TEXAS IN THE 1870 CENSUS!!
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THEREFORE, ONE PURPOSE OF THIS EDITORIAL IS TO  (1) ANNOUNCE MY RETURN TO MY ORIGINAL "THEME" OF PRESENTING LOCAL, STATE, AND NATIONAL "NEWS" VIDEOS, MOVIES, AND CLIPS...LIKE THE ONE BELOW ABOUT "THE FIRST BLACK FIRST LADY OF THE UNITED STATES" ....MICHELLE ROBINSON OBAMA...IN A VIDEO CALLED
"THE STUNNING TRANSFORMATION OF MICHELLE OBAMA"






AND, (2) INTRODUCE THE UPCOMING INCLUSION OF ANCESTRY RECORDS AND STORIES FROM "MY INTERNATIONAL FAMILIES" FROM
AFRICA, INDIA, AND
MEXICO!!
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IN PART TWO (2) OF THIS EDITORIAL, I WILL CONTINUE TO DISCUSS OTHER FUTURE PLANS FOR THE "EVOLUTION" OF MY

"TEXAS AFRICAN-AMERICAN
HISTORY JOURNAL"


AS I APPROACH MY FIRST ANNIVERSARY IN NOVEMBER 2017!!!

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