Peanuts by Charles Schulz

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  1. Linux0s

    Linux0s said, about 14 hours ago

    BeethovenTruthers.com

  2. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, about 14 hours ago

    Since when were there Africans in 18th/19th-century Germany (or the Holy Roman Empire back then)?

  3. Prof's hubbie

    Prof's hubbie said, about 14 hours ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    The Moors were the medieval Muslim inhabitants of the Maghreb, Iberian Peninsula, Sicily, and Malta. From North Africa, the Moors invaded the Iberian Peninsula in 711, calling the territory Al-Andalus, which at its peak included what is today most of Spain, Portugal, and Septimania.
    Acknowledgement to Wikipedia.

  4. Eyjafjallajokull

    Eyjafjallajokull said, about 14 hours ago

    Don’t panic Schroeder, she means black hair.

  5. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, about 13 hours ago

    @Prof's hubbie

    The people mistakenly called Moors were not black, dear. I’ve lived in Spain most of my life. I know this,.

  6. F6F5Hellcat

    F6F5Hellcat said, about 12 hours ago

    @orinoco womble

    And you’ve made a mistake as well. A sadly all to common one.

  7. rgwalther

    rgwalther said, about 12 hours ago

    If dark skin is the only criterion, then I am black by mid July most years.

  8. Prof's hubbie

    Prof's hubbie said, about 12 hours ago

    @orinoco womble

    As early as the Middle Ages, “Moors were commonly viewed as being mostly black or very swarthy, and hence the word is often used for negro,” according to the Oxford English Dictionary.

    Author and historian Chancellor Williams said “the original Moors, like the original Egyptians, were black Africans.”

    The 16th century English playwright William Shakespeare used the word Moor as a synonym for African. His contemporary Christopher Marlowe also used African and Moor interchangeably.

    Arab writers further buttress the black identity of the Moors. The powerful Moorish Emperor Yusuf ben-Tachfin is described by an Arab chronicler as “a brown man with wooly hair.”

    Black soldiers, specifically identified as Moors, were actively recruited by Rome, and served in Britain, France, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Poland, and Romania. St. Maurice, patron saint of medieval Europe, was only one of many black soldiers and officers under the employ of the Roman Empire.

    Although generations of Spanish rulers have tried to expunge this era from the historical record, recent archeology and scholarship now shed fresh light on the Moors who flourished in Al-Andalus for more than 700 years – from 711 AD until 1492. The Moorish advances in mathematics, astronomy, art, and agriculture helped propel Europe out of the Dark Ages and into the Renaissance.
    Acknowledgements to atlantablackstar.com

  9. A_Dream4u

    A_Dream4u said, about 10 hours ago

    Beethoven’s 5th has a deep bass line, it’s possible..

  10. mugens

    mugens GoComics PRO Member said, about 10 hours ago

    @Prof's hubbie

    I was on a Egyptian Cruise on the Nile River (pre-revolution) and the further south I got the more I was asked if I was a “Moor”. Needless to say that I am a Black American. So yeah “orinoco wombie” seems to be either in denial or simply made a bit of a honest mistake.

  11. K.C. Fahel

    K.C. Fahel said, about 8 hours ago

    @rgwalther

    By that…I’m still white. Year ‘round. I don’t tan OR burn. It’s rather pathetic, as I AM part Blackfoot NAI.

  12. dheine1971

    dheine1971 GoComics PRO Member said, about 8 hours ago

    Starting week 2 of 1969 Peanuts daily strips.

    And this was a few years before we ever heard of “The SOUUUUUULLLLLLLLLLLL TRAIN:” (Apologies to the late Don Cornelious).

  13. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, about 8 hours ago

    @mugens

    Well excuse me for living on the same planet. As I said, I have lived in Al-Andalus for most of my life, and I know a bit about our history. However, I bow to y’all’s superior…attitude.

  14. Poisonous Achtung

    Poisonous Achtung said, about 8 hours ago

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQzW73WRrYM

  15. Prof's hubbie

    Prof's hubbie said, about 8 hours ago

    @orinoco womble

    No, please don’t take umbrage over this. This isn’t a personal attack on you (despite it having been a long time since anyone called me dear).


    The subject is fairly subjective anyway.
    I lived in the UK more than 50 years, and still don’t know all there is to know about my country of birth.
    I was interested in what TEMPLO S.U.D. had to say, he always asks interesting questions that make us go off and research some more. That’s why I posted those articles I found on the subject.

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