Archive for the 'Humanities' Category

The Masaai Cultural Beliefs

By Annabell Ann The Masaai believed in God, Enkai who lived on the mountain of God, Ol Doinyo Lengai located in Tanzania. The Laibon was the religious leader who connected the people to Enkai. The Laibon would perform religious functions such as praying for rain, victory in war and he was also a prophet and […]

About the Mafia 1920s

By Kristoffer Kilpinen The mafia can be described not only as a secret organization but it is also a criminal gang. In a society it has numerous political and economical controls. An immigrant of Sicily started it in the United States of America and later the influence spread in various parts of U.S.A. The group […]

Kamangari Paintings of Kutch

By Frank Grey The Kutch region has a rich cultural heritage. One symbol of this was the Kamangari school of painting peculiar to the region. In old days the rich and the ruling class patronized these artistes to paint the walls of their houses, places of work and worship. The speciality of Kamangari art was […]

The Personality of Beethoven

By Payo W Perry For the world today, the two most famous classical composers are surely Mozart and Beethoven. In this article we’re going to take a close look at the personality of one of those composers – Beethoven. His life story, trials and tribulations make for very interesting reading and backed by the soundtrack […]

Moby Dick List of Characters

By Kenny Leones In 1851, Moby Dick was written by a novelist named Herman Melville. The novel is about the adventures of Ishmael, a wandering sailor, who joined the voyage of Pequod, a whale ship under the command of Captain Ahab. Ishmael later found out that his captain is obsess to get his revenge from […]

List of US Newspapers

By Kenny Leones There are more than a hundred newspapers circulating in the United States of America and it is not quite feasible to discuss each one of them. In this regard, we would like to discuss the top five newspapers in the long list of U.S. newspapers in circulation. Fifth on the list of […]

African Americans and the Fourteenth Amendment of the US Constitution

By Joseph Spence, Sr. The major language of the 14th amendment of the United States Constitution, which was ratified by three-fourths of the states on July 28, 1868, states as follow: Section 1: All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and […]

Michael is Gone!

By Danny Alexander Michael Joseph Jackson dead at 50. A week away from embarking upon a 50 date concert commitment in London. A cardiologist present at the scene unable to revive Jackson despite his efforts to do so. Jackson allegedly passed physical a short time prior to this event and was given a clean bill […]

Wine Goblets in Literature

By Roger Waterman Ever sat in an English or world literature course and wonder, “Is this teacher or professor asking for the meaning of this word, object, or phrase and why?” The world of literature is vast and spans many cultures and languages. Within these cultures, the study and knowledge of literature signifies a well […]

The Ghost Ship of the Arctic

By Debra Cruz In 1914, the Hudson Bay Co. built the Baychimo, a steel cargo ship designed to withstand the dangerous ice packs and stormy waters of the Canadian north. Her purpose was to deliver food and supplies to the Eskimo community in exchange for pelts, and thus, was a pioneer in the Eskimo fur […]