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Monday, September 11, 2017


Musician Prince Rogers Nelson, popularly known as Prince, an African-American multi-instrumentalist achieved wide fame in the 1980’s with 'Purple Rain.'

Musician Prince Rogers Nelson, popularly known as Prince, an African-American multi-instrumentalist achieved wide fame in the 1980’s with 'Purple Rain.' 

The statue of the recording artist formerly known as Prince, has replaced the statue of Christopher Columbus, to better represent "Minnesota values," said a group of Minnesota activists.

"Born in Minneapolis in 1958," notes Inquisitr, "Prince got his start playing in clubs around Minneapolis, and unlike many stars who rise to worldwide fame, he never forgot his roots and maintained a home in Minnesota until his death in April of 2016. 

Fans flocked to Minneapolis on the one year anniversary of Prince’s death in April of this year, where murals and tributes could be seen all around the city."

Community organizer Wintana Melekin created the petition to replace the Columbus statue, which has been in place in front of the state capitol building since 1931. 

As of this writing, the petition has nearly 5,500 of the requested 6,000 signatures needed before it will be passed along to Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota State Legislature.

Melekin believes that the late musician Prince, arguably the most famous and beloved Minnesotan of all time, is a figure more representative of the values of the people in her state than the Italian Columbus, who didn't even discover Minnesota.

“I spend a lot of time at our State Capitol,” Melekin said. “It’s a space that already does not feel inviting or inclusive to communities of color. 

So to see Columbus every day in front of the building does not make it feel more welcoming. So I put the petition together because I wanted to see someone, Prince, at the capitol because he represents a part of Minnesota that we are all proud of.”

Melekin went on to repeat the predictable far-left talking point that Christopher Columbus symbolizes white supremacy and colonial oppression of "people of color."

“The replacement of Columbus is about the deep history of white supremacy and colonialism in the United States and the need for Minnesota to lead the country in this moment,” Melekin said. “Plus we all know Prince is a genius and who wouldn’t pick him over Columbus anyway?”

Melekin's petition boils things down to a simple statement: “Prince represents Minnesota values and Columbus does not."

One signer of the petition declared (perhaps tongue-in-cheek), "Did Christopher Columbus drop a 13x platinum album? No. No, he did not." Hard to argue with that. 

Especially with people who value celebrity over history.

Source: Truth Revolt

Controversy surrounding the claim of Christopher Columbus discovering America

Excerpt from the book 'Road Of Agony

They finally arrived at the seaport. It was one of the most beautiful seaports Babatunde had ever seen. The whole place was thronged with tourists from all over the world.

The clicking of cameras could be heard at every angle. At a point on the bank of the water, there was an old renovated ship, which was said to be the ship or a similar one to what Christopher Columbus used over four hundred years ago to discover America.

In the front view of the port, stood the statue of the sailor himself, pointing to the direction of America. Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa, north-western part of Italy, on October 31, 1451, and died on May 20, 1506.

He was famous for his voyage in 1492 when he claimed of discovering America while he was looking for a way to sail to Asia.

There is now a lot of controversy over his claim of the discovery of America. Many historians believe that the Vikings actually got to America before Christoforo Columbo (real name) did. 

Also, they claimed there were settlements of native Indians before his claim of his discovery. Many Jamaican musicians disagree to his claim, therefore calling him a liar with their music.

The beautifully renovated and decorated ship continued to attract a lot of tourists worldwide into the city of Barcelona. They queued and paid to have a glance of the ship. Babatunde took some photographs of the statue and the ship for remembrance.

After about thirty minutes at the seaport, he went to his hotel to have a very good rest, while Obanko went to a nearby wine shop for a drink.

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