This is too funny to me! Although "Snopes" tried to deny this woman known as "The dark lady" was "black", they actually end up contradicting themselves.
The world really tries to hide the fact that the Jews were black, and that "The dark lady" who possibly wrote Shakespeare was black! "Snopes" even goes as far as to provide a whitewashed picture of some very pale-white woman, they can not verify with certainty as being Amelia, who was described in earlier writings, as being dark-skinned...I will copy the article from "Snopes", and paste it below, capitalizing certain words without changing anything else about the article.
READ ALL OF IT CAREFULLY!
Amelia Bassano: The True Shakespeare?
Book with the title "Shakespeare"
A black woman named Amelia Bassano has been proved the true (uncredited) author of all of William Shakespeare's plays.
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In August 2015, a meme claiming that a black woman named Amelia Bassano Lanyer was the true (uncredited) author of all of William Shakespeare’s plays began circulating online:
Although the authorship of Shakespeare’s plays remains a topic of some debate among scholars, the above-displayed meme contains several factual errors.
First, Aemilia Bassano (later Emilia Lanier) was indeed a published author, not someone whose work was suppressed because of her race or gender. In fact, the Shakespearean Authorship Trust notes that Bassano became the “first woman to publish a book of original poetry” when her work Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum was put into print in 1611:
Brought up opposite the theatre district in a family of Venetian Jews of Moroccan ancestry, at the age of 7 she was given to be educated by Countess Susan Bertie, in the family headed by Peregrine Bertie, Lord Willoughby. At the age of 13 she became mistress to Lord Hunsdon, the man in charge of the English theatre. When she got pregnant a decade later she was expelled from court and married off to a minstrel. She was one of the first women to own and operate a school and the first woman to publish a book of original poetry Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum (1611). She died in poverty.
Second, Bassano was not black. She was born to Baptista Bassano (a Venice musician at the court of Elizabeth I) and Margaret Johnson in 1569, and biographies of her note that:
(Amelia Bassano) was part of a family of Italian court musicians of MOROCCAN/Semitic ancestry who lived as clandestine Jews.
No contemporaneous accounts describe Bassano as “black” (or “African”), and although its provenance is uncertain, many historians believe that this miniature portrait by Nicholas Hilliard depicts Amelia Bassano:
Amelia Bassano may have been DARK-COMPLECTED, however. A 2009 paper published in the Oxfordian, the journal of Shakespearean authorship studies, stated that some of Bassano’s relatives were referred to as “BLACK” when they arrived in London, likely due to their DARK COMPLEXIONS:
Brought to London from Venice in 1538/9, THE DARK-SKINNED Bassanos, some of whom were described in contemporary records as ‘BLACK’ and who may have been of Moroccan as well as JEWISH ancestry, became established as the Court recorder troupe.”
Lastly, the claim that Amelia Bassano wrote all of William Shakespeare’s plays is a decidedly fringe notion, even within the world of Shakespearean authorship controversies. While she is listed as a potential candidate by the Shakespearean Authorship Trust (a group seemingly determined to credit Shakespeare’s work to anyone but Shakespeare himself), even among that group she is included as just one of 66 candidates identified so far:
She has long been identified as the ‘dark lady’ of the Sonnets. Her candidacy was announced in March 2007 in a lecture at the Smithsonian Institution as part of the Washington Shakespeare Festival by John Hudson, artistic director of the Dark Lady Players, a New York company who perform the underlying Jewish allegories in the plays. A 5000 word major article on her appears in the Summer/Fall 2009 special issue of The Oxfordian dedicated to the top authorship candidates.
I don't fully understand why, but a thought just came to me to re-read the scripture on obeying the "higher powers", found in Romans 13:1-2... For some reason, I was inspired to read it to gain a better understanding of what it was actually saying.
I figured I already knew it was saying, that we are to obey the law of the land, right? Hmm, As I decided to follow the inspiration to re-read that scripture, the question came to me, 'who wrote that, and who were they speaking to'?
The answer is Paul was speaking to the Romans... I know some will say he was speaking to Hellenized Roman Jews, but that is neither here nor there right now in where I'm going with this. What I'm noticing is that no matter whether he was talking to literal Roman, or Hellenized Jews, he was teaching a people who had a gentile mindset. Paul, after all, was the Apostle to the gentiles...
Below I posted the scripture I'm referencing
13 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: 4 for he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. 5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. 6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. 7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.
Many Christian preachers have taken this to mean, you have to obey the law of the land, even if it is the land of your captivity. This sort of reasoning has been used to justify slavery, lynching, police brutality, support for wicked rulers, and many more abominable acts throughout history since the rise of Christianity.
The funny thing is, many Christians do not themselves obey every law of the land when it goes against their own beliefs, or if they feel it goes against what they believe the word of G-d says, yet, they push this as a must do, no matter what, to others who've suffered under the weight of the misunderstanding of this scripture, esp "blacks". I mean, if everything the law of the land, or every power that arouse to oppress was from G-d, and you had to obey no matter what, you would actually be sinning if you didn't receive the mark of the beast if commanded to receive it. If American Christians actually believed you had to obey any and every authority or law of the land, how could they then justify going to war with other nations over the laws of their own lands?
Looking at the scripture, it says, "there is no power but of G-d: The powers that be are ordained of G-d. .. But what powers was he talking about, and to whom was he talking to at the time this was written?Again, I believe Paul was talking to the Romans about obeying the priest and apostles occupying the leadership position in Israel, in whom the gentiles were now being grafted in to.
Examples of "Ministers" in scripture
Let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O Lord, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God?
Bless ye the Lord, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.
And take thou unto thee Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office, even Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron’s sons.
And the man that will do presumptuously, and will not hearken unto the priest that standeth to minister there before the Lord thy God, or unto the judge, even that man shall die: and thou shalt put away the evil from Israel.
Notice the ministers were the priests, not Presidents or Police!
The Apostles and elders were ordained to execute the law and judgments in the new testament. Israel didn't have police in the same manner as the Romans did. Israel instead had those in higher powers, and authority, who were ordained by G-d to be priest and apostles, to handle the matters of the laws. Paul himself would often take an almost threatening tone with the gentiles he was over.
1 Corinthians 4:21
What will ye? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?
1 Corinthians 5:5
To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed.
And as they went through the cities, they delivered them the decrees for to keep, that were ordained of the apostles and elders which were at Jerusalem.
There are also those who are not ordained of G-d, who try to exercise dominion over others, and are the ministers of Satan-
2 Corinthians 11:14-16
14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
25 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. 26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; 27 and whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: 28
Paul the apostle of the gentiles, was speaking to the gentiles about being orderly and how to conduct themselves with those in authority over them in Messiah. The Citizens under Roman authority already knew their laws and that they had to obey the Roman authorities, Paul had no need to teach them that, but he did have to teach the newly grafted in gentiles who were wild and unruly by nature, how to respect the G-d ordained authority they which was foreign to them. These same gentiles had to be taught basic things such as not eating blood, not to fornicate, not to eat things sacrificed to idols, things the Hebrews already knew. There would now be one law, to the "Jew" and for "Greek".
Love Yah with all your heart, with all your strength, Love your neighbor as yourself , by doing unto others as you would have them do unto you. by doing these, you will have kept the commandments. ..This is also love and it fulfills the law, and there are no laws against these things, except they be made up by ministers of Satan!
Live peacefully with everyone if it is possible! But don't be in bondage to man made rules and traditions concocted to make you a slave to wicked men!
I just finished listening to radio program called "Frances & friends" in which Frances Swaggart, the wife of famous Televangelist Jimmy Swaggart, and her cohosts, just finished berating a caller's daughter because the daughter had the wherewithal, the audacity, to ask why the Jimmy Swaggart ministries support Donald Trump , seeing he is accused of rape. Immediately, you could hear these supposed Christians snickering in the background...They then attacked the character of the caller's daughter who had asked the question to her mother (the caller).
Swaggart and her friends deflected the question by throwing Bill Clinton in front of their defective response. They stated all the times Bill Clinton had supposedly gone to Epstien's island and how many times there were pictures of Clinton and Epstien taken together.
Frances and her friends vehemently stressed that Trump had never flown on Epstein's plane, as they continued defending Trump by saying Trump didn't have anything to do with Epstein because Epstein liked young girls, and because of Epstein's perversion, Trump supposedly did not allow Epstein to eat at his restaurant, nor join one of Trump's resorts or hotels.
I decided to fact check this myself, based on the same news sources we all have access to.
Heres what I found-bUZZFEED. NEWS
It is true, Trump did acknowledge Epstein's fetish for young girls. Donald Trump said in 2002, " I've known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific Guy! He's a lot of fun to be with. It is even said, he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it, Jeffery enjoys his social life".
As for Trump never flying on Epstein's plane, nor visiting Epstein's house,
court papers — in one case previously unreported — suggest that the Republican frontrunner for president had a closer relationship with Epstein than he has recently let on, dining at Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion and riding on his private jet.
Alessi testified that Trump would come over to Epstein’s home for dinner — though he added that Trump “never sat at the table” but instead ate “with me in the kitchen.” In another deposition, Epstein’s brother Mark testified he once flew on Jeffrey Epstein’s plane with both him and Trump, who were “friends.” Asked why Trump was on board, Mark Epstein replied, “You'll have to ask Donald. I think he wanted a ride back to New York.”
The wicked cry out and wail over a wicked city when it falls, but the saints are told to rejoice over the wicked city when it falls in the book of Revelation. The wicked wail and cry out because they have lived deliciously and committed fornication with her.
9And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, 10Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.
The saints, in contrast, were persecuted by the wicked city and are told to rejoice over her
20Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.
So why is it, American pastors and Evangelicals, as well as patriots, trying to claim those who want to see justice served on America for her atrocities, are the wicked ones... I'll tell you why it is because they have committed fornication with a whore and lived deliciously with her!