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10 Slave Codes That Were Designed to...

Slaves codes, state laws that placed harsh restrictions on enslaved Africans' already limited freedoms, gave white owners absolute power. The purpose of slave codes...

5 Horrific Facts You May Not Have...

While the reality of slavery was harsh on adults, Black children may have been subjected to far worse. For enslaved children, their lives had...

Reparations Now: UN Working Panel Recommends U.S....

Slavery reparations is not only a domestic matter, but an international human rights issue as well.  In what can only be described as a...

White Fear and a Culture of Violence:...

Gun sales are up in America, and so are gun massacres. The two are related, and provide a window to understanding the phenomenon of...

Pope Francis Visits Africa: 3 Things He...

The Pope is in Africa, with a condemnation of injustice and inequality and “new colonialism” during his visit to Kenya.  No pope has spoken...

Event Organizers Hold a ‘Slave Auction’ for...

When you decide to call an event a “slave auction,” expect some blowback.  In Sitka, Alaska, population 9,020, event planners for the city’s annual...

Amid U.S. Visit and a Legacy of...

With the arrival of Pope Francis to the U.S. this week, many expect the leader to speak out on issues of great concern to...

9 Amazing Facts About the Life of...

Celebrating the Life of Abolitionist James Forten Forten's Grandfather Freed Himself from Enslavement by Escaping to Philadelphia James Forten (Sept. 2, 1766 – March 4, 1842)...

9 of the Biggest Slave Owners in...

Col. Joshua John Ward of Georgetown, South Carolina: 1,130  Known as "King of the Rice Planters," Ward had 1,130 enslaved Blacks on the Brookgreen plantation...

10 Slave Codes That Were Designed To...

Enslaved Blacks and Africans did not readily accept slavery. There were many uprisings where white settlers were slain or injured, in the South and...

7 Ways Some White People Justified American...

Blacks Are Inferior In discussing the peculiar institution, Thomas Jefferson, no less than the principal author of the U.S. Constitution and the third president, wrote,...

10 Barbaric And Heartbreaking Ways Enslaved Black...

Sexual Assault and Abuse During slavery, white male plantation owners, their sons, brothers and other male acquaintances raped Black women without fear of punishment. Their reasons...