Monday, June 17, 2019

Tag: slavery

Research by Black Female Professor Reveals Startling...

A set of data uncovered by University of California-Berkeley professor reveals southern white women played a heavier role in the enslavement of...

Chris Matthews Doesn’t Get the Hint After...

MSNBC's Chris Matthews was called out by a guest panelist on Friday after suggesting that working for a tough campaign boss was comparable to...

Democratic Politicians Are Throwing Around the New...

Most of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have expressed support for reparations, but have been vague about specifics. (Image: Wikimedia Commons).

Bristol’s New Lord Mayor ‘Simply Couldn’t Stand’...

There's a new Lord Mayor in the British town of Bristol and her first order of business was removing a 300-year-old portrait of slave...

A Georgia Woman Tried to Argue Slavery...

Citing cherry-picked facts from the U.S. census, a Cobb County, Ga. woman tried her darnedest to argue that African-American slavery "wasn't so bad."

Symone Sanders: Trump’s Policy Separating Migrant Children...

https://youtu.be/SUZHB-pijFw CNN political commentator Symone D. Sanders likened the Trump administration's newly enacted immigration policy to one that invoked memories of America's dark past. Sanders' remarks...

Nigerian Lawmaker Invites Kanye to Visit African...

Rapper Kanye West has ruffled a few feathers since his return to Twitter last month, but officially fell from grace last Tuesday when he...

Dartmouth Plans “Historical Accountability” Project to Explore...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — As educational institutions across the country wrestle with their ties to slavery, Dartmouth College is taking a closer look at...

Mother Exposes Text In Texas History Book...

A Texas mother was less-than-pleased with the history lesson featured in her daughter's textbook, particularly a chapter discussing the perils of slavery. Author Eileen Curtright...

Enslaved Black People: The Part of the...

Contrary to the popular historical narrative, the Union’s effort to rein in the Confederacy and end the secessionist military rebellion now known as the...

Bronx Teacher Stepped on Backs of Black...

A Bronx teacher is in hot water after reports she subjected Black students to an insensitive classroom demonstration as part of a history lesson...

Did an Alabama Reporter Accidentally Discover the...

An AL.com reporter believes he may have stumbled upon the remains of the long-lost wreck of the Clotilda, the last ship known to have...

Housing Discrimination, Redlining and Lack of Land...

The wealth gap between African-Americans and whites has persisted for generations, but new research indicates that housing discrimination is the main culprit for this...

Why Colonialism Needs to be a Part...

Everybody knows that anti-Black racism is the backbone of the United States' society. It is present in every major institution and festers in the...

University of Chicago Group Lays Out Thoughtful...

A new group at the University of Chicago is demanding reparations, pressing the school to pay its historical debt for the enslavement of Black...

Georgetown University Invites Descendants of Enslaved Workers...

In a continued effort to atone for its ties to slavery, Georgetown University hosted a worship service of remembrance and repentance on Tuesday, April...

Columbia Students Lead the Way In Uncovering...

Columbia University and it's ties to slavery.

Once Lost Under the Umbrella of the...

The year, 1835. The setting, the Florida territory on the eve of the Second Seminole War. Tensions between the region’s native inhabitants and an...

If Endurance, Survival Are the Measures, Black...

When I was a girl back in the '60s, I was fixated on clothes, boys, soul music and superheroes. I had misplaced anger, too....

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...

23andMe Scientists Hope to Use DNA Testing...

A Mountain View, California, personal genomics and biotechnology company has announced that it will conduct a study to help African-Americans better understand where they...