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Nas Uncovers Ancestor's Bill of Sale
New York native traces his roots back to slavery and is now "on a mission to find out more."...


Lil Boosie: Prison Is Modern Day Slavery
After nearly five years in jail, the Louisiana rapper talks about his experience behind bars....


Dallas County Officials Approve Slavery Reparations Unknowingly
This week the Dallas County Commissioners Court voted in favor of African-Americans receiving repar...


New Brooklyn Theater Revives Rarely Seen Black Plays Through Reading Series
The young, renowned theater company has launched a reading series featuring historic plays by Afric...


New SNL Writer Defends Slavery Jokes
Leslie Jones is in hot water for controversial skit....


Connecticut Students Forced to Re-enact Slavery During Field Trip
Connecticut middle school students say they were forced to re-enact slavery during a field trip to ...


United Nations Honors Victims of Slavery
On March 25 of every year, the United Nations observes International Day of Remembrance of the Vict...


Tea Party Twitter Fail
Glynis Racine suggested in a tweet that Blacks use slavery to "b***h and moan" that "the world owes...


CPAC Attendee Says Slavery Was Good for Blacks
A white attendee at a conservative summit defends slavery and segregation....


Caribbean Nations Seek Reparations From Europe
A regional organization called the Caribbean Community has taken up cause of compensation for slave...


Caribbean Gathering Focuses on Reparations Battle
On Sept. 16, more than a dozen Caribbean nations continued to make their case for receiving slavery...


This Day in Black History: May 29, 1851
Abolitionist and women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth delivered her “Ain’t I a Woman?” speech at...


Commentary: Django Is the Slavery Movie Not Really About Slavery
In the years since "Glory," there hasn’t been a single movie of record about the American slave tra...


Pam Grier Defends Django Unchained : "Now We'll Have Young People That Will Visit Slavery"
Being honored at Film Society Lincoln Center, the actress talks her LGBT fans, biopic and more....


Commentary: Two Arkansas Republicans Caught Defending Slavery
Jon Hubbard, a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, said in his book that sl...


Rev. Jesse Jackson: Push for Gay Marriage Rights Like Slavery Abolition
The Rev. Jesse Jackson said President Obama should throw his weight behind federal freedom of marri...


History Lesson: The Day Lincoln Spoke Against Slavery
On Dec. 1, 1862, Abraham Lincoln stood before Congress and asked them to give his Emancipation Proc...


Mass. Anti-Slavery Hub to Reopen After Restoration
Following a $9 million restoration, the African Meeting House, the nation's oldest Black church bui...


Google Gives $11.5 Million Grant to Fight Slavery
Google, the giant technology company, is donating $11.5 million to fight human trafficking and slav...


New Project Showcases Haiti's Little-Known Machete Fighting
The obscure martial art is being promoted by the Haitian Machete Fencing Project, a multimedia vent...

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