Black Louisiana Voters 'Embarrassed’ By State’s Failure To Pass Anti-Slavery Amendment
Four other states removed forced servitude from their state constitutions during November’s elections.
Louisiana Voters Reject Ballot Measure To Abolish Slavery, Involuntary Servitude
Five states asked voters on Election Day whether to removing constitutional language that permits slavery as a form of criminal punishment.
Slave Descendants Cautiously Anticipate Meeting With Slave Owners’ Heirs
Ancestors of the survivors on the last known U.S. slave ship have began dialogue with owner of the vessel’s descendants.
Daniel Smith, One Of Last People Born To An Enslaved Parent, Dies At 90
His father was born in the 1860s.
Slavery Is On The Ballot In 5 States Despite Being Abolished More Than 150 Years Ago
Language in the constitutions of multiple states still permits slavery and involuntary servitude as criminal punishments, but a movement wants to change that.
California Reparations Task Force Says Descendants of The Enslaved Potentially Owed Extreme Amount, Study Says
The task force considered the lingering economic impact upon people descended from enslaved Africans in America, and faces continued discrimination.
BET Hip Hop Awards 2022Worldwide - MCs Retracing Their African Roots
How Vic Mensa, Chance the Rapper, Jidenna and Wale are building bridges and renewing their ancestral connections to Africa through their music, annual trips, creative collabs and more.
In Wake Of Queen’s Death, Former Black Diaspora British Colonies Conflicted Over Monarchy’s Legacy
At the end of her 70-year reign, voices were demanding an apology for slavery and other historical atrocities at the hands of the crown.
How Descendants Of James Madison’s Montpelier’s Enslaved Gained Shared Governance Of Historic Plantation
The descendants fought to have meaningful input on the history and slave narratives of Montpelier. They now feel a connection to their ancestors.
Georgia Coast Slave Descendants Settle Federal Lawsuit Claiming Lack Of Services Eroded Their Island Community
Members of the community, one of the last Gullah-Geechee settlements remaining, receive improved emergency services, road maintenance, etc.