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Slow Global Progress On Ending ‘Legacy of Slavery’ For Domestic Workers

Women & Girls Hub | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 10.25.2016 | World

As demand for home help increases around the world, the number of countries adopting laws to protect domestic workers continues to grow. But their abu...

Modern-Day Slaves Are Still Producing Goods Used Around The World

Quartz Africa | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 10.21.2016 | World
Read More: Slavery, World News

For many in the West, slavery is a far off, historical concept. But a new index shows that consumers all over the world are getting products that at s...

Atoning For Slavery: An Institution Grapples With Its Original Business Model

Carla Seaquist | Posted 10.20.2016 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

Georgetown will issue a formal apology for its part in this ugly chapter in American history, erect a monument to its slaves, rename two buildings that honor Jesuit priests who facilitated the sale of the 272, and establish an institute for the study of slavery.

Putting courage at the heart of business

Monique Villa | Posted 10.20.2016 | Business
Monique Villa

Courage. In the past few weeks, I've seen more evidence of this amongst global corporations than I could ever have imagined. When I launched the Tho...

Islam Isn't Just Compatible With Western Values, It Fully Endorses Them

Atif Rashid | Posted 10.10.2016 | Religion
Atif Rashid

It was Islamic injunctions which first spurred the great advancements made during the Islamic Golden Age from the 8th to the 13th century. Many are quick to point out though, how today, Islamic nations seem to have fallen into Dark Age depths.

Hollywood's Complex History Of Portraying Slavery On Screen

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 10.08.2016 | Black Voices

When the first trailer for Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation” dropped in June, it felt like a lightning rod moment for the depiction of slave...

The Birth of a Nation

Dwight Brown | Posted 10.05.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Finally a filmmaker unearths one of the biggest secrets in American history: slave revolts. It's a lesson rarely mentioned in history books, though it's common knowledge to anyone who has taken a black history course.

Growing Awareness

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 10.05.2016 | Religion
Jeremy Affeldt

God found a lot of different ways to raise my awareness of the problems of poverty and injustice. For one thing, I started hanging out with Mike King.

Game Theory Applied

Diana Mao | Posted 10.04.2016 | Impact
Diana Mao

From the results of the United Kingdom's Brexit referendum in June to the endless, senseless violence making forgettable headline after forgettable he...

The Star Spangled Banner - An Anthem For Freedom... And Slavery

John R. Burbank | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics
John R. Burbank

What Francis Scott Key was describing was a land of the free and a home of the brave for white people - the freemen, and a land of the unfree for the enslaved black people of the United States.

First Nighter: Ars Nova's "Underground Railroad Game" Perhaps More Gamey Than Game

David Finkle | Posted 09.27.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

Since whether we want to or not, we seen to be living in Donald J. Trump's world, we may have just been handed the production we deserve. It's called...

The Daughter Of A Former Slave Just Opened The First National Black History Museum

The Huffington Post | Nick Baumann | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― There were plenty of powerful moments during Saturday’s dedication of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Bu...

Obama: Even A Child Would Know Slavery Wasn't Good For Black People

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.25.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama fired back at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for his claim earlier this week that black people in America are wor...

Toronto Comes Alive During 2016 International Film Festival

Dwight Brown | Posted 09.22.2016 | Travel
Dwight Brown

There are film festivals all over the world. Few however, take over an entire city and engage locals and visitors on the level of the Toronto International Film Festival. An estimated 480,000 filmgoers attend screenings, eyeball celebrities and scout out the up-and-coming filmmakers at TIFF.

Here’s What It’s Like To Walk Through The First National Black History Museum

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 09.19.2016 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON ― When you step into the elevator on the top floor of the David M. Rubenstein History Galleries, there’s a timeline to your right. It b...

The Tobacco Industry Finds Common Ground With 19th Century Slave Owners

Laurent Huber | Posted 09.12.2016 | World
Laurent Huber

Tobacco and slavery have been linked in the past, not in terms of their comparative repugnance or harm but because of two basic connecting threads: the highly addictive nature of nicotine (making the user a "slave" to the product) and the moral turpitude of industries profiting while causing massive harm.

What Did You Learn on Summer Vacation?

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 09.08.2016 | Women
Laura Berman Fortgang

Summer vacation 2016: Road Trip. From Jersey to Pennsylvania, slow crawl to Indianapolis and back to New Jersey.

The History Of Coffee Reveals It Has A Very Dark Side

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 09.06.2016 | Taste

Every morning more than 80 percent of American adults drink a cup of coffee. Many of us may question what roast is best, or wonder what milk to opt fo...

Georgetown University To Make Amends For Slavery History

Reuters | Lilly Workneh | Posted 09.01.2016 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Georgetown University will apologize on Thursday for its historical links to slavery, saying it would give an admission...

Just How Do You Think America Became 'Great' In The First Place?

The Good Men Project | Posted 08.29.2016 | Politics
The Good Men Project

By Jackie Summers The Death of Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru is one of the most iconic scenes in all cinema. Luke Skywalker, then just a simple farm boy o...

Franchesca Ramsey Breaks Down 5 Very Bad Excuses For Slavery

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 08.26.2016 | Black Voices

The institution of slavery is one of the darkest eras in American history, and yet there are still people out there who seem hellbent on sugarcoating ...

Historic Event In London Honors 'International Slavery Remembrance Day'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 08.25.2016 | Black Voices

Dozens of demonstrators gathered in London, England, Sunday for what was billed by organizers as the city’s first-ever memorial honoring victims of ...

Nearly 60% Of Countries At Risk Of Using Slaves In Supply Chains: Report

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.14.2016 | Impact

LONDON, Aug 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost 60 percent of countries are at high risk of using slave labour in their supply chains, according ...

This Is What Education Should Look Like! Meet Minnesota's Young Freedom Fighters

Alan Singer | Posted 08.11.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

This is what education should look like! It ain't Common Core, no high-stakes tests to measure progress, and this program is really good!

Slavery Reparations Sought In First Black Lives Matter Agenda

Reuters | Lilly Workneh | Posted 08.09.2016 | Black Voices

A coalition affiliated with the anti-racism Black Lives Matter movement called for criminal justice reforms and reparations for slavery in the United ...