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How black Americans protected fugitive slaves

The Conversation US | Posted 02.08.2017 | Home
The Conversation US

By Barbara Krauthamer, University of Massachusetts Amherst Over the past few days, the national climate has grown increasingly tense over the issue o...

Mom: Teacher Made Black Kids Pretend To Be Slaves For History Lesson

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.26.2017 | Home

A Virginia mother said a teacher at her son’s middle school asked African-American students to pretend to be slaves during a history lesson while wh...

The Tilting Floor: On Colson Whitehead's 'The Underground Railroad' And The Nascent Trump Presidency

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 01.03.2017 | Home
Stacy Parker Le Melle

Eastman Johnson, A Ride for Liberty - The Fugitive Slaves On New Year's Eve, at 3:30am, I finished Colson Whitehead's gripping novel The Underground ...

An historic move towards ending child slavery in India

Monique Villa | Posted 12.13.2016 | Home
Monique Villa

Imagine eight children, all former slaves, singing their hearts out to the President of India. Imagine this taking place in the grand and opulent Rash...

George Washington's Letter To Today

Sherman Yellen | Posted 12.09.2016 | Home
Sherman Yellen

A letter that George Washington wrote to the Hebrew Congregations of Newport, Rhode Island seems so relevant to where we have been lately and where - ...

Why Doesn't America Have A Museum Of Slavery?

Chris Castiglione | Posted 12.09.2016 | Home
Chris Castiglione

Upon arriving back home from Berlin, Germany I can't stop wondering: Why isn't there a Museum of American Slavery? Last Sunday, while at a dinner p...

Ghosts and Demons in the Consulting Room: Psychoanalysis and the Specter of Trauma? Essays edited by Adrienne Harris, Margery Kalb and Susan Klebanoff

Christopher Atamian | Posted 12.05.2016 | Home
Christopher Atamian

While I don't usually review specialized or academic books, two recent volumes written mainly by psychoanalysts are fascinating and topical for many r...

My Birthright Or What 'The Birth Of The Nation' Meant To Me

Yvonne Durant | Posted 12.01.2016 | Home
Yvonne Durant

I went to a screening of "The Birth of a Nation" with my 85-year-old mother whose energy and interests continue to belie her age. She was the best da...

Wanted: Fair Food

Fiona David | Posted 11.17.2016 | Home
Fiona David

Consumers do not want to be inadvertently eating food picked or packed by people who have been exploited, deceived or abused. We need our government and supermarkets to create an environment where it is impossible for anyone to sell food produced under these conditions.

This 107-Year-Old Granddaughter Of A Slave Is Ready To Cast Her Vote

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.09.2016 | Home

wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina 107-year-old Donella Wilson said she cast her first vote in the 1940s and has not missed a local or nationa...

Reparations Require Identifying Slavery's Victims First

Adam Lewis | Posted 11.03.2016 | Home
Adam Lewis

Originally published on Ozy Georgetown University recently acknowledged its historical role in slavery, offering preferential admissions status to de...

Café: Love, Art, Passion, Commerce

Frank Browning | Posted 11.03.2016 | Home
Frank Browning

Rachel French in Jim Jarmusch's "Coffee and Cigarettes" Launched under the title Café In, the exhibition marches not only through the history of cof...

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

Women & Girls Hub | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 01.02.2017 | Home

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 | Home
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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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 01.16.2017 | Home

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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 12.19.2016 | Home

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 | Home

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