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Slavery in America

Sarah Palin and Kanye West: Peas in a Pod

William H. Turner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
William H. Turner

In separate though kindred acts of political and cultural theatre, both Ms. Palin and Mr. West detached aspects of American history from their original contexts and assigned different meanings and significance to them.

I'm With Lincoln

Justin Dillon | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Justin Dillon

We need to make it clear that addressing modern slavery is not only a human rights issue, it's a function of our identity. We're creating controversy over something incontrovertible. The very shape of Lincoln's shadow is an icon of freedom.

American Gulag: A Lot More Than License Plates

Lyric Hughes Hale | Posted 06.19.2012 | Business
Lyric Hughes Hale

Of the 2.3 million prisoners now being held, more than 100,000 work in federal and state prison industry programs. This doesn't mean the usual cooking and cleaning, but work that produces products for sale -- about $2.4 billion dollars annually.

'Under The Healing Wings Of Suffering': Christianity, Slavery And Redemption in America

Albert Raboteau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Albert Raboteau

Slaves revealed that Americans had a deeply flawed understanding of what it meant to be chosen by God. To be chosen does not bring preeminence, elevation and glory in this world.