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Black Men Don't Need a Guardian Angel. We Need Our Guardian Slave.

Trey Ellis | Posted 11.27.2014 | Black Voices
Trey Ellis

From 12 to 50 it's assumed we're packing, assumed that like the Hulk or zombies we possess superhuman, virtually unstoppable destructive power. So where an average citizen may disagree, even argue and berate a police officer, treating them as the public servant that they indeed are, a black man, if he wishes to continue living, must channel his ancestors. His slave ancestors. Today, in a world of black presidents, electric cars and talking iPhones, it's so hard to convince young black men, like my 13-year-old son, that if a police officer merely perceives you are a lethal threat, he may shoot you dead. So what I have to drill into him, since I want him to continue to live, is to listen to his Guardian Slave and be preternaturally polite and respectful no matter how ugly and unreasonable the policeman's demand. Then at least he'll probably only be tased.

Choice Between Voters and Rioters?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

While some nations have imposed voting as mandatory for all citizens, the process of disenfranchisement in the US appears to be tolerated and/or encouraged at least by some political elites who claim to represent us as a whole.

George Washington -- Fighting for Slavery

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics
Michael Rosenblum

Bury The Chains is the story of the fight to end slavery in the British Empire at the end of the 18th Century.

The Hidden Slavery Epidemic

Daniel Davis | Posted 02.18.2014 | Religion
Daniel Davis

What remarkably few in America know is that today in both this country and around the world there are an estimated 27 million men, women, and children in bondage via the blight of human trafficking.

Nat Turner Died On This Day In 1831

Posted 11.11.2013 | Black Voices

On November 11th, 1831 Nat Turner leader of the slave revolt was hanged after leading a violent slave rebellion in Virginia. He led the uprising o...

Part II: One Nation Under God -- Happy 237th Birthday, America

Atiba Madyun | Posted 09.03.2013 | DC
Atiba Madyun

I am an American and the descendant of slaves. One of them was the first African-American invited as a guest into the White House. His name was Frederick Douglass. I am also a descendant of a man who led the South's Confederate troops during the Civil War. His name was General Robert E. Lee.

Slaves Granted Posthumous Freedom

AP | HOLLY RAMER | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Fourteen slaves who petitioned the New Hampshire Legislature for their freedom during the Revolutionary War were granted post...

LOOK: Is This Fashion Spread Racist?

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.28.2013 | Black Voices

News Flash: Slavery is not and will never be in vogue! While most people don't need such an obvious reminder, this pointed message goes out to Aam...

Historians Battle To Save U.S. Slave Burial Sites

Reuters | Posted 07.06.2013 | Black Voices

By David Holmberg BEDMINSTER, N.J., May 5 (Reuters) - The slaves buried here are identified only as Richard and Zaff. A third person, ...

Lawmakers Free Slaves in New Hampshire

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted Wednesday to posthumously free 14 slaves, with two lawmakers voting no before voting yes. The Dem...

Strawberry Fields in Blood

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 06.19.2013 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

I feel shame, disgust and horror for what happened in New Manolada, Greece this week. I feel I must apologize for the Greek monsters who blindly opene...

Math Questions About Slaves Spark Outrage At Public School

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.22.2013 | Black Voices

When a student teacher at P.S. 59 in Manhattan saw the math homework for her fourth-grade class, it didn't add up: The assignment asked pupils to solv...

WATCH: GSU Investigating Whether Underground Vaults Housed Slaves

Posted 02.05.2013 | Black Voices

A group of scientists hopes to find out whether five large underground vaults were used to house slaves. So far, they've found little more than pig an...

Lincoln, Meet Django: Slavery's Latest Films Are Controversial, But Not Why You Think

Rodney Barnes | Posted 03.02.2013 | Black Voices
Rodney Barnes

The film is a well-acted, directed and a cinematic and aural feast, yet Tarantino's Django remains hotly debated among black intellectuals. And when it comes to why this is such a lightning rod, I have a theory.

A Letter To My Enslaved Ancestors On The 150th Anniversary Of The Emancipation Proclamation

Rev. Wil Gafney, Ph.D. | Posted 02.22.2013 | Black Voices
Rev. Wil Gafney, Ph.D.

I don't know your names or from where you were stolen. I don't know how many of you freed yourselves or died in bondage. Yet I claim you all and I honor you.

Archaeological Survey Uncovers 'Forgotten Cemetery' At UVA, Likely Black Slaves

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Va. | Ted Strong | Posted 02.03.2013 | Black Voices

The nameless graves follow the line of a long-gone fence. They're mostly marked with fieldstones, if they're marked at all. And though they sit just ...

Binders Full of Women!

Susie Sampson | Posted 12.22.2012 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

I figured I would do my part for America and create a binder full of women for Mitt! It makes perfect sense that he would have these binders. In fact, he has 2 sets. One for hirin' the women and one for marryin' the women. Too bad most women in America don't seem to agree with me.

Historical Black Churches Celebrated With New Tourism Guide

Posted 10.21.2012 | Black Voices

The church has long been a fundamental pillar in the black community, and one organization is making an effort to preserve the rich history of an inst...

Dining In 1799 At Mount Vernon

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 12.18.2012 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

The house is a microcosm of early American history. The portrait of Louis the XVI in the dining room reminds you of the pivotal role he played in financing the American revolution.

How I Escaped the Brothel in Cambodia: One Young Vietnamese Woman's Story

Andrew Lam | Posted 10.03.2012 | Impact
Andrew Lam

ADAPT leads the counter-trafficking efforts at the frontiers of Vietnam. They provide shelter for victims of human trafficking. Below is an interview I conducted with one of those victims who managed to return from a brothel in Cambodia.

2.4 Million People Are Victims Of Human Trafficking

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 04.04.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. crime-fighting office said Tuesday that 2.4 million people across the globe are victims of human trafficking at any one tim...

PHOTOS: 'Born In Slavery' Project Reveals Last Faces Of American Slavery

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 04.02.2012 | Black Voices

"Tisn't he who has stood and looked on, that can tell you what slavery is -- 'tis he who has endured," said one of the former slaves interviewed for t...

Former 'Slaves' Build Brazil World Cup Stadium

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2012 | Latino Voices

* 25 workers at stadium previously worked in slave labor * Government program trains "slaves," finds them real jobs * Un...

'Slave Game' Outrages Parents At Elementary School

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.27.2012 | Education

Parents of students at Camp Creek Elementary School in Lilburn, Ga., are outraged after a 3rd-grader told her mother about a "slave game" students had...

More Black Men Are In Prison Today Than Were Slaves In 1850, Law Professor Says

Posted 10.13.2011 | Crime

More black men are behind bars or under the watch of the criminal justice system than there were enslaved in 1850, according to the author of a book a...