Monday, May 20, 2024

Tag: slavery

How a grad student uncovered the largest known slave auction in...

Lauren Davila made a stunning discovery as a graduate student at the College of Charleston: an ad for a slave auction larger than any historian had yet identified.

Slave-built infrastructure still creates wealth in US, suggesting reparations should cover...

Recognizing that enslaved men, women and children built many of the cities, rail lines and ports that fuel the American economy is a necessary part of any such accounting.

‘What to the slave is the 4th of July?’: James Earl...

On July 5, 1852, in Rochester, New York, he gave one of his most famous speeches, “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro.”

Juneteenth: A celebration of black liberation & day to remember “horrific...

Juneteenth is “much more complicated and much more complex than is traditionally presented,” increased recognition of the day “provides an opportunity to have a thorough remembrance of this horrific system that was slavery.”

‘It’s also about reclaiming our time’: California school will cover up...

"It's also about reclaiming our time, reclaiming our space. It's about black and indigenous people ... it's a form of reparations."

Slave labor found at Starbucks-certified Brazil coffee plantation

Investigators have found that laborers on the farm’s coffee plantations were working under degrading conditions and living in substandard housing without sewerage or drinking water.

‘What to the American slave is your 4th of July?:’ James...

July 5, 1852, in Rochester, New York, he gave one of his most famous speeches, “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro.”

Kanye West should visit the Montgomery Slavery Memorial, and take President...

There is a space in the heart of Alabama that might be just the place for Kanye West to reflect on slavery.

Land taken from freed slave’s descendants for Amazon data center?

It’s time to ask ourselves what kind of country takes property purchased by a freed slave to enrich a corporation.

Two Ways Racists Kill

While it's a modern and more 'civilized' form of the American tradition of shortening the lives of poor minorities, racism has evolved into a more insidious form. But it still goes on.

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ICC prosecutor seeks arrest warrants for Netanyahu and Hamas leaders for war crimes and...

The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor applies for arrest warrants against Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, Defense Minister Gallant, and top Hamas leaders, charging them with war crimes and crimes against humanity from the October 7 attacks and ensuing Gaza conflict.

Trump’s brash profligacy panders to MAGA fantasies of sex, money, crime, and evasion

Lying, predation and mob loyalty are in – join the cult con, grab “whatever you deserve.”

Samuel Alito flew upside-down flag, symbol of Trump support, days after Jan. 6

“Supreme Court justices should be held to the highest ethical standards, not the lowest.”

Global solidarity marches held to demand cease-fire in Gaza

“We would need to invent brand new words to adequately describe the situation that Palestinians in Gaza find themselves in today.

The dead end of liberal American Zionism

“I am now persuaded that Israel is engaged in genocide against Palestinians in Gaza.”