Brazil’s hidden slavery

By Julia Carneiro BBC Brasil, Rio de Janeiro – 25 December 2014 Rio de Janeiro is a city looking to the future. Major development work is underway in the city’s historic port area as it prepares to host the Olympics in 2016. But the construction effort to make all that happen has unexpectedly shone a light on […]

True rehabilitation will put prisons out of the slavery business

by Swift Justice Dear family, Thank you for being patient with my absence and the new method of my way in reaching out to you to discuss what we are attempting to accomplish. First and foremost, I thank God for giving us a platform to be heard to alleviate or mitigate the number of unheard […]

Juneteenth: A Celebration and Commitment to Fight for Liberation

Fri. June 23rd at 7:30 PM 2936 W. 8th Street in Los Angeles More than 150 years ago the 13th amendment, although not all at once, broke the shackles of slavery that clutched at the ankles of Black people. Since then, June 19th has rightfully been a cause for celebration, inspiring numerous festivals and parades […]

Amerikan slavery: Separating fact from myth

Five generations of a slave family. Shutterstock People think they know everything about slavery in the United States, but they don’t. They think the majority of African slaves came to the American colonies, but they didn’t. They talk about 400 years of slavery, but it wasn’t. They claim all Southerners owned slaves, but they didn’t. […]

How White Amerika have Reaped 500-plus years of Cruelty toward People of Color (POC)

Many people are shortsighted to this phenomenon because of the concept of time, and believe that white America has, and is getting away with their crimes against humanity in the past and to this day. However, that is far from the truth. White America is suffering rapid decline, mental torment and retribution for the years […]

The Monarchy of Materialism: Understanding White Fragility

by Sonia Calista In my frustratingly liberal Ivy League classroom, I raised my hand. My professor, a former editor in the New York Times, had opened class by saying that people are misguided in fearing Trump; most of his anti-immigration orders will be shot down by the courts. I told her, calmly, that the fear […]

The Price of Life: From Slavery to Corporate Life Insurance

by  Michael Ralph  Miner loading coal in Lynch, Kentucky in the 1920s. Used with permission from the Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College Appalachian Archives Lynch Photo Collection. In the past decade, the coal-mining region that runs from Ohio to West Virginia has logged nearly 1,000 cases of “black lung disease” plaguing workers who’ve faced […]

SLAVERY REPARATIONS COULD COST UP TO $14 TRILLION, ACCORDING TO NEW CALCULATION

by DOUGLAS MAIN The Permanent Memorial to Honor the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, in New York City, acknowledges a tragic chapter in the nation’s history. Some have argued that reparations for slavery would help heal long-festering racial strife.EDUARDO MUNOZ / REUTERS In 1865, toward the end of the Civil War, Union Army […]

Modern day slavery is real

by Mutope Duguma and Annie Morgan Banks The message in the artwork transcribed: Modern day slaves, sanctioned by the United States government under the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution … Yes! By subjugating, marginalizing and disenfranchising the oppressed human beings, by way of economic discrimination or depriving humans of decent wages, that forces humans […]