Blog #23: The 13th Amendment— Prison Slavery and Mass Incarceration

The Thirteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution reads as follows: Section 1. Slavery prohibited. “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” The primary objective of the Thirteenth Amendment was to […]

Capitalism, Slavery, Racism and Imprisonment of People of Color Cannot Be Separated

Mark Karlin The punitive exception clause within the 13th amendment ushered in a system of neoslavery that continues to submit prisoners to conditions that amount to a collectivized situation of “living death” under the prison industrial complex. (Photo: Prison fence via Shutterstock) Slavery didn’t end; it evolved. That’s the powerful argument made in Slaves of the […]

(VIDEO) Understanding The Tranz-Atlantic Slave Trade What They Didn’t Teach You In School

by Michael Imhotep, Listen to podcasts of The Michael Imhotep Show In this video which is an excerpt of my presentation called “Understanding The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade What They Didn’t Teach You In School” I deal with hundreds of years of African History.  When we discuss the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade we have to first […]

A Young Amerikan Architect Helps Brazil Memorialize the Slave Trade

A slave market in Rio, c. 1824. Credit: Edward Francis Finden/Wikimedia Commons This article by Christopher Woolf for The World originally appeared on on December 29, 2015, and is republished here as part of a content-sharing agreement. How to memorialize slavery and the slave trade? Listen to this story on » It’s a question that has gripped […]

A Vanishing History (our-story): Gullah Geechee Nation On the Sea Islands along the coasts of South Carolina and Georgia, a painful chapter of American history is playing out again. These islands are home to the Gullah or Geechee people, the descendants of enslaved Africans who were brought to work at the plantations that once ran down the southern Atlantic coast. After […]

10 Incidentz That Prove the U.S. Flag Iz a Greater Symbol of Oppression Than the Confederate Flag

  Chattel Slavery Slavery existed under the Confederate flag for four years. However, slavery existed under the current United States flag for 89 years. The Middle Passage The Middle Passage was the journey that enslaved Africans were forced to embark upon. Along this journey, they were forced to encounter trauma and despair. The men were […]

Unearthing of Rio Slave Port Sparkz Debate About How Black Heritage Sitez Are Handled in Brazil

  The first few times American landscape architect Sara Zewde visited Rio de Janeiro’s Valongo Wharf, she struggled to comprehend the recently unearthed remnants of what was once among the biggest slave ports in the world. Excavated starting in 2011, the site is largely inscrutable, even to the trained eye: The spot where more than […]

10 Slave Codez That Were Designed To Opprezz And Humiliate Black People

Enslaved Blacks and Africans did not readily accept slavery. There were many uprisings where white settlers were slain or injured, in the South and North. Plantation owners were fearful for their lives from a violent rebellion, so much so that they came together to create what they called “slave codes,” a succession of laws (some differed […]

Jim Crow: Rape, Murder, and Legal Injusticez

This is Part 3 of a three-part story that focuses on the experiences of African Americans during the Jim Crow era. The first part focused on racial violence and the loss of land. Part-2 of the story focused on the violent history of African American women and children enduring rape and the long term collective […]

amerika a nation built on the back of slavey & racism

#Slavery made America wealthy, and racist policies since have blocked #African American wealth-building. Look at the interesting infographics attempt to calculate the economic damage.