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  • Black slaveowners
    Free Blacks who also owned slaves
    There were 4.5 million slaves in the United States at the time of the Civil War. In fact, according to Duke professor John Hope Franklin, of the 10,689 free blacks living in New Orleans (from the 1860 Census) 3000 owned slaves.C. Richards and her...
  • Reenactment
    Slavery and the Rebel Flag
    The Confederate battle flag is coming down across the South — reaction to a barbaric act of racist violence.The demise of the flag is good. We also need to confront the romanticization of history that often accompanies its use. Rebel...
  • Gavin McInnes
    Fox News regular tells lie of the year, says 'Civil War wasn't about slavery'
    The conservative news channel Fox News hasn't lived up to their slogan "fair and balanced" since the network's inception nearly 20 years ago, and they don't seem to be changing anytime soon. In a recent tweet, a frequent...
  • Martin O'Malley
    War on Confederate flag comes back to bite a Democratic presidential contender
    It should be a corollary of Murphy's Law that nothing is ever as simple, as cut and dried, as it initially looks.Consider the aftermath of the recent mass shooting at a black churchinSouth Carolina. No sooner had the virtual ink on the online...
  • Juneteenth 2015 in Arkansas: race and morality
    Three things Juneteenth celebrations 2015 mean for Arkansas
    The University of Arkansas says it expects 1000 people at this weekend's Juneteenth celebration. The University of Arkansas is in a tough spot as it holds the state's educational flagship torch, particularly right now in a nation where...
  • slaves and court
    Defense of slavery decisions points to ultimate need for armed citizenry
    Anti-gun Oregon Democrat State Senator Chuck Riley says the Supreme Court was “right for the time” for upholding the enslavement of blacks as Constitutional. His comments came after questioning by gun rights advocates who were...
  • EthiopianPriest2
    Southern Baptist Convention xenophobic morass
    The Southern Baptist Convention is a joke: Southern Baptists did not mince words about their racist past during a 2-day summit in Nashville, Tennessee devoted to making churches more diverse. During the conference, on March 26, 2015, the Southern...
  • A tuna market
    Seafood company severs ties with supplier over slavery issues
    A Thai company that supplies seafood around the world has severed ties with one of its suppliers following evidence of slave labor. Thai Union Frozen Products issued a statement Wednesday saying that they will no longer be using a particular...
  • World Flags
    All aflutter over forbidding the flag
    Students at the University of California, Irvine recently voted to ban the American flag from their campus because they want to make their school more "culturally inclusive" seeing as how Old Glory represents "paradigms of...
  • Historic Marker Noting "Largest Slave Sale in Georgia History"
    5 Eye-opening books about slavery in Savannah (part 1 of 2)
    Two of the most acclaimed movies of the past decade, 12 Years a Slave and Django Unchained, have focused on the degradation, inhumanity, and absurdity associated with slavery as it was once practiced in the United States. Those who are surprised...
  • Photo of Ken LaRIve 1973 in Amite Louisiana
    An unlikely One World Order of black-ideology ( Part Two)
    The American depressive narrative of fear... and our human salvation: Truth and Liberty....Once, in the company of lawyers, while having a bang-bang shrimp and Pimm's Cup, they concurred: “Watch what you tell your doctor. It is a...
  • Breaking Boards Breaking Chains
    Martial arts schools battle modern day slavery
    Martial arts schools across Canada are on a mission to raise awareness about an often unspoken atrocity adverse to mankind. Taekwondo master Dean Siminoff is the founder of Martial Arts for Justice (MAJ) and the organizer of an annual Break-A-Thon...
  • James Armistead
    James Armistead: slave, spy and Revolutionary War hero
    1760 Virginia was the birthplace of a very effective spy during the American Revolution. James Armistead, born a slave on William Armistead’s plantation, gained permission from his owner to volunteer for the army in 1781. When he learned the...
  • A month of remembrance should include a year of learning
    A month of remembrance should include a year of learning
    In 1852 Frederick Douglass gave one of the most powerful speeches of his brilliant career. As he stood before an audience in Rochester, New York, Douglass proved that there were African-Americans who were not afraid to speak out and to speak truth...
  • Running Out of Night by Sharon Lovejoy
    'Running Out of Night' by Sharon Lovejoy: Middle grade historical fiction
    "Running Out of Night" by Sharon Lovejoy is middle grade historical fiction about a girl growing up in rural Virginia in 1858. Her mother died giving birth to her, and her father and brothers are uncaring and cruel to her. So cruel that...
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