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New Study: Innocent Blacks Seven Times More Likely to be Wrongfully Convicted of Murder Than Innocent Whites
March 4, 2021
The nonprofit legal organization committed to exonerating wrongly convicted individuals also noted that Black people are more likely to be wrongly convicted of murder when the victim is White. Among Black people exonerated of murder convictions, approximately 31 percent were wrongly convicted of killing White people. However, only 15 percent of homicides by Black people involve White victims, the National Registry of Exonerations reported. ... read more »
In First Act of New Congress, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Introduces Reparations Bill
January 14, 2021
“The impact of slavery and its vestiges continues to affect African Americans and indeed all Americans in communities throughout our nation,” Jackson Lee remarked. “This legislation is intended to examine the institution of slavery in the colonies and the United States from 1619 to the present, and further recommend appropriate remedies. Since the initial introduction of this legislation, its proponents have made substantial progress in elevating the discussion of reparations and reparatory justice at the national level and joining the mainstream international debate on the issues.” ... read more »
California governor: Death penalty ‘infected by racism’
October 29, 2020
California's process for imposing the death penalty ``is now, and always has been, infected by racism,'' Gov. Gavin Newsom declared Monday in a brief filed with the state Supreme Court. ... read more »
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Samuel L. Jackson in ‘ENSLAVED’ WATCH EPISODE 1 FREE ONLINE
September 14, 2020
Enslaved is a six-episode docuseries that explores 400 years of human trafficking from Africa to the New World by following the efforts of Diving with a Purpose, as they search for and locate six slave ships that went down with their human cargo. Executive produced and featuring award-winning actor Samuel L. Jackson, the series tracks the efforts of divers as they utilize new methods of underwater archaeology to identify and locate these sunken slave ships for the first time in history. These modern day adventures serve as a springboard to tell the stories of the ideology, economics and politics of slavery, while also celebrating stories of resistance, the cultures left behind and the culture that we live in.  ... read more »
Sex Trafficking Must Stop!
January 30, 2020
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Suffragist Coralie Franklin Cook: First Descendant of Monticello Slave to Graduate College
December 6, 2019
Born into slavery in Lexington, Virginia, in 1829, Cook became the first descendant of a Thomas Jefferson Monticello slave known to have graduated from college. In 1880, she graduated from Storer College in West Virginia before becoming a teacher. ... read more »
Counting the Countless: Census 2020 and the Impact of Food Insecurity
November 28, 2019
Census 2020 could be the most important and inclusive civic activity our country has ever experienced, covering every person in the United States of America.  Our constitution requires an accurate recording of the nation's population every ten years.  It is a centerpiece of our democracy that must honor its diversity and inclusivity in the process. ... read more »
“Gold Chains” unearths the accounts of slavery in California
November 28, 2019
“Gold Chains: The Hidden History of Slavery in California” includes 14 essays, one video and three audio stories that present the experiences of African Americans and Native Californians during the 1800s. ... read more »
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New Jersey Seminary to Pay $27 Million in Reparations for Ties to Slavery
November 7, 2019
"The Seminary's ties to slavery are a part of our story," Barnes stated. "It is important to acknowledge that our founders were entangled with slavery and could not envision a fully integrated society. We did not want to shy away from the uncomfortable part of our history and the difficult conversations that revealing the truth would produce." ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus commemorates the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in Jamestown Virginia
September 12, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. –  On Tuesday, September 10, 2019 the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) led by Congresswoman Karen Bass, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, hosted a congressional ceremony in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the first-recorded forced arrival of enslaved African people. ... read more »
ADOS Town Hall calls for multi-trillion-dollar reparations program and a new agenda for Black America
August 23, 2019
After decades of relentless political indifference, reparations for slavery have finally arrived at the forefront of national American politics. Practically every 2020 Democratic presidential candidate has embraced the concept to some degree. Many of them attended Al Sharpton’s National Action Network convention in April and promised to sign H.R. 40 if elected president. However, many Black Americans remain concerned as to how substantial the candidates’ plans for reparations truly are. Are candidates making reparations a real priority, or has the term merely become the latest buzzword, guaranteed to garner applause on a debate stage? ... read more »
WATCH: 400 Years From Slaves Arriving In Virginia
August 20, 2019
400 years ago this month, in 1619, 20 enslaved Africans arrived at what would become the United States, and writers of an epic New York Times effort commemorating this, ... read more / watch video »
This Week Marks 400 Years Since the First African’s Were Forcefully Brought to the United States
August 20, 2019
This week marks 400 years since the first African’s were forcefully brought to the United States. To memorialize this history, more than 200 African Americans made their way to Virginia, ... read more »
WATCH: Rochelle Riley, Author of “The Burden,” Discusses the Modern Legacy of Slavery
August 12, 2019
Los Angeles Sentinel contributing writer Imani Sumbi asks Rochelle Riley about her 2018 book, “The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery” and her vision for how America ought to confront its history of racism. ... read more / watch video »
Black Fact of the Day: July 27, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
July 27, 2019
On this day, July 27, 1815, the U.S. attacked Fort Negro in Florida, killing nearly 300 in an effort to capture Africans that escaped enslavement. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
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