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“Wendy’s Window”: Juneteenth Runs Deep Even in the West
June 21, 2018
Juneteenth is celebrated across the country, but is recognized more in Southern states. Families celebrate the “holiday” in many ways, including family reunions, cookouts, fireworks and parades. ... read more »
Willie Lynch: Remnants of Slavery Persist
February 8, 2018
We internalized the poison fruit of Willie Lynch’s dehumanizing methods for controlling Black slaves which remain in the collective Black psyche. ... read more »
Federal Law Allowing Slavery In California
February 1, 2018
As of December 27, 2017, there were approximately 118,232 individuals incarcerated in California prisons. ... read more »
CNN Video Of ‘African Slave Market’ Sparks Outrage And Condemnation
November 23, 2017
Research by the U.S.-based Refugees International (RI)warned that efforts to halt the exodus from Libya would fuel “horrific abuses.” ... read more »
Slavery’s History and Legacy Must Be Unchained (Part 2)
May 18, 2017
The movie Django: Unchained caused- and movies on slavery since then continue to generate-mostly negative conversation and commentary, among Blacks. However, it’s mostly talk. No matter how Black people feel about these films, they’re not likely to take Hollywood to task for its distortion of history. ... read more »
Slavery’s History and Legacy Must Be Unchained
May 11, 2017
The main unifying factor in Europe at that time was a uniquely organized political organization, better known as the Catholic Church. ... read more »
Ayuko Babu Speaks on the Importance of Movies About Slavery and Africa
March 29, 2017
Ayuko Babu demystifies the claims of Africans selling other Africans into slavery. Host: Brandon I. Brandon ... read more / watch video »
Ben Carson compares slavery to immigration to America
March 15, 2017
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Monday compared slavery to immigration in the United States, a view that experts on slavery called a misleading read on American history. ... read more »
Concerned LA Family Rallies Facebook to Bring Attention to Slavery Homework at Windsor Hills Elementary
February 28, 2017
Well- known DJ Fred Loc and his sister Regina Cameron made a post that startled friends and has now become a controversial national news story. ... read more »
Ava DuVernay showcases new doc ‘13th’ at Nate Holden Performing Arts Center
January 31, 2017
Ava DuVernay, Nipsey Hussle, Dr. Melina Abdullah, Cynthia McClain-Hill and Areva Martin Lead Intense Discussion on Oscar-Nominated Film “13th” ... read more »
UN: Reparations are owed to Blacks in America
November 10, 2016
the “slave trade and the legacy of slavery are the root causes of social and economic inequalities, hatred, fanaticism, racism and prejudice that today continue to affect people of African descent.” --Ambassador Ana Silva Rodriguez Abascal ... read more »
College to study history of Jesuit slavery, namesake’s role
September 14, 2016
John Carroll University will study the role of its namesake in the history of Jesuit slaveholding. ... read more »
Georgetown to Give Slave Descendants Priority for Admission
September 7, 2016
The university also plans to establish an institute for the study of slavery, and to create a public memorial honoring slaves ... read more »
Redefining Our Kings And Queens
March 10, 2016
The cast of WGN’s highly anticipated new series, “The Underground” gives their insight on the importance of empowering a new generation with this prolific slave narrative that conveys strength, resilience and ingenuity. Over the past three years, co-creators Misha Green and Joe Pokaski have been striving to get their story greenlit. Their patience and persistence resulted in Grammy and Oscar award-winning musician John Legend signing on as an executive producer as well as Anthony Hemingway as a director of four episodes. ... read more »
What is Juneteenth?
July 2, 2015
Juneteenth occurs every year on June 19 and it marks the day slavery ended in the United States. ... read more »
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