Articles Tagged with slavery

Should The Rebel Man Be Canned By Alabama High School?

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An Alabama high school may replace The Rebel Man as their mascot, and it’s all over the recent controversy surrounding the confederate flag. CBS News reports that Vestavia Hills High School may do away with the historic caricature, along with their long-celebrated slogan, “Go Rebels!” This news has also been met with a lot of… Read more »

Public Record Of Ben Affleck’s Slave-Owning Ancestors Revealed

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Last month, Ben Affleck testified before the United States Congress to advocate for continued foreign assistance for the Democratic Republic of Congo. This bold gesture shows that the actor is not just a superhero on screen. He also makes use of his star power to fight for good causes in real life. But just like… Read more »

Who Was Harriet Tubman?

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Harriet Tubman is a prominent topic in the news recently, even though she passed away just over 100 years ago. Voted number one in a poll centered on replacing Andrew Jackson’s picture on the $20 bill, many people who don’t remember her from history class are wondering just who was this Harriet Tubman that everyone… Read more »

Jefferson Davis Statue Defaced At University Of Texas

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The Jefferson Davis statute was defaced at University of Texas because some students felt the “ties to slavery” memorial should be removed. In April, a majority of University of Texas (UT) student government representatives voted to remove the Jefferson Davis statue and sent their resolution to college officials. University of Texas officials did not remove… Read more »

300 Enslaved Fishermen Rescued In Indonesia

Enslaved Fishermen Waiting For Rescue

Over 300 slave fishermen rescued from Benjina, Aru Islands, Indonesia, tasted freedom Friday when the trawlers that they were forced to work on took them to a neighboring island, according to the Associated Press. After the 17-hour trip at sea, the men smiled, clapped and sung while they were transported to another, more accessible island… Read more »

North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un Sells 100,000 Into State-Sponsored Slavery

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Incredible claims have emerged that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has sold at least 100,000 poor North Koreans into slavery abroad to fund his lavish lifestyle. According to the Mirror, human rights activists monitoring abuses in North Korea have claimed that 100,000 people are reported to have been sent abroad to work in terrible conditions…. Read more »

Slavery And Pregnancy Blamed For Professor’s Attack On Pro-Life Activists

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Mireille Miller-Young, the University of California professor of feminist studies who accosted a teenager holding a pro-life sign, changed her not guilty plea to one of no contest. Supporters of Miller-Young, often referred to as the “porn professor” due to the subject matter discussed in her classroom, are blaming slavery and pregnancy on the attack… Read more »

Confederate Flag License Plate Legal Battle Rages On

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The Confederate Flag license plate legal battle continues to rage on. A federal appeals court has reviewed the lawsuit filed against government officials who rejected a petition for a customized Texas license plate emblazoned with the Confederate Flag. The Texas Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans filed a lawsuit over the Confederate Flag license… Read more »

Chicago Protesters Call Obama ‘Worst President’ And Cite Modern Day Slavery

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Chicago protesters deem President Barack Obama the “worst president ever elected.” South Side black residents gathered over the weekend to register their disgust with President Obama. One black male protester said Bill Clinton was the “African-American president,” not Obama. The South Side Chicago protest was held in front of the city’s police department headquarters. The… Read more »

Bob Dylan: Singer Sued By Croatian Group

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Bob Dylan has found himself on the receiving end of a lawsuit this week. A group of Croatians has filed suit against the aging rocker for comments he had comparing the European country to America during slavery. The comments were made by Bob Dylan in response to a question about America in the French edition… Read more »

Slavery Index: 30 Million People Are Considered ‘Property’

Slavery Index Shows 30 Million Worldwide Slaves

The Global Slavery Index was published on Thursday and it reveals that 30 million people around the world are victims of modern-day slavery. The slavery index is the work of the Walk Free Foundation and showcases the slavery problems that are most emphasized in India and the west African nation of Muaritania. The latter has… Read more »

Former Liberian Leader, Charles Taylor, Convicted of War Crimes

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Thursday, April 26, 2012: The United Nations backed “Special Court for Sierra Leone” has convicted the former President of Liberia, Charles Taylor, of 11 counts of aiding and abetting war crimes. Presiding Judge Richard Lussick, said, “Mr. Taylor was guilty of involvement in crimes against humanity and war crimes including murder, rape, slavery and the… Read more »