Tag: slavery

Airbnb Catches Heat Over Former Slave Cabins Being Advertised As Rentals

Airbnb has grown exponentially since first launching back in the late-2000s as a literal air mattress in the founders’ living room, now operating as a global entity that’s become preferred over hotel stays and the traditional bed and breakfast. Well, for the most part… Continue Reading “Airbnb Catches Heat Over Former Slave Cabins Being Advertised As Rentals”

Educators In Texas Opt To Have Slavery Renamed As “Involuntary Relocation”

Critical Race Theory has become a hot topic in America, starting as a debate circulating primarily in the world of education and growing into a full-on political argument. As CRT continues to be argued on both sides, one of the key issues lies in the… Continue Reading “Educators In Texas Opt To Have Slavery Renamed As “Involuntary Relocation””

Black Woman Allowed To Sue Harvard For Using Pics Of Her Ancestors On Book Cover

Being a Black American comes with developing a clear understanding of how we were brought into this country, sometimes being reminded of it on a daily basis. For one Connecticut woman, a photo of her enslaved ancestors that’s been used heavily by Harvard University… Continue Reading “Black Woman Allowed To Sue Harvard For Using Pics Of Her Ancestors On Book Cover”

California May Soon Be The First State To Offer Black People Reparations

On the eve of Juneteenth weekend, Black people across America are preparing for the now-paid holiday to celebrate all that our ancestors have both accomplished and sacrificed to get us where we are today. Although much work still needs to be done, there’s no… Continue Reading “California May Soon Be The First State To Offer Black People Reparations”

Louisiana Exhibit Exposes Georgetown University Founders For Selling 272 Slaves To Pay School Debt

As many people gear up for a weekend of celebrating Juneteenth, this year being the first that it’s recognized as a federal holiday, a huge focus will be on the hard struggles that our ancestors went through in order for us to obtain this… Continue Reading “Louisiana Exhibit Exposes Georgetown University Founders For Selling 272 Slaves To Pay School Debt”

Former Charleston Slave Trading Port To Reopen As African American Museum

Many have used the age-old tale of a phoenix rising from ashes as a metaphor for life to remind us that beauty can be on the other side of pain, tragedy and loss if we allow it to. The sordid history of Gadsden’s Wharf,… Continue Reading “Former Charleston Slave Trading Port To Reopen As African American Museum”

San Francisco Teacher’s Slavery Lesson Using Cotton Plants Leads To 5 Week Absence

Schools have unfortunately become breeding grounds for racially-charged incidents as of late, mainly due to the ongoing debate surrounding Critical Race Theory. The latest example of that happened in San Francisco last month when an eighth grade teacher at Creative Arts Charter School was… Continue Reading “San Francisco Teacher’s Slavery Lesson Using Cotton Plants Leads To 5 Week Absence”

Keke Palmer Says Her New Slave Film ‘Alice’ Is “Not Trauma Porn”

Keke Palmer plays a woman enslaved on a plantation in 19th century Georgia in her new movie “Alice,” which she says is “not trauma porn.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by BIG BOSS (@keke) //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js   LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM & TWITTER.… Continue Reading “Keke Palmer Says Her New Slave Film ‘Alice’ Is “Not Trauma Porn””

Lisa Cook, Biden’s Pick For Federal Reserve Governor, Has Called For Reparations

Lisa Cook, a Michigan State University economics professor, is one of President Joe Biden’s recent nominees to the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM & TWITTER. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE. As expected, Cook is facing a racist smear campaign amid reports that she has… Continue Reading “Lisa Cook, Biden’s Pick For Federal Reserve Governor, Has Called For Reparations”

103-Year-Old Woman Recalls Picking Cotton as Teenager in Viral Video

A 103-year-old grandmother has gone viral after sharing her experience picking cotton as a teenager. TikTok user Shanika Bradshaw recently shared a video of her grandmother Madie Scott speaking about picking cotton for 50 cents a day. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM & TWITTER. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE. “When you think of… Continue Reading “103-Year-Old Woman Recalls Picking Cotton as Teenager in Viral Video”