Did We Sell Each Other Into Slavery: Misconceptions About the African Involvement in the Slave Trade
Very often I see comments by people who argue that Africans sold each other into slavery. To speak of the slave trade solely as Africans selling each other t is a gross oversimplification of what was a complex historical event. This also seems to be an attempt to shift the burden of the slave trade on the victims of that very trade.
The actions taken by the Dallas Zoo, the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, and Wichita's Sedgwick County Zoo have done nothing to help elephants but will irrefutably harm them for decades to come. All three zoos should be roundly condemned by everyone who cares about elephants.
Many moons ago, on the first day of an elective class on African Studies in college, my professor handed out a blank map
Once again this year many schools will pause to commemorate Christopher Columbus. Given everything we know about who Columbus was and what he launched in the Americas, this needs to stop.
The Diocese of Rhode Island is building a museum that will tell the story about how the church once profited from slavery.
Culture & Arts
As the curtain closes, Amazing Grace gets a standing ovation, with shouts and tears to boot. Maybe, I missed something. Maybe, I don't understand. It's okay that I don't like it because someone else did. But for me, it is not enough. It's too trapped in "history" to acknowledge the history that resides inside us.
“Roots,” one of the biggest events in television history, is coming back to the small screen.
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Multiracial, intergenerational communities have proudly proclaimed that Black lives matter. But "Black lives matter" seems to be associated only with Black men. I want to tell you, Mom, that when I chant those three words, when I march, lie in the streets, or raise my hands symmetrically in the air, I do so to assert your humanity too. You are worthy.
Culture & Arts
Portraits of individual Africans who were enslaved and brought to the Americas are incredibly rare, and in virtually all instances the portraits were done long after the horrors of the Middle Passage. There is one clear exception to this rule, however.
Bristol might be one of the most harmonious small towns you'll ever visit. With an abundance of spectacular homes and gardens, this little hard to get to town is now a magnet for destination weddings.
How would we calculate the value of what we today would call the intellectual property -- in medicine and other fields -- generated by slavery's suffering? I'm not sure. But a revival of efforts to do so would be a step toward reckoning with slavery's true legacy: our modern world.
Only within the past few years have maritime museums around the world addressed human trafficking as part of the larger maritime story.
Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor stops by HuffPost Live to chat with Ricky about the most violent scenes in "12 Years A Slave."
McQueen's unflinching revelation of Northup's struggle to maintain his dignity under the oppressive institution of slavery is a chance for Americans to engage the conversation we so desperately need -- the conversation about the "s" word -- "slavery."
As the businessman said to J. Douglas Holladay, "It's easy to make a fortune, but harder to make a difference." William Wilberforce made a difference and he indeed changed his times.
David Baldacci seems to write one book after another but unlike other authors who are this prolific, Baldacci creates stories that are fresh and well planned out. His latest novel The Forgotten is a prime example his action adventure best.
Coffee-table books are supposed to be heavy, on photos and in pounds. This latest history of black life in America by Henry
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Several organizations such as the Somaly Mam Foundation, Ecpatusa.org and The Body Shop have initiatives in place to combat the slave trade and sex trafficking and of children and young people. But most people are unaware that this is even happening.