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Harvard University is being accused of profiting off images of slaves from the 1850s.
Politics
Enslaved Africans, first brought to what would become the U.S. in 1619, were not voluntary immigrants.
Black Voices
Donella Wilson says she's with Hillary Clinton.
Comedy
A man in Mississippi has offered up the old slave quarters on his property to Bill O'Reilly for up to a year, rent free. The Fox News host recently made remarks in response to First Lady Michelle Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention.
Parenting
It was the first night of Passover, and I was trying to coax my four-year-old into a clean outfit for the Seder. Her polka-dotted tank top from two summers ago and mismatched biking shorts didn't seem appropriate for a formal religious dinner on a cold evening in Chicago.
New York
But there are other, mostly positive things happening in New York that other cities across the country would be well-served
Politics
Kudos to the Treasury Department which has announced that Harriet Tubman's face will grace the front of the redesigned $20 bill, making her the first woman in more than a century and first African American ever to be represented on the face of an American paper note.
Black Voices
The Prime Minister of Jamaica: The honorable Portia Simpson-Miller. A woman with the strength, gumption and assertiveness to ask for the reparations the Caribbean deserves. YES! Thoughts?
Media
"You think I'm just pulling your leg. I am not."
Politics
The gigantic cover banner headline, "CLOWN RUNS FOR PREZ," appeared on the New York Daily News the morning following real estate mogul Donald Trump's announced run for the office of the presidency.
Black Voices
During my childhood I was aware that I was different in color from the majority of people around me, but my father and mother emphasized brainpower, not color. Color was what you were, but not using your brain was a choice.
Black Voices
From 12 to 50 it's assumed we're packing, assumed that like the Hulk or zombies we possess superhuman, virtually unstoppable destructive power. So where an average citizen may disagree, even argue and berate a police officer, treating them as the public servant that they indeed are, a black man, if he wishes to continue living, must channel his ancestors. His slave ancestors. Today, in a world of black presidents, electric cars and talking iPhones, it's so hard to convince young black men, like my 13-year-old son, that if a police officer merely perceives you are a lethal threat, he may shoot you dead. So what I have to drill into him, since I want him to continue to live, is to listen to his Guardian Slave and be preternaturally polite and respectful no matter how ugly and unreasonable the policeman's demand. Then at least he'll probably only be tased.
Politics
While some nations have imposed voting as mandatory for all citizens, the process of disenfranchisement in the US appears to be tolerated and/or encouraged at least by some political elites who claim to represent us as a whole.
Politics
Bury The Chains is the story of the fight to end slavery in the British Empire at the end of the 18th Century.
Religion
What remarkably few in America know is that today in both this country and around the world there are an estimated 27 million men, women, and children in bondage via the blight of human trafficking.
Black Voices
On November 11th, 1831 Nat Turner leader of the slave revolt was hanged after leading a violent slave rebellion in Virginia
Videos
Ahmed reports on the labor abuses in Qatar as it prepares to host the World Cup.