America’s Last Slave Ship Could Offer A Case For Reparations

By Jay Reeves, Apnews.com -

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama steamship owner Timothy Meaher financed the last slave vessel that brought African captives to the United States, and he came out of the Civil War a wealthy man. His [...]

400 Years After Slavery’s Start, No More Band-Aids

By Jessicah Pierre, Inequality.org -

Four hundred years ago this month, the first enslaved people from Africa arrived in Virginia. Slavery is often reduced to a crime of America’s long-ago past. But enslaved labor created the [...]

400 Years After Slavery’s Start, No More Band-Aids

By Jessicah Pierre, Otherwords.org -

Four hundred years ago this month, the first enslaved people from Africa arrived in Virginia. Slavery is often reduced to a crime of America’s long-ago past. But enslaved labor created the [...]

Rethinking 4th Of July With Historical Truths

Ray Raphael offers some context for the Declaration of Independence: In 1997, Pauline Maier published American Scripture, where she uncovered 90 state and local "declarations of independence" [...]

Starbucks Has A Slave Labor Problem

By Anna Canning, Fairworldproject.org -

Once again, Brazilian labor inspectors have found slave labor1 on plantations where Starbucks buys coffee. And not just any plantations, but ones that have been “certified” to Starbucks’ C.A.F.E. [...]

On Reparations, The Question Isn’t If, But When And How

By Zenobia Jeffries Warfield, Yesmagazine.org -

For nearly 250 years, enslaved Africans and their descendants toiled on the land and in the homes of White enslavers in the United States. They planted, fed, weeded, mowed, and harvested crops [...]

Celebrating Juneteenth With Bold New Ideas

By Jessicah Pierre, Otherwords.org -

One day in late June, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas. They carried some historic news: Legal slavery had ended some two and a half years ago with President Lincoln’s [...]

The Racist Roots Of American Policing: From Slave Patrols To Traffic Stops

By Connie Hassett-Walker, Theconversation.com -

Outrage over racial profiling and the killing of African Americans by police officers and vigilantes in recent years helped give rise to the Black Lives Matter movement. But tensions between the [...]

Unearthing The Black Newspaper That Sold The California Dream To Freed Slaves

By Shaya Tayefe Mohajer, Cjr.org -

STANDING ON SLAUSON AVENUE last month, Arianne Edmonds joined Angelenos who gathered along the 25-mile route of rapper Nipsey Hussle’s funeral procession. Thousands of fans thronged sidewalks to [...]

Federal Workers: Shutdown And Out

By Saurav Sarkar, Labornotes.org -

What would you do if management could force you to work without pay, lock you out with no consequences, and fire you for going on strike? That’s the situation facing 800,000 federal workers—and [...]

University Of Glasgow Commits To Pay Reparations For Profiting From African Enslavement, Providing A Model For Others To Follow

By David Love, Atlantablackstar.com -

Even as those who oppose reparations argue it is unfeasible or too costly, one British university is proving that it is both possible and necessary to make amends for the enslavement and genocide [...]

Noise Demos Ring In NYE Against Backdrop Of Prison Slavery

By Staff, Itsgoingdown.org -

This year in over 20 cities across the US and Canada, anarchists, abolitionists, autonomists, and other rebels took part in noise demonstrations on New Year’s Eve, as has become an ongoing [...]

Cuba Calls For Reparations For Descendants Of African Slave Trade

By Staff, Misiones.minrex.gob.cu -

We support the intervention made by the Bahamas on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Cuba engaged in negotiations and supported General Assembly resolutions 61/19 and 70/7, which [...]

Shockoe Bottom Advocates Demand Mayor Choose A Side

By Virginia Defenders, Popular Resistance. -

Longtime advocates for Shockoe Bottom have sent an Open Letter to Richmond, Va., Mayor Levar Stoney asking him to finally take a stand on whether he supports the community-generated proposal for [...]

Supreme Court: Difficult Nominations Have Lead To Historical Injustices

By Calvin Schermerhorn, The Conversation. -

Far from being unusual, the hurried and partisan Supreme Court confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh mirrors several notable examples of similarly politicized confirmations in U.S. [...]