The NFL and NBA have demanded that players, coaches and staff stand for the National Anthem or suffer punishment. Rapper, Common, stated that this is modern day slavery… a”do as I say” master mentality. Do you agree?
President Trump said, “removing beautiful confederate statues….so foolish.” He along with many other people argue that the confederate flag, the statues, the monuments are all apart of this country’s history. However, others argue that the history behind these symbols are offensive and a reminder of a dark time in American history. What do you think? […]
A new study finds that the counties or areas of the country where slavery was most prevalent today vote Republican and continue to have the least progressive views on race.
Fox News mouthpiece Geraldo Rivera announced that he resigned from his position as an associate fellow of Calhoun College after Yale University said it was renaming its college that pays tribute to John C. Calhoun, a former slave owner and notorious white supremacist. “Been an honor but intolerant insistence on political correctness is lame,” Rivera […]
NBC News Los Angeles reports the Los Angeles United School District is investigating a teacher who gave a word problem to 7-year-olds that featured slaves, cotton picking, “masters,” the "missus," and the “Big House.”
Harriet Jacobs was a former slave who penned an autobiography detailing her escape from an oppressive master who made sexual advances towards her. Jacobs became a darling of the anti-slavery movement with the publication of her book, Incidents In The Life Of A Slave Girl, helping other slaves by way of her celebrity. Jacobs was born […]
Yale University announced that John C. Calhoun College will be renamed after computer scientist Grace Murray Hopper.
Housingfest Unplugged, 6 p.m. Tonight The Urbanites are excited to host a social evening for a great cause, in support of HousingFest – A Concert to End Homelessness. In partnership with Triple C Brewing Company, $1 from every beer sold at the event will be contributed to HousingFest and the mission of ending homelessness in […]
In the 19th Century, slavery and racism was still entrenched in the U.S., but opposition was growing. David Walker, an outspoken abolitionist, released a pamphlet calling for the end of slavery by any means necessary and made himself one of the most wanted and feared men of his time. Born in Wilmington, N.C. in […]
"13th" analyzes the criminalization of African-Americans, the U.S. prison boom, and their connections to the 13th Amendment.