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Op-Ed: John Marshall was Pro-Slavery Extremist Even by 19th Century Standards. Change CSU Law School’s Name.

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click to enlarge Cleveland State University Last December, Scene published my essay explaining why Cleveland State University should change the name of our public law school. I won’t rehash my entire argument here. But it bears repeating that the fourth chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, John Marshall, owned......

The Fight to Legalize Gay Marriage, the Woman Who Couldn’t Be Silenced and Other New Books to Read

Smithsonian
When Hawaiian broadcast engineer Genora Dancel fell in love with Ninia Baehr, the daughter of a co-worker, in the summer of 1990, she had no qualms about proposing. But the pair soon faced an obstacle beyond their control: Hawaii, like every other American state at the time, prohibited same-sex couples......

How a ‘slavery’ uproar at Juilliard School threatens the future of artistic expression

NYPost
Heather Mac Donald Turn on CNN or open The New York Times, and you may encounter someone explaining how exhausting it is to be a black person. Source – For more click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here Break’n Pics – Click here for......

The True History Behind Amazon Prime’s ‘Underground Railroad’

Smithsonian
SMITHSONIANMAG.COM | May 13, 2021, 7 a.m. When Cora, the fictional protagonist of Colson Whitehead’s 2016 novel The Underground Railroad, steps onto a boxcar bound for the North, the train’s conductor offers her a wry word of advice: “If you want to see what this nation is all about, I......

Researchers work to identify, find, digitize records for enslaved Texans

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Researchers work to identify, find, digitize records for enslaved Texans – CBS News Watch CBSN Live CBS News producer Rodney Hawkins digs deep into his family’s past with the help of the Lone Star Slavery Project at Stephen F.......

Before the Civil War, New Orleans Was the Center of the U.S. Slave Trade

Smithsonian
Waiting for the slave ship United States near the New Orleans wharves in October 1828, Isaac Franklin may have paused to consider how the city had changed since he had first seen it from a flatboat deck 20 years earlier. The New Orleans that Franklin, one of the biggest slave......

Health official alleges ‘sexual slavery’ in Tigray

Reuters
The young mother was trying to get home with food for her two children when she says soldiers pulled her off a minibus in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, claiming it was overloaded. It was the beginning of an 11-day ordeal in February, during which she says she was repeatedly raped by......

House panel advances bill to weigh slavery reparations

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here A House committee late Wednesday took an unprecedented step to advance legislation to examine whether the federal government should provide slavery reparations to African Americans. Democrats, who control the majority, passed the bill without any GOP support after engaging......

UK investors expand anti-slavery push to construction, materials sectors

Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) – A UK investor coalition that presses companies to unearth modern-day slavery in their supply chains said on Monday it was going to expand its campaign into the construction and materials sectors. FILE PHOTO: Construction workers are seen working at a site in London, following the outbreak of......

Person Working In An Amazon Warehouse Shares What His Day Looks Like Hour-By-Hour And People Are Saying This Is Modern Day Slavery

IA
Working at Amazon and the sometimes inhumane ways the company treats its employees has been on a lot of people’s minds lately. Just yesterday, We published an article about entrepreneur Dan Price’s insights about how Amazon exploits the people that work for it. However, this story isn’t about Price. It’s......

How the Rosenwald Schools Shaped a Generation of Black Leaders

Smithsonian
SMITHSONIANMAG.COM | March 30, 2021, 9:33 a.m. Little more than a century ago, deep in America’s rural South, a community-based movement ignited by two unexpected collaborators quietly grew to become so transformative, its influence shaped the educational and economic future of an entire generation of African American families. Between 1917......

Decades Before the Civil War, Black Activists Organized for Racial Equality

Smithsonian
In summer 1836, white residents of Cincinnati rioted, not for the first time, against their black neighbors. On this occasion, the Ohioans rallied first against the city’s newly established abolitionist newspaper, The Philanthropist, destroying editor James Birney’s printing press and throwing the pieces into the Ohio River. From there they......

How a Cuban Spy Sabotaged New York’s Thriving Illicit Slave Trade

Smithsonian
The men of the “Portuguese Company,” about a dozen in total, arrived in 1850s Manhattan ready to bring the illegal slave trade to America’s mega-metropolis. Hailing from Brazil, Portugal and Angola, the group earned their moniker from their common tongue. They were attracted by New York’s large port, with ample......

How Black Women Brought Liberty to Washington in the 1800s

Smithsonian
A city of monuments and iconic government buildings and the capital of a global superpower, Washington, D.C. is also a city of people. Originally a 100-square-mile diamond carved out of the southern states of Maryland and Virginia, Washington has been inseparably tied to the African-American experience from its inception, starting......

Reparations would be unjust and tear our nation apart

NYPost
Josh Hammer A bill now before the House of Representatives would set up a commission to “examine slavery and discrimination in the colonies and the United States from 1619 to the present and recommend appropriate remedies.” We all know what the euphemistic wording means in plain English: modern-day reparations for......

Even the non-woke should support just demands for reparations

NYPost
Matthew Walther White House officials this week indicated that Team Biden is ready to “start acting” on the question of reparations for African Americans. The news is sure to set off speculation about a civil war on the left over the issue, between progressives and “moderates.” But a more interesting......

America’s First Black Physician Sought to Heal a Nation’s Persistent Illness

Smithsonian
James McCune Smith was not just any physician. He was the first African American to earn a medical degree, educated at the University of Glasgow in the 1830s, when no American university would admit him. For this groundbreaking achievement alone, Smith warrants greater appreciation. But Smith was also one of......

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