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Details of Brutal First Slave Voyages Discovered

Article Details:<p>Author<p>Becky Little<p>Website Name<p>history.com<p>Year Published<p>2018<p>Title<p>Details of Brutal First Slave Voyages …

Black History

Pat McGrath’s Makeup Brand Has Surpassed Kylie Jenner, And Is Now Valued At Over $1 Billion

Pat McGrath was named the most influential make-up artist in the world back in 2017.<p>Legendary British makeup artist Pat McGrath has taken her …

You've Been Painting Rooms Wrong All These Years

Paint is one of the best ways to dramatically change a room, especially on a low budget. It may seem as simple as deciding on a color, buying paint, …

Trump's 'cruel' measures pushing US inequality to dangerous level, UN warns

Scorching report on poverty finds ‘systematic attack on welfare program’ will leave millions deprived of food and healthcare<p>Donald Trump is deliberately forcing millions of Americans into financial ruin, cruelly depriving them of food and other basic protections while lavishing vast riches on the …

United Nations

How often you should wash everything in your home, according to science

Wellness<p>A cleaning guide for your inner germophobe.<p>Cleanliness can be somewhat subjective: some folks wear things once and feel compelled to wash them, while others wear them five times before exposing them to some kind of soap. But when it comes to cleaning your home, there are some standards to …

E.coli

White spite: Education is at the center of Trump’s politics

<b>Betsy DeVos (AP/Susan Walsh)</b><p>“White Rage” author Carol Anderson discusses the Trump administration’s attacks on education<p>Jennifer Berkshire<p>November 5, 2017 4:59pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Editor's Note: Carol Anderson is the Charles Howard Candler Professor and Chair of …

Slave driver and ethnic cleanser, but populist? Most vicious president in U.S. history is Trump’s new role model

<b>(Strannik_fox via Shutterstock)</b><p>Trump’s populism, pulled from shadows of racism, sexism, economic jealousies and grievance politics, is ugly enough<p>Steven Rosenfeld<p>January 28, 2017 12:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>He was vain, brash, intolerant, impulsive, an unrepentant …

Native Americans

‘Sherlock Holmes of Armenian Genocide’ claims new evidence definitively ends case for denial

Turkey has failed to recognize the Armenian Genocide, which began in 1915 as World War I raged across Europe, for over a century but now new evidence …

Frederick Douglass On How Slave Owners Used Food As A Weapon Of Control

President Trump recently described Frederick Douglass as "an example of somebody who's done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I notice." The president's muddled tense – it came out sounding as if the 19th-century abolitionist were alive with a galloping Twitter following – …

Frederick Douglass

How the U.S. Government Locked Black Americans Out of Attaining the American Dream

The wealth gap between white Americans and black Americans is stark. The median white family has somewhere between 10 and 16 times the net worth of …

Income Inequality

How 1 of America’s Deadliest Police Forces Gets Away With Shooting and Killing Black People

On Monday, Nov. 13, 2013, a man called 911 and said he was the victim of a carjacking. The caller said a black woman he didn’t know asked him for a …

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow . Jim Crow Stories . U.S. in World War I | PBS

In 1917, Congress declared war on Germany. The black community supported the war, but with serious reservations; black soldiers, they knew, would …

The dark genius of “covfefe”: With one stupid tweet, Donald Trump is winning again

<b>(Twitter/realDonaldTrump/Getty/Molly Riley)</b><p>Liberals, put down the “covfefe” and pay attention: Trump is playing the role of Mr. Burns, and we’re all Homer<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>June 1, 2017 8:58am (UTC)<p>I have watched almost all 618 episodes of the animated TV series "The Simpsons." Along with "King of the …

Mo’Nique To Adrienne Bailon On Being Blackballed: ‘You’re Too Young To Understand, You Get A Pass’

“My loves. This BABY gets a pass. She is to [sic] young to even begin to understand. However @AdrienneBailon if you would like to discuss we open. …

Sherrod Brown lists the pre-existing conditions that will be lost under Trumpcare

<b>(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)</b><p>As the Ohio senator notes, real people will suffer if this bill becomes law<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>May 4, 2017 4:15pm (UTC)<p>Earlier this week, late-night talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel delivered an emotional monologue, describing how his newborn son had nearly died because of a …

White America’s death crisis: The pain is real, but our perception is warped by the “white racial frame”

<b>(Getty/mariapazmorales)</b><p>“Deaths of despair” soar among whites and it’s a national crisis yet there’s silence when black and brown folks die<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>March 29, 2017 3:20pm (UTC)<p>Donald Trump used naked bigotry and obvious racism to win the presidency. His slogan "Make America great again" was a …

Slave rebellion database created

<i>The Pan African Studies Department at CSUN has launched a Slave Rebellion Database on its Web site that comprises a collection of documents and data</i> …

‘African Kaiser’ chronicles WWI exploits of a German general in East Africa

Let me say that if all military histories were as thrilling and well-written as Robert Gaudi’s <b>“African Kaiser” (Caliber, $29, 436 pages),</b> I might …

East Africa

A town of freed slaves — on Robert E. Lee’s old estate — was destroyed to make Arlington cemetery

Freedman’s Village was a haven for so-called ‘contraband’ people<p>Sojourner Truth was outraged, but her feelings didn’t show in a letter she wrote …

5 of the worst atrocities carried out by British Empire, after 'historical amnesia' claims

The British people suffer "historical amnesia" over the atrocities committed by their former empire, an Indian MP and author has claimed.<p>Former UN …

Harvard Confronts Its Ties to Slavery; Ta-Nehisi Coates Calls for Reparations

Harvard University is the latest university to try to make amends with its slavery-tainted past.<p>On Friday the storied university held a conference to …

A History of Race and Racism in America, in 24 Chapters

<i>Many Americans might not know the more polemical side of race writing in our history. The canon of African-American literature is well established. Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, James Baldwin are familiar figures. Far less so is Samuel Morton (champion of the obsolete theory of polygenesis)</i> …

Freedom Rides challenge segregation in Deep South

The Freedom Ride movement began in 1961 with interstate buses driving into the Deep South to challenge segregation that persisted despite recent Supreme Court rulings.

When the black justice movement got too powerful, the FBI got scared and got ugly

In the 1970s, the surveillance and intimidation was no joke<p>On a sunny January day in 1969, a gun battle broke out during a meeting of the Black …

In ‘The Price for Their Pound of Flesh,’ black bodies matter

For a long time American historians have been steadily dismantling the moonlight-and-magnolias plantation myth of the Old South, which portrayed …

‘African-American’ History Month Underscores A Fear Of Blackness

Last Thursday, the man who has referred to the Black community off and on as “The Blacks,” stripped away the word that gets a certain segment of White people as pressed as a silk tie: Black. February 2017 will now be known as “National African-American History Month,” thanks to President Donald …

A taste of freedom: black America in the 19th century – in pictures

An archive made public by Cornell University goes beyond the cliches of cotton-pickers to show African Americans embracing life after slavery

Cornell University

This is what happened to black Germans under the Nazis

The other victims of Nazi racism, including Europe's Sinti and Roma, are now routinely named in commemoration, but not all survivors have had equal opportunities to have their story heard. One group of victims who have yet to be publicly memorialised is black Germans.<p>All those voices need to be …

A Nation Built On Freedom And Slavery

This week Americans celebrated the Fourth of July, with barbeques, beer, music, and fireworks, all packaged up in the celebration of freedom. That's the popular narrative for the birth of our country. But the truth is, the United States had many parents. Democracy was one. Slavery was another, …

In honor of Black History Month, here is how not to teach children about slavery

It's impossible to discuss American history without touching on one the darkest, longest chapters of our nation's past — slavery. So why can't we …