Slavery

Black Woman Attacked In Racist Post Tells Ole Miss Donor to Save His Apology

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The namesake of the University of Mississippi’s journalism school apologized Thursday for his Facebook that had photos of two …

Ole Miss

Workers Are Fasting Over Darigold's Dangerous Working Conditions: "The Carnage Is Daily and People Need Change"

Darigold's workers are fasting after the billion-dollar company refuses to fix labor issues at its dairies, which includes wage theft and sexual …

Sexual Harassment

Mapping Where Environmental Justice Is Most Threatened in the Carolinas

Eight places have long been vulnerable—and without them, we may not have the language, knowledge, and tools to fight environmental injustice in the age of climate change.<p><i>For more coverage of environmental justice in the Carolinas and Hurricane Florence, see</i> “The Black Communities That Have Fought …

African-American News

Matthew Ritchie wants you to become ‘The Demon in the Diagram’

The transdisciplinary artist’s new exhibition at the Moody encourages unconventional engagement and examination.

Painting

WWII Veteran & Bataan Death March Survivor Glenn Frazier Dies At Age 94

After surrendering to Japanese forces, Frazier was forced to embark on the harrowing 65-mile Bataan Death March in the Philippines when he was just …

Prisoners of War

Ultra-Orthodox Jews prepare for upcoming Sukkot holiday in Jerusalem

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men check myrtle branches to be used in rituals during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood, …

Sukkot

Tourists Are Surfing North Korea—But at What Cost?

On a warm summer day in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the totalitarian dictatorship better known as North Korea, turquoise water rolls lazily toward a pristine beach, where surfers are suiting up. A mix of locals and foreigners, they splash into the empty sets and laugh as they carve …

North Korea

Mike Tomlin discusses Operation Underground Railroad on the Locker Room

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was on the Locker Room today with Tunch Ilken and Craig Wolfley discussing a subject very close to his heart.<p>Tomlin has become deeply involved with the non-profit group Operation Underground Railroad, which fights the child kidnapping and slave trade …

Underground Railroad

Trailer for Capernaum, a "neorealist movie" about street kids, slum life, modern slavery and migration

Lebanese director Nadine Labaki's Capernaum won this year's Cannes Jury Prize; it premiered in Lebanon this week and will be in North American …

Film Festivals

The Future Is in Africa, and China Knows It

During the past decade, China has been investing a lot of money in sub-Saharan Africa:<p>Playing the Long Game<p>New Chinese direct foreign investment in Africa<p>Source: American Enterprise Institute<p>Some Western observers worry that this represents a new form of colonialism. Given the continent’s history …

Opinion

Farrakhan Denounces Sexism, Homophobia

<i>By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected]</i><p>Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan has been known as a fiery orator who supports Black …

Louis Farrakhan

Police hunt scar-faced man after modern slavery incident in Caversham

A teenage boy was allegedly forced to wash dishes for 12 hours in an incident in Caversham police are treating as modern slavery.<p>Thames Valley Police …

Thames Valley Police

JMU exhibit tells history of slavery in America

<b>HARRISONBURG</b> — The fall exhibition at James Madison University’s Lisanby Museum tells the history of enslavement in America, starting with the first …

Black History

10 Corporations That Give Capitalism a Bad Name

Free markets are essential to economic growth and political liberties. There’s no denying this anymore. International trade and tolerable tax …

Royal Dutch Shell

Bill to Address Trafficking in Seafood Supply Chain Introduced in U.S.

U.S. Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo (D-Guam) introduced the “Human Trafficking and IUU Fishing Act” (H.R.6834) on Monday.<p>The bill, with …

Human Rights

Letters: We cannot predict the policies of a future Scotland

Our opponents, with complete control of the media, responded with a huge lie. They would have done so no matter which one we had chosen. They could …

University of Glasgow

The seafood trade deficit is a diversionary tactic

Lately, politicians, bureaucrats and journalists have begun lamenting the fact that the United States runs a seafood trade deficit. Secretary of …

Trade Deficits

Abolition Shed museum to tell Bristol's slave trade past not to be as sale for pizza bar agreed

A proposal to turn one of the last remaining dockside buildings on Bristol’s harbour into a museum and tourist attraction focused on the city’s slave …

Abolition

He 162: Hitler's Massively Flawed Wooden Jet Fighter

Despite its shortcomings, the He 162 was an elegant little design that, given a more measured manufacturing process, sturdier components and …

Military History

Investigators Find Slave Labor on Starbucks-Certified Brazil Coffee Plantation

By Daniela Penha and Roberto Cataldo, Translator<p><i>This story was produced via a co-publishing partnership between Mongabay and Repórter Brasil and can</i> …

Plantations

Africa’s ancient practices are being digitized for the future

The digital revolution, often described as “leapfrogging,” has brought real change to Africa. In finance, communication, and entertainment, technology has allowed African innovators to skip a step, bypassing the West in significant ways as the continent tries to catch up to more industrialized …

Innovation

Pinellas Sheriff Says Viral Video Caused Unnecessary Alarm

A viral Facebook video posted by a Dunedin woman is creating a panic in the community and a headache for the Pinellas County Sheriff.<p>DUNEDIN, FL – A …

Salvation Army

Robots, Replicants, and Artificial People: The Science Behind ‘Blade Runner’

Seeker's Bad Science podcast explores genetic engineering and android anxiety in director Ridley Scott's classic 1982 sci-fi film.<p>Regularly ranked …

Blade Runner

Slavery After Rome, 500-1100 - Alice Rio - Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press

The Atlantic Project, After The Future // September 28–October 21, 2018

<b>The Atlantic Project</b><b><br>After The Future</b><br>September 28–October 21, 2018<p><b>Opening:</b> September 28, 6–10:30pm<br>Plymouth Guildhall<p><b>The Atlantic Project</b><br>c/o The Arts …

Plymouth

Correction: Brazil Has Not Made Yoruba an Official Language

<i>Yesterday, reports circulated in Nigerian media that Brazil had adopted Yoruba as an official foreign language. We reported on it suggesting it was</i> …

Curriculum Development

‘Unrequited Toil’: A New Book on the History of U.S. Slavery

<i>This post is part of our blog series that announces the publication of selected new books in African American History and African Diaspora Studies.</i> …

History

Smugglers pave path for migrants from Africa to Europe

Migrants attempt to open the rear door of a truck at the Brittany ferry port in Ouistreham, northwestern France, on September 18, 2018. (AFP)<p>Updated …

Iowa

Princess Eugenie Travels to Serbia to Help Fight Human Trafficking Ahead of Her Royal Wedding

With her royal wedding less than a month away, Princess Eugenie is continuing her work to end modern slavery.<p>Last week, the 28-year-old royal …

Royal Weddings

Universities must follow Glasgow and own up to their role in the slave trade | Afua Hirsch

Pity our universities. They have become globalised into a competitive market, each one’s brand resting on the depth of its history, the accomplishments of its alumni, and the integrity of its intellectual rigour. What happens when these very features turn out to be in conflict? Take the University …

Opinion (UK)