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Op-Ed: What have we learned from Black History Month? Special

Black History Month is celebrated every February in the United States. As the month comes to a close, it is a good time to reflect on what we have learned. Books, documentaries, and feature films are resources for gleaning new information.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 28 comments

Plan for ballpark near historic Virginia slave market site advances

A controversial plan to build a minor league baseball stadium near the historic site of a slave marketplace and burial ground in Virginia's capital cleared another hurdle on Monday night as ...
In the Media by Gary Robertson (Reuters) - 1 comment

'12 Years a Slave' wins Bafta for best film

London - Harrowing historical epic "12 Years a Slave" won the best film award on Sunday at the Baftas, seen as an indicator for the upcoming Oscars.The film, adapted from Solomon Northup's 1853 memoir, took the most prestigious prize at a star-studded ceremony ...
In the Media by AFP

Odious cases in the Court of Appeal

London - In the UK, the Court of Appeal can not only quash convictions or reduce sentences, it can increase sentences, as it did this week.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

No justice for Nepal's slave girls

Kathmandu - Nine-year-old Manjita Chaudhary had never spent a night away from her parents when her father sold her to a Nepalese policeman for $25.
In the Media by Ammu Kannampilly (AFP)

Op-Ed: Slavery movie destroys American icon

Baton Rouge - Other countries hide their worst obscenities. America makes them sympathetic heroes in movies like “Gone With the Wind.” A series of later movies tells the true story.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Islam, slavery and rape today

A letter to a New Zealand publication this week claims that Islam permits the trade in women for purposes of sexual gratification.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 9 comments

Qatar's migrant workers are little better than slaves

Qatar's population is growing at an astonishing rate, driven by an urgent need to support an infrastructure development program estimated to cost $220 billion over the next decade. There are 1.4 million migrants in Qatar, 94 percent of the workforce.
In the Media by Karen Graham

The strange case of the Brixton ‘slaves’

Brixton - One of the big stories in the UK this week is that of three women said to have been held as slaves for up to 30 years in the capital.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 6 comments

Review: 12 Years a Slave — Sociopaths and the lie of superiority Special

Everyone knows them, people who believe they are superior to others because...What comes next is irrelevant as there is no such thing as a superior human but there are sociopaths who believe their income, race, sex, intelligence, etc. makes them superior.
Digital Journal Report by Ruth Hull - 7 comments
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The Fear in Economics

Poverty is not a result of just insufficient funds or resources. Poverty is driven by and is a direct result of...
Nov 27, 2012 by Ronald Planesi

Juneteenth Needs More Attention

In this day of instant messages can you imagine what it was like when some urgent information took days, week or even...
Jun 14, 2011 by Tim O'Brien - 2 comments
 

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