100s of Black Boys Say They Were Modern Day Slaves

100s of Black Boys Say They Were Modern Day Slaves at a Recently Closed Arthur G. Dozier Reform School *Antoinette Harrell is a genealogist, activist, and peonage detective who spent decades tracking down slavery in the deep south. The peonage research of Harrell led her to investigate peonage at the…

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Writer, PS3 Madden Champion, Chess Player (you can't beat me lol) and activist for change for a better tomorrow.

Singer talks about growing up black: “We’re all on the same team”

          Deletta Gillespie, who is black, learned her first painful lesson about racism at age five. “My best friend Jeanette was a little white girl who lived three doors down from me,” said Gillespie on Monday to an audience at the Blue Mountain Community College Arts…

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Writer, PS3 Madden Champion, Chess Player (you can't beat me lol) and activist for change for a better tomorrow.

Florida Lawmakers Prepare To Apologize To Families Of Four Black Men Wrongly Accused Of Rape

None of the four victims, accused of raping a 17-year-old White woman in 1949, are still alive. Florida House leaders on Tuesday passed an historic measure to exonerate four Black men who were wrongly accused of rape in 1949 in Groveland, Florida, “then tortured, murdered or unjustly imprisoned after one of…

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Biloxi Miss. renames MLK Day, Internet outraged | theGrio

The city of Biloxi, Mississippi, announced that its offices would be closed on Monday for something called “Great Americans Day,” and people definitely noticed. Despite the city’s claims that “Great Americans Day” is just what Monday is called in their state (it’s Martin Luther King Day everywhere else), it doesn’t…

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Arkansas School Board Member Under Fire For Wearing Racist Blackface Costume 

An elected member of a school board in Arkansas has been urged to resign after images surfaced showing him in blackface. Ted Bonner of the Blevins School District allegedly wore the costume at a Halloween party several weeks ago, KATV, an ABC station in Little Rock, reported: The photos showed Bonner in blackface…

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6 Instances that Prove White Abolitionists Still Viewed Black People as Inferior – Atlanta Black Star

H/T AtlantaBlackstar.com White Abolitionists Ran the Movement According to Amherst College Black Studies professor David Blight, the issue of race carried over into the abolitionist movement. While white and Black abolitionists wanted to get rid of slavery, they often disagreed on how. In many cases, white abolitionists dominated the movement.“And…

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Writer, PS3 Madden Champion, Chess Player (you can't beat me lol) and activist for change for a better tomorrow.

‘My ancestors owned your ass’: Angry Texas couple yells black teen ‘does not belong in America’

Live Facebook video caught a Texas couple shouting racial slurs at an African-American teenage girl. According to Media Takeout, the girl was dining with her family after church at Chester’s Hamburgers restaurant in San Antonio and began streaming the encounter live on Facebook after the couple made racial statements. “So,…

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