Tag: slavery

Things of interest

Things of interest

| July 2, 2014

Here’s one of our favorite site online. It’s put together by veteran journalist Richard Prince and constantly features topics of interest. As we approach the Fourth of July, pay special attention to some of the work here: http://mije.org/richardprince/protecting-slavery-key-new-july-4-narrative

Read More

Rev. Stewart Speaks! I am Free!

Rev. Stewart Speaks! I am Free!

| June 25, 2014

By the Rev. Dr. Lakeya Stewart, M.Div., D.Min., ABD Artist the Rev. Milton Brunson sang a song that started off like this: “I am free. Praise the Lord, I’m free. No longer bound, No more chains holding me….” In the spirit of that song, I challenge you to shout from the rooftop, “I am free!” […]

Read More

Jailed illegal immigrants being used as cheap labor by feds

Jailed illegal immigrants being used as cheap labor by feds

| May 30, 2014

Hmmm. Does this reek of a bit of hypocrisy? And, does sound like something near to slave labor? Seems to us there was a time when “prisoners” in ancient times were placed in slavery. Just asking… Using Jailed Migrants as a Pool of Cheap Labor By IAN URBINAMAY Continue reading the main storySlide Show SLIDE […]

Read More

Critic: Twenty years since Human Rights Act, work only half done

Critic: Twenty years since Human Rights Act, work only half done

| December 19, 2013

U.N. officials and countries around the world take time to reflect on the limited successes and some shortfalls in human rights records worldwide.

Read More

Dr. Ben Carson: A case study in mental health

Dr. Ben Carson: A case study in mental health

| October 23, 2013

Has Dr. Benjamin Solomon Carson, noted neurosurgeon, lost his mind? He shocked not only the nation, but the world, when he said, “Obamacare is really, I think, the worst that has happened in this nation, since slavery.”

Read More

Black Brit director Steve McQueen looks at American slavery in new film

Black Brit director Steve McQueen looks at American slavery in new film

| October 15, 2013

By Kam Williams Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper  Kam Williams: I’ve loved all three of your feature films, this new one, and “Hunger” and “Shame” as well. They are so different from each other and yet quite remarkable and memorable, each in their own way. SM: Thank you. Well, I do my best. I’m just happy that […]

Read More

A retrograde Supreme Court

| August 13, 2013

By Lee A. Daniels—No matter how much some commentators try to spin the not guilty verdict of George Zimmerman as an example that the legal system worked properly, the freeing of Trayvon Martin’s killer actually underscores multiple bitter truths. One is that for black Americans, “the law” has more often been predator than protector.

Read More