Lawmaker tabled bill H.R. 414 in 2023 claiming the US has a ‘moral and legal obligation’ to make restitution to the descendants of slaves Bowman believes $14 T should be distributed to black people who make up 12 percent of US population Money could be paid out over five or 10 or 20 years in weekly […]

Comment on this storyCommentAdd to your saved storiesSave Natchez was the largest slave-trading market in Mississippi before the Civil War, and one of the largest in the country. Today, the city is full of the former homes of plantation owners and their slave quarters, though for many years, these sites didn’t acknowledge their Black history […]

“So, what do you want to do next?” The question shadowed the director Steve McQueen’s first tour of Hollywood, in late summer 2008. His debut film, “Hunger,” a mesmerizing and unsettling character study of the Irish revolutionary Bobby Sands, had electrified audiences in Cannes that May and won the prize for best first feature. In […]

A judge with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation ruled an 1866 treaty offers path to citizenship for Black slave descendants. In the United States, a judge for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation (MCN) has ruled in favour of citizenship for two descendants of Black slaves once owned by tribal members, potentially paving the way for hundreds of […]

The controversial memorial to the enslaved people who built | X/@DerykHayes A commemorative plaque placed in the lobby of the Broadus Chapel at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary that President Al Mohler says is meant to serve as a “prominent” acknowledgment of the contributions enslaved people made in building the Louisville, Kentucky, institution is being […]

Descendants of Black slaves in a tiny island community in the US state of Georgia have resumed a long-time legal battle against local government officials over a proposal to eliminate protections that for decades helped shield the Gullah-Geechee residents from high taxes and pressure to sell their land to developers. On Thursday, the residents of […]

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NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 23, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tonight, the heart of New York City will resonate with a poignant tribute as its iconic buildings don a solemn hue in honor of the International Day of Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. This visual gesture carries a profound significance, paying homage to […]

Council Leader Cammy Day writes in today’s Evening News about the UNESCO International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. Today marks the UNESCO International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. This evening, alongside the Lord Provost Robert Aldridge, we will be hosting a civic reception […]

The International African American Museum will soon open in Charleston, South Carolina, at one of the country’s most historically significant slave trading ports.Overlooking the sacred site of Gadsden’s Wharf, at which an estimated 45% of enslaved Africans entered America, the museum houses exhibits and artifacts exploring how African Americans’ labor and resistance shaped the nation […]

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