What the US can learn from Africa about slavery reparations

Activists mark National Reparations Day in Washington, D.C., on July 1, 2019. Alex Wong/Getty Images Kwasi…

‘Harriet’ gives the public another look at slave resistance

When it comes to the definition of what an American hero looks like, Harriet Tubman would…

Mississippi: Home of plantation living for black families

New Orleans, LA — Dr. Antoinette Harrell, known as the “Slavery Detective of the South,” is…

Unmasking ‘The Whipping Man’

Jarrod M. Smith has the opportunity of his lifetime. The “Whipping Man” star” is taking  full…

’12 Years a Slave’ Impacts the Oscars

I had the audacity of seeing ’12 years a Slave.’ I am thankful I had the…

Remembering our Blackness

African Americans have lost their blackness. As a race, the identity crisis of this group people…

Much Ado About ’12 Years a Slave’

Much have been said about “12 Years a Slave.” The epic slave film, directed by Steve…

Football Fumbles: Pale to the Redskins

  A slur is a slur. No matter how you cover it up and pretend its…

‘Slavery by Another Name’ Hits Right Note

Author Douglas A. Blackmon took a column he wrote a decade ago about slavery in this…