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Slavery apparently is still legal in America. The 13th Amendment outlawed slavery in any form except as a punishment for crime. However, the 13th Amendment has not been upheld in the case of a Black man, Ramad Chatman. Chatman, a resident of Rome, Georgia, was initially given five years probation for breaking and entering an…

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There are many untold stories of Black Americans who were a vital part of the emancipation of our people and the building of the United States. One such story is that of Robert Smalls, a slave forced to serve in the Confederate Navy and his daring escape that freed slaves and captured a Confederate ship.…

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When it comes to teaching the horrors of slavery some elementary school teachers keep getting it wrong. The latest incident occurred at Shelburne Middle School in Staunton, Virginia, after a sixth-grade teacher separated her students by race as the film “Roots” played in the classroom. According to students, the unidentified teacher told the Black kids…

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In an act of outrageous insensitivity and ignorance, a lesson on African slave life in America has resulted in outrage and a teacher suspension. An unidentified teacher at Mt. Hebron High School in Howard County, Maryland was giving a lesson plan on the life of famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass. As part of the lesson, she gave the…

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Hercules was the slave of America’s first president, George Washington. Hercules was allowed to roam the streets of Philadelphia, which was then the capitol of the country, without being challenged. Because of his privileged status as Washington’s cook, he dressed in fine clothes and was allowed to generate an income. Washington held little regard for…

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Another White actress is in hot water for racial insensitivity in the name of feminism. Meryl Streep and her co-stars, including Carey Mulligan, were photoed wearing shirts that read “I’d rather be a rebel than a slave,” and now Black Twitter is pissed. The shirts are a part of a marketing campaign for Streep’s upcoming…

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The United States has an estimated 3 million Blacks who are Catholic and the recent visit of Pope Francis has put a spotlight on the Catholic faith. The numbers of Catholic clergy who are Black has always been a subject of some controversy. In 2012, out of the 40,000 Catholic priests in America there were…

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Not everyone is not up-to-date on the latest fashions; so when one couple posted a picture of their date, they were reminded harshly by Black Twitter about their wardrobe. The verbal bashing and memes that resulted were hilarious, but the pair were good sports about the whole episode. Here are the Twitter memes and responses:

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What price for a black slave In just a short period in 2014, America, especially black America, is learning a valuable lesson on the value of  black life. For some reason the intrinsic social value of black life is at an all time low. But there are other calculations in value that can be measured…

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An interesting note about the history of African American bondage brings up the little known figure of Jupiter Hammon. Hammon holds the dubious honor of being a slave in favor of slavery. But if we look deeper into his writing you can understand his logic. Hammond was in bondage all his life to the Lloyd…

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