Slavery

Attorney General William Barr speaks during a press conference about Operation Legend at the Dirksen Federal Building Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Chicago. Barr said the operation was "critical in cutting Chicago's murder rate roughly in half since before the operation." (Pat Nabong/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
September 18, 2020 - 2:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr drew sharp condemnation Thursday for comparing lockdown orders during the coronavirus pandemic to slavery. In remarks Wednesday night at an event hosted by Hillsdale College, Barr had called the lockdown orders the “greatest intrusion on civil...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden pauses on stage during a CNN town hall in Moosic, Pa., Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
September 17, 2020 - 9:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Joe Biden says Russia will pay a price for interfering in U.S. elections if he wins the White House. The former vice president said Thursday during a CNN town hall staged near his birth city of Scranton,...
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Mark Morgan, the acting Customs and Border Protection commissioner, talks about the soon-to-be completed 300th mile of new border wall during a news conference prior to a campaign rally for President Donald Trump, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in Yuma, Ariz. (Randy Hoeft/The Yuma Sun via AP)
September 14, 2020 - 2:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Monday blocked imports from four companies and a manufacturing facility in northwestern China suspected of using forced labor from people detained as part of a sweeping crackdown on ethnic minorities in the region. Companies that ship clothing and other cotton goods,...
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People watch fireworks near the Washington Monument on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
September 02, 2020 - 12:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A task force commissioned by the Washington, D.C., government has recommended renaming, relocating or adding context to dozens of monuments, schools, parks and buildings because of their namesakes' participation in slavery or racial oppression. Among the targets are the Washington...
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People watch fireworks near the Washington Monument on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
September 01, 2020 - 10:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A task force commissioned by the Washington, D.C., government has recommended renaming, relocating or adding context to dozens of monuments, schools, parks and buildings because of their namesakes' participation in slavery or racial oppression. Among the targets are the Washington...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2020, file photo, State Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, discusses one of the more than one dozen budget trailer bills before the Senate at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. California lawmakers are setting up a task force to study and make recommendations for reparations to African-Americans, particularly the descendants of slaves, as the nation struggles again with civil rights and unrest following the latest shooting of a Black man by police. The state Senate supported creating the nine-member commission on a bipartisan 33-3 vote Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
August 29, 2020 - 8:44 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are setting up a task force to study and make recommendations for reparations to African Americans, particularly the descendants of slaves, as the nation struggles again with civil rights and unrest following the latest shooting of a Black man by...
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John Guess Jr., CEO Emeritus of the Houston Museum of African American Culture, talks about the bronze statue "The Spirit of The Confederacy" on display at the museum, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in Houston. The bronze statue, called "Spirit of The Confederacy," was removed from a downtown Houston park in June following a March 2018 recommendation by a task force established by Mayor Sylvester Turner. The statue, which has been in storage following its removal, arrived at the Houston Museum of African American Culture on Monday. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 18, 2020 - 3:11 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston museum dedicated to conserving African American culture said Tuesday that its decision to display a more than 100-year-old Confederate statue is about providing Black Americans with a way to confront slavery’s painful legacy and include their lived experiences in the...
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FILE - This June 19, 2019 file photo shows U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue, left, talking to the media with prosecutor Moira Penza outside Brooklyn federal court after NXIVM defendant Keith Raniere was found guilty on all counts, in New York. A judge has set an Oct. 27, 2020 sentencing date for Raniere, leader of an upstate New York self-improvement group who was convicted last year on charges that he turned some of followers into sex slaves. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 14, 2020 - 12:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The leader of a cult-like self-improvement group in upstate New York who was convicted last year on charges that he turned some of his followers into sex slaves will face sentencing on Oct. 27, a judge said Friday. In a conference call, U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis told...
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In this undated photo provided by The Korea Botanical Garden, statues of a man kneeling in front of a girl symbolizing victims of sexual slavery by Japan's World War II military at the Korea Botanical Garden in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The statue has become the latest subject of diplomatic sensitivity between the countries, with Tokyo's top government spokesman questioning whether the figure represents Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. (The Korea Botanical Garden via AP)
July 28, 2020 - 6:28 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A pair of new statues in South Korea of a man kneeling in front of a girl symbolizing a victim of sexual slavery by Japan’s wartime military is the latest subject of diplomatic sensitivity between the countries, with Tokyo’s government spokesperson questioning whether the...
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Faustina Bema, a candidate for Novice of the Sisters of the Holy Family, prays inside a chapel during a retreat at their Mother House in New Orleans, Thursday, July 23, 2020. In the archdioceses of New Orleans and Chicago, top leaders are encouraging their schools to place a new emphasis on teaching about racial justice, as well as the history of Black Catholics. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
July 25, 2020 - 8:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The history of Black Catholics in the U.S. is a dramatic mix of struggles and breakthroughs, but it has been largely ignored in the curriculum of Catholic schools. That may soon change. Amid the national tumult over racial injustice, there are high-level calls for the schools to...
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