Slavery

June 19, 2018 - 9:41 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — In Charleston, South Carolina, once a key slave trading port, the city council has voted to apologize for slavery. By voice vote, the Charleston City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution denouncing slavery, promising tolerance in the future and proposing an office of...
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June 19, 2018 - 9:31 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — In Charleston, South Carolina, once a key slave trading port, the city council adopts a resolution apologizing slavery.
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June 19, 2018 - 8:18 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on a resolution to apologize for slavery (all times local): 8:20 p.m. A South Carolina city councilman has drawn a comparison between slavery and the immigration policy that has resulted in children being separated from their families. Charleston City Councilman...
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South Carolina Radio Network
June 19, 2018 - 11:09 am
JUNE 19, 2018 BY RENEE SEXTON (South Carolina Radio Network) When Clemson English professor and author Dr. Susanna Ashton first discovered the story of Charleston slave Samuel Williams, she didn’t know his real name. Samuel Williams (Source: Williams family) She published Williams’ slave narrative...
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June 18, 2018 - 11:09 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina city where almost half of all the slaves brought to the United States first set foot on American soil is ready to apologize for its role in the slave trade. The resolution expected to be passed by the Charleston City Council on Tuesday offers a...
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June 16, 2018 - 10:55 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina city that served as a port for slaves will consider an apology for its role in the buying and selling of people. News outlets report Charleston's city council will consider a two-page apology resolution Tuesday, which is also "Juneteenth," a celebration of...
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June 06, 2018 - 12:30 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A white South Carolina restaurant manager has pleaded guilty to abusing and enslaving a mentally challenged black employee. The U.S. Department of Justice says Bobby Paul Edwards of Conway pleaded guilty Monday to one count of forced labor. Prosecutors say Edwards admitted...
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In this combination photo Kanye West speaks at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York on Aug. 28, 2016, left, and Stevie Wonder attends the TIDAL X: Brooklyn 3rd Annual Benefit Concert in New York on Oct. 17, 2017. Wonder has called out West for saying slavery is a “choice,” calling the idea “foolishness” likening it to Holocaust denial. Wonder brought up West without prompting during an interview Thursday, May 10, 2018, after a show at a West Hollywood club. (AP Photo)
May 11, 2018 - 7:58 pm
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Stevie Wonder has called out Kanye West for saying slavery is a choice, calling the idea "foolishness" and likening it to Holocaust denial. Wonder brought up West without prompting during an interview Thursday after a show at a West Hollywood club. "There's been a lot...
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May 05, 2018 - 3:08 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia mother accused of selling her two young daughters to be raped has entered a guilty plea on the same day the man accused of raping them was convicted. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the victims' mother, a 25-year-old Union City woman, pleaded guilty Friday to two...
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2016, file photo. Kanye West appears at the MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York. West has called American slavery “a choice.” In an interview Tuesday on “TMZ Live,” West said, “When you hear about slavery for 400 years, for 400 years, that sounds like a choice.” West also told TMZ that he became addicted to opioids that doctors prescribed after he had surgery for liposuction in 2016. He was hospitalized for a week and had to cut short a tour. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
May 02, 2018 - 2:09 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before the last one had a chance to simmer down, Kanye West caused another stir, calling American slavery a "choice" in an interview Tuesday. "When you hear about slavery for 400 years, for 400 years, that sounds like choice," West said on "TMZ Live" after questions on his pro-...
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