Slavery

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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April 27, 2018 - 2:07 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — U.S. authorities have arrested the son of a former president of the West African country of Guinea and his wife for allegedly enslaving a countrywoman in their Texas home. Mohamed and Denise Cros-Toure were being held in a federal detention facility Friday pending a...
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April 27, 2018 - 12:25 pm
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A historic North Carolina women's college has apologized for having once owned slaves. The Winston-Salem Journal reports a research report released Thursday showed Salem Academy and College owned slaves who worked on campus as housekeepers, among other roles. The school...
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Part of a statue depicting chained people is on display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new memorial to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings, Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Montgomery, Ala. The national memorial aims to teach about America's past in hope of promoting understanding and healing. It's scheduled to open on Thursday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
April 23, 2018 - 6:29 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Visitors to the new National Memorial for Peace and Justice first glimpse them, eerily, in the distance: Brown rectangular slabs, 800 in all, inscribed with the names of more than 4,000 souls who lost their lives in lynchings between 1877 and 1950. Each pillar is 6 feet (2...
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In this Wednesday, April 18, 2018 photo, Josephine Bolling McCall poses with a photo of her father, lynching victim Elmore Bolling, at her home in Montgomery, Ala. Bolling is among thousands of lynching victims remembered at the new National Memorial for Peace and Justice, erected with donations by the Alabama-based Equal Justice Initiative. The memorial and an accompanying museum, which aim to tell the story of racial oppression in the United States, open April 26. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)
April 21, 2018 - 9:26 am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Elmore Bolling defied the odds against black men and built several successful businesses during the harsh era of Jim Crow segregation in the South. He had more money than a lot of whites, which his descendants believe was all it took to get him lynched in 1947. He was shot...
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March 15, 2018 - 9:57 am
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to more than 40 years in prison after being convicted of human trafficking in North Carolina. Media outlets report that 39-year-old Roderick Jermaine Boykins of Wilmington was sentenced to 43 years in prison Wednesday on charges of trafficking a...
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