Slavery

December 27, 2017 - 10:44 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday the country's 2015 agreement with Japan to settle a decades-long impasse over Korean women forced into wartime sexual slavery was seriously flawed. Moon's statement in which he vows unspecified follow-up measures to meet the...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2015, file photo, the Mississippi state flag is unfurled against the front of the Governor's Mansion in Jackson, Miss. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, rejected an appeal from African-American attorney Carlos Moore who called the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag "an official endorsement of white supremacy." The justices did not comment as they ended the lawsuit by Moore that sought to have the flag declared an unconstitutional relic of slavery. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
November 27, 2017 - 8:11 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from an African-American attorney who called the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag "an official endorsement of white supremacy." The justices did not comment as they ended a lawsuit by lawyer Carlos Moore that...
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November 21, 2017 - 12:28 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says terrorist groups and criminals are capitalizing on conflict to exploit innocent civilians sexually and physically, which may constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity. The U.N. chief said the brutality of extremist groups...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2017 file photo, Ken Burns poses for a portrait during the 2017 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. From the time it aired nearly 30 years ago, Ken Burns' Civil War documentary has been a popular sensation and subject of debate. Millions have watched the 11-hour film, which has shaped how many Americans view the war. But controversy remains over the film’s legacy, one revived last after White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said the war could have been avoided had there been more compromise. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
November 04, 2017 - 2:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — From the time it aired nearly 30 years ago, Ken Burns' Civil War documentary has been a popular sensation and subject of debate. The 11-hour, nine-part series premiered in September 1990 and became one of PBS' most widely seen educational programs, with some 40 million taking in at...
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This undated photo provided by the J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Conway, S.C shows Bobby Paul Edwards, a South Carolina restaurant manager who has been ordered held without bond on charges of abusing and enslaving a mentally challenged employee, according to information released by federal authorities. Edwards, 52, of Conway, pleaded not guilty to one count of forced labor, federal prosecutors said Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. (J. Reuben Long Detention Center via AP)
October 13, 2017 - 12:26 pm
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina restaurant manager has been ordered held without bond on charges of abusing and enslaving a mentally challenged employee, according to information released by federal authorities. Bobby Paul Edwards, 52, of Conway pleaded not guilty to one count of forced labor...
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In this Sept. 21, 2017 photo, KKK robes are on display as part of Baltimore artist Paul Rucker's installation entitled "Rewind," now installed at York College's Wolf Hall in York, Pa. The college barred the public from seeing the art exhibition on slavery, white supremacy and racist violence against blacks, deeming it "potentially disturbing to some." (Ivey DeJesus/PennLive.com via AP)
October 10, 2017 - 2:11 pm
YORK, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania college has barred the public from seeing a provocative art exhibition on slavery, white supremacy and racist violence against blacks, deeming it "potentially disturbing." The touring "Rewind" exhibition opened at York College in August, a few weeks after the deadly...
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In this Aug. 31, 2017, photo, North Korean workers walk in a group to dormitories in the compound of the seafood processing factory Hunchun Pagoda in the city of Hunchun in northeastern China's Jilin province. Roughly 3,000 North Koreans are believed to work in Hunchun, a far northeast Chinese industrial hub just a few miles from the borders of both North Korea and Russia. The workers are paid a fraction of their salaries, while the rest - as much as 70 percent - is taken by North Korea’s government. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
October 06, 2017 - 1:04 pm
U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it is ready to block U.S. imports of seafood — as well as any other goods — produced by North Korean laborers who work in China. An Associated Press investigation tracked salmon, squid and cod processed by North Koreans working at Chinese factories and...
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In this Aug. 31, 2017, photo, North Korean workers walk in a group to dormitories in the compound of the seafood processing factory Hunchun Pagoda in the city of Hunchun in northeastern China's Jilin province. Roughly 3,000 North Koreans are believed to work in Hunchun, a far northeast Chinese industrial hub just a few miles from the borders of both North Korea and Russia. The workers are paid a fraction of their salaries, while the rest - as much as 70 percent - is taken by North Korea’s government. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
October 05, 2017 - 8:33 pm
U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it is ready to block U.S. imports of seafood — as well as any other goods — produced by North Korean laborers who work in China. An Associated Press investigation tracked salmon, squid and cod processed by North Korean laborers working abroad to American...
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October 05, 2017 - 5:10 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Young girls and teens raped by Christian militia members. Mothers raped in front of their children by Muslim fighters. Women forced into sexual slavery by armed groups. Rape and sexual slavery have been used as weapons of war by armed groups in Central African Republic for...
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In this Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, photo, the Terry's Texas Rangers cavalry monument, a regiment of Texas volunteers for the Confederate States Army assembled by Colonel Benjamin Franklin Terry in August 1861, is silhouetted against the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas. The Civil War lessons taught to American students often depend on where the classroom is, with schools presenting accounts of the conflict that vary from state to state and even district to district. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
August 22, 2017 - 9:19 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Civil War lessons taught to American students often depend on where the classroom is, with schools presenting accounts of the conflict that vary from state to state and even district to district. Some schools emphasize states' rights in addition to slavery and stress how...
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