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Africa, Kanye West, LGBTQ, Opinion, Politics, Slavery, Uganda, Wakanda, Yoweri Museveni -

An African Studies professor from Uganda who teaches in New York, wants Kanye West to know the truth about Uganda's president, Yoweri Museven.

The post Open Letter: Brother Kanye West, let me school you about the cruel dictator you met with in Uganda appeared first on theGrio.

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Africa, Featured, Ghana, Melania Trump, News, Politics, Slave Castles, Slavery, Video -

  Melania Trump has visited a former slave holding facility on the coast of Ghana and says she will “never forget” it. She calls Wednesday’s visit to Cape Coast Castle “very emotional” and says the castle is “really something that people should see and experience.” The U.S. first lady spent about an hour on a […]

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Black History, Colleges, Education, Florida State University, Francis Eppes VII, News, Slaveowners, Slavery -

Florida State University is joining the growing list of communities and institutions giving the boot to statues heralding people who contributed to slavery or the abuse of black people. An advisory panel of students, faculty and other interested parties voted that the statue of Francis Eppes VII is not the kind of monument they want […]

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Borders, Immigration, News, Opinion, Slavery, Trump, Video -

This week’s “Editor’s Note” focuses on the Trump Administration’s immigration policy of separating parents and children, and how different chapters of American history show indifference to the humanity of people of color.

The post America separated black families too– through slavery and mass incarceration appeared first on theGrio.

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Black History, Sally Hemings, Slavery -

The descendants are here. Here being Monticello, the Virginia plantation near Charlottesville that was owned by founding father Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence. The people who have come on this early summer day are descended from the 607 people Jefferson enslaved in his lifetime. Shannon LaNier, 38, describes what he has […]

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Cobb County Georgia, confederate monuments, Gen. Joseph Johnston, Lisa Cupid, Mary Stevens, National, News, News Video, Race, slavery -

Citing cherry-picked facts from the U.S. census, a Cobb County, Ga. woman tried her darnedest to argue that African-American slavery "wasn't so bad."

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ICE, Immigration, News, Slavery, Trump Administration -

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some critics of the forced separation of Latino children from their migrant parents say the practice is unprecedented. But it’s not the first time the U.S. government has split up families, detained children or allowed others to do so. Throughout American history, during times of war and unrest, authorities have cited […]

The post Fact Check: America has been splitting up families throughout its history appeared first on theGrio.

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CNN, immigration, News, News Video, President Donald Trump, Race, slavery, Symone D. Sanders -

CNN political commentator Symone D. Sanders likened the Trump administration’s newly enacted immigration policy to […]

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Kanye West, Kobe Bryant, News, Slavery, Snoop Dogg, The Breakfast Club, Video -

  After weeks of keeping his thoughts to himself, Kobe Bryant is finally speaking up about Kanye West‘s controversial comments about slavery. Tuesday, the basketball legend surprised 300 excited high school students at WE RISE, a 10-day pop-up festival in Los Angele dedicated to inspiring change in the mental health system. During a Q&A with the […]

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#IFSlaveryWasAChoice, Entertainment, Kanye West, Music, Politics, Slavery, Stevie Wonder -

Icon Stevie Wonder is calling out embattled rapper Kanye West for his recent remarks on TMZ that slavery sounds as if it could have been a “choice” for Black Americans

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colleges built by slaves, Dartmouth College, featured, Ivy League School, National, slavery -

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — As educational institutions across the country wrestle with their ties to […]

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Kanye, Kanye West, News, Slavery, TMZ -

After Kanye West, 40, took to TMZ to express his “new idea” on how “slavery was a choice,” fans and critics alike wasted no time dragging the ‘’free thinker’’ on social media. But theGrio’s Natasha S. Alford took to the streets of New York City to see if people are REALLY canceling the rapper, and […]

The post Are people really done with Kanye? This is what we found out on the streets. (WATCH) appeared first on theGrio.

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CNN, Don Lemon, History, Kanye West, News, Slavery, TMZ, Video -

  Don Lemon has some choice words for Kanye West and anyone who agrees with him. Tuesday, the CNN anchor ripped into West while discussing his instantly viral meltdown during an appearance at the TMZ offices. A lot of things that the rapper said raised brows, but nothing drew quite as much ire as his […]

The post Don Lemon blasting Kanye on CNN for ’embarrassing himself’ with slavery comments is all of us today appeared first on theGrio.

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Charlamagne Tha God, Entertainment, Kanye West, Mental Health, Slavery, TMZ -

Here is the PM Download for May 1st: Today in Kanye West— the jaw dropping moment where that one Black person in the room goes off on Yeezy. The whole exchange came about after West recklessly said 400 years of slavery sounded like a choice. Kanye also dropped an interview with Charlamagne Tha God, where […]

The post The PM Download | May 1st: Kanye West put in his place after wreckless comment on slavery appeared first on theGrio.

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Eileen Curtright, National, News, Race, slavery, Texas, Textbooks, U.S. History -

A Texas mother was less-than-pleased with the history lesson featured in her daughter’s textbook, particularly […]

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Mauritania, News, Politics, Slavery -

Slavery was abolished in the United States in 1865. While that seems recent to many, imagine living in a small African country like Mauritania where slavery was only outlawed in 1981.

The post Slavery was just outlawed in Mauritania in 1981 and slavers today are still getting sent to prison appeared first on theGrio.

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Enslaved Africans, featured, History, Native Americans, slavery, Trail of Tears -

Contrary to the popular historical narrative, the Union’s effort to rein in the Confederacy and […]

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Associated Press, Confederacy, Education, News, Ole Miss, Racism, Slavery, University Of Mississippi -

The University of Mississippi is acknowledging its historical connections to slave labor, slave owners and officials who set policies that stripped African-Americans of voting rights after the Civil War. The university unveiled six plaques on its main campus in Oxford.

The post Plaques at Ole Miss acknowledge its historic ties to slavery appeared first on theGrio.

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Bronx Teacher Slavery Lesson, Middle School 118, National, News, Patricia Cummings, Race, slavery -

A Bronx teacher is in hot water after reports she subjected Black students to an […]

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@AP, Alan Page, Black History, Diane Sims Page, Featured, Minneapolis, News, Slavery -

Minneapolis residents and visitors are flocking to former the NFL star's "TESTIFY: Americana from Slavery to Today."

The post Hall of Famer Alan Page launches ’emotional’ slavery exhibit in Minneapolis appeared first on theGrio.

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Amazon, News, PM, recap, Slavery, Top Stories, Video, WTF -

@Amazon was selling WHAT?(!) Why does this keep happening? Here’s your 60 second recap of the one story you gotta know this Wednesday from @theGrio HQ.

The post PM News Update: Amazon had WHAT on their website? appeared first on theGrio.

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Alabama Slave Ship, Clotilda, Last American Slave Ship, National, News, Race, slavery, The Mobile River, William Foster -

An AL.com reporter believes he may have stumbled upon the remains of the long-lost wreck […]

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Featured, Libya, News, Politics, Slavery -

Get into these organizations battling slavery and ways you can help

The post What we all can do to stop the Libyan slave trade appeared first on theGrio.

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Anti-Blackness, colonialism, gentrification, Opinion, police violence, slavery -

Everybody knows that anti-Black racism is the backbone of the United States’ society. It is […]

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#40acres40cities, Black Land & Liberation Initiative, Emancipation Proclamation, Juneteenth, Reparations, Slavery -

Monday marks Juneteenth, otherwise known as freedom on CP time. Yes, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863. But it wasn’t until June 19, 1865, that the word made it to Texas, in the form of an order read by a Union Army general. “Blacks greeted the news with the overwhelming […]

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National, News, Race, RAUC Working Group, slavery, University of Chicago Reparations -

A new group at the University of Chicago is demanding reparations, pressing the school to […]

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Commentary, N-word, Slavery -

A few years ago, I read slave narratives to explore the lives of black agricultural workers after the end of the Civil War. The narratives came from the Federal Writers Project of the Works Progress Administration, a program that employed researchers from 1936 to 1938 to interview former enslaved people, producing more than 2,300 narratives […]

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