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California Moves Closer to Formal Apology for Slavery After Unanimous Assembly Vote | VIDEO

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*California is moving towards officially apologizing for the horrors African Americans endured during chattel slavery after the State Assembly voted unanimously to approve Assembly Bill (AB) 3089 on May 16. Authored by Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles), the “California Apology Act for the Perpetration of Gross Human Rights Violations” sailed through the Assembly with a […]

Rich Descendants of Slave Owners Create Guaranteed Income Program

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*The first payments of a Guaranteed Monthly Income (GMI) program have been distributed to 12 victims of discrimination or police abuse. According to the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana, the grantees include multiple women from the state who each received $1,000 payments as part of a program founded by Leroy and Gracie Close of […]

Life in Louisiana Could Get Worse for Women | WATCH

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*Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade, some state lawmakers have been salivating to impose their own oppressive restrictions on abortion. Louisiana is one of those states. Even if state lawmakers there vote to ban abortion, there should be exceptions for women raped by a stranger or a perverted family member. Not […]

Florida’s Modern Day Fugitive Slave Act | VIDEOs

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*There are lots of reasons to love Florida: The weather, its many beaches, and beautiful people walking around mostly naked are at the top of the list. But these days the political climate in Florida is causing many people to rethink spending time or money in the sunshine state. One of them is Florida’s Modern […]

Why Ice Cube Says Racism Has Remained Unchanged Since his Childhood (Video)

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*Ice Cube recently gave his take on the dangers of cancel culture and the topic of racism, which he believes is at the same level as in 1865, when  enslaved Americans were set free. In a recent interview with Piers Morgan, Cube described the current state of America as “very polarized,” with folks increasingly “afraid […]

Keith Ellison Compares Clarence Thomas to Stephen in ‘Django Unchained’ | Video

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*Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison said recently that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas reminds him of Samuel L. Jackson’s plantation overseer character Stephen in Quentin Tarantino’s film “Django Unchained.” “Well, Clarence Thomas, anybody who’s watched the movie, just watch Stephen and you see Clarence Thomas,” the Minnesota AG said recently during an interview with the […]

Trump Gloats Over Reuters Report that His Ancestors Never Owned Slaves

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*Donald Trump wasted little time responding to a Reuters analysis that revealed he is the only living former president whose ancestors never enslaved Black people. “’President Joe Biden and every living President-except Donald Trump – are direct descendants of slaveholders: Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and – through his white mother’s side – […]

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Husband Had Ancestors ‘Involved in the Slave Trade’

Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson and her husband, Patrick Jackson

*The ancestors of Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson and her husband, Patrick Jackson, were, not surprisingly, found to be on opposite sides of slavery, according to The Washington Post’s deep dive into couple’s family trees. In the article, titled, “Ketanji Brown Jackson’s ancestors were enslaved. Her husband’s were enslavers,” the enslaved ancestors of the […]

How Juneteenth Slipped By Unrecognized By Most of the Country

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*June 19, 1865 marks the day that every last enslaved Black American was set free. But why does it come some two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect on January 1, 1863? Black Enterprise commemorates June 19th, aka “Juneteenth,” by looking back at how the day came to be, and […]

Ahead of Juneteenth, Congressional Lawmakers Again Seek to Remove Exception for (Still Legal) Slavery from US Constitution | VIDEOs

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*Washington (CNN) — A group of Democratic lawmakers has reintroduced a joint resolution to negate a clause in the 13th Amendment of the Constitution that permits slavery or involuntary servitude “as a punishment for crime.” The “Abolition Amendment” was introduced on Wednesday ahead of Juneteenth – the national holiday commemorating the end of slavery – […]

Here’s Why ‘Rocky’ is Boycotting ‘Creed III’ | WATCH

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 *If you thought a “Creed” movie couldn’t exist without Sylvester Stallone appearing in it, “Creed III” is proof it can happen. You might have expected to see Sylvester Stallone playing his original ‘Rocky’ character, acting as boxing coach and mentor to Michael B. Jordan’s Adonis Creed’s character. But Sylvester Stallone didn’t appear in “Creed […]