There were several games that black children of the plantation played even in the midst of oppression. The children had to play with things found…


Some 100 years after her death, Araminta Harriet Ross is finally getting her props. You know Ross better as Harriet Tubman, that bold sister who…

ATLANTA-Third grade students in Gwinnett County, Ga., were given math homework with references to slavery and beatings, and a spokesman claims that the questions were made to incorporate social studies into the math curriculum. One math problem was: “Each tree had 56 oranges. If eight slaves pick them equally, then how much would each slave […]

The film, titled “Slavery by Another Name,” is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Douglas A. Blackmon and will debut Feb. 13, 2012, on public TV stations nationwide. “Slavery by Another Name” examines the labor practices and laws “that effectively created new forms of slavery” after emancipation, subjecting blacks to brutal forced work, according […]

A sweeping, high-profile, and ambitious musical film, ‘The Underground Railroad’ blends two powerful, redemptive stories into the background of Gospel/blues songs. The first story tells about a slave, Samuel Woodward, who escapes with his family to Canada. On their heels, is an obsessed slave hunter, JD Plimpton, who has never lost a slave. Along the […]

LOS ANGELES-The Church Of Scientology is being investigated by the FBI for several illegal practices, according to blockbuster article in the New Yorker, that focuses on former Scientologist, Paul Haggis, who directed “Crash.” The article claims that Scientology members were forced to abandon their family, pay the Church, play high stakes games of musical chairs, […]

TENNESSEE The Tea Party of Tennessee wants to remove incidents of slavery and genocide from American textbooks for fear they would besmirch the image of the Founding Fathers: The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports. As a result, the Tea Party organizations argue, there should be “no portrayal of minority experience in the history which actually occurred […]

New York — Today, as promised, the Congress read the Constitution out loud today. Or parts of it. They actually opted to only read the Constitution-as-amended, meaning among other things they left out the three-fifths compromise that declared slaves to be the equivalent of three-fifths of a full vote.  They also left out the 18th […]

WASHINGTON D.C. Several members of Congress will be taking part in a historical reading of the Constitution. But they will be using an amended version to avoid some of the history reflected in it, particularly the institution of slavery. Tea Party favorite Republican Congressman, Bob Goodlatte of Georgia is organizing the reading. The Hill reports: […]

ATLANTA-The New York Times is reporting on the plans of many white southerners to celebrate the Confederacy with the upcoming 150th anniversary of the Civil War approaching. The events include a “secession ball” in the former slave port of Charleston (“a joyous night of music, dancing, food and drink,” says the invitation), which will be […]

There is a good opinion piece in the Washington Post about Sarah Palin’s recent racially tinged criticism of Michelle Obama in her book. It’s appalling that Palin and too many others fail to understand that fact – indeed so many facts of American history. They don’t offer the slightest hint that they can appreciate the […]