Slavery

New York’s Heartland Brewery Uses Slave Language For Sales Promotion

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There doesn’t seem to be a shortage in the news items that pertain to the uncomfortably rife world of racism. This time the culprit is New York City’s Heartland Brewery. Heartland like most retailers in the same genre, offer a specialized seasonal concoction. This year,...

Ta-Nehisi Coates on Reparations: Evidence Suggests ‘White Supremacy is the Only Thing Wrong With Black People’

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In a groundbreaking investigative report, The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates tackles the controversial issue of reparations. Although Coates admits he once argued against reparations for African-Americans, he has since changed his mind after diving deeper into the intricacies of the Civil War, American history, housing discrimination,...

SNL’s Leslie Jones Says Black People Are ‘Too F-cking Sensitive’ About Her Slavery Jokes

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Leslie Jones recently clapped back at her critics who derided the Saturday Night Live writer for her recent skit about slavery. During Saturday’s Weekend Update, Jones joked that she’d never be single and would be “the number one slave draft pick” had she been in...

SNL Thinks the Rape of Enslaved Black Women Is A Joke

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Last year, Saturday Night Live was called out for its lack of diversity. After poking fun at itself for not having any Black female cast mates, Lorne Michaels’ crew embarked on a series of “secret” auditions to find a Black comedienne to add to its...

Yes, We Do Need More Films About Slavery

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After Steve McQueen’s film 12 Years A Slave won the Oscar for Best Picture, many expressed their displeasure that the Academy gave the top prize to a film about slavery. Leading up to the ceremony, people argued that Oscar voters were only comfortable doling out prizes to films where Black people played roles that show them in a negative or “demeaning” light. And to that I say, so what?

Can Reparations for Slavery Ever Be a Reality?

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With the latest announcement of plans by the Caribbean Community Reparations Commission, an association of eight Caribbean governments, to move forward in seeking reparations from Britain, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Norway and Sweden for slavery and genocide, the reparations discussion has been reignited, with many wondering if...