Census docs uncover Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s great-great-grandfathers owned 14 slaves — theGrio

By now, the world knows exactly how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell feels about the issue of reparations for slavery. The debate about paying the ancestors of enslaved Black Americans was sparked last month when House Democrats held hearings on the issue. McConnell made clear at the time that “none of us currently living are responsible” for what … Continue reading Census docs uncover Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s great-great-grandfathers owned 14 slaves — theGrio

Opinion: Land of the Free Whites, Home of the Brave Blacks

Don’t believe the title of this piece? Let’s take a deeper look to fully understand how the title of this piece is absolutely true. Let’s talk labor. Two-hundred fifty years of free slave labor and another hundred years of Jim Crow created an economy that no other nation on earth could compete with. Let’s talk … Continue reading Opinion: Land of the Free Whites, Home of the Brave Blacks

Biden Doubles Down After Reminding Everyone Democrats Owned Slaves — NATION AND STATE

Joe Biden has an old Democrat problem. After relentless flip-flopping; blowing in the wind on topics from abortion, to Iraq, to immigration, to integrating schools – Biden has finally chosen a hill to die on; bragging about working with segregationist Democrat Senators, James Eastland (D-Miss.) and Herman Talmadge (D-Ga.), in order to “get things done.”  https://nationandstate.com/2019/06/20/biden-doubles-down-after-reminding-everyone-democrats-owned-slaves/

Ta-Nehisi Coates Gives ‘Grim Reaper’ Mitch McConnell Epic Lesson on Reparations – WATCH — EURweb

*Ta-Nehisi Coates sent a line-drive straight at turkey neck Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the Senate Majority Leader, also known as the “Grim Reaper.” Coates’ action directed at McConnell came during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on reparations for slavery. Coates got right down to business from jump when he responded directly to McConnell’s claim that the government should not … Continue reading Ta-Nehisi Coates Gives ‘Grim Reaper’ Mitch McConnell Epic Lesson on Reparations – WATCH — EURweb

Did You Know Lady Liberty Was a Monument to Slavery Abolishment, Not Immigration? — The Root

The new Statue of Liberty Museum, which opened Thursday in New York Harbor, brings to light a little-spoken-of aspect of the statue’s history: Lady Liberty was originally intended celebrate the end of slavery, not the arrival of immigrants. https://www.theroot.com/did-you-know-lady-liberty-was-a-monument-to-slavery-abo-1835048866

Last Known U.S. Slave Ship, the Clotilda, Said to Have Been Discovered in Alabama — The Root

Researchers recently announced they’ve located the remains of the last known ship known to bring enslaved Africans to what we now call the United States. According to the Alabama Historical Commission, slave importing was officially banned in 1808, though an illegal trans-Atlantic slave trade continued for many years. In 1860, 50 years after importing slaves was … Continue reading Last Known U.S. Slave Ship, the Clotilda, Said to Have Been Discovered in Alabama — The Root

Opinion: White Women Owned Slaves and Vigorously Defended the Institution of Slavery

In her new book, They Were Her Property, Historian Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers investigates the role of white women in the American slave economy. A New York Times review of the book explains, “Jones-Rogers puts the matter plainly. White slave-owning women were ubiquitous. Not only did they profit from, and passionately defend, slavery, but the institution … Continue reading Opinion: White Women Owned Slaves and Vigorously Defended the Institution of Slavery