New Jersey Man Found With Drugs, Gun Arsenal, and ‘Manual for Owning Slaves’ — BCNN1 WP

Police say they found a New Jersey man with an arsenal of guns, Nazi paraphernalia and “an instruction manual for owning a slave.” The suspect is allegedly a drug dealer and was caught with diverse weapons, including a semiautomatic assault pistol, a loaded pistol, two shotgun barrels, a grenade launcher, an ax handle, a set of brass … Continue reading New Jersey Man Found With Drugs, Gun Arsenal, and ‘Manual for Owning Slaves’ — BCNN1 WP

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

Opinion: EMBRACING THE TERRORIZING OF SLAVES- When Will African-Americans Stop Honoring the Star-Spangled Banner (National Anthem)?

With Colin Kaepernick and several other individual professional athletes and teams kneeling during the National Anthem in protest of police brutality and other injustices, an unintended consequence arose: the reexamination and scrutiny of the National Anthem. Now, I’ll be the first to admit I only knew about the first stanza of the Star-Spangled Banner most … Continue reading Opinion: EMBRACING THE TERRORIZING OF SLAVES- When Will African-Americans Stop Honoring the Star-Spangled Banner (National Anthem)?