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Ray Jasper will die in two weeks, here’s his letter

The following letter was written by Texas death row inmate Ray Jasper, who was sentenced to death at age 19 for the murder and robbery of recording studio owner David Alejandro. It originally was published on Gawker, and is addressed to Hamilton Nolan a member of the publication’s staff. Jasper describes the letter as one […]

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Newspaper under fire for offensive ’12 Years a Slave’ headlines

A central Illinois newspaper is under fire for its choice of words when announcing the big Oscar winner for Best Motion Picture. The News-Gazette decided to play off of 12 Years a Slave’s title and write “12 Years a Slave” escapes with top Oscar” as its main headline. The twittersphere was not amused. 

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Prestigious NYC prep school apologizes for screening slavery satire

One of New York City’s most prestigious prep schools has apologized after screening a satirical movie about slavery. The Dalton School showed “C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America” to sophomores at a presentation of history projects on Monday. The movie portrayed the south as the winners of the Civil War and treated slavery as comical. 

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‘They Are Still Our Slaves’ author breaks down the demise of black people, continued rise of whites to power

For years, we’ve seen letters claiming to be written by white, racist members of society who have the system of slavery. We may no longer be in chains, but we cannot deny the fact that in many ways, black people remain in bondage. The latest letter on keeping the black race inferior is one that […]

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Author James McBride takes home National Book Award

Last night, James McBride won the National Book Award for his novel, The Good Lord Bird. This novel is the story of a young boy slave, who is mistaken for a little girl named Little Onion, who becomes involved in John Brown’s abolitionist movement.

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History Channel’s “Roots” remake in the works

The History Channel intends to remake Roots. Mark Wolper, whose father was the executive producer of the miniseries, sold the rights to the channel. The network is in talks with writers for the project, which will draw inspiration from both the book and the original mini series.

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Lawmaker who said he would vote for slavery retracts statement

A Nevada lawmaker who said that he would vote to reinstate slavery if the public wanted it has retracted his statement.

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Jim Wheeler says comments about reinstating slavery out of context

Last week, a North Carolina GOP official resigned after calling blacks lazy during an interview on The Daily Show. Not to be outdone, Nevada Republican Jim Wheeler said that he’d vote to re-institute slavery if that’s what his constituents wanted him to do.

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Race Play: interracial couples use slavery as a means of intimacy

Interracial dating is controversial enough, but a few couples are “reclaiming” their right to date who they want by using “race play” as a form of intimacy. The practice brings racial epithets, submission and re-enactments of slavery to the bedroom.

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12-year-old Forced To ‘Pick Cotton’ on School Field Trip

Nature’s Classroom has some explaining to do.The Massachusetts-based environmental education organization is currently under fire for their Underground Railroad experience.James and Sandra Baker sent their 12-year-old daughter on a four day field trip there. She returned home with some appalling details about the organization.

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