slavery

Scientists Grow Shrimp In A Lab And They May End Slavery In Fish Trade

Americans reportedly eat 4 billion pounds of seafood every year. And a large portion of that (a quarter!) is shrimp. Unfortunately fishing for shrimp is a horrible industry. Shrimp fisherman…

Katrin Higher | April 10, 2016 - 12:30 pm

Almost 20% Of Trump Supporters Think Ending Slavery Was A Bad Idea

They say there are more horse’s asses in the world than there are horses. And what we’ve learned recently is that Trump’s dirty little secret has been getting the former…

Lauren Vinopal | February 25, 2016 - 2:45 pm

Ben Carson Opposes Abortion Even In Rape Cases And Compares Victims To ‘Slave Owners’

In an interview on NBC’s Meet The Press, 2016 Republican Presidential candidate Ben Carson revealed that he believes Roe v. Wade should be overturned, and that women should not be…

Katrin Higher | October 25, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Texas Mom Shocked By What Her Son’s Book Says About Slavery

The book suggests that slaves were basically just immigrant workers.

Robyn Pennacchia | October 2, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Mike Huckabee Says Dred Scott Ruling Still ‘Law Of The Land’ Despite 14th Amendment

In a recent radio interview on the topic of Kim Davis, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee argued that the 1857 Supreme Court ruling that declared blacks did not have a…

Katrin Higher | September 12, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Woman Ignores Police Orders, Removes Confederate Flag From SC Statehouse

SC Governor Nikki Haley has called for the Confederate Flag to come down from the front of the South Carolina State House but for some reason the damn thing is…

Katrin Higher | June 27, 2015 - 10:00 am

Texas Students Deface Confederacy President Statue On Campus

Student vandals defaced the statue of Jefferson Davis, the President of the Confederacy on the University of Texas Austin campus on Saturday, most recently with the words “Davis must fall”

Katrin Higher | May 11, 2015 - 9:30 am

Horror Show Restaurant Owner Kept His Chef Enslaved For Three Years

File this under worst story this side of the Ganges: a Indian restaurant owner in Los Angeles was arrested yesterday for keeping his chef enslaved for three years, and forcing…

Beejoli Shah | March 27, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Pat Robertson: Women’s “Fifty Shades” Boiling-Oil Fantasies Are Promoting Sex Trafficking

Over the weekend, “The 700 Club” played a clip of an interview with Christian anti-sex trafficking activist Benjamin Nolot, speaking at Pat Robertson’s Regent University, who claimed that “Fifty Shades…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 23, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Super Bowl Sunday Means A Whole Lot Of Human Trafficking, And It’s Our Job To Stay Aware

Super Bowl Sunday is famous for more than just football. This time of year sees a spike in human trafficking, and a spike in awareness to go with it. Trafficking…

Claire Hannum | January 31, 2014 - 10:30 am

Ani DiFranco Posts Brief But Genuine Apology For That Plantation Retreat Debacle

it has taken me a few days but i have been thinking and feeling very intensely and i would like to say i am sincerely sorry. it is obvious to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 2, 2014 - 3:20 pm

Ani DiFranco Cancels Feminist Songwriting Retreat At Former Slave Plantation, Offers Weak Non-Apology

Singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco has officially canceled her four-day “righteous feminist songwriting retreat” after fans and non-fans alike rightfully took issue with the event’s location — the Nottoway Plantation, one of…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 30, 2013 - 11:30 am

Why Is Ani DiFranco Hosting A “Righteous Feminist Songwriting Retreat” At A Former Slave Plantation?

Ani DiFranco is perhaps one of the best known “feminist” singer-songwriters of the last twenty years. Her music, which I’m not personally a big listener of, has been long been…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 29, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Three Women Freed From Decades Of Captivity In London

A couple in their 60s was arrested in London for holding three women as slaves for 30 years. Police say the women — one 69, one 57, and one…

Jessica Wakeman | November 22, 2013 - 7:30 pm

“Harriet Tubman Sex Tape” Parody Posted To Russell Simmons’ All Def Digital YouTube Page, Is Removed Following Backlash

If you’ve been on Twitter in the last 24 hours, you might have noticed something interesting — “Harriet Tubman” is trending. Why? The famous abolitionist, who escaped from slavery and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 15, 2013 - 8:49 am

What’s Your Slavery Footprint? Take The Test And Find Out!

When we think of slavery, most Americans likely consider the slave history of our own country. We relegate slavery to the past, believing that such a barbaric concept couldn’t ever…

Julie Gerstein | May 21, 2013 - 3:40 pm

New York Socialite Annie George On Trial For Keeping Slave

Slavery is alive and well and happening in upstate New York, if the story of Annie George (pictured)  and Valsamma Mathai is to be believed. Mathai, who worked for George…

Julie Gerstein | March 8, 2013 - 9:40 am

New Anti-Abortion Ad Calls Abortion The New Slavery

Tactics used by anti-abortion groups just keep getting uglier. The latest “ugh!” is courtesy of the Radiance Foundation, whose new billboards target black women and read “The 13th Amendment freed…

Jessica Wakeman | June 22, 2011 - 4:40 pm
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