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 in Thailand for example are essentially slaves. In addition, the shrimp farming industry has a gigantic carbon footprint.
Biotech scientists decided to start… More »
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 to register and turn out to vote and the results are scaring everyone.
According to a January YouGov/Economist Poll nearly 20% of Trump… More »
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 allowed to have abortions even in the case of rape or incest. Good morning to you too!
He furthered his anti-choice stance by… More »
The book suggests that slaves were basically just immigrant workers. More »
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 right to be citizens was “still the law of the land” even though the 14th Amendment overturned it. And so, in his mind, the SCOTUS… More »
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 still there.
A woman identified as “Bree” decided to take matters into her own hands, backed by the activist group ‘Blackbird’, early Saturday… More »
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” and “Emancipate UT.”
Senior Jamie Nalley defended the attack against the statue saying: “We thought, there are those old ties to slavery and… More »
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 him to work 12-14 hour days without pay.
Pardeep Kumar, who owns the standalone Tandoori Grill in Valencia (not to be confused with… More »
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 of Grey” is promoting sex trafficking. I’m not sure he’s seen the movie or read the book, because all it really promotes is neurotoxicity, but… More »
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 involves selling, buying, and transporting human beings to be exploited in some capacity. It often involves forced prostitution, and victims are controlled through bribery or… More »
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 me now that you were right; all those who said we can’t in good conscience go to that place and support it or look past… More »
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 anti-sexist and anti-racist. So, at first, it was cool to hear that DiFranco was hosting what she calls a “feminist songwriting retreat” from June 25-29,… More »
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 30 — had been brainwashed and kept in “invisible handcuffs.” The youngest woman had allegedly spent her entire life inside the house. Eventually one of… More »
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 then helped over 300 other slaves escape using the Underground Railroad, was the subject of a “spoof” video that was posted to Russell Simmons’ new All… More »
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 exist in our current world.
We were wrong.
Slavery is alive and well, and happening in more places than you think. More »
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 in her 30,000 square foot Rexford, New York, mansion for 6-1/2 years, says she was forced to work 12-hour days and was not allowed to… More »
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 us. Abortion enslaved us” and “Abortion makes three-fifths human seem overly generous.” The billboards purposefully appeared on June 19, or Juneteenth, which is the anniversary… More »