enslavement Category Archives
What Would You Tell Your Former “Master” If He Asked You To Return to the Peace and Serenity of His Ohio Plantation?
Emancipation day, or Juneteenth, celebrates the announcement of the “abolition” of enslavement in the state of Texas. I use the term abolition loosely because the Emancipation Proclamation did little to improve the lives of enslaved (or formerly enslaved) Africans and African Americans. Issued in September of 1862, the Proclamation was not legally effective until January […]
Nothing enrages the American injustice system more than an escaped slave. When Harriet Tubman was liberating Black people from institutionalized genocide, rape and servitude, the state offered a reward of $40,000 to any bounty hunter who could bring her to “justice.” And if you think $40,000 goes a long way now, imagine what it did […]
Can Capcom Make A Video Game Where A White Dude Murders A Bunch Of Black People And Get Away With It?
Take a look at this brother… with his budging eyes and twisted mouth, he is the very personification of Billie Holiday’s Strange Fruit. He is the new villain in Resident Evil 5 – the 7th installment of Capcom’s wildly successful zombie franchise. The game drops in stores nationally this Friday. For those of you who […]
On October 10th people across the country swarmed the streets to beg for reparations, for the second annual National Day of Pan Handling for Reparations. The brainchild of Artist/Activist Damali Ayo, NDPR started as one of Damali Ayo’s many initiatives to raise consciousness and take action through creative performance. Ayo, the author of the award-winning […]