slavery

tech-science

Epstein Truthers Are Obsessed With a Sci-Fi Book About Child Sex Slavery Written by Bill Barr’s Dad

I bought a novel by Donald Barr about sex slaves in space for $1.95. Now, it’s worth hundreds.
Becky Ferreira
8.16.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

This Congresswoman Thinks the Time Has Never Been Better to do Reparations

Ta-Nehisi Coates and Danny Glover testified about reparations in Washington on Juneteeth and debated whether we should just cut checks to the descendants of slaves or invest in social services that help them.
Alzo Slade
Valerie Kipnis
6.20.19
Race

9 Mic-Drop Moments from the Reparations Hearing

In which Mitch McConnell and American kleptocracy get owned by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Leila Ettachfini
6.19.19
Broadly

Netflix's 'Siempre Bruja' Is a Tone Deaf Erasure of Slavery's Trauma

A prime example of problematic Afro-Latinx narratives, this series finds a slave witch traveling through time to save her lover, the son of her master.
Joelle Monique
2.15.19
Black Power Naps

Reparations for Black People Should Include Rest

Just as sleep deprivation was used as a means to control slaves, the modern-day "sleep gap" weighs down many Black people today.
Janine Francois
1.8.19
Black Power Naps

These Artists Want Black People to Sleep

In "Black Power Naps," Afro-Latinx artists Fannie Sosa and niv Acosta create a series of "devices" that invite Black people to rest and heal. Broadly has partnered with the artists on a magazine about sleep equity, rejuvenation, and resilience.
Sarah Burke
1.7.19
RACISM

There's hundreds of racist place names across the U.S. Here's why it's hard to change them.

It’s not unusual for name-change proposals to become morally complicated, if not outright controversial.
Emma Ockerman
1.4.19
American racism

Georgia still hasn't managed to rename Runaway Negro Creek

An outsider raised the issue, then the renaming process languished for months, until local media flagged the lack of action
Emma Ockerman
1.2.19
Comics!

'Look at Me,' Today's Comic by Sami Alwani

Sami's brutal honestly not only torments him but also gets him into trouble.
Sami Alwani
12.18.18
midterms

Slavery as Punishment Just Became Illegal in Colorado

An 1897 constitutional provision allowed incarcerated people in Colorado to work for no pay. Amendment A, voted into law on Tuesday, officially abolished slavery as punishment for crimes in the state.
Leila Ettachfini
11.7.18
Noisey News

Kanye West Finally Answers That Trump Question

In a new interview, the Chicago rapper responds to Jimmy Kimmel's question about whether he thinks Donald Trump cares about black people.
Kristin Corry
8.29.18
Culture

A Wrongfully Jailed Artist Confronts America's Legacy of Slavery

“Our country makes money off of black bodies by keeping them in jail,” says Gianni Lee.
Genel Ambrose
7.19.18
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