Slavery

The Latest: Vermont Senate votes to remove slavery

1 day ago   |   National Post

MONTPELIER, Vt. - The Latest on the proposed constitutional amendment prohibiting slavery : 8:30 p.m. The state Senate in Vermont - the first state to abolish adult slavery...
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Ancestry.com ad slammed for sugarcoating slavery, distorting history

4 days ago   |   NBC News

"...The people behind these ads want to feel comfortable and find a happy place. It's “The Greenbook” of ads. It really is.”
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Ancestry.com apologizes for ad criticized for romanticizing slavery

4 days ago   |   WGN TV

Genealogical website Ancestry.com has apologized for a video advertisement depicting a white man in the 1800s telling a black woman they can “escape to the north.” The ad...
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Whitewashing slavery? Ancestry forced to pull ad with interracial couple after social media backlash

Whitewashing slavery? Ancestry forced to pull ad with interracial couple after social media backlash

5 days ago   |   RT

Genealogy site Ancestry.com has apologized and removed an ad featuring a pre-Civil War interracial couple after critics slammed the spot, claiming it whitewashed the widespread...
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Ancestry.com's Racist Ad Tumbles Into a Cultural Minefield

6 days ago   |   Wired

A slavery-themed ad for Ancestry.com exposes the awkward relationship between America's darkest history and the current boom in family-tree building.
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Ancestry.com Apologizes for Ad Showing Slavery-Era Interracial Couple

6 days ago   |   NY Times

The genealogy company said it had pulled a video ad that depicted an interracial couple fleeing the antebellum South.
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A Pulled Ancestry.com Ad on Interracial Love During Slavery Sells a Rosy View of Racial History

6 days ago   |   Slate

Don't buy it.
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Frederick Douglass' Remarkable Life, From Slavery To 'American Wonder'

6 days ago   |   NPR

David Blight's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography details Douglass' passionate leadership in the abolitionist movement and his gift as a writer and orator. Originally broadcast...
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Ancestry pulls slavery-era ad after backlash

6 days ago   |   Star Tribune

Ancestry.com is apologizing for its ad that showed a mixed-race couple discussing escaping to the North during the Civil War era.
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Ancestry.com Apologizes for Slavery-Themed Ad

6 days ago   |   Fortune

Here's your week in review, in haiku 1. Lift ev'ry voice and sing, Beyonc? is ev'ry thing. Rejoice and rise. 2. Zoom zooms , Pinterest pops , Enquirer exits , Galaxy glitches...
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NFL Draft 2019: Cardinals select Kyler Murray with No. 1 pick

NFL Draft 2019: Cardinals select Kyler Murray with No. 1 pick

The move makes the former Oklahoma quarterback the only player ever to be a first-round selection in both the NFL and MLB drafts. Read more ...

Jets' 2019 NFL Draft tracker: Round-by-round picks and analysis

Jets' 2019 NFL Draft tracker: Round-by-round picks and analysis

The New York Jets got their franchise quarterback last year, so the 2019 NFL draft will have a different focus. With their new jerseys, new coach and free-agent prizes, GM Mike... Read more ...

Andrew ‘AJ' Freund forced to stay in cold shower, viciously beat to death...

Andrew ‘AJ' Freund forced to stay in cold shower, viciously beat to death: officials

The Illinois parents accused of killing their 5-year-old son forced him to stay in a cold shower and viciously beat him, according to court documents. Andrew Freund Sr., 60... Read more ...

FBI, IRS Raid Baltimore Mayor's Home And City Hall Office Amid 'Healthy...

FBI, IRS Raid Baltimore Mayor's Home And City Hall Office Amid 'Healthy Holly' Scandal

Mayor Catherine Pugh has been on indefinite leave as a corruption probe examines sales of her children's books to companies doing business with the city. Read more ...

Patrick Mahomes graces 'Madden NFL 20' cover

Patrick Mahomes graces 'Madden NFL 20' cover

The Chiefs quarterback and reigning NFL MVP will test the infamous "Madden" curse in 2019 after putting up staggering numbers last season. Read more ...

Lawmaker Is Mailed 1.7K Decks of Cards

Lawmaker Is Mailed 1.7K Decks of Cards

Nurses weren't pleased last week when a lawmaker said nurses in Washington state's rural hospitals "probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day." They've come up... Read more ...

The Latest: Jets grab Alabama's Quinnen Williams at No. 3

The Latest: Jets grab Alabama's Quinnen Williams at No. 3

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Latest on the NFL draft : Read more ...

Sen. Bob Casey endorses Biden in Democrats' 2020 race for president

Sen. Bob Casey endorses Biden in Democrats' 2020 race for president

Pennsylvania's Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey is endorsing Joe Biden for president, just minutes after the former vice president entered the crowded 2020 race. Read more ...

NFL Draft 2019 rumors: Steelers looking to trade up

NFL Draft 2019 rumors: Steelers looking to trade up

Pittsburgh is looking to trade up in the first round, according to a report from ESPN, which cites unidentified league sources. Read more ...

Amazon says it's cutting its Prime 2-day shipping guarantee to just one day

Amazon says it's cutting its Prime 2-day shipping guarantee to just one day

Amazon CFO Brian Olsavsky announced on Amazon's first-quarter 2019 earnings call that it is working on turning its Prime two-day shipping guarantee into a one-day shipping... Read more ...