Slavery

The Racist History of Tipping

The Racist History of Tipping

1 hour ago   |   Politico

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives will have a chance to end a pernicious legacy of slavery. They will vote on the Raise the Wage Act, which would boost the minimum...
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The Painful Roots of Trump's ‘Go Back' Comment

1 day ago   |   NY Times

Mr. Trump's instruction for four congresswomen to “go back” to their countries was a cutting reminder for those who have heard different versions of the slur before.
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'The most intimidating minute I have ever spent': The first nuclear weapon test was 74 years ago - here's what it was like to watch the 'shocking' explosion

'The most intimidating minute I have ever spent': The first nuclear weapon test was 74 years ago - here's what it was like to watch the 'shocking' explosion

1 day ago   |   Business Insider

On July 16, 1945, at 5.29 am, the first nuclear weapons test in history was conducted near Socorro, New Mexico. For years a team of world's greatest scientists had labored in...
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Slavery Is Wrong-But So Is Collective Guilt

1 day ago   |   Real Clear Politics

He shouldn't be held accountable for things that happened before he was even born. Neither should anybody else.
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My Support for Slavery Reparations Is Now Personal

1 day ago   |   Real Clear Politics

I was recently given documents showing that both Amy and I are descended from people who owned slaves. Along with other possessions listed...
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Beto O'Rourke Says He's a Descendant of Slaveowners

1 day ago   |   Time   |   2 articles

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke says he was recently given documents showing that both he and his wife are descended from people who owned slaves. In a post...
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Beto O'Rourke says ancestor owned slaves

1 day ago   |   ABC

O'Rourke notes that he's spoken about the legacy of slavery in the U.S., but that such discussions now have "a much more personal connection."
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This Fearless Woman Is Fighting To Keep Slavery Out Of Your Seafood

This Fearless Woman Is Fighting To Keep Slavery Out Of Your Seafood

1 day ago   |   NPR

Ghost Fleet, a gripping new documentary about modern-day slaves in the global fishing industry, follows Patima Tungpuchayakul, a Thai woman who's devoted her life to freeing...
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Beto O'Rourke says ancestor owned slaves

Beto O'Rourke says ancestor owned slaves

2 days ago   |   Politico   |   2 articles

Beto O'Rourke said Sunday that he and his wife, Amy, are descended from people who owned slaves. In a post on the website Medium and in an email to supporters, the Democratic...
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Beto O'Rourke says he had relative who owned slaves

2 days ago   |   My Sanantonio   |   2 articles

WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke says he was recently given documents showing that both he and his wife are descended from people who owned...
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Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dead at 99

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dead at 99

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens - a strong proponent of abolishing the Second Amendment - has died, ABC News reported. He was 99. Appointed by Republican... Read more ...

US House votes to 'strongly' condemn Trump's tweets directed at...

US House votes to 'strongly' condemn Trump's tweets directed at congresswomen of color

The Democratic-led House has voted to condemn President Donald Trump's tweets telling four Democratic congresswomen of color to "go back" to their countries of origin. Read more ...

Phony Ferraris, 'Shamborghinis' seized at Brazil factory

Phony Ferraris, 'Shamborghinis' seized at Brazil factory

Police said the cars were being offered on social media for $45,000 to $60,000 - a small fraction of the price of the real thing. Read more ...

Police: 6-year-old girl fatally struck by her golfing dad's ball

Police: 6-year-old girl fatally struck by her golfing dad's ball

Authorities called the situation a “tragic accident.” Read more ...

A federal court just drove a final stake in Trump's effort to rig the census

A federal court just drove a final stake in Trump's effort to rig the census

Judge Jesse Furman, the federal judge who originally blocked a Trump administration's effort to discourage immigrants from participating in the 2020 census last January, handed... Read more ...

Huggies features dads on diaper box for first time

Huggies features dads on diaper box for first time

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Judge orders R. Kelly held in jail, prosecutors call him 'extreme danger to...

Judge orders R. Kelly held in jail, prosecutors call him 'extreme danger to minor girls'

A judge ruled Tuesday that R&B singer R. Kelly be held without bond on federal charges that he and his entourage recruited girls and women to engage in illegal sexual activity... Read more ...

No federal charges for NYPD officer accused of fatally choking Eric Garner

No federal charges for NYPD officer accused of fatally choking Eric Garner

Garner's words “I can't breathe” became a rallying cry for police reform activists, coming amid a stretch of other deaths of black men at the hands of white officers. Read more ...

Chance The Snapper Is Snared: Alligator Caught After A Wild Week In Chicago Park

Chance The Snapper Is Snared: Alligator Caught After A Wild Week In Chicago Park

It took some 36 hours of looking in Humboldt Park's lagoon, but a Florida alligator specialist finally brought in an animal that had become something of a celebrity in Chicago. Read more ...

Here's what 5 experts told us about the $1 billion worth of cocaine found on...

Here's what 5 experts told us about the $1 billion worth of cocaine found on a boat owned by JPMorgan

We spoke to the author of "Narconomics" and other experts about the estimated $1 billion worth of cocaine found on a ship owned by JPMorgan. They said the drugs are probably... Read more ...