Africa: Implementing the 400 years of Slavery Act for Tourism growth

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With 2019 marking the 400 year anniversary of the first recorded slave ships docking on Western Shores, The United States Congress recently put into motion, {H.R. 1242}, a bill also known as “400 Years of African-American History Commission Act.” This initiative is an umbrella for a number of different projects, but more specifically, as it states in Section 3 of […]

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News: Cory Booker, Ta-Nehisi Coates And Danny Glover Testify At Emotional Reparations Hearing

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Massive crowds waited to get inside the hearing room and emotions inside ran raw as testimony proceeded at a House panel hearing on slavery reparations. Presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker, author Ta-Nehisi Coates and actor/activist Danny Glover were among those who testified on Juneteenth at the first congressional hearing in more than 10 years on reparations by the House Judiciary […]

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News: US University helps slave descendants

A top US university will give extra support in its admissions process to descendants of slaves sold by the university in the 19th Century. In 1838, Georgetown University sold 272 slaves owned by the Washington-based institution. The university set up a project to see how it could make restitution for this involvement in the slave trade. There are also calls […]

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Africa: Mauritania jails anti-slavery activists for up to 15 years

A tribunal in Mauritania has sentenced 13 anti-slavery activists to up to 15 years in prison for their role in a riot in June in a decision condemned on Friday by international campaigners as a “devastating blow”. The West African nation is a focus of activism by the modern anti-slavery movement over a practice believed to affect between four and […]

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US Diplomat to pay Ethiopian maid $3 million for sexual slavery

By Editorial_Staff An American diplomat who kept her Ethiopian housekeeper in ‘depraved sexual slavery and forced her to work an 80 hour week for just $1 an hour has settled out of court with the woman for 3.3 million. Linda Howard and her husband Russell were ordered to pay $3.3million in damages in 2012 after the Ethiopian-born maid claimed she was […]

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