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Science: Archeologists Find an Ancient Roman Slave Room

The Story: Archeologists working at an ancient Roman villa buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79 announced last week that they have...
Former New York Times editor says paper is 'anti-Trump'

Race, Slavery, 1619, and 1776

The Story: Last year The New York Times Magazine initiated a re-examination of the history and legacy of African slavery in the United States. This...
Booker speechless over McConnell slaveholder remark

Booker speechless over McConnell slaveholder remark

Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker was at a loss for words after listening to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell compare himself to former President Obama in response to a report that his family owned slaves. #CNN #News

Reparations for Descendants of Slaves: An Issue Within the 2020 Field

"So if, under the Constitution, we compensate people because we take their property, why wouldn't you compensate people who actually were property?" Castro asked.

Sanders campaign hits back at Castro’s ‘reparations’ dig, accuses longshot 2020 Dem of playing...

The war of words between Democratic presidential contenders Bernie Sanders and Julian Castro over their disagreement on proposed reparations for descendants of slaves isn’t showing any signs of letting up. The independent senator from Vermont’s 2020 presidential campaign manager – in a conference call Monday with reporters - accused Castro of playing politics and doing “a disservice” to Sanders' lifelong advocacy “for racial and economic justice.” Castro, the former San Antonio mayor who later served as Housing and Urban Development secretary under President Barack Obama, supports the idea of reparations for the descendants of slaves — which could come in the form of tax credits, subsidized education costs or other ideas. Two other Democratic presidential candidates – Sens. Sanders rejected the idea of reparations during his 2016 White House bid, and earlier this month once again pushed back against the proposal. Castro on Sunday took a jab at Sanders' comments that a check wasn’t the best way to address the issue. “When it comes to tuition-free or debt-free college, the answer has been, ‘We need to write a big check.’” “And so, if the issue is compensating the descendants of slaves, I don’t think the argument about writing a big check ought to be the argument that you make, if you’re making an argument that a big check needs to be written for a whole bunch of other stuff,” Castro added. Asked about those comments, Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir told reporters “no one’s got a magic solution. We’ve had an awful legacy of slavery, an awful legacy of racial disparities across so many different areas. The latest polls suggest that Sanders – along with potential contender former Vice President Joe Biden - is one of the front runners in the race.

Who is Justin Fairfax? The descendant of slaves is next in line for Virginia...

WASHINGTON — As Virginia Democratic Gov. Justin Fairfax remains in the wings as the man who would replace him if Northam were to step down. While Northam apologized and asked for forgiveness on Saturday, he also noted that he maintained a good relationship with Fairfax, who would be America's fifth-ever black governor were he to take Northam's place. "Justin and I have a very, very close relationship," Northam said at the press conference Saturday. On Saturday, Fairfax released a statement saying he was "shocked and saddened" by the images that appeared in Northam's yearbook. "He also reached out to me personally to express his sincere regrets and to apologize." Fairfax said despite Northam's career of service to American children, soldiers and constituents, he could not condone the governor's actions from his past. Still, Northam’s admission that he darkened his face with shoe polish for a costume in the past is not the only reminder that that process is incomplete. I will be stepping off the dais today in protest of the Virginia Senate honoring Robert E. Lee. Virginia only allows elected governors to serve a single, four-year term.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls to abolish Electoral College

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls to abolish Electoral College

Democrat candidate calls the system a 'shadow of slavery's power' after the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Dinesh D'Souza reacts on 'Fox & Friends.' FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as…
Panelist: Kanye’s slavery comments are embarrassing

Panelist: Kanye’s slavery comments are embarrassing

Panelists joined Don Lemon on CNN Tonight to discuss rapper Kanye West’s recent comments saying that slavery “sounds like a choice.”