Month: April 2017

Slavery and Capitalism: A Story of Co-dependence

Without the labor of blacks in America, the cultural and economic history of this nation would be vastly different. Edward E. Baptist, professor of history at Cornell University, relates in sharp relief the history, context and continuing impact of slavery and its powerful impact on U.S. economic, social and political life in his book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism.

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Disappearing

A few weeks ago Washington, D.C.’s African-American community was suffering the collective pain of at an alarming, seemingly unprecedented increase in the number of young black girls reported as missing.  No Amber Alerts, no news features on television; nothing. D.C. police insisted that the rate missing black children had not increased. However, their statistics did not stem the […]

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