Tag: Slavery

Emory University to remove slavery advocate’s name from dorm

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ATLANTA — Emory University will remove the name of an antebellum slavery supporter from a dormitory and add the name of a Black judge...

Report: University to vote on Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The trustees of North Carolina's flagship public university are meeting behind closed doors later this week amid intense criticism of...

Iowa county shifts eponym from slave-owning VP to Black dean

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa’s most liberal county is no longer named for a slave-owning U.S. vice president and instead will honor a trailblazing...

US blocks solar components from China over labor abuses

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WASHINGTON — A major Chinese producer of material used to make solar panels will be barred from the U.S. market as part of...

EXPLAINER: So much buzz, but what is critical race theory?

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Former President Donald Trump has railed against it. Republicans in the U.S. Senate introduced a resolution condemning any requirement for teachers...

Lawmakers mark Juneteenth with talk of ‘abolition amendment’

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As the nation this week made Juneteenth a federal holiday, honoring when the last enslaved Black people learned they were free, lawmakers are reviving...

11 U.S. mayors commit to develop reparations pilot projects

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Eleven U.S. mayors — from Los Angeles to tiny Tullahassee, Oklahoma — have pledged to pay reparations for slavery to a...

Congress approves bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

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WASHINGTON — The United States will soon have a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery. ...

EXPLAINER: The story of Juneteenth, the new federal holiday

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The U.S. government is catching up with Black people who have been commemorating the end of slavery in the United States for generations with...

Black scholar Earl Lewis on the Floyd murder and reparations

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Reparations, Earl Lewis says, are not about the past. Rather, they...