A new book penned by author Shomari Wills delves into the journeys of Black pioneers who became entrepreneurs after slavery.
The announcement comes after Scholastic attempted to defend "A Birthday Cake For George Washington."
The Freedman's Bank was established in 1865 to help foment wealth-building for nearly four million newly freed slaves. It closed in 1874.
Ramin Ganeshram, a former journalist for The New York Times and Forbes, penned the book. Backlash ensued over the depiction that slaves were thrilled to be held against their will.
One of Black history's most poignant heroes is finally getting justice after he was tried as a criminal for freeing slaves as a conductor on the Underground Railroad.
During an appearance on the Iowa radio program Mickelson in the Morning, Republican candidate Mike Huckabee agreed when the conservative host used a bible verse to justify selling poor people into slavery.
McGraw-Hill CEO David Levin believes his company has done more than enough to fix the erasure of slavery from their textbooks.
Ben Affleck has issued an apology for hiding information about his ancestors on the PBS show Finding Your Roots. The actor took to his Facebook page to discuss why he decided to ask show host Henry Louis Gates Jr. and producers to take out the information that one of his distant relatives owned slaves. Gates spoke out about the episode […]
Accusations of greed and racism are being hurled at the Cherokee nation one week after the tribe decided to revoke the citizenship of nearly 3,000 descendants of freedmen — former slaves who Cherokees once owned. According to Marilyn Vann, the leader of the Freedman, race, politics and millions of dollars coming in from tribal casinos are leaving Blacks […]
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