WGN America finally gave viewers a sneak-peek into the highly anticipated plantation-thriller Underground by releasing two trailers on Wednesday.
Nancy Green was the first Aunt Jemima in 1890. Born a slave in 1834 in Kentucky, her likeness is now a staple in households throughout the country.
Now, a lawsuit claims that Green’s heirs as well as descendants of other black women who appeared as Aunt Jemima are entitled to $2 billion and a share of future revenue from sales of the popular brand.
A Change.org petition is calling for the U.S. government to acknowledge slaves with a memorial.
The petition, created by Craig Nessan, urges representatives to construct an African American slave memorial to acknowledge the contributions, trials and tribulations of our ancestors to the country.
An Arizona charter school is being criticized for teaching what opposing members call “racist” and “sexist” lessons in its classrooms.
Two books by Cleon Skousen, who is often cited by uber conservative talk show host Glenn Beck and the Tea Party movement, are required reading for Heritage Academy seniors in Mesa.
After a wave of student-led protests on campus, officials at Washington and Lee University have agreed to remove Confederate flags from the main chamber of its Lee Chapel.
The changes came after a group of black students protested that the historic Virginia school was unwelcoming to minorities.
The Dallas County Commissioners Court accidentally declared Tuesday that African-Americans deserve reparations for slavery.
Most commissioners did not seem to know that they were doing so.
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers led by Major General Gordon Granger delivered news that the war had ended in Galveston, Texas.