Post Tagged with: "slavery"

Image via Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "New York Slave Market About 1730."

Recognizing How Slaves Helped Build NYC

Black, Brooklyn, Business, History, Manhattan May 15, 2015 at 4:00 pm

A marker or monument recognizing the contribution of slaves to the founding and growth of NYC has been approved by the City Council and should go up some time this summer in Lower Manhattan, The Amsterdam News reports.

“Consider the legacy,” one of the many elements in the Ark of Return memorial at U.N. Plaza. (Photo by Tequila Minsky via Caribbean Life)

Memorial to Slavery’s Victims Unveiled

African, African American, Caribbean, History, Manhattan April 2, 2015 at 4:45 pm

“The Ark of Return,” a memorial to slavery’s victims, was recently unveiled at the United Nations Visitors Plaza, Caribbean Life reports.

Congregants at the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Flushing. (Photo by Eric Jankiewicz via The Queens Courier)

Historic Flushing Church Facing Demolition

African American, History, Queens, Religion February 19, 2015 at 3:39 pm

A Flushing Church which served as a stop on the Underground Railroad in the 19th century faces demolition, and some congregants are concerned, reports the Queens Courier.

(Photo via La Voz)

Opinion: Modern-Day Slavery ‘in the Shadow of the Statue of Liberty’

Best of 2014, Crime, Metro Area, Opinion November 7, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Human trafficking is happening right in the Hudson Valley and the majority of investigations against traffickers starts with someone speaking up, says an opinion piece in La Voz.

Image from Life of Pi's official website.

Breaking Down Oscar Nominations by Community

Culture, Featured Posts, History, LGBTQ, Media January 11, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Following the announcement of the 2012 Oscar nominations, the community and ethnic press zoomed into the stories of nominees from their respective communities, or of films that were particularly relevant to their readers. From “Life of Pi” to a documentary about ACT UP to criticism of slavery-themed films.

Jamie Foxx as Django (Photo via The Haitian Times)

Opinion: Slavery Disrespected in ‘Django Unchained’

African American, Culture, History, In the News, Opinion January 3, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Quentin Tarantino’s new film, “Django Unchained,” has left no one indifferent. Jean McGianni Celestin writes in The Haitian Times that there’s nothing amusing about making a parody out of slavery.

Domestic workers have gathered at rallies like this one to press for legal protections. (Photo by Bobo Yip/flickr via Feet in 2 Worlds))

Ex-Maid’s Story of Enslavement is Not Unusual, Advocates Say

Crime, Immigration March 12, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Feet in 2 Worlds dug into the story of Shanti Gurung, the ex-maid of an Indian diplomat and her husband who says that she was brought to America as a teenager and forced to work 16-hour days without pay.