Tag: slavery

Kanye West: Privilege Makes You Dumb

In a moment of supreme ignorance, Kanye West demonstrates that being raised in privilege makes some folk ignorant of the struggles of Black People for 400 years. “When you hear about slavery for 400 years … for 400 years? That sound like a choice. Like … you was there for 400 years and it’s all of…

Gov. Paul LePage: John Lewis Should Thank White GOPers For Freeing Slaves

Republican Maine Gov. Paul LePage thinks civil rights legend Rep John Lewis could use a history lesson on civil rights in the United States. LePage allegedly rip Lewis for questioning President-elect Donald Trump’s legitimacy during a regular appearance on a local talk radio show, and he said Lewis needed to show more gratitude to past…

Ben Affleck ‘Regrets’ Slavery Coverup [VIDEO]

Actor Ben Affleck apologized Tuesday for his attempt to conceal a slave-owning ancestor from his segment on PBS’ Finding Your Roots. “I didn’t want any television show about my family to include a guy who owned slaves,” Affleck said in a statement posted to Facebook. “I was embarrassed. The very thought left a bad taste…

SNL Under Heat for Writer Leslie Jones Slaves Jokes [VIDEO]

Ok I wasn't gonna say any thing because I know that dumb people know how to use the computer too, but now this is so ridiculous. — Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) May 4, 2014 SNL writer Leslie Jones caused quite the controversy when she joked about slavery in a recent Weekend Update commentary.

Three women rescued from ‘slavery’ after 30 years in London home

Three “deeply traumatized” women were rescued from a London house where they were believed to have been held captive for more than 30 years in a “barbaric” ordeal, authorities said Thursday. One of the alleged victims, a 30-year-old British woman, is believed to have been living in the house all her life with no contact…

‘Lincoln’ Leads BAFTA With 10 Award Nods

‘Lincoln,’ the story of President Abraham Lincoln’s battle to end slavery starring Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role, won 10 BAFTA nominations on Wednesday, putting it ahead of the pack at Britain’s top film honors. Reuters