Tag: Slavery

White Racists Use Intimidation for Years to Beat Black Employee with Disability into Slavery

Bobby Paul Edwards, 53, who was charged with slavery, assault and battery, false imprisonment, Fair Labor violations and discriminations against John Christopher Smith, a Black employee with intellectual disabilities at J&J Cafeteria in Myrtle Beach, S.C., plead guilty on Monday. Edwards, Smith’s manager and brother of the business owner Edward…

Colorism Contributed to Beyonc's Success, Says Her Father

Mathew Knowles, father of music industry superstars Beyonc and Solange, believes his daughters’ light skin complexions have contributed to their success. Knowles spoke to Ebony magazine about his new book, “Racism: From the Eyes of a Child,” which offers his thoughts on colorism in the music industry as well as…

NFL Hall of Fame Inductee's Speech Addresses Race in America

LaDainian”LT” Tomlinson, one of seven NFL players inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017, used the finalpart of his acceptance speech on Saturdayto address the history of racial inequality in the United States and to call for unity. Inthe first 20 minutes of his speech at…