Celebrating St. Patrick: From Slave to Saint

Written by John Roach for National Geographic (from 3/16/09): “On St. Patrick’s Day—Tuesday, March 17—millions of people will don green and celebrate the Irish in, and around, them with parades, good cheer, and perhaps a pint of beer. But few St. Patrick’s Day revelers have a clue about St. Patrick, the man…” For the rest … More Celebrating St. Patrick: From Slave to Saint

Thailand Blasted for Modern Slavery in New Report

Originally posted by Yahoo News Digest on July 28, 2015— “Thai authorities are upset about being blacklisted by the U.S. for the second year in a row for failing to do enough to combat modern-day slavery. Washington accused Thailand of failing to tackle human trafficking, while praising progress in Malaysia and Cuba, in a report … More Thailand Blasted for Modern Slavery in New Report

Russia Using North Korean ‘Slave Labour’, Say Human Rights Groups

Originally posted by BBC News on July 21, 2015— “North Korea says it is facing its worst drought in a century and the United Nations has warned of the danger of mass starvation. One of the few sources of badly-needed cash, is to supply overseas labour, so President Kim Jong-un has expanded the number of … More Russia Using North Korean ‘Slave Labour’, Say Human Rights Groups

Why We Should Remember the Slave Trade

By Western Daily Press  on June 21, 2014— “As Bristol prepares to become the Green Capital of Europe, Professor Mark Horton and Madge Dresser argue that the past exploitation of millions to Africans that built the region’s should not be forgotten Between 1686 and 1807, 565,000 human beings were forcibly removed from their African families … More Why We Should Remember the Slave Trade

‘12 Years’ Enjoys a Seemingly Narrow Victory

By Brooks Barnes and Michael Cieply on MARCH 3, 2014— “Hollywood made history on Sunday night — barely. The best picture victory by “12 Years a Slave” at the 86th Academy Awards finally handed cinema’s most prestigious prize to a movie by a black filmmaker, in this case, the British-born Steve McQueen. But the triumph, … More ‘12 Years’ Enjoys a Seemingly Narrow Victory