Civil War Summary, Part 1: A Fight Over Slavery — Mosby Woods

As our neighborhood explores our relationship with our street and community names, the Community Forward team has researched and written about topics deemed contextually relevant. This blog post is the first in a two-part series providing a very brief summary of the civil war. Explore more context posts on the Community Forward category on our […]

Civil War Summary, Part 1: A Fight Over Slavery — Mosby Woods

Louisiana Man Gets 25 Years For Torching 3 Black Churches — Black America Web

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man who admitted to burning down three predominantly African American churches to promote himself as a “black metal” musician was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison and ordered to pay the churches $2.6 million. U.S. District Judge Robert Summerhays of Lafayette sentenced Holden Matthews, giving the 23-year-old man…

Louisiana Man Gets 25 Years For Torching 3 Black Churches — Black America Web

Conversation Reparations: Tribute to Reparations Warrior Ancestor Conrad Worrill — BLACK TALK RADIO NETWORK™

Guests  1 . Kamm Howard – NCOBRA National Male Co-chair  2,  Dr. Raymond Winbush- Morgan State  University  3,  Dr. Iva Carruthers- Samuel Dewitt Proctor Conference  4. …

Conversation Reparations: Tribute to Reparations Warrior Ancestor Conrad Worrill — BLACK TALK RADIO NETWORK™

Coronavirus Update: Black Business Owners Face Grim Outlook Without Federal Aid — Black America Web

According to a new poll conducted by Main Street Alliance and Color of Change, more than half of Black-owned businesses will be forced to close their doors by April 2021 without federal aid. Of the 600 entrepreneurs polled, only 40% of Black respondents said they could last more than six months without aid, compared with…

Coronavirus Update: Black Business Owners Face Grim Outlook Without Federal Aid — Black America Web

Georgia City Votes To Remove Pavilion Where Slaves Were Sold — Black America Web

Officials in a small city in rural Georgia have voted to remove a rare, 18th century pavilion where slaves were once sold, though the decision must still clear legal hurdles, the city administrator said Wednesday. The Louisville City Council at its meeting on Tuesday night voted 4-1 to take down the Market House, or Slave…

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Viola Davis Buys Childhood Home on Former Slave Plantation — Black America Web

Viola Davis is living out her 55th birthday while also reflecting on her humble beginnings as a woman who rose through poverty to become one of the most powerful and important actresses of her time. The Oscar winner shared that she purchased the slave plantation she was born on in St Matthews, South Carolina, with…

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Poll Shows Reparations Aren’t A Priority For White Democrats — Black America Web

Source: Mario Tama / Getty Since the death of George Floyd, surveys have shown that white Democrats are building a better understanding around certain race issues in America, particularly as it pertains to police relations. However, when it comes to actually repairing for wealth stolen because of slavery, white folks still don’t seem to be…

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North Carolina City Apologizes For Slavery — Black America Web

Source: Hulton Archive / Getty In wake of more Black Lives Matter protests, the removal of Confederate statues, and faces of suggestive racist mascots/spokesperson, this week, Asheville, NC Council met and decided on reparations for their black residents. Don’t Miss Out! Follow The D.L. Hughley Show on Twitter and Instagram & Keep Up On Facebook Too! Unanimously, the council voted 7-0…

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Slavery Advocate’s Statue Being Removed in South Carolina — Black America Web

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The historic South Carolina city of Charleston was removing a symbol of its legacy on Wednesday, sending crews to take away a statue honoring John C. Calhoun, an early U.S. vice president whose zealous defense of slavery led the nation toward civil war. After a nightlong struggle to dislodge it, city…

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