Did Benedict Cumberbatch’s Ancestors Own Slaves? Yes, According To NYC Commissioner Stacey Cumberbatch

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NYC Commissioner Stacey Cumberbatch has an unsavory connection to 'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch.


Ani DiFranco Thought It Was A Good Idea To Hold A Songwriting Retreat. On A Slave Plantation.

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Ani DiFranco found out the hard way that If you're planning on putting together a musical event, a former slave plantation might be a bad idea.

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‘Murica: Students Go On Slavery Re-Enactment Field Trip, Get Called The N-Word, Pick Cotton & Ride A Pretend Slave Ship

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In stupid motherf*cker news, a bunch of stupid motherf*ckers apparently lived out their Django Unchained fantasies on a group of schoolchildren while on a field trip.


Of Course Tito Ortiz Compared The UFC To Slavery. Of Course He Did.

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Tito Ortiz, who is the second highest earning fighter in UFC history, told SI Now that his tenure with the promotion was like slavery.


Kerfuffle Watch: Russell Simmons pulls ‘Harriet Tubman Sex Tape’ amid complaints

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Media mogul, reality TV star, and famous lisp-haver Russell Simmons ith in hot water today, after pulling an attempted comedy video called "Harriet Tubman Sex Tape" from his new YouTube Channel All Def Digital, following complaints from a variety of blogs and even, Simmons says, the NAACP.


Here’s What Charles Barkley Thinks About Abraham Lincoln And Slavery

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Have you ever wondered what Charles Barkley thinks about America's Presidents.


Forgive But Never Forget: Former Slave Pens Letter To Former Plantation Owner

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For those of us who watched Roots in school, there's one truth about America and its race relations.


Amazon’s Shipping Warehouses Are Hellish Sweatshops, Apparently

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Do you enjoy buying stuff on the internet from online retail giants like Amazon.


6.21 The Cooler

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4 S's: Sheryl Schwartz Sports Sunday Chemicals in Marijuana Smoke May Harm DNA & Cause Cancer [Forbes] US Senate Apologizes For Slavery [The Root] House Impeaches Texas Judge Accused Of Sex Crimes [CNN] Jim Brown Chastises Tiger Woods For Not Being More Like Jim [...].

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