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Harriet Tubman: The Underground Railroad Meets Opera Harriet Tubman: The Underground Railroad Meets Opera
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The story of Harriet Tubman has recently hit the performance arena in New York. “Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line To Freedom,” is an opera written by a third-generation Nigerian-American who practically grew up on the stories of Tubman and …

12 Years A Slave: Will It Win Best Picture For 2013? 12 Years A Slave: Will It Win Best Picture For 2013?
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“12 Years A Slave” has come with a bang, and is receiving rave reviews online. Indeed, Vulture movies editor Kyle Buchanan has already awarded “12 Years A Slave” this year’s Best Picture trophy in his review. Already, the film has won …

12 Years A Slave Has A Significant Connection To Canada 12 Years A Slave Has A Significant Connection To Canada

Those who have seen the film 12 Years A Slave already know of the important character that appears late in the film from Canada, but probably do not know the story behind him. Samuel Bass, played by Brad Pitt, shows …

Slavery: A $32 bil. industry with 23.9 mil. employed Slavery: A $32 bil. industry with 23.9 mil. employed
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(image) We marvel at our technology, wear clothes as a means of status, indulge in our spices, and unfortunately, it’s nearly impossible not to live off the abundant 130 product types made by the hands of children and forced laborers. …

’12 Years A Slave’ Depicts Unspeakable Horrors ’12 Years A Slave’ Depicts Unspeakable Horrors
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To hear about the brutality of slavery is one thing, but to witness the events through a firsthand narrative is an entirely different horror and matter altogether. Director Steve McQueen, who also co-wrote the script for the film with John …

Global Slavery Index’s Shocking Discovery of 2013 Global Slavery Index’s Shocking Discovery of 2013
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Slavery has existed for many centuries, yet so few people realize how it continues to prosper in countries around the world. Though slavery was abolished in the nineteenth century, modern-day slavery still lives on, by concealing its many different forms. …

12 Years A Slave Wins Toronto Film Festival Award 12 Years A Slave Wins Toronto Film Festival Award

For weeks now, the Toronto International Film Festival has been previewing the large lineup of movies that would be shown during the festival. Everything from John Turturro’s racy Fading Gigolo to one of Cory Monteith’s last movie roles (McCanick). The …

7-Eleven Raids: Nine Arrested For Illegal Workers 7-Eleven Raids: Nine Arrested For Illegal Workers
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The U.S. Attorney’s Office today unsealed two indictments charging nine 7-Eleven store owners and operators with wire fraud, steling identities, and concealing and harboring illegal immigrants. The defendants are accused hiring “dozens” of illegal immigrants and giving them identities stolen …

Shackle Shoes: Adidas Pulls Latest Sneaker Following Controversy Shackle Shoes: Adidas Pulls Latest Sneaker Following Controversy
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Shackle Shoes, which are also known on an official level as JS Roundhouse Mid, were designed by a guy named Jeremy Scott. Although he had intended this footwear to be fun, extravagant, and, perhaps, a little outrageous, the last thing …

Sex Trafficking Is Big Business, Even In the US Sex Trafficking Is Big Business, Even In the US

“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” – The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of …

Google Gives Back. A Lot. Google Gives Back. A Lot.

Google took a moment today to update everybody with the fact that they are awesome. And by awesome, I mean they’re big-time philanthropy heroes that support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education; girls’ education in the developing world; empowerment …