Slaves

Ben Affleck made news basically for trying not to make news. The actor ask Finding Your Roots‘ Henry Louis Gates Jr. to censor his slave-owning ancestor from his…

Accusations of greed and racism are being hurled  at the Cherokee nation one week after the tribe decided to revoke the citizenship of nearly 3,000 descendants of freedmen — former slaves who Cherokees once owned. According to Marilyn Vann, the leader of the Freedman, race, politics and millions of dollars coming in from tribal casinos are leaving Blacks […]

On Monday the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court decided to terminate the tribal citizenship of nearly 3,000 Black descendants of freedmen–former slaves who had been owned by Cherokees. The ruling comes several months after a district court granted equal tribal citizenship rights to descendants. Monday’s 4-1 decision, overturned the district courts ruling, citing that the judge […]