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Matters of Faith: Liberty for All

Matters of Faith: Liberty for All

By Reverend J. Loren Russell Leviticus 25:9-10 NKJV “Then you shall cause the trumpet of the Jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement you shall make the trumpet to sound throughout […]

by · June 20, 2021 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Emancipation Proclamation

Emancipation Proclamation

January 1, 2018 Monday, January 1st. For Americans in 1863, this day was not one especially suited to a greeting of “Happy New Year.” But in a nation riven by Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln used the occasion of the […]

by · January 1, 2018 · History, News, Profile America

Vernuccio’s View: 21st Century Slavery

Modern slavery exists, it is widespread, and it is a worldwide, lucrative practice. A National Geographic study found “There are more slaves today than were seized from Africa in four centuries of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. The modern commerce in humans rivals […]

by · September 27, 2017 · Op Ed, Vernuccio's View

Celebrate Juneteenth This Weekend

The Juneteenth holiday is Sunday, June 19, and it commemorates the official end of slavery in 1865.

Black History Month: Slave Trade & The Middle Passage

Black History Month: Slave Trade & The Middle Passage

Portuguese traders built sub-Saharan Africa’s first permanent slave trading post at Elmina in 1492. It passed into Dutch and English hands and by the 18th century they shipped tens of thousands of Africans a year through ‘the door of no […]

by · February 25, 2015 · History