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Website documents histories of Georgetown-owned slaves

World / Social Issues Jun 20, 2019

Website documents histories of Georgetown-owned slaves

A Boston-based genealogical organization and a Georgetown University graduate who launched a project to trace the family histories of hundreds of black slaves sold by the Jesuits who ran the college in 1838 have teamed up to digitize the information and make it available ...

Survivors recall horror of Congo ethnic attacks

World / Social Issues Jun 19, 2019

Survivors recall horror of Congo ethnic attacks

Machete-wielding attackers descended on Esther Nzale's village in northeastern Congo eight days ago around noon, setting houses on fire and hacking to death her husband and others. "Some people were burned alive inside the houses," Nzale said from a camp for displaced persons more than ...

Scores protest outside Florida detention center for immigrant kids

World / Social Issues Jun 17, 2019

Scores protest outside Florida detention center for immigrant kids

Clutching signs and umbrellas against a drenching downpour, scores of people protested Sunday outside a South Florida facility that has become the nation's biggest location for detaining immigrant children. A coalition of religious groups and immigrant advocates said they want the Homestead detention center closed. Protesters ...