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George Green – the son of distiller Nathan ‘Nearest’ Green – was one of seven generations of the Green family who worked for the Jack Daniel’s distillery.

The Story of Nearest Green, America’s First Known Black Master Distiller

By Stefanie Benjamin, University of Tennessee When you hear the name Jack Daniel, whiskey probably comes to mind. But what about the name Nathan “Uncle...

Expanded Museum Traces Legacy of Slavery in America

By Kim Chandler, Associated Press The statues of chained men, women and children stick hauntingly out of sand as simulated waves crash overhead, a symbol...

The Case for Reparations: Cal Task Force Hears Painful Personal, Family Stories

By Antonio‌ ‌Ray‌ ‌Harvey‌, California‌ ‌Black‌ ‌Media‌ Last week, California’s Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals took an expansive but deeply personalized look...

New Racial Justice Bureau at Cal DOJ Will Support State’s Reparations Task Force

Tanu Henry | California Black Media   Last week, California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced that he has created a new bureau within the Department of...

Black Man Forced into Slave Labor Wins $550K Judgement

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent In a story that proved as appalling as many of the racially motivated attacks on African...