Alexis Bledel leaving 'The Handmaid's Tale' ahead of season five

Bledel has earned four Emmy nominations for her work as Emily/Ofglen on "The Handmaid's Tale", winning the Emmy for outstanding guest actress in a drama in 2017.

published on : 28th May 2022

Prince William expresses sorrow for slavery in Jamaica visit

William, second in line to the throne, made the comments while addressing a dinner in Kingston, Jamaica’s capital.

published on : 24th March 2022

The plight of Tamils of Indian origin in Sri Lanka

Apply any yardstick to workers in Lanka’s tea plantations—living conditions, longevity of life, education—they are at the bottom of the ladder.

published on : 22nd December 2021

Black couple's daring escape from slavery marked in London

The couple escaped slavery in 1848 when Ellen, the light-skinned daughter of a Black woman raped by her enslaver, disguised herself as a disabled white man traveling north for medical treatment.

published on : 5th October 2021

No slavery in force, Kerala Police tell High Court

The police department has informed the Kerala High Court that ‘camp followers’ are not deployed for domestic work of IPS officers and that there is no slavery in the force.

published on : 22nd September 2021

Angela Bassett, Courtney B Vance to back docu-series 'One Thousand Years of Slavery'

The four-part docu-series, set up at Viacom CBS' Smithsonian Channel, will be helmed by BAFTA-winning British-Nigerian director David Olusoga.

published on : 19th August 2021

Lynching memorial and museum in Alabama draw crowds, tears

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice commemorates 4,400 black people who were slain in lynchings and other racial killings between 1877 and 1950.

published on : 27th April 2018

Little girls forced into sexual slavery as devadasis in Tamil Nadu, Andhra; NHRC issues notice

The National Human Rights Commission has issued notices to Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh governments over the alleged prevalence of the banned Devadasi system.

published on : 25th September 2017

Creators of new HBO 'Confederate' address fears it glorifies racism

"Confederate" will take place in an alternate timeline where the south have successfully seceded from the Union and formed a nation in which legalized slavery has evolved into a modern institution.

published on : 22nd July 2017