Foreign diplomats trap and abuse domestic workers in private households across London

The exploitation of domestic workers in diplomatic households appears to be largely tied to officials from the Middle East, where labour abuses and modern slavery are well-documented. Last year, the Telegraph revealed that women from Malawi were being duped into travelling to Oman, only to be imprisoned as modern slaves in the households of their … Read more

Live longer with these dishes from ‘blue zones’ in America

CNN  —  In a few, unique communities around the globe, people live long and heathy lives, up to and past 100. Dubbed “blue zones,” residents of these areas share a common environment and lifestyle that scientists believe contribute to their longevity. The Italian island of Sardinia was where one of the first groups of centenarians … Read more

How Afro-Colombian Women Made Escape Maps and Kept Gold in Their Hair How Afro-Colombian Women Braided Escape Maps and Kept Gold in Their Hair How Afro-Colombian Women Braided Escape Maps and Kept Gold in Their Hair Sputnik spoke with a sociologist Lemeva Leidys Valderrama about the examples of resistance of Afro-Colombian communities in her country, as well as the current challenges in the fight against racism. … Read more

Ghislaine Maxwell claims Prince Andrew photo with Virginia Giuffre is ‘fake’

CNN  —  Convicted child sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell has said a decades-old photograph of Prince Andrew with his sexual abuse accuser Virginia Giuffre is “fake,” in a series of interviews from prison. The disgraced British socialite is currently serving a 20-year sentence in US federal prison for carrying out a years-long scheme with her longtime … Read more

Forgotten cemetery gets cleanup as centuries-old Maryland church reckons with its history of slavery

A small church cemetery in Bowie, Maryland, which was hidden from history due to years of neglect, has been revealed, and in the process illuminated a dark part of America’s history of slavery. The restoration of the cemetery behind Sacred Heart Chapel has been the result of a major project by volunteers, parishioners and descendants … Read more

Andrew Tate: Romania extends detention over allegations of rape and trafficking

CNN  —  Influencer Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan will remain in police custody until February 27 after a Romanian court on Friday extended their detention, Tate’s lawyers told CNN affiliate Antena 3. The brothers are being investigated on allegations of human trafficking and rape. Authorities in Romania said police served search warrants at five … Read more

San Francisco reparations panel pitches $5M — each — to black residents

​A San Francisco committee studying reparations has proposed a one-time payment of $5 million to each eligible African-American inhabitant of the city as recompense for the “decades of harm they have experienced,” according to a report on Monday. “A lump sum payment would compensate the affected population … and will redress the economic and opportunity … Read more

Why Britain’s royals won’t apologize for profiting off slavery, and why Prince Harry’s admission matters

London — The publisher of Prince Harry’s new memoir Spare says it’s selling at a record-setting pace. Readers bought more than 1.4 million copies of the Duke of Sussex’s book the day it was published last week, and it’s still making headlines. One thing Harry put down on paper that has continued to stoke debate … Read more

Romanian authorities seize nearly $4 million in assets from Andrew Tate in alleged human trafficking, rape investigation

CNN  —  Romanian authorities said they have seized nearly $4 million worth of assets belonging to controversial internet personality Andrew Tate over the past week as he and his brother are investigated on allegations of human trafficking and rape. Roughly 18 million lei, equivalent to $3,942,700, has been seized, the country’s Asset Recovery and Management … Read more

“Master Slave Husband Wife”: A startling tale of disguise to escape slavery

Inside the Boston Public Library, deep in the stacks, are clues to an escape from slavery in 1848 – a breathtaking combination of daring and deception. Author Ilyon Woo, who has spent the last seven years combing through archives from Georgia to Massachusetts, showed “Sunday Morning” an illustration of Ellen Craft, an engraving based on … Read more