| Jul 24, 2014
| 2:14 PM
Some of the temporary foreign workers who are brought to Florida to harvest crops are being exploited by human traffickers and abusive employers who treat them as sex slaves or thrust them into other degrading roles, U.S. Reps. Lois Frankel and Ted...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 10:55 AM
TALLAHASSEE – The mystery “Progressive Choice” group has a new radio ad blasting Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist for pushing a bill to bring back “chain gangs” as a legislator, likening it to slavery.
| Jul 10, 2014
Chicago-born actress and comedian Nora Dunn, one of the few alums of TV's "Saturday Night Live" based in the Chicago area, has sold her two-bedroom vintage condominium unit in Ukrainian Village for $258,500 and paid $185,000 for a condo in Evanston....
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:57 AM
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, marked Juneteenth -- also known as Emancipation Day -- on Thursday.
It's a day that's significant to many in the African-American community.
| Jul 25, 2014
| 5:05 PM
She was just a child of 13. A prostitute. And an apparent victim of human trafficking.
Last September in Boynton Beach, the girl told investigators how she fell into a relationship with a 27-year-old man and was lured into a life of prostitution....
| Aug 1, 2014
Half a King by Joe Abercrombie, Del Rey, 337 pages, $26
Joe Abercrombie is a best-selling figure in the school of dark, brutal and often antiheroic fantasy sometimes called "grimdark" (in fact @LordGrimdark is his Twitter handle). The premier...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 3:32 PM
Luchadora por la mujer y las niñas
Slavery Inc.: The Untold Story of International Sex Trafficking no es el primer libro de Lydia Cacho y con toda seguridad no será el último.
Mexicana, periodista, investigadora, líder en la lucha de los derechos de...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 3:18 PM
A Brazilian rest home for the elderly believes it may be home to the world's oldest person, a former agricultural laborer born in a runaway slave community, who is identified in documents stating he was born 126 years ago at a time when Brazil still had...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 4:30 PM
John Ridley, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of "12 Years a Slave," definitely has "a lot going on" currently -- and an announcement Tuesday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour put even more attention on the scribe.
ABC Entertainment Group...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Lady Liberty's lamp has been lowered. Its light flickering. The huddled masses are no longer wanted — be they tired or poor, be they homeless or hungry, be they adults or children threatened and yearning to breathe free.
The welcome light has...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 2:30 AM
It may be too soon to label it a trend and there is insufficient data to confirm it, but President Obama and his party may be losing their iron grip on their most loyal and enthusiastic voting bloc: African-Americans.
Last Friday in Chicago, a group of...