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Migrants from west Africa being ‘sold in Libyan slave markets’
UN migration agency says selling of people is rife in African nation that has slid into violent chaos since overthrow of Gaddafi
By Emma Graham-Harrison

West African migrants are being bought and sold openly in modern-day slave markets in Libya, survivors have told a UN agency helping them return home.

Trafficked people passing through Libya have previously reported violence, extortion and slave labour. But the new testimony from the International Organization for Migration suggests that the trade in human beings has become so normalised that people are being traded in public.

“The latest reports of ‘slave markets’ for migrants can be added to a long list of outrages [in Libya],” said Mohammed Abdiker, IOM’s head of operation and emergencies. “The situation is dire. The more IOM engages inside Libya, the more we learn that it is a vale of tears for all too many migrants.”

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If we look at the film industry, 80% of it is dominated by white, older men. Then, there are few places for women in general, even white women. There are few places for black men, and a very small place for black women. But, there is a difference between Afro-American and African people. We are the niggers of the niggers on earth, that’s the problem. It is so true! So, as we are only a few, no one will take the risk to put a high budget on our films. This is the major problem we face nowadays. Films are related to an industry. We need money to make good films.

On the other hand, we have a problem of awareness because there are rich black people even in Africa. But the rich African people won’t put money in cinema or in culture because they don’t care. They prefer to put money in politics or to make much more money because they don’t care about our culture, about their own culture. So, we need to raise awareness, for the rich African people to invest and act like patrons of our culture.

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You're Much More Likely to Be Sued for Your Debt if You're Black
By Mic

According to a first-of-its-kind report by ProPublica, a quiet but devastating source of financial strain for low-income black families in the St. Louis area comes from lawsuits from companies seeking compensation for unpaid debt. While such lawsuits are also filed against white families, black residents face them at much higher rates. The report found one major utility company in the area successfully sued residents in predominantly black neighborhoods at four times the rate that it did in mostly white ones. And it’s not just a local problem.