Slavery and enslavement are both the state and the condition of being a slave, who is someone forbidden to quit their service for an enslaver, and who is treated by the enslaver as their property. Slavery typically involves the enslaved person being made to perform some form of work while also having their location or residence dictated by the enslaver. Many historical cases of enslavement occurred when the enslaved broke the law, became indebted, or suffered a military defeat; other forms of slavery were instituted along demographic lines such as race. The duration of a person's enslavement might be for life, or for a fixed period of time, after which freedom would be granted. Although most forms of slavery are explicitly involuntary and involve the coercion of the enslaved, there also exists voluntary slavery, entered into by the enslaved to pay a debt or obtain money. In the course of human history, slavery was a typical feature of civilization, legal in most societies, but it is now outlawed in most countries of the world, except as a punishment for a crime.In chattel slavery, the enslaved person is legally rendered the personal property (chattel) of the slave owner. In economics, the term de facto slavery describes the conditions of unfree labour and forced labour that most slaves endure.In 2019, approximately 40 million people, of whom 26 percent were children, were enslaved throughout the world despite it being illegal. In the modern world, more than 50 percent of enslaved people provide forced labour, usually in the factories and sweatshops of the private sector of a country's economy. In industrialised countries, human trafficking is a modern variety of slavery; in non-industrialised countries, enslavement by debt bondage is a common form of enslaving a person, such as captive domestic servants, forced marriage, and child soldiers.


July 3, 2022

Texas Board of Education Strikes Down Call to Rebrand Slavery in Classrooms as ‘Involuntary Relocation’

A group of nine educators approached the board of education on June 15 with a proposal to rename slavery as involuntary relocation in second grade classrooms.

June 25, 2022

Massachusetts Court Says Harvard Must Face Slave Photos Lawsuit

The lawsuit was originally filed in 2019 in connection with the photos, which were used as part of racist propaganda after being taken in 1850.

June 19, 2022

Watch Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp cover Grace Jones’ ‘Slave To The Rhythm’

Are you a slave to the 'Sunday Lunch' rhythm? The post Watch Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp cover Grace Jones’ ‘Slave To The Rhythm’ appeared first on NME.

May 11, 2022

Ontario Education Minister Took Part in a 'Slave Auction' at a University Fraternity

Ontario’s Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has apologized for participating in a mock slave auction while he was a frat leader at Western University.

May 1, 2022

Researchers Will Study Sunken Remains From Last-Known U.S. Slave Ship

The Clotilda, which researchers have described as the most complete slave ship discovered, illegally dropped off 110 West Africans on the Alabama coast in 1860.

March 15, 2022

School Superintendent Apologizes After White Students Pretended to Sell Black Classmates in Mock ’Slave Auction'

A North Carolina superintendent issued an apology after parents learned that a mock “slave auction” involving children took place at a local school.

January 23, 2022

Maneskin Rocks ‘Saturday Night Live’ With Performances of ‘Beggin” & ‘I Wanna Be Your Slave’: Watch

The Jan. 22 episode was hosted by actor and former 'SNL' cast member Will Forte.

January 23, 2022

Måneskin Played It Hard And Fast in ‘SNL’ Debut

Italian glam-rockers performed global hits "Beggin" and "I Wanna Be Your Slave"

November 12, 2021

Slave to the Scalpel

With a pitch-black sense of humor, the Cleveland death metal quartet boils the genre down to its essence but lands just shy of its potential.

August 18, 2021

Bob Marley and the Wailers Perform ‘Slave Driver’ in Clip From Rare 1973 Capitol Session

Recently unearthed footage will be available to stream on the Coda Collection on September 3rd

August 4, 2021

Måneskin announce new Iggy Pop-featuring version of ‘I Wanna Be Your Slave’

It arrives later this week The post Måneskin announce new Iggy Pop-featuring version of ‘I Wanna Be Your Slave’ appeared first on NME.

June 30, 2021

Grace Jones Album Covers Disappear From Streaming Due to Rights Issue

The Jean-Paul Goude–made covers for Nightclubbing, Living My Life, Slave to the Rhythm, and Island Life have been replaced by dichromatic covers featuring squares and plain text

June 24, 2021

Maneskin’s Global Hit ‘I Wanna Be Your Slave’ Tops Hot Hard Rock Songs Chart

Italy's Måneskin has ridden the success of its 2021 Eurovision Song Contest victory to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Hard Rock Songs chart.

June 23, 2021

Britney Spears Likens Conservatorship to Sex Trafficking at LA Court Hearing: ‘I Am Not Here to Be Anyone’s Slave’

Britney Spears made it clear she would like to end her 13-year conservatorship in court on Wednesday afternoon (June 23), passionately pleading her case to Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny.

June 17, 2021

Eurovision winners Måneskin set to gatecrash UK singles chart this week

The Italian rockers' track 'I Wanna Be Your Slave' is high in the midweek charts The post Eurovision winners Måneskin set to gatecrash UK singles chart this week appeared first on NME.

April 6, 2021

How Britney Spears’ ‘I’m A Slave 4 U’ Shifted Her Career and Pop’s Direction

Our 2001 Week continues with a look back at the era of Britney Spears' pivotal self-titled third album, and in particular its head-turning lead single and music video, "I'm a Slave 4 U."

December 17, 2020

HAIM Recap 2020 in Video for Funny New Song: Watch

Slave Play writer Jeremy O. Harris penned the lyrics to “Christmas Wrapping 2020 (all I want for christmas is a vaccine)”


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August 2, 2019

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July 1, 2010

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April 11, 2008

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January 1, 1984

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January 1, 1983

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January 1, 1982

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January 1, 1981

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January 1, 1980

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January 1, 1979

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January 1, 1978

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January 1, 1977

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