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Georgetown University is doing its part to atone for their participation in slave trading back in 1838. It was then that the university auctioned off nearly 272 slaves for $115,000, a move which helped fund the institution during a run of financial troubles.

Georgetown’s current president, John J. DeGioia, will offer a formal apology to descendants in a speech on Thursday. The university will also have two buildings on the campus renamed to honor slaves, create an institute for the study of slavery and erect a public memorial to honor slave contributions.

Another major move includes giving descendants the same consideration given to members of the Georgetown community in the admissions process.

Here is a full list and breakdown of the university’s plans:

  • Naming Freedom Hall (once known as Mulledy Hall) as Isaac Hall, in honor of Isaac, the enslaved person whose name is the first mentioned in the documents of the 1838 sale
  • Naming Remembrance Hall (once known as McSherry Hall) as Anne Marie Becraft Hall in honor of Anne Marie Becraft, a free woman of color who founded a school for black girls in the neighborhood of Georgetown in 1827. She later joined the newly founded Oblate Sisters of Providence in Baltimore, the oldest active Roman Catholic sisterhood in the Americas established by women of African descent.
  • Offering an apology for the university’s historical relationship with slavery
  • Engaging with the descendant community in an active and sustained manner
  • Developing a public memorial to the enslaved to ensure their memory is honored and preserved
  • Actively pursuing research and teaching, establishing a new Institute for the Study of Slavery and Its Legacies at Georgetown

The move has not been well-received by some, who say it’s simply not enough.

What do you think? Should G-Town do more?

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Reports: Mariah Carey Signs With Jay Z’s RocNation

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We know Mariah Carey changes managers like she changes clothes, but her next move could be her best move. According to Page Six Carey is in talks with Jay Z’s Roc Nation to manage her career.

Roc Nation manages Rihanna, Shakira, J Cole and DJ Khaled to name a few.

Apparently, the pop diva is hoping Hov and his team can put her back on top now that she parted ways with former manager Stella Bulochnikov earlier this month.

Sources tell HipHollywood Carey is cleaning house, and has also fired her publicist, assistant and attorney Darrell Miller.

But one person who hasn’t gotten the boot is her back-up dancer boyfriend Bryan Tanaka. Rumors were swirling that she hired Tanaka to take over her day-to-day management, but he’s actually her creative director.

Carey just released her holiday movie Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You, and is slated to bring her Christmas concerts back to the Beacon Theater in NYC this month. She hasn’t however dropped a new album in almost four years.

Fingers crossed this new partnership with Roc Nation brings about new music, and a Mariah / Jay Z collaboration. The two did make magic back in 1999 with their #1 single “Heartbreaker.”

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