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The revolt of the Zanj (Blacks)

It was in early Iraq where the largest African slave rebellions occurred. Here, well over a millennium ago, were gathered tens of thousands of East African slave laborers called Zanj. Conscious of their large numbers and oppressive working conditions, the Zanj rebelled, inflicting defeat after defeat upon the Arab armies sent to suppress their revolt.

Black Iraqis make Obama a model

"Now we, the dark-skinned people, feel even closer to the American people now because Obama is one of us," says the leader of the...