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Krispy Kreme to give Holocaust survivors $5M

The family that owns well-known food brands like Krispy Kreme and Panera Bread announced a multi-million dollar charity donation after an investigation revealed that their Nazi ancestors used slave labor during World War II.

Websites stop promoting plantation weddings

In response to urging by a civil rights advocacy group, Pinterest and The Knot Worldwide, which owns prominent wedding platforms WeddingWire and the Knot, recently announced they were changing the way they feature wedding venues that romanticize former slave plantations.

We haven't seen Ghislaine Maxwell lately

Prince Andrew has sparked an unprecedented crisis in Britain's royal family since his disastrous TV interview about his friendship with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

Facebook rumor about white vans spreading fear across US

Terrifying rumors initially propelled by Facebook's algorithms have sparked fears that men driving white vans are kidnapping women all across the United States for sex trafficking and to sell their body parts. While there is no evidence to suggest this is happening, much less on a national, coordinated scale, a series of viral Facebook posts created a domino effect that led to the mayor of a major American city

Holiday gifts that give back

In 2019, Impact Your World told you about dozens of people and nonprofits making a difference in their communities -- from those fighting to stop rainforest loss and bird extinction to setting up safe spaces for sex-trafficking victims.

'Harriet' redefines history most of us learned about slavery

"Harriet" is a unique Hollywood offering that avoids the common pitfalls of blockbuster films about American slavery. Co-written and directed by a black woman, the film sidesteps the prevailing white savior trope and effectively presents what scholar Saidiya Hartman has described as the

Human smuggling undeterred by wall

Efforts by the Trump administration to secure portions of the 1,933-mile long US-Mexico border with reinforced physical barriers have done little to deter the lucrative business of human smuggling, law enforcement sources told CNN.

Women wanted on suspicion of trafficking of girls

Two women, including one who worked briefly at a center for girls impacted by sex trafficking and exploitation, have been accused of human trafficking, a criminal complaint filed this week in Wisconsin says.

Survivor helps airlines stop human trafficking

When you're passing through an airport, you're usually focused on getting through the security line quickly, on whether your flight's on time, or on the vacation or business meeting waiting for you at your destination.

Lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell names more defendants

Jennifer Araoz, one of Jeffrey Epstein's accusers, filed an amended complaint Tuesday that names individuals and more than 20 corporate entities associated with Epstein that Araoz says in a civil lawsuit helped facilitate his abuse of her when she was 14 and 15.