There are more slaves in the 21st century than at any other time in history: The sex industry, the labor industry the trafficking of human organs exploitation of vulnerable people. Human consumption encourages the need for cheap labor in the “Black” market. According to the Global Slavery index, 45.8 million people in 167 countries are victims of human trafficking; in the USA there are 57,700 trafficked people reported in 2016 (Global Slavery Index 2016). Sex and labor trafficking often affect African American neighborhoods.
As the sons and daughters connected to that ongoing legacy of the trafficking of human bodies, GBC is committed to policies which encourage the awareness of human trafficking as an American problem and a global crisis.