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Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota

Researching, Teaching, and Embodying the Black Diaspora: An Introduction

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Charisse Burden-Stelly and Crystal Moten, Black Perspectives — Part I: Studying the Black Diaspora, Then and Now From May 22-24, 2019, a group of scholars from liberal arts colleges throughout the country gathered at Carleton College for a workshop titled, “Teaching, Researching, and Embodying the Black Diaspora at Elite Liberal Arts Colleges.” Organized by Drs. Crystal Moten, Chipo Dendere, and Charisse Burden-Stelly, this workshop aimed to interrogate a host…

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Performers in a reenactment of an 1811 slave rebellion marched through LaPlace, La., on Friday.

A Slave Rebellion Rises Again

By Reparations

Some 500 enslaved people revolted in Louisiana but were largely ignored by history. Two centuries later, an ambitious re-enactment brings their uprising back to life. By Rick Rojas, The New York Times — LaPLACE, La. — The insurgents, dressed in the linen uniforms of slaves and wielding clubs and guns, swarmed the sprawling white plantation house and attacked its owner. The anger and resentment that had grown over years of…

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Kasi Lemmons’s “Harriet” - Harriet Tubman Movie.

The Stunning Achievement of Kasi Lemmons’s “Harriet”

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Richard Brody, The New Yorker — A common failure of movies, especially historical ones, is that they don’t open their drama to intellectual context or to the inner lives of their characters. Kasi Lemmons’s “Harriet” is a bold and accomplished exception: this bio-pic of Harriet Tubman develops her actions as a freer of enslaved people with ardent and detailed attention to the prophetic visions that impel her, and the…

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Chains

How Reparations to Descendants of Slavery Can Heal a Nation

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

To truly understand the debt this country owes to Black people is to be liberated from the bondage of miseducation that we’ve remained shackled to in the so-called land of the free. By Zenobia Jeffries Warfield, Yes Magazine — On a spring day, I stood at the corner of Madison and Pennsylvania avenues in the nation’s capital, transfixed on the building in front of me. Passersby zigzagged around me. In…

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Bolivia coup led by Christian fascist paramilitary leader and millionaire – with foreign support

Bolivia coup led by Christian fascist paramilitary leader and millionaire – with foreign support

By News & Current Affairs

Bolivian coup leader Luis Fernando Camacho is a far-right multi-millionaire who arose from fascist movements in the Santa Cruz region, where the US has encouraged separatism. He has courted support from Colombia, Brazil, and the Venezuelan opposition. By Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton, The Grayzone — When Luis Fernando Camacho stormed into Bolivia’s abandoned presidential palace in the hours after President Evo Morales’s sudden November 10 resignation, he revealed to…

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The Enduring Battle to Diversify Historical Reenactment

The Enduring Battle to Diversify Historical Reenactment

By Commentaries/Opinions

White history is still normalized. Non-white history is seen as provocative. By Nick Martin, The New Republic –  Imagine, for a moment, you’re about eight years old, standing in a valley strewn with tiny hills. Your mother is nearby, trying to rope in your wandering little brother. Towering over you and milling about are dozens of older white men, silver in the beard and haggard in the face, antique rifles…

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Earl Ofari Hutchinson

McConnell’s African American Victory Sounds Another Warning Bell

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By Earl Ofari Hutchinson, The Hutchinson Report — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gave one of the biggest hugs I ever saw to a political candidate. There was good reason for it. His hand-picked choice for Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron just won big in that state’s election. Cameron is the first African American to hold statewide office in Kentucky in decades. He is a staunch protégé of McConnell. Both…

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Wayne Kempton, archivist and historiographer for the Diocese of New York, displays the journal of the 1860 diocesan convention.

Diocese of New York establishes reparations fund, adopts anti-slavery resolutions from 1860

By Reparations

By Egan Millard, Episcopal News Service — At its annual convention on Nov. 8 and 9, the Diocese of New York established a task force to examine how it can make meaningful reparations for its participation in the slave trade and committed $1.1 million from its endowment to fund the efforts the task force recommends. It also passed four resolutions condemning slavery, which had first been introduced by John Clarkson Jay – grandson of…

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Lizotte’s dissertation, entitled “Rethinking Reparations: A Critical Theory of Black Repair,” argued that current efforts for reparations that focus only on monetary compensation are misguided. Instead, she advocates for institutional and structural change.

PhD Candidate Examines the Politics of Slavery Reparations

By Reparations

Lizotte’s doctoral dissertation proposes more holistic approach to reparations at CSSJ. By Annie Gersh, Brown Daily Herald — Lizotte’s dissertation, entitled “Rethinking Reparations: A Critical Theory of Black Repair,” argued that current efforts for reparations that focus only on monetary compensation are misguided. Instead, she advocates for institutional and structural change. For Rutgers University PhD Candidate Kelsey Lizotte, reparations are about far more than a monetary exchange. At the Center…

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Georgetown University

Higher Ed Institutions Wrestle With Reparations and Repentance

By Reparations

By Sara Weissman, Diverse — Georgetown University recently announced that it would fundraise $400,000 a year to benefit the descendants of 247 slaves sold by the school’s Jesuit founders in 1833, after students voted to make a reparations fund in April. The money will go toward funding community projects like schools and health clinics for the over 4,000 living descendants. The official decision, publicized last week, comes on the heels…

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