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Jay Dow

‘Beyond ceremony and apology’: What role could reparations play in fighting systemic racism?

By Reparations

By Jay Dow — With more Black Americans and people of color in positions at the highest echelons of American society and government, some feel the protests and civil unrest of the past year were unnecessary. But locally, lawmakers have pushed for reforms designed to address systemic, institutionalized racism of the past and present. Those reforms could include reparations. The move for change has faced some pushback from U.S. Sen….

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My Child Is Incarcerated. One Second in This Unjust System Is Too Much.

By Editors' Choice

By Esther Hernández— For several years, I have met weekly with a remarkable group of mothers and one father who, like me, are fighting for the release of their adult children from Chicago-area prisons. We call ourselves the Mothers of the Kidnapped. My new sisters and brother, all in a group no parent wants to join, speak powerfully to the loss of their children and to the agony of being caught up…

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In His First 100 Days, Biden Called Out The Country’s Deeply Embedded Racism.

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Ryan Brooks — Joe Biden faces more difficult days ahead, with pressure ramping up for him to do more to fundamentally change the systems that perpetuate racism and inequality. On his first day in office, President Joe Biden declared that advancing “equity, civil rights, racial justice, and equal opportunity” were the responsibility of the federal government in an executive order. The order, which has become an integral part of the…

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Black American Trauma

By Editors' Choice

By David Love — What Effect Did Martin’s Death Have on the Black Community? The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – who was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee, while helping striking sanitation workers – left a deep and lasting impact on America through his activism and his advocacy, his philosophy of nonviolent civil disobedience and his radical vision of a just society free from racism, militarism and poverty….

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Report Card on President Biden

Panel Gives Biden “Passing” Grades – IBW National Forum Assesses Biden’s First 100 Days

By News & Current Affairs, Press Releases / Statements

On the eve of President Biden’s first 100 days in office the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) convened a National Virtual Forum to evaluate the progress of his administration so far in addressing issues of vital concern to Black voters. IBW assembled a stellar Panel of prominent African American political analysts, commentators and civil rights/human rights advocates from around the country to conduct the assessment which included:…

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Vantage Point: State of Newark Report – Gun Violence as a Public Health Crisis

By News & Current Affairs, Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

May 3, 2021 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with guests, Lakeesha Eure and Pastor Michael McBride. Topic Special State of Newark Report Gun Violence As A Public Health Crisis Guests Lakeesha Eure Director, Office of Violence Prevention, Newark, NJ Pastor Michael McBride Director, Urban Strategies and LIVE FREE Campaign. Faith In Action, Berkeley, CA Ways to listen Live (Radio) —…

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Dr Ron Daniels, President of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century

Dr. Ron Daniels to Guest Host ‘Open Line’ on WBLS,107.5 FM, NY

By News & Current Affairs, Press Releases / Statements

Don Rojas, Director of Communications for the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW), announced today that Dr. Ron Daniels will join Fatiyn Muhammad and Jennifer Jones Austin, Esq., as a Guest Host of Open Line, the popular, highly informative and influential talk show that airs Sundays, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM on WBLS, 107.5 FM in New York. Dr. Daniels, whose radio handle is “The Professor,” will be a Guest Host the first Sunday of…

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Ronald E. Hampton

Beyond the Guilty Verdict of the Officer that Murdered George P. Floyd

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Ronald Hampton — We join with our Sisters and Brothers in celebrating the jury’s verdict in the case of Derek Chauvin, the police officer who murdered George P. Floyd. Additionally, we mourn with the Bryant family over the death of their 16 year old daughter Ma’Khia at the hands of the police. The continued murdering of Black and Brown People at the hands of the police is both traumatic…

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Vantage Point: The Legacy of George Floyd – After the Verdict, Can Black Americans Breathe?

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

April 26, 2021 — On this special edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with special guests, Fatiyn Muhammad, Ronald Hampton, Nkechi Taifa, Esq., Kassandra Frederique and Andrea James. Topic: The Legacy of George Floyd After the Verdict, Can Black Americans Breathe? A Timely Discussion on the Future of Police and Criminal Justice Reform.

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Report Card on President Biden: The First 100 Days (A Virtual National Forum)

By Events, Reparations

April 29, 2021 — A panel of Black America’s leading scholars, analysts and activists grade President Biden’s performance during his first 100 days in office. Hosted by: Mayor Ras J. Baraka Newark, New Jersey Special Respondent: Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba Jackson, MS Moderators: Nkechi Taifa, Esq. Author of Black Power, Black Lawyer Rev. Mark Thompson Host, Make It Plain Panelists: Dr. Julianne Malveaux Author, Political Economist, Commentator, Washington, DC LaTosha…

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H.R. 40 Voted Out of Judiciary 4-14…

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

Same date that President Lincoln was murdered in 1865! By Rev. JoAnn Watson — I was blessed to speak on a Webinar panel on the evening of April 14, 2021, to discuss H. R. 40, the Reparations Bill sponsored by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX). It was approved by a 25-17 vote, moving the bill from the Committee to the House of Representatives for a vote within weeks. H.R. 40 was…

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LA County supervisors vote to return Bruce’s Beach to descendants

By News & Current Affairs

“This was an injustice inflicted upon not just Willa and Charles Bruce — but generations of their descendants,” Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn said. By Sytonia Reid — On Tuesday, members of the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors voted to return the land that is home to the historically Black Bruce’s Beach back to the descendants of its owners. The decision follows a long campaign led by Bruce’s descendants…

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