All Posts By


Host Dr. Ron Daniels talks with guests David Gardiner and Dr. Iva Carruthers

White Progressive Launches Fund to Support Reparations an Update on Evanston’s Reparations Initiative

By Reparations, Vantage Point Radio

December 16, 2019 Pledge Drive Edition of Vantage Point with host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor. Topics White Progressive Launches Fund to Support Reparations Update on the City of Evanston’s Reparations Initiative Guests David Gardinier, Founder, Fund For Reparations Now! – Los Angeles, CA Dr. Iva Carruthers, General Secretary, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Chicago, IL Also Dr. Ron Daniels Appeal for Support for WBAI Ways to listen Live (Radio)…

Read More
Danny Glover speaks at Evanston Reparations Town Hall Meeting.

Hundreds pack Evanston church to discuss city’s local reparations fund

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

‘It was time to lead in urgency’ By Genevieve Bookwalter, Chicago Tribune — Hundreds of Evanston residents packed the sanctuary of First Church of God Wednesday evening to participate in a town hall discussion on the next steps in the city’s landmark reparations fund initiative. Evanston City Council passed a measure last month that will funnel the city’s tax revenue generated from the sale of recreational marijuana to a local reparations fund….

Read More
Ta-Nehisi Coates

As Reform Jews, we must consider reparations for American slavery

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

By Jonah Pesner, Chicago Tribune — Americans in general and faith groups in particular increasingly find ourselves reckoning with our nation’s bigoted history and struggling with how to dismantle the racist systems and structures that persist to this day. As the largest Jewish denomination in the United States, it’s time for the Reform movement to join this conversation. It’s time for us to talk reparations. When I first read Ta-Nehisi…

Read More
Donald Trump

Trump Goes All In on Racism

By Editors' Choice

The president’s tweets are an invitation to a racial conflict that pits citizen against citizen, under the calculation that racism itself is a winning political strategy. By David A. Graham, The Atlantic — If you’re surprised today that Donald Trump is a racist, you haven’t been paying attention. Since he entered politics, he has proved it repeatedly. In fact, as I reported with several colleagues in The Atlantic recently, bigotry has been a…

Read More
Historian Hans Fässler, the spokesman for SCORES

Swiss launch committee on slavery reparations

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

A Swiss historian backed by dozens of public figures has launched a committee that makes the case for slavery reparations in the context of Switzerland. The supporters of the Swiss Committee on Slavery Reparations (SCORES) believe that reparations must be negotiated through dialogue between those who benefited from the transatlantic slave trade and the descendants of the victims. “The centuries-old human crime of slavery within the framework of the exploitation of the American colonies by Europe demands

Read More
Guests on Roland Martin Unfiltered

#RolandMartinUnfiltered is A Black News Platform with the Largest Audience in America

By Editors' Choice

Nation’s Only Black Digital Show Focuses on News & an Analysis of Politics, Sports & Culture. Roland Martin reaches more African Americans each day with news and information using his streaming platform than anyone else in the U.S. Martin, a veteran broadcast journalist who celebrated the one-year-anniversary of #RolandMartinUnfiltered in September, has over 100.7 million views with almost 435 million minutes viewed across YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in that…

Read More
Fund for Reparations Now

White activist and group of progressives launch FFRN! initiative to support NAARC

By NAARC Posts, News & Current Affairs, Press Releases / Statements, Reparations

White Activist and Group of Progressives Launch “Fund for Reparations Now” Will Support the National African American Reparations Commission. Los Angeles, CA — As support for reparations for the descendants of enslaved Africans in America continues to build momentum across the country, David Gardinier, a Los Angeles-based racial justice activist, has assembled a group of like-minded White progressives to launch the Fund for Reparations Now (FFRN). The objective of this…

Read More
U.S. In Distress

The U-Turn That Made America Staggeringly Unequal

By Editors' Choice

By Bob Lord, CounterPunch — Wealth in America has concentrated — and dramatically so — over the past four decades. Since 1980, note wealth researchers Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman, the top 0.1 percent share of the nation’s total wealth has more than doubled, from under 10 percent in 1980 to over 20 percent today. In a nation of over 125 million households, just one ten-thousandth of those households — some 12,500…

Read More
Clockwise from top left: Michael Drake, president of Ohio State University; Elizabeth Alexander, president of the Mellon Foundation; Cecilia Conrad, a managing director at the MacArthur Foundation; and Henry Louis Gates Jr., a professor at Harvard.Credit...

Black Scholars Are Not ‘Rare Creatures’

By Commentaries/Opinions

When Purdue’s president said this, I had to respond because this myth is so pervasive. By G. Gabrielle Starr, The New York Times — In late November, the president of Purdue University, Mitch Daniels, told students that he will soon “be recruiting one of the rarest creatures in America — a leading, I mean a really leading, African-American scholar.” “Creatures?” a student asked. “Come on.” “It’s a figure of speech. You must have taken some literature,”…

Read More