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‘Jacob’s Dream’ by Salvador Rosa (c. 1665).

How did ‘white’ become a metaphor for all things good?

By Commentaries/Opinions

We want to be whitelisted and not blacklisted for jobs. White lies make stretching the truth okay, but you don’t want to receive a black mark on your record. By Aradhna Krishna — Shortly after George Floyd’s death, one of my friends texted me that Floyd wasn’t necessarily a bad person, but, pointing to his prior stints in prison, added that “he wasn’t lily-white either.” Soon thereafter, I read an article in…

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

How to Sustain Momentum for the Anti-Racism Movement

By Editors' Choice

By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar — “I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear.” My old UCLA coach, John Wooden, used to quote that Walt Whitman poem often, and I’ve been hearing its echoes on the streets lately. The people out protesting systemic racism and vowing change are “singing with open mouths their strong melodious songs” about the America that could be — that should be. But in my 60 years of social…

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Haitian President Jean-Pierre Boyer receiving Charles X’s decree recognizing Haitian independence on July 11, 1825. Bibliotheque Nationale de France

When France extorted Haiti – the greatest heist in history

By Reparations

By Marlene Daut — In the wake of George Floyd’s killing, there have been calls for defunding police departments and demands for the removal of statues. The issue of reparations for slavery has also resurfaced. Much of the reparations debate has revolved around whether the United States and the United Kingdom should finally compensate some of their citizens for the economic and social costs of slavery that still linger today. But to me, there’s never been a…

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Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass Statue Torn Down on Anniversary of Famous July 4 Speech

By News & Current Affairs

The landmark 1852 speech by the Black abolitionist was titled, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” By Chris Walker, Truthout — A statue of Frederick Douglass, a formerly enslaved Black abolitionist in the mid-1800s who helped to transport other enslaved people seeking freedom on the Underground Railroad, was removed from its pedestal in a park in Rochester, New York, by vandals over the weekend. The statue was…

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Vantage Point: State of Newark Report with Mayor Ras J. Baraka

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Vantage Point Radio July 6, 2020 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with Mayor Ras. J. Baraka. Topic State of Newark Report Guests Ras J. Baraka Mayor, Newark, NJ Ways to listen Live (Radio) — Mondays 3-4PM on WBAI, 99.5FM, Pacifica Network, New York Livestream (Online) — Click Here Mondays 3PM-4PM or visit Recent and archived editions — Vantage Point…

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IBW21 Black Family Summit Launches a Listening Line for First Responders & Essential Workers

IBW21 Black Family Summit Launches a Listening Line for First Responders & Essential Workers

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts, COVID-19 (Coronavirus), News & Current Affairs, Press Releases / Statements

New York/New Jersey Metropolitan Area — The Institute of the Black World 21st Century announced that the Black Family Summit, which the organization convenes, has developed a culturally responsive helpline for first responders and essential workers. The Community Cares Listening Line will provide emotional support and resource information in critical areas of need. This initiative seeks to address the impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on African Americans and people…

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88th Annual Meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors — Resolution In Support of #HR40

By Reparations

88th Annual Meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors Resolution In Support of the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act (H.R 40/S. 1083) WHEREAS, Congress finds that four million Africans and their descendants were brought to this land and enslaved in the American colonies beginning in 1619, and slavery was an institution that was statutorily upheld by the federal government of the United States…

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CARICOM Reparations Commission

CARICOM Reparations Commission Steps up Advocacy for Reparatory Justice — Now is the time to move “From Apology to Action”.

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

The CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC) will convene a virtual media engagement on July 6 to update the media on recent developments in the CARICOM region’s push for reparatory justice for the historical crimes of native genocide and African enslavement in the Caribbean region. The media engagement comes in the wake of recent public statements of “apology” and “regret” by some European states and a number of British commercial enterprises for…

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Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc.

Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc. and McCormick Theological Seminary Launch the Center for Reparative Justice, Transformation and Remediation

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts

Public Education, Leadership Curricula and Public Policy Are Among Focus Areas Chicago, Illinois – Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc. (SDPC) and McCormick Theological Seminary (McCormick) are pleased to announce the formation of the Center for Reparative Justice, Transformation, and Remediation (the Center). The Center will be located on McCormick’s campus in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. The Center’s mission focuses on the following three areas: Public education, academic courses, scholarship,…

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