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Vantage Point: State of Newark Report with Mayor Ras J. Baraka and The Verdict on R. Kelly

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Monday, October 4, 2021 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with special guest Mayor Ras J. Baraka and callers. Topics State of Newark Report The Verdict on R. Kelly: Predator or Victim of the Media Special Guest Mayor Ras J Baraka, Newark, NJ Plus The Professor on the Soap Box Ways to listen Live (Radio) — Mondays 3-4PM on WBAI, 99.5FM,…

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Wind Turbines

Latin American and Caribbean finance ministries can turbocharge the transformation to green economies

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Huáscar Eguino, Raúl Delgado, and Aloisio Lopes — With the UN climate talks starting at the end of October and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest stark warning that the world has scant time to avoid climate catastrophe, the international community urgently needs to find ways to meet the challenge. To limit the increase in the global average temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius called for by the Paris Agreement, finance…

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Black Students

4 ways reparations can address racial inequality in education

By Reparations

Unequal schools are one of many manifestations of systemic racism. Changing the way schools are financed and homeowners are taxed can be a vehicle for reparations. By Preston Green III and Bruce Baker, The Conversation — White public schools have always gotten more money than Black public schools. These funding disparities go back to the so-called “separate but equal” era—which was enshrined into the nation’s laws by the Supreme Court’s 1896 decision…

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What is Critical Race Theory, and why is it under attack?

What is Critical Race Theory, and why is it under attack?

By Editors' Choice

By Stephen Sawchuk, EducationWeek — Is “critical race theory” a way of understanding how American racism has shaped public policy, or a divisive discourse that pits people of color against white people? Liberals and conservatives are in sharp disagreement. The topic has exploded in the public arena this spring—especially in K-12, where numerous state legislatures are debating bills seeking to ban its use in the classroom. In truth, the divides are not…

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Trump and the American Gentry

Trump and the American Gentry

By Commentaries/Opinions

The jet-setting cosmopolitans of popular imagination exist, but they are far outnumbered by a less exalted and less discussed elite group, one that sits at the pinnacle of America’s local hierarchies. By Patrick Wyman, The Atlantic — American wealth and power usually have a certain look: glass-walled penthouse apartments in glittering urban skyscrapers, sprawling country mansions, ivy-covered prep schools, vacation homes in the Hamptons. These are the outward symbols of…

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Uhuru Kenyatta

Rev up Africa-CARICOM cooperation

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Jamaica Gleaner — Africa and Caribbean leaders touched on many of the relevant issues during their virtual summit earlier this month. But given the urgency of many of the global developments with which they have to contend, the leaders were not sufficiently specific, and robust, about those on which they intend to develop joint initiatives. There was not the sense of urgency for which we had hoped. That, we…

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Trump in Oval Office

The New Trump Coup

By Editors' Choice

By Bill Blum — By now, it should be abundantly clear that the insurrection of January 6, 2021, was not a spontaneous uprising perpetrated by an angry horde of amped-up Trump supporters. To the contrary, the insurrection was the culmination of an attempted coup designed to prevent the peaceful transition of power. But while the insurrection failed, a new coup is brewing and gathering steam. It is being spurred by…

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The cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon Julius Garvey, BSc’57, MDCM’61, has lived a storied life—and a new fund for medical students at McGill will celebrate those contributions.

An agent of change

By News & Current Affairs

The cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon Julius Garvey, BSc’57, MDCM’61, has lived a storied life—and a new fund for medical students at McGill will celebrate those contributions. By Diana Kwon, McGill University — Julius Garvey, BSc’57, MDCM’61, was one of the first physicians to land in Haiti after the catastrophic earthquake of 2010. The violent tremors that shook the Caribbean nation had demolished homes, crippled infrastructure, and left behind a horrific…

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If the US wants fewer Haitian refugees, it should stop destroying Haiti

By News & Current Affairs, Video/Audio

Last week, onlookers in the US and around the world were horrified to see US Border Patrol’s inhumane treatment of Haitian refugees attempting to cross the US-Mexico border to seek asylum. Committing “human rights violations” that have been condemned worldwide, US Border Patrol and the Biden administration are denying thousands of Haitians their internationally recognized right to seek asylum and utilizing a despicable Trump-era policy to mass expel refugees—with truly…

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Vantage Point: The Case for Reparations in New Jersey • Abusive Treatment of Haitian Refugees

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Monday, September 27, 2021 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with guest Ryan Haygood and callers. Topics The Case for Reparations in New Jersey Abusive Treatment of Haitian Refugees Special Guest Ryan Haygood, President/CEO, New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, Newark, NJ Plus The Professor on the Soap Box Ways to listen Live (Radio) — Mondays 3-4PM on WBAI, 99.5FM, Pacifica…

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Reparations: Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities

By Reparations

September 9, 2021 — Forum sponsored by the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy. Co-Sponsor: BC Law Black Law Students Association (BLSA). Featuring: Jeffery Robinson (Founder and Executive Director, The Who We Are Project; Participatory Moderator), Robin Rue Simmons (Former Alderman, Evanston, IL; Founder and Executive Director, FirstRepair; NAARC Member), Nkechi Taifa, (President, The Taifa Group; Senior Fellow, Center of Justice, Columbia University; NAARC Member), Participation by BLSA Co-Chairs…

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