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N.J. historic preservation officials insult the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

By Commentaries/Opinions

N.J.’s refusal to list the Camden home where MLK plotted his first protest on the state’s Register of Historic Places insults the civil rights leader’s legacy. By Linn Washington Jr., — A significant “first” usually merits the designation of historic. For example, the first formal protest against racial discrimination by civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in June 1950 — an action that produced King’s first lawsuit…

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Chris Rabb

Philly lawmaker wants Pa. to pay reparations to the wrongly convicted

By Reparations

By John L. Micek, The Philadelphia Tribune — State Rep. Chris Rabb wants the state to pay reparations to people who are wrongfully sent to prison. In a memo seeking co-sponsors for his proposal, Rabb, D-Philadelphia, notes that Pennsylvania is one of 15 states without a law mandating compensation for innocent people for the years they lose behind bars. “Without a state compensation law, the only option for exonerees to…

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Lanaisha Edwards

‘This was supposed to be reparations’ Why is LA’s cannabis industry devastating black entrepreneurs?

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

Black merchants affected by the war on drugs are denied licenses and thrown into debt as white owners thrive. By Sam Levin, The Guardian — A Los Angeles government program set up to provide cannabis licenses to people harmed by the war on drugs has been plagued by delays, scandal and bureaucratic blunders, costing some intended beneficiaries hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses. Black entrepreneurs and activists across LA told…

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A Debt Unpaid: Attny Nkechi Taifa’s Speech on Reparations at Howard University School of Law

By Editors' Choice, NAARC Posts, Reparations, Video/Audio

January 30, 2020 — Attny. Nkechi Taifa, a NAARC commissioner, recently delivered a keynote address entitled “A Debt Unpaid” at the Howard University School of Law. Her reparations talk was hosted by Prof. Justin Hansford, executive director of the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center at Howard. Prof. Hansford is also a commissioner of the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC).

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Declaration of Independence

Not Guilty! And Not Simply Because of GOP Brute Partisan Politics

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson — The universal consensus on why the Senate Republicans and some Democrats won’t convict Trump is this. It’s merely a case of naked, raw, hard-nosed partisan politics, with a heavy dose of fear. No matter how much more than a few GOP senators detest him, he’s the GOP’s titular head. They must toe the line on impeachment out of party loyalty, political largesse, implacable opposition to…

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Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman and President Barack Obama

How Black Lives Matter Is Changing What Students Learn During Black History Month

By News & Current Affairs

Black History Month lessons have been ‘stagnant’ for years, educators say. Here’s how some teachers are trying to change things. By Olivia B. Waxman, TIME — Freshman year can make anyone feel lost, but Seattle teen Janelle Gary felt especially lost when she entered high school in 2015. At home, she watched a wave of gentrification drive change in the historically black Central District neighborhood, and at school, where she was one…

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Vantage Point: State of Newark, NJ Report – Year of Marcus Mosiah Garvey

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Vantage Point Radio February 3, 2020 — On this pledge drive edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with guests Shoshanna Page, Dr. Julius Garvey and callers. Topics Premier State of Newark, NJ Report The Year of the Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey Guests Shoshanna Page, Senior Policy Adviser and Communications Strategist for Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Newark, NJ Dr. Julius Garvey, Retired Surgeon, Humanitarian, Noted…

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Dr. Willie Wilson

Reparation Bill Becomes Real As it Heads to the House and Senate

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

By TBT News — “Reparation Bill Becomes Real As it Heads to the House and Senate: My background as a former sharecropper from Louisiana who went through the hard knocks of life is the very reason I’m a passionate advocate of Reparations for African American people. My story is fully documented in The Wall Street Journal. “I believe in reparations for ALL citizens of African American descent in this country, but primarily (and to…

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White House counsel Pat Cipollone and Representative Adam Schiff Senate Television

Why the impeachment fight is about more than Donald Trump

By Commentaries/Opinions

Return of the Imperial Presidency? Why the Impeachment Fight Is About More Than Donald Trump. By Tessa Berenson, TIMES — As the Senate considers whether to remove Donald Trump from office, there’s more at stake in his impeachment trial than just one man’s political fate. The power of the presidency itself will expand or shrink based on the Senators’ verdict, thanks in part to the maximalist, zero-sum view of the case presented…

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Black Christian leaders push for slavery reparations, call on Christian colleges to hire more faculty of color

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

By Jeremiah Poff, The College Fix — Panelist says institutions should get used to losing money. Though most were founded long after the transatlantic slave trade ended, Christian colleges have a role to play in remedying the effects of the practice, black scholars and activists told a conference Thursday. Namely, they can hire two to three faculty or staff of color at a time and require all courses to include…

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