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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 WBAI 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,…

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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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For decades, structures such as Rosenwald schools were deemed insignificant.

The Fight to Preserve African-American History

By Editors' Choice

Activists and preservationists are changing the kinds of places that are protected—and what it means to preserve them. By Casey Cep, The New Yorker — No one knows what happened to Gabriel’s body. Born into slavery the year his country declared its freedom, he trained as a plantation blacksmith and was hired out to foundries in Richmond, Virginia, where he befriended other enslaved people. Together, they absorbed, from the revolutionary…

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Donald Trump allies hand out cash to Black voters

By News & Current Affairs

By Melanie Eversley, (Politico) — Maybe money can’t buy love, but allies of President Donald Trump may think it can buy votes from Black Americans. Allies of the president are organizing events in Black communities, using their time there to praise Trump and hand out tens of thousands of dollars to those who show up, Politico is reporting. National Diversity Coalition for Trump Facebook page. The first such event took place last month in…

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Kobe Bryant

Remembering Kobe Bryant’s Legacy on Basketball and the World

By Editors' Choice

Kobe had a singular impact on his game and the world. By Sean Gregory, TIMES — Kobe Bryant was the fair heir to Michael Jordan, a scoring assassin who could rip a defender’s heart out by way of a devastating dunk, or an elusive fadeaway jump shot from the baseline, his singular work of art. He won five NBA championships, made 18 All-Star teams, won an MVP award, two scoring…

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Actor Aishe Keita plays the protagonist, Rory, in “Reparations.”

Play ‘Reparations’ explores what makes us whole

By Reparations

By Rick Hellman, The University of Kansas — Playwright Darren Canady shocks audiences by opening his new two-act drama, “Reparations,” with a scene of a lynching. But he leavens that tragedy with later scenes of the love and dedication that sustained African Americans through centuries of trial, even offering an Afro-Futuristic vision of hope. Seattle’s Sound Theatre Company opened “Reparations” Jan. 8 at the city’s Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. It…

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Cuba Agriculture

Cuba found to be the most sustainably developed country in the world

By News & Current Affairs

By Matt Trinder, Green Left — Cuba is the most sustainably developed country in the world, according to a new report launched on November 29. The socialist island outperforms advanced capitalist countries including Britain and the United States, which has subjected Cuba to a punitive six-decades-long economic blockade. The Sustainable Development Index (SDI), designed by anthropologist and author Dr Jason Hickel, calculates its results by dividing a nation’s “human development”…

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