Vantage Point Radio Show hosted by Dr. Ron Daniels

Special Features on the June 25th Edition of Vantage Point with Dr. Ron Daniels

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Topics: Background, Vision, Mission of York College/CUNY, New York • Democracy and Development in Africa: Prospects for Liberia, Sierra Leone and Kenya • The Legacy of Ancient African Civilizations: The ASA Restoration Project in Egypt. Special Guests: Dr. Marcia Keizs (President, York College/CUNY, NY), Emira Woods (Former Co-Director, Foreign Policy in Focus, Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, D.C.) and Anthony Browder (Renowned Author, Egyptologist and Archeologist, Washington, D.C.)

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Divest From the Business of Incarceration

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By Ron Jacobs, Counter Punch — The Trumpist policy of kidnapping children at the border has begun to shine a light on the nature of imprisonment in the United States for people who didn’t pay attention before. Over 60% of all detained immigrants are in private prisons. CoreCivic is one of the biggest private prison corporations in the United States. CoreCivic used to be called Corrections Corporation of America but…

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Trump’s War on Children is an act of State Terrorism

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By Henry Giroux, Counter Punch — State terrorism comes in many forms, but one of its most cruel and revolting expressions is when it is aimed at children. Separating children from their parents is indeed a form of terrorism and it points not only to a society that has lost its moral compass, but has also descended into such darkness that it demands both the loudest forms of moral outrage…

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The Republican Party Moves From Family Values to White Nationalism

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The migrant crisis signals an end to one era for the GOP—and the terrifying start of a new one. By Alex Wagner, The Atlantic — Sitting in the Cabinet Room on Wednesday, surrounded by a largely white, male group of Republican lawmakers and administration officials, President Trump attempted to defuse a bomb of his own making. “We have compassion, we want to keep families together,” he said as he signed an…

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INOSAAR

Call for Papers and Participation — Benin Reparations Conference, Sept 2018

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Call for Papers and Participation Returning to Source: The Future of Reparations and Restorative Justice for Afrikan Enslavement An International Colloquium September 19-21, 2018 Musée da Silva, Porto-Novo, Republic of Benin   ORGANIZED BY THE INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF SCHOLARS AND ACTIVISTS FOR AFRIKAN REPARATIONS (INOSAAR) IN COLLABORATION WITH THE ASSOCIATION POUR UNE RÉPARATION GLOBALE DE L’ESCLAVAGE (APRGE, BENIN) AND SPONSORED BY THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL (AHRC, UK) Download…

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Ava DuVernay’s Documentary ’13TH’

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In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary 13TH refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The progression from that second qualifying…

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The Empire Windrush, photographed a few years after its famous journey from Jamaica to Tilbury Docks. PA Archive

Empire Windrush: how the BBC reported Caribbean migrants’ mixed reception in 1948

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By James Procter, The Conversation — Amid the celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the arrival of Empire Windrush from the Caribbean in 1948, much has been made of the warm welcome that once greeted those migrant men and women in Britain’s hour of need, as postwar reconstruction got underway. But it’s important Britain remembers that moment for what it was: a story of mixed reception. Despite and because of…

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Marijuana plant

Marijuana production and sustainable development in the Caribbean: Is it feasible?

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By Rebecca Theodore — Given the United Nations sustainable development goals universal call to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity; the question becomes, whether this ambitious goal in achieving the overarching objective of wellbeing for all, can be found in marijuana production for the people of the Caribbean? More significantly, can marijuana production in the Caribbean as a means of sustainable development,…

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Starbucks

White Supremacy is a Crime Against Descendants of Africans Enslaved in the United States (DAEUS): Starbucks Is a Recent Perpetrator

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By The National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N’COBRA ) — What we witnessed in the Starbucks situation was White Supremacy plain and simple. It affected most, if not all, Descendants of Africans Enslaved in the United States (DAEUS). It was racism – not racial bias. This was not an isolated incident in Philadelphia, it is a resurgence of this national practice in the time of “Trump!” As quiet…

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Black Economic Development: The Power of Networking — June 18th Edition of Vantage Point

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Topic/Focus – Economic Development: The Power of Networking. Guests – Dr. George Fraser (President/CEO, FraserNet, Convener, Power Networking Conference, Cleveland, OH), Anthony Browder (World Renowned Historian, Egyptologist, Archeologist, Washington, D.C) and Dr. Stacie NC Grant (Founder, Destiny Designers University, Speaker & Celebrity Guest MC, New York, NY)

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