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Report Card on President Biden: The First 100 Days (A Virtual National Forum)

By Events, Reparations

April 29, 2021 — A panel of Black America’s leading scholars, analysts and activists grade President Biden’s performance during his first 100 days in office. Hosted by: Mayor Ras J. Baraka Newark, New Jersey Special Respondent: Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba Jackson, MS Moderators: Nkechi Taifa, Esq. Author of Black Power, Black Lawyer Rev. Mark Thompson Host, Make It Plain Panelists: Dr. Julianne Malveaux Author, Political Economist, Commentator, Washington, DC LaTosha…

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H.R. 40 Voted Out of Judiciary 4-14…

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

Same date that President Lincoln was murdered in 1865! By Rev. JoAnn Watson — I was blessed to speak on a Webinar panel on the evening of April 14, 2021, to discuss H. R. 40, the Reparations Bill sponsored by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX). It was approved by a 25-17 vote, moving the bill from the Committee to the House of Representatives for a vote within weeks. H.R. 40 was…

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LA County supervisors vote to return Bruce’s Beach to descendants

By News & Current Affairs

“This was an injustice inflicted upon not just Willa and Charles Bruce — but generations of their descendants,” Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn said. By Sytonia Reid — On Tuesday, members of the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors voted to return the land that is home to the historically Black Bruce’s Beach back to the descendants of its owners. The decision follows a long campaign led by Bruce’s descendants…

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Racially Charged: America’s Misdemeanor Problem Film Screening

By Events, News & Current Affairs

The event will take place on April 21st at 8PM EST. RSVP HERE to receive details on how to watch live over YouTube or Facebook. America’s Misdemeanor Problem exposes how our country’s history of racial injustice evolved into an enormous abuse of criminal justice power. 13 million people a year – most of them poor and people of color – are abused by this system. Through first-person accounts of those…

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Vantage Point: “Slavery By Another Name,” The Case of the Atlanta Chattachoochee Brick Company

By Reparations, Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

April 19, 2021 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with special guests Derrick Boazman, Donna Stephens, Douglas Blackmon and Dr. Joyce King Topic “Slavery By Another Name” The Case of the Atlanta Chattahoochee Brick Company Special Guest Derrick Boazman Talk Show Host, WAOK, 1380 AM, Atlanta, GA Donna Stephens Founder, Descendants of the Chattahoochee Brick Company Coalition Douglas Blackmon Author of…

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Historic Vote on HR-40, Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans

National African American Reparations Commission Hails Vote on HR-40

By NAARC Posts, News & Current Affairs, Press Releases / Statements, Reparations

A momentous week in the reparations movement. The National African American Reparations Commission hails vote on HR-40 — Push for passage is next step The National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) is hailing the vote by the House Judiciary Committee to Report HR-40 to the full House for passage a milestone in the history of the United States. The bill will establish a Commission to study the effects of enslavement…

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H.R. 40 Reparations Judiciary Committee Vote Forum

By Events, News & Current Affairs, Reparations

On April 14, 2021, the House Judiciary Committee voted to send the H.R. 40 – Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act to the floor of the House of Representatives. Leaders crafting the national strategy to pass H.R. 40 met to discuss the historic Judiciary Committee vote, what it means, and next actions in the effort to make H.R. 40 law. This online event was hosted in…

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Being “Anti-Racist” Isn’t Enough. The Violence of Whiteness Itself Must Be Exposed.

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By George Yancy — Even if the movement for reparations someday transforms the profound economic disparities that fall along racial lines in this country — addressing income disparities, the wealth gap, housing and health care inequities, and unemployment disparities — a fundamental problem of anti-Black racism still won’t be solved. What remains is a fundamentally ontological problem: the reality of the being of whiteness, and its denial of Black humanity within white racist America….

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All hands on deck for Vincy volcano relief

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By Nelson A. King — Vincentians in the United States Diaspora are calling for “all hands on deck” to rush urgent relief aid to St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the wake of the ongoing, massive La Soufrière volcano eruptions. “This is a day we all hoped would never have come,” declared Vincentian Vaughan P. A. Toney, chief executive officer and president of the Friends of Crown Heights Educational Centers,…

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Video: Historic Vote on HR-40, Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

The April 14, 2021 House Judiciary Committee markup vote on H.R. 40, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act concluded with a 25-17 historic first ever vote on reparations in the United States Congress. Also See National African American Reparations Commission Hails Vote on HR-40 A momentous week in the reparations movement. The National African American Reparations Commission hails vote on HR-40 — Push for…

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Japanese American Redress and African American Reparations Intertwined

By Reparations

By Kamna Shastri — When Satsuki Ina’s mother received her reparations check from the US government in apology for incarcerating over 120,000 Japanese Americans between 1942 and 1945, the check ended up somewhere in a stack of papers piled high on her desk. Instead, a framed apology letter leaning against the wall caught Ina’s eye. “What does this mean for you?” Ina asked her mother. “I feel like I finally…

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Will Brown University consider reparations after students voted to do so? Answer: It’s complicated

By Reparations

“Reparations can mean many different things in many different contexts,” the president of Brown University said. “I don’t know where we’re going to go. I think the conversation is worth having.” By Brian Amaral — It’s a question that has come up over the years at Brown University: Should the school pay reparations to descendants of people its founders enslaved? On Thursday, President Christina Paxson largely declined to give a…

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