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The Transatlantic Slave Trade: A Day of Remembrance

By Reparations

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent — NNPA NEWSWIRE — “It is important to recognize the International Decade for People of African Descent as an international corrective to combat the systematic indoctrination of the lie of African inferiority,” said Dr. Kevin Cokley, the director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis. “Passing H.R. 40 would count as the most significant legislative achievement to impact the…

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Amalgamated Bank endorses HR 40

By Reparations

Last year, Amalgamated Bank doubled-down on its commitment to racial justice initiatives. Catapulted by the cruel murder of George Floyd, the bank issued a statement supporting Black Lives Matter and publicly committed to 10 concrete actions to support racial justice, including the formation of a Racial Justice Task Force to build a more inclusive work environment. These efforts are built on the foundation that Amalgamated is America’s socially responsible bank…

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Jesuits in US pledge $100M for racial reconciliation

By Reparations

By David Crary — The U.S.-based branch of the Jesuits has unveiled ambitious plans for a “truth and reconciliation” initiative in partnership with descendants of people once enslaved by the Roman Catholic order. The Jesuits pledge to raise $100 million within five years with a broader goal of reaching $1 billion from an array of donors in pursuit of racial justice and racial healing. Even the smaller amount represents the…

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The Haiti Support Project and Pan African Unity Dialogue Call for Mediation to End the Crisis in Haiti

By Haiti Support Project (HSP) Posts, News & Current Affairs, PAUD Posts

The Haiti Support Project and Pan African Unity Dialogue Call for Mediation to End the Crisis in Haiti, Requests Sustained U.S. Support for the Haitian People The Haiti Support Project is deeply concerned with the chaotic, deepening and dangerous crisis unfolding in Haiti. This concern is shared by the Pan African Unity Dialogue, a US-based Diaspora umbrella organization comprised of more than 100 Continental African, Caribbean American (including Haitian American),…

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Alderman Robin Rue Simmons Appointed to National Reparations Commission

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

The National African American Reparations Commission Reaffirms Support for Evanston’s Reparation Initiative New York — Dr. Ron Daniels, Convener of the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) announced today that Alderman Robin Rue Simmons from Evanston, Ill has been selected to serve on the Commission effective May 15th at the conclusion of her term on the City Council. Commenting on the importance of her appointment to the Commission, Dr. Daniels…

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When an Apology for Racist and Offensive Rants Is Never Enough

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By Earl Ofari Hutchinson — Here we go again. In the space of a recent few days we had a verbally disjointed announcer during a championship game rant and rail at members of a girl’s basketball team in Norman, Oklahoma for having the temerity to kneel at the playing of the national anthem. Then you had Miami Heat player Meyers Leonard getting caught spewing an anti-Semitic slur while playing a…

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A Good Start: Evanston takes on racial reparations

By Reparations

By Steve Chapman — Difficult tasks often don’t get done, because they are, well, difficult. It’s easier to ignore them, delay them, hope they’ll go away or give up on them. But the city council of Evanston has the idea that the formidable nature of one obligation isn’t an excuse for doing nothing. The task it has taken up is providing a measure of compensation to African Americans for some…

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Vantage Point Radio: Caribbean Women and Reparatory Justice by Dr. Verene Shepherd

By Black Women Making History, Reparations, Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Vantage Point March 15, 2021 — On this Women’s History Month edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with special guest Dr. Verene Shepherd. Topic Caribbean Women and Reparatory Justice Special Guest Phenomenal Black Woman: Dr. Verene Shepherd, Director Center for Reparations Research, Kingston, Jamaica Ways to listen Live (Radio) — Mondays 3-4PM on WBAI, 99.5FM, Pacifica Network, New York Livestream (Online) — Click Here…

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Imperial Reckoning: Britannica, Racism, Markle, Prince Harry, and Oprah

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By Milton G. Allimadi — We’ve all known that Empire historically epitomized virulent racism that many pretended was a thing of the past. The Meghan Markle and Prince Harry interview with Oprah Winfrey removed the veil of plausible deniability. The couple’s frank talk pierced the shield. It’s also fitting that Markle and Winfrey, both women of African ancestry, are playing a role in bringing much needed scrutiny of the royal family….

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White Monarchy Nearly Killed Meghan Markle. It Has Killed Countless Others.

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By Eisa Nefertari Ulen — Racism enters Black bodies. Enduring racial discrimination lowers heart rate variability and increases heart rates. Racism is fight or flight. The internalization of anti-Black racism accelerates biological aging by shortening telomeres, the protein DNA structures at the end of each chromosome, and so racism causes early death. Black folk carry the allostatic load of racism, meaning the stress of racism is a burden so great, it disrupts the immune, endocrine…

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Sister Search: Remembering my Howard University Roots During this Women’s History Month

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By Nkechi Taifa — To say I was an “interesting” teenager is an understatement. Once upon a revolutionary time, I was a Black Power teen who lived in the once Chocolate City but went to an all-white, all girl high school. I hung out, however, with Black Panthers and brothers from the Nam, recited poetry, attended organizing meetings for the first U.S.-based African Liberation Day, and celebrated Kwanzaa. And upon my high…

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Celebrating Black Women’s History: Achievements, Strengths and Struggles

By Black Women in History, Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Maulana Karenga

By Dr. Maulana Karenga — This year’s celebration of Black History Month II: Women’s Focus comes at a time of the pandemic COVID-19 and the continuing pathology of oppression. It is also a time of resistance, rising up and raising the battle cries: Black Women Rising; Black Men Rising; Black People Rising; No Justice, No Peace; and Liberation’s Coming From A Black and Beautiful Thing. And that Black and Beautiful…

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