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News & Current Affairs

Dr. Ron Daniels talks with special guest Janice Mathis, Esq.,

Vantage Point: Janice Mathis. Esq., Phenomenal Black Woman

By News & Current Affairs, Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Vantage Point November 30, 2020 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with special guest Janice Mathis, Esq. Topic: Phenomenal Black Woman. Guest: Janice Mathis, Esq. Executive Director, National Council of Negro Women, Washington, DC. Ways to listen Live (Radio) — Mondays 3-4PM on WBAI, 99.5FM, Pacifica…

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Vantage Point: Reflections on the National Black Independent Political Party • Tribute to Kabili Tayari

By News & Current Affairs, Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Vantage Point Monday, November 23, 2020 — Vantage Point with host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor. Topics Tribute to Kabili Tayari Reflections on the National Black Independent Political Party Commentator Dr. Ron Daniels Plus “The Professor” Dr. Ron Daniels on the Soap Box   Ways to listen Live (Radio) — Mondays 3-4PM on WBAI, 99.5FM, Pacifica Network, New York Livestream (Online) — Click Here Mondays 3PM-4PM or visit WBAI.org…

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Statement from a Coalition of Pan African Organizations on the War in Ethiopia

By Commentaries/Opinions, News & Current Affairs, PAUD Posts

By the United African Congress — We are deeply disturbed by the escalation of violence following the declaration of war on the regional state of Tigray by PM Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia on November 4, 2020. We are New York-based Pan African advocacy and humanitarian organizations representing the interest of Africa and Africans in the Diaspora in the U.S. and worldwide. This conflict has the potential of spiraling uncontrollably into…

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Burlington’s reparations task force meets for the first time

Burlington’s reparations task force meets for the first time

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

BURLINGTON, Vt. – Burlington’s Reparations Task Force held its first meeting on Wednesday night. The task force was created this summer by the City Council to study how Vermont benefited from slavery and make apologies and amends as necessary. While Vermont was not a slave state and was the first to abolish slavery back in 1777, those seeking reparations say nonslave states benefited from slavery. The task force includes city…

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Vantage Point: Post-Election Assessment – Challenges and Opportunities for Progressives

By News & Current Affairs, Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Vantage Point November 9, 2020 — On this special edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with guests Earl Ofari Hutchinson (Editor/Producer, The Hutchinson Report) and Bill Fletcher (Author, Political Commentator, Labor and Social Justice Activist). Topic: Post-Election Assessment: Challenges and Opportunities for Progressives.

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Institute of the Black World’s Post-Election Town Hall Meeting

By Events, News & Current Affairs, SOBWC Posts, Video/Audio

On Thursday, Nov. 5, two days after one of the most consequential elections in the history of the U.S., the Institute of the Black World 21st Century, convened a virtual Town Hall Meeting to assess the impact of the election on Black America and the Pan-African World. Host Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Special Guest Danny Glover, Moderators Dr. Julianne Malveaux and Rev. Mark Thompson…

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Reparations Are on the Ballot Townhall — October 29, 2020

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations, Video/Audio

Thursday, October 29, 2020 — As we get closer to the 2020 elections, several issues concerning Black life in America continue to emerge in national discussions. One of these critical topics is the issue of reparations. The longstanding movement for reparations due to the Descendants of Africans Enslaved in the United States is powerful, intricate, and layered. Many questions surround the history, strategies, legislation, and legal battles in the fight…

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Small Business

National Small Business Leaders Release Five-Point Plan to Save the Small Business Sector

By News & Current Affairs

Leading nonprofit executives, former senior federal officials and top public policy experts release the most comprehensive analysis of small business ever undertaken in the US and lay out a five-step plan that over 10 years would generate a net new 1.5 million small businesses and grow small businesses’ share of U.S. employment by 25%. WASHINGTON, D.C. — With Congress at an impasse on a new stimulus package and permanent business…

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Black Civil Rights Leaders Fear Amy Coney Barrett “Invites a Return to a Racist Past”

By News & Current Affairs

Leaders of five prominent organizations agreed that Amy Coney Barrett was alarmingly evasive on questions about racism. By Mike Ludwig, TruthOut — After four days of confirmation hearings, Black leaders of five major civil rights organizations are lining up in opposition to the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme court and the “deeply flawed” process Senate Republicans are using to secure her confirmation…

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US lawmakers demand Trump administration support free, fair elections in Haiti

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By Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald — Rep. Frederica Wilson is calling on U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to clarify recent comments by a top State Department official on elections in Haiti that have been widely criticized as an attack on the country’s opposition and civic groups, and a dismissal of widespread concerns about the legitimacy of the process. Last month a senior State Department official warned political opponents of…

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