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News & Current Affairs

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

By News & Current Affairs, 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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All hands on deck for Vincy volcano relief

By News & Current Affairs

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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The Global Push for Reparations

US: Congress Advances Slavery Reparations Bill

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

(Washington, DC) – The US Congress will take a historic step on April 14, 2021 when a congressional committee is to vote on a slavery reparations bill, Human Rights Watch said today. The House Judiciary Committee announced on April 9 its upcoming vote on H.R. 40, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act. H.R. 40 would establish a federal commission to study the legacy of slavery in the United States and…

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

By Events, News & Current Affairs, Reparations

April 29, 2021, 7PM EST — On the eve of President Biden’s first 100 days a Panel of Black America’s leading Scholars, Analysts and Activists will Grade what his performance has been so far. See flyer below 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…

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2021 WaterNow Alliance Impact Award Recipient Mayor Ras J. Baraka

Mayor Ras J. Baraka has been selected as the 2021 WaterNow Alliance’s Impact Award recipient

By Editors' Choice, News & Current Affairs

The Impact Award is designed to honor local leaders who have shown exemplary initiative in advancing sustainable and equitable water strategies with meaningful impact at the community or regional level. The WaterNow Alliance is a forum for local water leaders who want to champion sustainable, affordable and climate resilient water strategies. WaterNow is a catalyst for change, and an architect for solutions. They identify and overcome barriers and provide tools…

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Campaigners slam UK government report into racial disparities as a ‘whitewash’

By News & Current Affairs

By Tara John, CNN — London (CNN)A highly anticipated report from a commission set up by the UK government to look into racial disparities in the country has been described as a “whitewash” by campaigners after it stated that there is no evidence that the UK is institutionally racist. A short summary of the report, commissioned in the wake of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests last summer, was shared to the…

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The Infamous Chattahoochee Brick Company: Community Coalition, Faith Leaders to Declare Grounds A Sacred Site

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

National African American Reparations Commission Supports Initiative. April 3, 2021, over the Easter Weekend, a broad-based coalition of community and interfaith, ecumenical faith leaders will gather at the Chattahoochee Brick Company at 1:00 PM to claim and declare the grounds a Sacred site to memorialize African Americans who died there working as forced labor.

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National Groups Continue to Aid Descendants of Elaine Massacre

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

Second Contribution Made To Support the Demand for Reparations Dr. Ron Daniels, Convener of the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) announced today that two national reparatory justice groups have contributed the second of $50,000 contribution to the Elaine Legacy Center in Elaine, Arkansas as part a pledge of $150,000. The contributions will (1) assist the Center in devising and implementing strategies and initiatives to bolster the demand for reparation…

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As Evanston, Illinois approves reparations for Black residents, will the country follow?

By News & Current Affairs

By John Yang — The nation’s first government-backed reparations initiative was green lit this week in Evanston, Illinois, a Chicago suburb where about 16 percent of its 75,000 residents are Black. The city council has promised $10 million over 10 years. John Yang discusses how the program could serve as a model for the rest of the country with Ron Daniels of the National African American Reparations Commission.  Read…

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