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News & Current Affairs

National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC)

US: Congress Should Pass Reparations Bill

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

‘Why We Can’t Wait’ Campaign Builds on Unprecedented Support for HR 40 to Address Racial Injustice. Washington, DC, August 3, 2020 — The US Congress should address systemic racism by bringing House Resolution (HR) 40 to a full vote once it reaches the floor, more than 100 civil rights, human rights, and civil society organizations and businesses said today. The federal bill would establish a commission to investigate the legacy…

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UWI’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles

Emancipation Day Message from Professor Sir Hilary Beckles Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission

By News & Current Affairs

By Professor Sir Hilary Beckles — The CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC) joins with all citizens of the English-speaking Caribbean and all others who understand and promote racial justice and equality in observing 1st August as Emancipation Day. We do this at a most important and inspiring time in our history when the Black Lives Matter and Reparations movements are sweeping the globe. We do this also while the COVID-19 pandemic…

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Vantage Point: COVID-19 and Institutional Racism Continued and Hip Hop Activist for Social Justice

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

Vantage Point Radio July 27, 2020 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with guests Dr. Leon McDougle and Paradise Gray Topics COVID-19 and Institutional Racism Continued Hip Hop Activists for Social Justice Guests Dr. Leon McDougle, President-Elect National Medical Association, Columbus, OH Paradise Gray, X-CLAN Founder, The Black Watch Movement, Pittsburgh, PA Ways to listen Live (Radio) — Mondays 3-4PM on…

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IBW21 Black Family Summit

Five elder BLM activists arrested in Alabama: Black Family Summit Responds

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts, News & Current Affairs

July 21, 2020 The Honorable Steven Reed, Mayor, City of Montgomery 103 North Perry Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104 Mr. Ernest Finley, Chief, Montgomery Police Department 320 North Ripley Street Montgomery, Alabama 36106 Dear Mayor Reed and Officer Finley: We, the representatives of the Black Family Summit, the Alabama Save Our Selves Movement for Justice and Democracy, the Alabama Black Lives Matter Movement, and the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc. SDPC,…

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Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc.

Five elder BLM activists arrested in Alabama: Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference Responds

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts, News & Current Affairs

July 20, 2020 The Honorable Steven Reed Mayor, City of Montgomery, AL Mr. Ernest Finley Chief, Montgomery Police Department Dear Mayor Reed and Chief Finley, Well over 40 years ago, a few of us, seriously engaged in the continuing struggle for liberation of people of African descent in the United States, began to grapple with the profound question, “What will happen in the coming years when the new master looks…

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City of Montgomery Police Station

Fighting to Save Lives in Alabama

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts, News & Current Affairs

SOS and Black Lives Matters Leaders Voluntarily Appear to be Arrested. All Five SOS and Black Lives Matter Turned Selves in to Montgomery Police Montgomery, AL, July 20, 2020 – All five leaders of SOS, the Save OurSelves Movement for Justice and Democracy, and Black Lives Matter showed up at high noon today at the City of Montgomery Police Station to voluntarily turn themselves in on warrants issued late Thursday…

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Healthcare workers walk out for Black Lives, 1199SEIU

Strike for Black Lives; Unions and Racial Justice

By News & Current Affairs

SEIU, the Teamsters, AFT, CWA, UFCW, UNITE HERE, ATU and the UFW joined dozens of other labor and community organizations in a national Strike for Black Lives. Meanwhile, unions are pushing the fight for racial justice beyond resolutions. By Martin Belam; Stephanie Luce — From Resolutions to Transformation: How Unions Are Organizing for Racial Justice Tens of thousands of Americans strike in protest over racial inequality 1 Tens of thousands…

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Empty envelopes of opened vote-by-mail ballots.

22% of Mail-In Votes Never Get Counted

By News & Current Affairs

By Greg Palast — “Oh, Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood.” I’ve been singing that Animals’ tune for a month. I move my lips, but I’m not sure my words are understood. It begins with a stone-cold fact: Mail-in ballots are lost by the millions—especially the ballots of low-income young and minority voters, those folks often called, “Democrats.” The seminal MIT study, Losing Votes by Mail, warns that 22% – more…

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Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter Globally in a Renewed Pan African Moment of Hope

By News & Current Affairs

Statement by the Advocacy Network for Africa (AdNA) — Summary Washington, D.C. — On the occasion of the Nelson Mandela International Day—and memorizing in action Pan Africanists and defenders of freedom Zindzi Mandela and Winnie Mandela—taking place within the backdrop of the global campaign against racism sparked by the gruesome murder of George Floyd and exacerbated by the raging COVID19 pandemic, the Advocacy Network for Africa (AdNA) recognizes and welcomes…

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