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News & Current Affairs

Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Danny Glover, Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Newark National Town Hall Meeting on Gentrification in Black America

By | Events, News & Current Affairs, Press Releases / Statements

The “Negro Removal” Program of the 21st Century National Town Hall Meeting to Assess the Crises of Gentrification in Black America Danny Glover and Dr. Julianne Malveaux are Special Guests April 4-6, 2019, all roads will lead to Newark, New Jersey, for a National Emergency Summit on Gentrification convened, by the Institute of the Black World 21st Century under the leadership of Dr. Ron Daniels, President and hosted by Mayor…

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President Donald Trump with a serious look as he delivers a speech at a campaign rally held at the Mohegan Sun Arena.

Trump Administration’s Budget Cuts Workforce Training Key to African Americans in the Changing Economy

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By The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies — WASHINGTON – The President released his annual budget for funding the U.S. federal government. The proposed budget includes cuts of $700 million to Jobs Corps (40% cut), $14.8 million to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Reentry Employment Opportunities program (16% cut), and $86 million to dislocated worker training (6.8% cut). Despite the growing size of America’s aging population, the budget…

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Australian Aboriginals

Australian Aboriginals to get billions in compensation for land & spiritual loss in landmark case

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By RT News —  Aboriginals in Australia have won a ground-breaking case that paves the way for billions of dollars in compensation claims for colonial land loss, as well as loss of spiritual connection. The High Court of Australia ruled in favor of the Ngaliwurru and Nungali groups from the Northern Territory in the biggest ‘native title’ ruling on indigenous rights to traditional land and water in decades on Wednesday. It said…

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Free Lula Samba at Brazil’s Carnival

Free Lula Samba at Brazil’s Carnival

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MIKE FOX: Brazilians are in the streets for Carnival. Millions across the country. And for many of them, it’s an act of resistance. Supporters of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva have formed Free Lula Samba groups around the country, like this one in Florianopolis. They have been practicing for several weeks. They took to city streets over the weekend. VITOR SILVEIRA, FREE LULA SAMBA GROUP, SANTA CATARINA: We…

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Cuba

Cuba Adopts a New Socialist Constitution

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By Charles McKelvey, Counter Punch — On February 24, 2019, the Cuban people overwhelmingly adopted a new constitution, as 84.4% of resident citizens voted in the constitutional referendum, with 86.8 % voting “Yes,” 9% “No,” 2.5% blank ballots, and 1.6% annulled. Since the triumph of the Cuban Revolution in 1959, Cuba has been striving to develop a socialist constitutional foundation. The evolving Cuban constitutionality includes: reformulations of liberal bourgeois concepts…

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Lois Johnson, ceo and founder of of Salt Lake City, Utah-based United Security Financial (USF) and NAREB president Jeffrey Hicks(Front) sign the landmark $50 million agreement making down payment assistance funds available to expand homeownership opportunities for low and moderate-income Black American home purchasers. Witnessing the signing at NAREB's Mid-Winter Conference in Miami, FL are: (2nd Row, L-R) Lydia Pope, NAREB 1st VP; Sumari Barnes, personal assistant to LJ Jennings; Tim Johnson, VP, Secondary Markets, USF; Michael Grant, regional president, USF; LJ Jennings, president, NAREB Sales Division affiliate, and Robert Hughes, chair, NAREB board of directors.

Fund Commits $50 Million for Down Payment Assistance

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National Association of Real Estate Brokers Sign Agreement with Minority-Owned Mortgage Company to Boost Black Home Ownership. MIAMI, Florida – At its recent Mid-Winter Conference in Miami, FL, the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) signed a groundbreaking Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with United Security Financial (USF), a minority-owned mortgage company headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah to make down payment assistance more broadly available to Black American home…

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Ocasio-Cortez Slams The ‘Racial Injustice’ Of The Cannabis Business As White Men Profit

By | News & Current Affairs, War on the “War on Drugs” Posts

The New York congresswoman suggests “affirmative-action licensing” to mitigate the “racial wealth gap” in areas that paid the price of the war on drugs. By Mary Papenfuss, HuffPost — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) earned praise from “drug justice” advocates after criticizing a growing marijuana legalization and business model that is paving the way for white male investors to reap major profits after minorities spent decades in prisons for selling pot….

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Senator Elizabeth Warren

Senator Elizabeth Warren backs reparations for black Americans

By | News & Current Affairs, Reparations

By Ginger Gibson — WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, supports the federal government issuing reparations to black Americans who were economically affected by slavery, she said on Thursday. “We must confront the dark history of slavery and government-sanctioned discrimination in this country that has had many consequences including undermining the ability of Black families to build wealth in America for generations,”…

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NYU

After Black Student Is Kept Out of Class Discussion, NYU School Acknowledges ‘Institutional Racism’

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While traveling abroad this week, a black graduate student at New York University says he was told by a classmate that a class discussion was easier to facilitate without a “black presence” in the room. Now administrators at NYU’s Silver School of Social Work have acknowledged that it has a problem with “ongoing institutional racism,” especially in the classroom. Shahem Mclaurin, a grad student in the Silver School, described the…

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