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Report Card on President Biden

Panel Gives Biden “Passing” Grades – IBW National Forum Assesses Biden’s First 100 Days

By News & Current Affairs, Press Releases / Statements

On the eve of President Biden’s first 100 days in office the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) convened a National Virtual Forum to evaluate the progress of his administration so far in addressing issues of vital concern to Black voters. IBW assembled a stellar Panel of prominent African American political analysts, commentators and civil rights/human rights advocates from around the country to conduct the assessment which included:…

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Vantage Point: State of Newark Report – Gun Violence as a Public Health Crisis

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

May 3, 2021 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with guests, Lakeesha Eure and Pastor Michael McBride. Topic Special State of Newark Report Gun Violence As A Public Health Crisis Guests Lakeesha Eure Director, Office of Violence Prevention, Newark, NJ Pastor Michael McBride Director, Urban Strategies and LIVE FREE Campaign. Faith In Action, Berkeley, CA Ways to listen Live (Radio) —…

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Dr. Ron Daniels to Guest Host ‘Open Line’ on WBLS,107.5 FM, NY

By News & Current Affairs, Press Releases / Statements

Don Rojas, Director of Communications for the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW), announced today that Dr. Ron Daniels will join Fatiyn Muhammad and Jennifer Jones Austin, Esq., as a Guest Host of Open Line, the popular, highly informative and influential talk show that airs Sundays, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM on WBLS, 107.5 FM in New York. Dr. Daniels, whose radio handle is “The Professor,” will be a Guest Host the first Sunday of…

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LA County supervisors vote to return Bruce’s Beach to descendants

By News & Current Affairs

“This was an injustice inflicted upon not just Willa and Charles Bruce — but generations of their descendants,” Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn said. By Sytonia Reid — On Tuesday, members of the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors voted to return the land that is home to the historically Black Bruce’s Beach back to the descendants of its owners. The decision follows a long campaign led by Bruce’s descendants…

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Racially Charged: America’s Misdemeanor Problem Film Screening

By Events, News & Current Affairs

The event will take place on April 21st at 8PM EST. RSVP HERE to receive details on how to watch live over YouTube or Facebook. America’s Misdemeanor Problem exposes how our country’s history of racial injustice evolved into an enormous abuse of criminal justice power. 13 million people a year – most of them poor and people of color – are abused by this system. Through first-person accounts of those…

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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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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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