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Black Labor Day Forum: The Theft of Black Labor and Extraction of Black Wealth

By Events, NAARC Posts, News & Current Affairs, Reparations

Streamed September 7, 2020 — The Institute of the Black World 21st Century in collaboration with the National African American Reparations Commission present a Black Labor Day Forum “The Theft of Black Labor and Extraction of Black Wealth: How the Exploitation and Oppression of Black People Built Capitalist America – The Case for Reparations and HR-40”. Participants include Don Rojas, Nkechi Taifa, Esq., Dr. Ron Daniels, Bill Fletcher, Dr. Julianne…

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Vantage Point: Challenges and Opportunities for Black Labor

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

Vantage Point September 7, 2020 — On this Black Labor Day edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with guests Bill Lucy and Bill Fletcher. Topics Challenges and Opportunities for Black Labor Guests Bill Lucy, Founder, President Emeritus, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Washington, DC Bill Fletcher, Labor/Social Justice Activist, President, Emeritus, Trans Africa Forum, Washington, DC. Also See Ways to listen Live (Radio) —…

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Black Labor & White Wealth: A Labor Day Weekend Conversation on Reparations with NAARC

By Events, NAARC Posts, News & Current Affairs, Reparations

Streamed September 6, 2020 — A Labor Day Weekend Conversation on Reparations with the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC). Hosted by Fund for Reparations NOW! (FFRN!) Participants  Include: David Gardinier, Founder, Fund for Reparations Now (FFRN!) Dr. Ron Daniels, President, IBW21, Convener, NAARC Dr. Julianne Malveaux, NAARC Commissioner, Political Economist and President Emeritus, Bennett College for Women Dr. Iva Carruthers, NAARC Commissioner, General Secretary, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference Don…

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Andrew Holness

Jamaica election: Andrew Holness’ JLP re-elected amid rise in Covid-19 cases

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Andrew Holness has been prime minister since March 2016 Jamaica’s ruling party has been re-elected with a landslide victory. By BBC — The centre-right Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) won 49 of 63 seats in Thursday’s parliamentary election. Prime Minister Andrew Holness called for the early vote last month in what analysts saw as a bid to capitalise on people’s satisfaction with his economic agenda and early response to the virus….

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Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles

California moves to consider reparations for slavery

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

By Don Thompson, AP — California lawmakers are setting up a task force to study and make recommendations for reparations to African Americans, particularly the descendants of slaves, as the nation struggles again with civil rights and unrest following the latest shooting of a Black man by police. The state Senate supported creating the nine-member commission on a bipartisan 33-3 vote Saturday. The measure returns to the Assembly for a…

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Eric Lewis, hereditary prince of the First Peoples of Moruga, at La Retraite Beach in in Trinidad and Tobago, to the east of which lie Trinity Hills.

Trinidad and Tobago – Protecting the iconic Three Sisters

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A draft management plan for the Trinity Hills environment project in Trinidad & Tobago suggests urgent action is needed to prevent losses to the sanctuary and forest reserve. By Jewel Fraser, IPS — Trinity Hills in Trinidad and Tobago’s southeast region, also affectionately known as the Three Sisters, is home to a wildlife sanctuary that serves as a sort of incubator for fauna to reproduce and replenish the surrounding forest…

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Vantage Point: State of Black America Report • Reflections on the Founding of a Black Political Party

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

Vantage Point Radio August 31, 2020 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with guests Marc Morial and Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons, Ph.D. Topics National Urban League’s State of Black America Report Reflections on the Founding of the National Black Independent Political Party The Professor on the Soap Box Guests Marc Morial, President/CEO, National Urban League, New York, NY Dr. Gwen Zohorah Simmons,…

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Staff Surveys Reveal Widespread Racism at the United Nations

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United Nations (IPS) — As it continues to vociferously preach the virtues of equality—advocating equal rights for all, irrespective of race, sex, language or religion– the United Nations has been quick to condemn racism and racial discrimination worldwide. But how hypocritical is it when racism raises its ugly head in its own backyard— particularly in Geneva which, ironically, is home to the UN Human…

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Vantage Point: Black Women in the Suffrage Movement and the Founding of a Black Political Party

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

Vantage Point Radio August 24, 2020 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with guests Dr. E. Faye Williams and Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons, Ph.D. Topics The Untold Story of Black Women in the Suffrage Movement Reflections on the Founding of a Black Political Party  The Professor on the Soap Box Guests Dr. E. Faye Williams, National President/CEO, National Congress of Black Women,…

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National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC)

National Reparations Commission Endorses Evanston as a National Model – Final Assessment and Recommendations Released

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

New York, NY — Dr. Ron Daniels, Convener of the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC), announced today that the Evanston, IL Reparations Initiative has been certified by the Commission as meeting the standard definitions, principles and criteria for a Reparatory Justice Initiative. Citing the Commission’s Final Assessment and Recommendations which are…

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