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Dr. Ron Daniels on Our Common Ground with host Janice Graham

Dr. Ron Daniels on Our Common Ground with host Janice Graham

By News & Current Affairs

Audio June 27, 2020, 10PM — “The Black Firewall: Will It Hold?” Janice Graham, host of Our Common Ground talks with Dr. Ron Daniels, Ph.D. , Veteran social and political activist; journalist, professor; President and Founder the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) About Guest Dr. Ron Daniels Veteran social and political activist Dr. Ron Daniels was an independent candidate for President of the United States in 1992….

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Rev. Dr. Robert Turner

Rev. Dr. Robert Turner Appointed to National Reparations Commission

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

Keeping the Tulsa Massacre on the National Agenda. New York, June 25, 2020 — Dr. Ron Daniels, Convener of the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC), announced today that Rev. Dr. Robert Turner, Pastor of the Historic Vernon AME Church in the Greenwood/Black Wall Street Community of Tulsa, has been appointed to the Commission. Vernon AME Church was a proud beacon of hope in the community that came to be…

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Protesters chant “Say His Name — George Floyd!” near a memorial for George Floyd in Minneapolis on June 2.

Poll: Black Americans outraged by George Floyd’s death, but optimistic about change after nationwide protests

By News & Current Affairs

More than a third of black Americans say there was an occasion when they feared being hurt by a police officer. By Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Scott Clement and Emily Guskin, The Washington Post — Jackie Beckley believes the video of the final moments of George Floyd’s life may finally help white friends and colleagues understand what she has labored to tell them about her experience as a black woman:…

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Reginald Johnson participates in the Memphis Justice & Equality Prayer Walk from the National Civil Rights Museum on Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. This event is one of several that have taken place across the Memphis area in reaction to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

What does Memphis do next? Church leaders call for nationwide slave reparations

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

Whether a better life follows from these weeks of street protests depends on what happens next. White and Black Memphis — and for that matter, all of America — faces the question: What do we do now? By Ted Evanoff, Commercial Appeal — On a hot June afternoon in Memphis, Eddie Jones stepped along the sidewalk and into the ranks of some 200 people standing outside the historic Lorraine Motel. Jones,…

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Vantage Point: Trump’s MAGA Rally in Tulsa • Hip Hop and Black Liberation Past and Present

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

Vantage Point Radio June 22, 2020 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with guests Paradise Gray and Rev. Robert Turner. Topics: Hip Hop and Black Liberation, Past and Present • Reaction to Trump’s MAGA Rally in Tulsa. Guests Paradise Gray, Architect of X-CLAN, Pittsburgh, PA. Rev. Robert Turner, Pastor, Historic Vernon AME Church, Tulsa, OK Ways to listen Live (Radio)…

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UWI’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles

Journey to Juneteenth: Caribbean Solidarity

By News & Current Affairs

By Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, CARICOM Reparations Commission — As you, our African American compatriots, rise to recognize and celebrate the legal ending of the chattel bondage of our ancestors, we, your brothers and sisters from ‘your islands’ downstream Mississippi are standing with you in joyous remembrance of the journey. We have always recognized our unity as one people with a common history, legacy and cause. We fought against our…

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Chi Oriji leads a group in dance during the Juneteenth MusicFest and Parade, recognizing the end of slavery in America in Philadelphia on June 23, 2018.

Activists Are Pushing to Make Juneteenth a National Holiday

By News & Current Affairs

Here’s the History Behind Their Fight. By Olivia B. Waxman, Times — When President Donald Trump announced last week that he would hold a campaign rally in Tulsa on June 19, the backlash was swift. The speech was to take place near the site of a 1921 race massacre, and June 19 is celebrated each year as Juneteenth, in honor of the day in 1865 when enslaved men and women in…

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Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, wears a face mask as she calls on lawmakers to create a task force to study and develop reparation proposals for African Americans, during the Assembly session in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, June 11, 2020. The Assembly approved the bill that now goes to the Senate.

African American reparation bill passes California Assembly

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

By Cuneyt Dil, Associated Press — A proposal to establish a task force to study and prepare recommendations for how to give reparations to African Americans passed the California Assembly on Thursday. The bill advanced with a 56-5 vote as protests nationwide over police brutality re-energized the movement for racial justice and activists pressed for sweeping reforms. It is a top priority for California’s Legislative Black Caucus. If the bill…

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UWI’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles

U.S. Now Has “Third Opportunity” to Fulfill Promise of Democracy Says Prof. Sir Hilary Beckles

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles has said the United States now has a third opportunity to fulfill the promise of democracy. He was speaking in a recent interview with BBC Radio 4 on “The World at One” on Thursday, June 11. When asked how much of a pivotal moment it was now in the United States he replied that it was a very significant moment in…

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June 19, 2020 7PM EST — The National AFrican American Reparations Commission (NAARC) invites you to a Juneteenth Virtual Forum titled "COVID-19 and the Killings of Black People, Advancing the Demand for Reparations and HR-40".

Juneteenth Forum to Address COVID-19, Killing of Black People, Reparations and HR-40

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Events, NAARC Posts, News & Current Affairs, Reparations

June 19, 2020 7PM EST — The National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) invites you to a Juneteenth Virtual Forum titled “COVID-19 and the Killings of Black People, Advancing the Demand for Reparations and HR-40”. Help spread the word We need you to spread the word and help keep the conversation on reparatory justice in the forefront. Please use the buttons below to share this event via email, Facebook, Twitter…

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