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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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Vantage Point: Will Kamala Harris Help or Hurt the Biden Ticket?

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

Vantage Point Radio August 17, 2020 — On this Marcus Garvey Universal African Flag Day edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with guests Rev. Mark Thompson and Earl Ofari Hutchinson. Topics Will Kamala Harris Help or Hurt the Biden Ticket? Fly the Red, Black and Green Flag August 17th, Marcus Garvey’s Birthday The Professor on the Soap Box Guests Rev. Mark Thompson Host, Make…

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Shirley Weber, a member of the California Assembly

In California, Ethnic Studies Could Soon Be Required by Law. A Former Professor is Behind It.

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By Marc Parry, The Chronicle of Higher Education — As Shirley N. Weber built the Africana-studies department at San Diego State University in the 1970s, she spent lots of time defending its existence. Eventually, shaped by her studies of Black social movements, the professor and longtime department chair realized that her defensive posture was self-defeating. She decided to stop answering questions from, as she put it, “old white men.” “The smart…

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Will young, Black Americans turn out to vote in November?

Young Black Americans not sold on Biden, the Democrats or voting

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Will young, Black Americans turn out to vote in November? By David C. Barker and Sam Fulwood – Most political analysts define “swing voters” as those who swing their support from one party to the other between election cycles – determining winners and losers in the process. According to this conventional wisdom, the “swingiest” voters are working-class whites in the Midwest, who supposedly hold the keys to the White House. Meanwhile, by contrast,…

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Danny Glover

Why We Can’t Wait: Danny Glover’s Statement in Support of HR-40

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

By Danny Glover United Nations Ambassador for the International Decade for People of African Descent, Board Member Institute for Policy Studies — The public lynching of George Floyd pierced deep into the “souls of Black folks” compelling a thorough-going examination of the flawed foundation, values, systems and symbols of white supremacy and structural/institutional racism in these United States. A massive Black Lives Matter-led, multiracial, cross-generational movement has erupted in cities large…

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Left to right: New York congressional candidiate Mondaire Jones, Louisiana Senate candidate Adrian Perkins, and New York congressional candidate Ritchie Torres.

Black millennial men aim to bring new guard to Congress

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These young politicians are following in the footsteps of a shortlist of Black Americans elected to the United States Capitol. By Kelsey Minor, The Grio — You may not know the name Hiram Revels but 150 years ago he became the first Black member of the United States Congress. A Black Republican from Mississippi, Revels was sworn into office although there were heavy objections from the southern White men who…

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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

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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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