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Evanston, Ill., leads the country with first reparations program for Black residents

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By Mark Guarino — CHICAGO — The nation’s first government reparations program for African Americans was approved Monday night in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, action that advocates say represents a critical step in rectifying wrongs caused by slavery, segregation and housing discrimination and in pushing forward on similar compensation efforts across the country.“Right now the whole world is looking at Evanston, Illinois. This is a moment like none other…

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Your Check Bounced, America. Reparations Is Just Us Trying to Cash It

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By Michael Eric Dyson — “B***h better have my money,” the songstress snarls in hypnotic cadence. “Pay me what you owe me.” For many people, Rihanna’s 2015 anthem serves as the soundtrack to the movement for Black reparations. Her tune profanely echoes Martin Luther King, Jr.’s urgent cry to the nation in 1963 in “I Have a Dream,” his most famous oration, addressed to the March on Washington. “We’ve come…

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The Transatlantic Slave Trade: A Day of Remembrance

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By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent — NNPA NEWSWIRE — “It is important to recognize the International Decade for People of African Descent as an international corrective to combat the systematic indoctrination of the lie of African inferiority,” said Dr. Kevin Cokley, the director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis. “Passing H.R. 40 would count as the most significant legislative achievement to impact the…

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Amalgamated Bank endorses HR 40

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Last year, Amalgamated Bank doubled-down on its commitment to racial justice initiatives. Catapulted by the cruel murder of George Floyd, the bank issued a statement supporting Black Lives Matter and publicly committed to 10 concrete actions to support racial justice, including the formation of a Racial Justice Task Force to build a more inclusive work environment. These efforts are built on the foundation that Amalgamated is America’s socially responsible bank…

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Jesuits in US pledge $100M for racial reconciliation

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By David Crary — The U.S.-based branch of the Jesuits has unveiled ambitious plans for a “truth and reconciliation” initiative in partnership with descendants of people once enslaved by the Roman Catholic order. The Jesuits pledge to raise $100 million within five years with a broader goal of reaching $1 billion from an array of donors in pursuit of racial justice and racial healing. Even the smaller amount represents the…

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Alderman Robin Rue Simmons Appointed to National Reparations Commission

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The National African American Reparations Commission Reaffirms Support for Evanston’s Reparation Initiative New York — Dr. Ron Daniels, Convener of the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) announced today that Alderman Robin Rue Simmons from Evanston, Ill has been selected to serve on the Commission effective May 15th at the conclusion of her term on the City Council. Commenting on the importance of her appointment to the Commission, Dr. Daniels…

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A Good Start: Evanston takes on racial reparations

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By Steve Chapman — Difficult tasks often don’t get done, because they are, well, difficult. It’s easier to ignore them, delay them, hope they’ll go away or give up on them. But the city council of Evanston has the idea that the formidable nature of one obligation isn’t an excuse for doing nothing. The task it has taken up is providing a measure of compensation to African Americans for some…

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Vantage Point Radio: Caribbean Women and Reparatory Justice by Dr. Verene Shepherd

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Vantage Point March 15, 2021 — On this Women’s History Month edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with special guest Dr. Verene Shepherd. Topic Caribbean Women and Reparatory Justice Special Guest Phenomenal Black Woman: Dr. Verene Shepherd, Director Center for Reparations Research, Kingston, Jamaica Ways to listen Live (Radio) — Mondays 3-4PM on WBAI, 99.5FM, Pacifica Network, New York Livestream (Online) — Click Here…

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An Overdue Debt — Why It’s Finally Time To Pay Reparations To Black Americans

Revisiting reparations: Is it time for the US to pay its debt for the legacy of slavery?

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By Anne C. Bailey — Some 156 years after the end of the Civil War and the official abolition of slavery through the 13th Amendment, the idea of reparations is gaining currency in Washington. On March 1, Cedric Richmond, a senior adviser to President Joe Biden, suggested the White House could “start acting now” on the issue. The comment comes just weeks after a House committee chaired by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee,…

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The Catholic Church Played Major Role in Slavery

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By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor— “When the missionaries arrived, the Africans had the land and the missionaries had the Bible. They taught us how to pray with our eyes closed. When we opened them, they had the land and we had the Bible.” — Jomo Kenyatta, First President of Kenya, Africa The Catholic Church played a vital role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade, according to historians and several published theses…

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Colleges confront their links to slavery and wrestle with how to atone for past sins

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By Calvin Schermerhorn — Colleges and universities across the U.S. have been taking a hard look at their ties to slavery. This isn’t an entirely new phenomenon. Back in 2006, Brown University published a report showing that the university – from its construction to its endowment – participated in and benefited from the slave trade and slavery. And since then, several other colleges and universities have disclosed their ties to the…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels

The “Truth” About South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission

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By Dr. Ron Daniels — As the quest for Reparations for African Americans is surging and the enactment of HR-40 is in site, there is concern among reparations advocates that the concept of “reconciliation,” popularized by the world renowned process adopted in South Africa, will be viewed by some as an acceptable alternative. First introduced in 1989 by the late Congressman John Conyers, the original bill…

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