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Congresswoman Barbara Lee

Rep. Barbara Lee introduces a Congressional Resolution on the UN’s Decade for People of African Descent

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Rep. Barbara Lee — Whereas the International Day for People of African Descent will be celebrated for the first time on 31 August 2021; Whereas the United Nations has created this observance via resolution 75/170 in an effort to “promote the extraordinary contributions of the African diaspora around the world and to eliminate all forms of discrimination against people of African descent”; Whereas the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2015-2024…

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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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Sugar Slavery

Measure creating reparations committee advances at Illinois statehouse

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By Greg Bishop— A measure advancing at the Illinois statehouse could create a commission to investigate reparations for communities impacted by slavery. House Bill 5024 sponsor state Rep. Will Davis, D-Hazel Crest, advanced his measure out of the House State Government Committee Saturday. The bill would create a committee to look at the broader issue of reparations for the Black community, “versus writing a bill that would say this specifically is…

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