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Reparations Are on the Ballot Townhall — October 29, 2020

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations, Video/Audio

Thursday, October 29, 2020 — As we get closer to the 2020 elections, several issues concerning Black life in America continue to emerge in national discussions. One of these critical topics is the issue of reparations. The longstanding movement for reparations due to the Descendants of Africans Enslaved in the United States is powerful, intricate, and layered. Many questions surround the history, strategies, legislation, and legal battles in the fight…

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HR-40, Working on a National Plan for Reparations. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee

Working on a National Plan for Reparations

By Editors' Choice, Reparations, Video/Audio

NowThis releases a powerful video on HR-40 featuring interviews with Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and Dr. Ron Daniels, Convener of the National African Reparations Commission. See video below Watch Video H.R. 40 could help make reparations for Black Americans a reality on a national scale — here’s what you need to know about the landmark bill and where it stands.

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Screenshot: Ice Cube responds to backlash over Trump collaboration

Why Ice Cube’s political logic is so dangerous

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Peniel E. Joseph (CNN) — Ice Cube, the legendary Generation X rapper and hip hop icon, last week said he’s open to working with the Trump administration on implementing his “Contract with Black America.” That is a huge mistake which hurts the entire African American community. Cube sparked controversy after tweeting that the Trump campaign made adjustments to “their plan” for Black America after talking to him. Cube was…

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Original Sins & Reparations

By Reparations, Video/Audio

This episode in the Democracy Unchained conversation series faces the topic of America’s original sin of slavery—and a discussion about reparations for Black Americans as an important part of rebuilding democracy in the U.S. From Bakari Kitwana: “Amidst the coronavirus pandemic and the George Floyd protests, more and more Americans are opening their eyes to racial disparities in policing, incarceration, unemployment, education, health, housing, and more. But none of these…

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Black voters on line in Chicago, October 2020

Our goal is record Black voter turnout to fire Trump and save Black lives: NAACP President

By Commentaries/Opinions

It’s not just Donald Trump and Joe Biden on the ballot, it’s a decision about the country we want. Honor John Lewis and Ruth Bader Ginsburg by voting. By Derrick Johnson, USA Today — Instead of focusing on the many crises devastating the Black community right now, and although voters are already casting ballots, Republicans are rushing to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Once again, President Donald Trump and his enablers…

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Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc.

As the Country Examines Its Moral Compass The Faith Community Declares Reparations and HR-40 in an Overdue Season

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

The poison that resides in the soul of America is being exposed in this moment of proclamation that Black Lives Matter. It is in this moment that U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee has embraced Rev. Martin Luther King’s “Why We Can’t Wait” as the framing for the passage of HR-40. HR-40 demands remedies and reparations for the centuries of injustice and trauma suffered by African Americans in the United States….

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Why African Americans Were More Likely to Die During the 1918 Flu Pandemic

Why African Americans Were More Likely to Die During the 1918 Flu Pandemic

By Commentaries/Opinions, COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

By Rodney A. Brooks — When it came to getting healthcare during the 1918 influenza epidemic, America’s Black communities, hobbled by poverty, Jim Crow segregation and rampant discrimination, were mostly forced to fend for themselves. Opportunities for hospital care proved scarce, leaving many relying on family care and, where available, the small but burgeoning ranks of Black nurses. When the 1918 influenza epidemic began, African Americans were already beset by a barrage of social, medical…

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Black Wealth Gap

The Black Wealth Gap

By Editors' Choice

Decades after the civil rights movement, African Americans still hold a fraction of the wealth of white Americans. Why? Here’s everything you need to know: By The Week — How big is the gap? It’s staggering. The net worth of a typical white family in 2016 — including home, retirement accounts, and all assets — was nearly 10 times greater than that of a Black family, at $171,000 to $17,600….

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Vantage Point: Mayor Ras J. Baraka State of Newark Report • Professor on the Soap Box

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

Vantage Point October 5, 2020 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with guest The Hon. Mayor Ras J. Baraka. Topic State of Newark Report Guest Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Newark NJ Plus The Professor on the Soap Box Host Dr. Ron Daniels aka “The Professor” steps on the soap box to discuss to following topics: The Quest for Reparations Now! Biden…

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The Black Wall Street mural in Tulsa, Okla.

It’s time for wealthy donors to embrace reparations, not more charity

By Reparations

Philanthropy as usual isn’t enough to confront a racial wealth gap that’s exploding during the pandemic. By Edgar Villanueva & Chuck Collins, Market Watch — As the coronavirus rages and the economic fallout continues, the wealth gap between our country’s largely white top 1% and the Black and brown communities bearing the brunt of the pandemic has never been more exposed. U.S. billionaires have increased their wealth by nearly $1 trillion during…

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The Dangers of ADOS: How ADOS Movement Promotes anti-Blackness, Online Violence & Voter Suppression

By Commentaries/Opinions

On Tuesday, September 8, 2020, the Pan African Congress, North American Delegation held an in-depth overview of how the ADOS (American Descendants of Slavery) movement is harmful to the Black community by promoting divisive anti-Black rhetoric, white supremacy, online violence against the Black community, and voter suppression. The webinar was presented the Pan African Congress, North American Delegation Communications Chair, Jessica Ann Mitchell Aiwuyor. Source: J.A.M. Aiwuyor YouTube

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Voting

The right way to woo Black and Latino voters

By Editors' Choice

By Ryan Cooper, The Week — The Democrats have long portrayed themselves as the party of racial justice in modern times, given that they were the main force behind the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act, and elected the first Black president. (The actual history is considerably more complicated.) Race has also been a central political concern this year with the “Great Awokening” of white liberals and the nationwide protests…

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