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Sugar Slavery

The Bitter Truth About Big Sugar’s Caribbean Colonialism

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

By Natalie Hopkinson — I awoke each morning dead tired, and often parched. I was going to the restroom constantly. My doctor did some blood work and delivered the dreaded news: My A1C levels were in the danger zone. Like 1 in 3 Americans, up to 90 percent of whom don’t know it, I was what she called “prediabetic.” My body was struggling to process sugar. I had to eat less…

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Afro-Colombian women, Afro-Latina, Afro-Latino

It’s Time We Stop Ignoring Afro-Latino Health Disparities In The U.S.

By Commentaries/Opinions

Afro-Colombian women. Photo by Aime Saldarriaga, Reuters. By Adolfo G. Cuevas — Public health research has documented racial disparities in health and health care for decades. When looking at the 10 leading causes of death in the U.S. ― including cancer, stroke and heart disease ― mortality rates among black Americans are higher than among white Americans, even after controlling for socioeconomic status factors. Compelling evidence suggests both individual- and institutional-level discrimination cause this disparity. For…

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Status of Drug Policy Reform in the Era of Trump — November 13th Edition of Vantage Point Radio

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio, War on the “War on Drugs” Posts

Topics: Reflections on the Drug Policy Alliance International Conference and the Status of Drug Policy Reform in the Era of Trump. Guests: Ethan Nadelmann, Co-Founder and Former Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance, New York, NY, Rev. Kenny Glasgow, National President/Founder, The Ordinary Peoples Society (TOPS), Dothan, Alabama, Susan Burton, Acclaimed Author and President/Founder of A New Way of Life, Los Angeles, CA, Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno, Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance, New York, NY

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Health Care in the Dark

By Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Julianne Malveaux

My grandmother, and yours, too probably, used to say that things done in the dark would eventually come to light.  There is way too much “dark” public policy being done by this administration, too many instances when whispers and innuendo are substitutes for truth and transparency.  If 45 wonders why there are so many leaks from the Oval Office, perhaps he ought to consider more transparency.  Instead, he veers in…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Basil Wilson

The Panic Concerning Health Care

By Commentaries/Opinions, Dr Basil Wilson

By Basil Wilson for Carib News – The Town Hall meetings when House and Senate Representatives find the courage to face anguished constituents, vividly portrays the concern of the American people in regards to health care.  We are presently in a state of purgatory with a bill passed by the House of Representatives and an ad hoc Committee in the Senate busy trying to concoct its own alternative to the…

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IBW Black Paper

IBW Black Paper

By Docs, SCPAC Posts

The institute of the Black World 21st Century is delighted to finally release this Black Paper – which has been nearly three years in production. Originally targeted for release in August of 2013 to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, the contributions to this volume expanded considerably beyond what was originally anticipated. Hence, additional time was required to edit and format it for release. A lot…

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Cong. John Conyers of Detroit, honorable host of the CBC’s Reparations Braintrust and author of HR40 welcomes members of the NAARC and Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission Prof. Sir Hilary Beckles.

NAARC Rolls Out Preliminary 10 Point Reparations Plan

By NAARC Posts, Reparations

The National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) Rolls Out a Reparations Plan at the 2015 Congressional Black Caucus Conference. Preamble: No amount of material resources or monetary compensation can ever be sufficient restitution for the spiritual, mental, cultural and physical damages inflicted on Africans by centuries of the MAAFA, the holocaust of enslavement and the institution of chattel slavery…

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