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Faith

How Far Is White Supremacy Embedded in Christianity?

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Peter Larmann — Robert P. Jones is CEO and founder of the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and the author of two books, including last year’s much-discussed White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in Christian America, which just came out in paperback. PRRI recently released a huge new survey that made headlines and drew commentary by pointing to a sharp decline in the proportion of Americans who identify…

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Vantage Point: Analysis of Crises in Haiti, Cuba and South Africa – Which Way Forward

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

Monday, July 19, 2021 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with special guest Bill Fletcher, Jr. Topic Analysis of Crises in Haiti, Cuba and South Africa – Which Way Forward Nation in Turmoil After the Assassination of President Jovenel Moise Demonstrators Protesting U.S. Embargo, Havana, Cuba Protests Erupt Demanding Better Quality of Life in South Africa Special Guest Bill Fletcher, Jr.,…

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Gentrification: A State of Emergency In Black America – The Case of Crenshaw in LA

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

Monday, July 12, 2021 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with special guest Damien Goodman. Topic Gentrification: A State of Emergency in Black America The Case of the Crenshaw Subway Coalition Special Guest Damien Goodman, Executive Director, Crenshaw Subway Coalition, Los Angeles, CA Plus The Professor on the Soap Box Ways to listen Live (Radio) — Mondays 3-4PM on WBAI, 99.5FM,…

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Tinisch Hollins

Reparations emerge as priority for liberal cities

By Reparations

Slavery was a national issue, but its legacy increasingly is being addressed by local officials. The mayors of nearly a dozen cities have pledged reparations programs. By Alan Greenblatt, Governing — Reparations for slavery come with a potentially huge price tag. Academic estimates for repaying the descendants of enslaved people for their labor, with interest, have run as high as $20 trillion. That’s before calculating any damages from Jim Crow laws…

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Vantage Point: State of Black New Jersey Report – National Urban League Returns to Harlem

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Monday, July 5, 2021 — On this Frederick Douglass Day edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks special guests Marc Morial and Ryan P. Hayggod. Topics The National Urban League Returns to Harlem State of Black New Jersey Report Special Guests Marc Morial, President/CEO, National Urban League, New York, NY Ryan P. Hayggod, President/CEO, New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, Newark, NJ Ways to listen Live…

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Represent NYC: What would reparations look like and why are they needed?

By News & Current Affairs

Throughout American history victims have been given reparations for their suffering, but African Americans have never been compensated for hundreds of years of unpaid labor, as well as targeted discrimination within systematic institutions like banking, housing, and education. Assembly Members Inez E. Dickens and Charles Barron are co-sponsors of legislation that would create a commission to study reparations in New York, a former slave state. What would reparations look like…

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Emma Dabiri

Why coalition, not allyship, is the necessary next step in the racial justice movement

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Suyin Haynes, TIME — As Irish-Nigerian academic and broadcaster Emma Dabiri prepares for the U.S. release of her latest book, she reflects on the thinkers who have inspired her own work. “I feel deeply indebted to specifically Black American intellectuals and writers,” she says, “I see them as ancestors who, in many periods of my life, showed me a way when I felt like there really wasn’t necessarily one.”…

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Earl Lewis

Black scholar Earl Lewis on the Floyd murder and reparations

By Reparations

By Glenn Gamboa — Reparations, Earl Lewis says, are not about the past. Rather, they are very much about the present, says the founding director of the University of Michigan Center for Social Solutions. Earlier this year, he notes, Evanston, Illinois, became the first U.S. city to pay eligible Black residents restitution for previous city policies that were racist. And, he says, reparations can be part of the future. This…

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Vantage Point: Remembering Black Boy and the Legacy of Richard Wright with Julia Wright

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Monday, June 14, 2021 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with special guest Julia Wright. Topic Remembering Black Boy and the Legacy of Richard Wright Special Guest Julia Wright, Social Justice Activist, Writer, Daughter of Richard Wright, Paris, France Plus The Professor on the Soap Box Ways to listen Live (Radio) — Mondays 3-4PM on WBAI, 99.5FM, Pacifica Network, New York…

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Kehinde Andrews

UK’s First Black Studies Professor Calls on African Diaspora to Unite

By Editors' Choice

As Black and African people, our power is in organizing ourselves globally, says Black radical scholar Kehinde Andrews. By Lamont Lilly, Truthout — As Black Lives Matter continues to flourish in the United States and beyond, many activists within the movement are calling for renewed internationalism and collaboration among people across the African Diaspora. In this exclusive interview, author, activist and Black radical scholar Kehinde Andrews issues the call: “We…

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Vantage Point: What Does Memorial Day Mean to Africans in America? With Herb Boyd and host Dr. Ron Daniels

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

May 31, 2021 — On this Memorial Day edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with special guest Herb Boyd. Topic From Crispus Attucks, to the Bloody Red Summer, Destruction of Black Wall Street To Vietnam What Does Memorial Day Mean to Africans in America? Special Guest Herb Boyd Journalist, Award Winning Author, Political Commentator, Contributor, Amsterdam News, Harlem, NY Plus The Professor on the…

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Vantage Point: The Power of Art with Dr. Haki Madhubuti and host Dr. Ron Daniels

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

May 24, 2021 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with special guest Dr. Haki Madhubuti. Topic The Power of Art Introducing Taught By Women: Poems As Resistance Language Special Guest Dr. Haki Madhubuti, Author, Educator, Poet, Institution-Builder, Chicago, IL Plus The Professor on the Soap Box Ways to listen Live (Radio) — Mondays 3-4PM on WBAI, 99.5FM, Pacifica Network, New York…

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