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Advocate of reparations for slavery talks about forms it could take in Kansas City

By Reparations

KC mayor joins leaders across the country in exploring opportunities for reparations. By Bianca Beltrán, KMBC News — Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas is joining 10 mayors across the country in a pledge to pay reparations for slavery in their communities. Their goal is to provide examples of programs the federal government can invest in. “I firmly believe that Black people are owed reparations not only for the transgressions of…

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LA's Eric Garcetti

11 U.S. Mayors Commit To Developing Pilot Projects For Reparations

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By The Associated Press — Eleven U.S. mayors, from Los Angeles to tiny Tullahassee, Oklahoma, have pledged to pay reparations for slavery to a small group of Black residents in their cities, saying their aim is to set an example for the federal government on how a nationwide program could work. The mayors had no details on how much it would cost, who would pay for it or how people…

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Simone Biles

The Athletic Brilliance, Biometrics and Unbounded Success of Simone Biles

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Fans believe she can fly! By S.E. Williams, Black Voice News — Simone Biles thrilled gymnastic enthusiasts on Friday, August 15 as she secured her sixth national gymnastics title with a near flawless routine and “double-double” dismount on the uneven bars during the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Kansas City, Missouri. With this sixth championship, Biles became the first woman in nearly seventy years to accomplish such success in this regard….

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