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John Conyers

Presidential race revives Conyers’ push for reparations

By | Editors' Choice, Reparations

By Melissa Nann Burke, The Detroit News — U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr. introduced a bill in every Congress for nearly 30 years to study the institution of slavery and to recommend appropriate reparations. Few of his colleagues in the Democratic Party seemed to take him seriously. The bill had a hearing in 2007 and never moved out of committee. But reparations has become a recurrent topic in the Democratic…

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Cory Booker and Kamala Harris

We’ve got two well-qualified black candidates in the field — and I might not vote for either of them. Here’s why.

By | Commentaries/Opinions

By D. Watkins — Back in 2008 America successfully elected its first black president, and we could possibly get another in 2020. (OK, I’m not holding my breath or anything.) There are two well-qualified and well-respected African-American candidates running at the time I write this: Sen. Kamala Harris of California and Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey. Becoming a black U.S. senator in America is almost impossible — there have…

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