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Host Dr. Ron Daniels talks with guests David Gardiner and Dr. Iva Carruthers

White Progressive Launches Fund to Support Reparations an Update on Evanston’s Reparations Initiative

By Reparations, Vantage Point Radio

December 16, 2019 Pledge Drive Edition of Vantage Point with host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor. Topics White Progressive Launches Fund to Support Reparations Update on the City of Evanston’s Reparations Initiative Guests David Gardinier, Founder, Fund For Reparations Now! – Los Angeles, CA Dr. Iva Carruthers, General Secretary, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Chicago, IL Also Dr. Ron Daniels Appeal for Support for WBAI Ways to listen Live (Radio)…

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Danny Glover speaks at Evanston Reparations Town Hall Meeting.

Hundreds pack Evanston church to discuss city’s local reparations fund

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

‘It was time to lead in urgency’ By Genevieve Bookwalter, Chicago Tribune — Hundreds of Evanston residents packed the sanctuary of First Church of God Wednesday evening to participate in a town hall discussion on the next steps in the city’s landmark reparations fund initiative. Evanston City Council passed a measure last month that will funnel the city’s tax revenue generated from the sale of recreational marijuana to a local reparations fund….

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Ta-Nehisi Coates

As Reform Jews, we must consider reparations for American slavery

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

By Jonah Pesner, Chicago Tribune — Americans in general and faith groups in particular increasingly find ourselves reckoning with our nation’s bigoted history and struggling with how to dismantle the racist systems and structures that persist to this day. As the largest Jewish denomination in the United States, it’s time for the Reform movement to join this conversation. It’s time for us to talk reparations. When I first read Ta-Nehisi…

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Historian Hans Fässler, the spokesman for SCORES

Swiss launch committee on slavery reparations

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

A Swiss historian backed by dozens of public figures has launched a committee that makes the case for slavery reparations in the context of Switzerland. The supporters of the Swiss Committee on Slavery Reparations (SCORES) believe that reparations must be negotiated through dialogue between those who benefited from the transatlantic slave trade and the descendants of the victims. “The centuries-old human crime of slavery within the framework of the exploitation of the American colonies by Europe demands

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Fund for Reparations Now

White activist and group of progressives launch FFRN! initiative to support NAARC

By NAARC Posts, News & Current Affairs, Press Releases / Statements, Reparations

White Activist and Group of Progressives Launch “Fund for Reparations Now” Will Support the National African American Reparations Commission. Los Angeles, CA — As support for reparations for the descendants of enslaved Africans in America continues to build momentum across the country, David Gardinier, a Los Angeles-based racial justice activist, has assembled a group of like-minded White progressives to launch the Fund for Reparations Now (FFRN). The objective of this…

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Idina Menzel, left, and Kristen Bell at the premiere of “Frozen II” in Los Angeles.

Frozen II isn’t just a cartoon. It’s a brilliant critique of imperialism

By Commentaries/Opinions

We must atone for the sins of imperialism By Priya Satia, Washington Post — Every Thanksgiving, Americans trot out the self-congratulatory myth that colonization was a harmonious, bloodless affair — that native peoples practically gifted their lands to America and then served up a feast. We forget the aggressive colonial practices (including kidnapping and enslavement) that actually surrounded the holiday’s roots. This year, however, Thanksgiving also brought us Disney’s “Frozen II,” a…

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Vantage Point Radio Show hosted by Dr. Ron Daniels

Reparations Initiative in Evanston and Report Back Door of Our Return to Africa

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Vantage Point December 9, 2019 Pledge Drive Edition of Vantage Point with host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor. Topics Evanston, Illinois Reparations Initiative Report Back from the Door of Our Return to Africa Pilgrimage Guests Alderman Robin Rue Simmons, Evanston, IL Rev. Dennis Dillon, Coordinator, Door of Our Return, Brooklyn, NY Dr. Zienzile Dillon, Co-Coordinator, Door of Our Return, Brooklyn, NY Dr. George Fraser, President, FraserNation, Cleveland, OH Dr….

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Robin Rue Simmons

Aldermen establish historic fund for local reparations in Evanston, Illinois

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

By The Daily Northwestern — Evanston City Council passed a historic resolution Monday to establish a $10 million fund for local reparations, including revenue from the recreational cannabis retailers tax. Starting on Jan. 1, 2020, all of the city’s recreational cannabis retailers tax will be transferred to the reparations fund until the fund has reached $10 million in revenue from this source. The reparations subcommittee is currently discussing how money…

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Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates on “Obama’s decade,” reparations, and Kaepernick.

By Editors' Choice

Ta-Nehisi Coates on What Changed in the ‘Obama Decade’ and What Didn’t. Talking reparations, Kaepernick, and the first black president with the writer who may be the definitive chronicler of racial politics in the 2010s. By Zak Cheney-Rice, Intelligencer — If the racial politics of the 2010s has a definitive chronicler, it is Ta-Nehisi Coates, whose magisterial 2014 Atlantic essay “The Case for Reparations” forced Americans to reckon with slavery, Jim Crow, and redlining…

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Dr. E. Faye Williams

Reparations: America’s Unfinished Business

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

By Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq. — Whenever Black people bring up the subject of white Americans acting to cure years of discriminatory acts against Black people when our ancestors were forced to work without compensation, they usually pivot to the term “reverse discrimination” or they question whether reparations would be constitutional. My good friend, Gloria Dulan Wilson, responded to the constitutional argument by saying, “It was once constitutional to beat,…

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