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Vantage Point: In His Own Words, Dr. Martin Luther King’s Quest for Reparatory Justice

Vantage Point: In His Own Words, Dr. Martin Luther King’s Quest for Reparatory Justice

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations, Vantage Point Radio

Vantage Point January 18, 2021 — On this MLK Day edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks about Dr. Martin Luther King’s quest for reparatory justice Topics In His Own Words Dr. Martin Luther King’s Quest for Reparatory Justice Special Invited Guest Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Lead Sponsor, HR-40, Houston, TX Plus “The Professor” Dr. Ron Daniels on the Soap Box   Ways to listen…

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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee

Rep. Jackson Lee proposes commission to explore reparations for Black Americans

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

By Keydra Manns— Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee is seeking reparations and more for Black Americans as a result of slavery. The subject of reparations is an often trending topic but lawmakers are hoping to bring it to fruition. Today, the first day of legislative business, Congresswoman Jackson Lee is submitting H.R. 40, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals for African Americans Act. Her goal with the legislation is to study how slavery…

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Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan

Joining with Mayors Across the Country, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan Urges Support for H.R. 40

By Reparations

By Kamaria Hightower — Seattle (December 11, 2020) – Joining with Mayors from across the country, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced her strong support for H.R. 40 and urged the House of Representatives to prioritize consideration of this important bill. H.R. 40 was first introduced in 1989 by late Congressman John Conyers as a bill to establish a commission to study and make recommendations for reparations for the institution of slavery and subsequent racial and economic discrimination against African-Americans, and the impact of these forces on living African-Americans. In July 2020, the US Conference of…

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HR-40, Working on a National Plan for Reparations. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee

Working on a National Plan for Reparations

By Editors' Choice, Reparations, Video/Audio

NowThis releases a powerful video on HR-40 featuring interviews with Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and Dr. Ron Daniels, Convener of the National African Reparations Commission. See video below Watch Video H.R. 40 could help make reparations for Black Americans a reality on a national scale — here’s what you need to know about the landmark bill and where it stands.

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An open letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi demanding the passing of HR-40 and calls for a day of action

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Why We Can’t Wait: Pass HR-40 Now! Vantage Point Articles & Essays By Dr. Ron Daniels Madame Speaker, with a Democratic Majority in the House of Representatives and one of the most consequential elections in the history of this nation slated to occur in a few weeks, it’s time to send a powerful sign to Black voters that Black Lives Matter by passing HR-40 now! 2020 marks thirty-one years since the…

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As the Country Examines Its Moral Compass The Faith Community Declares Reparations and HR-40 in an Overdue Season

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

The poison that resides in the soul of America is being exposed in this moment of proclamation that Black Lives Matter. It is in this moment that U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee has embraced Rev. Martin Luther King’s “Why We Can’t Wait” as the framing for the passage of HR-40. HR-40 demands remedies and reparations for the centuries of injustice and trauma suffered by African Americans in the United States….

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free men, women, and children in Richmond, Va., 1865

Calling on white Americans: Reparations for slavery are due

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

The legacy of slavery is far from resolved. It persists every day and everywhere. By David Gardinier and Karen Hilfman, The Boston Globe — Since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis by a white police officer, and the resounding anti-racist uprisings around the world, the concept of reparations has picked up momentum in national conversations and has sparked new public curiosity and interest. Among Black people and their ancestors,…

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88th Annual Meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors — Resolution In Support of #HR40

By Reparations

88th Annual Meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors Resolution In Support of the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act (H.R 40/S. 1083) WHEREAS, Congress finds that four million Africans and their descendants were brought to this land and enslaved in the American colonies beginning in 1619, and slavery was an institution that was statutorily upheld by the federal government of the United States…

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Reparations bill gains steam following the death of George Floyd

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

By Mike Lillis, The Hill — Legislation exploring whether Black Americans should receive restitution for slavery may soon get a huge boost, as a growing number of Democrats are hoping to move reparations this summer as another response to the death of George Floyd. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) will huddle Wednesday to discuss their next legislative steps as Democrats seek to confront racial inequality following the police…

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A woman takes part in a rally to mark Juneteenth on June 19 in San Francisco.

Reparations need to be part of the conversation about racial justice

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Police violence sparked an uprising, but racial equality demands economic reforms as well. By Nichole Nelson, The Washington Post — Over the past month, protests across the country, and even the world, have erupted in response to the death of George Floyd by white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. While the protests have focused on police violence, the issues of racism are deeply rooted and multifaceted. In fact, addressing police…

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