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January 22nd Edition of Vantage Point Radio with Dr. Ron Daniels

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Topics: A New Book — Reparations for Slavery and the Slave Trade. The Highly Acclaimed Book — When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir. The “Professor” on the Soap Box Discussing the Problem of NEGROES Harming the Race! Guests: Dr. Ana Lucia Araujo (Professor of History, Howard University, Washington, D.C.),
Asha Bandele (Senior Director, Grants, Partnerships and Special Projects, Drug Policy Alliance, NYC).

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The Clear Connection Between Slavery And American Capitalism

The Clear Connection Between Slavery And American Capitalism

By Reparations

By Dina Gerdeman, Forbes — The ties between slavery and capitalism in the United States weren’t always crystal clear in our history books. For a long time, historians mostly depicted slavery as a regional institution of cruelty in the South, and certainly not the driver of broader American economic prosperity. Now 16 scholars are helping to set the record straight by exploring the true ties between 19th century economic development…

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Descendants of slaves sold to benefit Georgetown University demand more from school

By Reparations, Video/Audio

In this video, actor Danny Glover calls on Georgetown University to do more for the descendants of 272 slaves sold in 1838 to pay a debt. GU272 Isaac Hawkins Legacy is the voice of two hundred of the direct descendants of Isaac Hawkins, one of the 272 black people who were enslaved and sold by Maryland Jesuits in 1838 to rescue fledgling Georgetown College from financial ruin.

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Students mill around the campus of Georgetown University.

‘Make it right’: Descendants of slaves demand restitution from Georgetown

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

One-hundred-and-eighty years after Jesuit priests sold slaves to save Georgetown University from financial ruin, a group of descendants is calling for restitution. By Susan Svrluga, Washington Post — The university’s president has apologized for the sale, and the school has taken steps to make amends. But Georgetown owes its existence to the money made from the sale of 272 enslaved people, argues Georgia Goslee, lead counsel for the GU272 Isaac Hawkins Legacy group. And…

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A trial at the Destrehan Plantation sentenced 45 men from the uprising to death or to go to New Orleans for future trials.

How a Nearly Successful Slave Revolt Was Intentionally Lost to History

By Reparations

More than 500 slaves fought for their freedom in this oft-overlooked rebellion By Marissa Fessenden, Smithsonian — Two hundred and five years ago, on the night of January 8, 1811, more than 500 enslaved people took up arms in one of the largest slave rebellions in U.S. history. They carried cane knives (used to harvest sugar cane), hoes, clubs and some guns as they marched toward New Orleans chanting “Freedom or Death,” writes Leon A….

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Michigan State University uses $1.5M Mellon Foundation grant to build massive slave trade database

Michigan State University uses $1.5M Mellon Foundation grant to build massive slave trade database

By Reparations

Michigan State University, supported by nearly $1.5 million from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will create a unique online data hub that will change the way scholars and the public understand African slavery. By linking data collections from multiple universities, the website will allow people to search millions of pieces of slave data to identify enslaved individuals and their descendants from a central source. Users can also run analyses of…

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Ana Lucia Araujo — Reparations for Slavery and the Slave Trade: A New Book on the Idea of Reparations

Reparations for Slavery and the Slave Trade: A New Book on the Idea of Reparations

By Reparations

Julie Hawks: What are the principal findings or arguments of your book? What do you hope readers take away from reading it? Ana Lucia Araujo: My book is a narrative history of the demands of financial, material, and, to a lesser extent, symbolic reparations for slavery and the Atlantic slave trade. I combined the approaches of social and cultural history, and relied on written primary sources in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese, which included abolitionist pamphlets, correspondence, parliamentary debates, petitions by former slaves, newspaper articles, and congressional Bills. I included public discourses by Black activists and politicians in western European countries such as France and the United

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Fugitive Slaves Recaptured: 1850

Even before sanctuary cities, here’s how black Americans protected fugitive slaves

By Reparations

By Barbara Krauthamer — Over the past few days, the national climate has grown increasingly tense over the issue of “sanctuary” cities and states. Local communities, including some college and university campuses, have pledged to shield undocumented children and adults from President Donald Trump’s proposals for deportation. Municipalities and campuses remain steadfast even in the face of the president’s threats to withhold federal funding from these communities. This opposition between federal authorities and local communities is…

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Members of the Africa Diaspora Forum (ADF), civil society organisations, churches, trade unions and other coalitions wear chains and shout slogans during a demonstration against the slave trade and human trafficking in Libya on December 12, 2017, at the Union Buildings in Pretoria

Why We Can’t Ignore Libya, Enslavement and the Damages of US Intervention

By Editors' Choice

By William C. Anderson, Truthout — In November, CNN released footage of Africans being sold into slavery at an auction in Libya, shocking and angering many around the world. The outlet reported witnessing “a dozen men being sold like commodities — some auctioned off for as little as $400.” However, though the auction has been portrayed as part of a recent phenomenon, the disaster that is enslavement is not new at all,…

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Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment — Historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Is the United States Gun Culture Rooted In the Enslavement of African People?

By Commentaries/Opinions

By David Love, Atlanta Black Star — America loves its guns, and the country remains an outlier in terms of the proliferation of firearms and gun violence, with around 5 percent of the world’s population but with nearly half of the world’s privately held guns. Mass shootings and road rage incidents are eerily normal occurrences. The United States has a gun culture that dates back hundreds of years, from colonial times. A provocative…

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