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Slave descendants, left to right: Sandra Green Thomas, Patricia Bayonne-Johnson, Zeita Kemp, Melissa Kemp, Karran Harper Royal and Joseph Steward speak at Georgetown University at an April 2017 gathering to announce atonements for the school's 19th century slavery history in Washington.((Linda Davidson, The Washington Post))

Descendants of slaves sold by Georgetown want more than symbolic atonement

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

By Jarvis DeBerry, The Times-Picayune — Imagine discovering that one of the world’s oldest and best candy companies was able to survive to become one of the world’s oldest and best because generations ago it sold as chattel almost 300 human beings, including your ancestors. You may find yourself impressed by the current management’s willingness to apologize for the sins of their predecessors, but what would you make of their idea…

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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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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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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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Crises in Africa and Crucial Election in Alabama – November 27th Edition of Vantage Point

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Topics: A Measure of Justice in the Mohammed Bah Case, The Enslavement of Black Africans in Libya, The Stop Museveni Campaign and Crises Points in Africa, Crucial Election in Alabama: Will Black Votes Turn the Tide. Guests: Imam Talib Addur-Rashid (Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood, Harlem, NY), Milton Allimadi (Editor/Publisher, Black Star News, New York, NY), Kambale Musavuli (National Spokesperson, Friends of the Congo, New York, NY) and State Senator Hank Sanders (Selma, Alabama).

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