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An Overdue Debt — Why It’s Finally Time To Pay Reparations To Black Americans

Revisiting reparations: Is it time for the US to pay its debt for the legacy of slavery?

By Reparations

By Anne C. Bailey — Some 156 years after the end of the Civil War and the official abolition of slavery through the 13th Amendment, the idea of reparations is gaining currency in Washington. On March 1, Cedric Richmond, a senior adviser to President Joe Biden, suggested the White House could “start acting now” on the issue. The comment comes just weeks after a House committee chaired by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee,…

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Trying to Rewrite the January 6th Coup Attempt

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Bill Fletcher Jr. — It is important to note that both Antifa and the Black Lives Matter movement are networks, at best. There is no one organization called “Antifa,” for instance, and there are many organizations that operate under the banner of Black Lives Matter. Therefore, the right-wing assertions of an Antifa and BLM conspiracy would not make sense in the best of all possible worlds. But more importantly,…

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The Professor on the Soap Box: Trumpism and the White Nationalist Assault on Democracy

By News & Current Affairs, Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

In this “Soap Box” segment of the January 11, 2021 episode of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka “The Professor” sounds off about Trumpism and the White Nationalist Assault on Democracy. Later in the show Dr. Ron Daniels is joined by an eyewitness to the insurrection, Congressman Gregory Meeks. Also Read Hypocrisy Taints Republican Reaction to Bigotry Vantage Point article by Dr. Ron Daniels (Originally Published August 2017) —…

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Vantage Point: Trumpism and the White Nationalist Assault on Democracy

By News & Current Affairs, Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Vantage Point January 11, 2021 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with special guest Congressman Gregory Meeks. Topic Trumpism and the White Nationalist Assault on Democracy With An Eyewitness to the Insurrection Special Guest Congressman Gregory Meeks, (D), Chairman, House Foreign Relations Committee, Jamaica NY Plus “The Professor” Dr. Ron Daniels on the Soap Box (Video Below) Trumpism and the White…

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Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama walk across the South Lawn.

15 American landmarks that were built by slaves

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

By James Pasley, Business Insider — In 2016, former first lady Michelle Obama declared as a sign of how far the nation has come: “I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves.” She was talking about the White House. And as the first African American first lady speaking to the Democratic National Convention, she struck a chord. Some fact checkers and political pundits may have raced…

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