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Vantage Point: The Promissory Note and MLK’s Vision for a New America – Why African Americans Can’t Wait

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

A Special Fund Drive Edition of Vantage Point Monday, August 23, 2021 Topic The “Bounced Check” The Promissory Note and King’s Vision of a New America Why African Americans Can’t Wait The corporate media has fed the American public a steady diet of the more palatable aspects of Dr. Martin Luther King’s iconic I Have a Dream Speech delivered at the historic 1963 March on Washington.  However, the “promissory note” aspect…

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HR 40 Reparations Bill Post-Hearing Forum

H.R. 40 Reparations Bill Post-Hearing Forum Wed, Feb 17, 2021

By Events, HR 40 Congressional Hearing, News & Current Affairs, Reparations

The House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties held a hearing on “H.R. 40: Exploring the Path to Reparative Justice in America” on Wednesday February 17, 2021 at 10 am EDT. Following the hearing, the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N’COBRA) and the National Black Cultural Information Trust (NBCI Trust) co-hosted the H.R. 40 Reparations Bill Post-Hearing Forum February 17th,…

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Congressional Hearing on H.R. 40, Legislation to Study Slavery Reparations (Full Video)

By HR 40 Congressional Hearing, News & Current Affairs, Reparations

The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties held a hearing on H.R. 40, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act, on February 17, 2021. The 10:00 a.m. ET hearing examined the legacy of slavery, its continuing impact on the Black community, and the path to reparative justice. Watch the full virtual hearing here. Witnesses slated to testify at the…

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Why We Can’t Wait: The Urgent Need to Support Reparations and HR-40 in this Moment

By Reparations

By Marc Morial, President Nat. Urban League — Each year the National Urban League issues a State of Black America® with specific indicators on the progress or lack thereof for African Americans in comparison to White Americans. Beyond righteous passion and sentiment on the wealth gap and other disparities afflicting African Americans, the Urban League has adopted an Equality Index as a data and evidence based approach to documenting the…

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Nancy Pelosi

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

By Vantage Point Articles

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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Danny Glover

Why We Can’t Wait: Danny Glover’s Statement in Support of HR-40

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

By Danny Glover United Nations Ambassador for the International Decade for People of African Descent, Board Member Institute for Policy Studies — The public lynching of George Floyd pierced deep into the “souls of Black folks” compelling a thorough-going examination of the flawed foundation, values, systems and symbols of white supremacy and structural/institutional racism in these United States. A massive Black Lives Matter-led, multiracial, cross-generational movement has erupted in cities large…

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National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC)

US: Congress Should Pass Reparations Bill

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

‘Why We Can’t Wait’ Campaign Builds on Unprecedented Support for HR 40 to Address Racial Injustice. Washington, DC, August 3, 2020 — The US Congress should address systemic racism by bringing House Resolution (HR) 40 to a full vote once it reaches the floor, more than 100 civil rights, human rights, and civil society organizations and businesses said today. The federal bill would establish a commission to investigate the legacy…

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