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California has become the first state in the nation to pass a law that would study and create proposals for slave reparations. On Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 3121, which will force the state to examine the history of racism in America and the systemic effects of slavery, according…

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Not only have White Americans spent decades telling Black people to “get over” slavery, but they also have been vehemently against providing any reparations as penance for past atrocities committed against the country’s oppressed citizens. Until today. In Asheville, North Carolina, members of the city council unanimously voted to provide a formal apology to its…

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On July 4, 2020, several activists in the Atlanta area will hold a rally to bring awareness to the fight for reparations. Scheduled to be held at Centennial Olympic Park, the rally will feature the Black Agenda Group and activists such as Brother Russell, Domani, Sire from “The Rap Game,” Billionaire P.A., and attorney Gerald…

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Journalist and author Ta-Nehisi Coates took a moment to verbally dismantle U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Speaking on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at a U.S. House hearing on reparations, Coates blasted McConnell for his overt disapproval of slave reparations. One day earlier, the Kentucky Republican publicly shunned the idea. “I don’t think reparations for…

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The United Nations’ Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent submitted a report on Monday, Sept. 26 raising concerns about the continued racial terrorism occurring in the United States. Leading human rights lawyers from around the world comprise the panel, which reports to the international organization’s High Commissioner on Human Rights. Its findings…

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More than a dozen universities — including Brown, Harvard and the University of Virginia — have publicly recognized their ties to slavery and the slave trade. But Craig Steven Wilder and Alfred L. Brophy, two historians who have studied universities and slavery, said they knew of none that had offered preferential status in admissions to…

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Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has decided to enter the heated debate over reparations for the American slave trade and its aftereffects. At a recent campaign appearance at Tindley Temple United Methodist Church in Philadelphia, Sanders let the predominantly Black audience in on his feelings. Sanders is quoted as saying. “There’s nothing that anybody can do…

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The recent news of the Obama administration earmarking $12 million to assist Holocaust survivors in the United States has caused discussion in the Black community. Many have asked, what about those suffering below the poverty line who have survived the Black Holocaust in this nation? Black Americans are questioning Obama’s actions. We asked a few…

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Rapper Azealia Banks believes that it’s time for America to finally pay Black people slave reparations. During her latest Twitter episode, Banks was furious over the fact that other ethnicities have received money for reparations and Black people have yet to receive a dime from the U.S. Government. She said that companies such as JP…

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Ta-Nehisi Coates was recently wrote an intriguing article, “The Case for Reparations.” Published in The Atlantic, the article presents an in-depth argument on why its practical for black Americans (who are descendants of slaves) to receive reparations. Twitter users have reacted to the article. Read there comments below. You gotta read Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Atlantic essay…

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On Monday, July 18, 2011, Tea Party darling and Republican presidential nominee Michele Bachmann again attacked the Pigford Settlement while touring flooded farm land in Iowa. Named after the original plaintiff, Timothy Pigford, an African American North Carolina farmer, black farmers sued, citing decades of being denied loans and other aid by the U.S. Department…

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