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Beto O'Rourke Says His And His Wife's Ancestors Were Slave Owners
The Democratic presidential candidate made the disclosure shortly before a report by The Guardian was published detailing his family's slave-owning history.
Mitch McConnell Deflects Attention From Slave-Owning Ancestors By Pointing To Obama's
The Senate majority leader responded to a question about ancestors who owned slaves by saying, "I find myself in the same position as President Obama."
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Bill O’Reilly Drops Accidental Truth Bomb On America's History Of ‘Racist White Men’
The former Fox News host's attempt to mock the "radical left" doesn't go as planned.
Ta-Nehisi Coates Calls Out Mitch McConnell At House Hearing On Slavery Reparations
Coates' 2014 Atlantic essay "The Case for Reparations" is largely credited with bringing discussion of reparations back into the national spotlight.
Ta-Nehisi Coates Rebuts McConnell’s Rejection Of Reparations
Ta-Nehisi Coates testified before Congress in support of reparations for slavery.
Forgotten Farmers: African-American Land Loss
Although slave labor created the economic basis of U.S. agriculture, the long-term effects of racism and systemic discrimination from U.S. Department of Agriculture programs continue to sideline African American farmers from land ownership.
Georgetown University Students Call For Reparations
Georgetown University students voted in favor of funding reparations to the descendants of slaves in the form of a student fee.
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Democrats Are Warming To The Idea Of Reparations
The evolution is part of a larger shift in American attitudes toward race in the past five years.
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Senator Cory Booker Announces He'll Offer Bill To Study Potential Reparations
The measure would create a commission to review proposals on the matter.
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Beto O'Rourke Says He Would Sign Legislation To Study Reparations
Rev. Al Sharpton asked the Democratic presidential candidate on Wednesday whether he would support such legislation.
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Julian Castro Calls Out Bernie Sanders Over Reparations Skepticism
"Why wouldn’t you compensate people who actually were property?” the former HUD secretary asked of his fellow 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful.
Reparations Require Identifying Slavery's Victims First
Writer covering global health & social justice
Originally published on Ozy Georgetown University recently acknowledged its historical role in slavery, offering preferential
No Forty Acres, No Mule
Eric J. Cooper
Founder and President, National Urban Alliance for Effective E...
Having made that investigation, the "valuator" would turn down the loan application. Nor did they receive federally guaranteed
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Slavery Reparations Sought In First Black Lives Matter Agenda
This is the first time these black-led organizations linked to the decentralized Black Lives Matter movement have banded together to write a comprehensive foundational policy platform.
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ARTS & CULTURE
Artist's Website Invites Privileged Individuals To Make 'Reparations' To People Of Color
There is something you can do.
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New Website Allows White People To Offer 'Reparations' Directly To People Of Color
One Louisiana native just wanted some books. A mother from Oklahoma simply wanted some help to buy a new laptop battery.
'People's Tribunal' Launched In Haiti To Commemorate 101 Years Of U.S. Occupation
Anthropologist, NGO studies professor, Haiti solidarity activist
Especially in this volatile electoral season - in Haiti as in the U.S. - it is easy to lose sight of history and structural causes of today's social ills. The People's Tribunal allows for an imagination and articulation of solutions.
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An Open Apology To All African Americans
Motivational speaker and author, TV presenter, Reiki master, m...
Atonement. The word originally meant “at-one-ment” or being “at one” or in harmony with someone. This important act of making
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Don't Let Muhammad Ali's Story Get Whitewashed
History says we'll try and forget the boxing legend's radicalism. We shouldn't.
Race Delusion: Lies That Divide Us
Robert J. Benz
A People's Proponent
The idea that races are invented will probably sound crazy to a lot of people. They'll think of it as a silly idea that only
Migration as Reparations
Professor, Vassar College. Author.
The roots of this deportation regime must be eradicated and replaced. But this will not occur by asking the federal government to be more "humanitarian" in carrying out its regime of immigrant and territorial exclusion.
The Resurgence of New Afrikan Identity
Johnny L. Ricks
Proud Product of Public Education and the Hard Knocks of Life
I argue that Akwamu is right. It is inappropriate to refer to black people in the U.S. as African-American. Now, let's discuss
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