What Canada and South Africa can teach the U.S. about slavery reparations | The Conversation

Bonny Ibhawoh, The Conversation Author Ta-Nehisi Coates, left, and actor Danny Glover, right, testify about reparation for the descendants of slaves during a hearing before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Capitol Hill on June 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). Featured Image America’s failure to understand, acknowledge and resolve the continuing catastrophe of slavery is […]

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Their Family Bought Land One Generation After Slavery. The Reels Brothers Spent Eight Years in Jail for Refusing to Leave It. | ProPublica

Lizzie Presser, ProPublica Photography by Wayne Lawrence. Featured Image TheN THE SPRING OF 2011, the brothers Melvin Davis and Licurtis Reels were the talk of Carteret County, on the central coast of North Carolina. Some people said that the brothers were righteous; others thought that they had lost their minds. That March, Melvin and Licurtis […]

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The Truth Behind ’40 Acres and a Mule’ | PBS

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., PBS IMAGE: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. Featured Image We’ve all heard the story of the “40 acres and a mule” promise to former slaves. It’s a staple of black history lessons, and it’s the name of Spike Lee’s film company. The promise was the first systematic attempt to provide a form of […]

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Why reparations to African-Americans are necessary – and how to start now | The Conversation

Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann, Garden & Gun Five generations on Smith’s Plantation Beaufort at South Carolina in 1862. Timothy H. O’Sullivan/Library of Congress. Featured Image In a 2016 poll, 58 per cent of African-Americans said they believed that the United States should pay financial reparations to African-Americans who are descendants of slaves. Only 15 per cent […]

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Kem and Maze deliver fond and fitting farewell concert for Tom Joyner | The St. Louis American

Kenya Vaughn Of The St. Louis American, The St. Louis American Urban radio pioneer and syndicated morning show personality Tom Joyner sent shockwaves across the airwaves two years ago when he announced that he would be stepping down from his long-running syndicated morning show. “I’m putting in my two-year notice,” Joyner said on the show. […]

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‘A godsend’: Sorority donates 17,000 meals for disaster relief after ending New Orleans convention early | The Washington Post

Morgan Krakow, The Washington Post Latiya White, left, Gina Murray and Gina Holmes, members of Delta Sigma Theta from Atlantic City, N.J., stand in the French Quarter, which was nearly empty as the city braced for Tropical Storm Barry on Saturday in New Orleans, where the sorority was holding its national convention. (Scott Olson/Getty Images). […]

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Two African American High School Boys Make History at Harvard Debate | Black Enterprise

Samara Lynn, Black Enterprise DJ Roman and Keith Harris. Featured Image Two African American Atlanta-area high school students led their debate team to its second consecutive win at Harvard University’s annual international debate tournament—making history after achieving an unprecedented, undefeated record, according to a press release on the matter. Seniors DJ Roman of North Atlanta […]

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Could black philanthropy help solve the black student debt crisis? | The Conversation

Mako Fitts Ward, The Conversation Left to Right: Jay-Z, Robert F. Smith and LeBron James. Featured Image When billionaire Robert E. Smith decided to pay off the student loans of the graduating class of 2019 at Morehouse College, he suggested that others follow his lead. “Let’s make sure every class has the same opportunity going […]

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27 More Graves May Have Been Found at a Notorious Florida Boys School | The New York Times

John Eligon, The New York Times An unidentified funeral at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Fla. Researchers have identified three sets of remains found in unmarked graves at the school, Sept. 26, 2014. (University of South Florida). Featured Image More than two dozen additional unmarked graves may have been discovered on […]

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