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THE CASE FOR REPARATIONS

Daytona Times, Saturday, August 24, 2019
ACLU, NAACP ENLIGHTEN RESIDENTS ON ECONOMIC JUSTICE AND THE WEALTH GAP.   The reparations discussion is a hot topic in the country.   By definition, it simply means the making of amends for a wrong by paying money to or otherwise helping those who have been wrong. The... Read More »

ADOS Town Hall calls for multi-trillion-dollar reparations program and a new agenda for Black America

Los Angeles Sentinel, Friday, August 23, 2019
After decades of relentless political indifference, reparations for slavery have finally arrived at the forefront of national American politics. Practically every 2020 Democratic presidential candidate has embraced the concept to some degree. Many of them attended Al Sharpton’s National Action... Read More »

Reparations for Slavery

CQ Researcher, Friday, August 23, 2019
Introduction A majority of African Americans believes the United States should make amends for the intergenerational harm caused by slavery and post-Civil War segregation, with some calling for cash payments to descendants of slaves and others favoring programs to help poor communities narrow... Read More »

Reparations expert says it’s time to stop the tired narrative that Black people can’t manage money

theGrio, Thursday, August 22, 2019
Conversations about reparations aren’t going away anytime soon. As people debate the merits of whether Black descendants of American slavery are entitled to special payment or support to offset the destructive socioeconomic impact of racism, there are many myths that still need to be... Read More »

Duke study finds differences in diabetes and obesity rates within black churches

The News and Observer, Wednesday, August 21, 2019
There are correlations between religion, diabetes and obesity within African-American churches, according to a new Duke University study. The study published last month in the Journal of Religion and Health cites two main findings: ▪ Black Americans identifying as Baptist are... Read More »

AAP Names Racism As Critical Child Health Issue, Asks Pediatricians To Step Up. What Can Educators Do?

School Library Journal, Wednesday, August 21, 2019
As the 2019–20 school year began, children across the country were processing another mass shooting, this one with a killer posting a racist manifesto online then targeting Mexicans in El Paso, TX. The attack near the southern border came as U.S. government policies continue to target migrants of... Read More »

Who to know at Duke: Administrators, students, staff and more

Duke Chronicle, Tuesday, August 20, 2019
    If you’re just arriving on Duke’s campus, the thousands of new faces you see may be a bit intimidating. But The Chronicle is here to help—here are some of the University’s most prominent administrators, staff, students and animals to keep your eye out for as you get adjusted to... Read More »

1619: The Enduring Legacy of Slavery in the United States

WNYC Studios, Tuesday, August 20, 2019
  Some of the 28 men acquitted in the lynching of Willie Earle, a black man, celebrate in the court room at Greenville, S.C., following the jury's verdict, May 21, 1947.  1619: The Truth About 400 Years of Slavery Four hundred years ago this month, the first group of enslaved... Read More »

‘The Color of Wealth in Miami’ Is Black and White

Latino Rebels, Tuesday, August 20, 2019
From our nation’s founding, state and federal laws have either stacked the deck for or against Americans of diverse racial and ethnic origin. In their new report, “The Color of Wealth in Miami,” Alan A. Aja, Gretchen Beesing, Daniel Bustillo, Danielle Clealand, William Darity, Jr., Darrick Hamilton... Read More »

Column: Trickle-down theory is a monstrous lie intended to justify the rich getting richer

Los Angeles Times, Tuesday, August 20, 2019
One of the biggest lies foisted on the American people is that as rich people get richer, we all benefit — the so-called trickle-down theory. For decades, working families have been told not to worry about the growing wealth gap between the nation’s haves and have-nots. A rising tide lifts all... Read More »

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