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Slavery reparations could carry a $17 trillion price tag

Yahoo, Friday, June 28, 2019
A new bill would calculate potential costs of reparations — and by Yahoo Finance estimates, these could reach as high as $17.1 trillion. Last week, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties held the first hearing in a decade on H.R. 40, the ... Read More »

'The Bold Solution We Need': Over 100 Academics Endorse Sanders Student Debt Cancellation and Tuition-Free College Plan

Common Dreams, Friday, June 28, 2019
More than 100 academics endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders's tuition-free college and debt cancellation proposal on Wednesday, hailing the plan as the kind of ambitious solution that is needed to tackle soaring higher education costs and provide relief to the millions of Americans drowning in student... Read More »

Over 100 Academics Endorse Sanders’s Student Debt Cancellation Plan

American Prospect, Thursday, June 27, 2019
Bernie Sanders’s proposal to cancel all outstanding student debt in the United States, roughly $1.6 trillion, received an enthusiastic reception online, but a few education policy experts and even left economistswere more lukewarm. They say that Sanders’s failure to... Read More »

Charlotte Talks: NC Reparations Expert 'More Optimistic Than Ever' As 2020 Hopefuls Embrace Idea

WFAE, Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Reparations for African-Americans has been discussed for many years, but it has taken on a new level of prominence, from Congress to the 2020 presidential race. Duke University's William Darity, one of the country's leading experts on the matter, shares his thoughts. The U.S. House last week... Read More »

Revisiting Reparations For African Americans

Crisis Magazine, Wednesday, June 26, 2019
At a little after 9 a.m. last Wednesday, June 19, the day the nation celebrates Juneteenth, which commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States and African American freedom, DC-resident Anise Jenkins was standing in a slow-moving line along with hundreds of others outside Room 2141... Read More »

Tiny casualties: Closing the black-white infant mortality gap

Macomb Daily, Monday, June 24, 2019
Macomb County possesses a wealth of assets but its black infant mortality rate has been relative to that of a poor community in Romania. "The persistent racial disparity in which women of color experience two times the risk of an infant death compared to white mothers is unacceptable," said... Read More »

Tiny casualties: What infant mortality means in Oakland County

The Oakland Press, Sunday, June 23, 2019
Roughly 16 of every 1,000 black infants born in Pontiac won’t live to see their first birthday. It’s a striking statistic, but not an uncommon one, as researchers and public health officials have grappled for decades with disproportionate infant mortality rates between communities of color and... Read More »

ADOS GOES TO WASHINGTON! ACTIVISTS AND NEW MEDIA INFLUENCERS FORCE REPARATIONS BACK INTO THE SPOTLIGHT

Electronic Urban Report, Saturday, June 22, 2019
*After a thirty year hiatus, on Capitol Hill, the Congressional Black Caucus, headed by Sheila Jackson Lee, held monumental and historic hearings earlier this week on reparations and the possible passing of the HR 40 bill that has stalled in congress for decades.  ADOS/... Read More »

As House Takes Up Reparations Bill, How Should the U.S. Pay Its Debts to the Enslaved?

KQED, Friday, June 21, 2019
A House panel heard testimony Wednesday on legislation to study proposals for reparations for descendants of enslaved Americans. Supporters of H.R. 40, which was first introduced more than 30 years ago by former Congressman John Conyers, called reparations a moral and economic imperative. The... Read More »

US House Holds Raucous Hearing Into Slavery Reparations

WUNC, Thursday, June 20, 2019
House Judiciary Committee heard testimony about government reparations for African Americans. For the first time in more than a decade the House held a hearing related to reparations legislation, which was first introduced 30 years ago. Nearly 60 House Democrats have voiced their... Read More »

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