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Reparations Hearing | The Anointed Opening Statement of Ta-Nehisi Coates

God Is In This Ta-Nehisi Coates words were like King David’s slingshot against Goliath… Author Ta-Nehisi Coates told lawmakers at a House committee hearing that the debate over reparations is “a dilemma of inheritance.” Coates called out Senate Majority Leader … Continue reading

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United Nations Panel | U.S. owes black people reparations for a history of ‘racial terrorism’

The history of slavery in the United States justifies reparations for African Americans, argues a recent report by a U.N.-affiliated group based in Geneva. This conclusion was part of a study by the United Nations’ Working Group of Experts on … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread: The Opening of the National Museum of African-American History

This past Saturday was the opening of the new National Museum of African-American History. Whenever I get back to Washington, DC, I am going to spend at least 2 days at this museum. It looks magnificent. It was a glorious … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Blacks Have Consistently Lived Under Systemic Oppression

During Thursday’s Congressional Black Caucus panel discussion addressing reshaping the criminal justice system and the role activists play in the movement to address issues affecting African-Americans, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) spoke about the oppression Blacks have faced throughout the history … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread |Brazen in your face segregation at Trump Rally

OMG! Sweet Jesus! I can’t believe what I just saw. Black woman with tickets denied entry. White guy admitted he was a protester allowed in. We’ve witnessed overt racism from Donald Trump, his supporters yelling…”go back to Africa”. The hate … Continue reading

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Haley Barbour: Romancing Jim Crow

WASHINGTON — After facing intense criticism Monday over his comments about civil rights and the White Citizens Council, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) has released a follow-up statement condemning the segregationist group. When asked why my hometown in Mississippi did … Continue reading

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Civil Rights Tribute: I Have A Dream…

 The Greatest Demonstration For Freedom In The History Of Our Nation… From Wikipedia The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (or “The Great March on Washington,” as styled in a sound recording released after the even)[1][2] was a large … Continue reading

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