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  • THOSE DEMANDING REPARATIONS ARE SILENT ON TODAY'S SLAVE TRADE: tragic history of human bondage

    02/14/2019 7:10:10 PM PST · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    WND ^ | February 14, 2019 | Bill Federer
    There are more slaves today than at any time in human history, reported Benjamin Skinner, a fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. An estimated 27 million people in the world are forced to work, held through fraud, under threat of violence, for no pay beyond subsistence, in forced marriages, in sex-trafficking and prostitution. Though mostly illegal, slavery, by its different names, exists today in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Southeast Asia, Romania, Sudan, Haiti, Brazil, Latin America and even in the United States. Those most loudly demanding reparations for past slavery are...
  • Brazile: We Need ‘Some Reconciliation’ for African-Americans in U.S.; Follow South Africa Model

    02/11/2019 1:12:42 PM PST · by Red Badger · 127 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | February 10, 2019 | By Nicholas Ballasy
    WASHINGTON – CNN political analyst April Ryan, Washington bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks, said past U.S. presidents like Bill Clinton and George W. Bush refused to formally “apologize for slavery” because it would lead to some form of reparations for descendants of slaves. “In my first book, I tackled the issue of reparations as a healing, as a possible healing, asking people… from the time I started at the White House, when the race initiative happened with Bill Clinton, oh my God, everybody was saying that’s the girl who is always asking, ‘Mr. President, will you apologize for...
  • Kamala – I Want Reparations…

    02/11/2019 1:09:48 PM PST · by Red Badger · 152 replies
    www.citizenfreepress.com ^ | February 11, 2019 3:57 pm | Kane
    Sen. Kamala Harris said this morning she supports “some type of” reparations to black Americans for slavery. In an interview with the “Breakfast Club,” a radio show on New York City’s Power 105.1, host Charlamagne asked Kamala Harris about reparations. “Where do you stand on some form of reparations for black people? Here you see Mayor De Blasio saying the marijuana economy could be a form of reparations. Marianne Williamson says black people should get a hundred billion in slave reparations–like, where do you stand on it?” Harris responded: Well look, I think that we have got to address that...
  • 400th Anniversary of Forced African Migration

    02/11/2019 4:40:26 AM PST · by mabarker1 · 34 replies
    CSPAN3 on Television ^ | 02/11/20 | CSPAN3
    I’m awake early so I grab up My stuff and head out to the Living Room and fire-up the TV hoping to find some Vintage Cartoons that I know won’t won’t even be there and while scanning I find this. Never have a Road Runner and A Coyote when you need them...
  • Georgetown students may pay reparations for slavery with new student fee

    02/06/2019 6:19:00 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 102 replies
    Georgetown students may pay reparations for slavery with new student fee Jennifer Kabbany - Fix Editor •February 6, 2019 UPDATED ‘We recognize the great privileges we have been given, and wish to at least partially repay our debts’ Georgetown University students will soon vote on whether they want to tax themselves to benefit the descendants of slaves sold by the university in the 1830s. Its student government recently authorized a campuswide student referendum on whether to establish a fund for the families of the 272 men, women and children sold by Georgetown in 1838. If approved, the semesterly fee would...
  • Maxine Waters 'Probably' Will Support Bill to Study Reparations for Descendants of Slaves

    01/29/2019 11:58:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/29/2019 | BY NICHOLAS BALLASY
    WASHINGTON – Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, said she “probably” would support the effort to study reparations for descendants of slaves. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) sponsored H.R. 40, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act, following Rep. John Conyers’ (D-Mich.) resignation from Congress in 2017. The bill seeks to “address the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery in the United States and the 13 American colonies between 1619 and 1865 and to establish a commission to study and consider a national apology and proposal for reparations for...
  • Presidential candidate wants to give everyone $1,000 a month in free cash

    01/10/2019 5:11:19 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 49 replies
    Presidential candidate wants to give everyone $1,000 a month in free cash By Aris Folley - 01/10/19 07:18 PM EST Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang is vowing to pay every American citizen between the ages of 18 and 64 a $1,000 check once a month if he is elected in 2020. Yang, who is running his presidential campaign largely around the idea of universal basic income, already launched a pilot program for free cash payments known as the Freedom Dividend, CNBC reported on Wednesday. For the program, Yang selected a family in Goffstown, New Hampshire, who he says will be...
  • Congresswoman Hopes Reparations Bill is Path to ‘Repair Some of the Damage’ Caused by Slavery

    01/02/2019 5:51:25 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 104 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 12-30-2019 | By Nicholas Ballasy
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) told PJM that the federal government should conduct a study of reparations for descendants of slaves to be able to determine the best way to “repair some of the damage" that slavery has caused to the African-American community. Jackson Lee became the lead sponsor of H.R. 40, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act, after Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) resigned from Congress. The legislation seeks to “address the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery in the United States and the 13 American colonies between 1619 and 1865 and to...
  • Firing of Several Black Coaches Puts N.F.L. Hiring Under Scrutiny (NYT alert)

    12/31/2018 8:55:08 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 124 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 31, 2018 | Bill Pennington and Ken Belson
    ... Four black coaches were fired Sunday or Monday, including the Jets’ Todd Bowles, who was let go shortly after his team’s final loss Sunday. The Jets had a 14-34 record in the last three seasons under Bowles. Marvin Lewis, who had been at the helm of the Cincinnati Bengals since 2003, was fired Monday. Though he had resurrected the moribund Bengals and took them to the playoffs multiple times, he never won a playoff game and this season was Cincinnati’s third consecutive one with a losing record. Also fired Monday was Denver Broncos Coach Vance Joseph, who had presided...
  • Congresswoman Hopes Reparations Bill is Path to ‘Repair Some of the Damage’ Caused by Slavery

    12/31/2018 6:39:35 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 157 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/30/2018
    WASHINGTON – Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) told PJM that the federal government should conduct a study of reparations for descendants of slaves to be able to determine the best way to “repair some of the damage" that slavery has caused to the African-American community. Jackson Lee became the lead sponsor of H.R. 40, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act, after Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) resigned from Congress. The legislation seeks to “address the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery in the United States and the 13 American colonies between 1619 and 1865...
  • Report: US fails in funding obligation to Native Americans

    12/21/2018 3:29:10 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 20, 2018 | Felicia Fonseca
    A new report by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights finds that funding levels for Native American tribes are woefully inadequate despite the federal government’s responsibility to provide for education, public safety, health care and other services under treaties, laws and other acts. The report made public Thursday is a follow-up to a 2003 report that described the shortfalls as a quiet crisis. Funding has remained mostly flat since then, leaving tribes unable to tackle an epidemic of suicide, high dropout rates, violence against women and climate change, for example, the report said. Commission Chairwoman Catherine Lhamon said she believes...
  • Kamala Harris, Cory Booker ‘basic income’ plans likely remove work incentive, think tank says

    11/25/2018 11:51:00 PM PST · by LoicW · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/25/18 | Dom Calicchio
    Two Democrats in the U.S. Senate – both said to be eyeing the party’s 2020 presidential nomination -- recently announced so-called “basic income” plans for America’s lower-income families. A liberal publication, meanwhile, says neither plan goes far enough to aid families, and the government should instead just start “writing them checks.” But the Heritage Foundation argues that such plans tend to fail, in part because they tend to remove the incentive for work.
  • Virgil: Amazon and the Geography of Plutocracy — How the Rich and Blue Get Richer...

    11/24/2018 7:19:19 PM PST · by familyop · 19 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | November 23, 2018 | Virgil
    Moreover, as we also know, the gentrification of the cities has actually made these places more liberal and more Democratic. Yes, in a complete inversion from the past pattern, the Democrats are now the party of the rich. That’s why, in 2016, nine of the ten richest states voted for Hillary Clinton, while nine of the ten poorest states voted for Donald Trump. The enrichment of the Democrats was even more pronounced in the voting this year: In First Things, Williams College political scientist Darel E. Paul points out that of the 66 richest Congressional districts in the country, the...
  • A Day of Reparations Stops in Portland

    11/21/2018 5:55:06 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 11 replies
    PCC ^ | November 21, 2018 | Rory Elliott
    On November 13th, Portland, Oregon was visited by representatives from the Uhuru Movement including: the African People’s Socialist Party, APSP, the Uhuru Solidarity Movement, USM, and the African People’s Solidarity Committee, APSC.
  • Why I’m Not Worried About White Folk Posing A Significant Obstacle To Black Liberation.

    10/27/2018 5:51:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Thy Black Man ^ | October 24, 2018 | Dr. James Thomas Jones III
    Before saying it, I understood that the statement “I am not even worried about white folk” would shock the young brother attempting to debate me. I realized that he was doing his absolute best to engage me over significant racial matters. As I expected, my assertion caused him to suspend a point that he had been seeking to make for the past twenty minutes and fall into a deafening silence. During what I knew would be a brief pause, I interjected that “The reason that I am not even worried about white folk is that such a defensive stance contributes...
  • I’m An Immigrant, Minority Woman Going Republican Over Democrats’ Treatment Of Kavanaugh

    10/06/2018 4:24:36 PM PDT · by Twotone · 41 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 5, 2018 | Adele Scalia
    I have become a unicorn. My metamorphosis didn’t require a magic spell or potion, or even a trip to a well-reviewed plastic surgeon to add a horn to my head. All it took was Democrats’ treatment of Brett Kavanaugh over the last few weeks to turn me into that elusive creature: a minority, immigrant woman who supports Republicans. I moved to the United States from Trinidad and Tobago eight years ago when I married my husband, Christopher, former U.S. Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia’s eighth (and, in my opinion, most lovable) child. Some people might read that and think, “Well,...
  • Kudlow suggests entitlement reform is coming

    09/18/2018 11:17:23 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 56 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9-18-18 | Jacob Pramuk | @jacobpramuk
    President Donald Trump's top economic advisor has given Democrats fresh ammunition for one of their most used midterm attacks. Asked Monday if the Trump administration would address "entitlement reform," White House chief economic advisor Larry Kudlow said it will "probably" look at "larger entitlements" next year. Entitlement reform generally refers to changes or cuts to large government social programs such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid or food stamps.
  • Climate Change Is Everyone's Problem. Women Are Ready to Solve It ("Climate change" is sexist)

    09/12/2018 6:04:56 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    Fortune ^ | Sep. 12, 2018 | By Anne Finucaneand Anne Hidalgo
    Imagine a world with affordable, clean energy, sustainable cities and communities, and decent work and economic growth for all. That is the world the United Nations imagined when it defined the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development with “the desire to create a future where there is no poverty, the planet is protected, and all the people enjoy peace and prosperity.” But the reality is, that world can’t exist without the equal participation, and leadership, of women—as business and political leaders, investors, and contributors to the global economy.
  • German gov’t to be sued over Auschwitz medical experiments: report

    09/07/2018 9:23:33 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies
    Radio Poland ^ | Sep 7, 2018
    The first Polish private claim against the German government for compensation over medical experiments at the Auschwitz death camp was to be lodged on Friday with a district court in Warsaw, according to a report. The claim "will be submitted by the family of a prisoner" who was held at the Nazi German-run camp, lawyer Stefan Hambura, who represents Polish citizens in disputes with German institutions, told reporters. Public broadcaster Polish Radio cited Hambura as saying he hoped there would be more such suits. More than 1.1 million people perished at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp during World War II, mostly...
  • To reduce urban violence, let's consider the real causes — not guns, police or 'low' taxes

    08/18/2018 9:25:19 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08 18 2018 | CHRIS TALGO,
    To solve a problem, one must first diagnose its cause. This rings true in all walks of life. Yet this fundamental principle seems to be ignored when the problems of inner-city crime and poverty are considered. For decades, urban areas have been rife with pain and suffering due to violence. Chicago, Illinois is a prime example of this modern American tragedy. The city’s murder rate is among the highest in the nation. Shootings, drug-dealing, car-jacking, gang activity, and other categories of crime are at epidemic levels. Almost the entire conversation about criminal activity and violence in the city, as well...