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The $653,000 Solution

By The SoulBrother What would do $653,061? Be debt-free? Buy a house? Buy Momma and Daddy a house? No. They are getting their own $653,061 check. Set up a college fund for your children? Take a moment to think of … Continue reading

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Chicago Just Became the First U.S. City to Pay Reparations to Victims of Police Torture

By Araz Hachadourian In 2005 Standish Willis, a lawyer from Chicago, was home with a broken ankle. He was working on the case of a man who claimed that, years ago, he had been tortured by police. On the radio … Continue reading

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Chicago Is About to Offer the Nation’s First Reparations Program for Victims of Police Violence

By Zach Stafford On November 2, 1983, Darrell Cannon found himself in the Chicago Police Department’s Area 2 headquarters with a shotgun barrel stuck in his mouth as a white officer yelled, “Blow that nigger’s head off!” The officer pulled … Continue reading

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What a Slave-Reparations Claim Has to Do With Harvard Law School

By Henry Louis Gates and Julie Wolf Who was the first person to ask for reparations for slavery? In America the concept of reparations for slavery is generally thought to have originated during the Civil War era, with the failed … Continue reading

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Caribbean nations seeking compensation for slavery

By Ralph Gonsalves Leaders of more than a dozen Caribbean countries are launching a united effort to seek compensation from three European nations for what they say is the lingering legacy of the Atlantic slave trade. The Caribbean Community, a … Continue reading

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Earth to Rush Limbaugh: Barack Obama is no Black Panther

Thank You Dr. Watkins! Excellent article. If you have read the posts earlier today on the site, Rush Limbaugh again spewed divisive propaganda on the radio. I voiced my displeasure and inaccuracy of his statement and in this article Dr. … Continue reading

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A Victory for Native Americans?

Is America coming around to attempting to make amends to it indigenous peoples? We all know that Native Americans in many respects have been marginalized to such a degree that even now in 2010 they have some of the highest … Continue reading

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Reparations

I find it interesting that the BBC, not the mainstream US press and media reported on a potentially historic case in the Federal Court of the United States at the beginning of the year. Several multi-national corporations (among the corporations … Continue reading

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