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    THE City Council of Asheville will dedicate $2.1million to fund reparations as an effort at undoing the legacy of racism and slavery in the area. The proposal was approved as part of a budget agreement passed on Tuesday in addition to making June 19 or Juneteenth, the official date marking the end of slavery in the U.S., a paid holiday...
    THE City Council of Asheville will dedicate $2.1million to fund reparations as an effort at undoing the legacy of racism and slavery in the area. The proposal was approved as part of a budget agreement passed on Tuesday in addition to making June 19 or Juneteenth, the official date marking the end of slavery in the U.S., a paid holiday...
    A task force focusing on reparations for black Americans met for the first time Tuesday in California, where participants discussed possible compensation for those who are descendants of slaves, The Associated Press (AP) reported Wednesday. The task force, composed of nine members, was established after Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill in early May that was authored by Democratic...
                      by Ben Zeisloft  Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed a bill requiring several universities to start programs benefiting descendants of slave laborers. The “Enslaved Ancestors College Access Scholarship and Memorial Program” was established “for the purpose of reckoning with the history of the Commonwealth” and “acknowledging that the foundational success of...
    Over the course of more than a century, thousands of people in California have been forcibly, coercively, or involuntarily sterilized.A bill seeking reparations for California survivors of forced or involuntary sterilizations took one step further this week than it has in previous iterations, working its way through the Assembly Appropriations Committee."I was 24 years old when I had discovered that...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-Illinois) held a virtual town hall meeting on Saturday to discuss reparations. Several elected officials, community leaders, and residents expressed their support for a bill which is awaiting a vote in Congress. READ MORE: 3 Men Injured In River North Parking Garage Shooting, One Identified In Video As Rapper Lil Reese; Officers Gun...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky — During last summer’s reckoning over racial injustice, decades-long debates about whether to offer reparations to the descendants of slaves in the US finally seemed to be gaining momentum. State lawmakers in California, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Oregon — where Democrats control the legislatures — introduced or hoped to revive proposals to study the possibility. It...
    FORMER Housing Secretary Ben Carson weighed in on reparations that aim to help low-income families and called them “un-American.” Carson thinks that reparations essentially meant to end poverty will lead to racism instead of achieving racial equity, he wrote in an op-ed published in The Washington Post on Sunday.  4Evanston is the first US city to offer reparation money to...
    Ben Carson argued in a new op-ed that the push for racial equity - using tools like reparations and 'anti-poverty' stipends - can lead to more racism and is 'un-American.'   'Proponents of equity see no problem with treating groups of people differently based solely on race, as long as it serves their agenda,' Carson wrote Sunday in The Washington Post....
    Reparations advocates notched a historic victory this week when a House committee approved, for the first time, legislation to study whether Black Americans should receive restitution for slavery. Now those lawmakers want a vote on the floor. But while Democratic leaders in the last Congress had promised quick action on the reparations bill if it passed through the House Judiciary...
    President Biden is “committed” to the concept of setting up a commission to examine issuing reparations to black Americans for slavery, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) said this week. On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee approved Jackson Lee’s measure that would set up a commission to study issuing reparations for slavery, titled H.R. 40, otherwise known as the Commission to Study...
    Jack Davis, The Western Journal April 15, 2021 0 Comments A Democrat-dominated House panel on Wednesday moved reparations for slavery one step closer to reality by approving a bill that would form a commission to decide how much and in what form black Americans should be compensated for slavery. The House Judiciary Committee voted 25-17 Wednesday to advance the...
    WASHINGTON -- A House panel advanced a decades-long effort to pay reparations to the descendants of slaves by approving legislation Wednesday that would create a commission to study the issue.It's the first time the House Judiciary Committee has acted on the legislation. Still, prospects for final passage remain poor in such a closely divided Congress. The vote to advance the...
    The House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday in favor of a bill that would establish a commission reviewing racial disparities and helping mend the lingering effects of slavery. The H.R. 40 bill, which was first introduced in 1989, now moves to a full House vote, having passed the Judiciary Committee with a 25-17 vote, NPR reported. If approved, the bill would...
    The U.S. House Judiciary Committee approved a bill Wednesday that would create a commission to study reparations for black Americans for slavery. The vote was along party lines, 25 Democrats voting yes and 17 Republicans voting against. The bill has been designated as H.R. 40, in reference to the “40 acres and a mule” once promised to freed slaves in...
    Loading the player... A panel in the House of Representatives has passed legislation to create a federal commission to study the issue of reparations. The historic move marks the first time that the House Judiciary Committee has acted on the decades-long effort. Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (above) spearheaded the bill, which would create a commission that would examine slavery...
    Washington (CNN)A House committee on Wednesday advanced a bill that would create a commission to study reparations for descendants of enslaved Americans, a major achievement for advocates of reparations as it marks the first time this bill would have a full House vote on the floor. The House Judiciary Committee late Wednesday night approved H.R. 40 by a vote of...
    Washington — A House panel advanced a decades-long effort to pay reparations to the descendants of slaves by approving legislation Wednesday that would create a commission to study the issue. It's the first time the House Judiciary Committee has acted on the legislation. Still, prospects for final passage remain poor in such a closely divided Congress. The vote to advance...
    The House Judiciary Committee will vote Wednesday on establishing a commission on reparations — potentially granting perks to people eight generations removed from slavery.  The measure is expected to pass with Democratic support following a meeting this week between the Congressional Black Caucus and President Biden. The Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act — first introduced by...
    The House Judiciary Committee voted 25 to 17 Wednesday night to approve H.R. 40, which would establish a body to review racial disparities and form a "national apology" to the Black community.  The committee's vote pushes forward legislation that would allocate $20 million to create a 15-person commission to study the effects slavery and Jim Crow era laws have had on Blacks. The body would then recommend...
    The movement to make the United States pay reparations to black descendants of slaves was given its most significant backing to date on Wednesday, as the House Judiciary Committee approved a proposal to begin studying the issue. The Committee's vote does not mean reparations are likely any time soon: their support for a new commission to investigate does not mean legislation...
    THE HOUSE Judiciary Committee has backed a slavery reparations commission that would award trillions of dollars to Black Americans. The committee voted 25 to 17 on Wednesday to advance a bill that would create a commission to study reparations for Black Americans who are descendants of slaves. 1Representatives Joyce Beatty and Sheila Jackson Lee talk after the Committee vote to...
    A House committee late Wednesday took an unprecedented step to advance legislation to examine whether the federal government should provide slavery reparations to African Americans. Democrats, who control the majority, passed the bill without any GOP support after engaging in partisan bickering of who was responsible for slavery. The bill, H.R. 40, is named after the unkept promise to...
    Legislation that would create a federal exploratory commission on reparations for Black Americans was approved Wednesday by a House committee for the first time, setting up a vote by the full Congress if Democratic leaders choose to bring it to the House floor. It was a day of many firsts for the longstanding bill known as H.R. 40, as it...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A House panel is expected to advance a decadeslong effort to pay reparations to the descendants of slaves with a vote Wednesday on legislation that would create a commission to study the issue. It’s the first time the House Judiciary Committee has acted on the legislation. Still, prospects for final passage remain poor in such a closely...
    (Photo: Getty Images) Members of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee take another historic step closer to considering the legacy bill, H.R. 40, on the House floor. On Wednesday, the committee is set to vote on the legislation that, if passed, would establish the first commission to study a case for reparations to descendants of American slavery.  As lawmakers consider...
    The House Judiciary Committee is set to vote Wednesday on the reparations bill, H.R. 40, which aims to establish a 13-person commission to study whether the descendants of slaves should receive compensation from the U.S. government.  An estimated 40 million black Americans could receive some sort of payment to the tune of trillions of dollars.  The move comes a day after...
    Washington — Two House committees will take up measures long championed by progressives on Wednesday, signaling that congressional Democrats are willing to move forward with their priorities despite narrow majorities in the House and Senate. One panel will vote on advancing a bill to admit Washington, D.C., as a state, while the other will take up a measure that would...
    A House committee this week will take an unprecedented vote to create a commission to study providing federal reparations to the descendants of black slaves. House Democrats say they have the political momentum to advance H.R. 40, an act to create a commission to study and develop reparation proposals for black people. "The historic markup of H.R. 40 is intended...
    A U.S. House of Representatives committee is due to consider Wednesday a bill to create a commission to study the history of slavery in the United States and recommend “appropriate remedies.” Lawmakers have for decades introduced legislation to examine slavery as well as discrimination against the descendants of Africans who were forcefully brought to the U.S. and subjected to slavery. The bill due to be considered looks at slavery...
    A BILL that could potentially pave the way for $12trillion worth of reparations being paid to descendants of slaves is to be debated by Congress. More than 30 years after it was first tabled, a bill to study making the payments will be considered by the House of Representatives on Wednesday. 3House Rep Jerrold Nadler has said the Judiciary Committee...
    The House took a step forward on a slavery reparations bill Friday by scheduling it for debate and a vote in the Judiciary Committee.  The bill would set up a commission to study reparations. If voted out of committee, the matter would come up on the House floor for the first time since 1989. The late Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich.,...
    Loading the player... The campaign for reparations for Black Americans is gaining momentum as a congressional committee prepares to consider sending a proposal on the topic to the House floor for a vote. The House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to mark up and on Wednesday vote on the bill, House Resolution 40. The measure would launch a commission to...
    After more than three decades, a bill that could lead to slavery reparations proposals appears set for a major step forward. The House Judiciary Committee plans to mark up the bill and vote on it Wednesday. If the legislation is reported out of committee, it would set up the first floor vote on the measure since its introduction in...
    Fox News’ Tucker Carlson said Friday that President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure bill is a package for the Green New Deal and reparations. “It’s a green energy, green new deal bill, it’s a reparations bill,” Carlson said on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.” Biden introduced the $2 trillion package, titled the American Jobs Plan, on Wednesday in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which...
    Fox News contributor Leo Terrell lashed out at Democrats during a Monday evening appearance on “Hannity.” Terrell argued that the funding included in the latest coronavirus relief package was racist because it was targeted toward black farmers, saying Democrats had “turned racism upside down.” (RELATED: ‘That Is A Lie!’: Leo Terrell Blasts Teachers Union President For Saying Reopening Schools Promotes...
    It’s racial reparations by the back door. Hidden inside President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill is a special program that will dole out race-based cash to black farmers, says GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). “In this bill, if you’re a farmer, your loan will be forgiven up to 120 percent … if you’re African American, some other...
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    White farmers have voiced their frustration after President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID relief package this week awarded $5billion to minority farmers while not offering them the same aid. The Emergency Relief for Farmers of Color Act was introduced to the relief package by Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock in early February to provide immediate financial relief to black, indigenous, and...
    (CNN)House Majority Whip James Clyburn on Wednesday blasted Sen. Lindsey Graham over his comments that aid to Black farmers in the Covid-19 relief bill are "reparations" and called for his fellow South Carolinian to get back in touch with Christianity."Lindsey Graham is from South Carolina. He knows South Carolina's history. He knows what the state of South Carolina and this...
    Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said on this week’s broadcast of FNC’s “Sunday Morning Futures” that the coronavirus stimulus package that Democrats are pushing through Congress included “reparations” for black farmers. Graham said, “[W]hat a difference a year makes Maria. March of 2020, we passed a $1.9 trillion bill, the same amount of money, 96-0, because we understood the need to fight COVID....
    Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGraham: Trump can make GOP bigger, stronger, or he 'could destroy it' Sunday shows preview: Manchin makes the rounds after pivotal role in coronavirus relief debate Georgia DA investigating Trump taps racketeering expert for probe: report MORE (R-S.C.) on Tuesday sharply criticized a planned $5 billion fund for debt repayment targeting disadvantaged farmers in the COVID-19 stimulus...
    EVANSTON, Ill. (CBS) — The Evanston City Council is set to vote Monday on a bill to give reparations to Black residents. Under the proposal, eligible Black residents of the north suburban city will receive up to $25,000 to use toward housing. READ MORE: COVID In Chicago: Glitches Cause Concerns for Those Who Have Signed Up For COVID-19 Vaccine At...
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