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    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed legislation that would establish Juneteenth as a federal holiday.The bill, Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, now heads to the House of Representatives.2021 marks the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, the holiday that recognizes the first day of freedom for enslaved Africans in Texas and commemorates the end of slavery in the United States...
    MOMENTUM is gathering for descendants of black slaves to be paid reparations, with thousands in Detroit calling on the city to vote on the matter this fall. The efforts are being led by the Michigan Democratic Party (MDP) Black Caucus who launched a petition earlier this month to rally support for its "Yes on Fairness" initiative. 9Attorney Todd...
    Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images The 100th anniversary of white racial violence in Tulsa, Oklahoma  provided the country an opportunity to reflect. Columnist Ray Baker says political speeches honoring Tulsa or Juneteenth are self-aggrandizing. Commemorations honor the past without making amends for transgressions that benefited institutions. Baker says justice requires accountability and restitution. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories....
    Black Democrats are pushing for the party to vote on a bill to study reparations for descendants of slavery with the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre heightening the stakes. “For those of us who went to Tulsa, it became even more apparent to us how important it is to pass H.R. 40 and to do so certainly before...
    Black Democrats are pressing hard on party leaders to stage a reparations vote this month, citing the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre as impetus for Congress to launch a study into the delicate question of whether the country owes Black Americans restitution for slavery. A number of Congressional Black Caucus members had visited Tulsa, Okla., late last month,...
    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Evanston is a Chicago suburb of 75,000 people, and it's about to do something no other city has done in the country: pay reparations to some of its Black residents."Our goal here in Evanston is to repair the egregious acts against the Black community, specifically by the Evanston municipal government," said Robin Rue Simmons, a former Evanston...
    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...
    Former President Donald Trump called for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to pay $10 trillion in reparations for the COVID-19 pandemic Thursday, which he argues they “allowed.” “The initial World Health Organization Report on the Wuhan Lab was flawed and must be redone, this time by a truly transparent investigation. We were right about the China Virus from the beginning,...
    For more than three decades, Black members of Congress have introduced legislation to study the lasting harms of slavery on African Americans, and propose remedies. Year after year, the federal proposal languished. Now, California is going it alone. This month, California’s first-in-the-nation task force to study reparations met for the first time, kicking off a two-year process to study the...
    Former President Barack Obama shared during an episode of his podcast with Bruce Springsteen, “Renegades: Born in the USA,” that he believes reparations for black Americans are justified. Obama explained Monday during the second episode of the podcast that he believes reparations for black Americans is a reasonable goal, but that during his presidency a push for reparations wasn’t possible,...
                        Nashville’s Affordable Housing Task Force declared that racial equity, antiracism, and reparations are several goals for affordable housing development. These goals were outlined in Nashville Mayor John Cooper’s affordable housing report, published Wednesday. The task force wrote in the report that these goals would bolster their recommendations, leading to...
    Loading the player... A North Carolina city has committed $2.1 million toward funding reparations, an initiative it began last summer when it joined a number of U.S. cities which have voted to address their histories of racism and discrimination. The Asheville City Council approved a budget amendment on Tuesday to pull the money from city land purchased in the...
    A Black TikTok content creator has gone viral for a video arguing against reparations. The post, which has since been viewed over 100,000 times on the account @thisissavvy, depicts Savannah Edwards picking apart the idea that financial payment to the Black community is the "first step to healing" for a history of slavery and discrimination in the United States. "Reparations...
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    Donald Trump returned to the GOP political scene Saturday with a speech at the North Carolina Republican Convention, where he called on China to pay "reparations" to the U.S. for coronavirus-related damages. "All nations should work together to present China a bill for a minimum of $10 trillion to compensate for the damage," Trump said, adding that the figure was...
    Having largely avoided public appearances since departing the White House, former President Donald Trump returned to the political stage on Saturday, delivering remarks touching on subjects ranging from his extended Facebook ban to the coronavirus pandemic. Trump, who has teased a potential 2024 bid, vowed to "take back our country," predicting Republicans would hold North Carolina's open Senate seat in...
    Trolling the American leftist buzz word "reparations," former President Donald Trump demanded the world coming together in one unified voice and say "China must pay" for releasing the global coronavirus pandemic. "The time has come for America and the world to demand reparations and accountability from the Communist Party of China," Trump vehemently declared to a raucous North Carolina Republican...
    (Al Drago, Getty Images) Ex-president Donald Trump will be speaking in North Carolina on Saturday evening at the state GOP convention, and is expected to talk a lot about the last election (and maybe the one before it) as he spins up a new post-defeat rally schedule. The New York Times reported on Saturday that though Trump’s “next act” begins...
    SURVIVORS of the Tulsa race massacre are demanding the city pay reparations to survivors or descendants of survivors on the 100th anniversary of the massacre. Lawyers for the descendants are demanding the city pay $1 million each to the about 300 Black people who lost their lives during the massacre a century ago - and are pointing to a similar...
                        Live from Music Row Thursday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – guest host Christina Botteri welcomed the Independent Women’s Forum Senior Policy Analyst Patrice Onwuka to the newsmakers line...
    Loading the player... Last year, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a historic order to study the possibility of reparations for descendants of slavery. Now that the bill has been signed into law, California is the first state government to approve a formal look into reparations. California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a press conference at The Unity Council...
    Former President Donald Trump demanded Thursday China pay ten trillion dollars in reparations to the United States for coronavirus deaths and destruction, as the country spent $13 trillion battling the virus. “China should pay Ten Trillion Dollars to America, and the World, for the death and destruction they have caused!” Trump wrote. “Now everyone, even the so-called ‘enemy,’ are beginning...
    Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. Poisoning Farallones should be a nonstarter Thanks for the balanced reporting on the controversial Farallones project that proposes to aerial bomb 1.5 tons of rodenticides that are now banned in California (“Plan to poison mice provokes debate,” Page A1, June 1). It’s worthwhile to emphasize...
    TULSA, Okla. -- A Tulsa-based nonprofit announced Thursday it's gifting $100,000 to each of the three known living survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.The Justice for Greenwood Foundation announced the gifts for Hughes Van Ellis Sr., Lessie Benningfield Randle and Viola Fletcher. The three centenarians have been a focal point of much of the activities over the last week...
    The White House offered a qualified endorsement of reparations for black Americans and a study into whether they should be compensated for over 200 years of slavery on United States soil. President Joe Biden backs "a number of components" of Democratic-written H.R. 40, including the House bill's funding of a proposed reparations commission, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said...
    (CNN)Two years after the Tulsa massacre left some 300 Black people dead and a once-booming neighborhood destroyed, another White mob attacked a Black enclave in Florida. The incident, known as the Rosewood massacre, would end with at least eight casualties: six Black people and two White people. Historians say the violence erupted after a White woman claimed she was a...
    Originally Published by: Woman demands to see airports manager after alleged altercation with security Venice sees its first cruise ship since start of coronavirus pandemic Hurricanes to threaten more than 32 million U.S. homes A California task force to study reparations for Black Americans who descended from slaves held its first meeting Tuesday,...
    THE first US city to introduce slavery reparations is facing backlash from black residents who have blasted the $25,000 payments as "fake" restitution and claimed it is "not benefiting me." Evanston, Illinois, voted in March to approve the first slavery reparations system for black residents in a $400,000 program that was expected to be a blueprint for the rest of...
    A NINE member task force with a goal to teach Californians about slavery and course a possible way to secure reparations for its descendants met for its first time on Tuesday.  The inaugural meeting brought together accomplished leaders and civil rights fighters to “determine the depth of the harm, and the ways in which we are to repair that harm.”...
    It's the first of its kind in the country, and it's happening right here in California. A task force met for the very first time this week, setting up lengthy discussions about reparations for African Americans.The nine-member task force on slave reparations was sworn Tuesday, in making California the first state in the nation to study reparations for African Americans."I...
    U.S. President Joe Biden speaks at a rally during commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre on June 01, 2021 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images) Loading the player... theGrio’s White House Correspondent April Ryan asked President Joe Biden at the 100-year commemoration of the Tulsa Massacre. As shown in Ryan’s exclusive video...
    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...
    Black Lives Matter activist Bree Newsome slammed white Americans whose families allegedly stole property from black Americans and committed "atrocities" earlier in the nation's history. "Amazing how white people commit atrocities in one generation & then they just disappear from existence,” she said in a series of tweets calling for reparations. Amazing how white people commit atrocities in one generation...
    California officials have begun a process that could result in what they say would be the largest reparations program the country’s ever seen. A nine-person task force convened Tuesday to explore the feasibility of state-sponsored reparations for Black Californians. Attorney General Rob Bonta, Secretary of State Shirley Weber and members of the task force stressed the group’s “important”...
    SACRAMENTO (KPIX) — The State of California launched its first-in-the-nation task force Tuesday, examining the possibility of reparations for the history of slavery and discrimination against African-Americans. “As our country reckons with our painful legacy of racial injustice, California is again poised to lead the way,” Gov. Gavin Newsom said at the outset of the meeting. READ MORE: EDD Fraud:...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS13/AP) — A first-in-the-country task force in California to study and recommend reparations for African Americans is conducting its inaugural meeting, launching a two-year process to address the harms of slavery and systemic racism. Tuesday’s meeting of the first state reparations committee in the U.S. came as President Joe Biden commemorated the lives of hundreds of Black people killed by...
    SACRAMENTO — A historic California task force met for the first time Tuesday with the ultimate goal of recommending reparations for descendants of enslaved people and those affected by slavery. The state is beginning to consider compensation and other potential remedies after the Legislature and Gov. Gavin Newsom approved a first-of-its-kind law last year that required the study and...
    In a historic first, a new task force in California on Tuesday took a first step toward proposing reparations for Black residents in a bid to address the injustice of slavery and its lingering effects in everything from the criminal justice system to housing. The effort was created as part of a bill signed into law last year by Gov....