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The Way West: Reparations Task Force Looks at Black Migration to California
October 14, 2021
During its third meeting, California’s Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans looked at reasons formerly enslaved Black people migrated to the Golden State -- and detailed setbacks they faced after arriving. During the period historians dub the “Great Migration”– which lasted from the early 1900s through the 1970s – approximately six million Black Americans relocated from Deep South states to Northern, Midwestern, Eastern and Western states. Significant numbers ended up in California, escaping Jim Crow laws and racial violence and seeking economic opportunity. ... read more »
WATCH: Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks on signing Bruce’s Beach bill, returning stolen land back to Black family
October 2, 2021
The story behind Bruce’s Beach tells a narrative of Black-ownership in America. Original property owners Charles and Willa Bruce had their land seized by the City of Manhattan Beach, California. The local government managed the rights to the land for almost 100 years. However, on Thursday, September 30, 2021 the authority of Bruce’s Beach has been given back to the descendants of the original landowners. The waves from the pacific ocean pulled onto the sandy shores owned by Willa and Charles Bruce. In 1912, they were the first Black landowners in Manhattan Beach, the Bruce’s became a family that owned multiple beach plots. - Read more about Bruce's Beach on https://lasentinel.net/bruces-beach-property-returned-to-family.html ... read more / watch video »
Stolen Bruce’s Beach Property Returned to Black Family
October 1, 2021
The story behind Bruce’s Beach tells a narrative of Black-ownership in America. Original property owners Charles and Willa Bruce had their land seized by the City of Manhattan Beach, California. The local government managed the rights to the land for almost 100 years.   ... read more »
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Commentary: Together, We Should Seek Justice for the Tulsa Massacre 100 Years Later
June 3, 2021
May 31-June 1, 2021, marks the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, one of the deadliest acts of racial violence in American history. ... read more »
Bruce’s Beach Bill Clears Another Hurdle, Heads to Senate Floor
May 20, 2021
Today, SB 796, a bill championed by Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn which would allow Los Angeles County to return the Bruce’s Beach property to the descendants of Willa and Charles Bruce, cleared another legislative hurdle in Sacramento. ... read more »
More US churches are committing to racism-linked reparations
December 13, 2020
The Episcopal Diocese of Texas acknowledges that its first bishop in 1859 was a slaveholder. An Episcopal church in New York City erects a plaque noting the building’s creation in 1810 was made possible by wealth resulting from slavery. ... read more »
Assessing the Million Man March:
October 22, 2020
Lessons Learned from the Mission Statement ... read more »
Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Receives NNPA 2020 National Leadership Award
September 17, 2020
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) has introduced several bills, including the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Reauthorization and Bullying Prevention and Intervention Act, H.R. 71, the Federal Prison Bureau Nonviolent Offender Relief Act of 2015, and H.R. 4660, an Amendment to the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2015 affirming the authority of the Attorney General to reduce prison overcrowding by developing and implementing lawful policies relating to requests for executive clemency from deserving petitioners. ... read more »
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Breaking Down the 2020 Agenda Lead by the California Legislative Black Caucus
June 11, 2020
The California Legislative Black Caucus has a mission to "address legislative concerns of African Americans and other citizens of color." The CLBC has released their 2020 Legislative Agenda and there are two noted categories: Priority and Supported Bills. They cover economics, education, and social justice. Here is a summary of measurements proposed this year. ... read more »
Fed Up
June 4, 2020
When I saw the National Guard line the streets of Downtown LA, it stirred up a lot of emotions for me as a Black Angeleno. Having lived through the 65’ Watts Rebellion, the LA Uprising in 92’ and now the unrest we are witnessing after the public murder of George Floyd - I know that this fight is not new for us; it cuts across generations and is a sustained outcry for Black humanity to be seen, valued, and respected. ... read more »
Success On The Way, Ask Dr. Jeanette: Reparation-Restitution
March 12, 2020
Success On “The Way”... Ask Dr. Jeanette Parker™ ... read more »
New Jersey Seminary to Pay $27 Million in Reparations for Ties to Slavery
November 7, 2019
"The Seminary's ties to slavery are a part of our story," Barnes stated. "It is important to acknowledge that our founders were entangled with slavery and could not envision a fully integrated society. We did not want to shy away from the uncomfortable part of our history and the difficult conversations that revealing the truth would produce." ... read more »
Juneteenth Reparations Hearing on H.R. 40 Puts Reparations Debate in National Spotlight
June 27, 2019
“These are the vestiges of enslavement that people don’t want to deal with,” said Dr. Julianne Malveaux, the former President of Bennett College. ... read more »
Danny Glover to Testify at House Slavery Reparations Hearing
June 14, 2019
WASHINGTON (AP) — The topic of reparations for slavery is headed to Capitol Hill for its first hearing in more than a decade with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and actor Danny Glover set to testify before a House panel. ... read more »
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