The fight for reparations begins where slavery took place — on farms

A federal judge has sided with conservative organizations and white farmers suing to stop Black farmers from getting $4 billion in federal loan forgiveness.  Here’s why that’s crazy. Black farmers lost 90 percent of their land over the last century, and it happened due to systemic racism that was enabled and sometimes carried out by…

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Paying Breonna Taylor’s family is not justice

I’m glad the city of Louisville agreed to pay Breonna Taylor’s family $12 million dollars. Months after Taylor was killed by police in her own home. It’s the largest settlement ever paid in the killing of a black woman by police. And as  Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said of Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer, “I cannot…

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Boehner lawsuit threat is latest Obama insult

IN THE LATEST strike at President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner sent a memo to fellow House Republicans threatening to sue the president for using executive orders to sidestep the Republican-dominated House of Representatives. [blocktext align=”right”]Boehner’s reference to “king-like authority” conjures images of George III, the British king whom the colonists rebelled against during the American…

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