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The Racial Wealth Gap Is Large And Has Widened Since The Great Recession.

We Need To Discuss The Racial Wealth Gap And Reparations

By Christian Weller — This article was originally published in Forbes on June 19, 2019. June 19th marks the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in...
On Busing, Joe Biden, and the 'Pervasiveness of White Backlash to School Desegregation'

On Busing, Joe Biden, and the ‘Pervasiveness of White Backlash to School Desegregation’

Almost 2,000 white people gathered at a 1970 protest in Charlotte, N.C. against a court-ordered desegregation busing plan.Image: Associated Press By Esther Wang, Jezebel — The...
Running for Exposure

Running for Exposure

By Julianne Malveaux — Twenty-four people are running for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States.  From where I sit, at least half...
2020 presidential candidates go South to push for voting reforms

2020 presidential candidates go South to push for voting reforms

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey is among the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates who’ve traveled to the South to talk about voting rights....
Report Back From N'COBRA Convention and State of the Presidential Race

Report Back From N’COBRA Convention and State of the Presidential Race

July 8th Edition of Vantage Point Topics Report Back From N’COBRA Convention State of the Presidential Race Guests Mashariki JywanzaCo-Chairperson, N’COBRA, Indianapolis, IN Kamm HowardCo-Chairperson, N’COBRA, Chicago, IL Rev. Mark ThompsonTalk...
The Nonwhite Working Class

The Nonwhite Working Class

“If there was something to do in this town, this town would prosper, because there’s a lot of loyal people here, a lot of...
Attitudes Toward Reparations Poll - Question: Should U.S. taxpayers pay reparations to black Americans who can prove they are descended from slaves?

Most Americans still oppose reparations, but that’s shifting with younger generations

Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson speaks during the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate. Photo: Al Diaz, Miami Herald Most Americans overwhelmingly oppose...
A Brief History of US Concentration Camps

A Brief History of US Concentration Camps

Photograph Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection – Public Domain There is no doubt that concentration camps are in operation on US soil once again. By...
Bethune, Democracy and July 4th:Courageous Questioning and Constant Struggle

Bethune, Democracy and July 4th:Courageous Questioning and Constant Struggle

By Dr. Maulana Karenga — Usually when we want to confront and discount America’s founding myth of creating a democracy of free and equal persons,...
The Memo: Fight for black voters intensifies as Biden struggles

The Memo: Fight for black voters intensifies as Biden struggles

The battle for black support in the Democratic primary has broken wide open — and that’s bad news for former Vice President Joe BidenJoe...
Jamaica Is Using Bob Marley’s Legacy to Market Austerity

Jamaica Is Using Bob Marley’s Legacy to Market Austerity

A mural of Bob Marley at Notting Hill Carnival in 2012. (SimonM_89, CC-BY-NC-SA 2.0) h2>The reggae icon would be embarrassed by his country’s attempts to...
Community Land Trusts Are a Model for Reparations

Community Land Trusts Are a Model for Reparations

Photo Credit: Twinsterphoto / Shutterstock In a racialized economy, land trusts and cooperatives offer a lasting form of reparations, say activists. By Laura Flanders, Truthout — This...
A Documentary That Shows Another Side of Toni Morrison

A Documentary That Shows Another Side of Toni Morrison

To say that Toni Morrison has left an indelible impression on the literary world is too limiting a statement. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders / Magnolia Pictures This...
Leadership Newspaper

Zimbabwe Runs Out Of Passports, Number Plates – Leadership Newspaper

Zimbabwe has run out of passports and vehicle registration number plates, forcing citizens to wait for long periods to get them,...
Vantage Point Radio Show hosted by Dr. Ron Daniels

What is Your 4th of July to Me?

July 1st Edition of Vantage Point Topics African Americans and Africa: A New Book What is Your Fourth of July to Me? The Frederick Douglass Alternative 4th...
Leadership Newspaper

Zambia, Zimbabwe To Build Joint Power Plant In 2020 – Leadership Newspaper

Zambia and Zimbabwe will start building the 2,400 MW Batoka Gorge hydro power plant next year, a company jointly owned by...
New friendship or new colonialism?

The Caribbean Must Play Its China Card Wisely

New friendship or new colonialism? Photographer: Adrian Bradshaw/AFP/Getty Images The growing competition between Washington and Beijing for influence offers opportunity and perils. By Mac Margolis, Bloomberg...
Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Meharry’s Juul Grant Is Good News

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — Should Meharry Medical College, a Historically Black College (HBCU) established in 1876 in Nashville, have accepted $7.5 million from Juul...
General William Tecumseh Sherman in May 1865. Portrait by Mathew Brady.

The Truth Behind ’40 Acres and a Mule’

General William Tecumseh Sherman in May 1865. Portrait by Mathew Brady. By Henry Louis Gates, Jr. — We’ve all heard the story of the “40 acres...

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