More Racist Foolishness

A group of Kansas civil rights and religious leaders want Republican state Rep. Steve Alford to resign from office for his racist comments about Blacks and marijuana, KSNW-TV reported. Alford’s apology is not enough. He spread the racist myth that Black people have genetic and character flaws that lead to drug abuse. The Black leaders…

via Black Leaders Won’t Give Kansas Lawmaker A Pass On His Racist Comment — News One

Criminal Justice Reform

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) During a recent press conference on Capitol Hill, Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) said that at any given time there are roughly 500,000 people sitting in local jails waiting for their day in court. “These are people who have been charged with a crime, but are not convicted,” said…

via Criminal Justice Reform: Rep. Danny Davis Pushes Back on Cash Bail System with New Bill — BlackPressUSA

Reparations

When it was learned that Georgetown University sold 272 slaves, including children, to ensure the school’s economic viability nearly 180 years ago, officials issued the standard mea culpas to the descendants. RELATED: Descendant Confronts Slave Ancestor’s Memory In Enrolling At Georgetown University The university went on to name buildings for some relatives, and provided families with preferred…

via Of Course Georgetown Owes Reparations To Slave Descendants — News One