US: Maryland repeals Confederate call to arms as state song | Black Lives Matter News | Al Jazeera

US: Maryland repeals Confederate call to arms as state song | Black Lives Matter News | Al Jazeera

Legislators in the US state of Maryland have passed a repeal of the state song, a Civil War-era call to arms for the Confederacy that also refers to President Abraham Lincoln as a despot. The vote by Maryland’s House of Delegates comes after decades of debate over the...
Students lead US push for fuller Black history education

Students lead US push for fuller Black history education

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Ebele Azikiwe was in the sixth grade last year when February came and it was time to learn about Black history again. She was, by then, familiar with the curriculum: Rosa Parks, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and a discussion on slavery. Just...
Reparations ‘definitely’ have merits, says the first Black Fed president – CNN

Reparations ‘definitely’ have merits, says the first Black Fed president – CNN

Chicago suburb approves reparations for Black residents Even though redlining — an illegal form of lending discrimination — has been banned for decades, consumer advocates argue the practice lingers through predatory lending. Today, there is a 30-percentage point gap...
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