Black Skinned Beauties!:QUEEN MOTHERS OF ALL BEAUTY!

April 14, 2008 by

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BLACK BEAUTY MEETS BLACK BEAUTY FOR REAL!WYCLEAF AND OUR BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY VENUS WILLIAMS-THE MOST FAMOUS BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY IN THE WORLD!-I PRAY FOR YOU A HANDSOME BLACK HUSBAND LIKE THIS FOR YOU VENUS!

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THE MOST FAMOUS BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY IN THE WORLD!

8 YEAR OLD BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY WENDY KASUMU WINS"LITTLE MISS MODEL 2007 "WORLD CONTEST IN TURKEY! BLACK TRULY IS BEAUTIFUL!

8 YEAR OLD BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY WENDY KASUMU WINS\”LITTLE MISS MODEL 2007 \”WORLD CONTEST IN TURKEY! BLACK TRULY IS BEAUTIFUL!

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TALK ABOUT BLACK BEAUTY MEETS BLACK BEAUTY! THE PERFECT BLACK COUPLE! CLAUDINETTE ,A BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY GOT HER A FINE BLACK SKINNED HUSBAND WYCLEF JEAN WHO LOVES HER BEAUTIFUL BLACK SKIN! AND YOU WILL TOO!

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PAULETTA WASHINGTON,BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY GOT HER A FINE BLACK MAN FOR A HUSBAND! YOU CAN TOO!

PAULETTA WASHINGTON,BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY GOT HER A FINE BLACK MAN FOR A HUSBAND! YOU CAN TOO!

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SERENA IN HER NATURAL BRAIDS-A TRUE BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY! HOPE YOU GO BACK TO NATURAL HAIR STYLES AND STOP THIS IMITATION WHITE GIRL LOOK YOU AND VENUS ARE NOW INTO!

AS you can see, I’m a beautiful girl because I’m dark in complexion. I like to look nice and beautiful always. My mum always encourages me every time I appear clean, that, I’m black and I’m shining. I sweep my room, lay my bed and clean our sitting room always. I learn how to be clean from my mum because she dresses well. She is my role model when it comes to looking good. - Iremide Oyelaja, 10-year-old, Pry 4. (THIS NIGERIAN MOTHER TAUGHT HER DAUGHTER TO BE PROUD OF HER BLACK BEAUTIFUL SKIN COLOR UNLIKE MICHAEL JACKSON'S FATHER WHO TOLD HIM HIS BLACK FEATURES WERE UGLY! TEACH YOUR BLACK CHILDREN TO LOVE THEIR BLACK FEATURES-NOSE,MOUTH,BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY!(IBADAN,NIGERIA)

AS you can see, I’m a beautiful girl because I’m dark in complexion. I like to look nice and beautiful always. My mum always encourages me every time I appear clean, that, I’m black and I’m shining. I sweep my room, lay my bed and clean our sitting room always. I learn how to be clean from my mum because she dresses well. She is my role model when it comes to looking good. - Iremide Oyelaja, 10-year-old, Pry 4. (THIS NIGERIAN MOTHER TAUGHT HER DAUGHTER TO BE PROUD OF HER BLACK BEAUTIFUL SKIN COLOR UNLIKE MICHAEL JACKSON'S FATHER WHO TOLD HIM HIS BLACK FEATURES WERE UGLY! TEACH YOUR BLACK CHILDREN TO LOVE THEIR BLACK FEATURES-NOSE,MOUTH,BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY!(IBADAN,NIGERIA)

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BLACK-SKINNED WOMEN: QUEEN MOTHERS OF THE BLACK RACE AND ALL BEAUTY!
Why do I sing Praises of your Beautiful, Black, ebony,velvet skin,”Blacker than the sky at midnight”{1},your full mushroomed mouth, your beautiful broad nose, your generous “Congo hips” {2}and full-flowered backside? Because for too long many of the Black Race have abused, dishonored you, degraded and denied you your crown, Queen of Queens,Queen Mother of the Black Race, Black Beauty Supreme! From you all the beauty of the Black Race springs forth.In fact all the world’s beauty springs from you,Mother of all beauty of all the races of the world! Your Black midnight,licorice,dark black chocolate,beauty, is Blackness concentrated in your beautiful “Black-blueberry”{3} face!

First in the order of creation is always given respect by Afrikan tradition. The 1st wife, the 1st elder, the 1st kingdom, the 1st original inhabitants, of the earth-all are considered with honor. So it should be with Black Beauty-our darkest -skinned Sisters are the 1st Mothers of the Universe-Black as a color came before all the many tones of brown,red,yellow and white. But for too long our Dark-skinned Queens have not been given the respect and place of honor they deserve. IN FACT THE WHITE BOY HAS INTIATED the cycle of reversing the true order of things by turning upside down the pyramid of Beauty, and placing white-light on top and relegating the most beautiful Black-skinned Beauties to rock bottom!

So Black people have been taught well how to deny our most

beautiful one her crown, taught how to reject our Blackest, most Afrikan features, full lips and nose and mouth and woollest hair, for the weaker characteristics of the white race. Shame on Black people! When will we wake up to this Black Beauty concentrated, from whence all our lesser beauty comes. When will we give the crown of crowns,the throne of thrones, to the Blackest Queen of Queens?

Most of us who suffer from”mulatto-mentality” and “yellow fever”, as Fela, our great Nigerian Musician calls it, will go on and on about what about us lighter queens-aren’t we/they beautiful too, yet you/we should be aware that such queens have gotten all the play in the past and that even in Black Egypt one of the reasons for its downfall was the allowing the lighter ones of the race, to place themselves above the rest of us in the name of lightness and pride of light-closer/to/whiteness. So if we’re yellow,to light brown/red, then we should give respect where respect is due and not live off of the artificial white thrill of having “white features” as if it is an advantage. Where would you be without your BLACKEST great Grandmother? We should honor the Blackest part of ourselves, thus giving us true pride of Blackness, not verbal signifyin’ but real testifyin’ that BLACK is beautiful! If the Blackest, most Afrikan-featured Sister isn’t respected as the Supreme Beauty of the Race,the Black woman’s beauty is not really respected at all for what it really is(only in terms of how closer to white we look). We all reflect the strengths of this concentrated beauty in ourselves, all the manifestations of how Blackness can present itself are seen in our faces. Down to the milk-lightest of us, our Blackness is what dominates us whether physically or mentally. But the Mother is greater than the child and so the Blackest is greater than all the other tones of the Black Race. If we don’t respect our Blackest Queen, we don’t respect our True Black selves. We must have a Black value for BLACKNESS in features and skin tone. We must have a Black Standard of Beauty based on the Black-skinned woman. ALL PRAISES DUE TO OUR BLACK-SKINNED QUEEN-MOTHERS!

Sister Yeye Akilimali Funua Olade
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BLACK NOTES: Let me give tribute to Brother Damu,House of Umoja(San Francisco) for{1}
{2}Brother O.O. Gabugan in the poem “Black Queen For a Day”,{3}Sister Sonia Sanchez in her poem “,Queens of the Universe”,for the quoted words used in the first part of this article.

BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY O-TEACH OUR CHILDREN TO BE PROUD OF THEIR BEAUTIFUL BLACK SKIN O!

November 23, 2020 by

“AS you can see, I’m a beautiful girl because I’m dark in complexion. I like to look nice and beautiful always. My mum always encourages me every time I appear clean, that, I’m black and I’m shining. I sweep my room, lay my bed and clean our sitting room always. I learn how to be clean from my mum because she dresses well. She is my role model when it comes to looking good. “- Iremide Oyelaja, 10-year-old, Pry 4. (THIS NIGERIAN MOTHER TAUGHT HER DAUGHTER TO BE PROUD OF HER BLACK BEAUTIFUL SKIN COLOR UNLIKE MICHAEL JACKSON’S FATHER WHO TOLD HIM HIS BLACK FEATURES WERE UGLY! TEACH YOUR BLACK CHILDREN TO LOVE THEIR BLACK FEATURES-NOSE,MOUTH,BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY!(IBADAN,NIGERIA)

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November 23, 2020 by

“There are good people in the world.” How Wyoming’s Black 14 mended fences with LDS church and brought Thanksgiving dinners to Denver

John Griffin’s long walk to redemption made a pit stop in Aurora last week. And it’s the kind of story that just might salvage 2020 yet. Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post John Griffin poses for the portrait at Salvation Army Emergency Services Center in Aurora Colorado on Tuesday. Nov. 17, 2020. The food donation is coordinated by Griffin, one of 11 surviving members of the University of Wyoming’s Black 14, a group of 14 civil rights icons who were kicked off the football team in 1969 for wanting to protest the Mormon church’s ban on allowing Black men and women from joining their priesthood. More than 50 years later, the Mormon church and the Black 14 have partnered up to distribute food to nearly a dozen under-served communities across the country. Griffin, now in his 70s, has resided in Denver for more than 20 years and coordinated the drop with Catholic Charities. By SEAN KEELER | skeeler@denverpost.com | The Denver Post November 22, 2020 at 5:45 a.m. “It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and put in his own garden. It grew, and became a large tree, and the birds of the sky lodged in its branches.” — Luke 13: 18-19 *** Before last Tuesday, the bird had never heard of the Black 14. Christina Day knew the chapel on Quari Court like the back of her wing, though, having first approached the Salvation Army of Aurora ages ago in search of day care for her oldest son. “And they said, ‘Sure, you can bring him over here, free of charge,’” Day recalled. “And at the same time, they asked me if I’d needed food for Thanksgiving. I said, ‘Well, we could use help.’ So they gave me this huge box. It had everything you needed for Thanksgiving. Everything.” They could use a little help again. Day’s worn many hats at Sam’s No. 3. Server. Bartender. Host. But she can’t keep the building open for sit-down customers. She can’t make COVID-19 magically go away. “(Sam’s) is great, but with the pandemic, it did close down,” Day said. “We were closed for about three months. We did takeout, but …” Not the same. Not even close. “I mean, it cut my money in half. It cut my income in half. And even being back to work, our money’s still half. And our whole situation’s different.” As the holidays approach, we’re bracing for the worst again. For those whose livelihoods depend on large gatherings — sports, entertainment, restaurants, retail — the darkness of March and April is creeping back with a vengeance as coronavirus numbers skyrocket across the Front Range. It’s like 2020 can’t walk away without one last shot to the kidney. Day’s a single mom, with a 15-year-old and an 11-year-old at home. She’s wrestled with alcoholism in the past. When life throws a punch, Christina knows better than most how to roll with the blow and get back on her feet. “So just to see the community come together with all these gifts for those in the community who are in need,” Day said, “it really makes me feel good.” Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post AURORA, CO – NOVEMBER 17 : The food donation is coordinated by John Griffin, one of 11 surviving members of the University of Wyoming’s Black 14, a group of 14 civil rights icons who were kicked off the football team in 1969 for wanting to protest the Mormon church’s ban on allowing Black men and women from joining their priesthood, at Salvation Army Emergency Services Center in Aurora Colorado on Tuesday. November 17, 2020. More than 50 years later, the Mormon church and the Black 14 have partnered up to distribute food to nearly a dozen under-served communities across the country. Griffin, now in his 70s, has resided in Denver for more than 20 years and coordinated the drop with Catholic Charities. (Photo by Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post) Before last week, John Griffin had never heard of Christina Day. And yet he knows her story well. Too well. His favorite restaurant had to shut its doors for a time, too. The former Wyoming Cowboy flanker and longtime Denverite felt 2020, just like the rest of us. He read the news reports. He saw lines of locals in cars this past spring, picking up donated food and supplies. He watched toilet paper vanish, stores close, dreams shatter and neighbors weep. He asked himself: What can I do? He called his old Cowboys teammate Mel Hamilton and rephrased the question: What can WE do? “Every day, I’m blessed to still be here,” said Griffin, 72, a civil rights icon and one of 14 Black football players kicked off the Wyoming football team in October 1969 for suggesting a protest against the Mormon church. “It’s a blessing to me every day, because three of my (teammates) aren’t here anymore and haven’t been here for quite some time. Everybody’s dying around this country. Some people won’t be here tomorrow.” Why not make the most of today? Hamilton, Griffin and seven of their teammates did their best to salvage this calendar year late last month when they announced a partnership with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — the same organization that had once been the root of their silent protest — to conduct a food drive in nine under-served communities. In one of life’s sweeter ironies, Hamilton, a former Wyoming lineman, has become good friends over the years with folks within LDS leadership, including former BYU quarterback Gifford Nielsen. Hamilton’s son even converted to Mormonism, marrying into a family of the LDS faith. “You have these seeds of bitterness that were sown (in 1969),” LDS Elder Michael Jones said, noting the Cowboys’ opposition to the church’s ban on Blacks in the priesthood, a stance reversed in 1978. “And you have these great fruits that are being harvested today.” This past week, that harvest was nine truckloads worth of non-perishable food, each truck containing 40,000 pounds worth of goods provided by the LDS, to aid charities across eight states — locales as far north as Pittsfield, Mass., and as far south as Charleston, S.C. The nine members of the Black 14’s philanthropic arm got to pick the communities served. “There are going to be people Monday who had no idea what they were going to be able to eat,” Griffin said. “And come Tuesday and Wednesday, when stuff gets issued, they’ll know that they will be able to have Thanksgiving dinner. Wow, man. I’m happy to be able to have done that. The Mormons are happy to have been able to have done that with us.” The 18-wheeler with the Denver donation, designated by Griffin for Catholic Charities, the Salvation Army and other food banks, arrived last Tuesday. As Catholic Charities didn’t have a dock big enough to store the entire donation, the drop was made at the Salvation Army’s Emergency Services Center in north Aurora. Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post AURORA, CO – NOVEMBER 17 : The food donation is coordinated by John Griffin, one of 11 surviving members of the University of Wyoming’s Black 14, a group of 14 civil rights icons who were kicked off the football team in 1969 for wanting to protest the Mormon church’s ban on allowing Black men and women from joining their priesthood, at Salvation Army Emergency Services Center in Aurora Colorado on Tuesday. November 17, 2020. More than 50 years later, the Mormon church and the Black 14 have partnered up to distribute food to nearly a dozen under-served communities across the country. Griffin, now in his 70s, has resided in Denver for more than 20 years and coordinated the drop with Catholic Charities. (Photo by Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post) A small ceremony got underway as pallets of boxes were unloaded, each adorned with a white sticker that read: University of Wyoming / BLACK 14 / Mind, Body and Soul Initiative / Donation in partnership with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints “To me, this is one of those snapshots in history,” Griffin said. “Fifty-one years ago, this wouldn’t have happened.” Griffin’s a hugger by nature. He fought back tears more than a few times, pumping fists and touching elbows, as he thanked the multitudes who made the donation possible. But the moment that knocked the ex-Cowboy for the biggest loop was when the truck driver who’d delivered the goods made a point to come over and tell Griffin how the journey had motivated him to research the legend of the Black 14, all those years ago. The black arm bands. Lloyd Eaton, the coach who’d turned his back. The shunning. The long walk to redemption. “He told me that right at the border between Utah and Wyoming, at the truck stop, they have to check the trucks coming across the state lines,” Griffin said. “I presume the person was highway patrol or state patrol. He’d told (the driver), ‘We’re getting more trucks coming through with these same white stickers on the road, what is this?’ And he went on to explain it to this person. And the person goes, ‘Oh my goodness.’ “This truck driver, he gets paid to take loads across the country. I don’t know if he does this for every load. But he knew everything about the Black 14.” *** Before Thanksgiving, Christina Day knew next to nothing about the Black 14. Until she discovered the boxes of food going home with her this fall had a story, too. A journey of brotherhood that goes back decades. “It made me think of this year, with all the racial tensions and rioting,” Day said with a sigh. “I drove downtown just the other day and saw all the windows still boarded up. But to hear that the same thing, somewhat, happened 50-odd years ago, for (Griffin) to think of the community 50 years later, it really, really does touch my heart. To know that we’re not forgotten.” Not this week. Not ever. “It’s really nice to know that there are good people in the world.” Day said. She paused, then let out a gentle laugh of blessed relief. is an award-winning writer who joined The Denver Post in 2018 after stints with Cox Media Group (2016-18), FOX Sports and FOX Sports Midwest (2012-2015), The Des Moines Register (2002-2011) and The Cincinnati Post (1998-2001). skeeler@denverpost.com Follow Sean Keeler smkeeler Follow Sean Keeler @seankeeler

BLACK DON’T CRACK-BUT RACISM DOES!

November 23, 2020 by

Black Don’t Crack, Unless Racism Is Involved: Study Finds Racial Discrimination Quickens Aging Stress

from racism, particularly experienced early in life, can affect the mental and physical health disparities seen among Black Americans. Written By Sierra Carter Posted November 20, 2020 The big idea I’m part of a research team that has been following more than 800 Black American families for almost 25 years. We found that people who had reported experiencing high levels of racial discrimination when they were young teenagers had significantly higher levels of depression in their 20s than those who hadn’t. This elevated depression, in turn, showed up in their blood samples, which revealed accelerated aging on a cellular level. Our research is not the first to show Black Americans live sicker lives and die younger than other racial or ethnic groups. The experience of constant and accumulating stress due to racism throughout an individual’s lifetime can wear and tear down the body – literally “getting under the skin” to affect health. These findings highlight how stress from racism, particularly experienced early in life, can affect the mental and physical health disparities seen among Black Americans. Why it matters As news stories of Black American women, men and children being killed due to racial injustice persist, our research on the effects of racism continues to have significant implications. COVID-19 has been labeled a “stress pandemic” for Black populations that are disproportionately affected due to factors like poverty, unemployment and lack of access to health care. In 2019, the American Academy of Pediatrics identified racism as having a profound impact on the health of children, adolescents, emerging adults and their families. Our findings support this conclusion – and show the need for society to truly reflect on the lifelong impact racism can have on a Black child’s ability to prosper in the U.S. How we do the work The Family and Community Health Study, established in 1996 at Iowa State University and the University of Georgia, is looking at how stress, neighborhood characteristics and other factors affect Black American parents and their children over a lifetime. Participants were recruited from rural, suburban and metropolitan communities. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, this research is the largest study of African American families in the U.S., with 800 families participating. Researchers collected data – including self-reported questionnaires on experiences of racial discrimination and depressive symptoms – every two to three years. In 2015, the team started taking blood samples, too, to assess participants’ risks for heart disease and diabetes, as well as test for biomarkers that predict the early onset of these diseases. We utilized a technique that examines how old a person is at a cellular level compared with their chronological age. We found that some young people were older at a cellular level than would have been expected based on their chronological age. Racial discrimination accounted for much of this variation, suggesting that such experiences were accelerating aging. Our study shows how vital it is to think about how mental and physical health difficulties are interconnected. What’s next Some of the next steps for our work include focusing more closely on the accelerated aging process. We also will look at resiliency and early life interventions that could possibly offset and prevent health decline among Black Americans. Due to COVID-19, the next scheduled blood sample collection has been delayed until at least spring 2021. The original children from this study will be in their mid- to late 30s and might possibly be experiencing chronic illnesses at this age due, in part, to accelerated aging. With continued research, my colleagues and I hope to identify ways to interrupt the harmful effects of racism so that Black lives matter and are able to thrive. Sierra Carter, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Georgia State University This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. SEE ALSO: Chris Rock Says White People Are ‘Mentally Handicapped’ Abusers Who Don’t Understand Racism Michelle Obama Explains How White People ‘Didn’t Even See’ Her Despite Being First Lady Black Lives Matter: Powerful Photos Of The World Protesting Racism 15 PHOTOS BLACK AMERICANS , BLACK PEOPLE , NEWSLETTER , RACIAL DISCRIMINATION , RACISM MORE FROM NEWSONE Close menu Nation Politicker Good News #TheBlackBallot Biz/Media Live Well Arts & Entertainment Working Together PRIVACY POLICY TERMS OF SERVICE COOKIE SETTINGS AD CHOICE CAREERS ABOUT US SUBSCRIBE Facebook Twitter Instagram An Urban One Brand Copyright © 2020 Interactive One, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Powered by WordPress.com VIP PRIVACY POLICY TERMS OF SERVICE COOKIE SETTINGS AD CHOICE CAREERS ABOUT US SUBSCRIBE Facebook Twitter Instagram An Urban One Brand Copyright © 2020 Interactive One, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Powered by WordPress.com VIP

FIRST BLACK MODEL TO BE ON COVER OF VOGUE!

November 22, 2020 by

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THE BLACKEST SKIN IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL O!

November 22, 2020 by

AFRICAN BRAIDING HAIRSTYLES O!

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BLACK PEOPLE O! -SEE NOW-“REPARATIONS” BEER O!

November 21, 2020 by

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REPARATIONS O! -A CASE FOR REPARATIONS O!

November 21, 2020 by

The case for reparations

By Marc Abizeid| NOVEMBER 19, 2020

Berkeley faculty, and experts around the nation, on Wednesday discussed “The future of freedom: Reparations after 400 years.” (UC Berkeley video) Would you like your reparations in cash or credit? This was one of the central questions that drove a UC Berkeley online discussion, “Berkeley Conversations: The future of freedom: Reparations after 400 years,” on Wednesday among a panel of experts who made a social, moral and economic case to compensate Black people in the United States for the enslavement of Africans and the enduring legacy of Jim Crow. This event originally was scheduled for April 2020 as part of Berkeley’s 400 Years of Resistance to Slavery and Injustice series, but it was postponed because of the COVID-19 crisis. The three-person panel used lessons from history and pointed to social conditions and economic realities facing Black people today to not only argue that slavery merits reparations, but to provide different frameworks, based on logic and feasibility, for implementing various forms of reparations. Michael Ralph, an associate professor in the School of Arts and Science at New York University, argued for an “actuarial” approach to reparations that takes into account the compounded suffering of Black communities over time as a result of slavery. The amount of money owed to African Americans would be very high and difficult to tabulate, he said, so rather than offering reparations as a cash payout, one option could be to offer injured communities access to free social services, like health care and education. “African Americans could draw down on the credit they have in the U.S. government,” Ralph said. “When we think about what reparations would mean, to transform the very nature of governance,” he said, “what it would actually mean is that the U.S. government would make social institutions available to certain formerly oppressed people to which it owes a tremendous debt.” Jovan Scott Lewis, an assistant professor of geography and African American studies at UC Berkeley, disagreed. “This idea that we need to tie to reparations some social program that is meant to kind of repair people, then what we have is something that is no different than Reconstruction … or previous administrative attempts to fix the problem, which, in the process, you’re causing more problems,” he said. “To me, it’s about money, and the liberty to do with that money what you will,” he added. Lewis just published the book, Scammer’s Yard: The Crime of Black Repair, about Jamaican call center scammers who rip off mostly elderly white Americans and justify their theft as a form of reparations. He said that, while he doesn’t think of scamming as a legitimate form of reparations, the scammers do use a logic that provides an understanding of reparations by contemporary advocates as something that must be taken, not given. The discussion, sponsored by the campus’s Othering & Belonging Institute and the Goldman School of Public Policy, comes as support for the study of reparations gains steam at the national and state levels in the aftermath of the popular protest movement for racial justice that erupted following the killing of George Floyd. But as Katherine Franke, a professor of law at Columbia University and author of Repair: Redeeming the Promise of Slavery’s Abolition pointed out, the idea of reparations is not new. In her remarks, she presented the story of the people of the Sea Islands, a string of islands along the coasts of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, who, after emancipation in the 1860s, received from the U.S. government titles to thousands of acres of land where they had been enslaved. “These were the first acts — not just of freedom, but of personhood — that these people were undertaking,” Franke said, in reference to the signing of the legal documents that entitled them to the land. But after Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, his successor, Andrew Johsnon, took over the presidency and returned all land that was given to emancipated people to the former Confederate slave owners in exchange for their loyalty to the union. The Homestead Act also gave free land to white people, and no land to formerly enslaved people. “This, of course, explained a lot about the racial wealth gap in this country,” she said. “That’s part of why I think the allocation of land is so important for the reparations project.”

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