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BLACK PEOPLE O! City of High Point forming committee to talk reparations for Black community

September 24, 2021

City of High Point forming committee to talk reparations for Black community

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by: Rasheeda Kabba

Posted: Sep 22, 2021 / 06:19 PM

HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — The point of reparations is to repair or making amends for a wrong-doing. Now, the City of High Point is looking into whether they need to do just that.

Monday, High Point city council members voted unanimously to create a committee dedicated to making amends with the Black community.Stay on top of breaking news and weather with the FOX8 mobile app.

While NAACP leaders say it’s a push in the right direction, they fear the wording on what the committee will be called will stain their efforts.

It’s called the “One High Point Commission.”

NAACP leaders said the whole point of this committee is to address the wrong, and by not explicitly using “reparations” in the title, which some city leaders have opted not to use, you cannot expect people to grasp the true reason it exists.

“It’s not fair to ask me to work without that word being part of the process. We lose sight of that word, we lose sight of that mission,” said Jimmy Adams, president of the High Point Branch of the NAACP.

Discussions over reparations for Black people in America is a topic that has been sweeping the nation

It’s something the High Point branch of the NAACP has been working on for more than two years.

“We first have to acknowledge that something is broken, some people have been injured, that our community is fractured. So, the front part of reparations is this discussion,” said James Mayes, NAACP chair of the reparations committee.

The idea is to address a number of issues that have impacted Black people as a result of hundreds of years of slavery, segregation and racism.

“On the surface immediately, food, housing, education, employment. Equity across the employment scale,” Adams explained.

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The committee will be dedicated to researching ways to help in these areas.

While the fate of the name of the committee is still up in the air, Councilman Wesley Hudson of Ward IV believes the title should have “reparations” in it.

“I think the word reparations is necessary,” Hudson said.

Hudson plans on joining the projected 13-member committee once it’s formed.

So, what kind of leaders and community members will serve on it?

“Someone who knows the city, someone who is visible that not only knows the citizens, but the citizens know them. And that has a good rapport with the community,” Hudson said.

While some community members may argue reparations aren’t needed for Blacks in America, Hudson has a different outlook as he admits he’s been a direct beneficiary of slavery.

“My message to the community is that in a period of 100 years, my family has gone from owning slaves to myself who sits on a city council that is trying to rectify the wrongs done 100 years ago,” Hudson said. “I want people to see there is hope. People change. Communities change.”

At no point will there be any cash handed out to individuals. Any money allocated to this matter will likely go to programming.

There’s still no clear direction on how it will be funded or where funds will be taken from. That’s something city leaders say will come after the formation of the committee.

City council will continue to discuss the matter up until its Oct. 18th meeting.

At that point, the NAACP and leaders will meet at the table to talk about what comes next for the formation of this committee.Suggest a Correction

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BLACK PEOPLE O! -US NEGLECTS MISSING BLACK PEOPLE REPORTS O!

September 24, 2021

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BLACK ACTORS BLOCKED OUT OF GETTING EMMYS O!

September 22, 2021

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BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY O!

September 21, 2021

GHANA O! -Remember the 97-year-old man who married A 35-year-old woman, What has happened to him?

September 21, 2021


Remember the 97-year-old man who married A 35-year-old woman, What has happened to him?
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08/30/2021

Getting married to someone is considered a lifetime decision. When the man of God is blessing the marriage, one of the vows he asks the couple to make is to be together for better and for worse.

With this, once the decision is made, it is expected that only death can separate the two. They are therefore supposed to be together in both good and bad times.

One characteristic that most people consider when going into marriage is age. The belief is that the age interval of couples should be close.

There are several others who consider the financial strength of the other half before considering to go into the marriage.

It is not usual for a young lady at the age of thirty-five to marry an old man of ninety-seven years old. But that was the case between Akua Asabea and Akwasi Gyan who is popularly known as Agyaba.

The marriage ceremony of the two happened in the year 2020 and caught the attention of most Ghanaians.


Akua Asabea who was then thirty-five years revealed that she accepted to marry Ninety-Seven Year old Agyaba due to his generosity.

She also added that the relationship that existed between them was unbreakable. After some months of marriage, many are wondering what might have happened to the two.

Well, the news is that Akua Asabea and Agyaba are still happily living together. Even though Agyaba is growing older, Akua Asabea has not given up on him.


Agyaba’s old age has been attributed to the good life and his interest in local herbs. They are already blessed with four children together and have since not added on as far as the public is aware.

Agyaba is still strong and healthy with his wife at Obuasi. Let’s all continue to pray for long life for Agyaba.

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BLACK MAN RELEASED AFTER SERVING 21 YEARS FOR A CRIME THAT MAY HAVE NEVER BEEN COMMITTED O!

September 21, 2021

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BLACK PEOPLE O! -US GOVERNMENT AGENT WHIPPING BLACK PEOPLE AT THE SOUTHERN BORDER O!

September 21, 2021

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BLACK PEOPLE O! – REPARATIONS FOR BLACK PEOPLE IN THIS CITY O!

September 21, 2021

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2ND ARTICLE-FIRST BLACK “MISS IRELAND” O!

September 20, 2021

2ND ARTICLE-FIRST BLACK “MISS IRELAND” O!

Miss Ireland 2021:

Pamela Uba Is Crowned

The FIRST BLACK Miss Ireland 2021

Pamela Uba Is Crowned o! Pamela Uba has a degree in medical science and is reportedly completing her master’s degree in clinical chemistry.

UPDATED ON : SEPTEMBER 13, 2021

Written by Alexis Reese Pamela Uba is officially Miss Ireland 2021!  According to The New York Daily News, Uba received a medical-science degree in Galway, Ireland, and is reportedly completing her master’s degree in clinical chemistry from Trinity College Dublin.  The new Miss Ireland is the eldest of six siblings and a former asylum seeker that came to Ireland from South Africa when she was just 7-years-old. 

Pamela Uba is the first Black woman to win the Miss World Ireland Organization pageant and the 2nd Black woman to represent Ireland in an international pageant. In 2019, Miss Universe Ireland crowned the 1st Black representative from Ireland, Fionnghuala O’Reilly, People reports. O’Reilly is a NASA Datanaut and a correspondent on CBS’s Mission Unstoppable. Uba is headed to Puerto Rico in December to represent Ireland at the 70th Miss World competition. 00:56 01:56 Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story misstated that Pamela Uba was the first Black woman to represent Ireland in an international stage. Uba is the second Black woman to represent Ireland in an international pageant; Fionnghuala O’Reilly was the first. BET.com apologizes for this error.

VIDEO SHOWING HER BEING CROWNED O!

BLACK PEOPLE O! -“I TAKE MY COFFEE BLACK”

September 20, 2021
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Tyler’s viral video “Before You Call the Cops” has been viewed millions of times and is respected for its simple yet profound message—the more you know someone, the more empathy, understanding, and compassion you have for that person. In his new book, Tyler shares his highs, exposes his lows, and welcomes us into his world in order to help bridge the divides that seem to grow wider every day.

“Readers will be awed.”—Publishers Weekly starred review

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