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THE U.N: GIVE THEM REPARATIONS!

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BY: LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE

A United Nations panel of human rights activists asked the United States government to give reparations to the African-American community, who were the descendants of black slaves in America.

The reparations would be intended to repair some of the damage done to the African-American community, through various forms of oppression, which includes :

1. Slavery.
2. Black codes.
3. Jim crow.
4. Sundown Towns.
5. Lynchings .
6. Domestic white terrorism (KKK).
7. Mass incarceration and police brutality , which disproportionately affect the African-American community, at a much higher rate than the rest of the population.
8. The 13th amendment. (Which permitted prison inmates to be used as slave labor.
9. Miseducation by a broken school system.

Mireille Fanon Mendes-France, the chairwoman of the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent committee, compared the police killings of unarmed black men today in the United States to racist lynchings that occurred in the South, during the height of segregation.

Mendes-France did not believe that individual checks should be given to the descendants of American slavery, but rather she recommended money be spent for the “full implementation of special programs based on education, socioeconomic, and environmental rights.”

There is a precedence for the United States giving reparations to American citizens, the first case is when the United States government gave reparations to Japanese Americans, for their harsh treatment during World War 2 and in 2015 the Obama administration earmarked $12 million dollars in reparations to be given to holocaust survivors.

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FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION USE LINK :

http://breakingbrown.com/2015/10/obama-approves-12-million-for-holocaust-survivors-not-one-dime-for-african-american-reparations/

https://www.rt.com/usa/330934-un-recommends-usa-reparations-slavery/

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Obama administration earmarks $12M for Holocaust survivors

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20 YEAR OLD AFRICAN-AMERICAN COLLEGE STUDENT, BECOMES CITY’S YOUNGEST CITY COUNCIL MEMBER! (ARTICLE )

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BY: LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE

Jewell Jones made history this November, when the 20 year old African-American college student from the University of Michigan- Dearborn became the youngest person to become a member of the Inkster, City Council.

Despite only being 20 years old, Jones has over a decade of experience, helping to improve his community.

Jones stated: ” My parents would drag me around to different things in the community. I was very involved in my church. Serving the people in this capacity has always been pretty natural for me.”

The last few years, Jones has become more political, he helped in the political campaigns for Michigan State senator David Knezek (D) and Inkster’s Mayor Hilliard Hampton.

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Besides being a fulltime college student and helping in political campaigns, Jones somehow finds the time to also get involved with several on campus organizations, which includes the Army ROTC, Black Student Union and Student Veterans Association.

Jones plans to graduate in 2017.

Senator Knezek told Huffpost: “We need more Jewells on politics across the country. We need more young people who won’t simply settle for sitting on the sidelines complaining about how others are running things.”

As a member of the city council, Jones objectives are to improve public safety, foster economic growth and improve the city’s park and recreational services.

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http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/564ca0b0e4b045bf3df1e413

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MEMPHIS COURT PROVES UNITED STATES TOOK PART IN ASSASSINATION OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. (ARTICLE )

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In 1999 a Memphis, Tennessee court, the family of the late great civil rights leader, Martin Luther king Jr. Won a civil suit against the government of the United States of America. Proving they were responsible in his assassination.

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FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION USE LINK :

http://www.nytimes.com/1999/12/09/us/memphis-jury-sees-conspiracy-in-martin-luther-king-s-killing.html