Uncle Luke performs during PAMM Presents Cashmere Cat, Jillionaire and Special Guest Uncle Luke on December 1, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for PAMM) A few weeks after she announced her bid for president, Sen.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA - APRIL 25: Attorney Benjamin Crump stands with Clintina Rolle mother of Delucca Rolle at the Broward Public Defender's Office as they speak to the media about wanting those responsible be held accountable after her son's rough arrest by Broward Sheriff's Office deputies on April 25, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
A recently-found photograph of escaped slave, abolitionist and Union spy Harriet Tubman that was acquired by the Smithsonian is displayed before a hearing of the House Administration Committee in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill June 17, 2015 in Washington, DC.
Stacey Abrams speaks at the 2019 Women's E3 Summit at National Museum Of African American History & Culture on June 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., speaks during the fourth annual Citywide Iftar Dinner in Austin, Texas. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP File) A Washington D.C. woman is accusing Rep. Ilhan Omar of an affair with her husband that led to the end of their marriage.
Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the UNLV William S.
Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) (R) speaks as Rep. Scott Rigell (R-VA) (L) listens during a news conference to announce the formation of the 'Fix Congress Now Caucus' May 16, 2012.
April Ryan has finally spoken out about her bodyguard being accused of assaulting a fellow journalist, saying she regrets his actions but insists that she didn’t order him to throw the man out of an event where she was a guest speaker. —CNN’s April Ryan gets slammed for not speaking up about bodyguard attack— “Anyone who knows me knows that I’m the first person who wants to get a story out,” Ryan said Sunday morning on Brian Stelter’sReliable Sources show, according to the NY Post. “The only reason I’ve been quiet is because a threat of lawsuit,” she explained. “But here’s the thing: This is not about suppressing the press.
Conversations about reparations aren’t going away anytime soon. As people debate the merits of whether Black descendants of American slavery are entitled to special payment or support to offset the destructive socioeconomic impact of racism, there are many myths that still need to be busted to have a solid conversation about the best possible outcome. Duke University Economics Professor William ‘Sandy’ Darity, is one of many vocal supporters of reparations, leading the charge to make people look more intently at the data and empirical evidence around Black wealth in this country, rather than concluding a narrative based on assumptions. Take for example the idea that if Black people only saved more money instead of “buying Jordans” or name-brand clothing that depreciates with value, they could somehow close the whopping racial wealth gap (which is estimated to drop to $0 for Black families by the year 2053).