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Juneteenth 2021 Signals ‘New Day’ at Park That Once Banned Blacks

June 15, 2021

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—In the 28th year of its Memphis celebration, Juneteenth this year will be celebrated in a park that was once dedicated to the memory of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, a former grand dragon of the Ku Klux Klan. Subscribe to read the full story..

California Reparations Committee Confronts Harms of Slavery, Debates Direct Payments

June 15, 2021

  By Jackie Botts From Calmatters.org For more than three decades, Black members of Congress have introduced legislation to study the lasting harms of slavery on African Americans, and propose remedies. Year after year, the federal proposal languished. Now, California is going it alone. Subscribe to read the full story…    

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