America needs a Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission

Traditional systems of law and punishment inadequately address the persistent epidemics of racial injustice and historic inequality that have plagued America for four centuries. These institutions cannot account for crimes committed against Black people and the deep intergenerational trauma they endure. Therefore, some people propose an American version of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). Such forums provide…

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Ida B. Wells-Barnett provides the blueprint for Black journalists and activists today

  We must lift up the legacies of Black women who preceded us and praise trailblazers such as Ida B. Wells-Barnett. A journalist, civil rights activist, NAACP founder and educator who spoke out loudly against the injustices of her day without compromise, she remains a role model for Black journalists and racial justice activists nearly a century after her death.…

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