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slavesPart of a Special Focus Series on Reparations for

US Pacific Prisoners of War, 
Descendants of African Slaves in the USA,

and mostly European-American Tax Slaves since 1903.

Ref: Google search for "African Slave Reparations"

  • Darkest Africa: Mauritanian Leader Calls for Abolishment of Slavery
    The military ruler of Mauritania called Friday for his countrymen to stamp out slavery — a rare official acknowledgment that the long-outlawed practice continues in the northwest African country. "Yes to the abolition of slavery, of all slaveries," said Col. Ely Ould Mohamed Vall, adding that he will be the first to back anti-slavery groups working in Mauritania. Mauritania outlawed slavery in 1981, and the official government stance has been that the practice no longer exists within its borders. Slavery in the Muslim country has traditionally followed ethnic lines, with lighter-skinned maurs owning darker Africans and ownership passing down through generations. - (Africa)  

  • Judge Tosses Bid to Revive Black Slave Reparation Suit
    CHICAGO -- An effort by slave descendants to gain reparations from corporations that allegedly benefited from slavery was dismissed Wednesday by a federal judge. Judge Charles R. Norgle characterized the issue as basically political, and said it should be decided by the legislative or executive branch. He added that the plaintiffs have failed to show a link between themselves and the 17 corporations named as defendants, and that the statute of limitations rules out damages for wrongs committed before slavery was abolished in 1868.

  • Ilguilas Weila and Alassane Biga deny trying to falsely elicit money from foreign donors.

  • The Shackles of Slavery in Niger
    In the western African nation of Niger, one of the poorest countries on Earth, despite being prohibited, slavery is rooted in the traditional customs and the culture of the country. There are more than 800,000 slaves in Niger


  • African Migrant Woman Gets 17 Years for Enslaving Girl
    GREENBELT, Md. -- A Maryland woman was sentenced Monday to more than 17 years in prison for forcing a Cameroonian girl to work as a domestic servant for no pay, beginning when the girl was 11. Theresa Mubang, herself originally from Cameroon, was convicted by a federal jury in November of involuntary servitude and harboring an alien.

  • Researchers Explore Southern Slave Site - find 'treasures'
    Sifting through dirt from the floor of a small cabin made from oyster shells and sand, archaeologist Dan Elliott is finding unexpected treasures.The finds include a small lice comb of carved bone and shards of an Indian pottery. Bones from fish, birds, pigs and alligators hint at what slaves may have eaten.

    More Africans Enter U.S. Than in Days of Slave Trade
Since 1990, according to immigration figures, more have arrived voluntarily than the total who disembarked in chains before the United States outlawed international slave trafficking in 1807. More have been coming here annually - about 50,000 legal immigrants - than in any of the peak years of the middle passage across the Atlantic, and more have migrated here from Africa since 1990 than in nearly the entire preceding two centuries. There is no official count of the many others who entered the country illegally. - (reader link)


Blacks And The Politics Of Racial Extortion - Will It Work Forever? - by Fred Reed

Oh, Lord. I'd pull my hair out, if I had more.

On the Web I find that Henry Louis Gates Jr., the chairman of Afro-American Studies at Harvard, is demanding that whites, pay reparations to blacks. It's because of slavery, see. He is joined in this endeavor by a gaggle of other professional blacks. I guess he'll send me a bill. Huh? I feel like saying, Let me get this straight, Hank. I'm slow. Be patient. You want free money because of slavery, right? I don't blame you. I'd like free money too.

Tell you what. I believe in justice. I'll give you a million dollars for every slave I own, and another million for every year you were a slave. Fair enough? But tell me, how many slaves do you suppose I have? In round numbers, I mean. Say to the nearest dozen. And how long were you a slave? - (more at link)


  • Tickets for Back-to-Africa - (Crosstarlist)
    "Cable television-producer Rachael Dawson has embarked on a documentary about "reparations," the notion that Negroes should be paid because their ancestors had been slaves. The New York Times recently interviewed Richard Barrett on "reparations," in which Barrett stated that the focus should be on West Africa, where Negroes had been enslaved by their own people. "Let the descendants of the tribal chieftains pay the descendants of their own slaves," quipped Barrett. The newspaper killed the story..."



Slavery a growing problem in Sudan

Slavery reparation scam investigation
A Georgia man is the focus of a federal investigation into whether he scammed African Americans out of money. He charges $150 to help you file a slave reparation claim he says could get you a $50,000 tax refund. IRS Commissioner Charles Rossotti says "there is no provision whatsoever in the tax law that provides for any kind of refunds or reparation to African Americans for slavery. - (reader link)

  A Reason Why Those Blacks who Desire to Emigrate to Their Fatherland
Should Be Assisted
- (Editor note - need to turn off pop-up ad filtering to read this with Internet Explorer)
outraged blackBlack Purdue students want cartoonist dropped from campus paper
because of an editorial cartoon criticizing the idea of slavery reparations.
- (reader)

"money"IRS Erroneously Paid $30 Million in Credits for Slavery Reparations
WASHINGTON — A Treasury Department investigation has found yet another flaw in the embattled Internal Revenue Service — more than $30 million was paid to taxpayers for a slavery tax credit that doesn’t even exist. - (reader link)

Slavery suits may spread beyond Aetna, Fleet says Holocaust lawyer Ed Fagan
Ed FaganEd Fagan, a Livingston, N.J., lawyer who is part of a team representing the plaintiffs, wouldn't name the seven additional companies but said they were in the banking, transportation, insurance and textile industries. The lawsuits, filed in New York, claim that as many as 1,000 corporations may have profited from slavery and sometimes helped it to continue in the United States from 1619 to 1865. The third company named Tuesday was railroad giant CSX, based in Virginia.

  • Corporations challenged by reparations activists
  • [Reader re-recommends] ""
    reparationsUSA Today on slavery reparations. The story comes close to acknowledging that the legal basis for the impending lawsuits is so shoddy that their only real settlement value comes from the hope of inflicting bad publicity on companies and other defendants willing to pay to make it stop. So what does Gannett/USA Today, itself a likely defendant, do? It awards the lawyers another ton of publicity against named companies. Makes sense, right? Note that Willie Gary now claims the lawyers' "work is likely to be done pro bono", which is a very different story from what he said not too long ago (see Dec. 22, 2000) (James Cox, "Activists challenge corporations that they say are tied to slavery; Team of legal and academic stars pushes for apologies and reparations", USA Today, Feb. 21). (DURABLE LINK) - (NNN-reparations)
  • Why a National Slavery Museum is a Bad Idea
    By Jared Taylor, Special to -- Promoters of a national slavery museum claim it would heal the wounds of the past. In fact, it would cause wounds in the present because continuing emphasis on slavery more than 135 years after emancipation has two purposes: to offer Blacks a ready excuse for failure and to make Whites feel guilty. - (reader links)
  • The Attitudes Of Blacks - by Fred Reed
    "...This explains the vast chasm that yawns between so many whites and the black mainstream. When blacks demand reparations, a white, acting in the European tradition of logic and analysis, is likely to point that he has never owned slaves, that blacks under 135 years of age have never been slaves, that he supported the civil rights movement of the Sixties, that his ancestors arrived in the US in 1923 from Poland..."
  • Africa's new bloodstained gems
    Children dig for tanzanite, coltan in dangerous mines
    (By Anthony C. LoBaido - © 2001 - reader link)
    While human slavery is a fact of life in African nations like Mauritania and Sudan, Tanzania now is emerging as the latest center for the exploitation of child labor.
Condoleezza RiceBlack White House Adviser Says U.S. Blacks Should Not Be Paid for Slavery WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. national security adviser Condoleezza Rice, one of the most influential blacks in the Bush administration, said Sunday she did not think African-Americans should be compensated for the past wrongs of slavery. ``I think reparations, given the fact that there is plenty of blame to go around for slavery, plenty of blame to go around among African and Arab states... "


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Africans angry at refusal to debate slavery reparations

Herbert LuskFrom website "NEGRO HALL OF SHAME"
Reverend William L. Blanks enters the Hall of Shame of his own volition due to his anti-African stance on Reparations. Welcome into the Hall of Shame Reverend Blanks; we're sure you'll feel right at home among your brethren Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson, Reverend Vernel Sims, and Reverend Herb Lusk.
Ref: Authorities: Reverend Herb Lusk Wanted Witnesses 'Taken Out'
Reverend Allegedly Offered $30,000 For Murder Contracts

  • African Migrant Enslavement and rape trial nears finish
    Cameroon teen-ager accuses Farmington Hills pair of abuse FARMINGTON HILLS -- After listening to nearly three weeks of testimony on allegations of rape, enslavement and child abuse, an Oakland County jury is expected to begin deliberations today in a case that could put a Farmington Hills couple in prison for life. Defense attorneys for Joseph and Evelyn Djoumessi, who are charged with nine counts of kidnapping, conspiring to kidnap and child abuse
  • Michigan: African migrant couple charged with child slavery and child rape
    A 14-year-old girl traveled to the United States from her native Cameroon in 1996 to live with a couple in hopes of education and a better life, but prosecutors say the girl's trip to Michigan turned into a nightmare.
    There was no school and no opportunity, only years of involuntary servitude, occasional beatings and even sexual assault, they said.
    The couple accused of mistreating the girl, Joseph and Evelyn Djoumessi, were to go on trial in Oakland County Circuit Court on felony charges. Jury selection was set to begin Friday. Joseph Djoumessi, 44, is charged with kidnapping, conspiracy to kidnap, two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, third-degree criminal sexual conduct and child abuse. His wife, 36, is charged with kidnapping and conspiracy to kidnap.
  • Joseph Djoumessi and Evelyn Neba came to the United States from Cameroon in 1986
    on immigration visas.
  • Senegal's Wade Says Slavery Reparations 'Absurd'
    DAKAR (Reuters) - Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade on Saturday stepped into a diplomatic row ahead of a United Nations conference on racism, saying the idea of reparations for the African slave trade was absurd. He noted there were African peoples who had sold slaves. ``Should they also pay up?'' he asked. ``Some of us have forbears who may not have sold slaves, but had slaves in their armies. I am talking about my own ancestors, who had 10,000 soldiers at that time, of which two thirds were slaves.'' (reader link)
  • Conference to discuss reparations for slavery (reader)
    The issue of reparations for slavery will be on the agenda of the UN World Conference Against Racism at the end of this month, the conference's host nation, South Africa, said on Monday.
  • Culture Briefs: (reader link)
    Excerpts and quotes from the cultural war of words in publications around the nation.
    Reparations nightmare
    "How big a reparations check should Tiger Woods get?
    "Applauded as one of America's most prominent black athletes, the champion golfer actually is only part black. He coined the word 'Cablinasian' to reflect his Caucasian, black, American Indian and Thai heritage.
    "As someone who is 25 percent black, Woods arguably deserves — at most — one quarter of any sum Washington might deem sufficient to compensate a typical black American for the allegedly lingering effects of slavery. ...

  • Ref: ARAB MASTERS—BLACK SLAVES by Samuel Cotton
MugabeAfrican racist dictator wants white Britains to become his tax slaves
Britain faces call to pay for slavery Zimbabwe will push for an apology and compensation for the dispossession of its land by its former colonial master, Britain, at the coming United Nations World Racism Conference, the Government says.
(Asian and black Jamaican migrants would also be subject to extortion) (reader)
President Robert Mugabe confirmed the appointment of three more black judges to the Supreme Court. In March he forced the white chief justice into early retirement, accusing him of bias in favour of whites, and replaced him with a Mugabe ally. This week, one of the five remaining white judges said he was resigning...
Kofi Annan Linked to Slave Trade
Kofi Annan and wife Nane U.N. Boss Should Go Back to His Native Ghana to Help Eliminate Slavery; Why Doesn't the U.N. Chief Publicly Condemn the Slave Practice???
Radical activists and the media are gearing up for the "World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance." U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan will be presiding as African nations press their demands for slavery reparations from the Western countries who profited from the slave trade. The African World Reparations and Repatriation Truth Commission wants a grand total of $777 trillion in reparations to the people of Africa. (reader link)
  • Fred Plops For Reparations - Sells Out To Johnny Cochran
    FredI see by the papers in the Yankee Capital that Johnny Cochran, and of course Jesse and Al, are wheezing and blowing like a county-fair calliope with a leaky boiler. They always are. This time it was about the need to pay reparations for the ravages trala of slavery. It got me to thinking. I hate it when that happens... (rEB bIKER link)
  • Call for slave reparations Nairobi - New York-based Human Rights Watch on Thursday called for reparations to be paid to people who suffer from the lingering effects of slavery, with special focus on the United States, South Africa and Brazil.
  • The Future Of ..."Reparations"
    During the recent flood disaster in Mozambique, I became curious as to what the monied Afro-Americans in this country are doing to assist African nations in crisis. "Surely," I thought, "there must be some movement afoot among Afro-Americans to form a significant help organization for Africa, a 'Black Cross' perhaps. Surely there's a movement to alleviate the suffering of Mother Africa, whose history over the past two centuries is a sorrowful tale of ruthless exploitation and devastation.
Against Reparations by John McWhorter - (reader link)
A review of "The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks by Randall Robinson"

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