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Biden to Pursue Reparations Without Congress, Wants Free Tuition for Students at Historically Black Colleges

“We don’t want to wait on a study. We’re going to start acting now.”

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Reparations are perhaps the most divisive policy idea in American politics. Advocates have spent years calling on lawmakers to assess how the government can provide financial compensation to the descendants of enslaved people. 

Though legislation for reparations has failed countless times since its initial introduction in 1989, Joe Biden will move forward without Congress to ensure African Americans get their sought-after cash. 

White House senior adviser Cedric Richmond said the Biden administration is moving forward, with or without Congress. 


“We don’t want to wait on a study. We’re going to start acting now,” he told Axios. 

“We have to start breaking down systemic racism and barriers that have held people of color back and specifically African Americans,” he said. “We have to do stuff now.” 

“If you start talking about free college tuition to historically black colleges and universities and you start talking about free community college in Title I and all of those things, I think that you are well on your way,” he added. 

Indeed, Joe Biden plans to pursue free college tuition for those students who attend historically black colleges, universities and community colleges as a form of slavery reparations, the Daily Caller reports. 

Biden’s administration will move forward with policies to benefit African-Americans, as Congress weighs whether to create a commission to study the merits of reparations. 

Reparation legislation was first introduced by Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich) in 1989, but never made it to fruition. The idea of direct-payments to compensate for slavery – nearly 200 years later – is extremely controversial for several reasons: how recipients would be selected, how much money would be given, where the budget would come from and how much it would actually cost. 

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  1. Donald

    March 1, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    If you open this door then you need to open the door of free college those of Irish heritage for being slaves in the coal mines. Or those OF Chinese decent for being slaves to the railroad. And while you are at it what about those of Polish origin who worked the meat processing plants in Chicago. Many or these people died owing everything they had to the owner of the mines, the railroads and slaughter houses. And what of those of native American heritage?
    This is nothing but a BLM lazy money grab. And it is racist as well.

  2. john storm

    March 2, 2021 at 3:00 am

    Wow time we start talking about Black Privledge. Seriously free tuition at Black Universities. So Black Colleges do allow Whites in so if I go to a Black U and am White will I get free tuition? Totally ridiculous. In the mean time border is being over run with illegals.. white and black will soon be the minority so stop talking about White prevledge.

  3. Jim Morris

    March 2, 2021 at 9:50 am

    More ‘free stuff’ for the people who have been the recipients of government welfare since LBJ’s 1965 Great Society Program commenced. Now it’s starting again with ‘free college’. And soon they’ll have to lower the admission standards because the average reading comprehension level of 12th grade Blacks (assuming they even graduate from high school) is at a 7th grade level. But hey, they can play basketball and according to BLM, the education system is ‘racist’ anyway. Just remember that if you ever get referred to a Black surgeon. To whose standards were they educated?

  4. Jerry Canz

    March 2, 2021 at 10:54 am

    I am a white male but if I identify as a female I’m allowed into the females locker room, sports and showers. So, if I identify as black am I entitled to Black preparation. Herschel Walker stated preparation will cause separation. Wake up America they’re only doing it for votes

  5. Lesley Verlin

    March 2, 2021 at 12:43 pm

    Who’s butt is he trying to kiss now? Does he know we are already over burden with bills and taxes and that we are not even out of covid mess. We have thousands of people pounding on our southern door so where is that money coming from to feed and doctor them. He can’t even feed our troops in DC protecting his sweet speaker ass. He best stop throwing our money around to pay for harm done 200 years ago. There is evil that lives all over and it seems today it is right in DC swamp area!

  6. Barbara

    March 2, 2021 at 1:14 pm

    Reparations were paid in full when over 800,000 white men died in the American Civil War to free the slaves.

  7. McRant

    March 2, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    I believe the last poll I saw said 88% of Americans oppose reparations. JObama, typical Den/Socialist. Wave their magic wand, and POOF, money appears for all theirvasinine programs. When and off they find out it will cost, they either print more worthless paper money or tax the working class.question: why should 60% of Americans (white) and 17% of Americans (Hispanics),4% of Asian Americans and 2% of Native Americans pay for however many college-bound 13% of black Americans?
    In a Republic, it is illegal to force citizens to buy goods or services from the government. Tuition is both a service and a good. Forcing us to pay for foreign abortions is a service. BTW, so is the Obama care penalty.
    Important to know that black ‘leaders” have decided that every one of the 42 million black Americans should get $350,000. That’s $15 trillion. It means that every white man, woman and child (all 200 mill of us) would have to pay $75,000 each. Email your reps and say: NEVER!White resentment, Barry? He** yes!

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Biden’s Energy Secretary Violated Stock Disclosure Laws 9 Times Last Year

A spokeswoman for Granholm said that the late disclosures were the fault of a “clerical error”

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Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm sold shares of stock 9 times last year between April to October, but did not disclose the sales “within the legally required 45-day window, according to federal disclosure documents”, reports CNBC.

The shares of stock were worth up to $240,000. A spokeswoman for Granholm blamed a “clerical error” saying the secretary paid a late filing fee. Granholm did not file any of the 9 disclosures until December after legal deadlines for all had passed.

The STOCK Act has been in place since 2012, which “expanded the accountability and reporting requirements for financial holdings, both for members of Congress and high-level employees of the Executive Branch like Granholm” reports CNBC.

“The news of Granholm’s apparent violations comes at a time when stock sales by public officials and members of Congress are getting a fresh look” reports CNBC. “During the past week, several members of Congress, both Democrats and Republicans, have introduced or reintroduced legislation that would effectively ban lawmakers and their immediate family members from actively trading stocks while the member is in office.”

According to an analysis by Business Insider’s Dave Levinthal published earlier this month, a total of 54 members of Congress violated the STOCK Act rules just last year alone.

CNBC reports on the suspicious behavior of Granholm:

When President Joe Biden nominated her to be his energy secretary, Granholm signed a detailed Ethics Agreement in which she agreed to give up part-time jobs at the University of California and at CNN, step down from several boards, and sell millions of dollars worth of stock.

On March 22, she reported 23 stock sales, many of them blue-chip companies she had more than $10,000 of shares in.

A few months later in May, Granholm filed more transaction reports detailing how she had exercised stock options in the electric bus and battery company Proterra and then sold all her shares, worth between $1 million and $5 million, on May 24.

But in between the March blue chip sales and the May Proterra sale, Granholm made 6 of the 9 stock sales that didn’t get disclosed until December.

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Trump Says Reports On A Conflict With DeSantis Are ‘Fake News’

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During a Fox News interview on Thursday, former President Donald Trump shot down recent reports claiming that there were rising tensions between the former president and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, saying it was “fake news” and that DeSantis has “done a really terrific job in Florida.”

Trump’s comments came in response to an article from The New York Times claiming that Trump had a “long-stewing resentment” toward DeSantis.

“For months, former President Donald J. Trump has been grumbling quietly to friends and visitors to his Palm Beach mansion about a rival Republican power center in another Florida mansion, some 400 miles to the north,” The New York Times wrote. “Gov. Ron DeSantis, a man Mr. Trump believes he put on the map, has been acting far less like an acolyte and more like a future competitor, Mr. Trump complains. With his stock rising fast in the party, the governor has conspicuously refrained from saying he would stand aside if Mr. Trump runs for the Republican nomination for president in 2024.”

Hannity said that he was recently told that DeSantis does not think there has been “any conflict or bickering” between the two and that the report was “total BS” from the mainstream media.

“Is he right?” Hannity asked.

“Well, he is right,” Trump responded. “I get along great with Ron. Ron was very good on the Mueller hoax. He was right up front along with Jim Jordan, and all of the rest of them, they were fantastic. The Republicans really stuck together. And it was a great thing. And Ron was one of them. And Ron wanted to run and I endorsed him. And that helped him greatly.”

“And he went on and he’s done a really terrific job in Florida, and I think you know, Ron has been very good,” Trump continued. “He’s been a friend of mine for a long time. It’s totally fake news. I think Ron said last week, he said it very publicly, he says the press is never going to get in the middle of my friendship with Donald Trump, we’re not going to do that stuff. And he said it very strongly, I thought it was very interesting, actually. And very nice. But he said that, and I agree with him on that 100%. No, I have a very good relationship with Ron and intend to have it for a long time.”

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