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Frost Illustrated (Newspaper) - February 6, 2002, Fort Wayne, Indiana Entertainment Entertainment r of United Male Gospel delivered cultural awareness in limbo after 18 years By Robbin L. Melton More than 130 years have passed since African Americans hung hopes on of 40 acres and a deal some might not have realized was vetoed in 1865 by former President Andrew thousands of descendants are following down a similar but steeper path in an attempt to reclaim reparations refunds or tax from the federal tax credit government officials say is yet f The Internal Revenue Service file slavery reparations which some Native American groups also have been attempting to cash in on even though more than million and 44 million acres of land has been By Robbin L. Melton h In 1989, Rep. John Conyers introduced in Congress the African also referred to as House 40. allotted to them since the 1836 Conyers has reintroduced the in each subsequent year since then but without Under House 40, Conyers book that was and his supporters seek Treaty granting them Dorothy reported in her Reparations ed to Japanese Americans and ' from the federal more than million was eminent of the to Holocaust survivors from brutality and Germany and Even inhumanity of Johnnie Cochran was successful in ted African American Dr. founder of a billion settlement for Juneteenth African America farmers who and and recently reported more ed a national petition drive last alleged discrimination by the U.S. The enslavement of African Americans than 13,000 income tax returns year to gather 150,000 Department filed in 2000 claimed the invalid tures from each state to support black tax credit for the U.S. the Reparations Study Act. of Agricultural to 1865 by federal and some state deprived an African enslavement of African and African American and for the atrocities committed southern i o Patricia The currently has no law permitting slavery reparation refund payments to African African might be limited part to the project million Americans and consistently rejects ers refuse to let House 40 get pushed formal against African Americans a public spokesperson for IRS them even though reparations Rep. Tony R stepped up to the plate in 2000 by throughout American Last offices in Indiana and persist that the black during HoUse Res reparations filings African Americans are being tax credit such as the non- for the atrocities skyrocketed to nearly 80,00Q cheated out of thousands of existent 1040BR IRS explained to cong committed African take claims seeking more than Part Despite claim and black minister sav an lion in About 70 percent entails paying to to instruct people to of those claims were filed by information on Page 3) uttered from the federal Former President on Page 4) visiting communities to of the City FORT WAYNE Mayor Graham Richard recently introduced an innovative idea in delivering the traditional annual of the In the mayors have give their summary speech on the condition and plans for the city at a central Usually during a luncheon meeting that was telecast to This Richard opted to take his message more directly to the giving a series of addresses at various locations in the and targeting the bulk of his comments Photo by James Redmond I for that particular Last for Mayor Richard gave a Wednesday evening presentation focusing on economic development directed to and Memory in discussed some of the details of the I the south side of the city at the August 7, 1930Aracially-motivated lynching in that League for the Author recounts Marion lynching 1 r + James author of Lynching in the Race South Fort Wayne Feb. 13-Southeast Area Partnership meeting at Calvary Third Presbyterian 4700 S. Anthony 6:30 focusing on & Fire Feb. 15-United Way Executive Vincent 2827 Holton focusing on youth Feb. 20-Southwest Area Study Elementary 2414 Brooklyn 7 r focus to be helped spotlight racial problems in Madison gave his presentation at Little Professor Book Company in Covington Plaza Feb. 3. Madison looks at the history of racial issues before the lynching and where America has come on South Anthony This North Fort Wayne Feb. 21-Northwest Area r Grace Mayor Graham Richard delivers 1811 6:30 of the with on a new Feb. 27-Labor Plumbers and Steamfitters Local the mayor is scheduled to focusing on the city's financial Union 166, 2930 W. Ludwig make a 7:30 Feb. 7 Mayor Richard is scheduled to 6 focusing on downtown and tion to the Greater Fort Wayne make nine other job Area Chamber Commerce They
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