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Native Americans Set to Receive $3.4 Billion Dollar Settlement From the U.S. Government, Zero For Blacks.

Former lead attorney Cobell with Sec. of the Interior Salazar

Native Americans are poised to receive a $3.4 billion dollar settlement from the U.S. government, one of the largest settlements in this country’s history.

The settlement between the U.S. government and Native Americans has to do with land trusts that Native Americans say were managed in such a way that disadvantaged them and reduced their royalties.

Yahoo News reports:

One of the largest U.S. government settlements in history began with a lawsuit filed in 1996 byElouise Cobell of Browning, Mont. The Blackfeet leader observed that those who leased Indian land made money from its natural resources, while the Indians themselves remained in poverty with no accounting of the royalties from that land that were held in trust for them by the government.

“We all are happy that this settlement can finally be implemented,” attorney Dennis Gingold said in a statement. “We deeply regret that Ms. Cobell did not live to see this day.”

The settlement calls for an estimated 350,000 Native Americans to begin receiving $1,000 compensatory checks as early as Christmas.

“With the settlement now final, we can put years of discord behind us and start a new chapter in our nation-to-nation relationship,” said Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.

 What about blacks? Is there no dollar amount on the free wages African Amercans provided, even though Congress was able to put a dollar figure on land trusts?
Is there no dollar amount which could compensate blacks whose ancestors were run off land that they legally owned by racist whites? Or have we all just stopped asking?

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100 comments

  1. JustAnotherAmerican

    Why don’t you cover a story about how the blacks think they are entitled to everything from the white man even though they were sold by their own kind into slavery and then talk about those who volunteered to work for the opportunity to own land in the end of their service and how the land owners be they a he/she, white/black,(because the blacks were just as guilty as the whites for owning slaves), (matter of fact blacks owned their own blacks slaves first) had to pay for and gave them, workers we’ll call them, as that is what they really were, everything they needed to survive (as is a fact or else they wouldn’t be here now to bitch about every injustice done to them), (well actually their predecessors because most of these racist idiots demanding entitlements wasn’t even thought of yet) where again I’ll point you to their ancestors from their native land who sold them into slavery in the first place just to earn a buck so to speak, which might lead to the fact that most people do not even trust black people, even blacks don’t trust blacks and that must mean something, because of their past actions? So I’d say they at least received enough already and possibly more than what they would have received if they would have stayed in their native land and been slaves there. Not to question, what kind of evolution would have occurred if the white man had not helped their kind? Just a thought.

  2. Fuck this world to hell.

  3. 5MILLION DOLLARS AND SOME OIL MINES WITH A LOT
    OF OIL SHOULD DO THE TRICK OF REPARATIONS FOR ME.

  4. ANDREW JACKSON ELIMINATED 40 ACRES AND A MULE
    THAT WAS GIVEN TO AFRICAN AMERICANS,BUT 43
    PRESIDENTS ALL THE UP UNTIL NOW LET THE ORDER
    STAND EVENTHOUGH ANDREW JACKSON WAS IMPEACHED. TURNING A BLIND EYE TO FAIR JUSTICE
    IS A MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE.

  5. Congressman Conyers has negotiated multiple Bills regarding reparations for African Americans for over a decade. He has worked diligently, consistently & fervently with the late attorney, Johnny Cochran, Randall Robinson (The Debt author) & other prominent African historians, litigators & politicians to faciliate an OVERDO apology and repayment of over 200 years of FREE LABOR. Wealth secured on our backs through agriculture( cotton, sugar, rice,tobacco)- masonry(from plantations to the White House) – industrial( machinery to railroads) Whites have reaped the benefits of our labor. Asian Americans, Jews, Aboriginies,Native Americans have received remittance. Reparations for Blacks is our RIGHTFUL INHERITANCE. I am pleased litigation has proved successful for the Native Americans. The lawsuit should set a precedence and provide renewed, aggressive demands for Black Americans.

  6. Damn, don’t the casino money go to the Indians? Do they not already get paid for living on the reservation? Have anybody every seen a homeless Indian, ok Japanese, Jew. Ok how many homeless Mexicans have you seen. AND REMEMBER EVERY 20 or 25 YEARS ( they ) VOTE TO SEE WEATHER BLACKS HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE. dAayuuummmmm. We were striped of our language, our heritage forced to learn broken English from dummies, raped, butchered, hung for entertainment after Sunday Service. Bought and sold as property and after the free labor, blacks were paid 2 or more times less than the few whites. We have always paid for their CREDIT. We are owed. And for the Mexicans who say they do what Black men won’t do. WORK FOR FREE

    • JustAnotherAmerican

      Native Americans migrated here just like everyone else. Just like every other thing in history the strongest and most intelligent survives. The Natives can relate that to animals if they need to. Any territory fought over and was won, was the property of the winner just like in boxing, and basketball which I’m sure most blacks can relate too, or any other sport you see. If the winner was better than the loser they need to except that fact and quit crying like little itty bitty babies about being dumber and in the end losers who was betrayed by their own kind.

  7. No they just don't care about blacks.

  8. When is the hebrew man and woman gonna wake up and realize that we are not suppose to prosper in this land. Our people has been in this land for almost 400 years and it been one constant stomping since when reached the ports in jamestown va in 1619. This place is a punishment for our disobediance to the our creator whose name is YAH..
    hebrewisraelites.org. read for yourself.

    • Well you should find where your YAH is and move there…. Because my Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ rules this homeland buck o! Except for those whacked out Muslims and their whacked religion that teaches them it's alright to kill. And you say ,YOUR people doesn't prosper here???? And what people may that be? Blacks? Again you need to change your eye wear prescription if you can't or just refuse to see ALL the PROFESSIONAL BLACKS there are today.

    • Travis Small, I have observed your posts, and all you have done is come on this thread and antagonize. There are others on this thread that question reparations without the indifference, apathy, and antagonism that I perceive from you. First of all, you invoke the phrase "my Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ." Do you know that the Heavenly Father has a name ( Psalm 68:4 )? You should have read your bible before making a disrespectful comment as you did toward the name of Yah.

      And concerning the collective prosperity of "blacks" in the USA: In 1865, "blacks" owned about 1.5% of the nation's wealth. Today, with all of the "professionals" that you speak of, "blacks" still collectively own about 1.5% of the nation's wealth.

      You would like to see our people shut up, forgive, forget, and move on. Do you feel the same about the Jews? Do you make the same disrespectful comments towards Jews who do not feel that they have been justly compensated for the Holocaust? Do you know that there are corporations to this day that are coughing up billions of dollars in reparations to Holocaust victims and their descendants, and there are Jewish groups that are still fighting for more? What do you think of that? Are you as apathetic and indifferent toward their concerns as you are towards ours?

  9. The white man will compensate every race that they have stolen from. “However”, they will never have enough money to compensate those of african descent. It would bankrupt this country. The United States is the land of the native americans. However, out of the ravaging the white man has done, he had to leave the United States and travel across the globe, and terrorize a continent that they had no right to be on. , They took people of africa and forced them into slavery from a land of their own to a country and land they did not know. Thereafter they used and abused them and used them as collateral to build this country known as America. Do you really believe these whites are going to give up their luxury to give back for their ancestors wrong? ‘HELL NO! It would depelete this United States economy and the world.

    • ACTUALLY ARCHAEOLOGIST HAVE FOUND EVIDENCE
      THAT GO BACK FURTHER THEN THE PRESENCE OF INDIANS THAT AFRICANS WAS HERE FIRST AND THERE
      TRIBES,SO ACTUALLY THE INDIANS AND CONGRESS
      OWE US.

  10. So how does this work do we have to register as Native American or something…my great grandfather was Native American.

  11. David (Future U.S. Senator)

    Don’t miss this point that was made about Special Order #15, and I would like to add…. The Reconstruction Act and The Freedman’s Bureau Act. These Laws were inacted to address the begining process of The Repair of The Newly Freed Slaves of 1865. The Repeal of these Laws could be found UnConstitutional. Let’s check it out and consider adding this Info to Our Augument. Peace and Many Blessings!

  12. How can you put a price tag on someone’s ancestrial land that, in almost all tribes, had significant religious ties as well? Please remember that there were red people on the selling block in Charles Town too! History points out that blacks were “commodities” with intrinsic labor value but native americans took up space and were exterminated to glean land ownership.

    Speaking of Columbus, that bast*rd was received by a native king who offered his prize possesion, his crown, to the invader who mistook a sign of friendliness for submission. And here we are…

  13. Nothing will happen for us if we keep our damn mouths shut.

  14. @Anton… You are so right!!!! What more do you want Lisa?!! You were born into PRIVELEDGE(whiteness). You could NEVER imagine what it is to be black in a country that despise the color of your skin. You wouldn't last a day because you're so used to enjoying you're priveledges of being white in this country.

    • What Country do you live in???? I live in the USA and I sure don't see what you see. That's why life can't continue without prejudice with people like you constantly saying stupid stuff like that. STOP the mind set of the1900's yourself and live for today…. The people I see Black/White or whatever seem to be getting along just fine. Maybe you live in a certain place and you make it your choice to find fault in others and try and keep people of different races getting along.

  15. WE SPEND 1 TRILLION DOLLARS A YR ON OTHER RACES PRODUCT AND.
    A LOT OF US RECIEVE GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE AND A SMALL PORTION.
    OF US WORK, YELP THIS IS THE REPARATION IN AMERICA.BUT BECAUSE.
    OF THE EFFECT ON THE WILLIE LYNCH, WE ARE FINACIALLY RACIST, AND.
    SELFISH AGAINST EACH OTHER BECAUSE WE BEEN PROGRAMMED NOT TO.
    PUT OUR MONEY TOGETHER IN ORDER TO BUILD BUSINESSESS TO CREATE.
    BLACK MILLIONAIRES, HIRE BLACK EMPLOYEES.WE HAVE OUR REPARATION.
    ITS JUST DIVIDED AMONGST US LIKE WE ARE TOWARDS EACH OTHER.
    IMAGINE ALL OUR MONEY POOLED TOGETHER(1 TRILLION DOLLRS).
    OUR SLAVERY IS OUR DIVISION, BLACK ON BLACK CRIMES, AND SELL OUTS.

  16. Ok I'm ready for all of the hateful feed back. Since 1954 the Government has spent to date 5.3 TRILLION dollars on safety net programs, from food to housing to education to you name it. I know it didn't all come to us , we did however get our share, and it's turn us into a bunch of whining takers, the more we get the less we are expected to do to make it on our own.

    Stop living in the past, you don't have to forget about reading history.
    as it was written, but I would suggest we are compromising our future by continuing to believe and expecting a cash payment for work done by our fore fathers. If you think we can get it Ask the President, it's our best chance!

    Yes I know it was slavery, but it's still happening around the world and here in America where we have the greatest opportunity in the world we still are slave to drugs, crime, fashion, the dislike of education the fear of truth and knowledge, and it's not the white mans fault. It's ours, we chose the path we walk!

  17. Thanks for another slap in the face.

  18. Chief-tess
    Cherokee Shawnee of America.
    wado

  19. The only goal worth fulfilling for conscious nubian descendants(africans) is trust each other and unite/work together now, right now, on all fronts, in all ways, we know who we are now, so be the deity within and create with your mind the reality we want. The mind is not unlimited so 'we' must stop repeated the same old dead end pursuits. If you know who your ancient egiptian ancestors are learn to utilize the spirituality and black magic(khamesty), transmute your mentality and then transform your reality.

  20. In this age of inflation, what is $1,000?? Hell, my stimulus check back when Bush was in office was $1,500! I think this is a slap in the face! Those who profited off the natural resources have probably made trillions so this is a drop in the bucket. I won't even start on the reparations for blacks. I'm still trying to figure out why we pay reparations to Holocaust survivors when we didn't oppress them but give the shoulder shrug to the group of people who build this country & were never compensated. This is a farce.

  21. Reparations should not only come from the treatment of slaves but repudiation of all the inventions taken away!!!

  22. I keep telling y'all that's our blood in Native Americans. Black Americans and some Mexican Brothers should be getting reparations out of that 3.4 billion. BTW, y'all know Chris Columbus was Jewish right? He changed his name to get financing from the Queen of Spain. Sooo, after C.Columbus got lost and landed in the West Indies where African were already settled disease free, does he still deserve a Holiday?

  23. I am sick to my stomach…..what about my ancestors are they not deserving of reparations too? So blacks with native american ancestors are not considered for anything?

  24. That huddle sounds like a great plan but we here in the diaspora don't care two shits about each other so why should we get anything. We just gonna give it right back to them. "They murdered all our voices and replaced them with self pride & now were plunging into darkness"! Maybe your huddle should only include those who are willing to literally die for his/her ppl. "NO JOKE!!!"

  25. File suit….don't talk or ask what if? Do something!

  26. Anton Kwatakye Kwame

    Q. Should Blacks in America who are descended from Afrikan prisoners of war who were brought here to be chattel labor seek and be entitled to reparations?

    A. Yes and no.

    Q. Should we support long standing organizing and organizations who have been fighting for [external] reparations despite whether we believe in it or not such as NCOBRA and the PG-RNA?

    A. YES!

    Q. Should we put ALL our eggs in the "expecting USG to pay us for what cant be repaid" basket?

    A. NO!

    Q. Do we need to take some responsibility to engage in [internal] reparations and REPAIR ourselves with the opportunities in this country?

    A. WITHOUT QUESTION!

    • Anton Kwatakye Kwame

      People are talking about 40 acres and a mule but STILL dont understand its roots. Its very important that we STUDY Union General William Sherman's Special Field Order #15.

      "Special Field Orders, No. 15 were military orders issued during the American Civil War, on January 16, 1865, by General William Tecumseh Sherman, commander of the Military Division of the Mississippi of the United States Army.[1] They provided for the confiscation of 400,000 acres (1,600 km²) of land along the Atlantic coast of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida and the dividing of it into 40-acre (0.16 km2) parcels, on which were to be settled approximately 18,000 freed slave families and other Blacks then living in the area.

      The orders were issued following Sherman's March to the Sea. They were intended to address the immediate problem of dealing with the tens of thousands of black refugees who had joined Sherman's march in search of protection and sustenance, and "to assure the harmony of action in the area of operations".[2] General Sherman issued his orders after meeting in Savannah, Georgia with twenty ministers of the black community and with U.S. Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. Brig. Gen. Rufus Saxton, an abolitionist from Massachusetts who had previously organized the recruitment of black soldiers for the Union Army, was put in charge of implementing the orders.[3]

      The orders had little concrete effect, as they were revoked in the fall of that same year by President Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Abraham Lincoln after his assassination."

      Later, Andrew Johnson revoked the order in order to APPEASE the same rebels and traitors who illegally seceded from the Union in the first place. What happens when mafia and drug people get arrested and have their assets seized? Those assets are sold to the public. Yet in this early case, we have the Union fucking over Afrikan workers to appease their Europeon brothers who had waged war against them. Think.

    • Do a survey on how many tribes sold their own people into slavery.. Just get all the facts straight. Maybe somebody should go back to those tribes and ask for some money as well

  27. So where do we start and how? For those who willing to put in some work. Let me know Indians got there's let's attempt to get ours. A closed mouth won't get fed

  28. NOOOOO remember even after giving 94% of our votes to Obama and the Democrats, we can’t ask them for nuthin and they don’t owe us nuthin right? Guess who signs off on the deal? Obama and Eric Holder. ..so stick with ur ” Obama is not the Prez of black folks” state. Bet the Blackfeet are calling him their Prez … Hotep. ..

    • Brother Imhotep:

      These slave azz negroids don’t give a da*mn, what they give to these so-called indians. If this cat would’ve invited the grand wizard of the klan, they would still be happy!

      When we talk reparations; these negroids get scared and start shaking like a leaf on a tree.

      The Black Afrikan Olmecs are the ORIGINAL inhabitants of amerikkka! The so-called indians are johnny-come-lately!!!

      By the way…I ain’t seen a ‘red’ man in all my life!!! The FIRST amerindians were BLACK and BROWN!!!

      REPARATIONS NOW…O’DRAMA!!! FVCK THE SO-CALLED RED INDIDANS; THEY WERE BLACK!!!

      By the way… it was 4.6BILLION DOLLARS HE GAVE TO THESE PEOPLE!!!

      Hotep!

      • YOU DONT REALIZE WHAT YOUR SAYINGBECAUSE IF I AM CORRECT YOUR SAYING THAT THE FIRST PEOPLE
        HERE IN AMERICA WAS BLACK INDIANS IN WHICH THE
        INDIANS THATS RECIEVING REPARATION IS BLACK
        ALSO.SO ARE YOU SAYING BLACKS ARE GETTING
        REPARATION BUT THROUGH A INDIAN TRIBE.

  29. Damn! Before anything was taking from our brothers… Millions of us were already enslave throughout the planet already making a way for America to exist…. Surely since the Government is giving reparations out now, they can, should, or must consider, recognize, repair, and REPAY The Black Man/Woman for what has and is still being done to them. Even White America can agree to that Mr. President/Congress/Senate/Wall Street!!! A lil something…. DAMN!

  30. WE HAVE ALLOWED VENOMOUS NEGROPEANS TO TAKE HOLD OF BLACK LEADERSHIP AND THEY HAVE BECOOME THE MOUTHPIECE TO ADVOCATE THE TRANSGRESSIONS IMPOSED BY THE WHITES AND THEIR OFFSPRING. THESE TRAITOROUS CHARLATANS MUST BE NEUTRALIZED EFFECTIVELY AND WE MUST TAKE NOT ASK THESE INVADERS FOR NOTHING.

  31. Brenda Helton Ginn Worley

    That's a pretty cheap price for taking the US lands from the Indian's, in 30 years or maybe 50 we will be so mixed maybe the the people of this Country can stand as one people and the only thing that will seperate us will be DNA.

    • I agree Brenda, AS ONE PEOPLE…. and all the rest just can pack up and find new home. And leave us here at home alone.

  32. His for the Native Americans considering what the government did to them. Now I agree with the majority of the comments asking whets our due is, hire native Americans have been pushing to remove blacks from making a valid connection to native ancestry, and how this president had dropped the ball. Additionally, hire it it’s Ting for blacks to mobilize and demand or reparations for threes injustice in this country due to free labor from slavery, discrimination institutionally, Jim crow, etc. ours ancestors fought so we can have friends and equality today, to have measures of power to fight against.continued today. WE come from a stoing people as well that survived the horrors of slavery, built this country, and should not be ashamed because we demand our due because our ancestors weren’t in the position to do so. They survived so that we could carry on the good fight.

    We want our check!!!

  33. Actually and Factually, I am more native than the so called native americans, and have endured not for years, but for eons.

  34. Well said Maat

  35. 1st off, they OWE the native americans much much more than billions, it really can’t even be quanitified; but black people–they can’t print that much money. Just think about 250 plus years of free labor, along with almost 100 years of jim crow with black people paying 1st class taxes but receiving 4th class services and today paying ghetto taxes in the form of higher prices for goods in our neighborhoods. And at the end of the day, most whites think we should be grateful for the honor of slavery, abuse, discrimination and being the victims of centuries at the hands of apartheid central.

  36. The law of karma dictates, "what goes around comes around"! Until they do right by us and our ancestors , America won't ever reach its full greatness. America redeem yourself!

  37. WE MUST COME AS A NATION WITH A NATIONALITY. THIS IS THE ONLY THING THE U.S. AND THE UNITED NATIONS RECOGNIZE.

    • Anton Kwatakye Kwame

      We HAVE a Nation: Its called the Republic of New Afrika. And the international process has already begun.

    • IF THE REPUBLIC OF NEW AFRICA STILL REFER TO THEMSELVES AS BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN WHICH ARE BOTH BRANDS, WOULD NOT FAIR WELL IN THIS INTERNATIONAL PROCESS. THOUGH I UNDERSTAND WHAT IS TRYING TO BE DONE.

    • Anton Kwatakye Kwame OMG I'm laughing my ass off at you….. If you want a new Africa then find an island and move you and your friends on it.. and have what ever you want. This will never be nothing of the sort. This is America and that's what it will remain. My goodness a life…. Don't you think it's bad enough with all those crazy wacko's from another Country trying to kill everyone here already????? And here you go wit some silly new Africa Plan…. MY LORD… get a life!

  38. Aside from the pale face Native Americans there were also Black Native American Indians here…the state of California was named after a Black Amazon Warrior Princess by the name of Queen Califah and back then as well the Olmecs also occupied Mexico as well as several other states in the West and Midwest; are they along with the Black Native Americans in the Southeast regions also included as part of this settlement….if not…why not?

  39. INDIANS ARE AFRICANS BUT BECAUSE OF THOSE WHO ARE IN POWER WHO HAVE CONTROL WHAT TO CALL ANYBODY CAN DICTATE WHO IS WHO. WHY? DON'T THEY CALL YOU A MINORITY? A MINOR? ONE THAT CANT SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES, ONE WHO HAVE TO ASK FOR PERMISSION. AND YOU SAY WITH PRIDE, " IM A MINORITY"! MY PEOPLE ARE DESTROYED BECAUSE THEY WILL NOT TAKE THE TIME TO GAIN KNOWLEDGE. HISPANICS JUST CAME INTO EXISTENCE IN THE 70S. THEIR RACE WAS CREATED LIKE AFRICAN AMERICAN WAS CREATED IN 1975 ALONG WITH SPECIAL ED. BUT ANYWAY MY POINT, WE MUST NOT COME TOGETHER AS BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICANS BUT WE MUST COME BY WHAT THE UNITED NATIONS AND THE UNITE

  40. IN ORDER FOR THIS UNITED STATES CORPORATION, THATS RIGHT CORPORATION! WHICH THE MAJORITY OF YOU ARE "CIVIL LITER. MORTIUS" DEAD IN THE EYES. OF LAW DUE TO YOUR. CORPORATE FICTION (STRAW
    MAN) CREATED AT BIRTH. YOU FIRST HAVE TO REALIZE THAT "BLACK"," AFRICAN AMERICAN ", " JAMAICAN " ECT, ARE BRANDS AND HAVE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH YOUR NATIONALITY. AS A MATTER OF FACT, WHAT IS YOUR NATIONALITY IF YOU ARE SO-CINDIAN WHERE DID THIS SO- CALLED NAME INDIAN ORIGINATE?

    • Nedrea SweetPea Scott

      Here we go with pushing a black notion again. Indians are NOT africans. They are just that, Native Americans, and this country is their origination. So many people push false information out here, and claim that it is right, that it is becoming hard to tell what the real history of people are, and what it is NOT………How do I figure this, because I am Cherokee Native American, but I am also a black American and Irish.

    • NO. HERE YOU GO AGAIN. I AM PUSHING FACTS. ITS MORE THAN A NOTION. BLACK IS A BRAND AND SO IS INDIAN. FURTHERMORE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS NOT A COUNTRY. YOU HAVE BEBEN DECEIVED, YOU LIVE IN A CORPORATION. THIS INFORMATION IS NOT FALSE BUT TRUE. BECAUSE YOU ARE A SO-CALLED " CHEROKEE NATIVE AMERICAN" " BLACK AMERICAN" AND "IRISH" YOU'RE ON POINT? I COME IN PEACE. I COME TO EDUCATE, NOT TO MISINFORM.

  41. How could reparations for black people be handled justly? Would white people who had black slave ancestors be eligible? How about people whose slave-owning ancestors were, themselves, black people? Would a wealthy black immigrant from Africa be eligible? Would Obama be eligible? I'm not disagreeing with the idea of reparations, per se. I just have no idea it could possibly be handled sensibly, nevermind fairly.

    • Do you think actually having the conversation would be a step in the right direction? Plus, the US could pay for infrastructure in West Africa.

    • This was a lawsuit involving a specific group of natives and their connection a specific amount of property held in trust by the government. This isn't about ethnic reparations and I'm not sure how fully the commentator grasps that. While conversation and the exchange of ideas is a good thing, I'm not really feeling that a step towards a dead end (i.e. reparations that could never happen as people dream they might happen) and dashed hopes would be a step in the right direction.

    • All that being said, if the government wants to send a check to everyone who comes up dark on the "brown paper bag test," I don't have much problem with that.

  42. Somebody get me a Q-tip so I can get some change

  43. Its Good they're finally getting something, even though they deserve more. Blacks need to push harder to get what we deserve, like any other "minority" in America that's been abused. No reason to hate.

  44. My grandmother was Cherokee where's my damn check

  45. Again, no monies for American Blacks who had ancestors suffer the indignant of Slavery, rape, murder, living in deplorable conditions. Well, These o-call black leaders should cover their heads and kiss their butts. They cowtow down to the whites and forget about the majority of blacks. Yes, I'm happy for the Indians. They deserve the funds. How long must we wait for our "40 acres and a mule"? I want mine with INTEREST.

    • Lisa Kostmayer Whitesell

      I would like to get a settlement too, because I think it is sickening that people haven't always been treated equal.

    • Lisa Kostmayer Whitesell

      I would like to get a settlement too, because I think it is sickening that people haven't always been treated equal.

    • Anton Kwatakye Kwame

      You have a settlement. Its called white privilege. It was the *original settlement*.

    • I like your response Lisa. I hear you. but, this is about what happened BEFORE you and I were born. Although you are not like your ANCESTORS, This is about what so many people referred to as "the Founding Fathers". Remember in your History classes , when they signed the Emmancipation Act, it was written for compensation for what have been endured for so many years, would be a price of "40 acres of Land and a mule" to tend the land with. But, as the repatriated Southerners would have it, they refused to honor the Presidential Proclaimation, hence, the freed slaves went without.

    • Anton Kwatakye Kwame .. I think you need to back up there Mr. know it all….Let me tell you a LITTLE secret. I know slavery was wrong…. but ALL MANKIND HAS BEEN SLAVES IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER…. even from way back in Jesus Christs days… in the Bible. READ IT…. NOT ONLY BLACKS!!! I'm sick and tired of any black person thinking just because someone was/is white that they are or were privileged…. MY ASS…. Even my Father and Mother worked in fields for other white people just like their Parents before them….Which for them it was just to have a place to live and food to it….. Oh I have many stories told how the poor whites were treated and it wasn't any better than the Blacks or the Indians.. So when you want to complain about your ANCESTORS life also think about the others that were right there beside them. And that's what it was… YOUR ANCESTORS.. NOT YOU OR ME. And you know one thing Mr Man….. I do have Indian/ white and probably black in me as well…. My family came from an area of South Carolina that was known for the plantations and Indians of the area….. I really don't care what I am…. That has nothing to do with me being a civil caring person to others. You want 40 acres and mule… then go to work and buy it. The same goes for me….. I know there are plenty of blacks and mixed races that feel the same way I do. Just look at how many more professional blacks there are today…. The number is outstanding….. That's because most are living in today and going forth but knowing where their ancestors came from…. But they are not stopping and standing around saying give me what you owe me… They are making a change and that is just what life is all about… no matter what race you are.

  46. The problem is, history charlatans like Henry Louis Gates are paid to produce documentaries about suspect DNA tests to bamboozle you into believing you have no indigenous native blood. You aren't told that your people were on this land before Columbus set his murderous, deviant feet on this soil. I knew my Choctaw aka Blackfoot great grandfather. What you all dont understand is that many of these settlements from the government should include you, but we are either too easily duped by Caucasians and their Negro puppet mouthpieces or we are too non unified to demand retribution collectively.

    • 1000.00 i need to go get my blood tested asap. Then what do I do after that Grady? I am DEAD serious.

    • I know for a fact my great great grandfather was a chocktaw Indian f that pay me lol

    • Our economic system invalidates the concept of reparations. I could collect money that would be borrowed for profit to pay me those reparations. The profit being payed for by my own federal income tax I would essentially be limiting my future economic stability by accepting some borrowed money that I have to repay while some rich white banker gets rich off of my future labor.
      When they start paying reparations in gold I'll consider accepting their bribes for racism. In the mean time I'll just wait for the shit to hit the fan and have a gun ready.

    • Aside from that point tho it amazes me how a variety of races have received money due to the atrocities of our forefathers yet we are people who have been transplanted here on this soil against our will no 40 acres no mule really wow

    • Rhonda, I would google the settlement decision and find out better details than the article provides, I could see having to sue the recipient of the settlement, because they damn sure ain't gonna wanna give up a penny.

      I hear you Donnie, but I'm sure that lil fiat money will buy a piece of gold and a good shotgun, gotta start somewhere and tomorrow ain't promised.

      Maya, that's the thing, all the ancestors that were enslaved during that time were not bought here from Afrika, we were already either on this continent or what is considered now as South America.

    • Rhonda Nolan 298 will get you the blood test 1000 is expensive

    • Donnie Scones i know thats right. common sense to me

    • Mayalia Barris likewise sis. we know we are chocktaw.

    • I agree with your accurate assessment of Henry Skip Gates as in Skipping the truth. He is such a pathological liar when he speaks of our history and culture. Yes, they did come before Columbus, 25,000 years before him and left their remnants of civilizations all throughout the Americas. The African did not come across a land bridge either, they came across the vast Atlantic Ocean in seaworthy vessels.

    • Anton Kwatakye Kwame

      "What you all dont understand is that many of these settlements from the government ***should*** include you"….

      But they dont do they? Include us. So what are talking about?

    • Anton Kwatakye Kwame

      Pink kittens are dogs.

    • Right on Brother Niger! Post this again, they didn't hear ya!

    • Mayalia Barris my grandmother was also…Where did your folks live..What were there names?

    • MAYALIA BARRIS
      I WOULD NOT BE TRYING TO VALIDATE A INDIAN RACE THAT HATE BLACKS UP UNTIL THIS DAY,SO STOP YOUR RACIST RANTS
      AND LET ME GUESS,YOU CALL YOURSELF BLACK,AND IF NOT GET
      YOUR CONFUSED A..S OFF THIS BLACK SITE.

    • Interesting post – makes me think. Thank you!

    • My grand parents was also Choctaw.and Chickasaw. But they said my Native bloodline % was to low to receive any thing. And my grandfather was a Choctaw Chief and Grandmother a Chickasaw Princess. Whos land had oil, and stole from them. But i cant get a dollar??!! Thats f up!!!

  47. for all those who don't want reparations or what I like to call compensation for work done that was never paid for. We have to be smart enough to push for what is rightfully ours! They lie to you and say nobody owes you anything that's a damn lie they do owe you something! It's time we get what is ours! Truth has come to you~.

  48. And this is one reason that the Native Americans are making a concerted effort to deny geneology that Black folks may have some connection to them.

    • We do not have a connection with Native Indians…they have a connection with us blk ppls. I'm sure if it was researched, they have more African blood than we have Indian blood.

  49. Read the book The Debt by Randall Robinson on this issue.

  50. African & African American leadership has been Hijacked to the degree that it is akin to a Dog Chasing it's own tail going round and around….Going Nowhere….. It's is high time we got our own House in "Order" The Black Farmer issue was the key opportunity to Press ahead in all aspects of our socioeconomic/political arena's… For lack of leadership we dropped the ball… This time now with OBama having 4 more years to act…We as a people should go into "The Huddle" and develop our game plan for the future of the race… It is "Now" or Never"… We will never have this opportunity again in our Lifetime…. The ultimate end aim should be to Bringing about a United States of Africa at the end of the day…Where all those of African decent in the Diaspora are united as ONE… Oh…What A Wonderous Day That Will Be! Congo as the Federal Capital of The United States of Africa….

    • I absolutely love the concept of "The Huddle" it's long over due! Yes it's time for us to claim for damages owed to our ancestors. They were not allowed to leave their children and inheritance and force to work for free. For that reason I'm standing in the wind of time for my ancestors until the door is shut on the debts owed. The reparation campaign has begun, look up Congressman Conyers H.R. 40 Bill. I strongly suggest any African-American who has at lease 150 year history in America to contact me via email. cmontague37@gmail.com Please do your research!…. and let the Huddle began.

    • And because it was theie fault that many of us can't trace our history we are all owed something and shouldn't have to produce evidence.

  51. WOW

  52. Wow…I'd be happy with the 40 acres and that mule that we were supposed to get! Hell, I'll take 5 acres and a Jeep! #imeasy

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