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Senator Mitch McConnell believes Barack Obama’s election made up for slavery

ROLLINGOUT — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell believes Black people in America do not deserve reparations because Barack Obama was elected president. On June 18, Republican Sen. McConnell revealed his thoughts on reparation one day before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on reparations. The hearing will include journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates, who wrote the 2014 essay “The Case for Reparations,” actor and activist Danny Glover who will testify in favor of compensation for the descendants of slaves.

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By A.R. Shaw

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell believes Black people in America do not deserve reparations because Barack Obama was elected president.

On June 18, Republican Sen. McConnell revealed his thoughts on reparation one day before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on reparations. The hearing will include journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates, who wrote the 2014 essay “The Case for Reparations,” actor and activist Danny Glover who will testify in favor of compensation for the descendants of slaves.

Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee has proposed legislation that would establish a 13-member commission to study and consider remedies for Black people who are descendants of slaves. The commission would also consider a national apology for the 200-year history of slavery in America which began in the early 1600s.

However, McConnell believes that Black people have been compensated enough because of Obama’s election victory in 2008.

“I don’t think reparations for something that happened 150 years ago for whom none of us currently living are responsible is a good idea,” McConnell told reporters. “We’ve tried to deal with our original sin of slavery by fighting a civil war, by passing landmark civil rights legislation. We’ve elected an African American president.”

In 1998, 80,000 Japanese-American survivors of World War II internment camps received a total payout of $1.6 billion.

Black slaves were promised reparations in 1865 by the U.S. government. Roughly 400,000 acres of land stretching from Charleston, South Carolina, to the St. John’s River in Florida, including Georgia’s Sea Islands and the mainland 30 miles in from the coast, would be redistributed to newly freed slaves.

However, President Andrew Johnson, Lincoln’s successor and a sympathizer with the South, overturned the Order in the fall of 1865.

This article originally appeared in Rollingout.com

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VIce President Kamala Harris confident Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson ‘will be 1 of the greatest’

ROLLING OUT — In an exclusive interview with rolling out president Rashad Richey, US Vice President Kamala Harris shares her take on HBCU funding, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, the Russia/Ukraine situation and more.
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In an exclusive interview with rolling out president Rashad Richey, US Vice President Kamala Harris shares her take on HBCU funding, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, the Russia/Ukraine situation and more.

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Ex-NFL star Chris Johnson accused of masterminding murder-for-hire scheme

ROLLINGOUT.COM — Prosecutors relied on testimony from the informant, who alleged that Johnson forked over a handsome stack of bills to have rising gang member Dominic Bolden kill the suspected shooters. The informant said Bolden successfully carried out the murderous mission, killing one of the suspected drive-by shooters on Jan. 19, 2016, and the other on June 24 of the same year.

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Former star NFL running back Chris Johnson. (Image source: Instagram – @chrisjohnsontwo8)

By Terry Shropshire, RollingOut.com

Former NFL star running back Chris Johnson is accused of planning and financing a successful “murder-for-hire” scheme that left two dead and being heavily involved in a major drug trafficking operation in central Florida, prosecutors allege.

According to court documents obtained by TMZ, an informant claimed that Johnson sought and obtained retribution after alleged gang members shot him and killed his friend in a drive-by shooting in Orlando, Florida, on March 8, 2015.

Prosecutors relied on testimony from the informant, who alleged that Johnson forked over a handsome stack of bills to have rising gang member Dominic Bolden kill the suspected shooters. The informant said Bolden successfully carried out the murderous mission, killing one of the suspected drive-by shooters on Jan. 19, 2016, and the other on June 24 of the same year.

Bolden’s reward was multipronged, the informant said in an affidavit, according to the documents obtained by TMZ. Not only did Bolden get the bag for killing Johnson’s gang enemies, but he also rose up the ranks of the local gang in Florida, eventually becoming the “de facto leader” of the drug trafficking organization (DTO). Thirdly, Johnson allegedly provided seed money and a major contact in order for Bolden to traffic as much narcotics as possible, according to the documents.

Neither the state’s attorney’s office nor the Florida attorney general returned media inquiries to confirm this information.

Johnson, 34, who last played in the NFL in 2017, has not been charged with any crime and vehemently denied involvement in any murder or drug operation through his representative.

The former star running back rose to national fame when he rushed for more than 2,000 yards for the Tennessee Titans, a rare feat in the NFL. He played six of his 10 seasons with the Titans before being traded to the New York Jets.

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NBA player tests positive for COVID-19, rest of season suspended indefinitely

ROLLINGOUT — Utah Jazz star Rudy Gobert has contracted COVID-19 ESPN reports. But the sports news station stated that Gobert was not in the arena at the time he discovered that he has the virus.

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The National Basketball Association has just decided to suspend the rest of the season due to the coronavirus, ESPN reported at about 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

The NBA commissioner and the owners have decided to go on an indefinite hiatus after one of its star players tested positive for the potentially deadly virus.

Utah Jazz star Rudy Gobert has contracted COVID-19, ESPN reports. But the sports news station stated that Gobert was not in the arena at the time he discovered that he has the virus.

When the NBA learned of Gobert’s condition, the NBA leaders met up and decided to immediately halt the current Jazz game and then decided to quit playing.

The Dallas Mavericks and Denver Nuggets, however, are allowed to continue to play out their game in Texas as owner Mark Cuban and some in the arena have just come to grips with this shocking news.

Cuban relayed that he is in shock at how fast this pandemic is developing and the catastrophic economic and health ramifications that appear to be headed the country’s way. He also said many of the players know of what is happening as Cuban overheard players talking on the bench about Gobert and the NBA season suspension.

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