Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Bklink: Reparations

So, the "father of hip-hop," Clive Campbell (D.J. Kool Herc) is suing Jay-Z, developer Bruce Ratner and Barclays Bank for $5 billion for slavery reparations. Jay-Z is a part owner of the Nets, which would play in the Barclays Center in Mr. Ratner's Atlantic Yards project. Barclays has been accused of historic links to the slave trade. The suit says Jay-Z, Barclays and Mr. Ratner "profited from the African Slave Trade and continue to profit from these gains, through a conspiracy dating back hundreds of years and continue to date to oppress Black people, enslave them, unlawfully deport them to all corners of the Earth."--The Real Estate

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