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UN Calls for Reparations, Good Luck, Team USA, and More

by Black America Web

Ben E. King (1938-2015)

1. Ummm…Good Luck, Team U.S.A…

Tokyo 2020..Opening Ceremony ....Evening Standard Picture


Ummm…Good Luck, Team U.S.A…

What You Need to Know:

 23 Chinese swimmers were allowed to compete in the 2021 Olympics, despite testing positive for use of a banned heart medication. The Chinese athletes went on to win six medals in the Tokyo Olympics, including three gold.

The New York Times revealed that during the pandemic, Chinese swimmers got together to practice in advance of the Olympics. They were tested during a practice session, with results revealing that nearly half of the top swimmers who eventually went to the 2021 games, tested positive for a heart drug, Trimetazidine, referred to as TMZ. The prescription heart medication makes it easier for athletes to train. 

2. A Reparations Call From the United Nations



. A Reparations Call From the United Nations


 What You Need to Know:

 At a United Nations meeting on April 19, the UN human rights chief, Volker Turk, emphasized the need for concrete steps to address reparations for people of African descent, adding his voice to growing calls for justice for slavery atrocities.

Turk’s remarks came during the closing of the four-day UN Permanent Forum on People of African Descent (PFPAD), where support for reparations gained traction among African and Caribbean nations. The proposed reparations could encompass financial payments and other amends for crimes dating back to the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

“I join your demands for action now,” stated Turk, urging governments to demonstrate true leadership by swiftly moving from rhetoric to action to address historical wrongs.

3. Autism Speaks Encourages Early Screening

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Autism Speaks Encourages Early Screening

What You Need to Know:

 Most children with autism, the neurodevelopment disorder that affects an…

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