Post Publisher Cobb Discusses Reparations and Politics

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Paul Cobb to Interview on SIRIUS XM’s “Inside The Issue’s,” Podcast on Channel 126, with Wilmer J. Leon, III, Ph.D.

Paul Cobb, owner and publisher of the Post News Group, will appear on SIRIUS XM’s Urban View with host Wilmer J. Leon, III, Ph.D. on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

“Inside The Issues,” is a popular podcast that appears on SIRIUS XM’s Urban Channel network. The show focuses on conversation, information, inspiration, empowerment, motivation and companionship from the African-American perspective.

Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III is known as one of the most explosive voices to be born out of the Obama era. According to Dr. Cornel West, “Wilmer Leon is one of the few Black prophetic voices in the age of Obama……courageous, visionary and consistent!”

The upcoming interview is a continuation from the previous week’s interview, where Cobb pointed out that Black America needs to authentically and organically negotiate the current political, social, and economic landscape.

Cobb’s view of reparations as a reality was very compelling, which led to this week’s continuation of the previous discussion.

This week, Cobb will congratulate the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for their genealogical gift of encoding the first Black bank deposit records of $57 million. The Freedmen’s Bank organized by the U.S. Congress never repaid those deposits owed to Black Americans.

It is estimated that one in three Black families could trace their roots to those deposit records. Cobb said he traveled to Salt Lake City and discovered that his ancestor, Robert Cobb, had deposited $200.00 in the bank branch in Georgia.

With John Collins, Cobb wrote a book manuscript “Blacks On The Money” about the Freedmen’s Bank fiasco. He said the Post will continue the series started by Collins in 2005 in their podcasts and in a special national insert showing Black families how to get a free CD of the depositors’ names.

Cobb’s and Collins’ thesis is that Congress should repay the heirs of the original owners of the deposit books in today’s dollars.

“Those payments could help repair our nation towards reparations,”.said Cobb.

People can call in with questions at 1-866-801-8255, or you can catch the podcast at wihttps://www.siriusxm.com/urbanview.

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