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Transatlantic Slave Trade

A Practical and Constitutional Proposal for Reparations for African-Americans

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By Benjamin G. Davis — Responding to the discussions on Reparations are replete while the appalling reality on the ground is not in doubt, to be of assistance and subject to the wisdom of people who have been working on this far longer than me I put on my Business School hat and put this practical and constitutional proposal together. My bottom line is that it is not as hard…

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Burlington’s reparations task force meets for the first time

Burlington’s reparations task force meets for the first time

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

BURLINGTON, Vt. – Burlington’s Reparations Task Force held its first meeting on Wednesday night. The task force was created this summer by the City Council to study how Vermont benefited from slavery and make apologies and amends as necessary. While Vermont was not a slave state and was the first to abolish slavery back in 1777, those seeking reparations say nonslave states benefited from slavery. The task force includes city…

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health care inequality

Some experts propose reparations as solution for decades of racial health inequities

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“Cash restitution would save lives,” one expert says. By Dr. Divya Chhabra— As COVID-19 exacerbates long standing health inequities affecting the Black population, a growing chorus of experts suggest reparations could help narrow the divide. The concept of government-issued reparations for the descendants of slaves has been discussed for decades, with national figures like Sen. Kamala Harris expressing some level of support. California, Illinois and Washington, D.C., have introduced bills to study how to best implement reparations for historical injustices placed…

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Berkeley Conversations: The Future of Freedom: Reparations after 400

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Live Webcast November 18, 2020 — The year 2019 represented the 400th anniversary of the forced arrival of enslaved Africans in the English colonies at Point Comfort, Virginia in 1619. In the history of the African-American experience throughout this period there have been many gains in the liberation of the formerly enslaved. However, with the continuation of the conditions of structural impoverishment and systemic and violent racism, the ultimate liberation…

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African Descent's Face Close Up

Reparations is a spiritual issue

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No full reparation for slavery can ever be made. We should try anyway. By Nibs Stroupe, The Christian Century — Like any deeply rooted system, the racial system of the United States is resilient in the face of attempts to mitigate its power. In the late 19th century, the white southern powers in the US began developing a two-pronged ap­proach to retain power and in effect reestablish slavery in another…

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The Road Ahead: A Caribbean Case for Reparations

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Streamed November 5, 2020 — In the second panel discussion on the topic of Reparations, hosts Frederick Morton Jr and Hugh Riley, discuss the Caribbean Case and CARICOM’s 10 point plan. This is the Road Ahead. Featuring Panelist: Hon. Cozier Frederick, Minister for Environment, Rural Modernization & Kalinago Upliftment, Dominica. Prof. Verene Shepherd, VC of the UN Committee, Dir of the Centre of Reparations Research. Dorbrene O’Marde VC of the…

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Yes, Black Americans are entitled to reparations. We’ve earned them.

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

The legacy of slavery — and the centuries of theft it entails — does not dwell in the long-forgotten past for Black people. It’s our now. By Michelle Singletary, Washington Post — Dear Reader, Some of my happiest moments were nursing my three children. As I looked down at their faces, their fingers tangled in my hair, I felt enormous peace and joy. I never took nursing my babies for…

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Evanston Fifth Ward Map

Evanston Reparations Subcommittee Hears Plans for a New School in Fifth Ward

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By Larry Gavin — At its meeting on Oct. 23, the Reparations Subcommittee listened to a presentation by an Education Reparations Subcommittee to establish a STEM school in the Fifth Ward. Also at that meeting, Horizon Realty Group advised the Reparations Subcommittee of its plan to donate $100,000 to the Reparations Fund as part of its package of “public benefits” to secure approval of a 215 unit apartment building in the 1600 block of Chicago Avenue. The City’s Planning & Development Committee is scheduled to consider…

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out 100 people in cars and on foot made their way through the north end of Halifax on Saturday to protest the continued lack of reparations for the expropriation and demolition of Africville in the 1960s

Protesters march in Halifax, Canada to demand Africville reparations

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By Ian Fairclough — About 100 people marched and drove through a section of Halifax surrounding the periphery of the former Africville Saturday, demanding that the municipality and province move faster on compensating members of the community and their descendants. The city expropriated the land and bulldozed the community in the 1960s in the name of urban renewal. While former Halifax mayor Peter Kelly apologized publicly a decade ago and a replica…

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Reparations Protest October 2020 - 1

March for reparations passes through historic Albina neighborhood

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By Sean Bascom, PSU Vanguard — In the late morning of Saturday, October 17, a group of about 25 mostly white protesters gathered in a grassy lot next to Dawson Park in North Portland—land which once housed a vibrant Black community. A bright red banner tied between a tree and street sign read “March for Reparations to African People.” The Uhuru Solidarity Movement organized the march, which stretched across five…

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