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Screenshot of the Facebook live stream of Bocas Lit Fest’s “The Case for Reparations,” a conversation with Sir Hilary Beckles (right), chaired by Andy Knight, which took place on October 11, 2020.

Beckles Calls for $50 billion Reparations Fund

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By George Alleyne — The CARICOM Reparations Committee wants $50 billion as money for an Investment Development Fund donated as a starting point by entities that profited from slavery, and apologised for their role, to begin the Caribbean growth process, and to be managed both regionally and globally. The initial money from this Fund is not intended to be passed on to individuals but, with approval of the regional and global management committee, go towards capital outlay for much…

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Screenshot of the Facebook live stream of Bocas Lit Fest's “The Case for Reparations,” a conversation with Sir Hilary Beckles (right), chaired by Andy Knight (left), which took place on October 11, 2020.

The Caribbean’s case for reparations: Part 1

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This is the first article in a series that highlights the question of slavery reparations in the Caribbean. It is based around issues discussed in the NCG Bocas Lit Fest’s live stream event, ‘The Case for Reparations,’ which featured an in-depth conversation with Sir Hilary Beckles (right), chair of the CARICOM Reparations Commission. *** Refusal of reparations denies ‘the criminal nature of colonial crimes’ By Janine Mendes-Francol — On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus…

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As the Country Examines Its Moral Compass The Faith Community Declares Reparations and HR-40 in an Overdue Season

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

The poison that resides in the soul of America is being exposed in this moment of proclamation that Black Lives Matter. It is in this moment that U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee has embraced Rev. Martin Luther King’s “Why We Can’t Wait” as the framing for the passage of HR-40. HR-40 demands remedies and reparations for the centuries of injustice and trauma suffered by African Americans in the United States….

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Centre for Reparation Research Commemorates Indigenous Peoples Day with a Virtual Symposium

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

October 12, 2020 — The Centre for Reparations Research and the University of the West Indies presents it’s 3rd Anniversary Symposium “The Indigenous Peoples and Colonising Deformities: Africa, the Americas, and the Caribbean after 1942”. Hon. P. J. Patterson and Sir Hilary Beckles among Guest Speakers Italian explorer and navigator Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas on Oct. 12, 1492. In 1494, he launched the trans-Atlantic slave trade, sending enslaved…

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How the Black Codes Limited African American Progress After the Civil War

How the Black Codes Limited African American Progress After the Civil War

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The black codes effectively continued enslavement for African Americans by restricting their rights and exploiting their labor. By Nadra Kareem Nittle — When slavery ended in the United States, freedom still eluded African Americans who were contending with the repressive set of laws known as the black codes. Widely enacted throughout the South following the Civil War—a period called Reconstruction—these laws both limited the rights of Black people and exploited them as a…

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D.C. Council member Kenyan R. McDuffie

D.C. slaveholders once won reparations. Now, the city eyes payment for descendants of enslaved people.

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By Michael Brice-Saddler & Fenit Nirappil, WashPost — The nation’s capital would be the latest jurisdiction to seriously explore providing reparations to the descendants of enslaved people under legislation proposed by a member of the D.C. Council. The bill to establish a task force to study reparations comes after District residents demanded racial justice and equity during protests over the summer after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Announced Monday…

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Robin Rue Simmons

How the long fight for slavery reparations is slowly being won

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

In a suburb of Chicago, the world’s first government-funded slavery reparations programme is beginning. Robin Rue Simmons helped make it happen – but her victory has been more than 200 years in the making By Kris Manjapra, The Guardian — It began with an email. On an especially cold day in Evanston, Illinois, in February 2019, Robin Rue Simmons, 43 years old and two years into her first term as…

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Elaine Arkansas

National Groups Join Reparatory Justice Initiative in Elaine, Arkansas

By NAARC Posts, News & Current Affairs, Press Releases / Statements, Reparations

National Groups Join Reparatory Justice Initiative in Elaine, Arkansas. Sacred Commemoration Service of Remembrance Is Planned. On the evening of September 30, 1919, African American families had gathered at the Hoop Spur Church in Elaine, AK to discuss the ways in which as sharecroppers they could be fairly paid for their labor and for the products they had…

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The Black Wall Street mural in Tulsa, Okla.

It’s time for wealthy donors to embrace reparations, not more charity

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Philanthropy as usual isn’t enough to confront a racial wealth gap that’s exploding during the pandemic. By Edgar Villanueva & Chuck Collins, Market Watch — As the coronavirus rages and the economic fallout continues, the wealth gap between our country’s largely white top 1% and the Black and brown communities bearing the brunt of the pandemic has never been more exposed. U.S. billionaires have increased their wealth by nearly $1 trillion during…

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