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Enough of aid – let’s talk reparations

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

By Jason Hickel Colonialism is one of those things you’re not supposed to discuss in polite company – at least not north of the Mediterranean. Most people feel uncomfortable about it, and would rather pretend it didn’t happen. In fact, that appears to be the official position. In the mainstream narrative of international development peddled by institutions from the World Bank to the UK’s Department of International Development, the history…

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Retracing Slavery’s Trail of Tears

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

  Retracing Slavery’s Trail of Tears America’s forgotten migration – the journeys of a million African-Americans from the tobacco South to the cotton South A coffle of slaves being marched from Virginia west into Tennessee, c. 1850. (Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, Virginia) By Edward Ball; Photographs by Wayne Lawrence SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 2015 When Delores McQuinn was growing up, her father told her a story about…

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N’COBRA-Chicago Statement On The Pope’s Visit and the Roman Catholic Church

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

N”COBRA-Chicago’s Press Conference Address on the Omissions by the Pope on His Visit to America Good Evening. N’COBRA, the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America, Chicago Chapter would like to thank everyone for coming out this evening. We are here to address the Omissions from the Pope’s messages during his visit to the US in relationship to people of African descent. In addition, we are calling on all…

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How the Legacy of Slavery Affects the Mental Health of Black Americans Today

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

By Alma Carten Am I not a man emblem used during the campaign to abolish slavery. The image is from a book from 1788, so there can be no effective copyright. Photo Credit: Josiah Wedgwood, William Hackwood et Henry Webber. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons On July 22, in announcing the federal indictment of Charleston killer Dylann Roof, Attorney General Loretta Lynch commented that the expression of forgiveness offered by the victims’…

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The history of British slave ownership has been buried: now its scale can be revealed

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

A print shows African captives being taken on board a slave ship. Photograph: Print Collector/Getty By David Olusoga The past has a disconcerting habit of bursting, uninvited and unwelcome, into the present. This year history gate-crashed modern America in the form of a 150-year-old document: a few sheets of paper that compelled Hollywood actor Ben Affleck to issue a public apology and forced the highly regarded US public service broadcaster PBS to…

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Makes the Case For Reparations

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

ByBetsy Kaplan VIEW SLIDESHOW 1 of36 Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle. He wrote The Case for Reparations in the June 2014 issue of The Atlantic Chion WolfWNPR Listen Ta Nehisi Coates is one of the most important voices in America today. He made the case for reparations last summerwhen…

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How Activists Won Reparations for the Survivors of Chicago Police Department Torture 

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

By Flint Taylor The 20-year reign of police torture that was orchestrated by Commander Jon Burge—and implicated former Mayor Richard M. Daley and a myriad of high ranking police and prosecutorial officials—has haunted Chicago for decades. Finally, on May 6, 2015, in response to a movement that has spanned a generation, the Chicago City Council formally recognized this sordid history by passing historic legislation that provides reparations to the survivors…

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Beckles Describes Launch of Trinidad & Tobago’s Reparations Commission as a ‘Seminal Moment’  

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

(Left to right) Aiyegro Ome, chair of the TTNCR; Rodger Samuel, Minister of National Diversity & Social Integration; Winston Dookeran, Foreign Minister; Prof. Hilary Beckles. The University of the West Indies, Vice-Chancellery. Tuesday, June 30, 2015 –  “We now need to say to the British Government development is a shared responsibility…you have a role to play in this process, come back to the table and repair the damage you have done”. Professor Sir…

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Venezuela’s Maduro Backs CARICOM Proposal for Slavery Reparations 

By Editors' Choice, News & Current Affairs, Reparations

By Lucas Koerner Philadelphia, June 24, 2015 (venezuelanalysis.com) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has declared that his government would support an initiative by the Community of the Caribbean (CARICOM) to demand reparations from European countries for their role in colonial slavery. “We have supported the proposal by the Community of the Caribbean that Europe has to compensate Africa and America,” the socialist leader affirmed on Tuesday during his weekly television program. The ten-point…

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