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America’s Moral Debt to African Americans

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

By Lonnie Bunch “Though the slavery question is settled, its impact is not. The question will be with us always. It is in our politics, our courts, on our highways, in our manner, and in our thoughts all the day, every day.” – Cornelius Holmes As a historian, I know slavery has left a deep scar on America. The reasons are many. I have found wisdom in the words of Cornelius…

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Barbados prime minister explains unemployment through Caribbean slave history

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Monday June 9, 2014, CMC – Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has cited traditional high Caribbean unemployment as a reason for current challenges to the National Insurance Service (NIS) fund that pays relief benefits to workers who lose their jobs. Derek Osbourne, an actuary at the Bahamian company, Horizonnow Consultants, who conducted an actuarial review of the NIS Unemployment and Severance Funds in 2013, was last week reported to have warned…

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Conyers to Re-introduce Legislation to Study Reparations

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

Reparations Conference at Chicago State University by Frederick H. Lowe  U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr. said he will re-introduce in the 113th Congress legislation that calls for a seven-member commission to study reparations for African Americans. “It is the most important piece of legislation I have ever introduced, and I will re-introduce HR40 in the 113th Congress,” Conyers (D., Mich.) told the 400 attendees at the “Revitalizing The Reparations Movement” conference…

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Africans Have Apologized for Slavery, So Why Won’t the US?

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

Five years ago I stood in a slave castle on Senegal’s Gorée Island at the infamous Door of No Return. Our guide told us that once Africans walked through this doorway, which opened right into the Atlantic Ocean, they were gone forever. During the slave trade, shackled blacks were led out the door and forced onto ships that waited on the other side. If a slave tried to turn back, he could be shot and fed to the sharks that loitered nearby.

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