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Reparations Summit - 2015

Final Communiqué, The National/International Reparations Summit

By NAARC Posts, Photos, Press Releases / Statements, Reparations

In the spirit of the Durban Declaration of 2001 which declared the Atlantic Slave Trade and chattel slavery as crimes against humanity, scores of representatives from the CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC), the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) and representatives of emerging Commissions in Martinique, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, United Kingdom and Europe gathered in New York, April 9-11, 2015 for a historic National/International Summit….

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Cong. John Conyers of Detroit, honorable host of the CBC’s Reparations Braintrust and author of HR40 welcomes members of the NAARC and Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission Prof. Sir Hilary Beckles.

NAARC Rolls Out Preliminary 10 Point Reparations Plan

By NAARC Posts, Reparations

The National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) Rolls Out a Reparations Plan at the 2015 Congressional Black Caucus Conference. Preamble: No amount of material resources or monetary compensation can ever be sufficient restitution for the spiritual, mental, cultural and physical damages inflicted on Africans by centuries of the MAAFA, the holocaust of enslavement and the institution of chattel slavery…

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Does the Holocaust Discount Jewish White Privilege?

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

The top three most popular articles right now on the online Jewish magazine Tablet all deal, in one way or another, with the question of Jews and privilege. The most interesting of the three, as well as the most viral, is Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s personal essay, “I Probably Won’t Share This Essay on Twitter: Some thoughts on being Jewish in contemporary polite society,” which opens with recent tweet of hers:

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The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks by Randall Robinson

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

I looked straight up and immediately saw the callous irony, wondering if the slaves who had helped to erect the structure might have bristled at it as quickly as I. The monumental fresco covering 4,664 square feet had been painted by Constantino Brumidi in 1864, just as the hideous 246-year-old American institution of slavery was drawing to a close. According to the United States Capitol Historical Society, Brumidi’s Apotheosis of George Washington had been painted in the eye of the Rotunda’s dome to glorify “the character of George Washington and the principles upon which the United States was founded.”

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A TRIAD OF IDENTITY ISSUES: The Enduring Cry for Freedom and Justice

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

A TRIAD OF IDENTITY ISSUES: The Enduring Cry for Freedom and Justice   By Patrick Robinson, Justice at the International Court of Justice, Hague, The Netherlands.   I speak today not as a member of the International Court of Justice, and certainly not as an academic, nor even primarily as a lawyer.  I speak as a proud citizen of a sovereign and independent country, Jamaica, in the hope that I can…

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