By Steve Neavling, Metro Times (Detroit) — Detroit City Council is weighing a proposal that would bring Black residents closer to receiving long-awaited reparations for systemic racial discrimination. If approved, the proposal, sponsored by Council President Pro Ten Mary Sheffield, would ask voters in November, “Should the City of Detroit establish a Reparations Committee to make recommendations for housing and economic development programs that address historical discrimination against the Black…
By Marcus Anthony Hunter, UCLA
A college town fired up reparations talk with $25K checks. Who's next?
By Shia Kapos
The global reparations movement: The greatest political tide of the 21st century
CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC)
It’s Time for Reparations and Transitional Justice for African Americans
By Joyce Hope Scott
Why reparations are always about more than money
By Kerry Whigham
NAARC praises Human Rights report — Says it will bolster reparations movement
National Reparations Commission Endorses Evanston as a National Model
Final Assessment and Recommendations Released
Jamaica seeks billions of pounds from U.K. over slavery reparations
By Katherine Fung
Why the Tulsa Race Massacre Is So Important to the Reparations Debate
11 U.S. Mayors Commit To Developing Pilot Projects For Reparations
An open letter to Rolling Stone
By Nkechi Taifa
Calling on white Americans: Reparations for slavery are due
By David Gardinier and Karen Hilfman
Press Conference: Faith Leaders Call on Congress to Pass HR-40
Streamed Live July 13, 2021
Communities across the country are talking about reparations. What about Kansas City?
UN rights boss urges 'wide range' of reparations over racism
What would reparations look like and why are they needed?
America’s first Black billionaire wants his reparations check, now
By Dion Rabouin
Reparations bill for Tulsa Race Massacre survivors introduced in Congress
By DeNeen L. Brown
A Black nonprofit got a 6-figure payment from someone whose family enslaved people
By Bill Chappell
Germany faced its horrible past. Can we do the same?
By Michele L. Norris
Did making “Juneteenth” a law open up a new door to Reparations?
By Thurston Renrick
Here’s what I tell teachers about how to teach young students about slavery
By Raphael E. Rogers
UN Rights Chief: Reparations needed for people facing racism
NAARC’s Preliminary 10 Point Reparations Program
A document for review, revision and adoption as a platform to guide the struggle for reparations for people of African descent in the U.S.
Seminary built on slavery and Jim Crow labor has begun paying reparations
By Will Wright
Tulsa Reparations proposal is part of a growing effort
By Joseph Lee
Tiffany Crutcher: What I told President Biden in Tulsa
As Juneteenth becomes a federal holiday, the US needs a culture of reparations
By Andre M. Perry and Rashawn Ray
California moves to consider reparations for slavery
By Don Thompson
White activist and group of progressives launch FFRN! initiative to support NAARC
City Council approves reparations resolution
An open Letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi demanding the passing of HR-40
Vantage Point by Dr. Ron Daniels
Trans-Generational Epigenetic Injury is the Cause of the Higher Black Deaths from COVID-19
By Kamm Howard
Reparations, Juneteenth bills explained by Sen. Cory Booker
Reparations Now: A White Man’s Appeal For America To Pay What Is Due
By Seth Cohen
US: Congress Should Pass Reparations Bill
‘Why We Can’t Wait’ Campaign Builds on Unprecedented Support for HR 40 to Address Racial Injustice.
How the long fight for slavery reparations is slowly being won
By Kris Manjapra
Reparations will cure the racial wealth gap
By Antonia Williams-Gary
AOC wants coronavirus ‘reparations’ for minority communities
Rapper T.I. Demands Lloyd’s of London Pay Reparations to Descendants of Slaves
BET founder calls for $14 trillion of reparations for slavery
California Black Caucus Chair Introduces “Reparations” Bill
'Why We Can't Wait' Danny Glover’s Statement in Support of HR-40
The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Demand for Reparations
A Statement by NAARC
Working on a National Plan for Reparations
NowThis releases a powerful video on HR-40 featuring interviews with Cong. Sheila Jackson Lee and Dr. Ron Daniels
There’s a black student loan-debt crisis and it needs an urgent solution. How about reparations?
Original Sins & Reparations
A discussion about reparations for Black Americans as an important part of rebuilding democracy in the U.S.
Panelists Make Case for Reparations at Harvard Event
The Faith Community Declares Reparations and HR-40 in an Overdue Season
Who Should Receive Reparations and In What Forms?
A major statement by NAARC with an addendum on the Coronavirus Pandemic
Lawmaker Wants to Open a Dialogue About Reparations in Md.
'This was supposed to be reparations' Why is LA's cannabis industry devastating black entrepreneurs?
Reparation bill becomes real as it heads to the house and senate
A Letter to President Macron: Reparations Before Restitution
Black Christian leaders push for slavery reparations
Can Reparations help us to re-envision international development?
Digital archives helping to preserve slave records
Democrat candidate in Mississippi calls for reparations
Notre Dame University hosts panel on reparations, reconciliation
Deval Patrick to unveil reparations as part of black economic agenda
San Francisco needs to establish a reparations fund
The movement to hijack Black identity and weaken Black unity. By Jessica Ann Mitchell Aiwuyor
Evanston Reparations panel looks toward expansion
Evanston outlines plan for reparations
- National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC)
- CBC 2015: NAARC Rolls out Preliminary 10-Point Plan
- Download NAARC’s Preliminary 10-Point Reparations Plan (PDF)
- 2015 Nat’l/Int’l Reparations Summit Final Communiqué
- N’COBRA HR 40 Primer — Seize the Time!
- CARICOM Reparations Ten-Point Plan
- CARICOM Reparations Commission Calls for a Marshall Plan for the Caribbean
- The CRR Media Conference on the British Treasury’s Slavery Loan
- H.R.40 – Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act (Congress.gov)
- M4BL Reparations Toolkit (PDF)
Featured Reparations Videos
September 7, 2020 — A Black Labor Day Forum “The Theft of Black Labor and Extraction of Black Wealth: How the Exploitation and Oppression of Black People Built Capitalist America – The Case for Reparations and HR-40”.
September 6, 2020 — A Labor Day Weekend Conversation on Reparations with the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC). Hosted by Fund for Reparations NOW! (FFRN!).
Recent Reparations Posts
Recent reparations news and articles. View all reparations posts here.
H.R. 40 has more momentum than ever and people of faith must help encourage its passage. By Jason L. Miller, The Hill — Last summer, after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police and the subsequent protests across the country, I thought a lot about how as a person of faith and as a white male I could better advocate for people of color. Reading “White…
Statement by the CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC) — The CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC) welcomes recent developments in the movement for reparatory justice, especially in the Caribbean and across the United States, and the wide media coverage of the movement in the aftermath of the globalization of the Black Lives Matter campaign. Rastafari, civil society organizations, and prominent public figures in the Caribbean like Hon. Michael Lester “Mike” Henry and Hon….
British Library releases vast trove of digitised 19th-century newspapers to bring stories of fugitives to life By Vanessa Thorpe, The Guardian — Little is yet known of Bussa, the man behind the largest slave revolt on Barbados in 1816, but information about his life before this uprising could well lie in the columns of contemporary island newspapers. So too may further clues about what happened to Benebah, a pregnant black woman who…
Dear Rolling Stone Editors: The day I discovered the commentary you ran — which was Tuesday, in the morning — I was poised to participate in a Washington, D.C. press conference with some of America’s most progressive faith leaders who had gathered to push Congress to pass H.R. 40, proposed legislation that would study and develop reparations proposals for African Americans, before the Congress’ August recess. As the 2022 midterm elections loom,…
“Our African ancestors were forcibly removed from their home and suffered unparalleled atrocities in Africa to carry out forced labor to the benefit of the British Empire,” Culture Minister Olivia By Katherine Fung, Newsweek — Jamaica is seeking billions of pounds in reparations from Britain as compensation for the Atlantic slave trade during its time as a British colony. “We are hoping for reparatory justice in all forms that one…
By Kate Chappell, Reuters — Jamaica plans to ask Britain for compensation for the Atlantic slave trade in the former British colony, a senior government official said, under a petition that could seek billions of pounds in reparations. Jamaica was a centre of the slave trade, with the Spanish, then the British, forcibly transporting Africans to work on plantations of sugar cane, bananas and other crops that created fortunes for…
BERLIN (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief on Monday urged countries to “fully fund comprehensive processes” and take “a wide range of reparations measures” to address the legacies of slavery, colonial rule and racial discrimination. Michelle Bachelet presented to the U.N. Human Rights Council a landmark report launched after the killing of George Floyd in the United States and released last month. A year in the making, it hopes to build…
By Ann Brown, The Moguldom Nation — Does the U.S. want reparations for Native Black Americans? The Congressional Black Caucus wanted to know. Respondents answered “yes. The CBC ran a poll on Twitter asking, “Which legislative priority of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) do you want to hear more about and remain the most important to you?” Respondents could choose one of the following: Reparations, voting rights, the George Floyd…
Slavery was a national issue, but its legacy increasingly is being addressed by local officials. The mayors of nearly a dozen cities have pledged reparations programs. By Alan Greenblatt, Governing — Reparations for slavery come with a potentially huge price tag. Academic estimates for repaying the descendants of enslaved people for their labor, with interest, have run as high as $20 trillion. That’s before calculating any damages from Jim Crow laws…