Robert Johnson, founder of RLJ Companies and BET, tells CNBC’s “Squawk Box” America must make reparations for slavery in order to address racial inequality. Robert Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television, told CNBC on Monday the U.S. government should provide $14 trillion of reparations for slavery to help reduce racial inequality. The wealth divide and police brutality against blacks are at the heart of protests that have erupted across the…
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.
VIRTUAL FORUM - Their Blood Cries Out: The Tulsa Massacre, Black Wall Street and H.R. 40
Sunday, May 31, 2020
White activist and group of progressives launch FFRN! initiative to support NAARC
Trans-Generational Epigenetic Injury is the Cause of the Higher Black Deaths from COVID-19
By Kamm Howard
The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Demand for Reparations
A Statement by NAARC
Reparations will cure the racial wealth gap
By Antonia Williams-Gary
AOC wants coronavirus ‘reparations’ for minority communities
Who Should Receive Reparations and In What Forms?
A major statement by NAARC with an addendum on the Coronavirus Pandemic
Since Emancipation, the United States Has Refused to Make Reparations for Slavery
California Black Caucus Chair Introduces “Reparations” Bill
There’s a black student loan-debt crisis and it needs an urgent solution. How about reparations?
Panelists Make Case for Reparations at Harvard Event
Lawmaker Wants to Open a Dialogue About Reparations in Md.
Kara Walker: What Do We Want History to Do to Us?
Writer Zadie Smith on artist Kara Walker's works
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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
Liverpool street sign plan to highlight city's slavery links
San Francisco needs to establish a reparations fund
NYT questions Bernie Sanders on reparations: ‘I’m a strong co-sponsor’ of HR 40
The movement to hijack Black identity and weaken Black unity.
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)
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Demand for justice grows nearly 100 years after racist mob destroyed a black neighbourhood with impunity. By Alex Woodward, Independent — On 31 May, 1921, white mobs staged a two-day massacre of a thriving black town in Oklahoma, mounting one of the bloodiest episodes of racist violence in US history. After a black man in Tulsa was accused of assaulting a white woman, an armed mob supported by law enforcement and city officials…
Sunday, May 31, 2020 7PM EST — Join us for the first in an urgent online forum series with leaders from around the country to discuss one of the most important issues critical to the pursuit of racial justice in America. Many Americans learned about the Tulsa massacre when it was dramatized on the HBO superhero series Watchmen. To the people who lost their homes, businesses, and lives it was…
From indentured servitude to federal redlining, Evanston’s history is marked with colored lines. City officials and residents develop initiatives to address historical inequities with the recently established reparations fund. By Keerti Gopal, The Daily Northwestern — Maria Murray was 15 years old in 1855 when she was purchased out of slavery by a white family and brought to work as an indentured servant in their Evanston home. She was one…
By DeNeen L. Brown, The Washington Post — On the eve of the 99th anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, Human Rights Watch released a report Friday demanding reparations for survivors and descendants of the violence, which left hundreds of black people dead and blocks smoldering. “No one has ever been held responsible for these crimes, the impacts of which black Tulsans still feel today,” says the report, titled “The Case…
By Bill Smith, Evanston Now — About 100 people gathered online Thursday evening to hear presentations supporting Evanston’s reparation program and calls for more funding for it. Alderman Robin Rue Simmons, 5th Ward, who heads the City Council’s reparations subcomittee, told the town hall meeting she’s seeking support from anyone interested in the program, including family foundations, major donors, institutions and individuals. Alderman Ann Rainey, 8th Ward, the third member…
The conversation surrounding reparations is underway and the U.S. government must take a leading role. By Sheila Jackson Lee U.S. House of Representatives For nearly three decades, my former colleague Rep. John Conyers of Michigan would introduce H.R. 40, legislation seeking to establish a commission to study and develop reparation proposals. Though many thought it a lost cause, he believed that a day would come when our nation would need to…
Chronicles Of A Chronic Caribbean Chronicler By Earl Bousquet — May 25th every year is still observed as ‘African Liberation Day’, as that was the date on which the Organization for African Unity (OAU) was formed in 1963 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia under the leadership of Emperor Haile Selassie. But since 2002 the OAU has been renamed the African union (AU), and with over 50 African states now fully independent,…
The Centre for Reparation Research (CRR) invites you to join and participate in our second virtual seminar on Monday, May 25, 2020 in celebration of African Liberation Day entitled “Equality, Equity, Justice, Human Rights: Imperatives for Africans Now, Not later!” It will commence at 9:00 AM Jamaica/10:00 AM Eastern Caribbean Time. See flyer
Video TRNN’s Jacqueline Luqman talks with NAARC Commissioner and N’COBRA National Male Co-Chair Kamm Howard about how the generations of racism created the conditions that made African Americans more susceptible to COVID-19, and reparations are the way to address that injustice. Transcript This is a rush transcript and may contain errors. It will be updated. Jacqueline L: This is Jacqueline Luqman with The Real News Network. If we’re paying attention,…