What is euphemistically referred to as “modernity” is marked with the indelible stain of what might be termed the Three Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Slavery, White Supremacy, and Capitalism, with the bloody process of human bondage as the driving and animating force of this abject horror. By Gerald Horne — The years between 1603 and 1714 were perhaps the most decisive in English history. At the onset of the seventeenth…
It’s Time for Reparations and Transitional Justice for African Americans
By Joyce Hope Scott
National Reparations Commission Endorses Evanston as a National Model
Final Assessment and Recommendations Released
Calling on white Americans: Reparations for slavery are due
By David Gardinier and Karen Hilfman
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.
California moves to consider reparations for slavery
By Don Thompson
White activist and group of progressives launch FFRN! initiative to support NAARC
US: Congress Should Pass Reparations Bill
‘Why We Can’t Wait’ Campaign Builds on Unprecedented Support for HR 40 to Address Racial Injustice.
City Council approves reparations resolution
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
'Why We Can't Wait' Danny Glover’s Statement in Support of HR-40
Reparations Now: A White Man’s Appeal For America To Pay What Is Due
By Seth Cohen
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
The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Demand for Reparations
A Statement by NAARC
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
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)
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Freedom on the Move from Cornell University is the first major digital database of fugitive slave ads from North America. By Allison Meier — Readers of the May 24, 1796 Pennsylvania Gazette found an advertisement offering ten dollars to any person who would apprehend Oney Judge, an enslaved woman who had fled from President George Washington’s Virginia plantation, Mount Vernon. The notice described her in detail as a “light mulatto girl, much freckled, with very…
By Marianne Williamson — Years ago, I went with a doctor friend to see a charismatic Catholic priest, Father Ralph DiOrio. I had read his books on miraculous healing, and I was eager to see him in action. The crowd, some in wheelchairs and others holding stricken children, poured by the thousands into a stadium in Sacramento. They were in search of physical healing. “I wonder what I’m here to…
By Jingyi Cui — In his first visit to Yale since leaving to become provost of Northwestern University, beloved former Dean of Yale College Jonathan Holloway gave the opening remarks on Thursday at a Yale Political Union debate on whether the U.S. government should pay reparations to the descendants of slaves. Addressing a packed crowd in William L. Harkness Hall, Holloway, the former chair of Yale’s African American Studies Department…
By Andre Perry — We don’t like to think of social justice as a zero-sum game. But there are costs associated with bringing equity and fairness to victims of discrimination, especially for those incarcerated throughout this nation. Those restitutions won’t come out of thin air. Stanford University research shows that the black incarceration rate nationwide is five times the rate of whites, and 1 in every 10 black children have a parent…
After the abolition of slavery, Britain paid millions in compensation – but every penny of it went to slave owners, and nothing to those they enslaved. We must stop overlooking the brutality of British history. By Kris Manjapra, The Guardian — On 3 August 1835, somewhere in the City of London, two of Europe’s most famous bankers came to an agreement with the chancellor of the exchequer. Two years earlier,…
I’m running for Congress in Indiana, and I’ve been warned to stay away from “radical” issues. This shouldn’t be one. By Dan Canon — Editor’s note: Dan Canon is a candidate for the Democratic nomination in Indiana’s ninth congressional district. In 2016, two years after Ta-Nehisi Coates’ eye-opening article in the Atlantic, “The Case for Reparations,” Bernie Sanders was asked if he would support paying reparations to the descendants of American slaves. Sanders had…
5 Years After the Unmarked Graves of 1,000 Enslaved People Were Uncovered Near a Shell Refinery, Descendants Will Be Able to Pay Their Respects Breanna Edwards, The Root — Some five years ago, the unmarked graves of as many as 1,000 enslaved people who were forced to work in the fields of plantations in Ascension Parish, La., were uncovered by an archaeologist working for Shell Convent Refinery. The discovery was…
Impact of war on drugs on minorities reveals hypocrisy, racism of legalized marijuana industry By Julia O’Donnell — To put it bluntly, the history of marijuana law enforcement in Wisconsin is shameful. In 2013, African Americans in Wisconsin were almost six times more likely than whites to be arrested for marijuana possession. Wisconsin has the fifth highest racial disparity in marijuana arrests nationwide, and this glaring inequality increased by 153 percent during…
Slavery did not die because it was unproductive or unprofitable, as some earlier historians have argued. Slavery was not some feudal remnant on the way to extinction. By Sven Beckert — By 1830, one million Americans, most of them enslaved, grew cotton. Raw cotton was the most important export of the United States, at the center of America’s financial flows and emerging modern business practices, and at the core of…