By Natalie Hopkinson — I awoke each morning dead tired, and often parched. I was going to the restroom constantly. My doctor did some blood work and delivered the dreaded news: My A1C levels were in the danger zone. Like 1 in 3 Americans, up to 90 percent of whom don’t know it, I was what she called “prediabetic.” My body was struggling to process sugar. I had to eat less…
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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.
White activist and group of progressives launch FFRN! initiative to support NAARC
Rapper T.I. Demands Lloyd’s of London Pay Reparations to Descendants of Slaves
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
Trans-Generational Epigenetic Injury is the Cause of the Higher Black Deaths from COVID-19
By Kamm Howard
Reparations will cure the racial wealth gap
By Antonia Williams-Gary
AOC wants coronavirus ‘reparations’ for minority communities
Juneteenth Virtual Forum: COVID-19 • The Killing of Black People • Reparations • HR-40
Friday, June 19, 2020
Since Emancipation, the United States Has Refused to Make Reparations for Slavery
Virtual Forum - Their Blood Cries Out: The Tulsa Massacre, Black Wall Street and H.R. 40
Sunday, May 31, 2020
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.
Kara Walker: What Do We Want History to Do to Us?
Writer Zadie Smith on artist Kara Walker's works
'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
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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A new report finds that the topic is mistaught and often sentimentalized—and students are alarmingly misinformed as a result. By Melinda D. Anderson — A class of middle-schoolers in Charlotte, North Carolina, was asked to cite “four reasons why Africans made good slaves.” Nine third-grade teachers in suburban Atlanta assigned math word problems about slavery and beatings. A high school in the Los Angeles-area reenacted a slave ship—with students’ lying on the dark…
Barbados has made another step towards the goal of obtaining regional reparations. Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) — This step comes as members of the island’s Reparations Task Force recently presented Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, with an official report on arguments in support of reparations, in his Ministry’s Conference Room at Sky Mall. After receiving the document, Lashley noted that he was very pleased to see…
Reparations was the focus of the 2018 Sparer Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania Law School (Penn Law). This video is of a panel discussion “Building the Ivory Tower: How Institutions Benefited from Slavery” with Ari Merretazon, N’COBRA Philadelphia Chapter Male Co-chair; Sharon Murphy, History Professor at Providence College; Sandra Green Thomas, President of the GU272 Descendants Association; Carlton Waterhouse, Director of the Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law…
Reparations was the focus of the 2018 Sparer Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania Law School (Penn Law). This video is of a panel discussion “The Caribbean Claim for Reparations ” with José Francisco Ávila, Chairman of the Board of the Garifuna Coalition USA, Inc.; Natsu Taylor Saito, Law Professor at Georgia State University College of Law; Verene A. Shepherd, Director of the Centre for Reparation Research at the University of…
Reparations was the focus of the 2018 Sparer Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania Law School (Penn Law). This is a video is of Nkechi Taifa, Human Rights Lawyer and a commissioner of the National African Reparations Commission (NAARC), delivering the keynote address. This video has been edited to share on ibw21.org. The original footage was provided by of Penn Law.
By Douglas Mcintosh — Students across the region are learning about the ills of slavery and the issues surrounding reparations through the CARICOM Reparations Youth Baton Relays. The relays have been staged in Barbados, Guyana, Suriname and St. Lucia, as well as in Antigua and Barbuda. The exchange of the baton from Antigua to Jamaica took place on October 10. The Jamaica leg was spearheaded by the National Council on Reparation (NCR), which falls under the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, in collaboration with the CARICOM Secretariat.
By Jarvis DeBerry, The Times-Picayune — Imagine discovering that one of the world’s oldest and best candy companies was able to survive to become one of the world’s oldest and best because generations ago it sold as chattel almost 300 human beings, including your ancestors. You may find yourself impressed by the current management’s willingness to apologize for the sins of their predecessors, but what would you make of their idea…
The German government said Friday it had asked a US court to throw out a lawsuit brought by indigenous groups from Namibia seeking reparations for the genocide of their peoples under German colonial rule. It was the first time Berlin has formally responded to the class-action suit launched by the Herero and Nama people last year over the tens of thousands killed in the 1904-1908 massacres.
STRUGGLE: The descendants of those who were colonised have long been calling for justice By Dr Nicola Frith — THE PAST 20 years has seen a gradual resurfacing of public memories relating to Europe’s enslavement of African people after decades of state silence. This memory work has served, in part, to confront the lack of public recognition concerning the centrality of this crime against humanity in having financed the development…