By Syed Mohammad Ali The writer holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne and is the author of Development, Poverty and Power in Pakistan, available from Routledge Conspiracy theorists who are always finger-pointing at the West for all maladies afflicting the developing world can be readily brushed aside for presenting simplistic world views or failing to recognise domestic failings within countries, which have been declared independent sovereign states for…
By Marcus Anthony Hunter, UCLA
Prof. Sir Hilary Beckles UNGA 76 Durban Declaration and Programme of Action Address
A college town fired up reparations talk with $25K checks. Who's next?
By Shia Kapos
‘Truth-telling has to happen’: the museum of America’s racist history
By Ed Pilkington
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
“Reparations” — A message well delivered
Theater review by David Greenham
How housing reparations can help close the Black homeownership gap
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
Caricom fights for reparations with help from Africa
By Bert Wilkinson
Why the Tulsa Race Massacre Is So Important to the Reparations Debate
The global reparations movement: The greatest political tide of the 21st century
CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC)
Convict Leasing: The Case of the Chattahoochee Brick Company
11 U.S. Mayors Commit To Developing Pilot Projects For Reparations
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
NAARC praises Human Rights report — Says it will bolster reparations movement
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
An open letter to Rolling Stone
By Nkechi Taifa
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
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By Jason Hickel Colonialism is one of those things you’re not supposed to discuss in polite company – at least not north of the Mediterranean. Most people feel uncomfortable about it, and would rather pretend it didn’t happen. In fact, that appears to be the official position. In the mainstream narrative of international development peddled by institutions from the World Bank to the UK’s Department of International Development, the history…
Retracing Slavery’s Trail of Tears America’s forgotten migration – the journeys of a million African-Americans from the tobacco South to the cotton South A coffle of slaves being marched from Virginia west into Tennessee, c. 1850. (Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, Virginia) By Edward Ball; Photographs by Wayne Lawrence SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 2015 When Delores McQuinn was growing up, her father told her a story about…
N”COBRA-Chicago’s Press Conference Address on the Omissions by the Pope on His Visit to America Good Evening. N’COBRA, the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America, Chicago Chapter would like to thank everyone for coming out this evening. We are here to address the Omissions from the Pope’s messages during his visit to the US in relationship to people of African descent. In addition, we are calling on all…
By Alma Carten Am I not a man emblem used during the campaign to abolish slavery. The image is from a book from 1788, so there can be no effective copyright. Photo Credit: Josiah Wedgwood, William Hackwood et Henry Webber. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons On July 22, in announcing the federal indictment of Charleston killer Dylann Roof, Attorney General Loretta Lynch commented that the expression of forgiveness offered by the victims’…
A print shows African captives being taken on board a slave ship. Photograph: Print Collector/Getty By David Olusoga The past has a disconcerting habit of bursting, uninvited and unwelcome, into the present. This year history gate-crashed modern America in the form of a 150-year-old document: a few sheets of paper that compelled Hollywood actor Ben Affleck to issue a public apology and forced the highly regarded US public service broadcaster PBS to…
ByBetsy Kaplan VIEW SLIDESHOW 1 of36 Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle. He wrote The Case for Reparations in the June 2014 issue of The Atlantic Chion WolfWNPR Listen Ta Nehisi Coates is one of the most important voices in America today. He made the case for reparations last summerwhen…
By Flint Taylor The 20-year reign of police torture that was orchestrated by Commander Jon Burge—and implicated former Mayor Richard M. Daley and a myriad of high ranking police and prosecutorial officials—has haunted Chicago for decades. Finally, on May 6, 2015, in response to a movement that has spanned a generation, the Chicago City Council formally recognized this sordid history by passing historic legislation that provides reparations to the survivors…
(Left to right) Aiyegro Ome, chair of the TTNCR; Rodger Samuel, Minister of National Diversity & Social Integration; Winston Dookeran, Foreign Minister; Prof. Hilary Beckles. The University of the West Indies, Vice-Chancellery. Tuesday, June 30, 2015 – “We now need to say to the British Government development is a shared responsibility…you have a role to play in this process, come back to the table and repair the damage you have done”. Professor Sir…
By Lucas Koerner Philadelphia, June 24, 2015 (venezuelanalysis.com) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has declared that his government would support an initiative by the Community of the Caribbean (CARICOM) to demand reparations from European countries for their role in colonial slavery. “We have supported the proposal by the Community of the Caribbean that Europe has to compensate Africa and America,” the socialist leader affirmed on Tuesday during his weekly television program. The ten-point…