As governments and the civil society movement prepare for a major conference on reparations in idyllic Antigua next month, the Jamaicans have not surprisingly fired the first salvo in the battle over the amount that nations such as Britain would have to pay for their role in the brutal trans-Atlantic slave trade.
By Marcus Anthony Hunter, UCLA
A college town fired up reparations talk with $25K checks. Who's next?
By Shia Kapos
U.S. moves closer to compensating Blacks for generations of racism
By Kim Whiting
California panel takes big step toward $800 billion reparation payments
By Stacy M. Brown
It’s Time for Reparations and Transitional Justice for African Americans
By Joyce Hope Scott
The Legacy of Slavery at Harvard
By The Crimson Editorial Board
Why reparations are always about more than money
By Kerry Whigham
“Reparations” — A message well delivered
Theater review by David Greenham
‘Truth-telling has to happen’: the museum of America’s racist history
By Ed Pilkington
Dr. Ron Daniels at town hall meeting “Building a Local Reparations Movement”
December 10, 2021, Evanston IL
British monarchy’s historical links to slavery
By Tobi Thomas
Racial justice coalition demands that Biden order study of reparations
By DeNeen L. Brown
Georgetown University’s road to slavery reparations was paved with good intentions
By John Murawski
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
Danny Glover at town hall meeting “Building a Local Reparations Movement”
December 10, 2021, Evanston IL
Reparations Rising With Robin Rue Simmons
By Julianne Malveaux
Activist group looks to advance local reparations efforts
By Aaron Allen, The Seattle Medium
Juneteenth National Forum on Reparations: Building a Culture of Repair
June 19, 2022, Washington, DC — An inspirational, educational, mobilizing, organizing gathering.
Booker leads colleagues in urging Biden to establish presidential commission to study reparations
The royal family: Slavery, colonialism and race
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)
How housing reparations can help close the Black homeownership gap
Walter Rodney — A case for reparative justice
By Wayne Campbell
William and Kate to face protests and call for slavery reparations in Jamaica
By Benjamin Cooper and Tony Jones
Expanding the Global Reparations Movement
By Earl Bousquet
Reparations for racist laws? Idea gaining traction at state, local level
By April Simpson
Reparation, psychological rehabilitation and pedagogical strategies
The story of the little-known 1917 East Saint Louis Massacre
By Frances Madeson
A growing number of religious groups are developing reparations programs
By Julia Duin
11 U.S. Mayors Commit To Developing Pilot Projects For Reparations
Who should receive reparations and in what forms?
Statement by NAARC
Restorative Housing Program Participants Select Benefits
Vantage Point: Report Back From Virtual Rally in Support of HR-40 On the Move!
Recorded June 6, 2022 — Host Dr. Ron Daniels, Kamm Howard, Dr. Julianne Malveaux and a message from Cong. Sheila Jackson Lee
J.A.M Aiwuyor appointed to the National African American Reparations Commission
BWA resolutions condemn racism, commend reparations
By Ken Camp
Exploding the myth of African responsibility for slavery
By David Comissiong
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
The case for local reparations
By Michele Miller
Communities across the country are talking about reparations. What about Kansas City?
UN rights boss urges 'wide range' of reparations over racism
Prof. Sir Hilary Beckles UNGA 76 Durban Declaration and Programme of Action Address
The Evanston Municipal Reparations Symposium Communique
There’s no freedom without reparations
By Fabiola Cineas
What would reparations look like and why are they needed?
America’s first Black billionaire wants his reparations check, now
By Dion Rabouin
Hundreds of people have applied for Evanston’s 1st reparations initiative
By Will Jones, ABC7 Chicago
Prince Charles acknowledged the ‘atrocity of slavery’.
What Barbados really wants is reparations. By Nadine White
Spend July running for reparations
Looking for a way to support local reparations, get out and exercise and do it alongside the community? You’re in luck.
Jackson Lee Calls Commission “Long Overdue”
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, HR-40 Strategy Group call on Biden to keep commitment to issue HR-40 executive order
Reparations bill for Tulsa Race Massacre survivors introduced in Congress
By DeNeen L. Brown
An open letter to Rolling Stone
By Nkechi Taifa
Reparations: Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities
Royals, republicanism and reparations: Wessexes feel the heat in Caribbean
By Shanti Das
Pre-Juneteenth Virtual National Rally “Why We Can’t Wait: HR-40 On the Move”
Streamed live Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Reading, PA councilman wants city to implement reparations for slavery
By Anthony Orozc
Slave money paved the streets. Now this posh RI city strives to teach its past
By Asher Lehrer-Small
A Black nonprofit got a 6-figure payment from someone whose family enslaved people
By Bill Chappell
Expanding the Global Reparations Movement
Streamed live Friday, April 22, 2022 — NAARC and the CARICOM Reparations Commission Virtual Public Dialogue
Dr. Ron Daniels calls for broadened scope of reparations beneficiaries
On heels of California report, Dr. Ron Daniels calls for broadened scope of reparations beneficiaries
Black Californians skeptical about reparations task force
By Curtis Bunn
Germany faced its horrible past. Can we do the same?
By Michele L. Norris
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: “House Has Votes to Pass Reparations Bill”
By Stacy M. Brown
Reparations Leaders from the USA and the Caribbean to hold Virtual Dialogue
Did making “Juneteenth” a law open up a new door to Reparations?
By Thurston Renrick
Town Hall: Reparations organizers discuss where we are on H.R. 40
October 27, 2021
New research suggests Alexander Hamilton was a slave owner
By David Kindy
Here’s what I tell teachers about how to teach young students about slavery
By Raphael E. Rogers
How Evanston faith communities are embracing reparations
UN Rights Chief: Reparations needed for people facing racism
The case for reparations, according to two Jews living in the first American city to offer them.
Vantage Point: Bill Fletcher on the Case for Reparations
Recorded Mon Sept 5, 2022
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.
Vantage Point: State of the Global Reparations Movement
Recorded Mon Aug 29, 2022
NAARC sends letter to California Governor
Urges Gov. Newsom to Sign California’s AB-2296 Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans.
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
A Look at What California Has Done So Far About Reparations
By Kurtis Lee
White activist and group of progressives launch FFRN! initiative to support NAARC
City Council approves reparations resolution
Global reparations and racial healing summit sets new standard for reparations advocacy
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
Second Local Reparations Symposium to Convene in Evanston
NAARC and FirstRepair to Host Leaders from Across the Nation - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee to Attend as Special Guest
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
No Limits on Reparations for Blacks in America
National African American Reparations Commission Supports High Point N.C. NAACP
BET founder calls for $14 trillion of reparations for slavery
Pope Francis apologizes to native children in Canada, is Black America next?
By Sherri Kolade
Slavery's Archive: Confronting Jesuit Slaveholding at Georgetown University
By Cassandra Berman
California Black Caucus Chair Introduces “Reparations” Bill
'Why We Can't Wait' Danny Glover’s Statement in Support of HR-40
IBW 21 and NAARC to be represented at Presidential inauguration in Colombia
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
Global reparations leaders call meeting with the Vatican successful
Collaborative process for repair to begin
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) →
- Reparations are a Human Right: The 21st Century Reparations Paradigm. Paper delivered by Kamm Howard, January 15, 2014 at the 8th Pan African Conference held in Johannesburg, Azania (PDF) →
- 2021 N’COBRA Report – “The Harm Is to Our Genes: Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance and Systemic Racism in America.” →
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!).
June 19, 2020 — The National African American Reparations Commission Juneteenth Virtual Forum “COVID-19 and the Killings of Black People, Advancing the Demand for Reparations and HR-40”.
May 31, 2020 — NAARC, ACLU and HRW “Their Blood Cries Out: The Tulsa Massacre and Destruction of Black Wall Street, The Case for Reparations and HR 40”
January 30, 2020, Washington, DC — Attny. Nkechi Taifa’s reparations speech at the Howard University School of Law.
November 6, 2019 — Ben and Jerry’s Support of HR 40 Might Mainstream the Reparations Discussion.
November 2, 2019, Charleston, SC — NAARC and ACLU Reparations Forum “From Enslavement to Reparations”.
June 19, 2019, Washington, DC — NAARC and ACLU Reparations Forum “HR-40 and the Promise of Reparations”.
June 19, 2019, Washington, DC — Congressional Hearing on H.R. 40, Legislation to Study Slavery Reparations.
March 16, 2019, MSNBC — Joy Reid is joined by Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee and Rev. Mark Thompson to discuss H.R. 40 and the reparations movement.
January 19, 2018, Philadelphia, PA — Attny. Nkechi Taifa at the 2018 Sparer Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania Law School (Penn Law).
January 19, 2018, Philadelphia, PA — Panel discussion “Building the Ivory Tower: How Institutions Benefited from Slavery” at the 2018 Sparer Symposium at Pen Law.
Recent Reparations Posts
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General view of the Island of Gorée, Senegal, which was from the 15th to the 19th century, the largest slave-trading centre on the African coast.
With a sweeping and widely praised new essay on reparations in the Atlantic, Ta-Nehisi Coates has challenged Americans to reconsider how they view their country’s history and to place the influence of white supremacy front and center. Rather than imagine the damages inflicted against African-Americans by white supremacy as having occurred mainly during the antebellum period, Coates asks us to recognize how Jim Crow in the South and redlining in the North denied black people the means to build real, stable lives for themselves, directly explaining the disproportionate poverty we still see in the African-American community today.
A few months ago, my recent book The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World received a lukewarm review in The Economist.
The case for reparations made by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has engendered conversations across the region and diaspora.
In “The Case for Reparations,” I tried to move the lens away from the enslaved and focus on their descendants.
About five years ago, I began a deep dive into the Civil War, most of it chronicled here.
In June of 1961, Ambassador Malick Sow of the newly independent African nation of Chad was en route to Washington, D.C.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, Ta-Nehisi Coates has written a thing at The Atlantic making the case for reparations.
Reparations Address Delivered By Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Chairman Of The Caricom Reparations Commission
I speak this evening, in this honourable chamber of the House of Commons, as Chairman of the Caricom Commission on Reparations.