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H.R. 40 Reparations Judiciary Committee Vote Forum

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H.R. 40 Reparations Judiciary Committee Vote Forum On April 14th, the next historic day in this multi-century struggle of repair for our people will take place. On that date, the House Judiciary Committee will vote to send H.R. 40 to the floor of the House of Representatives. Leaders crafting the national strategy to pass H.R. 40 will meet to discuss the historic Judiciary Committee vote, what it means, and next…

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An Historic Event: House Judiciary Committee to Hold First-ever Vote on HR40

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

Stay tuned in. The HR40 is coming up soon for a vote. The House Judiciary Committee is marking up several different bills today. The House Judiciary Committee is set to hold its first-ever vote on H.R. 40, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act. We expect the bill to pass favorably out of committee. The livestream will be available on this page Wednesday, April 14,…

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Japanese American Redress and African American Reparations Intertwined

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By Kamna Shastri — When Satsuki Ina’s mother received her reparations check from the US government in apology for incarcerating over 120,000 Japanese Americans between 1942 and 1945, the check ended up somewhere in a stack of papers piled high on her desk. Instead, a framed apology letter leaning against the wall caught Ina’s eye. “What does this mean for you?” Ina asked her mother. “I feel like I finally…

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Will Brown University consider reparations after students voted to do so? Answer: It’s complicated

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“Reparations can mean many different things in many different contexts,” the president of Brown University said. “I don’t know where we’re going to go. I think the conversation is worth having.” By Brian Amaral — It’s a question that has come up over the years at Brown University: Should the school pay reparations to descendants of people its founders enslaved? On Thursday, President Christina Paxson largely declined to give a…

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The Global Push for Reparations

US: Congress Advances Slavery Reparations Bill

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

(Washington, DC) – The US Congress will take a historic step on April 14, 2021 when a congressional committee is to vote on a slavery reparations bill, Human Rights Watch said today. The House Judiciary Committee announced on April 9 its upcoming vote on H.R. 40, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act. H.R. 40 would establish a federal commission to study the legacy of slavery in the United States and…

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Report Card on President Biden: The First 100 Days (A Virtual National Forum)

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April 29, 2021, 7PM EST — On the eve of President Biden’s first 100 days a Panel of Black America’s leading Scholars, Analysts and Activists will Grade what his performance has been so far. HOSTED BY: Mayor Ras J. Baraka Newark, New Jersey MODERATORS: Nkechi Taifa, Esq. Author of Black Power, Black Lawyer Rev. Mark Thompson Host, Make It Plain CONVENED BY: Dr. Ron Daniels President, Institute of the Black…

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An Overdue Debt — Why It’s Finally Time To Pay Reparations To Black Americans

There are ‘definitely merits’ to reparations, says the first Black Fed president

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By Zachary Halaschak— The first black Federal Reserve president said that there are “definitely merits” to reparations programs. Raphael Bostic, who in 2017 was chosen to lead the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, made the remarks during an interview that was released on Monday. The comments come as the issue of reparations, which are payments or some form of compensation provided to the descendants of slaves, has gained traction among some on the…

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The Infamous Chattahoochee Brick Company: Community Coalition, Faith Leaders to Declare Grounds A Sacred Site

By Events, NAARC Posts, News & Current Affairs, Press Releases / Statements, Reparations

National African American Reparations Commission Supports Initiative. April 3, 2021, over the Easter Weekend, a broad-based coalition of community and interfaith, ecumenical faith leaders will gather at the Chattahoochee Brick Company at 1:00 PM to claim and declare the grounds a Sacred site to memorialize African Americans who died there working as forced labor.

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National Groups Continue to Aid Descendants of Elaine Massacre

By NAARC Posts, News & Current Affairs, Press Releases / Statements, Reparations

Second Contribution Made To Support the Demand for Reparations Dr. Ron Daniels, Convener of the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) announced today that two national reparatory justice groups have contributed the second of $50,000 contribution to the Elaine Legacy Center in Elaine, Arkansas as part a pledge of $150,000. The contributions will (1) assist the Center in devising and implementing strategies and initiatives to bolster the demand for reparation…

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Evanston, Ill., leads the country with first reparations program for Black residents

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By Mark Guarino — CHICAGO — The nation’s first government reparations program for African Americans was approved Monday night in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, action that advocates say represents a critical step in rectifying wrongs caused by slavery, segregation and housing discrimination and in pushing forward on similar compensation efforts across the country.“Right now the whole world is looking at Evanston, Illinois. This is a moment like none other…

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Your Check Bounced, America. Reparations Is Just Us Trying to Cash It

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By Michael Eric Dyson — “B***h better have my money,” the songstress snarls in hypnotic cadence. “Pay me what you owe me.” For many people, Rihanna’s 2015 anthem serves as the soundtrack to the movement for Black reparations. Her tune profanely echoes Martin Luther King, Jr.’s urgent cry to the nation in 1963 in “I Have a Dream,” his most famous oration, addressed to the March on Washington. “We’ve come…

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