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Danny Glover Expresses Strong Support for Reparations Calls for Swift Passage of HR-40

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The renowned Actor/Activist Danny Glover has issued a public statement expressing his strong support for reparations for people of African descent and calling on the US Congress to pass the HR-40 legislation that’s being championed by Texas Cong. Sheila Jackson Lee. Glover, who is also a United Nations Ambassador for the International Decade for People of African Descent, stated that reparations for the enslavement of African Americans and racially exclusionary…

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H.R.40 - Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act

House Resolution 40 Why We Can’t Wait | #ReparationsNow

By Editors' Choice

Editor’s Note: The ongoing mass protests against police violence and racial inequality demand that we no longer be comfortable with the status quo. We need a national reckoning with structural racism in all its forms, which permeate every aspect of our society and create separate conditions for Black and white life in the US. House Resolution (HR) 40 is the answer to the moment we are in. It would establish a commission…

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Reparations: T.I; Clifford Joseph Harris Jr.

In Open Letter, Rapper T.I. Demands Lloyd’s of London Pay Reparations to Descendants of American Slaves

By Reparations

By Seth Cohen, Forbes — Over the weekend, popular Atlanta-based rapper and actor T.I. issued an open letter to Lloyd’s of London, calling on the well-known insurance company to pay direct compensation for its role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. In doing so, Clifford Harris, Jr., who goes by the name T.I., called attention to the growing demand for reparations to be paid to descendants of American slaves. T.I.’s letter, posted…

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Reparations as Racially Progressive Economics

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

By Ajamu Brown — The international outcry over police brutality and racial injustice towards Black Americans have amplified a myriad of underlying issues, from the lingering effects of slavery and Jim Crow laws to modern mass-incarceration and high unemployment. The severity of the financial impact on the entire nation is still unknown. But with each economic shock millions of workers of color, particularly Black people, will have little bargaining power…

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National African American Reparations Commission’s Plan for Reparations with Dr. Ron Daniels

By Reparations

Jan Roberts, founder and president of Cultural Innovations in Action interviews Dr. Ron Daniels, President of IBW21 and Convener of NAARC. June 20, 2020 — Veteran social and political activist Dr. Ron Daniels was an independent candidate for President of the United States in 1992. He is the founder & president of Institute of Black World 21st Century and administrator for the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC), which has…

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UWI’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles

Beckles calls for High-Level International Reparations Summit

By Reparations

Says the time has come for a Caribbean Development Plan Prof. Sir Hilary Beckles, Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC), is calling for a reparations summit involving the governments of the Caribbean and of Europe and with representatives of their private corporations, universities and civil society organizations, to discuss their contributions to a development plan for the Caribbean. The three-day summit will discuss how to honor the historical debt…

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Five generations of a slave family.

American slavery: Separating fact from myth

By Reparations

By Daina Ramey Berry — People think they know everything about slavery in the United States, but they don’t. They think the majority of African slaves came to the American colonies, but they didn’t. They talk about 400 years of slavery, but it wasn’t. They claim all Southerners owned slaves, but they didn’t. Some argue it was all a long time ago, but it wasn’t. Slavery has been in the…

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88th Annual Meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors — Resolution In Support of #HR40

By Reparations

88th Annual Meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors Resolution In Support of the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act (H.R 40/S. 1083) WHEREAS, Congress finds that four million Africans and their descendants were brought to this land and enslaved in the American colonies beginning in 1619, and slavery was an institution that was statutorily upheld by the federal government of the United States…

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A woman takes part in a rally to mark Juneteenth on June 19 in San Francisco.

Reparations need to be part of the conversation about racial justice

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Police violence sparked an uprising, but racial equality demands economic reforms as well. By Nichole Nelson, The Washington Post — Over the past month, protests across the country, and even the world, have erupted in response to the death of George Floyd by white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. While the protests have focused on police violence, the issues of racism are deeply rooted and multifaceted. In fact, addressing police…

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