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People walk by a bus with a mural of US abolitionist and former slave Harriet Tubman on it

Reparations Now: A White Man’s Appeal For America To Pay What Is Due

By Reparations

By Seth Cohen, Forbes — Beginning 400 years ago, and for more than 250 years of our nation’s history, slaves built the United States into one of the wealthiest countries on the planet. As a result, America owes an unconscionable and unforgivable debt to the ancestors of those slaves. Yet now, as the country is challenged to confront both the violent legacy of slavery and the dehumanizing tradition of systemic…

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Rev. Dr. Robert Turner

Rev. Dr. Robert Turner Appointed to National Reparations Commission

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

Keeping the Tulsa Massacre on the National Agenda. New York, June 25, 2020 — Dr. Ron Daniels, Convener of the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC), announced today that Rev. Dr. Robert Turner, Pastor of the Historic Vernon AME Church in the Greenwood/Black Wall Street Community of Tulsa, has been appointed to the Commission. Vernon AME Church was a proud beacon of hope in the community that came to be…

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Reginald Johnson participates in the Memphis Justice & Equality Prayer Walk from the National Civil Rights Museum on Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. This event is one of several that have taken place across the Memphis area in reaction to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

What does Memphis do next? Church leaders call for nationwide slave reparations

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

Whether a better life follows from these weeks of street protests depends on what happens next. White and Black Memphis — and for that matter, all of America — faces the question: What do we do now? By Ted Evanoff, Commercial Appeal — On a hot June afternoon in Memphis, Eddie Jones stepped along the sidewalk and into the ranks of some 200 people standing outside the historic Lorraine Motel. Jones,…

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The Chicago City Council on Wednesday passed a resolution creating a council subcommittee to deal with the issue of reparations.

City Council approves reparations resolution

By Reparations

Two white aldermen — Nick Sposato and Anthony Napolitano — voted “no,” ignoring an appeal from Ald. Jason Ervin, chairman of the council’s Black Caucus. Napolitano called slavery “the worst thing ever,” but said it “was done in the past. We can’t rewrite it.” By Fran Spielman, Chicago Sun Times — The long and winding road for Chicago to find a way to make amends for the impact of slavery…

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Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, wears a face mask as she calls on lawmakers to create a task force to study and develop reparation proposals for African Americans, during the Assembly session in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, June 11, 2020. The Assembly approved the bill that now goes to the Senate.

African American reparation bill passes California Assembly

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

By Cuneyt Dil, Associated Press — A proposal to establish a task force to study and prepare recommendations for how to give reparations to African Americans passed the California Assembly on Thursday. The bill advanced with a 56-5 vote as protests nationwide over police brutality re-energized the movement for racial justice and activists pressed for sweeping reforms. It is a top priority for California’s Legislative Black Caucus. If the bill…

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