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The aftermath of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre (Greenwood Cultural Center)

Human Rights Watch calls for Tulsa Race Massacre reparations a century after violence

By Reparations

By DeNeen L. Brown, The Washington Post — On the eve of the 99th anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, Human Rights Watch released a report Friday demanding reparations for survivors and descendants of the violence, which left hundreds of black people dead and blocks smoldering. “No one has ever been held responsible for these crimes, the impacts of which black Tulsans still feel today,” says the report, titled “The Case…

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Vantage Point: Check Black On the Census • Life and Legacy of Dick Gregory

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Vantage Point Radio May 25, 2020 — On this African Liberation Day edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with guests Laurie Daniel Favors, Esq. and Rev. Mark Thompson. Premium Dick Gregory Compilation CD from Pacifica Archives Topics Check Black on the Census The Life and Legacy of Dick Gregory Guests Laurie Daniel Favors, Esq. Interim Director, Center for Law and Social Justice, Medgar Evers,…

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Robin Rue Simmons.

Reparations rally promotes more funding

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

By Bill Smith, Evanston Now — About 100 people gathered online Thursday evening to hear presentations supporting Evanston’s reparation program and calls for more funding for it. Alderman Robin Rue Simmons, 5th Ward, who heads the City Council’s reparations subcomittee, told the town hall meeting she’s seeking support from anyone interested in the program, including family foundations, major donors, institutions and individuals. Alderman Ann Rainey, 8th Ward, the third member…

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Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D., Texas), speaking during a House committee hearing.

H.R. 40 (Reparations) Is Not a Symbolic Act. It’s a Path to Restorative Justice

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

The conversation surrounding reparations is underway and the U.S. government must take a leading role. By Sheila Jackson Lee U.S. House of Representatives For nearly three decades, my former colleague Rep. John Conyers of Michigan would introduce H.R. 40, legislation seeking to establish a commission to study and develop reparation proposals. Though many thought it a lost cause, he believed that a day would come when our nation would need to…

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Earl Bousquet

Africa must support the CARICOM Reparations demand

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

Chronicles Of A Chronic Caribbean Chronicler By Earl Bousquet — May 25th every year is still observed as ‘African Liberation Day’, as that was the date on which the Organization for African Unity (OAU) was formed in 1963 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia under the leadership of Emperor Haile Selassie. But since 2002 the OAU has been renamed the African union (AU), and with over 50 African states now fully independent,…

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The Centre for Reparation Research (CRR) invites you to join and participate in our second virtual seminar on Monday, May 25, 2020 in celebration of African Liberation Day entitled "Equality, Equity, Justice, Human Rights: Imperatives for Africans Now, Not later!" It will commence at 9:00 AM Jamaica/10:00 AM Eastern Caribbean Time.

Reparations Forum “Equality, Equity, Justice, Human Rights: Imperatives for Africans Now, Not Later!”

By Reparations

The Centre for Reparation Research (CRR) invites you to join and participate in our second virtual seminar on Monday, May 25, 2020 in celebration of African Liberation Day entitled “Equality, Equity, Justice, Human Rights: Imperatives for Africans Now, Not later!” It will commence at 9:00 AM Jamaica/10:00 AM Eastern Caribbean Time. See flyer

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COVID-19 Exposes The Generational Injustices That Demand Reparations

By Reparations, Video/Audio

Video TRNN’s Jacqueline Luqman talks with NAARC Commissioner and N’COBRA National Male Co-Chair Kamm Howard about how the generations of racism created the conditions that made African Americans more susceptible to COVID-19, and reparations are the way to address that injustice. Transcript This is a rush transcript and may contain errors. It will be updated. Jacqueline L: This is Jacqueline Luqman with The Real News Network. If we’re paying attention,…

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Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) presents her reparations bill in the Assembly Judiciary Committee. Photo courtesy of California State Assembly

Win for Reparations: California Assembly Committee Votes Yes on Bill

By Reparations

By Tanu Henry, California Black Media — On May 11, the California Assembly Judiciary Committee voted yes on a bill that would mandate the state to set up an 8-member commission to examine how California engaged in — and benefited from — the enslavement of Black men, women and children. If the bill, AB 3121, passes, it would charge the commission with coming up with proposals for redressing the “negative…

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People who believe they have COVID-19, and who meet the criteria, wait in line to be pre-screened for the coronavirus outside of the Brooklyn Hospital Center on March 20 in Brooklyn, New York

Coronavirus Is Making the Case for Black Reparations Clearer Than Ever

By Commentaries/Opinions, COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Reparations

By William A. Darity Jr. and A. Kirsten Mullen, Newsweek — The COVID-19 crisis only heightens the urgency of black reparations. Long overdue, they are now more essential than ever. Mounting statistics confirm disturbing evidence of racial disparities in reported coronavirus deaths. In Wisconsin, perhaps the state with the most extreme ratio of black morbidity, black people represent 6 percent of the population and 40 percent of the deaths. Those…

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Virus Outbreak Unemployment Funds

Black Americans are bearing the brunt of coronavirus recession – this should come as no surprise

By Commentaries/Opinions, COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

When the shuttered economy reopens, how many black Americans will be left out in the cold? By William M. Rodgers III — As the COVID-19 pandemic worsened in April, many Americans were shocked by the extent that black Americans were being disproportionately impacted: higher infection rates, more deaths and greater job loss. But many black Americans were not surprised. This is not new. The same dynamic has been going on at times of…

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