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HR-40 Archives - Institute of the Black World 21st Century

Celebration of the Abolition of Slavery in the District of Columbia by the Colored People, in Washington, April 19, 1866,”

Since Emancipation, the United States Has Refused to Make Reparations for Slavery

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But in 1862, the federal government doled out the 2020 equivalent of $23 million – NOT to the formerly enslaved but to their white enslavers. By Kali Holloway, The Nation — In 1870 a black woman named Henrietta Wood sued the white deputy sheriff who, nearly two decades earlier, kidnapped her from the free state of Ohio, illegally transported her to slaveholding Kentucky, and sold her into a life of enslavement that…

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Harpers Weekly - July 1863

California Black Caucus Chair Introduces “Reparations” Bill

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SACRAMENTO (CBM) – Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus, has introduced, a new bill, AB 3121. It calls for setting up a task force to study and develop reparation proposals for African Americans. “Existing law,” the language of the legislation reads, “requests the Regents of the University of California to assemble a colloquium of scholars to draft a research proposal to analyze the economic…

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Reparations: One Necessary Step Toward Black Freedom

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By Darrel Thompson, CLASP — Reparations for descendants of enslaved Black people have been discussed on and off at least since the end of the Civil War. But the conversation has been reignited by an inflamed racist political climate, drawing renewed focus to the nation’s racist past. Last spring, students at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. voted to create a fund benefitting descendants of enslaved Black people sold by the university; all…

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Deval Patrick

Deval Patrick to unveil reparations as part of black economic agenda

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Reparations are popular with black Americans but opposed by most whites and divide Democrats. By Alexi McCammond, Axios — Deval Patrick supports developing a plan for the federal government to provide reparations to living descendants of slaves, a position he’ll make clear as part of an economic platform for black Americans he’s unveiling today, an aide tells Axios. Driving the news: The former Massachusetts governor, one of only two non-white candidates…

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The Activist Files Podcast Episode 22: Restitution and repair - a discussion on Black reparations with Dr. Ron Daniels and Marbre Stahly-Butts

Donita Judge speaks with Dr. Ron Daniels and Marbre Stahly-Butts about Reparations

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On episode 22 of “The Activist Files,” Donita Judge, Center for Constitutional Rights’ associate executive director, talks about reparations for Blacks with Dr. Ron Daniels, president of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century, Convener of the National African American Reparations Commission, and past executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, and Marbre Stahly-Butts, executive director of Law 4 Black Lives and a member of the leadership team of the Movement For Black…

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Bernie Sanders on Reparations

NYT questions Bernie Sanders on Reparations: ‘I’m a strong co-sponsor’ of HR 40

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

By Dana Sanchez, The Moguldom Nation — Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker have said they support some form of reparations, but Bernie Sanders has declined to do so, insisting instead that “there are better ways” to help Black communities “than just writing out a check.” Wanting it both ways, Sanders denies that he has rejected reparations. However, unlike former Vice President Joe Biden, Sanders is willing to talk about it. During…

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Understanding ADOS: The Movement to Hijack Black Identity and Weaken Black Unity. By Jessica Ann Mitchell Aiwuyor.

Understanding ADOS: The Movement to Hijack Black Identity and Weaken Black Unity

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

By Jessica Ann Mitchell Aiwuyor — The term “American Descendants of Slavery” (ADOS) was created in 2016 to describe and distinctly separate Black Americans/African Americans from Black immigrant communities (Africans, Afro-Caribbeans, Afro-Latinos, etc). The movement claims to advocate for reparations on behalf of Black Americans. However, this movement’s leadership is linked to right-wing media and white supremacists that have a history of attempting to cause divisions in the Black community.

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hospital bed

Reparations for slavery and genocide should be used to address health inequities

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Health justice funds could be used to support Black and Indigenous health initiatives and provide mental and physical health services to deal with the impact of transgenerational trauma. By Roberta K. Timothy — As soon as I entered Elmina Castle (the dungeons) in Cape Coast in Ghana, I felt haunted by over 400 years of brutality and the enslavement and genocide of millions of African and Indigenous peoples. That violence still impacts…

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Marcus Garvey

Programmatic Highlights: IBW21 reflects as we enter 2020 “The Year of Garvey”

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Towards the Year of Marcus Mosiah Garvey. 2020 will mark the 100th Anniversary of the International Convention of the Negro People of the World, Convened in 1920 in New York by Marcus Mosiah Garvey, President General of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL). Marcus Garvey was the greatest mass-organizer Black people have ever produced and the architect of an economic, social and political blueprint designed to…

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Watchmen

‘Watchmen’ Was Fantasy, But Here’s Why The Need To Discuss Reparations Is Very Real

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The perils facing Blacks in Tulsa, Oklahoma didn’t end with the show’s season finale. By Dreisen Heath, Human Rights Watch, Co-written by Kristi Williams, The Real Black Wall Street Tour Company — Watchmen may have been snubbed by the Golden Globes, but the season finale left many viewers in awe. As Black women who hail from Tulsa, Oklahoma — where the Watchmen plot plays out — we hope the season’s biggest legacy will…

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