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Malcolm Turner and his brother Robert Turner listen during a Prayer Wall memorial gathering at the AME Church in the Greenwood district during commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre on May 31, 2021 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The faith community can help pass a reparations bill

By Reparations

H.R. 40 has more momentum than ever and people of faith must help encourage its passage. By Jason L. Miller, The Hill — Last summer, after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police and the subsequent protests across the country, I thought a lot about how as a person of faith and as a white male I could better advocate for people of color. Reading “White…

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National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC)

NAARC Praises Human Rights Report — Says it Will Bolster Reparations Movement

By News & Current Affairs, Press Releases / Statements

The National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC), an authoritative voice for the U.S. and global reparations movements commended the U.N. Human Rights Council on its landmark report released this week. Dr. Ron Daniels, Convener of NAARC believes the report will bolster the growing reparations movement at a historical moment of reckoning on issues related to the holocaust of enslavement and the ongoing harms inflicted on people of African descent by…

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Nkechi Taifa, Esq.,

3 things wrong with “10 things we get wrong about reparations”: An open letter to Rolling Stone from an advocate for H.R. 40, the federal reparations bill

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

Dear Rolling Stone Editors: The day I discovered the commentary you ran — which was Tuesday, in the morning — I was poised to participate in a Washington, D.C. press conference with some of America’s most progressive faith leaders who had gathered to push Congress to pass H.R. 40, proposed legislation that would study and develop reparations proposals for African Americans, before the Congress’ August recess. As the 2022 midterm elections loom,…

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July 13, 2021 Press Conference: Faith leaders call on Congress to pass HR-40

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

July 13, 2021, 10AM ET — Join faith leaders from various traditions as they call on Congress to pass H.R.40, a bill to study the legacy of slavery, its ongoing harms, and produce proposals for repair. Congress can make history by bringing this critical piece of legislation to the House floor.  Join us as we tell legislators that Justice Can’t Wait! #HR40totheFLOOR #ReparationsNOW #RepairTheBreach Sponsors Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference (SDPC)…

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Tiffany Crutcher and her father during their meeting with President Joe Biden in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Tiffany Crutcher: What I Told President Biden in Tulsa

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

As a descendant of the Tulsa Race Massacre, I made the case for reparations. By Tiffany Crutcher, The Progressive — On June 1, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, President Joe Biden visited Tulsa’s historically Black Greenwood neighborhood. No other U.S. President had visited the site of one of the worst eruptions of racial violence in U.S. history, and Black people in Tulsa and around the nation anticipated…

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Robert L. Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television and America’s first Black billionaire

America’s first Black billionaire wants his reparations check, now

By Reparations

The founder of BET is pushing a $14 trillion reparations proposal he says would provide enough to close the giant Black/white wealth gap. By Dion Rabouin, Vice — Robert L. Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television and America’s first Black billionaire, wants a check. He wants it from the government. And he wants it to come with an apology for slavery, Jim Crow, and hundreds of years of racism….

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Vantage Point: The Juneteenth Holiday, Reparations/HR-40 and New York’s Mayoral Election

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Monday, June 21, 2021 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with callers. Topic The Juneteenth Holiday, Reparations and HR-40 Plus The Professor on the Soap Box: Who’s Your Pick for Mayor of New York and Why? Ways to listen Live (Radio) — Mondays 3-4PM on WBAI, 99.5FM, Pacifica Network, New York Livestream (Online) — Click Here Mondays 3PM-4PM or visit…

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Kansas City, Missouri

Communities across the country are talking about reparations. What about Kansas City?

By Reparations

Kansas City groups are talking about reparations as cities such as Evanston, Illinois, either implement or discuss their own programs to address past harm to Black residents. By Jonathan Shorman — Every Congressional session for nearly three decades, the late Democratic Rep. John Conyers of Michigan introduced HR 40, calling for a national commission to study the impact of slavery and discriminatory policies on African Americans and to recommend remedies,…

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Dr. Shirley Weber

California Reparations Committee Confronts Harms of Slavery, Debates Direct Payments

By Reparations

By Jackie Botts, Jackie Bottz, Cal Matters — For more than three decades, Black members of Congress have introduced legislation to study the lasting harms of slavery on African Americans, and propose remedies. Year after year, the federal proposal languished. Now, California is doing it alone. This month, California’s first-in-the-nation task force to study reparations met for the first time, kicking off a two-year process to study the consequences of slavery…

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The Cathedral of the Incarnation is the Episcopal Cathedral in Baltimore, Maryland.

Panel says faith community must lead slavery reparations

By Reparations

By The Associated Press — The faith community should guide the way on reparations for America’s history of slavery and racial discrimination and help the nation’s process of reconciliation and healing, religious leaders said during a panel held to discuss the issue. U.S. religious groups have seen widespread interest in reparations, especially among Protestant churches that were active in the era of slavery. Many are starting or now considering how…

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Reparations Graphic by Anjali Nair, NBC News

What slavery reparations from the federal government could look like

By Reparations

Black Americans have been fighting for reparations tied to slavery for generations. Here’s what that fight looks like in 2021. By P.R. Lockhart, NBC News After decades of work from activists pushing the issue, presidential candidates, Congress members, local governments and private institutions have debated whether and how the federal government should issue reparations for Black Americans who are descendants of slaves. As the Biden administration promises to confront structural racism and…

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Historic Vote on HR-40, Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans

National African American Reparations Commission Hails Vote on HR-40

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

A momentous week in the reparations movement. The National African American Reparations Commission hails vote on HR-40 — Push for passage is next step The National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) is hailing the vote by the House Judiciary Committee to Report HR-40 to the full House for passage a milestone in the history of the United States. The bill will establish a Commission to study the effects of enslavement…

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