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National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC)

NAARC Applauds Interest in Reparations by 2020 Presidential Contenders

By | NAARC Posts, Press Releases / Statements, Reparations

National African American Reparations Commission Applauds Recent Statements of Interest by 2020 Presidential Contenders Calls on all the Candidates to Support HR-40   Download/Print PDF or DOC version of this press release. The National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) applauds several Presidential contenders for their recent expressed interest in reparations and calls on all the candidates to prioritize reparatory justice as an issue of importance to Black voters in the…

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Sens. Cory Booker and Bernie Sanders, seen at a South Carolina NAACP march in January, are two of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates pressed on the issue of reparations this week.,

We Absolutely Could Give Reparations To Black People. Here’s How.

By | Editors' Choice

By Julia Craven, Huffington Post — Let’s say you’re driving down the street and someone rear-ends you. You get out of your car to assess the damage. The person who hit your vehicle gets out of his car, apologizes for the damage and calls his insurance company. Eventually, you receive a check for the harm done. Now, let’s say that for years, if not generations, your family and families like…

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Sen. Cory Booker, left, and Sen. Kamala Harris listen during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 28, 2018

Beyond the Rising Tide: Reparations for Slavery Have to Be More Than a Symbol

By | Commentaries/Opinions

By Briahna Gray, The Intercept  — WHEN HIP-HOP radio host Charlamagne tha God asked Sens. Cory Booker and Kamala Harris if they had a “specific agenda” for black Americans on his show, “The Breakfast Club,” earlier this month, it was clear that neither did. “I have a specific agenda for the American people,” started Booker. But for Charlamagne, and many other black Americans, a generalized American agenda isn’t a substitute for…

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Donna Brazile speaks at the inauguration of New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell in New Orleans on May 7, 2018.

Brazile: We Need ‘Some Reconciliation’ for African-Americans in U.S.; Follow South Africa Model

By | Editors' Choice, Reparations

By Nicholas Ballasy, PJ Media — WASHINGTON – CNN political analyst April Ryan, Washington bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks, said past U.S. presidents like Bill Clinton and George W. Bush refused to formally “apologize for slavery” because it would lead to some form of reparations for descendants of slaves. “In my first book, I tackled the issue of reparations as a healing, as a possible healing, asking people……

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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill on Dec. 7, 2018.

Congresswoman Hopes Reparations Bill is Path to ‘Repair Some of the Damage’ Caused by Slavery

By | Reparations

By Nicholas Ballasy, PJ Media — WASHINGTON – Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) told PJM that the federal government should conduct a study of reparations for descendants of slaves to be able to determine the best way to “repair some of the damage” that slavery has caused to the African-American community. Jackson Lee became the lead sponsor of H.R. 40, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans…

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America must atone with reparations for our legacy of slavery

By | Editors' Choice, Reparations

We must make reparations to the African-American community. By Ruth A. Zlotnick, Seattle Times — The Jewish community has just emerged from our holiest days, when we celebrate the New Year and make teshuvah, or atonement, for the wrongdoings of our past. I believe as a nation, the United States also must make teshuvah, atoning for our legacy of slavery by making reparations to African Americans. I came to this…

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The People’s Organization for Progress

March for reparations set for June 23 in Newark

By | News & Current Affairs

The People’s Organization for Progress is hosting the March and Rally for Reparations in Newark Saturday, June 23, at noon Participants will gather at the Lincoln Monument between Springfield Avenue and West Market Street across the street from Essex County College. “No issue like the call for reparations for the crime against humanity that was the Transatlantic Slave Trade illustrates the racial divide in the United States,” P.O.P said in…

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HR 40 Primer — Seize The Time!

By | NAARC Posts, Reparations

By N’COBRA — The HR 40 Primer was produced by the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N’COBRA) with information, assistance, and inspiration of the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC), #40 Acres and More Reparations Strategy Group, and the Black Is Back Coalition (BIBC) for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations. Contents Seize The Time! A New HR 40 Rationale for Revising HR 40 What is New With HR 40…

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