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Sheila Jackson Lee

Reparations: The ‘lost cause’ of black politics?

By | Commentaries/Opinions

By Roger House, The Hill — The black American demand for reparations over slavery and segregation has gained attention in political circles recently. How it emerged as a topic of federal policy is unclear — but it comes at a timely moment in our national story. This year marks the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved Africans arriving at the colony of Jamestown, Va. No doubt the 2014 magazine essay by Ta-Nehisi…

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John Conyers

Presidential race revives Conyers’ push for reparations

By | Editors' Choice, Reparations

By Melissa Nann Burke, The Detroit News — U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr. introduced a bill in every Congress for nearly 30 years to study the institution of slavery and to recommend appropriate reparations. Few of his colleagues in the Democratic Party seemed to take him seriously. The bill had a hearing in 2007 and never moved out of committee. But reparations has become a recurrent topic in the Democratic…

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Reparations in defense of our democracy

Reparations in defense of our democracy

By | Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

By Evelyn N. Farkas, The Hill — With the release of the new movie “LBJ,” we are reminded of a time when foreign and domestic policy seemed more separate, when Americans could revile LBJ for the Vietnam War, and the same Americans could admire him for his earth-shattering Jim Crow-smashing civil rights legislation. But today foreign and domestic policy seem inextricably linked, not least because our adversary in the Kremlin…

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Cong. John Conyers of Detroit, honorable host of the CBC’s Reparations Braintrust and author of HR40 welcomes members of the NAARC and Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission Prof. Sir Hilary Beckles.

NAARC Rolls Out Preliminary 10 Point Reparations Plan

By | NAARC Posts, Reparations

The National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) Rolls Out a Reparations Plan at the 2015 Congressional Black Caucus Conference. Preamble: No amount of material resources or monetary compensation can ever be sufficient restitution for the spiritual, mental, cultural and physical damages inflicted on Africans by centuries of the MAAFA, the holocaust of enslavement and the institution of chattel slavery…

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