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Represent NYC: What would reparations look like and why are they needed?

By News & Current Affairs

Throughout American history victims have been given reparations for their suffering, but African Americans have never been compensated for hundreds of years of unpaid labor, as well as targeted discrimination within systematic institutions like banking, housing, and education. Assembly Members Inez E. Dickens and Charles Barron are co-sponsors of legislation that would create a commission to study reparations in New York, a former slave state. What would reparations look like…

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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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Rev. Dr. Robert Turner

Pastor Persists In Efforts To Get Reparations For Tulsa Massacre Victims

By Reparations

Over the course of a day-and-a half in late May and early June 1921, a white mob, angered by the alleged assault of a white woman by a black man, burned and looted the predominantly black Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The damage covered 35 city blocks, destroying nearly 200 businesses, displacing about 10,000 residents. Hundreds were killed in the Tulsa race massacre, deemed one of the deadliest riots in U.S….

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Robin Rue Simmons

A college town fired up reparations talk with $25K checks. Who’s next?

By Reparations

“It can be the model for other cities that want to step into the national debate,” Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza said of Evanston, Ill. By Shia Kapos, Politico EVANSTON, Ill. — This suburban town just north of Chicago will soon start cutting checks to Black people to make amends for Jim Crow era wrongs. The test will be whether anyone follows its lead. The cash is the latest step in…

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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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End Racism, Sexism, Colonialism

Japanese American Redress and African American Reparations Intertwined

By Reparations

By Kamna Shastri — When Satsuki Ina’s mother received her reparations check from the US government in apology for incarcerating over 120,000 Japanese Americans between 1942 and 1945, the check ended up somewhere in a stack of papers piled high on her desk. Instead, a framed apology letter leaning against the wall caught Ina’s eye. “What does this mean for you?” Ina asked her mother. “I feel like I finally…

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HR-40, Working on a National Plan for Reparations. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee

Working on a National Plan for Reparations

By Editors' Choice, Reparations, Video/Audio

NowThis releases a powerful video on HR-40 featuring interviews with Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and Dr. Ron Daniels, Convener of the National African Reparations Commission. See video below Watch Video H.R. 40 could help make reparations for Black Americans a reality on a national scale — here’s what you need to know about the landmark bill and where it stands.

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Original Sins & Reparations

By Reparations, Video/Audio

This episode in the Democracy Unchained conversation series faces the topic of America’s original sin of slavery—and a discussion about reparations for Black Americans as an important part of rebuilding democracy in the U.S. From Bakari Kitwana: “Amidst the coronavirus pandemic and the George Floyd protests, more and more Americans are opening their eyes to racial disparities in policing, incarceration, unemployment, education, health, housing, and more. But none of these…

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Robin Rue Simmons

How the long fight for slavery reparations is slowly being won

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

In a suburb of Chicago, the world’s first government-funded slavery reparations programme is beginning. Robin Rue Simmons helped make it happen – but her victory has been more than 200 years in the making By Kris Manjapra, The Guardian — It began with an email. On an especially cold day in Evanston, Illinois, in February 2019, Robin Rue Simmons, 43 years old and two years into her first term as…

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Protest outside the Minnesota State Capitol demanding reparations, St Paul MN, June 19 2020.

It’s Time for Reparations and Transitional Justice for African Americans

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

The country needs truth-telling and acceptance of our moral, legal, political, and sociocultural responsibilities. By Joyce Hope Scott, BU Today — This is a transformative moment in history in the United States as well as in the rest of the world. Despite myths of a post-racial society as a result of many positive social transformations, we are today again forced to examine our inheritance of America’s great sin—slavery and its…

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National African American Reparations Commission’s Plan for Reparations with Dr. Ron Daniels

By Reparations

Jan Roberts, founder and president of Cultural Innovations in Action interviews Dr. Ron Daniels, President of IBW21 and Convener of NAARC. June 20, 2020 — Veteran social and political activist Dr. Ron Daniels was an independent candidate for President of the United States in 1992. He is the founder & president of Institute of Black World 21st Century and administrator for the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC), which has…

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Dr. Ron Daniels on Our Common Ground with host Janice Graham

Dr. Ron Daniels on Our Common Ground with host Janice Graham

By News & Current Affairs

Audio June 27, 2020, 10PM — “The Black Firewall: Will It Hold?” Janice Graham, host of Our Common Ground talks with Dr. Ron Daniels, Ph.D. , Veteran social and political activist; journalist, professor; President and Founder the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) About Guest Dr. Ron Daniels Veteran social and political activist Dr. Ron Daniels was an independent candidate for President of the United States in 1992….

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