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H.R. 40 Reparations Judiciary Committee Vote Forum

By Events, News & Current Affairs, Reparations

On April 14, 2021, the House Judiciary Committee voted to send the H.R. 40 – Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act to the floor of the House of Representatives. Leaders crafting the national strategy to pass H.R. 40 met to discuss the historic Judiciary Committee vote, what it means, and next actions in the effort to make H.R. 40 law. This online event was hosted in…

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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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The Global Push for Reparations

US: Congress Advances Slavery Reparations Bill

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

(Washington, DC) – The US Congress will take a historic step on April 14, 2021 when a congressional committee is to vote on a slavery reparations bill, Human Rights Watch said today. The House Judiciary Committee announced on April 9 its upcoming vote on H.R. 40, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act. H.R. 40 would establish a federal commission to study the legacy of slavery in the United States and…

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The Infamous Chattahoochee Brick Company: Community Coalition, Faith Leaders to Declare Grounds A Sacred Site

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

National African American Reparations Commission Supports Initiative. April 3, 2021, over the Easter Weekend, a broad-based coalition of community and interfaith, ecumenical faith leaders will gather at the Chattahoochee Brick Company at 1:00 PM to claim and declare the grounds a Sacred site to memorialize African Americans who died there working as forced labor.

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Elaine Arkansas

National Groups Continue to Aid Descendants of Elaine Massacre

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

Second Contribution Made To Support the Demand for Reparations Dr. Ron Daniels, Convener of the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) announced today that two national reparatory justice groups have contributed the second of $50,000 contribution to the Elaine Legacy Center in Elaine, Arkansas as part a pledge of $150,000. The contributions will (1) assist the Center in devising and implementing strategies and initiatives to bolster the demand for reparation…

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As Evanston, Illinois approves reparations for Black residents, will the country follow?

By News & Current Affairs

By John Yang — The nation’s first government-backed reparations initiative was green lit this week in Evanston, Illinois, a Chicago suburb where about 16 percent of its 75,000 residents are Black. The city council has promised $10 million over 10 years. John Yang discusses how the program could serve as a model for the rest of the country with Ron Daniels of the National African American Reparations Commission.  Read…

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Evanston, Ill., leads the country with first reparations program for Black residents

By Reparations

By Mark Guarino — CHICAGO — The nation’s first government reparations program for African Americans was approved Monday night in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, action that advocates say represents a critical step in rectifying wrongs caused by slavery, segregation and housing discrimination and in pushing forward on similar compensation efforts across the country.“Right now the whole world is looking at Evanston, Illinois. This is a moment like none other…

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REPARATIONS, Not Only Possible … But INEVITABLE!

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Nkechi Taifa — WASHINGTON — If acknowledgement is the first step toward acceptance, reparations for Black people in America has taken a major step forward. The Feb. 17th House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on Reparations is one case in point. Then you add the recent Harvard study from Harvard Medical School and the Lancet Commission on Reparations and Redistributive Justice that shows, as Kamm Howard from the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N’COBRA) testified,…

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An Open Letter to President Biden: Support Reparations and HR-40 “By Any Means Necessary”

NAARC releases an open letter to President Biden urging support for Reparations and HR-40

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

Read the open letter from the National African American Reparations Commission and take action by contacting the White House with a simple message, PASS HR-40 NOW! We urge reparation advocates across this nation to hold President Biden to the promise made to African Americans. Urge President Biden to establish an HR-40 Commission by executive order or legislation. Pass HR-40 Now!

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Nkechi Taifa

Of Terror and Promise: On This MLK Day, There’s No Better Time to Call for Reparatory Justice!

By Editors' Choice

By Nkechi Taifa— The terror Blacks feel is in our bones. For me, it began when white storm clouds of terror hung over the home of Mose Wright late one August night in 1955, when white, armed terrorists demanded his great-nephew, 14-year-old Emmett Till, be handed over to them. I was scarcely eight months old. Young Emmett had made the mistake of being from Chicago and, not heeding “The Talk” his…

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Elaine Arkansas

National Groups Honor Pledge to Descendants of Elaine, Arkansas Massacre

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

First contribution made to support Reparatory Justice priorities In mid-October the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC), the Fund for Reparations Now (FFRN) and the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference (SDPC) announced their intent to join the descendants of the horrific Elaine Arkansas Massacre still living in the area of the ‘Killing Fields of 1919’ in their demand for reparatory justice. The Elaine massacre occurred during the “Bloody Red Summer” of…

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