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Reparations for slavery is the idea that some form of compensatory payment needs to be made to the descendants of Africans who had been enslaved as part of the Atlantic Slave Trade. The most notable demands for reparations have been made in the United Kingdom and in the United States, where slavery was the most pervasive. Caribbean and African states from which slaves were taken have also made reparation demands.

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How reparations can be paid through school finance reform

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By Preston Green III and Bruce Baker — White public schools have always gotten more money than Black public schools. These funding disparities go back to the so-called “separate but equal” era – which was enshrined into the nation’s laws by the Supreme Court’s 1896 decision in Plessy v. Ferguson. The disparities have persisted even after Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark 1954 Supreme Court decision that ordered the desegregation of America’s public…

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Keith Young

Asheville reparations architect Keith Young criticizes city’s $366,000 outside contract

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By Joel Burgess, Asheville Citizen Times — A $365,583 contract for a reparations project manager is facing criticism from the former elected official who wrote the city’s historic initiative. Ex-City Councilman Keith Young reacted to the size of the contract after the council voted 7-0 Sept. 14 to award it to TEQuity, a Cary consulting firm run by Debra Clark Jones. “God giveth and consultants take it away and the people who it should…

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Professor Verene Shepherd and British-Jamaican Lord Anthony Gifford

Reparation is crucial in a divided world – Lord Anthony Gifford

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By The Jamaica Gleaner and UWI’s Centre for Reparation Research — In this week’s Reparation Conversations, a collaborative initiative between The Jamaica Gleaner and The UWI’s Centre for Reparation Research, we bring you the second of a two-part interview which the director of the UWI’s Centre for Reparation Research (CRR), Professor Verene Shepherd (VS), conducted with British-Jamaican Lord Anthony Gifford (AG). Gifford is a former barrister and QC in London…

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Shirley Weber

Why California’s slavery reparations task force has the power to transform us all

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If the task force commissions a school curriculum about slavery in the state, Californians will see more clearly how the past informs the present. By Kevin Waite, LA Times — Unless your school experience was atypical, you probably weren’t taught about the history of slavery in California. That could change for future generations, thanks in part to a new state task force that’s considering the question of reparations for the descendants of…

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(l to r) Lisa Tharps, Angela Pierce, Jason Bowen, and Malcolm Ingram in the GSC production of Reparations

“Reparations” — A message well delivered

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As the play ends, all four characters have a clear understanding of their marching orders. But will they — or we — act on them? By David Greenham, The Arts Fuse — Reparations by James Sheldon. Directed by Myriam Cyr. Scenic design by Jon Savage. Costume design by Deirdre McCabe Gerrard. Lighting design by Kat C. Zhou. Sound design by Veronica Barron and Christopher Vu. Produced by Gloucester Stage. Performed outdoors…

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High Point City Hall - High Point, North Carolina

Reparations study proposal advances in High Point, North Carolina

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By Paul B. Johnson, The High Point Enterprise, N.C. — The city moved closer to the formation of a reparation commission to address the history of local racial discrimination and injustice after a proposal by the High Point NAACP was unanimously endorsed by a City Council committee Wednesday. The High Point City Council’s Prosperity and Livability Committee recommendation to form a reparations commission will go to the full council for…

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Larry Elder

Right-wing Republican Larry Elder says slave owners should have been paid reparations

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During his appearance on the Candace Owens’ show the Black conservative radio host argued that slavery was legal and slave owners deserve compensation By Jaelen Ogadhoh, theGrio — Conservative radio host and politician Larry Elder said during a July 18 appearance on Prager University’s “The Candace Owens Show,” that an argument could be made in favor of reparations for slave owners whose legal “property” was taken from them after the…

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Black August: 20th Durban Commemoration, UN Permanent Forum & Reparations - Rev. D. Angelique, Dr. Amara C. Enyia JD, Dr. Ron Daniels, Prof. Gay McDougall, Dr. Pauline Muchina, Coumba Toure

Black August: 20th Durban Commemoration, UN Permanent Forum & Reparations

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What Black August: 20th Durban Commemoration, UN Permanent Forum & Reparations To engage a Pan African perspective to update participants on the impact of the 2001 Durban World Conference, UN Decade, Permanent Forum and Way Forward with Economic Priorities and Reparations. Sponsored by Advocacy Network for Africa (AdNA), Africans Rising. Who Rev. D. Angelique Walker-Smith, Chair of the AdNA Pan African Working Group Dr. Amara C. Enyia JD, Permanent Forum…

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Vantage Point: The Promissory Note and MLK’s Vision for a New America – Why African Americans Can’t Wait

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A Special Fund Drive Edition of Vantage Point Monday, August 23, 2021 Topic The “Bounced Check” The Promissory Note and King’s Vision of a New America Why African Americans Can’t Wait The corporate media has fed the American public a steady diet of the more palatable aspects of Dr. Martin Luther King’s iconic I Have a Dream Speech delivered at the historic 1963 March on Washington.  However, the “promissory note” aspect…

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Nkechi Taifa, Esq.,

My Reparations Victory: What Comes Before Word And Deed?

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

By Nkechi Taifa — The Ancestors know how to make things work. In their constant, cosmic blend between the invisible and the tangible, they have caused historic blinders to drop from the eyes of those who Martin Luther King might have called in an earlier time “white moderates.” Here’s some proof: last month, two organizations I am associated with — the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N’COBRA) and the Institute of…

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