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Call for Papers on Reparations: Special Issue of Social & Economic Studies [SES] on Reparation

By | Editors' Choice, Reparations

It is now widely accepted and shown by scholars that the permanent dislocation and forced transportation of over 30 million enslaved Africans to the Caribbean and the wider Americas, and the mutilation and murder of millions unknown, constitute modernity’s greatest crime against humanity. But Western European culture, while aggressively championing the cause of human liberty, political freedom, and the public accountability of government, has so far failed to repair the…

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Europe replies to demand for reparations

Europe replies to demand for reparations

By | Editors' Choice, Reparations

By Bert Wilkinson At the just concluded meeting of Caribbean Community leaders in Grenada, the question of making European nations that had participated in the transatlantic slave trade compensate the region for the genocide was discussed at length, but officials are tightlipped about exactly what some European governments have indicated in their replies for demands for reparations from the Caribbean. For most of the past four years, regional governments have…

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Al Calloway

H. R. 40 is not the only answer

By | Commentary, Reparations

By Al Calloway Typically, too many African American political leaders, preachers and so-called intellectuals shy away from the issue of Reparations. As a result, the black body politic has not risen to demand that the U.S. government, industry, and white Americans in general, deal with rectifying the heinous wrongs experienced both by our enslaved black forebears and present day African American citizens. In the final analysis, African people throughout the…

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Reparations is Dead: How to Resurrect It

By | Reparations

By Dr. Jahi Issa and Reggie Mabry The moral case for Black reparations has effectively been made, but the legal argument has met much frustration in the courts. The authors believe that the period after 1808, when U.S. participation in the international slave trade was outlawed, is key to clearing the legal hurdles to reparations “Between 15-20 million Africans were brought to the America’s alive and against their will.”  …

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For Reparations: A Conversation With William A. Darity Jr.

By | Reparations

Above Photo: From thenextsystem.org William A. Darity Jr. is the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics and the director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University. The focus of his work is on inequality based on race, class, and ethnicity. He has been published in The Atlantic, The New York Times, and most recently Jacobin Magazine. He…

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The Juneteenth action in Oakland, California. (Photo Credit: Zoe Samudzi)

How Black Communities Across the Country Are Retaking Land and Demanding Reparations

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A conversation with Chinyere Tutashinda of the BlackOUT Collective. By Sarah Jaffe Juneteenth is not a federal holiday—but it should be. It is the day that the news of emancipation reached the last group of enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, months after the Emancipation Proclamation and even the official end of the Civil War. To mark the day, and its unfulfilled promises, a group of organizers planned a day of…

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Vantage Point Radio Show hosted by Dr. Ron Daniels – June 12, 2017

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The assault on Afro-Descendants in Colombia, South America. People’s Organization for Progress March/Rally for Reparations. The Bail Bond Reform Movement in New York – Vantage Point Radio Show hosted by Dr. Ron Daniels with guests Yvette Modestin, Esther Ogulari, Larry Hamm, and Peter Goldberg

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On the Impact of Reparations Payments for Slavery on Growth and Sustainable Development: Can Reparations Buy Growth?

By | Editors' Choice, Reparations

By Stefan Richards Abstract: Reparation refers to the repairing of damage through the payment of money or through other methods employed by the offending party. This paper adds to the discussion on reparations by relating the effect of foreign aid on economic growth to the effect of reparations payments for slavery on economic growth; thereby providing economic proof for viability of reparations. Previous academic papers on reparations do not support their…

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Back Apology for Namibia Genocide with Reparations

By | Editors' Choice, News, Reparations

It would be nothing short of racist for Germany to deny the Herero and Nama people financial reparations, writes Shannon Ebrahim. Any time now we can expect Chancellor Angela Merkel to issue a formal apology to Namibia for the genocide exacted on the Herero and Nama people by German colonial authorities from November 1904. It was the first genocide of the 20th century, and it is only recently that the…

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Review: Black Subjugation in America

By | Editors' Choice, Reparations

By Kim Scipes Books Reviewed in this Essay: Theodore W. Allen, The Invention of the White Race. London and New York: Verso, 2012. Edward E. Baptist, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism. New York: Basic Books, 2014. Sven Beckert, Empire of Cotton: A Global History. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.

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