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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.

Shirley Weber

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

By Reparations

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

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

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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A mural is seen in the Fifth Ward in Evanston, Illinois.

Illinois city’s reparations plan was heralded – but locals say it’s a cautionary tale

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Evanston was the first city to implement a plan to repair the harm caused by slavery – and what occurred there could set the tone for what may happen at a national level. By Kiran Misra, The Guardian — In March, Evanston, Illinois, beat the federal government to become the first to pass a reparations plan in America. It gained national attention, heralded by celebrities such as Danny Glover, who called the…

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A receipt for the purchase of an 18-year-old enslaved woman named Jane for $4,300. The document was captured from a Confederate ship during the Civil War.

My ancestor was in the slave trade. As California considers reparations, what do I owe?

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By Lois Requist, Desert Sun — The receipt for the sale of a 9-year-old girl. That, and Derek Chauvin’s knee on George Floyd’s neck for nine minutes, got my attention. Until these two events, I wasn’t sure what reparations had to do with me, a white woman who has always lived in the American West and who has abhorred the idea of slavery for as long as I’ve known about it….

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The Reichstag, Berlin, Germany

Germany to pay $1.2 billion in reparations to Namibia

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By Abbey Ryan, OWP — In June, Germany offered Namibia more than one billion euros over 30 years as reparations for the 1904-1908 genocide and property theft of thousands of Ovaherero and Nama people. This offer comes after six years of negations between both bodies and Germany’s official recognition of the genocide in May. The Namibian government recognizes that 1.1 billion euros are not enough to “adequately address the initial…

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First community in Massachusetts adopts plan to pay reparations to descendants of slavery

First community in Massachusetts adopts plan to pay reparations to descendants of slavery

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By Bob Dumas, Boston 25 News — The tragic death of George Floyd ignited calls for racial justice last year just as the pandemic revealed harsh disparities in health care and economic security. Now the discussion of reparations, the concept of acknowledging and compensating African Americans for slavery, is picking up steam. Slavery casts a long shadow over American history. It’s a debt many people of color said needs to…

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Hinds County Circuit Court Judge Winston Kidd (left) swore in the National Bar Association President Carlos Moore at the Capital Club in Jackson, Miss., on Tuesday, July 27, 2021.

Black ‘New Deal,’ reparations vital after slavery, discrimination, National Bar leader says

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By Kayode Crown, Jackson Free Press — Newly sworn in National Bar Association President Carlos Moore said yesterday that he will champion the passage of various laws relating to voting rights, police reform and reparations. Moore will lead the 106-year-old organization of more than 65,000 predominantly African American lawyers, judges, law professors and law students for a one-year term. Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston L. Kidd swore Moore in as the 79th…

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