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Descendants of enslaved Blacks explore Virginia history

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By Susan Svrluga — Growing up, George Monroe Jr. avoided the historical site that was just a few miles from his family’s property in Virginia, James Monroe’s Highland. “To be honest with you, the old folks, the family back in the day, they frowned on it,” he said. “Who really wants to go visit a plantation, knowing your family members were enslaved there?” But when an archaeological discovery there a…

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More US churches are committing to racism-linked reparations

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By David Crary— NEW YORK (AP) — The Episcopal Diocese of Texas acknowledges that its first bishop in 1859 was a slaveholder. An Episcopal church in New York City erects a plaque noting the building’s creation in 1810 was made possible by wealth resulting from slavery. And the Minnesota Council of Churches cites a host of injustices — from mid-19th century atrocities against Native Americans to police killings of Black…

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North Carolina county becomes latest to back reparations

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A board of commissioners in a North Carolina county has voted to support reparations and apologized for the county’s role in slavery, segregation and systemic discrimination against Black residents By The Associated Press— HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. — A board of commissioners in a North Carolina county has voted to support reparations and apologized for the county’s role in slavery, segregation and systemic discrimination against Black residents. Similar to measures that have…

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Wilmington, Delaware could get a task force to study reparations

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By Sophia Schmidt— The City of Wilmington may be one step closer to reparations for systemic racism. After more than an hour of debate Thursday, Wilmington City Council passed a resolution directing the next council to create a task force to study and make proposals around reparations for African Americans. Specifically, the group would focus on disparities resulting from City government services, City or other government policy, and widespread business…

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PuLSE Announces Major Lecture Series on Caribbean Influence on American politics

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By Don Rojas— PuLSE Announces Major Lecture Series on Caribbean Influence on American politics The PuLSE Institute, an independent anti-poverty think tank headquartered in Detroit, has announced the launch of a major lecture series beginning in January 2021 to focus on the contributions of the Caribbean world to U.S. politics and to examine the quest for reparatory justice and anti-poverty policies. The concept originated from the strong interest that was…

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Black Movement Organizations Call for Reparations Instead of Giving Tuesday

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By Sofia Jarrin— A coalition of Black organizations have decided to skip #GivingTuesday and call for justice by reimagining relationships, repairing harm, and reorganizing economies. Through the #ReparationsMonday campaign, leaders of the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) called for more transformational giving strategies to promote systemic change. Instead of requesting the traditional #GivingTuesday donations, which M4BL advocates say promotes an unequal system where organizations “with the largest PR budgets…receive the bulk of…

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Groundbreaking Evanston Reparations Program Takes Shape

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By Jonah Meadows— EVANSTON, IL — Qualifying Black Evanstonians could be eligible for up to $25,000 toward the costs of homeownership under the initial phase of the first-of-its-kind municipal reparations program aldermen authorized last year. The proposed housing reparations initiative have taken shape over more than a dozen meetings of the Evanston City Council Reparations Subcommittee since January, although the details are still being worked out. As it stands, Black residents seeking reparations from the city would have to show they lived in Evanston between…

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Great Notion’s Reparations Beer. Educating Its Clientele to Support Reparations and HR-40.

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The Institute of the Black World 21st Century, which convenes and administers the National African American Reparations Commission, has accepted a proposal from the Great Notions Brewery to produce and market a special edition brew called ‘Reparations Beer.’ Great Notion Brewery Great Notion Brewery is a Portland, Oregon based company founded by three socially-responsible entrepreneurs dedicated to supporting racial and social justice causes with an emphasis…

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Minnesota churches launch 10-year plan for racial healing, reparations

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The Minnesota Council of Churches, leveraging its 25 denominations with more than 1 million members, prioritizes path to “truth and reparation.” By Jean Hopfensperger— A St. Louis Park congregation devoted two years to exploring white supremacy, and now it is raising $1 million for a child care center for low-income families. In Bemidji, some faith leaders are participating in “listening posts” often led by Native Americans who share experiences of…

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