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Cory Booker

How Cory Booker’s “Baby Bond” Proposal Could Transform the Reparations Debate

By | Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

By Benjamin Wallace-Wells, The New Yorker — Cory Booker, one of a half-dozen Democrats routinely mentioned as a Presidential contender, is a man of singularly intense enthusiasms. He is a vegan and, after a Rhodes Scholarship and finishing Yale Law, he famously moved into the Brick Towers housing project in the central ward of Newark, from which he would, before his thirtieth birthday, launch a political career, winning a seat on…

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Danny Glover Requests Your Support for IBW and the Reparations Movement

By | NAARC Posts, Reparations, Video/Audio | No Comments

We are profoundly thankful to Danny Glover for his support of the work of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) and the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC). As a tireless advocate for the U.N. Decade for People of African Descent and reparatory justice, Danny Glover has been with IBW every step of the way in our successful effort to intensify the U.S. and global reparations movements. We urgently need your support to continue this vital work.

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‘A reparative justice programme’ … Glasgow University has completed a two-year review of how it grew wealthy from the slave trade. Photograph: University of Glasgow

Reparations for slavery are not about punishing children for parents’ sins

By | Editors' Choice, Reparations

Reparative justice, whereby communities are compensated for losses caused by the slavery or the Holocaust, is morally fair. By Julian Baggini, The Guardian — Justice requires a good memory, one that is both accurate and not self-servingly selective. But whether it is well-served by a long memory is more contentious. We know that many still pay the price for sins previous generations never paid for. But most agree with the…

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Aerial view of Victoria Park

St Vincent: Reparations Committee calls for renaming of various areas

By | Reparations

(CMC) – The St Vincent and the Grenadines Reparations Committee (SVGRC) is calling on the government to re-name the Victoria Park “with a name more befitting and independence country” as the nation celebrates its 39th year of political independence from Britain on Saturday. “Our history is replete with outstanding statesmen, women and symbols from which we can choose,” the Committee said, noting that it is mindful of the fact that ever…

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Nobody would mistake Cory Booker for a radical.

Cory Booker’s Big New Policy Idea Isn’t Reparations, but It’s the Closest a Presidential Candidate Is Going to Get

By | News & Current Affairs

By Jordan Weissmann — Sen. Cory Booker did not come out and propose reparations for black Americans this week. But the policy idea he rolled out on Monday might be the closest thing that we can expect to see from a serious presidential contender going into 2020. The senator from New Jersey, who is gearing up for a White House run, plans to introduce legislation soon that would create a “baby bond”…

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Slavery

London University Calls for £100m Slavery Reparation

By | Reparations

Universities in the UK which benefited in previous centuries from the slave trade should contribute to a £100m fund to support ethnic minority students, says a university leader. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News — Geoff Thompson, chair of governors of the University of East London, says it would be “ethical and right” for universities to contribute. He says it would help young people who otherwise could not afford to graduate. Last…

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Members of the CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC) representing national reparations committees and councils from across the region met recently at the Regional HQ of the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Jamaica for a two-day retreat to review the Commission's work over the past two years and to map out an agenda for 2019.

Photo from CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC) Retreat

By | Reparations

Members of the CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC) representing national reparations committees and councils from across the region met recently at the Regional HQ of the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Jamaica for a two-day retreat to review the Commission’s work over the past two years and to map out an agenda for 2019.

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To: The Jesuits and Georgetown University, The Jesuits Sold 272 Enslaved People. Georgetown Benefited. We Demand Reparatory Justice.

The Jesuits Sold 272 Enslaved People. Georgetown Benefited. We Demand Reparatory Justice

By | Reparations

To: The Jesuits and Georgetown University, The Jesuits Sold 272 Enslaved People. Georgetown Benefited. We Demand Reparatory Justice. By Legacy of the GU272 Alliance Legal Team — Father Timothy Kesicki, president of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, said of the sale of the 272 enslaved people, “We have greatly sinned… we are profoundly sorry.” Similarly, Georgetown President John J. DeGioia said, “Slavery [was an] evil that our…

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Reparations is Focus of May 21st Pledge Drive Edition of Vantage Point — Dr. Ron Daniels

By | Reparations, Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio | No Comments

Topic/Premium – Stand Up: Reparatory Justice Now. Guests – Dr. Verene Shephard (Vice-Chairperson, CARICOM Reparations Commission, Kingston, Jamaica), James Early (Consultant: Cultural Democracy and Statecraft Heritage Policy, African Diaspora,Washington, D.C.) and Don Rojas (Director of Communications, Institute of the Black World 21st Century, Baltimore, MD)

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Black people simply do not see the same response to our complaints as we do when the victims of injustice include white people.

Make Change by Hitting the National Wallet: Reparations for Racial Injustice

By | Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

There’s reckoning around our toxic culture of sexual abuse. But Black Americans are left waiting for remedies for white supremacy past and present. It’s time to #PayUp. By Bertha Lewis — #MeToo and #TimesUp are more than hashtags. They are movements to hold sexual harassers accountable and to deliver justice to victims and survivors of sexual abuse and harassment. While the call for justice for women who have been sexually…

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