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North Carolina city postpones $1 million funding resolution allocated for reparations to Black residents

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By: Esther Animalu and Skylar Mitchell — (CNN) A city in North Carolina has put on hold a vote on how to allocate $1 million in community reparations to Black residents. Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer said at this week’s council meeting that a majority of the council members asked her to remove the proposed reparations resolution from the agenda. Postponing the vote, she said, will provide time “to schedule a…

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Reparations for slavery discussed at community forum

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By: Morgan Cook— The author of a new state law to study options for potential reparations to descendants of enslaved people led a virtual conversation Thursday evening about how to calculate and reckon with society’s debt. California Assembly member Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, joined a panel of experts for the virtual San Diego Union-Tribune Community Forum on Reparations. The conversation came in a year marked by nationwide protests against racial injustice and…

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Symposium to highlight reparations push in Amherst

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By: Scott Merzbach — AMHERST — An ongoing effort to have Amherst join other communities pursuing reparations for Black Americans will be highlighted with a virtual symposium next month. The online event, being put together by a group known as Amherst for Reparations, is scheduled for Dec. 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. District 2 Councilor Pat DeAngelis, one of three councilors sponsoring a forthcoming resolution to address Amherst’s history…

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Why We Can’t Wait: The Urgent Need to Support Reparations and HR-40 in this Moment

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By: Marc Morial, President Nat. Urban League— “Why We Can’t Wait” The Urgent Need to Support Reparations and HR-40 in this Moment Statement by Marc Morial, President/CEO, National Urban League  Each year the National Urban League issues a State of Black America® with specific  indicators on the progress or lack thereof for African Americans in comparison to White  Americans. Beyond righteous passion and sentiment on the wealth gap and other …

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20 Democrat Quotes On Reparations For Black America: Feinstein, Biden, Obama, Pelosi, Hakeem Jeffries, Bernie Sanders, Hilary Clinton And More

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By: Isheka N. Harrison— The topic of reparations was discussed heavily during the Democratic primary presidential race in 2019. The HR 40 bill, which seeks to create a commission to study reparations and develop proposals for its implementation, also gained more traction than it had since it was first introduced by late Congressman Rep. John Conyers in 1989. Here are 25 democrat quotes on reparations for Black America. 1. “I…

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Scientists and Historians Uncover Further Details of Racist 1921 Tulsa Massacre

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By: Abayomi Azikiwe— Tulsa was the scene of a violent attack on a thriving African American community nearly a century ago During World War I (1914-1918) and the immediately following years (1919-1921), racial tensions escalated inside the United States resulting in numerous efforts by white racists to contain and in many cases remove the presence of African Americans. One of the most violent disturbances occurred in late May and early…

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A Practical and Constitutional Proposal for Reparations for African-Americans

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By Benjamin G. Davis — Responding to the discussions on Reparations are replete while the appalling reality on the ground is not in doubt, to be of assistance and subject to the wisdom of people who have been working on this far longer than me I put on my Business School hat and put this practical and constitutional proposal together. My bottom line is that it is not as hard…

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Burlington’s reparations task force meets for the first time

Burlington’s reparations task force meets for the first time

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BURLINGTON, Vt. – Burlington’s Reparations Task Force held its first meeting on Wednesday night. The task force was created this summer by the City Council to study how Vermont benefited from slavery and make apologies and amends as necessary. While Vermont was not a slave state and was the first to abolish slavery back in 1777, those seeking reparations say nonslave states benefited from slavery. The task force includes city…

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Some experts propose reparations as solution for decades of racial health inequities

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“Cash restitution would save lives,” one expert says. By Dr. Divya Chhabra— As COVID-19 exacerbates long standing health inequities affecting the Black population, a growing chorus of experts suggest reparations could help narrow the divide. The concept of government-issued reparations for the descendants of slaves has been discussed for decades, with national figures like Sen. Kamala Harris expressing some level of support. California, Illinois and Washington, D.C., have introduced bills to study how to best implement reparations for historical injustices placed…

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Berkeley Conversations: The Future of Freedom: Reparations after 400

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Live Webcast November 18, 2020 — The year 2019 represented the 400th anniversary of the forced arrival of enslaved Africans in the English colonies at Point Comfort, Virginia in 1619. In the history of the African-American experience throughout this period there have been many gains in the liberation of the formerly enslaved. However, with the continuation of the conditions of structural impoverishment and systemic and violent racism, the ultimate liberation…

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