Reparations Is Dead: How To Resurrect It

By Jahi Issa, -

By Jahi Issa for Black Agenda Report - “I want Negroes first to realize that every Negro is an African citizen. Before we were Americans or West Indians we were Africa citizens. Negroes were [...]

A Case For Reparations At The University Of Chicago

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By Guest Poster for Black Perspectives - Julia Leakes yearned to be reunited with her family. In 1853, her two sisters showed up for sale along with her thirteen nieces and nephews in Lawrence [...]

How Chicago Became First City To Make Reparations To Victims Of Police Violence

By Yana Kunichoff, -

By Yana Kunichoff for Yes! Magazine - He was among the first of at least 120 young, primarily Black men whom Chicago police officers would torture into false confessions. Yet while many who [...]

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

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By Adam Simpson, Carla Skandier and William A. Darity Jr. for Next System Project - William A. Darity Jr. is the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American [...]

What Should Reparations For Slavery Entail?

By Ama Biney, -

By Ama Biney for Pambazuka News - Former British Prime Minister David Cameron’s insulting dismissal of trans-Atlantic slavery and his opinion that Africans and people of African descent should [...]

Oakland Green Lights Drug War Reparations

By David Downs, -

By David Downs for East Bay Express - Oaklanders who’ve been jailed for pot in the last ten years will go to the front of the line for legal weed permits under a revolutionary new program enacted [...]

U.N. Calls Out U.S. For Lack Of Reparations To African-American

By Salim Muwakkil, -

By Salim Muwakkil for In These Times - The contemporary discussion on reparations for African Americans was instigated by Ta-Nehisi Coates in an award-winning essay in the June 2014 issue of The [...]

UN Experts Catalog Endless List Of Racial Discrimination In US

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By Andrea Germanos for Common Dreams - From being victims of police killings to facing barriers to educational and health equity, African Americans are facing "systemic racial discrimination" and [...]

BYP100 Agenda To Build Black Futures, Economic Justice Plan

By Staff for BYP100. As people across the world celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and take action to reclaim his legacy of radicalism, the Black Youth Project 100 [...]

National AARC Sends Urgent Letter To Obama

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By National African-American Reparations Commission - "The National African-American Reparations Commission (NAARC) is comprised of eminent black leaders from the legal, academic, health and [...]

‘Black Women & Girls Matter’ Wave Of Protests To Sweep Country

Mya Hall. Aiyana Jones. Rekia Boyd. These are a few of the names that will be held up in Thursday's national day of action, slated to sweep at least 17 cities across the United States, demanding [...]

Reparations: A Blueprint To Address Systemic Police Violence

By Joey Mogul, -

The City of Chicago made history on Wednesday May 6 when it passed legislation providing reparations to survivors of racially motivated police torture committed between 1972 and 1991. Once [...]

Chicago To Pay Reparations To People Police Tortured Decades Ago

By Arijeta Lajka, -

Chicago approved an unprecedented deal on Wednesday to compensate victims that were tortured while in police custody between the 1970s and 1980s under a former police commander. Along with a [...]

Banking On Slavery

By Gilda Haas, -

The biggest “aha” for me after reading Edward E. Baptist’s The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism is the extent to which financial speculation is baked into [...]

German Couple Pay Greece £630 ‘War Reparations’

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A German couple visiting Greece walked into a town hall and handed over €875 (£630, approximately $1,000) in what they said were second world war reparations. Dimitris Kotsouros, the mayor of [...]

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