Pan-Africanists strikeout in Martinique

By KAREN JUANITA CARRILLO

On the afternoon of Friday, May 22, members of the Pan-Africanist group Ligue de Défense Noire Africaine (LDNA/Black African Defense League) tore down and destroyed two famous statues on the island of Martinique. The statues were in honor of the French writer Victor Schœlcher who is famed for having prepared the […]

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A Caribbean reparations lens on African Liberation Day

By Martin P. Felix

“The truth is that any figure of Africans imported into the Americas which is narrowly based on the surviving records is bound to be low, because there were so many people at the time who had a vested interest in smuggling slaves and withholding data. Nevertheless, if the low figure of ten […]

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It’s not Obesity. it’s Slavery

By Sabrina Strings
About five years ago, I was invited to sit in on a meeting about health in the African-American community. Several important figures in the fields of public health and economics were present. A freshly minted Ph.D., I felt strangely like an interloper. I was also the only black person in the room.

One of […]

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A GLOBAL MASS MOVEMENT FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

This century will know no greater mass movement than the struggle for reparations. It is no longer a matter of if, but when.
By Hilary Beckles

At the 2001 United Nations Conference on Race and Xenophobia in Durban, South Africa, it was evident that the reparations struggle would evolve into the greatest and most transforming political and […]

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(Reparations) Is Not a Symbolic Act. It’s a Path to Restorative Justice

The conversation surrounding reparations is underway and the U.S. government must take a leading role.
By Sheila Jackson Lee

For nearly three decades, my former colleague Rep. John Conyers of Michigan would introduce H.R. 40, legislation seeking to establish a commission to study and develop reparation proposals. Though many thought it a lost cause, he believed that […]

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Africa must support the CARICOM Reparations demand

Africa is now free of direct colonial domination, but the cause of African Liberation continues, having changed from one of fighting for independence to one for stopping wars, healing wounds and uniting to consolidate its political liberation in ways that will eventually yield the levels of economic liberation that continue to elude the continent more […]

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Chicago Passed Police Torture Reparations 5 Years Ago. Were They Implemented?

This month, the movement against Chicago police violence celebrated the fifth anniversary of the passing of the historic reparations ordinance. Born out of more than three decades of legal and political struggle waged by an intergenerational and interracial movement comprised of torture survivors, their families and lawyers, activists and their organizations, and a handful of […]

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City hosts second town hall on Evanston reparations fund

Keerti Gopal, Reporter
May 22, 2020

Just over 100 participants gathered through Zoom on Thursday for a virtual town hall on Evanston’s historic reparations fund.

The fund, established through a city resolution passed in November 2019, will consist of revenue from the cannabis sales tax and aim to address the continued disenfranchisement of black residents through the legacy […]

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Some religious institutions promote reparations

On May 4, 1969 James Forman, spokesman for the National Black Economic Development Conference (NBEDC), presented in the Christian church of Riverside in New York, United States, the Black Manifesto asking the white Christian churches and Jewish synagogues for five hundred million dollars of compensations for the African American population.
In the following decades there were […]

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