Win for Reparations: California Assembly Committee Votes Yes on Bill

Tanu Henry | California Black Media

On May 11, the California Assembly Judiciary Committee voted yes on a bill that would mandate the state to set up an 8-member commission to examine how California engaged in — and benefited from — the enslavement of Black men, women and children.

If the bill, AB 3121, […]

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Coronavirus is a new crossroads for hope, healing and repair

As the coronavirus pandemic devastates the elderly, people with disabilities, people who are incarcerated, homeless and first peoples, it cuts open — again — America’s enduring wound of racial oppression.

Disproportionate rates of infection and death among African Americans lay bare continuing health inequalities and the need for the nation to heal this gaping wound through […]

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Invitation: CRR Forum on Monday, May 11, 2020

The Centre for Reparation Research (CRR) invites you to join and participate in a CRR virtual seminar series forum on Monday, May 11, 2020. The discussion is entitled “The Uses and Abuses of Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence: Is Racism a Feature?” This will commence at 11:00 AM.

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Danish Government apologizes to Ghana for slave trade

By Kylie Kiunguyu

The Danish government has officially apologized to Ghanaians for their country’s role in the dark history of slave trade in the then Gold Coast where millions of Africans were shipped to Europe and the Americas.

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How slaveholders in the Caribbean maintained control

Christer Petley is professor of history at the University of Southampton in the UK. His latest book is White Fury: A Jamaican Slaveholder and the Age of Revolution (2018).

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London university calls for £100m slavery reparation

By Sean Coughlan
BBC News education and family correspondent

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.

Geoff Thompson, chair of governors of the University of East London, says it would be “ethical and right” for universities to […]

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Shackled Legacy

History shows slavery helped build many U.S. colleges and universities
STORY: Stephen Smith | Kate Ellis

As more schools begin to confront their participation in slavery, they also consider how to make amends.

Dozens of American colleges and universities are investigating their historic ties to the slave trade and debating how to atone.

Profits from slavery and related industries […]

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UN Observes International Remembrance of Slave Trade

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots

— Marcus Garvey

Washington, DC, August 23, 2018 — The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) announces the launch of a global news feature series on the history, contemporary realities and implications of the […]

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