Laura Trevelyan makes formal apology on behalf of the Trevelyan family for their involvement in the period of enslavement in Grenada
By MAYA KING (Politico)
President Joe Biden supports the idea behind the bill. Vice President Kamala Harris endorsed it during her time in the Senate. But that might not be enough to get a proposal to study reparations for slavery to Biden’s desk this Congress.
Despite the enormity of the task behind the legislation known as H.R. […]
Harvard Medical School
A new study suggests monetary reparations for Black descendants of people enslaved in the United States could have cut SARS-CoV-2 transmission and COVID-19 rates both among Black individuals and the population at large.
Researchers modeled the impact of structural racism on viral transmission and disease impact in the state of Louisiana.
The higher burden of […]
The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties will hold a hearing on H.R. 40, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act, on February 17, 2021. The 10:00 a.m. ET hearing will examine the legacy of slavery, its continuing impact on the Black community, and the path […]
French MPs have approved the return of looted historical artefacts to Benin and Senegal, completing the legislative process needed to give back the objects.
Benin will receive 26 artefacts taken from the Palace of Behanzin in the late 19th century, including a royal throne, which are currently exhibited at the Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac museum in Paris.
South Dorset MP Richard Drax, 62, own Drax Hall in Saint George, Barbados
The plantation had a workforce of 327 enslaved people for nearly 200 years
Sir Hilary Beckles is demanding he pays reparations for his family’s slavery role
By Joe Davies
A Tory MP has hit back at campaigners who want him […]
Antonio Marcos Diniz was only 13 years old when his family was forced to leave their home near Brazil’s Atlantic coast in 1983. Along with 311 other families, they had to move 60 kilometers west to Agrovila Peru so that the government could build the Alcântara Launch Center (CLA), in Maranhão, in northeastern Brazil. Today, […]
PuLSE Announces Major Lecture Series on Caribbean Influence on American politics
The PuLSE Institute, an independent anti-poverty think tank headquartered in Detroit, has announced the launch of a major lecture series beginning in January 2021 to focus on the contributions of the Caribbean world to U.S. politics and to examine the quest for reparatory justice and […]
CARIBBEAN countries have demanded that the former European slaving nations pay back their debts, vowing to eliminate colonial remnants that still exist in the region.
The call came during celebrations for the United Nations International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, which commemorates December 2 1949, when the Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in […]
By Jonah Meadows
EVANSTON, IL — Qualifying Black Evanstonians could be eligible for up to $25,000 toward the costs of homeownership under the initial phase of the first-of-its-kind municipal reparations program aldermen authorized last year.
The proposed housing reparations initiative have taken shape over more than a dozen meetings of the Evanston City Council Reparations Subcommittee since […]
Either we allow climate migrants to move in, or we compensate these refugees financially for the damages caused by our greenhouse gas emissions.
By Mimi Sheller
A man, displaced by Hurricane Eta in Honduras, cooks plantains in a refugee camp along the median of a highway in San Pedro Sula.Seth Sidney Berry/Zuma
This piece was originally published in […]
LaRazaUnida cover the Fray Junípero Serra Statue in protest at the Brand Park Memory Garden across from the San Fernando Mission in San Fernando on June 28, 2020. – KEITH BIRMINGHAM, PASADENA STAR-NEWS / SCNG
BY Charles Sepulveda, Truthout
On this day, Indigenous activists in New England and beyond are observing a National Day of Mourning to […]