Reparations bill tests Biden and Harris on racial justice

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. […]

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Harvard Study: Reparations for slavery could have reduced COVID-19 infections and deaths in US

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 […]

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Congress to Convene Hearing on Reparations Bill H.R. 40

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 […]

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Africa: France Approves Return of African Treasures Looted During Colonial Period

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.

Senegal […]

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PuLSE Announces Major Lecture Series on Caribbean Influence on American politics

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 […]

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Caribbean Countries Call on Former European Slave Nations to Pay Back their Debts

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 […]

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Groundbreaking Evanston Reparations Program Takes Shape

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 […]

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The Case for Climate Reparations

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 […]

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The Catholic Church Is Responding to Indigenous Protest With Exorcisms

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 […]

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Recognizing the Past, Repairing the Present, Building the Future

Event Under the High Patronage of the European Parliament

Inaugural Commemoration of the European Day for the Abolition of the Slave Trade in the European Parliament

Virtual Event on the Histories and Legacies of the Transatlantic Trade and Enslavement of Africans and People of African Descent in Europe and the Caribbean with a Screening of the Documentary […]

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