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Reparations Require Identifying Slavery's Victims First

Adam Lewis | Posted 11.03.2016 | Home
Adam Lewis

Originally published on Ozy Georgetown University recently acknowledged its historical role in slavery, offering preferential admissions status to de...

No Forty Acres, No Mule

Eric Cooper | Posted 09.12.2016 | Home
Eric Cooper

This week's guest author is Michael Holzman. Whenever three respectable negroes, heads of families, shall desire to settle on land . . . the inspecto...

Slavery Reparations Sought In First Black Lives Matter Agenda

Reuters | Lilly Workneh | Posted 08.09.2016 | Home

A coalition affiliated with the anti-racism Black Lives Matter movement called for criminal justice reforms and reparations for slavery in the United ...

Artist's Website Invites Privileged Individuals To Make 'Reparations' To People Of Color

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.05.2016 | Home

Airline miles. Therapy. Crisis intervention. Energy clearing. Yoga. Tuition assistance. Life support. These are some of the services both offered and ...

New Website Allows White People To Offer 'Reparations' Directly To People Of Color

The Washington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 08.03.2016 | Home

One Louisiana native just wanted some books. A mother from Oklahoma simply wanted some help to buy a new laptop battery....

'People's Tribunal' Launched In Haiti To Commemorate 101 Years Of U.S. Occupation

Mark Schuller | Posted 08.02.2016 | Home
Mark Schuller

Especially in this volatile electoral season - in Haiti as in the U.S. - it is easy to lose sight of history and structural causes of today's social ills. The People's Tribunal allows for an imagination and articulation of solutions.

Don't Let Muhammad Ali's Story Get Whitewashed

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 06.14.2016 | Home

Mere minutes after Muhammad Ali died on Friday at the age of 74, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump called the boxing legend a "...

Race Delusion: Lies That Divide Us

Robert J. Benz | Posted 05.31.2016 | Home
Robert J. Benz

Jack Moreh, Learning and Education - Brain Functions Development Concept David Livingstone Smith is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Ne...

Migration as Reparations

Joseph Nevins | Posted 05.26.2016 | Home
Joseph Nevins

The roots of this deportation regime must be eradicated and replaced. But this will not occur by asking the federal government to be more "humanitarian" in carrying out its regime of immigrant and territorial exclusion.

The Resurgence of New Afrikan Identity

Johnny L. Ricks | Posted 03.18.2016 | Home
Johnny L. Ricks

I am not colored, Negro, Afro-American, African-American, nor any other identifying appellation or abstract term historically imposed upon me. Nor ar...

Reparations: How the Issue Presented Itself to Me as an Outsider in Harlem

Teddy Hose | Posted 02.22.2017 | Home
Teddy Hose

After reading through Killer Mike's tweets in support of reparations for slavery the other day, I was reminded of my own observations on the subject from activists and scholars in and around the Black community. This happened in New York City around the early to mid 2000's, where I lived and worked in Harlem

Here’s How The Government Could Close The Staggering Racial Wealth Gap

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 02.22.2016 | Home

Kaelyn Thompson lives paycheck to paycheck. She graduated at the top of her high school class and, despite the financial struggles of her parents, dec...

We Absolutely Could Give Reparations To Black People. Here's How.

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 02.23.2016 | Home

Let's say you're driving down the street and someone rear-ends you. You get out of your car to assess the damage. The person who hit your vehicle gets...

What About Sierra Blanca, Bernie?': From the Rio Grande to Reparations

Eoin Higgins | Posted 02.15.2017 | Home
Eoin Higgins

Is Bernie Sanders really calling for revolutionary change, or is he just telling his base what they want to hear? If Sanders wants to be the champion for the working poor, he's going to have to do better.

Why Hillary Clinton’s Take On Abraham Lincoln Is ‘Total Fantasy'

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 01.30.2016 | Home

During a Democratic forum this week, Hillary Clinton gave an account of American history that glossed over the racist terrorism that dominated the Sou...

Japan's Apology for Forcing South Korean Women into Sexual Slavery Falls Short

David Tolbert | Posted 01.29.2017 | Home
David Tolbert

Various expressions of regret and statements acknowledging the role of the Japanese military in operating the "comfort women" system during WWII have been made, but none have unconditionally acknowledged that Japan as a state was responsible for these violations.

Ta-Nehisi Coates Unimpressed By Bernie Sanders' Argument Against Reparations

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.03.2016 | Home

Bernie Sanders is running for president on a host of progressive policy ideas that are unlikely to be enacted. Author Ta-Nehisi Coates wants to know w...

Black Lives Matter to Bernie Sanders

Katerina Rosen | Posted 01.27.2017 | Home
Katerina Rosen

Sanders' key policy proposals would radically improve the lives of many African-Americans. In addition, Black Lives Matter activists have praised his racial justice plan, which details exactly how he would turn this country into one that "affirms the values of its people of color."

Bernie Sanders Struggles To Say Why He Doesn't Support Reparations

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.03.2017 | Home

WASHINGTON ― Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders repeatedly ducked questions Sunday about why he doesn’t support reparations to Afric...

Bernie Sanders Doesn't Support Reparations. Why Is That So Surprising?

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.28.2016 | Home

"Why Precisely Is Bernie Sanders Against Reparations?" asked Ta-Nehisi Coates this week in an article for The Atlantic. Days before, Sanders had claim...

Are Ta-Nehisi Coates and Bernie Sanders Both Wrong on Reparations?

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 01.22.2017 | Home
Leonce Gaiter

I would suggest that freeing ourselves from the weight of an entire history of white supremacist teachings would be the priority instead of leading the majority to redemption through forcing them to acknowledge what they move mountains to ignore.

Japan and South Korea's Non-Solution for the "Comfort Women"

Michael Solis | Posted 01.05.2017 | Home
Michael Solis

The agreement is neither landmark nor a resolution, as it has failed to involve the survivors or respond appropriately to their demands. Further, it has relocated the human rights struggle of survivors and civil society into the hands of the State.

There Is No Justice Until We All Are Free

Alicia Nunn | Posted 12.14.2016 | Home
Alicia Nunn

Laquan McDonald was killed in cold blood by a Chicago police officer on October 20, 2014. And, the murder was covered up until a court order demanded ...

The Paris Climate Talks: A Victory for President Obama, a Defeat for the Planet and a Challenge to the Climate Justice Movement

Eric Mann | Posted 12.15.2016 | Home
Eric Mann

The United States and its closest allies, and apparently most of the world's governments, are celebrating that the text says they will try to "limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C." But why celebrate if there are no pledges, let alone binding commitment, to make that even remotely possible?

A Conversation With Ta-Nehisi Coates

Harvard University’s Institute of Politics | Posted 11.13.2016 | Home
Harvard University’s Institute of Politics

This past summer, I read Atlantic Media journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates' new book Between the World and Me. To say it had a profound impact on me and the way I understand race relations in the U.S does not do the piece justice. I finished it with a dropped jaw.