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Réparations

The Resurgence of New Afrikan Identity

Johnny L. Ricks | Posted 03.18.2016 | Black Voices
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 02.22.2016 | Black Voices
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 | Business

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 | Politics

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 02.15.2016 | Politics
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 | Politics

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 01.29.2016 | World
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 | Politics

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 01.27.2016 | Politics
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 01.24.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders repeatedly ducked questions Sunday about why he doesn't support reparations to African ...

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

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.23.2016 | Politics

"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 01.22.2016 | Black Voices
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 01.05.2016 | World
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 12.15.2015 | Impact
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 12.15.2015 | Green
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 11.13.2015 | College
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.

White Christian Scholar Insists Churches Should Talk About Reparations For Descendants Of Slaves

Religion News Service | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 11.10.2015 | Black Voices

DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) A white scholar touring churches across the nation is trying to convince Christians that racial reconciliation is not enough — it...

Cuba's Demands for Reparations and Closing of Guantanamo Are Reasonable

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 10.16.2015 | World
Mark Weisbrot

The 54-year embargo has caused tens of billions of dollars of damage in Cuba through shortages of food and medicine, infrastructure needs (including for clean water), foreign investment that was prevented, and other economic and health effects.

For All Kenyans to Be Equal, Kenyatta Must Move Beyond Words on Justice

David Tolbert | Posted 08.05.2015 | World
David Tolbert

Kenya has an important legal obligation to investigate and prosecute the serious crimes that were committed during the post-election violence period. President Kenyatta has demonstrated utterly no leadership in this respect, and he does his country a disservice by failing to ensure that the law is respected and implemented.

Germany, Greece and the New World Order

Thea Halo | Posted 07.21.2015 | World
Thea Halo

Germany's disregard for Greek lives didn't begin during WWII. It can also be traced back to WWI. For Germany, any policy that advanced its economic or commercial interests, no matter how horrendous and inhumane was and, apparently, still is acceptable.

What America Owes Blacks

Kim Lute | Posted 07.02.2015 | Black Voices
Kim Lute

Blacks are expected in a few states to live in the shadows of flag that celebrated and promoted our enslavement under any means necessary.

Reparations Would Help Close Wealth Gap in America

Eric Cooper | Posted 06.04.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

The questions around reparations to descendants of slaves in America often trigger strident conversations. These discussions lay bare how race continu...

After 30 Years, Accountability for Police Torture in Chicago

Steven W. Hawkins | Posted 05.29.2015 | Black Voices
Steven W. Hawkins

The vast majority of Burge's survivors were never compensated for their ordeal, and not a single survivor has ever received adequate reparations. Burge and his detectives were never held accountable for the crime of torture.

Why It's in Turkey's Interest to Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide

David Tolbert | Posted 06.24.2015 | World
David Tolbert

Denial is the final fortress of those who commit genocide and other atrocities. It not only damages the victims and their communities, but also promises a future based on lies, sowing the seeds of more conflict and repression.

Obama Wants Americans To Pay Slavery Reparations, Says Fox Host

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 04.17.2015 | Media

The city of Chicago is proposing a $5.5 million reparations package for those who suffered under the ruthless rule of police commander Jon Burge from ...