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'Sorry' Not Good Enough for Chicago Torture Survivors

G. Flint Taylor | Posted 03.16.2014 | Chicago
G. Flint Taylor

For years, the anti-torture movement had called for an apology from the city as part of a comprehensive set of remedies. And, they said, Emanuel's seemingly impromptu "sorry" was nowhere near sufficient.

A New Case for African American Reparations: A Simple Three-Part Plan

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2014 | Black Voices
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

In other words, from a white persons point of view, reparations for the 346 years of chattel slavery and near-slavery like conditions of Jim Crow racism involves a call for black Americans "to do for themselves." Black folk need to get their moral house in order.

14 Caribbean Nations Sue European Countries For Slavery Reparations

Aljazeera America | Posted 09.30.2013 | Black Voices

Fourteen Caribbean nations are suing the governments of the United Kingdom, France and the Netherlands for reparations over what the plaintiffs say is...

Not the Time to Blame White America

Jim Moore | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics
Jim Moore

Cries for reparations dilute the glue of our mutual efforts to bond us together to continue to work toward fulfilling Dr. King's dream.

More Than 3 Dozen Countries Go After Europe For Slavery Reparations

AP | BEN FOX | Posted 09.24.2013 | Black Voices

MIAMI — Leaders of more than a dozen Caribbean countries are launching a united effort to seek compensation from three European nations for what...

Greece's Unsettled WWII German Reparations: A Stain in the International Legal System

Ilias Sourdis | Posted 05.21.2013 | World
Ilias Sourdis

Frustrated with the persistent refusal of Germany to settle the decades long pending WWII German reparation obligations, ordinary Greek citizens have organized a petition and are collecting signatures to demand the long delayed settlement.

White Christians: Remember Black Power?

Jennifer Harvey | Posted 04.01.2013 | Religion
Jennifer Harvey

What better way to show up this Black History Month, than as allies demonstrating that we understand that black history is white history too? A history we honor by committing to structural change for the long haul.

So You Want to Talk Solutions? White Denial and the Change Question (Part 1)

Dr. David J. Leonard | Posted 11.05.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. David J. Leonard

It is time to rectify a societal plague - mass incarceration. This would be a step in the right direction.

Ten Steps for Radical Revolution USA

Bill Quigley | Posted 03.24.2012 | Impact
Bill Quigley

If those in government and those in power do not help the people do what is right, people seeking change must together exercise our human rights and bring about these changes directly.

God's Economic Justice: Year of Jubilee Deuteronomy 15:1-11

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 03.14.2012 | Black Voices
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

It is no secret that many persons and families are going through hard times. The rise of unemployment is alarming. Despite these economic realities, I believe that God is calling us this year to be one of Jubilee for our nation, world and global marketplace.

Cholera Petition Suggests UN Caused "Involuntary Genocide" in Haiti

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 02.18.2012 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

The United Nations is faced with two substantial legal petitions on behalf of cholera victims in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The actions could not be more different in their demands, tone, jurisdictions and venues.

N.C. Tries To Make Amends For Sterilizations

AP | By RENEE ELDER and TOM BREEN | Posted 08.19.2011 | Healthy Living

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Nearly 35 years after ending the country's most active post-war sterilization program, North Carolina is the only state trying to mak...

Meeting the Needs of Crime Victims

Pat Nolan | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Pat Nolan

Crime harms people, and it should be our goal to repair that damage. The needs of victims of crime are often ignored in our justice system. Most offen...

WATCH: Heated Moment After Rahm Talks Reparations

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For the first time in the Chicago mayoral race, all six candidates were gathered under one roof Wednesday night for a debate. The event, which was s...

Sorry, Ladies

Katie Engelhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Katie Engelhart

While it's hard for people to sorry, it's even harder for countries to do it. Harder still when countries have to say they're sorry to women.

Rush Limbaugh: Proof That Fear Makes You Stupid

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Ropeik

Rush Limbaugh recently compared the murder of Native Americans to European deaths via tobacco. Pretty stupid. Not ideological or right wing or politically incorrect. Just third-grade dumb.

EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHT: Prosthetic Aesthetics in Catherine Wagner's 'Reparations'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Catherine Wagner WHAT: Reparations WHERE:Stephen Wirtz Gallery 49 Geary Street San Francisco, U.S.A. WHEN: October 18-November 27, 2010 WHY: ...

Reparations: Is President Obama Duping the African-American Community?

Dexter Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dexter Rogers

If President Obama can quietly provide Filipino soldiers and Native Americans back pay for their mistreatment why can't he produce dollars for African-Americans?

Murdoch and Fox Portray Black Men as Terrorists on 24

Ronald B. Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ronald B. Robinson

The first two Presidents on 24 were Black men. The first was assassinated and the second was responsible for allowing nuclear bombs into the country, causing mass destruction.

Pardon You: Racism, Reparations and the Politics of Blame (as Explained by Henry Louis Gates Jr.)

Tim Wise | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Wise

The claim for reparations is not merely rooted in assigning blame for an injustice. It is rooted in the belief that enslavement of African peoples led to the unjust enrichment of the West.

Africville apology is a start, not an end

Mike Barber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mike Barber

Last week's apology by city of Halifax Mayor Peter Kelly, for the evictions and razing of the African-Canadian community of Africville in Nova Scotia ...

The Real Risk For Europe is Social

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georges Ugeux

Will European Governments have the leadership, the ability and the political will to restore a sensible balance between social contribution and costs?

Belinda's Petition a Perfect Primer on the Subject of Reparations

Mike Barber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mike Barber

Belinda's Petition is exactly what it describes itself to be: a concise overview of the long history of struggle to repair the damage wrought by the transatlantic slave trade.

Haiti: Act of Nature or Act of Man?

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

This is not a good time to assign responsibility for what happened and is happening in Haiti. People are too upset. But there is never a good time to assign responsibility.

Why the US Owes Haiti Billions -- The Briefest History

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bill Quigley

The current crisis is an opportunity for people in the US to own up to our country's history of dominating Haiti and to make a truly just response.