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Second Local Reparations Symposium to Convene in Evanston

NAARC and FirstRepair to Host Leaders from Across the Nation - Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee to Attend as Special Guest

 

No Limits on Reparations for Blacks in America

National African American Reparations Commission Supports High Point N.C. NAACP

 

Slavery's Archive: Confronting Jesuit Slaveholding at Georgetown University

By Cassandra Berman

 

Exploding the myth of African responsibility for slavery (Part 1)

By David Comissiong

 

NAARC sends letter to California Governor

Urges Gov. Newsom to Sign California’s AB-2296 Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans.

 

Covering up slavery in the birth of the US

By Raphael E. Rogers — Politicians seek to control classroom discussions about slavery in the US.

 

Global reparations and racial healing summit sets new standard for reparations advocacy

 

Pope Francis apologizes to native children in Canada, is Black America next?

By Sherri Kolade

 

Religious groups developing reparations programs for Black Americans

By Julia Duin

 

Jackson Lee Calls Commission “Long Overdue”

July 21, 2022 – Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and the HR-40 Strategy Group held a news conference calling on President Joe Biden to issue an Executive Order creating the HR-40 Commission.

 

Slave money paved the streets. Now this posh RI city strives to teach its past

By Asher Lehrer-Small

 

Global reparations leaders call meeting with the Vatican successful

Collaborative process for repair to begin

 

Reading, PA councilman wants city to implement reparations for slavery

By Anthony Orozc

 

New research suggests Alexander Hamilton was a slave owner

By David Kindy — Often portrayed as an abolitionist, Hamilton may have enslaved people in his own household.

 

BWA resolutions condemn racism, commend reparations

By Ken Camp

 

Georgetown University’s road to slavery reparations was paved with good intentions

By John Murawski

 

The royal family: Slavery, colonialism and race

 

The story of the little-known 1917 East Saint Louis Massacre

By Frances Madeson

 

How the empire degraded Britain

Three new histories of British colonialism and slavery – by Vincent Brown, Thomas Harding and Kojo Koram – reveal the empire’s corrosive effects on today’s politics.

 

Reparation, psychological rehabilitation and pedagogical strategies

 

Reparations for racist laws? Idea gaining traction at local level

By April Simpson

 

Booker leads colleagues in urging Biden to establish presidential commission to study reparations

 

J.A.M Aiwuyor appointed to the National African American Reparations Commission

 

Juneteenth Reparations Forum: Building a Culture of Repair

June 19, 2022, Washington, DC — An inspirational, educational, mobilizing, organizing gathering. Convened by the Global Circle of Reparations and Healing

 

There’s no freedom without reparations

By Fabiola Cineas

 

Virtual National Rally “Why We Can’t Wait: HR-40 On the Move”

Streamed live Wednesday, June 1, 2022

 

There was a time reparations were actually paid out – just not to formerly enslaved people

By Thomas Craemer

 

Dr. Ron Daniels calls for broadened scope of reparations beneficiaries

On heels of California's reparations report, Dr. Ron Daniels calls for broadened scope of reparations beneficiaries

 

When France extorted Haiti – the greatest heist in history

By Marlene Daut

 

Activist group looks to advance local reparations efforts

By Aaron Allen, The Seattle Medium

 

California’s reparations report details 150 yrs of anti-Black harm

By P.R. Lockhart

 

Expanding the Global Reparations Movement

By Earl Bousquet

 

The Root of Haiti’s Misery: Reparations to Enslavers

In 1791, enslaved Haitians ousted the French and founded a nation. But France made generations of Haitians pay for their freedom. How much it cost them was a mystery, until now.

 

Restorative Housing Program Participants Select Benefits

Evanston, IL

 

The Legacy of Slavery at Harvard

By The Crimson Editorial Board

 

Expanding the Global Reparations Movement

Streamed live Friday, April 22, 2022 — NAARC and the CARICOM Reparations Commission Virtual Public Dialogue

 

Racial justice coalition demands that Biden order study of reparations

By DeNeen L. Brown

 

Reparations Leaders from the USA and the Caribbean to hold Virtual Dialogue

 

Royals, republicanism and reparations: Wessexes feel the heat in Caribbean

By Shanti Das

 

Who should receive reparations and in what forms?

Statement by NAARC

 

U.S. moves closer to compensating Blacks for generations of racism

By Kim Whiting

 

Reparations advocates host townhall ahead of task force meeting

By Antonio Ray Harvey

 

What are the British monarchy’s historical links to slavery?

By Tobi Thomas

 

Letters from Black Americans to their former enslavers

By Gillian Brockell

 

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: “House Has Votes to Pass Reparations Bill”

By Stacy M. Brown

 

The case for local reparations

By Michele Miller

 

Dr. Cheryl Grills Appointed to National Reparations Commission

Noted Psychologist Brings Expertise to Commission

 

The Evanston Municipal Reparations Symposium Communique

 

Housing, Highways and Prisons Drive Push for Local, State Reparations

By Ryan Thomas

 

National Town Hall Meeting: Building a Local Reparations Movement

Streamed live Friday, December 10, 2021

 

Prince Charles has acknowledged the ‘atrocity of slavery’.

What Barbados really wants is reparations. By Nadine White

 

Walter Rodney — A case for reparative justice

By Wayne Campbell

 

Hundreds of people have applied for Evanston's 1st reparations initiative

By Will Jones, ABC7 Chicago

 

Reparations in Kansas City called for at Urban Summit Conference

By Aarón Torres, Kansas City Star

 

Town Hall: Reparations organizers discuss where we are on H.R. 40

October 27, 2021

 

How Evanston faith communities are embracing reparations

 

The case for reparations, according to two Jews..

The case for reparations, according to two Jews living in the first American city to offer them. By Asaf Shalev and Philissa Cramer

 

“The Winds of Change Are Shifting"

Now that the idea of reparations is gaining traction, Rappaport panelists grapple with the challenges and possibilities.

 

London's finance district, steeped in slavery, confronts its past

By Carolyn Cohn and Huw Jones

 

The Politician-Scholar

Eric Williams and the tangled history of capitalism and slavery

 

Britain’s colonial shame: Slave-owners given huge payouts after abolition

By Sanchez Manning

 

Making a case for Reparations

Keynote Nkechi Taifa, Esq. made a case for Reparations at the New Jersey State Conference NAACP 2021 Annual Convention, which was held virtually September 18-19, 2021

 

Reparations: Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities

September 9, 2021 — Forum sponsored by the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy. Co-Sponsor: BC Law Black Law Students Association (BLSA).

 

UN General Assembly: Reparations, racial justice and equality for people of African descent

 

UNGA 76 Durban Declaration and Programme of Action Address

Prof. Sir Hilary Beckles

 

‘Truth-telling has to happen’: the museum of America’s racist history

By Ed Pilkington

 

How housing reparations can help close the Black homeownership gap

Black people have the lowest home ownership rates in the country. Here’s how housing reparations can help change that.

 

Reparations Then! Reparations Now!

CWRIC 40th anniversary event in support of H.R. 40

 

The Case of the Chattahoochee Brick Company

A Special Labor Day Weekend Video Premiere — The Chattahoochee Brick Company was a brickworks located on the banks of the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta, GA, notable for its extensive use of convict lease labor

 

Faith for HR 40

July 13, 2021, 10 AM ET — Join faith leaders from various traditions as they call on Congress to pass H.R.40, a bill to study the legacy of slavery, its ongoing harms, and produce proposals for repair.

 

Represent NYC: Reparations

What would reparations look like and why are they needed? Julie Walker sits down with the elected officials, as well as Professor Lynda Day and Dr. Ron Daniels to learn more.

 

Why the Tulsa Massacre is so Important to the reparations debate.

 

Radical Reparations

By Marcus Anthony Hunter, UCLA — For more than four hundred years, four thousand months, and two hundred million minutes, the United States of America has been living with and in the sin of slavery.

 

Seminary built on slavery and Jim Crow labor has begun paying reparations

 

Tulsa Race Massacre survivors ask city to 'do the right thing'

 

Momentous Week in Reparations Movement

National African American Reparations Commission Hails Vote on H.R. 40 — Push for Passage Is Next Step

 

House Judiciary Committee held first-ever vote on HR40

 

Reparations Resources

Here you will find frequently asked questions about Reparations, recent and archived Reparations news and commentaries, videos, useful links and more.

 

What is HR-40?

This bill establishes the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans. The commission shall examine slavery and discrimination in the colonies and the U.S. from 1619 to the present and recommend remedies.

 

Why We Can't Wait

300+ social justice organizations join the Why We Can't Wait Campaign #PassHR40Now!

 

N’COBRA's HR 40 Primer

By the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N'COBRA) in collaboration with the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC).

 

Why We Can’t Wait

Statement by Danny Glover in support of HR-40

 

NAARC’s 10-Point Reparations Plan

A document for review, revision and adoption as a platform to guide the struggle for Reparations for people of African descent in the United States of America.

 

Caricom Reparations 10-Point Plan

Caricom Reparations Commission's plan outlines “the path to reconciliation and justice for victims of crimes against humanity and their descendants”.

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About Us

What is NAARC?

Established in 2015, the National African American Reparations Commission is a group of distinguished professionals from across the country with outstanding accomplishments in the fields of law, medicine, journalism, academia, history, civil rights and social justice advocacy.

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The Plan

What is NAARC’s 10-Point Reparations Plan?

NAARC’s Preliminary 10 Point Reparations Program is a document for review, revision and adoption as a platform to guide the struggle for Reparations for people of African descent in the United States of America.

Read the Plan

The Bill

What is HR-40?

This bill establishes the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans. The commission shall examine slavery and discrimination in the colonies and the U.S. from 1619 to the present and recommend appropriate remedies.

Read the Bill