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National Town Hall Meeting: The State of the Reparations Movement

Saturday, June 22, 2024 3PM EST — Featuring a screening of Erika Alexander’s The Big Payback


A furious, forgotten slave narrative resurfaces after nearly 170 years

By Jennifer Schuessler


Poll report shows favor of Biden's Executive Order for Reparations


California's Case for Reparations: 'We are history in the making'

An ABC7 Originals documentary


Portugal must 'pay costs' of slavery and colonial crimes, Pres. Sousa says


Haitian groups seek billions in reparations from France

By Emma Farge and Catarina Demony


UN human rights chief urges states to act on slavery reparations

By Emma Farge


Slavery tribunal? Africa and Caribbean unite on reparations

By Catarina Demony


Tennessee Republicans introducing “Don’t Say Reparations” legislation


1921 Tulsa Race Massacre survivors to appear before Oklahoma Supreme Court


Reparation mechanisms and a development framework

From local moments to global movement: Reparation mechanisms and a development framework. By Sir Hilary McD. Beckles


Tulsa Race Massacre survivors respond to dismissal of lawsuit

By Nakylah Carter


Black Caucus slowly bends arc of justice

By Robert J. Hansen — Legislators lay out 2024 reparation package, with more in years to come


‘Slave Play’ in London: U.K. PM calls plan for Black audiences-only shows “divisive”

By Georg Szalai


Appointments announced to New York Reparations Commission

Dr. Ron Daniels, President of IBW21 and Convener of NAARC named amongst the appointees


Church of England urged to expand fund to address slavery links

By Muvija M


The (Identity) Politics of Reparations

By Trevor Smith


San Francisco apologizes to Black residents for decades of racist policies

By Janie Har


No God but Greed: Slavery and Indifference

By Jan Lundius


‘Highway to horror’: 14 wrecked slavers’ ships are identified in Bahamas

By Dalya Alberge


Fulton County Reparations Task Force moves forward

By DorMiya Vance


California introduces first-in-nation slavery reparations package

By Lara Korte


California reparations backers applaud bills, even without big cash payouts

By Wendy Fry


Brazil wrangles with its legacy of slavery

By Eléonore Hughes


What part of Africa did most enslaved people come from?

By Sarah Pruitt


Who has signed on to Cori Bush’s Reparations Now resolution?

By Kaitlyn Kennedy


Black families pushed out to build Palm Springs were promised reparations

By Melissa Noel


Beyond Apology Report proposes Tulsa reparations commission

By Deon Osborne


The Rising Tide of Reparations Consciousness

By Trevor Smith


The Cost of Inheritance

Directed by Yoruba Richen, "The Cost of Inheritance" is a documentary that explores the complex issue of reparations in the United States.


Dr. Martin Luther King's case for reparations still rings true

By Kaitlyn Kennedy


Reckoning with reparations on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

By Marcus Anthony Hunter


Local and State Reparations: Repairing Black Communities

Streamed live from Evanston, IL, Fri Dec 1, 2023 — A National Town Hall Meeting presented by FirstRepair and NAARC


Barbados PM says country owed $4.9tn as she makes fresh call for reparations

By Amelia Gentleman


Ghana reparations summit calls for global fund to compensate Africans for slave trade

By Francis Kokutse


Alliance for Reparations, Reconciliation, and Truth

California Nonprofits and Former Reparations Task Force Members Launch 'Alliance for Reparations, Reconciliation, and Truth'


World’s first reparatory justice master’s launches

Partnership between Glasgow University and University of the West Indies was established as part of a reparative justice programme. By Sally Weale


80 bird species will be renamed ‘to break links with ‘slavery and racism’

By Keiran Southern


As Asheville pursues reparations, North Carolina seeks silence

By Brentin Mock


Advocates mount push for reparations in Maryland amid national debate

By John-John Williams IV


Prosecutors demand Brazil’s oldest bank pay reparations for slavery

By Terrence McCoy and Marina Dias


Why reparations for slavery is back in the mainstream and gaining momentum

By Rebekah Sager


Brazil slave trafficker’s links to top bank spark debate over reparations

By Constance Malleret


Hundreds gather in London to chart a pathway for reparative justice

By Roger Mckenzie


Britain risks being ‘left in the cold’ by ignoring demands for slavery reparations

By Nadine White


A racist Harvard scientist commissioned photos of enslaved people

One possible descendant wants to reclaim their story


Viola Fletcher waited 102 years for reparations. She’s still waiting.

By Wesley Lowery


Brazil bank’s past slavery ties to be investigated in unprecedented inquiry

By Constance Malleret


A crown branded onto bodies links British monarchy to slave trade

By Karla Adam


Report on Reparations for TCS in the Americas and the Caribbean.

By The Brattle Group


UN report urges countries to consider financial reparations for transatlantic slavery


Supporters of reparations for Black residents urge SF to push forward


Caribbean nations set to demand royal family makes reparations for slave trade


Slavery Reparations in the Caribbean: What to Expect?

By Zahra Burton and Brian Ellsworth


Reparations advocates urge President Joe Biden to act on HR-40


UK cannot ignore calls for slavery reparations, says leading UN judge

By Aamna Mohdin


Critics question reparation offers from British corporations with slave trade ties

By Linda Givetash


Genetic impact of African slave trade revealed in DNA study


What Florida gets wrong about Washington and benefits he received from enslaving Black people


High Point, NC: Reparations board adopts report

By Pat Kimbrough


Boston’s Reparations Task Force is setting a precedent for other states to follow

By Andre M. Perry and Jordan Fields


Slave trade reparations: AU approves Ghana conference

By Shirley Asiedu-Addo and Francisca Eshun


African, Caribbean nations join forces to call for reparations for slavery


At ‘ground zero’ for slavery, a new museum helps rewrite history

By Edward Ball


Inside Barbados' historic push for slavery reparations

By Janell Ross — The tiny island, alongside other Caribbean nations, is expected to request that 10 European countries begin negotiations for reparations.


How reparations pioneer Evanston, Ill., is rolling out payments to Black citizens

By Chanelle Chandler


CARICOM’s 50th Anniversary: A do-or-die moment for Reparations?

By Earl Bousquet


Dutch king apologizes for his country’s role in the slave trade

By Ahmad Seir and Mike Corder


What's the way forward for reparations?

By Verene Shepherd


Elderly survivors of the Tulsa race massacre push for justice

By David Smith


Say The Word: Reparations in New Jersey

Video Source: New Jersey Institute for Social Justice


Trillions owed in reparations for slavery says report


California panel takes big step toward $800 billion reparation payments

By Stacy M. Brown


UN representatives criticise Germany over reparations for colonial crimes in Namibia


Black Californians skeptical about state's reparations task force

By Curtis Bunn


Clive Lewis calls for UK to negotiate Caribbean slavery reparations

By Aamna Mohdin


Why the Dutch apology for slavery leaves a bitter taste in my mouth

By Jermain Ostiana


The Church of England’s Giant Reparations Step

By David Comissiong


The Kind of Revolution That Martin Luther King Jr. Envisioned

By Esau McCaulley


Campaigners salute Dutch for slavery apology

... but insist further action needed on reparations front.


City Council votes to study reparations for Black Bostonians

The unanimous vote means Boston now joins a conversation about reparations that is happening across the country.


Dutch PM apologizes for 250 years of slavery

By Robin van Lonkhuijsen, Jan Hennop


Dr. Ron Daniels' statement on President Biden's apology for American slavery


NYC Mayor Adams backs renewed push for reparations bill in Albany

By Michael Gartland and Denis Slattery


A Look at What California Has Done So Far About Reparations

By Kurtis Lee, The New York Times — Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill in 2020 to create a statewide panel to study reparations for Black Californians.


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”.


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.

Learn more

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