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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”.

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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