Missouri Democratic Rep. Cori Bush has introduced a bill calling for $14 trillion in reparations for Black Americans to compensate them for the reverberating effects of slavery. “The United States has a moral and legal obligation to provide reparations for the enslavement of Africans and its lasting harm on the lives of millions of Black people,” Bush said on […]

Dr. Jovan Lewis, center, listens as the California Reparations Task Force meets to hear public input on reparations at the California Science Center in Los Angeles on Sept. 22, 2022. File photo by Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — California’s reparations task force voted Saturday to approve recommendations on how the state […]

A Howard University professor led a group of black academics who are asking the United Nations to push the United States to make $5 million payouts to black U.S. residents a reality. Justin Hansford, a Howard University School of Law professor, was joined by fellow academics from the University of Pittsburgh and Columbia University in […]

What should Americans pay for the legacy of slavery and a century of Jim Crow segregation? For decades, the question was mostly academic. Then it was seized on by Democrats and activists during a time of racial re-examination after the murder of George Floyd in 2020, and a number of cities and states set up commissions […]

Several Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a resolution Thursday seeking to provide $14 trillion in reparations to Black Americans. Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri unveiled the Reparations Now Resolution in a press conference. “We know how slavery’s impacts live on today, from the Black-white wealth gap, to voter suppression, to segregation […]

A California reparations task force has voted to approve recommendations on one of the most significant reparations campaigns for African Americans in modern U.S. history. However, some critics have questioned whether the proposed reparations are sufficient to address systemic issues in the Black community. The task force was established through a bill authored by then-Assemblymember […]

Representative Cori Bush speaks during a press conference held by Just Majority on May 8, 2023 in St Louis, Missouri. Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images for Just Majority hide caption toggle caption Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images for Just Majority Representative Cori Bush speaks during a press conference held by Just Majority on May 8, 2023 in St Louis, […]

SAN FRANCISCO — Standing at the stoop of her childhood home — a slim but stately Victorian shaded by an evergreen pear tree — Lynette Mackey pulled up a photo of a family gathering from nearly 50 years ago. The men were all in suits, the women in skirts. Ms. Mackey, a teenager in red […]

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/FILE California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks in October in San Francisco. (CNN) — California’s governor responded Wednesday to the reparations payments for some Black state residents that were recommended . . .

Video: California reparations panel recommends apology, payments to Black Californians – CNN Video Stay Updated on Developing Stories View in App Live TV A panel in California created to consider reparations for Black residents voted to approve recommendations for the payments of reparations to Black Californians for injustices and discrimination stemming from slavery. CNN’s John […]

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