Evanston, a Chicago suburb, has been credited with launching the country’s first government-funded reparations program for Black Americans. It has paid out nearly $5 million to 193 of the town’s Black residents over the past two years.

In The News | June 05, 2024 From The Washington Times: The first U.S. city to offer reparations to Black residents now faces a federal class-action lawsuit alleging its program discriminates against non-Black residents in violation of the Constitution. The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch filed the class-action suit last month against Evanston, Illinois. The […]

Experts and UN leaders exchanged views about the best ways forward, centred on this year’s theme, A Decade of Recognition, Justice, and Development: Implementation of the International Decade for People of African Descent.  While the decade ends in 2024, much work remains to be done, General Assembly President Dennis Francis told the world body. To galvanize […]

Many say key U.S. institutions should be rebuilt to ensure fair treatment Pew Research Center conducted this analysis to understand the nuances among Black people on issues of racial inequality and social change in the United States. This in-depth survey explores differences among Black Americans in their views on the social status of the Black […]

Discussions about atonement for the enslavement of Black Americans have a long history in the United States, and efforts toward reparations for slavery and racial discrimination have moved forward in some places in recent years. In 2021, Evanston, Illinois, became the first U.S. city to create a reparations plan for its Black residents, and California that […]

CNN  —  Amy Iwasaki Mass knows the power of apology and reparations. She was in the first grade when her family and more than a hundred thousand other Japanese Americans were rounded up by the federal government and sent to internment camps in response . . .

After the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis set off social justice protests and a racial reckoning in the summer of 2020, California created a task force to look into the issue of reparations. A nine-member panel conducted research on the harm done to the state’s roughly 2.5 million Black residents by systemic racism and […]

Metro By Carl Campanile Published March 17, 2024, 7:49 p.m. ET Two representatives appointed to a committee considering paying reparations . . .

A New York commission that will recommend whether to give reparations for slavery and discrimination to black residents hasn’t even met yet — but it’s already sparked a rift among black New Yorkers over who should be eligible for payouts. A similar panel in California said monetary reparations should be limited only to descendants of […]

Metro exclusive By Carl Campanile Published March 10, 2024, 1:36 p.m. ET A New York commission

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