Reparations for Blacks in America: Four Centuries of Struggle Now on the Cusp

Since being robbed from our homeland, Africans and their descendants have waged unrelenting efforts for redress. These efforts have taken many forms. Some aimed at self-repair (now called internal reparations); others sought redress from those who committed the crimes. Th...

5th Gordon K. & Sybil Lewis Memorial Lecture

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkOvVwQUgew Dr. Gordon K. Lewis and Mrs. Sybil Farrell-Lewis were distinguished members of the Institute of Caribbean Studies of the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Lewis was its director from 1983 to 1987; and Mrs. Farrell Lewis was the edi...

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

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

The cost of slavery and its legacy of systemic racism to generations of Black Americans has been clear over the past year – seen in both the racial disparities of the pandemic and widespread protests over police brutality. Yet whenever calls for reparations are made –...

Reparations Webinar for The Saint Lucia Diaspora on Independence Sunday

The Saint Lucia National Reparations Committee (NRC) and the Office of the Ambassador for Diaspora Affairs will on Sunday present a special Webinar for the Saint Lucian and Caribbean Diaspora on ‘Reparations for The Caribbean & The Diaspora: Why, How and When?’ The S...

Message from the CARICOM Reparations Commission

On the Occasion of the United States Congressional Hearing on the HR40 Bill 17 February, 2021 On behalf of the CARICOM Reparations Commission, allow me to congratulate members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civ...

Reparations bill tests Biden and Harris on racial justice

Reparations bill tests Biden and Harris on racial justice

By MAYA KING (Politico) President Joe Biden supports the idea behind the bill. Vice President Kamala Harris endorsed it during her time in the Senate. But that might not be enough to get a proposal to study reparations for slavery to Biden's desk this Con...

Harvard Study: Reparations for slavery could have reduced COVID-19 infections and deaths in US

Harvard Medical School A new study suggests monetary reparations for Black descendants of people enslaved in the United States could have cut SARS-CoV-2 transmission and COVID-19 rates both among Black individuals and the population at large. Researche...

Congress to Convene Hearing on Reparations Bill H.R. 40

The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties will hold a hearing on H.R. 40, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act, on February 17, 2021. The 10:00 a.m. ET hearing will examine the legacy...

Reparation scholarship from ‘Social & Economic Studies’

Reparation scholarship from ‘Social & Economic Studies’

The scholarship on reparation for colonial atrocities is growing. The latest publication is Social & Economic Studies Vol. 68:3 & 4. This week’s “Reparation Conversations” a collaboration between The Gleaner and the Centre for Reparation Research, is by Michele...

What Price Wholeness?

A detailed new proposal for reparations for slavery raises three critical questions: How much, exactly, does America owe? Where will the money come from? And who gets paid? By Shennette Garrett-Scott is an Associate Professor of History a...