This Seminary Built on Slavery and Jim Crow Has Begun Paying Reparations

#black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #endowments, #labor-and-jobs, #race-and-ethnicity, #reparations, #slavery-historical, #virginia-theological-seminary

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Reconstructing the Neighborhood Burned in the Tulsa Massacre

Using maps, newspaper clippings, testimonies and more, a team of graphics editors created an interactive 3-D portrait of the community that was burned down in 1921.

#ancestry-com, #archives-and-records, #black-people, #buildings-structures, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #race-and-ethnicity, #reparations, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921

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Anniversary Event for Tulsa Race Massacre Unraveled Over Reparations

A centennial commission that raised $30 million for a history exhibit center said the government should be responsible for repaying survivors and their descendants.

#black-people, #fletcher-viola-ford, #randle-lessie-benningfield, #reparations, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921, #van-ellis-hughes

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100 Years After the Tulsa Massacre, What Does Justice Look Like?

In 1921, a white mob attacked the Greenwood district of Tulsa, killing hundreds of Black people and destroying the neighborhood. Justice has never been served. Can it still be today?

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #crutcher-terence-1976-2016, #crutcher-tiffany, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #reparations, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921, #whites

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Korean Court Rejects Suit Against Japan Over Sexual Slavery

The decision contradicted an earlier court ruling in South Korea that said the Japanese government must compensate so-called comfort women.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #japan, #prostitution, #reparations, #slavery-historical, #south-korea, #women-and-girls, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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California Beach Seized in 1924 From a Black Family Could Be Returned

Nearly a century ago, the city of Manhattan Beach shuttered a resort that belonged to Willa and Charles Bruce. Though the county is trying to give the land back, the city has declined to apologize.

#apologies, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #bruce-charles, #bruce-willa, #bruces-beach-manhattan-beach-calif, #city-councils, #discrimination, #law-and-legislation, #los-angeles-county-calif, #reparations

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House Panel Poised to Advance Bill to Study Reparations in Historic Vote

The legislation, which would create a panel to consider reparations for slavery, is being considered as President Biden works to address racial inequity.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #discrimination, #house-committee-on-the-judiciary, #house-of-representatives, #jackson-lee-sheila, #law-and-legislation, #race-and-ethnicity, #reparations, #slavery-historical, #united-states-politics-and-government

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N.Y.C. Creates Racial Justice Commission to Address Inequality

A new racial justice commission will make policy recommendations that could include baby bonds, a jobs guarantee or reparations for Black residents.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #charter-revision-commission, #city-charters, #de-blasio-bill, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-city, #race-and-ethnicity, #referendums, #reparations

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Chicago Suburb Shapes Reparations for Black Residents: ‘It Is the Start’

Officials in Evanston, Ill., were weighing how to distribute $10 million in reparations to those who suffered housing discrimination.

#black-people, #city-councils, #discrimination, #evanston-ill, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #reparations, #slavery-historical

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Catholic Order Pledges $100 Million to Atone for Slave Labor and Sales

The move by Jesuit priests is the largest such effort by the Roman Catholic Church and comes amid growing calls for reparations across the United States.

#black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #georgetown-university, #reparations, #roman-catholic-church, #slavery-historical, #united-states

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His Ancestors Were German Kings. He Wants Their Treasures Back.

A public dispute over thousands of artworks and artifacts could hinge on whether a crown prince supported the Nazis during their rise to power.

#art, #berlin-germany, #brandenburg-germany, #germany, #hitler-adolf, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #prinz-von-preussen-georg-friedrich, #reparations, #royal-families, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wilhelm-ii-emperor-of-germany

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How to Get Someone to Apologize

Advice from therapists, religious leaders and people who suffered terrible wrongs on ways to find repentance and resolution.

#apologies, #content-type-service, #reparations

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The Post-Trump Future of Literature

What will writers do when the outrage is over? Will they go back to writing about flowers and moons?

#ackerman-elliot, #baldwin-james-1924-87, #books-and-literature, #liberalism-us-politics, #poetry-and-poets, #race-and-ethnicity, #rankine-claudia, #reparations

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U.K. Conservation Society Details Links to Colonialism and Slavery

The National Trust said a third of the properties it manages had direct links to colonialism or slavery. Some have a “hugely uncomfortable” history, it said.

#churchill-winston-leonard-spencer, #colonization, #great-britain, #national-trust-group-england, #reparations, #slavery-historical

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‘The Time Has Come.’ Barbados Casts Off the Queen as Head of State, and Others May Follow

The Black Lives Matter movement has revived a simmering debate about the legacy of colonialism, potentially inspiring change in other Caribbean countries.

#barbados, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #caribbean-area, #elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #jamaica-west-indies, #london-england, #reparations, #royal-families, #slavery-historical

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The Reconciliation Must Be Televised

What is the next step as America confronts its racism? A broadcast spectacle, our critic writes, that could look like court, a telethon, therapy, an Oprah show — and more.

#apartheid-policy, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #coates-ta-nehisi, #conyers-john-jr, #desmond-matthew-s-1980, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #kerner-otto-jr, #race-and-ethnicity, #reparations, #roots-tv-program, #television, #truth-and-reconciliation-commission-south-africa, #winfrey-oprah

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Colonialism Made the Modern World. Let’s Remake It.

This is what real “decolonization” should look like.

#africa, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #belgium, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #colonization, #england, #politics-and-government, #reparations, #slavery-historical

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North Carolina City Approves Reparations for Black Residents

The measure passed by the City Council of Asheville, N.C., would provide funding to promote homeownership and business opportunities, but stopped short of stipulating direct payments.

#american-descendants-of-slavery, #asheville-nc, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #north-carolina, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #reparations, #slavery-historical

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U.K. Grapples With Its Role in Atlantic Slave Trade

Two prominent firms, Lloyd’s of London and Greene King, have acknowledged their ties to the slave trade and pledged to make amends.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #bristol-england, #caribbean-area, #churchill-winston-leonard-spencer, #colston-edward-1636-1721, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #greene-king-plc, #johnson-boris, #liverpool-england, #lloyds-of-london, #oxford-university, #reparations, #slavery-historical

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How to Do Reparations Right

It’s time to tackle racial disparities.

#black-people, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #reparations

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Fund for Jeffrey Epstein’s Accusers Gets Attorney General’s Approval

The Virgin Islands attorney general said Mr. Epstein’s estate had agreed to what she considered sufficient protections for victims’ rights.

#epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #feinberg-kenneth-r, #george-denise-n, #human-trafficking, #reparations, #sex-crimes

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Get the Kids Back to School. Please!

A parent wonders what happens if schools don’t reopen in the fall. Also: A 9/11-type compensation fund for medical workers; Christian health care sharing ministries.

#aliera-companies-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #parenting, #reparations, #trinity-healthshare-inc

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