Candidates are talking about reparations - here's what they mean

News Day, Thursday, May 2, 2019
The issue of reparations for black Americans in acknowledgment of the United States’ long history of slave labor has been a key topic of discussion among Democrats in the 2020 race for the White House. Here’s a look at the recent events and national conversations that may be feeding momentum toward... Read More »

Combahee’s Legacy for Black Women Workers

LA Progressive, Thursday, May 2, 2019
Combahee’s Legacy for Black Women Workers   FacebookTwitterPinterestRedditShare Over forty years ago, the 1977 Black feminist Combahee River Collective statement laid out a bold platform for anti-capitalist change. Black lesbian activist Barbara Smith and her co-... Read More »

Educated African Americans are 16% more likely to say they experience racial discrimination than those who never attended college, Pew survey finds

Daily Mail UK, Thursday, May 2, 2019
Some 76 percent of African Americans say they experience discrimination, though educated black people are 16 percent more likely to report racial bias than those who never attended college, a new survey reveals. More than two-thirds (69 percent) of Among African Americans who have a high school... Read More »

Kamala Harris and Cory Booker, Courting Black Support, Pitch Differing Economic Plans

New York Times, Wednesday, May 1, 2019
LONDONDERRY, N.H. — On his third trip to New Hampshire recently, Senator Cory Booker had a new and very specific focus: his “baby bonds” proposal to combat income inequality by giving every child a government-funded savings account. His plan would eliminate the racial wealth gap, Mr.... Read More »

Reparations, Refugee Diabetes Awareness, Healthy Children

BYU Radio, Monday, April 29, 2019
Reparations for Slavery Becomes a 2020 Campaign Issue Guest: William Darity, Professor of Public Policy, Duke University Several of the Democratic party's top presidential hopefuls have said they support-or are at least open to- the US government making some sort of reparations to... Read More »

The centuries-long fight for reparations

The Washington Post, Sunday, April 28, 2019
Nearly five years ago, Georgetown University students brought to light an unexpected event associated with the university’s history. In 1838, the Jesuits who owned the university sold 272 enslaved men, women and children to pay the institution’s debts. That history — hardly a surprise to historians... Read More »

‘We brought black culture to mainstream media,’ Dorothy Butler Gilliam reflects on six decades in journalism; Plus: Reparations for slavery becomes 2020 election issue

KPFA, Friday, April 26, 2019
0:08 – Dorothy Butler Gilliam (@DorothyBGilliam) has been a journalist for more than six decades. In 1961, she became the first black woman reporter for The Washington Post, until the mid-1960s. Later, she became an editor and columnist for the paper until her retirement in 2003. She... Read More »

Democratic Politicians Are Throwing Around the New Buzzword ‘Reparations,’ But Are They Really Serious?

Atlanta Black Star , Wednesday, April 24, 2019
The concept of the government paying reparations to the descendants of enslaved Africans is by no means new. Since the unrealized promise of “40 acres and a mule,” Black people have promoted the issue of reparations, envisioned what reparations should look like in terms of scope, nature... Read More »

Taking Reparations Seriously

The Bulwark, Tuesday, April 23, 2019
In 2014, Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote his seminal essay “The Case For Reparations.” Five years later we are talking about reparations again. This presents a fresh opportunity for Americans at large—liberals, conservatives and everyone of goodwill—to thoughtfully consider the ways in which... Read More »

Applying a racial equity lens to fines and fees in the District of Columbia

D.C. Policy Center, Monday, April 22, 2019
In recent years, jurisdictions across the country have increasingly turned to fines and fees[1]both as a policy mechanism and as a way to generate much-needed revenue, especially after the budget crunch from the Great Recession.[2] However, unlike taxes, fines and fees are usually the same for... Read More »