Robert L. Johnson, who founded BET, suggested a total sum that could equate to more than $300,000 per person.
Breanna Larkins and Keri Miller are two descendants of the 1923 massacre that destroyed a thriving Black community in Rosewood, Florida.
The US often honors its past without making amends for its transgressions when they've benefitted a people, institution, or government.
Former President Donald Trump demanded that China pay $10 trillion in "reparations" to the US during a Saturday night speech in North Carolina.
The bill, which would establish a commission to study the impact of slavery and reparations, was first introduced in the House in 1989.
The White House confirmed last month that President Joe Biden continued to back a study of reparations for Black Americans.
Illinois' SmartBuy program pays off either $40,000 or a debt amount equal to 15% of the home's purchase price, and gives $5,000 toward a down payment.
"It's crystal clear that the system itself is not working for the poor, the working poor ... and we have to do something about that," Turner said.
Raphael Bostic said reparations should be considered and the program in Illinois is "quite interesting ... others should be thinking about it."
Evanston, Illinois' city council will spend the first $400,000 on housing and mortgage assistance for Black residents.
Rep. Gerry Connolly said he introduced legislation to replace the nod to former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover with "somebody who deserves it."
"We have to start breaking down barriers that have held people of color back and especially African-Americans who were enslaved," Richmond said.
Herschel Walker said during a US House hearing that Black Americans should not receive reparations. “Reparations teach separation,” Walker argued. “Slavery ended over 130 years ago.” The Democratic-led House is poised to create a commission to study reparation proposals. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The former […]
"Reparations teach separation," he said. "Slavery ended over 130 years ago. How can a father ask his son to spend prison time for a crime he committed?"
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation on Wednesday creating a task force to study the issue of reparations for Black Americans. “After watching last night’s debate, this signing can’t come too soon,” Newsom, a Democrat, said on a phone call. A nine-member task force has one year to study the […]
Chef and writer Tunde Wey is selling white people $US100 salt through his new venture, A Lot of Salt. Wey is known for charging white people higher prices for food to draw attention to systemic racial inequalities. “White folks set the terms of what value is, they extract value from […]
Critics and activists globally continue to demand corporations take accountability for perpetuating ongoing systemic racial inequality. Protests have sprung up around the world since a Minneapolis police officer killed a Black man, George Floyd, during arrest. The unrest was also catalyzed by the coronavirus’ disproportionately disastrous impact on Black communities. […]