reparations

Georgetown University announced a plan to amend for its slave holding past. But will the offer of preferential admission benefit the slaves' descendants?

Georgetown University sold 272 slaves to rescue the school during a financial crisis. Many are now asking if the university should compensate the slaves' descendants.

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The Democratic candidate said Wednesday at an event in Philadelphia that he would issue the "necessary and overdue" apology about the horrific system.

President Obama has announced plans to visit a mosque for the first time in his presidency.

Texas Board Passes Resolution On Reparations Without Even Realizing It Leaders in a North Texas county passed a resolution this week supporting reparations to African-Americans for slavery — without even realizing they had done so. Dallas County commissioners unanimously passed a Juneteenth resolution on Tuesday that appeared to be another routine proclamation commemorating the end of […]

Have y’all been keeping track of the conversation around reparations? If you don’t know, The Atlantic magazine released it’s June issue last month. Its cover story: writer Ta-Nehisi Coates’ exploration of reparations. It turns out there was lots of interest in the topic. In fact, it quickly became The Atlantic’s most popular story. “The Case for Reparations […]

Since writer and cultural critic Ta-Nehisi Coates made his compelling “Case For Reparations” in The Atlantic, it has been a hot-button topic and the questions have come fast and furious. What is reparations? What should it look like? How has slavery and subsequent systems of oppression had a continuing impact on Black Americans? Will the United […]

After sharing in-depth research and the perspective of Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) on the controversial — and painful — topic of reparations, NewsOne  readers processed that information in a survey that asked tough, pointed questions on the subject that has long haunted Black America. To conclude our series, we asked for the invaluable expert opinion […]

After nearly a month of voting on NewsOne’s Reparations Survey, with between 500 and 700 voters making their voices heard, NewsOne brings you the results of the survey. RELATED: Rep. Keith Ellison: ‘We Were Held In Slavery Longer Than We’ve Been Free’ Should Black America Receive Reparations? In the first and second installments of our […]

For the third installment of our NewsOne Reparations Series, we want your feedback. RELATED: Rep. Keith Ellison: ‘We Were Held In Slavery Longer Than We’ve Been Free’ You’ve seen the numbers presented on how much money Black Americans whose ancestors went through the American slave experience have lost. According to Harper’s magazine (November, 2000), the […]

REPARATIONS PART II From the day he was sworn into office in 2006 with his hand placed on the Quran, Representative Keith Ellison (pictured left) (D-MN), the first Muslim American elected to the U.S. Congress, has exemplified political bravery. RELATED: REPARATIONS PART I: Should Black America Get Reparations? As previously reported by NewsOne, before entering into […]