Let’s get drinks, but make it reparations.
There are a lot of issues on which you can challenge Cynthia Nixon, but chiding her for saying that weed legalization should be considered a form of reparations for black folks shouldn’t even register. Not only that, but she clarified her words last week. Yet a group of black pastors felt the need to call out Nixon…
Much has been reported about the racial wealth gap—but much is still misunderstood. A new report on the wealth gap focuses on the stubborn, pervasive myths that inform people’s understanding of America’s racial wealth disparity—and points readers in the direction of real solutions.
Faced with declining polls and widespread losses in the 2018 midterm congressional elections, multiple media outlets report that the Republican National Committee, along with the Donald Trump campaign team, is working on a plan to offer reparations to the African-American descendants of slaves.
As reported by The Root when the story first broke, the storied academic institution of Georgetown owes its entire existence to the sale of enslaved black men, women and children. In 1838 the sale of these humans by Jesuit priests saved the school from bankruptcy; to this day, it remains a thriving academic…
A mayoral race in St. Petersburg, Fla., took quite an interesting turn Tuesday when one of the candidates, Paul Congemi, snapped at another mayoral candidate and his supporters, telling them to “Go back to Africa” and saying that reparations came in the form of Barack Obama.
One of the most infamous tactics used in America’s history of delaying and denying justice is “sparking a conversation.” If that phrase is ever uttered, you can be sure that whatever promise follows will never come to fruition because “sparking a conversation” never results in action. When slave owners brought human…
One Georgetown University employee recently found out that he was tied to the school by more than a paycheck.
Harvard University is the latest university to try to make amends with its slavery-tainted past.
Georgetown University owes the descendants of the enslaved Africans who built and sustained its institution all of its $1.5 billion endowment—and then some.
Georgetown University is looking to atone for its troubled history regarding slavery by offering preferential status in the admissions process to the descendants of 272 slaves who were sold in order to keep the university afloat, the New York Times reports.
August will mark the two-year anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown and the uprising of black youths in Ferguson, Mo. Many of us are asking ourselves, “What has changed?”