In our news wrap Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci said the U.S. risks seeing a surge similar to that in Europe if public health measures are rescinded too soon. The new wave of European infections forced Germany to extend its lockdown…
A House congressional panel is holding a hearing on whether and how to provide compensation for America's history of slavery and racial discrimination.
By Associated Press
The Episcopal Diocese of Texas acknowledges that its first bishop in 1859 was a slaveholder. An Episcopal church in New York City erects a plaque noting the building’s creation in 1810 was made possible by wealth resulting from slavery.
By David Crary, Associated Press
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the law on Wednesday. It sets up a nine-member task force to come up with a plan for how the state could give reparations to Black Americans.
By Adam Beam, Associated Press
By Sean Murphy, Associated Press
The group is seeking reparations for the destruction of the city's once thriving Black district that was burned to the ground by an angry white mob.
By Associated Press
The books will be overseen in part by Times journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, the initiator of the “1619 Project,” and by Jake Silverstein, editor in chief of The New York Times Magazine.
To make the case for reparations for the toll of slavery, acclaimed writer Ta-Nehisi Coates has offered forceful advocacy and powerful data-driven argument. With his first novel, "The Water Dancer," he uses fiction to illuminate the Underground Railroad. Coates joins…
African Americans have lost millions of acres of farmland across the South during the last century, in a trend propelled by economic forces, racism and white economic and political power. Most of the losses occurred since the 1950s. John Yang…
By Paul Solman
The first African slaves arrived in North America 400 years ago this month, landing at Jamestown in what's now Virginia. Recently, the idea of paying reparations for the atrocity of slavery has been earning new attention, even making its way…
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