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‘What Is Owed?’: New GBH podcast explores reparations efforts in Boston, US and abroad
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Local News
‘What Is Owed?’: New GBH podcast explores reparations efforts in Boston, US and abroad
“What Is Owed?” is a seven-part podcast exploring the history of reparations efforts, with new episodes every Thursday; the sixth episode was released this week.
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Wu announces research teams for task force on reparations
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Local News
Wu announces research teams for task force on reparations
Mayor Michelle Wu took another step toward reparations this week, announcing the group of academics and history experts who will lead research efforts into Boston’s role in the transatlantic slave trade and the city’s more recent history of discrimination.
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Opinion
Why Black businesses should receive reparations
mong many proposed initiatives to address the wealth gap, the idea of reparations generates significant interest and debate. The goal of reparations shouldn’t be just to compensate for slavery but also to mitigate ongoing discrimination. Here are the major reasons Black businesses, specifically, deserve reparations.
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Bill would create state panel on reparations
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Bill would create state panel on reparations
Legislation from state Sen. Liz Miranda would create a task force to consider reparations for the descendants of enslaved people in Massachusetts.
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Boston reparations task force seeks researcher
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Boston reparations task force seeks researcher
Members of the city’s newly formed Task Force on Reparations discussed recruiting a professional researcher to document and explain the history and impact of Boston’s role in the Atlantic slave trade.
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Reparations case dismissed, justice still denied
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Editorial
Reparations case dismissed, justice still denied
After waiting more than 100 years, three survivors of the 1921 racial massacre in Tulsa, all centenarians, have once again been the victims of injustice.
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Researching a longstanding grievance
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Editorial
Researching a longstanding grievance
The recently appointed members of the Boston Reparations Task Force now have the report commissioned by the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry (UUUM) to guide their inquiry on slavery in colonial Roxbury.
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Editorial
An insult to Black Boston
When the Boston City Council voted unanimously last week to establish a task force to study reparations for Black Bostonians they had to be concerned about something other than slavery. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts outlawed slavery in 1783, so the City of Boston has no liability for damages inflicted by slavery.
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Reparations effort at odds with Boston history
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Editorial
Reparations effort at odds with Boston history
The Bay State Banner urges Gov. Charlie Baker to sign the law creating Emancipation Day. Even Boston City Councilors seem to be unaware that in 1783, Massachusetts became the first state to outlaw slavery.
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Pressley meets with constituents in Roxbury
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Pressley meets with constituents in Roxbury
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley responded to constituent questions and concerns about student debt relief, Black maternal health, reparations and climate change at a Boston event on Oct. 19.
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Councilors push for Boston slavery apology
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News
Councilors push for Boston slavery apology
The Boston City Council last week unanimously approved a measure to “acknowledge, condemn and apologize for the role played by the City of Boston in the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
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City Council at odds with Boston history
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Editorial
City Council at odds with Boston history
The notion that Boston should apologize for the slave trade is misguided. And to suggest that Boston might be at all liable for reparations is absurd.
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