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Reparations effort at odds with Boston history
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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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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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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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As Boston weighs a reparations commission, questions of cost and control arise
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As Boston weighs a reparations commission, questions of cost and control arise
As Boston moves to establish a commission charged with crafting a municipal reparations policy, District 1 City Councilor Lydia Edwards is raising questions about the potential cost of such a commission and how its membership would be determined.
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Councilors call for reparations commission
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Councilors call for reparations commission
During last week’s City Council meeting, Councilor Julia Mejia introduced an ordinance calling for the creation of a commission to look into reparations for Black Bostonians facing repercussions of the city’s involvement with slavery, redlining and other forms of discrimination.
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Activists call on city to apologize for slavery
Citing records of slavery in 1638 in what is now East Boston, Dorchester activist Kevin Peterson is calling on the city of Boston to issue an apology for what he says was its complicity in the Atlantic slave trade, and to begin a dialogue about reparations.
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