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US Congress holds hearing on reparations for slavery in wake of BLM

Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is spearheading the effort to get H.R. 40 passed. If the resolution gets signed it would form a commission to study reparations for slavery

Congress held its first hearing on reparations for slavery since the May 2020 death of George Floyd, which reignited the Black Lives Matter movement.  Members of the Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties met over Zoom Wednesday to discuss H.R. 40, which aims to ‘establish a commission to study and consider a national…

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NFL legend Herschel Walker says black Americans should not get reparations 

NFL legend Herschel Walker argued against reparations for black Americans at a congressional hearing on Wednesday (pictured), saying: 'Slavery ended over 130 years ago'

NFL legend Herschel Walker argued against reparations for black Americans at a congressional hearing, saying: ‘Slavery ended over 130 years ago.’ Walker made his case to members of the Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties who met via Zoom on Wednesday to discuss House Resolution 40, which aims to ‘establish a…

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Three activists scale Parliament calling for slavery reparations to be paid

At least three demonstrators, wearing hi-vis clothing, hung the large letter 'to the People of the United Kingdom' from scaffolding outside the building

Black Lives Matter and Extinction Rebellion protesters have draped a huge banner off the Houses of Parliament today as they called for reparations for slavery. Three demonstrators wearing hi-vis clothing hung the large letter ‘to the People of the United Kingdom’ from scaffolding outside the building. The note demanded ‘an honest acknowledgement of the harm and…

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