Reparations fund will help Black women build houses — and wealth

Apr 29, 2021
A Baltimore church that worked against Black homeownership is now investing in it.
Bryanna Vellines, 28, installs a window frame in an old Baltimore row house.
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A Baltimore church grapples with its racist past

Apr 27, 2021
A personal connection to slavery sparked a reckoning that lead to reparations.
Deacon Natalie Conway stands in front of Memorial Episcopal Church in Baltimore.
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Why the nation’s first reparations program for Black residents is tied to homeownership

Apr 7, 2021
The groundbreaking reparations program in Evanston, Illinois, seeks to shrink the racial wealth gap through housing grants.
A Black Lives Matter sign sits in front of a home on March 23 in Evanston, Illinois. The City Council voted to approve a plan, believed to be the first of its kind in the nation, to make reparations available to Black residents due to past discrimination.
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House panel hears the case for reparations

Jun 19, 2019
A House subcommittee is marking Juneteenth with a hearing on H.R. 40, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act.
A person walks outside the Capitol Building as the sun rises over Washington, D.C.
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U.S. sanctions will be a challenge for Cuba’s economy

May 1, 2019
Provisions of a 1996 U.S. law cracking down on Cuba will be fully implemented on Thursday.
Cuba's embassy in Washington, D.C.
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Colombia's LGBT community may not be benefiting fully from reparations system

Feb 26, 2018
As victims of violent civil conflict come forward, some say members of the LGBT community are being left behind.
Quibdó, the capital of the rural department of Chocó, in Colombia, has the highest number of internally displaced people from the violence of the country's long civil war.
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The Uruguayan government is drafting a law to pay reparations to transgender people

Aug 14, 2017
The Uruguayan general assembly is currently reviewing a proposal aimed at assisting the transgender community.
Sandra Valin (right) celebrates a quarter century of fighting for LGBT rights in Uruguay.
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