Stories tagged: "reparations"

NEW YORK, USA - JUNE 18: A new Federal Holiday ''Juneteenth'' is celebrated in the heart of Harlem, New York City, United States on June 18, 2021. President Biden signed legislation making June 19, or Juneteenth, a new national holiday. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Our Juneteenth: When Emancipation Came to One of North Carolina’s Largest Plantations

After the Civil War, news of Emancipation took months to wind its away across the South. Enslaved workers at Stagville, one of NC largest plantations, met the news with hope and resilience.

Buncombe County Commissioner Al Whitesides joined other members of the county board in voting for reparations this week in the western NC county. (Image via Whitesides' Facebook page)
This NC County Just Joined Asheville in Passing Reparations

Buncombe County in NC joined its county seat, Asheville, in apologizing for slavery and approving reparations to address racial inequalities.

The Asheville City Council approved reparations for Black residents this week. Image via YouTube.
Asheville City Council Apologizes, Approves Reparations for Black Residents

City leaders recognized the WNC city’s role in slavery and segregation and pledged to invest in projects addressing racial inequities. In a historic move, the Asheville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to provide reparations for the city’s Black residents. “Hundreds of years of Black blood spilled that basically fills the cup we drink from today,”...