With Reparations Office in Limbo, Advocates Urge Action to Help Black Residents

Madison Alvarado/San Francisco Public Press At a Board of Supervisors hearing on proposed reparations to the Black community, many shared their families’ experience of being pushed out of the city by urban renewal and other discriminatory practices. 09.21.2023  | by  MADISON ALVARADO  AND  ZHE WU |  In June, Mayor London Breed agreed to set aside $4… Continue reading

SF supes support reparations plan, but cash payments face hurdles

Black speakers urged the Board of Supervisors to stand ‘on the right side of history’ during an hours-long public comment session on reparations. That may well happen, but getting people paid will require more than that. by JUNYAO YANG SEPTEMBER 19, 2023 (MissionLocal.org) San Francisco’s task force on Black reparations presented… Continue reading

Media coverage of reparations hearing runs from bad to worse

Media coverage of reparations hearing runs from bad to worse

News outlets miss the point, ignore the context, and can’t even do basic math. By TIM REDMOND SEPTEMBER 19, 2023 (48hills.org) The Board of Supes held a hearing on the final report of the African American Reparations Advisory Committee, and already the media coverage continues in its past pattern: It’s somewhere… Continue reading

How San Francisco may handle reparations

KALW | By Sunni Khalid Published August 14, 2023 at 6:00 AM PDT (KALW.org) This interview aired in the August 14, 2023 episode of Crosscurrents. On July 7, San Francisco’s African American Reparations Advisory Committee submitted a report to the Board of Supervisors containing a series of recommendations aimed at redressing decades of… Continue reading

New Reparations Ideas Include Senior Housing, Legal Assistance and a ‘Black Card’ for Local Discounts

With $4 million secured to manage the program, supervisors will now consider cash payments, investment in African American neighborhoods and a wide range of other proposals Madison Alvarado/San Francisco Public Press Tinisch Hollins, with a copy of the draft reparations report, is one of 15 members of San Francisco’s Reparations… Continue reading

‘We’re going to wake up the world’: San Francisco’s bold reparations plan has a revolutionary spirit

BAY AREA//JUSTIN PHILLIPS San Francisco’s reparations plan aims to provide Black San Franciscans with long-overdue economic mobility, and should serve as a blueprint for other cities around the country to follow. Justin Phillips July 9, 2023 (SFChronicle.com) It’s rare to hear University of San Francisco political science Professor James Taylor… Continue reading

SF reparations report delayed after state publishes its own

SF reparations report delayed after state publishes its own

The deadline for San Francisco’s landmark reparations report was extended without warning after June ended without its publication. The San Francisco African American Reparations Advisory Committee, which will sunset in January, was expected to publish its final report on June 30, just one day after California’s reparations task force published its own…. Continue reading

Watch: San Francisco Mayor Talks Reparations for Black Residents

Written by The Standard Staff Published Apr. 18, 2023 • SFStandard.com Mayor London Breed answers questions from the Board of Supervisors about the reparations on Tuesday, April 18, 2023. | Justin Katigbak for The Standard At a Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, San Francisco Mayor London Breed answered questions about the city’s… Continue reading