First US city passes reparation plan for Black residents

Chicago (AFP) – Council members in Evanston city outside Chicago voted Monday in favor of giving funds to Black residents as a form of reparations for housing discrimination — the first city in the United States to take such action. The plan, passed with an 8-1 vote, will distribute $400,000 of a $10 million fund generated by marijuana tax revenue, to up to 16 families to use toward housing needs. For Alderman Robin Rue Simmons, the architect of the Evanston Local Reparations Restorative Housing Program and Program Budget, it was an “initial first step” after years of discussion and input fro…

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