Candidates will be reviewed by the full City Council, which hopes to have the 13-member task force seated by the end of February.
A Detroit principal and the ex-secretary of the city’s police board were the first to interview for the 13-member group responsible for finding ways to address racial inequity.
Detroit has 75 applicants for a reparations task force and the City Council is expected to narrow the list in 2023.
Detroiters motivated to support candidates who favor reparations show the impact of racial justice in voting, U-M study finds.
Detroiters who want a say in how reparations are paid to Black residents have until Oct. 10 to apply.
The City Council agrees to requirements for the appointment of a 13-member task force to study how to make up for historic injustices endured by Detroit’s Black population.
Detroit’s Legislative Policy Division offers an outline for how the reparations task force should be constructed to address historic discrimination against Black Detroiters.
Results from a community survey suggest residents who have lived in Detroit six to 10 years should qualify to sit on Detroit’s Reparations Task Force, regardless of their race or ethnicity.
On “American Black Journal” this week, host Stephen Henderson revisits a portion of the show’s latest virtual town hall, hosted in conjunction with BridgeDetroit, centered around reparations and what is owed to Black Americans.
Detroiters have two weeks to help determine the qualifications for incoming reparations task force members. Participants of the first community meeting say they want Black Detroiters to be part of the conversation.