Reparations

The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

These Artists Want Black People to Rest and Heal at Their Exhibition

We talked to niv Acosta and Fannie Sosa about their new show, "Black Power Naps."
VICE Staff
1.28.19
Black Power Naps

A Place to Nap While Black

Artists niv Acosta and Fannie Sosa share how racial justice and rest intersect in their project Black Power Naps.
Fannie Sosa
niv Acosta
1.9.19
Black Power Naps

Reparations for Black People Should Include Rest

Just as sleep deprivation was used as a means to control slaves, the modern-day "sleep gap" weighs down many Black people today.
Janine Francois
1.8.19
emmys

We Owe These Ten Black Actors One of Michael Che's 'Reparations Emmys'

Some of TV's most celebrated characters went strikingly under-acknowledged in their time.
Taylor Hosking
9.18.18
Portland

This Portland Bar Is Hosting a 'Reparations Happy Hour' Where POC Drink for Free

While there is cash handed out to attendees, organizer Cameron Whitten says that the distribution of money isn't really the point.
Jelisa Castrodale
5.30.18
50 states of art

In Seattle, Decolonization Is a Full-Time Gig | #50StatesofArt

Creators speaks to poet and performing artist Natasha Marin about the Seattle arts community, issues of identity, and the role of the internet in her work.
Kara Weisenstein
4.26.17
50 states of art

In Seattle, Decolonization Is a Full-Time Gig

Poet and performing artist Natasha Marin on the Seattle arts community, issues of identity, and the role of the internet in her work.
Kara Weisenstein
4.26.17
Stuff

Damian Marley Told Us About the Massive Weed Operation He’s Starting in a Former Prison

Damian Marley, reggae icon and the youngest son of the world's most famous smoker, is partnering with a cannabis company to turn a 77,000-square-foot former prison into a legal grow op. "The statement speaks for itself," he told us.
Julia Alsop
10.22.16
News

Can America's Weed Industry Provide Reparations for the War on Drugs?

This month, Oakland's City Council approved a program that aims to give people of color a better chance at entering the state's legal cannabis industry. But will other states make similar efforts to make the green economy less white?
Julia Alsop
5.28.16
News

Chicago Is Finally Ready to Give Reparations to Police Torture Survivors

Decades of brutality forced city officials' hands, but recent investigations suggest abuses by Chicago cops are far from over.
Alison Flowers
4.17.15
The True Crime Issue

Chicago's Torture Victims Want Justice

Starting in 1971, more than 100 black men in Chicago were tortured and forced to confess to serious crimes as part of a police-sanctioned campaign that continued for almost 20 years under then Police Commander Jon Burge.
Alison Flowers
9.22.14
News

Will Western Europe Pay Out to Slave Descendants?

An alliance of Caribbean states is seeking reparations from their former colonial overlords.
Katie Engelhart
12.12.13
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