Kansas City’s reparations commission is up and running with the appointment of 13 members who will seek taxpayer dollars for payments to eligible Black residents in the area.
After passing a vote in January to form the commission, Democrat Mayor Quinton Lucas appointed 13 people to sit on the board Monday and begin the process of forming reparation proposals in the Missouri city.
The Mayor’s Commission for Reparations will reportedly be researching the city’s historical treatment of African Americans and, according to a 2022 proposal, be “expressing apologies on behalf of the City of Kansas City and declaring the City’s intent to make amends for its participation in the sanctioning of the enslavement of Black people.”
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Members of the new commission include, Chair Terri Barnes, Terri Barnes Linwood Tauheed, Cornell Ellis, Dionne King, Madison Lyman, Ryan Sorrell, Kenneth Ford, Fritz Riesmeyer, Bridgette Jones, Kelli Hearn, Will Bowles, Danise Hartsfield, Ajia Morris, Ex-Officio Mickey Dean, Ester Holzendorf and Mickey Dean, local outlet FOX4 reported.
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The city filed…