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Hancock leading national reparations effort for African Americans

Denver's mayor is co-leader of a group that includes more than a dozen other mayors from several states.

DENVER — Denver Mayor Michael Hancock is leading a national effort to establish pilot projects that will provide reparations to African American citizens in several cities across the country.

The group behind this effort, Mayors Organized for Reparations and Equity (MORE), is headed by Hancock and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. It includes more than a dozen other mayors from California, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Rhode Island and Texas.

Last month, the group pledged its commitment to developing reparation pilot projects in its members' cities to set an example for the federal government on how national reparations could work.

“We’re 400, 500 years late with this conversation around reparations,” Hancock said. “We’ve got to be committed to moving towards action at this point in time.”

>> Read the full story at the Denver Gazette

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