Lansing Group Seeks Reparations for Lansing’s African-American Community
LANSING, Mich. — Prince Solace of the Justice League of Greater Lansing said the city’s African Americans deserved an opportunity and he was traveling a unique road to find it.
“The Justice League’s vision is to obtain redress for the 27,000 African Americans who live in Lansing,” Solace said.
The group’s goal is to raise $1 million in reparations by the end of 2023, and they hope the money will come from white businesses, organizations and churches.
“It’s not just important to the African-American community, but it’s important to us,” Pastor Stanley Jenkins said.
Jenkins and his church, Lansing First Presbyterian, have already pledged to donate $100,000 to the initiative.
“When we can recognize what’s been done and what we’ve done, it opens up all kinds of new opportunities to build our city together and move forward,” Jenkins said.
Once the money is collected, it will be used to help African Americans in three main areas, housing, education and business.
“It’s not about victimization, about helping,” Solace said. “These are things that were promised to our community 300 years ago by our former president that were never kept.”
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