SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KION-TV)-- The California reparations task force reached a decision Tuesday night on eligibility for compensation.
People with lineage traced to a Chattel African American or a free black person living in the U.S. before the end of the 19th century will be eligible for compensation.
The task force approved this decision by a 5-3 vote.
Yes votes were cast by Chair Kamilah Moore, Vice-Chair Dr. Amos C. Brown, Senator Steven Bradford, Dr. Jovan Scott Lewis and Councilmember Monica Montgomery Steppe.
No votes were cast by Dr. Cherly Grills, Lisa Holder, Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer and Donald K. Tamaki.