Billions globally have benefited from initiatives made possible explicitly by exploited Black American labor, yet the state at large elects to remain delinquent in repayment– deigning rights and representation alone as sufficient coverage of debts owed.

It’s often estimated that between $316,000 and $1.5 million in Reparations to descendants of chattel slavery, individually, for the legacy of colonial history, enslavement, racial subordination and segregation, racial terrorism and racial inequality: in excess of $14 trillion, for Black Americans, at the very least.

When we factor in centuries’ worth of sustained, compounding generational trauma– and take into account the rest of the Afro-Diaspora– these amounts become innumerable.

The Black Hydra Initiative’s Reparations Crowdfund is a motion toward this debt’s fulfillment. Contributions to the fund are directed toward the creation of, initially, one single reparations allotment.

Then multiple.