Posted on May 22, 2023

In Viral Video, Man Says Tampa Owes Each Black Resident $3M in Reparations

Dylan Abad and Russell Falcon, WFLA, May 21, 2023

A local resident told Tampa City Council members Thursday that every Black resident in the city is owed “at least $3 million in reparations.”

“All this nonsense y’all talk about — this nonsense homelessness, and all this other garbage y’all talk about, police violence and all this stuff — don’t nobody real care about that,” resident Tony Daniel said during his time allotted for public comment.

“We care about our reparations and we have to put white people on notice that we want our reparations,” he added. “Our fore-parents and us, we didn’t work for free and underpaid and all this nonsense and the white folks get away with it.”

Video of Daniel’s public comments trended on Twitter Friday.

“They talk about the great city they’re building. No! We want our reparations,” Daniel said. “Three million dollars per person — $3 million per person right here in this city, that’s the only thing Black people have got to care about. All this other little nonsense y’all talk about, we do not care about.”

The comments come amid a national push for reparations.

Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) recently unveiled a resolution urging the federal government to provide reparations to descendants of enslaved Africans and people of African descent.


In California, a state reparations task force is nearing the completion of a two-year study that is expected to deliver a hefty list of recommendations to lawmakers.


A representative for the City of Tampa told there are no council members currently considering reparations.