Conference to Explore Racial Reconciliation Around the World

Tulane Law School is hosting a two-day conference that will explore the legal and practical challenges of racial reconciliation around the world.

The event March 16-17 is titled, “A Conference of Global Perspectives: Regimes of Redress and Reparations, Transitional Justice and the Rule of Law” and is sponsored by the Gordon Gamm Faculty Scholar Fund and […]

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The UWI to Receive Ambassador Dudley Thompson’s Papers

A prized collection of papers belonging to the late Jamaican Pan-Africanist, politician and diplomat, Ambassador Dudley Thompson, will be donated to The University of the West Indies (The UWI) at a ceremony on March 14, 2018 at the University’s Regional Headquarters in Jamaica. The presentation will be made by Mrs. Cecile Eistrup-Thompson, widow of […]

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The Jamaica Paid a Heavy Price for Freedom

By Prof. Verene Shepherd (Centre for Reparation Research) And Ahmed Reid (City University of New York)

In a New York Times article by Stephen Castle of December 27, 2014, ironically the anniversary of the outbreak of the war led by Samuel Sharpe that hastened legislative Emancipation by the British, we learned that after a financial crash […]

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Reparations, Black History Month…

… and the International Decade for People of African Descent

Following is the full text of an address delivered by Earl Bousquet, Chairman of Saint Lucia’s National Reparations Committee (NRC) delivered at the Antigua Multipurpose Cultural Center on February 22nd 2018, at the invitation of the Antigua and Barbuda Reparations Support Commission (ABSRC)

INTRODUCTION

I was on […]

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Mike Henry steps up reparations fight

Member of Parliament (MP) for Central Clarendon in Jamaica, MIN. Mike Henry, is taking his decades-old fight for reparations for the descendants of slaves in the Caribbean all the way to Buckingham Palace. Henry told a press conference in Kingston last week that he has completed the draft of a petition he plans to pursue […]

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Culture Minister Receives Reparations Report

Barbados has made another step towards the goal of obtaining regional reparations.

This step comes as members of the island’s Reparations Task Force recently presented Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, with an official report on arguments in support of reparations, in his Ministry’s Conference Room at Sky Mall.

After receiving the document, Mr. Lashley […]

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The global push for reparations

by Dr Nicola Frith

STRUGGLE: The descendants of those who were colonized have long been calling for justice

THE PAST 20 years has seen a gradual resurfacing of public memories relating to Europe’s enslavement of African people after decades of state silence.

This memory work has served, in part, to confront the lack of public recognition concerning the […]

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Germany taken to US court over request for reparations from Namibian people for the early 20th century genocide of the Herero and Nama peoples

German government said Friday it had asked US court to throw out the lawsuit
It was the first response the German government gave to class-action suit launched by Herero and Nama people last year
German colonists committed genocide against them from 1904 to 1908
Berlin’s position ‘is that the complaint is inadmissable because of the principle of state […]

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