Africans Have Apologized for Slavery, So Why Won’t the US?

Five years ago I stood in a slave castle on Senegal’s Gorée Island at the infamous Door of No Return. Our guide told us that once Africans walked through this doorway, which opened right into the Atlantic Ocean, they were gone forever. During the slave trade, shackled blacks were led out the door and forced […]

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Barbados Prime Minister Explains Unemployment Through Caribbean Slave History

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Monday June 9, 2014, CMC – Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has cited traditional high Caribbean unemployment as a reason for current challenges to the National
Insurance Service (NIS) fund that pays relief benefits to workers who lose their jobs.

Derek Osbourne, an actuary at the Bahamian company, Horizonnow Consultants, who conducted an actuarial review […]

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Reparations Are Imperative: The Stagnate “State of Black America”

I recently attended the release of the National Urban League’s Annual State of Black America Report at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The Report is an extremely important document because it provides key indicators of Black progress in a number of social and economic areas in relationship to White Americans. This year’s […]

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Reparations: A Global Struggle After a Global Crime

Freedom cannot be compromised Nation of Islam minister tells a Chicago gathering focused on justice for the descendants of survivors, victims of trans-Atlantic slave trade

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Callie House and the Struggle for Reparations

By William Reed
Under President Barack Obama, the concept of affirmative action has fallen flat. Those who thought their fortunes would be better under a Black president are advised to support a role model such as Callie House. On the other end of the continuum, Callie House was a pioneering African-American political activist who sought […]

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We Must not Apologize for Reparations Demands

By Renwick Rose

I remain unapologetic in my support for, and advocacy on, the issue of reparations for the victims of genocide of the indigenous people of the Caribbean and the inhuman trade in African people. It is my fervent hope that the vast majority of the people of the Caribbean, here and in the diaspora, […]

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The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade & Slavery: The Psychic Inheritance

by Professor Rex Nettleford

I come from that part of the Americas – the Caribbean – which is arguably the living laboratory of the dynamism of the encounters between Africa and Europe on foreign soil, and both with the Native American who had inhabited the real estate of the Americas time out mind, during periods of […]

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